Monthly Archives: March 2012

Jim Kim and his nomination to president, World Bank

Last week, Jim Kim (Jim Yong Kim) was nominated by Pres. Obama to serve as President, World Bank. This is a brilliant nomination. Before his Macarthur fellowship (incorrectly known as the “genius fellowship”), he was a Kellogg National Fellow, and … Continue reading

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Contagion as a teaching tool

I am planning on showing “Contagion” today in my undergraduate disease ecology class. As my previous blog entry indicated, i think that the concepts that are illustrated in this excellent film include: disease spread and its elementary math; routes of … Continue reading

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