Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

John Rieffel, assistant professor of computer science, can claim Clown College on his CV
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Union College prof uses his skills as circus clown to get subjects across

Long before he started pontificating about evolutionary fabrication, artificial intelligence and robotics, John Rieffel entertained thousands as a professional circus clown.

The assistant professor of computer science once was accepted at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus's famed Clown College in Baraboo, Wis.

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