I officially submitted my Ph.D. thesis yesterday afternoon. It is a tremendous weight off of my shoulders to have that done. I’m going to take a few days off, and then I need to get cracking on a couple of papers.
Because I fought mightily with the LaTeX template provided by UCR, am am also making available my own LaTeX template for a thesis at UCR. It is a highly stripped-down version of the template provided by the university, but it passed all of the formatting reviews, and seems to produce a reasonable product at the end of the day. According to the text at the top of the class file provided by UCR, the template is licensed under the LPPL and has the status ‘unmaintained’. If I read the license correctly, this means that I am free to modify the document and redistribute it as I see fit. However, if anyone wants to tell me otherwise (in particular, anyone listed in the document header), please do so.