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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 8 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 8 Recap

    By DNLee | August 20, 2015 |

    Eight weeks in and I'm finally taking a little break. And I mean little. I still haven't traveled outside of the town limits. But I am relaxing...and searching for a massage. Well, at least I can get my hair done. So, So Tenderheaded. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 7 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 7 Recap

    By DNLee | August 17, 2015 |

    Week 7 I was in heaven. I finally got a chance to check out pouched rat pups, born since my arrival, up close. Sleeping Mama Pouched rat with newborn pups, pinkies, nursing from her upper nipples.   [ View the story "Another week with Dr. […]

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  • Weekend To Do: Apply for the Science Writers 2015 Diversity Travel Fellowship

    Weekend To Do: Apply for the Science Writers 2015 Diversity Travel Fellowship

    By DNLee and Alberto | August 14, 2015 |

    In 2014, Diverse Scholar experienced a tremendous repsonse from nascent, emerging, and veteran journalists and science communicators who wanted to attend this amazing conference - at joint meeting of the   National Association of Science Writers  and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing . […]

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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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