Weekly Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue 49

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A sign that there may eventually be an end to winter are the rows of buckets hanging from maple trees, challenging them to contribute their sap – yes, it is sugaring season again!  It is also International Women’s Day today, which has been observed globally since the early 1900’s as a day to celebrate the achievements of women and promote gender equality. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge: as in “choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality.”  Sweet…….







Wednesday and Thursday 4 pm
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 946 7851 1368  Passcode: MCBRIP
3/10 Nikhil Khatwani (Turk lab), Kaesi Morelli (Cramer lab)
3/11 Alex Pastora (O'Toole lab), Brian North (Shoemaker lab)

Monday 4 pm

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 956 3984 5954 Passcode: 384569
3/8 Yuka Moroishi (Gui/Karagas lab), Xin Ran (O'Malley lab)

Strategies for Promoting Inclusivity in
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A Spring Webinar Series from the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IASME)

The Geisel School of Medicine, the Office of Medical Education and the Department of Medical Education are pleased to offer the following opportunity for professional development for all faculty and staff in the biomedical and health sciences.

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Celebrate women's achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

International Women's Day
March 8, 2021

What To Read


International Women’s Day:
Ten Women in Science Who Aren’t Marie Curie

Celebrating the work of female scientists. By Mihai Andrei Photo: Anne McLaren, Zoologist, one of the pioneers of modern genetics.

Tap. Tap. Tap. Drip… Drip… Drip…

It’s the end of February and maple trees across the country are about to be tapped for their sweet sap.

Guide to Maple Syrup Grades
Don't know your rich from your robust? Our guide to the updated maple syrup grades is here to help explain the difference. Just pass the pancakes!
How to Tap A Maple Tree
With the average price of maple syrup about $35 USD per gallon, it’s not a cheap commodity. Knowing how to tap a maple tree – should you have one close by – and make your own is a great cost saver, as well as a fun skill to have.

What To Listen To


The Maple Boom
Many people only think of maple syrup at the breakfast table, when they're facing down a stack of hot, fluffy pancakes or some French toast. They're missing out. Maple is undergoing a major boom, newly ascendant in beverage aisles, Asian kitchens, and even biomedical research laboratories. In this episode, we visit sugar shacks and talk to the experts to find out why tree sap is so hot right now—and whether it can live up to the hype.

What To Watch

Lighter Than Fancy - Spencer Lewis

After you draw off a batch of maple syrup, there is a process to determine its grade. After being filtered, it goes into an empty test jar belonging to a test kit containing 3 other jars filled with different shades of an amber colored liquid, each one representing the other grades: Fancy, Light Amber, Dark Amber and B. When the syrup in the test jar is lighter than the jar that reads fancy, then of course it's Lighter Than Fancy.


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Winter Fun

Cheryl & Opie
Anneka Johnson and friends


Maple Crunch Popcorn
From Taste of Home



  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves, toasted
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring


  • Place popcorn and pecans in a large bowl; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, maple syrup, corn syrup and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in maple flavoring. Quickly pour over popcorn mixture and mix well.
  • Transfer to baking sheets lined with waxed paper to cool. Break into clusters. Store in airtight containers


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