Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Lunar New Year!

It's Chinese New Year (or, more broadly, Lunar New Year)!

For the particularly motivated, here are 18 lesser-known Chinese New Year greetings that half your Chinese-American friends probably won't even recognize!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's All About Perspective

It's always nice to have a little perspective when people in charge of things start 
grumbling about the perceived Millennial over-dependence (debatable) on inventions like 
computers, EMR's, email, and the internet. 

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Birthday Birthday Birthday!

Happy Birthday today to Jason C. ! 
Wishing him some awesome cake that he might enjoy while taking 
a break from training for his next marathon. 

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Another Birthday Today!

The UW MSTP wishes Farsh M. a Happy Happy Birthday today! 
Hope your day has something sweet and awesome in store!

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Birthday Day Today!

A very Happy Birthday today to Laura S. 
The UW MSTP wishes you not just cake but CAKES!
(Or, if you prefer, tarts. Pretty sure that's what in the picture.) 

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Friday, January 24, 2014

More Basic Science Baking

Following up on yesterday's sweet look at the science behind cookies, here's a pretty thorough guide to the in's and out's on variations on the humble brownie. Just in time in case anyone way planning on baking up some treats for the string of UW MSTP birthdays that starts tomorrow!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

For the Mad Scientist Bakers of UW MSTP

The UW MSTP has its fair share of amateur bakers. 
Here's a quick primer on some of the basic science behind cookies, 
one of the most versatile of treats. 

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Birthday Birthday!

Happy happy birthday today to Chris B.

Hope you've got an awesome day planned with plenty of cake!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Deep Freeze Fun

The polar vortex came and went, but we can still remember 
some of the Wisconsin fun that it made possible!

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Likely More than You Ever Thought You'd Know About Snowflakes

There sure are a lot of snowflakes around Madison this week, 
so why not learn a little about the physics that forms them? 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Birthday Birthday!

Happy Happy Cake Day to Chadd F. !

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I walk past this sign every time I head in to lab...

... and I swear, every time I see it my brain thinks "Pineapple." 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Birthday Birthday!

Happy Birthday today to Amelia H. 
Hope your day is as sweet as these cupcakes! 

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Mark of a True Genius

Possibly also the reason that all of the exams at UWSMPH are computerized. 

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dueling Carls

Because sometimes hilarious videos from the internet are a must.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Impending Interviews

Tomorrow kicks off our third and final big interview weekend for the academic year. 
Best of luck to all 14 of our visiting applicants!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Stay Warm, Everyone!

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't enjoy a glass of wine and some winter cookies! 

Pictured: Ifna E. and Kelli P. 

Photo credit: Brittany Y.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Magic of Placebos

An interesting video on the effects of placebos. 

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Instructions for Scientists from a Scientist

For those starting off this new year and wondering how to succeed in science, there's a pair of articles on just that by JW Yewdell.

Links: Part 1, Part 2

Submitted by Carly L.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year to everyone out there from the UW MSTP!

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