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INCT CENBAM (Centro de Estudos da Biodiversidade Amazônica) (Centre for Amazonian Biodivesity Studies) was created in 2009 with the principle objective of consolidating outputs based on firm scientific knowledge that start with biodiversity studies and end with information, products and processes that are useful to specific users in the short, medium and long-term. It coordinates a network of Amazonian and extra-Amazonian institutions involved in biodiversity studies.
Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade (PPBio) was created in 2004 with the aims of furthering biodiversity studies in Brazil, decentralizing scientific production from already-developed academic centers, integrating research activities and disseminating results across a variety of purposes, including environmental management and education.

Physical Education Pt. 1 (Seungcheol Smut)

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How to Get a 4.0 GPA in College

#DearFreshman | How to Get A’s in College | College Hacks

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Description: How to get A’s in College. Here are my tips on how to start your semester off right and set yourself up for a 4.0 GPA.

  1. Go to Class: In college, no one is waking you up and forcing you to go class so set your alarms and make sure you have enough time to get ready and be on time. Go to class everyday. Professors can cover multiple chapters in one class period so missing a class can put you really far behind. If you have to miss class, contact your professor so that they know why and ask them what you missed. Going to class can also leave a good impression on your professors. Some professors dock your grades for absences and tardies and some schools fail you automatically for having too many absences based on their attendance policies. On the flipside, I’ve been in a class where so many people were missing that the teacher gave those present extra credit so being in class even when you know others won’t be, for example the day before spring break, can benefit you.
  2. Read your Syllabus: A syllabus is to students what a bible is to Christians. It’s that serious. It has the expectations for the entire class and lays out when assignments are due and when quizzes, tests, and days off are. One thing I like to look for is the grading scale because a 90 is one class can be an A, but be an A minus or B in another class. There may also be hidden extra credit in the syllabus because professors like to test if you actually read the syllabus.
  3. Get a Planner and Use It: Write down all important dates from class to personal life so you can better manage your time. Plan out study time and time for HW and create lists with the office hours of all your professors. Bring your planner with you everywhere. If you don’t like planners use a Calender App in conjunction with a to do list app like Any.Do to manage everything you need to do. There’s nothing worse than forgetting about an assignment or planning to work on homework the same time your club meets.
  4. Know your Resources: Your school wants to do good so 9 times out of 10 they already have resources in place to provide you with extra help. Learn where they are, when they’re open, and how to use them. At my school, Winthrop, we have several places that can help you with your work. The main place is the Academic Success Center that offers free peer tutoring in every class that’s known to be difficult. Then both the Foreign Language, Math, and Chemistry Department all have their own tutoring labs. There’s also a Writing Center at my school that helps review documents for grammatical errors. That means they’re no excuse not to get an essay proofread before turning it in. All these places help with improving your grades. Every school is different, but don’t be afraid to ask for help because it could make the difference between a B and an A.
  5. Ask Questions: Whether it’s in during class or during office hours, ask questions. If something in class is confusing you, ask about it. You don’t want to misunderstand something and then take that wrong information with you to an exam. You’re probably not the only person confused so you’ll be doing everyone a favor. Plus, asking questions is a good way to get your professor to know and remember you, which  helps when it comes to grading.
  6. Read the Chapter before Class: This gives you a basis of information to expand on in class and makes class way smoother. This is really important in your more difficult classes because it gives you less to learn new material in class. Plus, you’ll actually have meaningful questions to ask in class and the professor will know you’re actually prepared, especially when you start a question with “I was reading in Chapter 6 and I didn’t understand what xy and z meant.” Your professor will be very impressed.
  7. Ask Professor to review your work: You can do your assignments a week in advance and ask your professor to review it for you. That way you can make sure it’s done correctly and you’re not missing anything. This especially helps with essays because every professor’s expectations are different. Getting this extra help also shows that you care about your grade.
  8. Avoid Procrastination: Don’t avoid doing your assignments because you know they will involve a lot of work. Instead, break your assignments into smaller pieces and set dates to finish each piece so it’s less intimidating. This prevents you from having to turn in a rushed, low quality or unfinished project and helps you maximize the best score possible.
  9. Take HW Seriously: In most of my classes that gave me daily homework, which was mostly science and math classes, the homework problems mirrored the problems on my exams. This means if you’re not understanding the homework, you’re going to run into problems so make sure to fix these issues before your tests. Also, in a lot of my classes, the professor didn’t grade homework at all or only checked for completion. In those cases, go to the professor’s office hours and ask them to grade yours. That way, you know if you’re actually doing everything correctly.
  10. Study the way that works for you: It is very hard to tell people how to study because we all have different preferences, but when you’re studying pay attention to what helps you and what distracts you. If friends distract you, study alone. If you need extra motivation to actually study, find a study partner or start a study group to help hold you accountable. If you’re tempted to fall asleep while studying, move somewhere outside of your room like the library, a bench or swing outside, Starbucks, the Bookstore, or any study room on Campus. Always bring snacks, a sweater, headphones, gum, or anything else that makes you more comfortable. Turn your phone on silent and put it face down so you can’t see when you get notifications. Other than those tips, just experiment with the different ways you can study. Utilize Quizlet, flashcards, practice tests, your old exams, quizzes, and homework as guides. If you feel your brain needs a break, get up and take a walk or move to a new location. Me and my friend Bri would often get up and take a few laps around the library when we felt we needed a break.
  11. Final Tip: Get some Sleep! I fully believe in getting a good night’s rest. My freshman year I made sure I got 8 hours of sleep every night. I went to bed at 12 and woke up at 8 everyday Monday-Friday to get ready for my 9:30 classes. I think I may have done one all-nighter the whole year. I think sleep actually helps your mind retain information better, plus your brain works better when it gets rest. So instead of studying until 2 in the morning, I’d study as much as I could before midnight and then wake up slightly earlier to study some more. I could be wrong, but I really thinking getting enough sleep helped me perform better in class.
7 Reasons to Choose Community College by abby-learns

I’ve spent a total of 4 years at a community college as a dual-enrolled student and then as a more traditional college student; here are some of the reasons I recommend CC to my friends. Please do note that every CC is different, and some of these may apply to small colleges as well.

So many people overlook community college as an option for higher education. You could complete your higher learning career at a CC by earning a certificate, or you could complete half of a bachelor’s degree and transfer the credits to a 4-year university! Here are some reasons to look into your local community college to see if it’s a good fit for your academic goals:

1) the price tag
At my CC, the cost is ~$90 per credit. At the university I will be attending this fall, the cost is ~$470 per credit. Overall, this makes tuition roughly $2,700 for a year at community college and $14,100 at a 4-year university. This means if you attend a community college for your first two years of college, you could save about $22,000 on tuition alone.

2) small class sizes
In my 4 years at community college, I was never in a class with more than 30 people. Typically, it was about 25. This meant more 1-1 attention/feedback from my professors and an ability to form a personal connection. I would regularly talk to my professors and ask them for additional feedback or advice when I found something difficult. I’d also share my study methods with them and ask for feedback. I’d ask what previous students have done to be successful. Having your professors know who you are helps with a number of things. It makes class less miserable knowing they’re just a person. It opens up doors; teachers who know you are more likely to recommend you for scholarships, university admissions, internships, etc. It can also sometimes help your grade. When teachers see your hard work and the interest you have in a class, they may give you the benefit of the doubt more often or give you an extra opportunity to fix mistakes. I’ve offered to write a short paper for extra credit before for a class where I was nervous about the final exam, and the professor happily agreed it would be a fine idea, since they knew I was putting my all into the course. The feeling of having your professors as a support system through your college career can make all the difference, and community college made it so simple to form.

3) opportunities to grow
Many community colleges offer ample opportunities for personal and academic growth in students. My school has dozens of student-run organizations, and a number of departments that hire students for part-time jobs or work-study. Since I was quite young when I started college, it took me about 2 years to actually get involved on my campus, but I ended up serving as president of two organizations, a student ambassador, and working for the academic support services center. The student body at most community colleges are much smaller than a typical 4-year; they expect students to only be there for a year or two, so the opportunities come more quickly. Leadership opportunities aren’t reserved for juniors and seniors.

4) ability to live at home
Although some may see this as a con, living at home for another two years if your parent/guardian allows can save you a ton of money. If you’re someone who’s anxious to move out already, consider getting an apartment with a friend or two. Even if you’re paying for rent, the money you save yearly on tuition has the potential to make up the difference.

5) program flexibility
I know so many high school students have trouble deciding what they want to major in. At community college, you have the opportunity to try a multitude of things. Since the first 2 years of school are pretty similar for most majors, you have a lot of flexibility. My school offers about 40 different degree programs and certificates to students. There’s a culinary program, and EMT training program, an ultrasound technician certificate, and more. Because community colleges are significantly cheaper than universities, there’s less of a fear of “wasting” a class as you work to find your passion.

6) be a full-time or part-time student
At community college, there is no pressure to take a full 15-credit class load each semester. If you need to continue working full-time to earn money and support yourself, you have the option of living at home and taking a class or two without having to put your life on hold. However, if you want to take 18 credit hours, that freedom is there for you as well. Most CCs also offer online classes! All kinds of people attend CCs: first-time college students, people who dropped out of 4-years and are returning to school, high school drop-outs seeking a fresh start, parents, teachers continuing their own education, community members looking to learn something new. No matter what your situation and commitment to school is, CC will welcome you!

7) summer classes
If you have an annoying Math or Philosophy class that you just want to get out of the way, summer is a GREAT time to do so! Many 4-year college students will take summer classes to get a class or two completed while they work over the summer. Summer classes are loads of fun, and are usually done in half the time as a normal course would be in the fall or winter. It’s an excellent way to get an accelerated course or something. Summer semesters were always my favorite, and I’d recommend them to anyone!

That’s it for now! If you find this helpful and would like a part two, a cons list, or if you have any questions, feel free to send them my way! 

so as the nerd i am on thursday i doodled a “happy star wars day and may the fourth be with you!” on our academic center board and this Guy™ was like “haha nice try, but you spelled force wrong! :)” and i swear to god in that moment my soul left my body and i thanked it

anonymous asked:

I know that you don't really like Art Center very much, but can I ask How many elective classes (like humanities or sciences; basically the GE stuff you needed to complete) did you take per semester and did it make it more stressful for you when you were studying? I was planning on transferring to Art Center next semester without getting the all 45 transferrable credits, so I wanted to know your opinion on it.

hello! haha despite my own personal feelings about art center i’m always open to answering questions and trying to support students or future students so  🙏 i hope i can help.

i had an associate’s degree in general education when i started art center, and so about half my credits transferred. so i probably took around 6-7 classes at art center. iirc i started academics in 4th term and took 2 per term, give or take. 

art center academics are not at all on the level of other college classes, or probably even high school classes. they’re built around your studio classes so VERY few of them have a lot of homework, and they almost always allow you to be creative in the context of the class. for example, i took a neurology class that was mostly about how our brains process images and how phenomenology impacts art, and a business class where the final project was to create a pitch for a non-profit, including doing trademark and copyright paperwork. i actually really liked most of the academics i took, and didn’t feel they impacted my studio classes that much. my advice is to meet with the academics adviser and start taking them asap, you definitely don’t want them to pile up in your later terms.

also take any of terry lee stone’s classes. she’s the best :)

Hot Take but I feel like the ultimate reason why Qu**r Theory is failing lately is because 

  • everyone has forgotten that the woman who coined the term stopped using it because straight people were so quick to co-opt it and 
  • unlike other academic approaches that center specific areas of marginalization/aspects of human identity as a grounding point for their studies, Qu**r Theory (and also Gender-Studies-as-alternative-to-Women’s-Studies-specifically) does not focus enough on a systemic, methodical, academically rigorous analysis of structures of power within society and culture(s), and thus does not lead to any practical knowledge that can really be utilized for material good in advocacy, activism, politics, etc. This is partially because Qu**r Theory has drifted away from post-structuralism (which was about, among other things, subjectivity, agency, and the tension between an individual’s existence as both subject and object) and into a weird, often intellectually lazy approach to post-modernism, which isn’t particularly useful in a material sense even when it’s done well, and when it’s done in the half-assed “what if everything means nothing????!?!?” sort of way that a lot of people coasting through Qu**r Studies minor so they can watch porn in class and call it film analysis are prone to, it’s fucking insufferable. 

anyway this is a big part of why I’m academically and ethically opposed to renaming Women’s Studies as Gender Studies - look, everyone either HAS a gender or ENGAGES with gender in a material sense; the whole point of calling Women’s Studies WOMENS STUDIES was like, to highlight an analysis of power and reframe the text and subject/object etc! If it is “Gender Studies”, where are we positioning power and authority here? Not that I disagree with a lot of criticisms that Gender Studies advocates have of Women’s Studies as an institution (however marginal an institution it is within academia), specifically with regards to Women’s Studies being really slow to catch up to what a lot of trans scholars have been saying and writing and etc about gender for ages, but I think that even within that if there is no ultimate grounding in an analysis of social, financial, political, etc POWER then you really need to ask yourself if what you are working on is going to be useful outside of a super narrow and restrictive and highly privileged context.

Anyway x2 I don’t actually have a degree because I’m too poor and crazy and etc so feel free to ignore me, but I think that a lot of the people I see on tumblr touting their background in Qu**r Studies/Theory or w/e as a legitimizing thing would really benefit from some, uh, materialism.

Brandeis Gothic
  • The Castle was built from the outside in, they tell you. Every single tour you pass by, you hear the same lie repeated. They don’t tell you about the whitewashed frescos in Castle Common, the ladder up to the roof. The sea-blue tiles, the old and mouldering memories sealed off in the outer courtyard wall. The ghosts exorcised, the memories and disappointments erased. You can smell it all on rainy days, in the must of leaky ceilings and crumbling parapets.
  • It seems like there’s always a new Shapiro building. Shapiro Hall. Shapiro Science Center. SCC. Shapiro Academic Center. Shapiro Dining Hall. Shapiro Living Room. Shapiro Bedroom. Shapiro Basement.
  • There’s whispers of a secret laboratory under the Rabb steps, run by men in sunglasses and white lab coats. A friend of a friend of a friend once went in for their Psych 10A requirement. You haven’t seen them since.
  • Daniel Mael wasn’t the first, and he isn’t the last. “‘Truth unto its innermost parts,’” you hear your professor grumble after the lecture’s ended. “Truth don’t mean what it used to.” You hug your friends a little tighter when you see them.
  • Everyone you know does theater. They’re all always in tech. “I have so much rehearsal tonight,” you hear them moan. You see them walk into the green room, faces drooping with exhaustion. Once, you met the eyes of an acquaintance coming out from her show’s 10-out-of-12. You didn’t see anything but a void of stars mirrored in her pupils.
  • Brandeis buries its ugly history, most of the time; it’s painted over with granite, steel, and glass. For example: the bones of the old Ford Hall lie in state under the foundations of the SCC, singing soliloquies for promises yet unfulfilled.
  • “We heard you!” the Sodexo sign proclaims in bold 12-point Comic Sans. “Dunkin Donuts is coming to Usdan! Library Starbucks hours have been eliminated on weekends! Blood sacrifice is now accepted for meal exchange!” You post about it in the Senate Dining Committee Facebook group but no one pays it any mind. You receive a message request from a manager in Dining Services. You don’t open it.

testanxiety  asked:

Any advice for an m3 starting family medicine clerkship?

Here’s a brief little post I wrote about what to read and what to study for the shelf. 

But wait, there’s more!

Family medicine is a hard rotation, especially to have at the beginning of the year, because it covers SO much material.

  • Hi Yield stuff to know
  • Think systematically. Use mnemonics to help you expand your differential diagnosis. Keep patient demographics and co-morbid conditions in mind as you make your differential.
  • Even if you have no interest in family medicine, you will learn something relevant to your specialty of choice on your family med rotation. Depending on your attendings, you may be able to tailor your rotation a bit toward what you are interested in (more kids! Pregnant ladies! women’s health! sports medicine for you ortho folks! office procedures for the surgeonly types! more psych for you little Freuds!).
  • Embrace the variety. Don’t let it overwhelm you. You will see something new every day. Write it down and read about it when you go home. Write down the medications or diagnoses that are unfamiliar to you and read on them too.
  • The AAFP is your friend. They have tips for doing well on your rotation too. You can make a student account and access lots of practice questions for your shelf exam. Use the online board exam prep questions.
  • If you have the opportunity to do your family medicine rotation in a community or rural practice rather than an academic medical center, take it. Family medicine was designed to be a community based practice, not academic, so you will find the specialty looks very different in those two settings.
I work at a Native Academic Success Center..

I work at the Native Academic Success Center on my college campus and it’s hilarious how people treat it as an all encompassing Native Center. We had two women come in with a “Ancient Native Artifact” they found while digging and brought it in to us because they wanted to sell it. 1) We’re a center to help Native students succeed in college, not a museum. 2) We were nice and gave them resources of local tribes to contact and told them they are unlikely to sell it because it was either buried for a reason or the tribe will ask for it back (no money) so the ladies left very irritated because they wanted money.

We get people in who come to ask if we can trace their lineage or come in to ask random “Native” questions. WHICH is okay, but don’t be surprised when I tell you I don’t know about this random tribe you’re talking about or tell you I’m unqualified to help you trace your lineage. 


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INCT CENBAM (Centro de Estudos da Biodiversidade Amazônica) (Centre for Amazonian Biodivesity Studies) was created in 2009 with the principle objective of consolidating outputs based on firm scientific knowledge that start with biodiversity studies and end with information, products and processes that are useful to specific users in the short, medium and long-term. It coordinates a network of Amazonian and extra-Amazonian institutions involved in biodiversity studies.

Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade (PPBio) was created in 2004 with the aims of furthering biodiversity studies in Brazil, decentralizing scientific production from already-developed academic centers, integrating research activities and disseminating results across a variety of purposes, including environmental management and education.

studyvintage  asked:

hello! i'm a freshman in college and for the degree i'm seeking i have to take intro to chemistry. chemistry is by far my worst subject, and i fear that i will not do well in it. do you have advice for succeeding in a class where you struggle a lot?

hey there!

first, i want to apologize over a thousand times over because i am replying to you so late! i hope everything is fine.

alright, so i am also a freshman, and so far with subjects that i am having difficulty in i think the first thing you should do is talk to your professor! let them know what’s up. they have these things called ‘office hours’ and they are literally just sitting there waiting for you to be confused and they will definitely be available to provide extra help. they want you to do well :D

another suggestion i have is visit your academic center! sometimes there will be graduate students, TAs or other professors/teachers willing to tutor you! in my uni they have a math lab and writing center, maybe there’s something at yours that could provide some help in science!

i also have this great post by @rewritign on chem, and this too by @quantumheels

the internet is your friend! don’t be afraid to also look up some helpful videos on youtube or use a high school chemistry study guide, because i am assuming chem 101 will be similar. i took chem in high school and Richard Thornley is great! its ib chem so i am assuming there will be some parallels.

i hope this helped, don’t stress, and good luck!


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source-CENBAM Portal and PPBio Western Amazon

INCT CENBAM (Centro de Estudos da Biodiversidade Amazônica) (Centre for Amazonian Biodivesity Studies) was created in 2009 with the principle objective of consolidating outputs based on firm scientific knowledge that start with biodiversity studies and end with information, products and processes that are useful to specific users in the short, medium and long-term. It coordinates a network of Amazonian and extra-Amazonian institutions involved in biodiversity studies.

Programa de Pesquisa em Biodiversidade (PPBio) was created in 2004 with the aims of furthering biodiversity studies in Brazil, decentralizing scientific production from already-developed academic centers, integrating research activities and disseminating results across a variety of purposes, including environmental management and education.


I’ve seen a lot of blogs and posts saying that simply connecting two items with の makes an understood implication that ____ is near _____, for example, 「傘のつくえ」means “the umbrella is on the desk.” This is not true!!!! What that really says is 「umbrella’s desk」! Do you know someone named umbrella? I don’t!

So today I’m going to go over common location words and how to use them in a sentence for giving directions or simply saying where something is.

We’ll start small, and gradually (okay, it’s not that gradual) get bigger.

Location Vocabulary

Right- 右 migi
Left- 左 hidari
Behind- 後ろushiro
In front of- 前 mae
Inside- 中 naka
On top of/above- 上 ue
Under/beneath- 下 shita
Near- 近くchikaku
Next to- 隣 tonari
*Between- 間 aida

*between uses a slightly different structure. Refer to the below.

I’ve decided to opt for polite conjugations in this post because about 60% of the time, you’ll be giving directions to strangers.



どこですか is just shorter, so that’s what I’ll use.

The basic structure when answering is:


So, for example:

Konatsu: 傘はどこですか?kasa wa doko desu ka?
Me: 小夏ちゃん、傘はつくえの下です。konatsu chan, kasa wa tsukue no shita desu.
Konatsu: Where’s my umbrella?
Whoever (me, probably): Kona, your umbrella is under the desk.

Like most sentences in Japanese, the understood subject (the topic) can be omitted, so technically you could just say 「つくえの下です。」”Under the desk.“ and it would be obvious you’re talking about the umbrella because she literally just asked you where her umbrella was.


When you want to say "between,” the structure is:

So not much is different, but it’s worth noting!

Practice and Usage

I think visual aids are really good for this, so let’s start out with….well, my “desk” (my dining room table).

ノートはどこですか?Nooto wa doko desu ka? 
ノートはマップの下です。nooto wa mappu no shita desu.
Where’s my notebook?
The notebook is under the map.

水はどこですか?mizu wa doko desu ka?
水はマップの後ろです。mizu wa mappu no ushiro desu.
Where’s my water?
The water is behind the map.

薬はどこですか?kusuri wa doko desu ka?
薬はコンピューターの右です。kusuri wa konpyuutaa no migi desu.
Where are my medications?
The medications are to the right of the computer. (yes, it’s that giant box.)

And finally:

コンピューターはどこですか?konpyuutaa wa doko desu ka?
水と薬の間です。mizu to kusuri no aida desu.
Where’s my computer?
It’s between the water and the medication.

Now let’s think bigger.

Here’s a map of a portion of my campus. The buildings circled in red are the buildings the following people are talking about.

小太郎:すみません。ニースのホールはどこですか?sumimasen. niisu no hooru wa doko desu ka?
まるまる:じゃあ、えと…ああ!ブラウン・チャップルの右です!! jaa, eto…aa! buraun chappuru no migi desu.
Kotaru: Excuse me. Where’s Nease Hall?
(Maru Maru just means fill in the blanks, so basically, you): Hmm, let’s see…oh! It’s to the right of Brown Chapel!

小太郎:ねえ、パーキング・ロットはどこですか?nee, paakingu rotto wa doko desu ka?
まるまる:ああ、パーキング・ロットはライアン・ライブラリとニコルソン・コモンズの後ろです。aa, paakingu rotto wa raian raiburari to nikoruson komonzu no ushiro desu.
Kotaru: Hey, where’s the parking lot?
You: Ah, the parking lot is behind Ryan Library and Nicholson Commons.

Inside of Nicholson Commons (aka the cafeteria, and then some random stuff underneath it like a little gift shop), there’s a little cafe called “Bobby B’s,” named after the dean of our school (Bobby Brown). So what if someone was looking for the cafe?

すみません。喫茶店はどこですか?sumimasen. kissaten wa doko desu ka?
じゃあ、喫茶店はニコルソン・コモンズの中です。jaa, kissaten wa nikoruson komonzu no naka desu.
Excuse me. Where is the cafe?
Mmmm, the cafe is inside Nicholson Commons.

So, here’s some practice if you want to try this out yourselves! Refer to my campus map. If you want to check your answers, just message me off anon or type a reply to this post!

Where’s the ocean?
The ocean is in front of the campus.

Where’s the gym?
It’s to the right of the tennis courts.

Where can I find more parking?
There’s extra parking behind Bond Academic Center (LJML), and to the right of the gym.


@tic-tock-goes-the-croc @outsider-in-wonderland

The office they arrived at was tucked into a corner of what looked like a private library and academic center. They were checked at the door before they made their way to a decently sized room, already smelling from a distance of lavender and vanilla.

Inside was a young woman with blonde hair tied back in a tight bun, dressed in a pencil skirt and button down shirt beneath a long draped sweater. She sat at a large desk organized with insence burners and a little fountain strewn with pebbles and a small banzai tree. 

She turned and smile as they stepped in, then stood and offered a hand. 

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“Hello there,” she began, her voice a soft, gentle bell. “Doctor Odelia Morgan. A pleasure to meet you. You are…”