CHEM in Italy

Global Engagement Day

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On Global Engagement Day I attended the Fulbright/Peace Corps Prep session. I’ve been to so many Fulbright sessions that unfortunately, I didn’t get much new information from it, although the first-hand account from the speaker definitely got me excited to go (if I get accepted). The Peace Corps talk however, really interested me. I’m not … Continue reading Global Engagement Day

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Ice Cream Social

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For one of my events this spring I went to the ice cream social held by CIS, because who is going to pass up free ice cream anyway? I have to admit, I wasn’t feeling overly social at the time though having just finished a biochemistry exam and not having slept much the night before, … Continue reading Ice Cream Social

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Fulbright Musings

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I keep coming to these info sessions hoping for a stroke of genius on what I will ask to research on my own Fulbright application, and I keep coming back empty handed. Every time I go I hear about all these awesome research projects – video diaries about the effects of a polluted river on … Continue reading Fulbright Musings

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STEM Abroad

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I attended the STEM Abroad session at Global Engagement Day both this year and last year, and what I keep learning is that STEM majors basically have to forge our own way abroad. There’s just no way around it yet. OU is trying, that’s for sure. O-Chem in Italy, Engineering programs in Arezzo, and now … Continue reading STEM Abroad

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Who Am I

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I went to the opening performance of Who Am I to support my friend who was acting in it. As it turned out, that was the first time the play was ever performed on stage, and it was adapted by an OU professor from a novel. The plot was based on a mixture of Alice … Continue reading Who Am I

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iDebate Rwanda

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Last month I had the chance to see the group iDebate Rwanda hold a debate on OU campus about whether justice or forgiveness was more important in the wake of the Rwandan Genocide. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to hear the debate team speak to my perspectives class earlier that morning, and the … Continue reading iDebate Rwanda

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The Trojan Women

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**Warning, mild Spoilers** Last Saturday I went to see Euripides’ play Trojan Women. I had some idea of what to expect, but the play was far more significant than I ever anticipated. Unlike most dramas about war, this one focused on what happens to the survivors on the losing side. In this instance, it focused … Continue reading The Trojan Women