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Hey Hey, it was one year ago today

212-davy-jones-marcia-brady_smwell, tomorrow…

no, that’s not right either.

Well, it was about a year ago that the Monkeys lost their lead singer.

 

 

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Posted by on February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Don’t you forget about us

an extra credit hint for microbio:

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Something Extra

2001

“Open the pod bay doors Hal.”…”I’m afraid I can’r do that…Um, I’m sorry, what’s your name?”

Something surprised me during our Jeopardy review for the final exam the other day. I always have an extra column of questions that aren’t related to anything – Potpourri – for things that I consider as silly extra credit fluff. This year, I included a question about the Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey and I don’t think anyone in the room had even heard of it. (My generation has truly passed by and is fading into irrelevancy) Kubrick was one of the most influential directors of our time – even though, in retrospect a lot of what he did was way over the top and pretty repetitive for anyone who’s seem more than one or two of his films.

Nevertheless, I promise to have at least one – probably two Kubrick films mentioned in the extra credit. So, if you’re in my class take a moment to remember this director.

Yeah, that, and somehow Joanie Loves Chachi got in there too.

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I once had my photo taken with this chap in Bamberg. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost it.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Extra Credit

You made itI’ve been asked by several of you (from my General Biology Class) whether I would consider making the chapter 33 questions extra credit since we won’t be doing that chapter in class this semester. I really do think that that chapter is important, so for those of you who are willing to o those questions, I suppose I am willing to make that worth 5 pts above and beyond the 50 total extra credit points you can earn this semester.

My only caveat is that they be done well for full credit (i.e. no omitting the question and writing out abbreviated answers). My motivation is to encourage you to actually read that chapter and learn something – make me believ it and you’ve got the points. These can be turned in up until Tuesday’s Review class – if you choose not to come to that class, be sure to turn them in at the office or email them to me before 12pm Tuesday.

Also, I should take a moment to thank you all for a good semester. I’ve enjoyed having everyone in the class and I hope to see you again in Microbiology. Congratulations for making it through the semester.

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Who’s doing what here and why in this famous painting depicting one of the preludes to a major battle that turned the tide of the war in favor of the Continental Army?Image

Insight into an Extra Credit Question

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Education

 

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An extra credit hint

Boy, there’s turning out to be a lot of extra credit on this quiz. I told you specifically what one extra credit question would be in class… remember? Something about the textbook…?

I also have another question that has something to do with this image:

 

 

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It might help if you know this movie – although it’s not impossible that you could get the answer just from this picture.

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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A hint for my students

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Wow, does this man look powerful!

As I alluded to in an earlier post, there will be an extra credit question about some recent Presidential candidates. Nothing terribly hard. The one thing I will say is that I won’t ask anything as far back as Ford, who lost to Carter in 1976. 

By the way, isn’t it amazing that something so simple as one photograph could be plausibly considered a major contributing factor to losing a campaign?

 

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Shaft – another hint

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One Bad Mutha

This is one of my favorite films. The theme song makes the movie… and won a 1972 Academy Award. The iconic singer….?

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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A Hint for my Students

ImageWho is the actor portraying the role of Jesus in this 1965 film? 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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