. - North Carolina State University and . - Haverford College
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Some things that I'm really excited about: Being a professor at TTU! Also, pretty much any opportunity to understand something new. I'm equally keen on giving students a sense of how exciting it can be to see and do things which have never been seen or done before-- especially in the context of science! For me it would be particularly thrilling to uncover new information about how the world functions at its most basic level, which is why my research focus is experimental fundamental physics. I perform many of these experiments using neutrons, especially "ultracold" neutrons which are perhaps the most tangible form of a fundamental particle that you'll ever encounter. My strategies for getting my mind unstuck from its ruts include practicing Aikido, horseback riding, playing the guitar, and most definitely long runs.
This comic clearly meant well. It was obvious that the creators wanted to teach a message of acceptance, and the idea of "we're not so different, you and I," is certainly intact, but it's the poor, ignored black people in the story who learn the lesson. Lois shows up as this well-intentioned white woman and gets ignored, turns into a black chick and gets invited to parties. She never acknowledges that showing up as a privileged white woman who finds black culture "neat" might be ignorant. She doesn't remark, "Hey, I guess my snooty, insensitive questions were in hindsight, rude," she just concludes that black people hate white people for no reason. That isn't sending a message of tolerance; it's saying "black people are racist." Also that Superman really needs to use his ultimate power on more worthwhile causes.