Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Pablo Neruda!

Today is Pablo Neruda's birthday, and in celebration, I would like to share one of my favorite Neruda poem, "Sonnet LXXXI." Neruda wrote a huge collection on sonnets, often exploring love and traveling. I love how this poem opens up on the line "And now..." because it applies that the reader is entering this monologue half-way through. The image of eternal amber is also wonderful.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Inspiring Women Scientists

For those of you in or near New York City, the Feminist Press, the National Science Foundation and CUNY Graduate School will be hosting the Inspiring Women Scientists Forum at the CUNY Graduate Center on the 21st of March, from 9 AM to 6 PM. Among other things, one of the speakers, Jill Tarter, is from the SETI project. The forum and registration are both free.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

May Edward Chinn

I have recently begun writing for Under the Microscope, a website dedicated to empowering women to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers and support women already working within them. My first piece, a profile on the amazing May Edward Chinn, an African American doctor, is up today in celebration of African American History Month, which is unfortunately on its last day. I will continue writing posts for Under the Microscope, so check there often.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Let's Cera-brate!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Just to celebrate, I'd like to link you to some of my favorite fan-made, pop culture Valentine's. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!