At CCC (currently happening!), two of Steve Cook's students won awards. Former PhD Mark Braverman won best paper, and current PhD Aktioshi Kawamura won best student paper. That's great! I am re-intimidated by them. (Hat tip: Lance Fortnow.)
This post's theme word: hagiography, "a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)."