Monthly Archives: January 2014

CAR: Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow

New Interim Prime Minister Selected On January 25, 2014, the new interim government of the Central African Republic announced that Andre Nzapayeke had been selected as the country’s new interim prime minister, a decision with which many citizens were not satisfied.  He is a regional banking official who has held several positions at the Central African States’ Development Bank… Continue reading

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Oppression and Tragedy in the DRC

Censorship Uncovered in Death of General The non-profit organization, Reporters Without Borders, has condemned the government and military of the DRC for censoring news about the death of a key colonel. The colonel was murdered during the January 2nd ambush of the city of Beni. Since then, reporters trying to investigate the incident have faced… Continue reading

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South Sudan: Moving Closer to Peace?

Ceasefire Reached in South Sudan After 5 weeks of fighting, a ceasefire deal between the government of South Sudan and rebel forces has been signed in Addis Ababa, under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African trading bloc of which South Sudan is a member. The ceasefire calls for an… Continue reading

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Kenya: Detainees, Partnership, and Tears

7 Detainees Released From South Sudan On Wednesday, seven Kenyan political detainees were released from South Sudan back to their home country. This comes as part of a deal between the two nations. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed to continue supporting and aiding war-torn South Sudan if the political detainees were released. This agreement is… Continue reading

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Winner Wednesday: Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping

The Amelia Bedelia series recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of print, so it seems fitting that today’s book is a member of the series. Peggy Parish’s story, Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping, is recipient of New Jersey’s Garden State Children’s Book Award. For a chance to hear a read-aloud of the story, click on the title! […] Continue reading

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What’s in a Name, anyway?

UNSCHEDULED  – BUT FEEL FREE TO COMMENT What’s so distressing about someone saying your name wrong? Is there something more to it than a lack of familiarity? Is it disrespect? Is it passive-aggressive hostility? There’s something sacrosanct about a name. It’s the first gift we’re given as children, and like many unasked-for gifts, it can be […] Continue reading

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Lab 2: Matching and Tuning: The trial and error always works!

During the weeks of 1/20 and 1/27, we built a transmit/receive surface coil that we will use to take images on a human 3T scanner. We started out with a plastic board, on top of which we laid down copper … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lab 2: The Frito-Lay Surface Coil

The purpose of the past two labs was to build a transmit/receive coil for use in the 3T scanner. We decided to build a hexagonal coil to better approximate a circular loop (compared with a square) and we maximized its … Continue reading Continue reading

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Sudan: Lies, New Governments, and Possible Peace

And You Thought Reform Would Actually Occur Despite President’s Bashir’s promise to announce a reform plan, he disappointed his nation with an hour-long speech on Monday, January 27th, that held nothing new. He discussed the need for reform, but gave no solutions to the problems plaguing the nation. However, he did announce the establishment of… Continue reading

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The 2017 Nashville Eclipse!

In class yesterday we talked about eclipses and so here’s the post about it! The totally awesome (and very dedicated) Mr. Eclipse (i.e., The Ultimate Resource for Eclipse Photography) is a favorite of NASA so they use his diagrams on their eclipse website. The foremost resource for the 2017 eclipse is eclipse2017.org.  The Interactive Google […] Continue reading Continue reading

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