On November 12, 2008, I attended the Innovation Corner - "Professor Venture Fair," which was a part of Bioscience Day. The Innovation Corner - "Professor Venture Fair" was an opportunity for professors to speak about inventions that they had discovered. During the fair, I heard a pitch for "Hydroclot synthetic Polymer Hemostatic." Hemostatic is used in surgeries to stop blood loss by helping the blood to clot. This new form of hemostatic would be purely synthetic, cheaper to make, and would be more adaptable to various conditions. Since it is synthetic, it would be safer to use because it would prevent an immune response. I thought that the pitch was very interesting and I hope it will be helpful to patients who need it.
On November 15, 2008, I attended the Kol Ish CD release party at Hillel. Kol Ish is a five person Jewish a cappella group. The group formed three years ago and plays a mixture of Jewish and secular music. Kol Ish used their CD release party as a way to raise money for Operation Embrace, an organization that provides assistance to injured survivors of terror in Israel. The concert was a lot of fun. It was also really nice that they donated the proceeds to Operation Embrace. I can't wait for the next concert!
On November 12, 2008, I attended a meeting for the African Students Association. The group's goal is to raise awareness about Africa and have Africans meet and socialize. However, at the same time, they are still welcoming to non-Africans. The topic of the meeting that I attended was about relationships. They talked about the definition of bases, the differences between "talking" and "messing" with someone, and the frustrations about the limitations on who they were allowed to date. It was very interesting to listen to a different take on relationships.
On November 12, 2008, I attended a Student Government Association meeting. At the meeting they dealt with a lot of issues that concerned the student body. For example, numerous ideas were proposed to help turn the campus greener. One idea that was brought up was to place recycling bins in the College Park bars. Another problem that was brought up at the meeting was the issue of people driving on mopeds as if they were bikes. More information on this will be brought up in future meetings. It was really interesting to see people so dedicated to the student's well being in college. I hope to attend more meetings in the future.
Last Modified November 16, 2008