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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 6 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 6 Recap

    By DNLee | July 25, 2015 |

    Week 6 I has hitting it HARD. Behavior experiments, checking in on animals and heading back out to the field. The week was a complete blur. "Kazi, kazi, kazi! ~ My motto I'm glad my amazing intern archived and curated the week for me. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 5 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 5 Recap

    By DNLee | July 18, 2015 |

    Recaps from the field #DispatchesDNLee 2015. I share my week in tweets and pictures from Tanzania, researching giant pouched rats and living far from home. Here is Week 5. (And stop by and leave a heart, +1, Like, or follow my amazing intern who has been curating my tweets weekly, CaT Bobino - @IntheKnowShow ). […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015: Week 4 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015: Week 4 Recap

    By DNLee | July 14, 2015 |

    Four weeks in and what is the thing that really impacts me? POWER, or lack there of.  Access to reliable stable electricity is important and we take it for granted in the west. (I've lost count how many times I've been shocked when un/plugging any device. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015: Week 3 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015: Week 3 Recap

    By DNLee | July 12, 2015 |

    Three weeks in and I'm back in the field - trapping.  The heart and soul of the work I do in Tanzania is the Capture-Mark-Recapture study . I am fortunate enough to work with some of the most experienced pest researchers and pouched rat experts the world. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee: Week 2 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee: Week 2 Recap

    By DNLee | July 7, 2015 |

    Week 2 in Morogoro, Tanzania and I'm getting back into the swing of things. I'm mostly focusing on getting settled....and trying to remember my Ki-Swahili.   Download MP3 [ View the story "#DispatchesDNLee - Week 2 in Tanzania" on Storify ] […]

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  • FAQ: How did you come to study pouched rats? #DispatchesDNLee

    FAQ: How did you come to study pouched rats? #DispatchesDNLee

    By DNLee | July 6, 2015 |

    How did you come to study pouched rats?   I get this question A LOT. It was early April morning in 2011 and I got an email from a friend and colleague, Dr. Alex Ophir I have known for many years. We both worked with Microtus ochrogaster – studying different systems, but vole researchers are a pretty tight group. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 1 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 1 Recap

    By DNLee | June 30, 2015 |

    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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