Archive for October, 2013

October 31, 2013 · 5 Comments

Motivation

By Danielle Miranda Danielle Miranda (@daniellemirandan)

By Wells B. LaRiviere Perhaps one of the best pieces of advice I have ever been given came during my final year at Reed College. In the midst of a departmental meeting, a professor exhorted the seniors to select a thesis topic that we cared so deeply about that we would work tirelessly on it, […]

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October 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Scientist’s Struggle with Faith and Science

By Danielle Miranda Danielle Miranda (@daniellemirandan)

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual…The notion […]

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October 3, 2013 · Leave a Comment

The Impact of the Government Shutdown on Research

By Danielle Miranda Danielle Miranda (@daniellemirandan)

Graduate students including Mayo Clinic’s Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Ph.D. candidate, Alfreda Nelson, planned on attending the 2013 NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference, but due to the lapse in government funding, the conference has been canceled. This is just one of the many examples of the lapse in government funding which has and […]

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