Jul
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      June Update

      I am currently performing hydrogen/deuterium exchange (h/d exchange) on lysine tetrapeptides of XAAA, which X is lysine or its homolog, and A is alanine. I am also looking into the h/d exchange of b2+ ions of these tetrapeptides. However, there is still a lot of necessary adjustments and testing varying mass spectrometer parameters in order…
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      Jul
      01

      June Update

      I can’t quite believe that June is already over and it’s time to write this first blog post! I have spent the past month reading. And reading and reading. The amount of literature out there is truly staggering. My honors thesis is broadly separated into three main sections. The first addresses the issue of permissible partiality–…
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      Jun
      30

      June Update: In Which Immortality Isn’t All It’s Cracked up to Be

      Just yesterday I finished Kwame Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, which certainly is a lot more philosophical reading than I am used to, but is fascinating nonetheless. The brief but vivid glimpses Appiah gives of his own eclectic life–visiting the Ashanti king with his intensely patriotic Ghanaian father, eating Ramadan feasts cooked…
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      Jun
      30

      June Update: Connections between Kant and Arendt

      To whomever may be reading this: Hello! This is my first summer blog post, an update on the research I am doing on my thesis, which concerns how Hannah Arendt interpreted Immanuel Kant’s philosophy for her own theory of judgment. This summer has been one spent reading, taking notes, and researching. The amount of primary…
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      Jun
      30

      June Update: The Odds Are Not in Everyone’s Favor

      Over the past month, I read and coded 4 of my 7 case study texts. I would be lying if I did not say that I am somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of data collected so far. The Hunger Games alone generated 132 codes. For clarification, that’s the novel The Hunger Games, not The Hunger…
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