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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 1 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 1 Recap

    By DNLee | 16 hours ago |

    Wait, have I been here 5 and a half weeks already?  Wow! Times goes fast. I haven't been able to post as much as I would like.  The internet has been so slow...and the power outages..I've lost count on how many black outs I've experienced since arriving. […]

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  • You Should Know: Fr. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya, Astronomer

    You Should Know: Fr. Dr. Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya, Astronomer

    By DNLee | June 28, 2015 |

    Welcome to the  31st installment   of the You Should Know Series. Each week I give my own  #ScholarSunday  salute to Scientists, Engineers, Science Communicators, and Science Educators.  I'm in Tanzania for field research and I am expanding this series to highlight the innovators from Africa and those doing research on this great continent. […]

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  • Back in Tanzania #DispatchesDNLee 2015

    Back in Tanzania #DispatchesDNLee 2015

    By DNLee | June 23, 2015 |

    I have returned to my beloved Tanzania and the research adventures have been steadily streaming. I've been here a month and I've been very busy. I've started behavior experiments, experienced multiple power failures, attended a wedding send off party, purchased ALL of the fabrics, endured low water pressure and communications struggles from my shamefully rusty Swahili. […]

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  • Why the Charleston Nine Are on My Heart and Mind

    Why the Charleston Nine Are on My Heart and Mind

    By DNLee | June 22, 2015 |

    The AME or African Methodist Episcopal Church fostered my earliest spiritual growth. Sunday services, Easter speeches, Mother's Day programs, Men’s Day, Usher Appreciation Day, Vacation Bible School — all of these are part of my memories from childhood to adulthood. […]

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  • You Should Know: Segenet Kelemu, Plant Pathologist

    You Should Know: Segenet Kelemu, Plant Pathologist

    By DNLee | June 14, 2015 |

    Welcome to the  30th installment  of the You Should Know Series. Each week I give my own  #ScholarSunday  salute to Scientists, Engineers, Science Communicators, and Science Educators.  I'm in Tanzania for field research and I am expanding this series to highlight the innovators from Africa and those doing research on this great continent. […]

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  • You Should Know: I'm a Scientist, Get Me out of Here KENYA

    By DNLee | June 8, 2015 |

    Welcome to the  29th installment  of the You Should Know Series. Each week I give my own  #ScholarSunday  salute to Scientists, Engineers, Science Communicators, and Science Educators.  I'm back in Tanzania for field research and I'll be expanding my series to highlight the innovators from Africa and those doing research on this great continent. […]

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  • You Should Know: CaT Bobino and In The Know Science Show

    By DNLee | April 26, 2015 |

    Welcome to the twenty-eighth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Scientists, Science Communicators as well as Science Blogs, Websites, Podcasts and Video Programs you may not yet know about. Introducing…CaT Bobino and In The Know Science Show In the Know Science Show is a science outreach web show where CaT Bobino introduces viewers to science that they can do at home and takes them on field trips to zoos, museums and more. […]

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  • Earth Day 2015: 7 #BLACKandSTEM Environmental Scientists you should follow today

    By DNLee | April 22, 2015 |

    1. Dr. Dawn Wright Dr. Wright is Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute ( ESRI ) and a professor of Geography and Oceanography at Oregon State University. Her research interests in seafloor mapping and tectonics, ocean conservation, and environmental informatics contributes to the overall understanding of climate, ocean science and environmental conservation issues of our day. […]

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  • We are not the same (& that is fine): Different Approaches to Animal Behavior

    We are not the same (& that is fine): Different Approaches to Animal Behavior

    By DNLee | April 20, 2015 |

    I’m in full throttle Research mode and as I am oft to do – I think very deeply about the meaning and purpose of my tests. My ever-evolving research philosophy is definitely a very whole organism approach. The whole animal is my subject. In my care, the whole animal is my responsibility, not just the data it yields me. […]

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  • #DNLeeLab: Rethinking my feeding enrichment biases

    #DNLeeLab: Rethinking my feeding enrichment biases

    By DNLee | April 16, 2015 |

    I’m rethinking my feeding enrichment protocols. My pouched rats, Cricetomys gambianus and C. ansorgei, are food generalists but in the lab we feed them commercially available rodent or rabbit chow. In the past I’ve included dog food as a part of their regular diet to get protein in the diet. […]

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