I'm convinced I study the most adorable rat species in the world, Cricetomys gambianus, the African Giant Pouched Rat or the Gambian Rat. They are perhaps more famously known as Hero Rats because of their humanitarian work in detecting explosive devices and tuberculosis in biological samples.These are my rats, in the lab...
Oh my! I've been following the tweets of fellow scientist and science communicators attending the The Science of Science Communication program hosted by the National Academies of Sciences in Washington, DC...
The warmer weather calls us outside to run, jump and play. That goes for the kids and adults, too. And while you're out having fun with friends and family, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open...
When Halley's Comet last come around (the Earth) was so excited about it. I was checking out books, making special folders and writing up my own reports of the celestial event.
I know the semester is done for most of you (academic types). The warm sunshine is seducing you and spring fever is bad, very bad. But I wanted you to know that May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month...
I started this post more than a week ago when it was fresh, but stopped abruptly when I was told to scrub in for my niece's delivery. It's probably a good thing that I let the dust settle and calm myself down before responding...
Summer 1986. I was a round fresh face. I had just finished my very first year of junior high school, Riverview Jr High, which had a mixed reputation even then – not all bad, but not good either. It had it’s fair share of inner-city blues: teen pregnancy, petty crime, just overall veil of economic [...]..
I just want you all to know that I have NOT fallen off of the face of the earth. Two major online news stories hit and I started (but never finished posts for them) - one about that Black Studies mess at the Chronicle of Higher Education (check out @TressieMC's Inferiority of Blackness as Subject to get o speed)...
I learned a long time ago – as an undergraduate student- that as I'll have to work twice as hard just to be given half of a chance as everyone else. When papers were being returned it amazed me how other students (white and Asian) responded to the scores of Black Students...
The other day, I was walking to my car, headed to Animal Care to check on my animals. As I was strolling down the sidewalk I noticed a young lady, African-American.
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