[Friday Wrap Up]: 9

Oh, so many things are flying past my radar these days…I really do love school, is what it all boils down to.  Figuring out effective note taking strategies depending on the class/instructor, making flash cards, finding articles, browsing through the stacks, going to lectures…I’m all for having the skills I need to actually DO the work I want to do someday.  And, right now, in this moment, I’m relishing the time I have to just explore.

Thinking about: Last night’s lecture with Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I really enjoyed this book–there are so many layers upon layers of rich material for discussion–medical/research ethics, race and health care, inequities in health care access, the process of writing and researching a book, privilege as a writer/scholar and access to sources…someday I’m going to write my own blog post on this book.  In the meantime, I’m pondering my friend JaeRan’s post from a while back.

Reading about: Follicle selection on monovular species…trying to answer a question for my A&P prof on how the body “selects” which follicle to nurture to maturation. Short answer? No one really knows, and it’s way more complicated than we thought.

Excited about: The fact that UW SoN decided to keep their midwifery program! Here’s to citizens taking a stand and making their voices heard.

Geeking out about: The blood-typing lab we did this morning…I couldn’t remember my blood-type (horrible, I know!), so I was looking forward to this one.  Turns out I’m one of the 10% of Koreans with AB positive blood. We are the universal recipients…woot!  Also, my hemoglobin levels are just fine, at 13 g/dL–not that I was worried at all.

Loving: These posters by Heather Ault

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