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Dean's Message 2013

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Breast Cancer Research

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The Blank Slate of Public Health

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LLU CPHP Builds Community Resilience in SoCal

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ICD Travels to Peru and the Philippines

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LLUSPH Alumna Impacts Drug Laws in Chile

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Drought

About a month ago I was chatting with my cousin and the issue of lawn care came up. I randomly asked if he’d adjusted his watering schedule due to the drought. With a perplexed look he responded, “No, why would I do that?”

“Because we’re in a drought” I replied slowly. I didn’t understand how this could be news to him.

“We’re always in a drought. I haven’t been told to adjust my water usage, so until I get something in the mail from the water company, I’m going to keep my lawn green”.

Old Habits Die Hard

It's been 3 weeks now since I blundered out of that Ethiopian flight #0500, so happy to have fast mobile internet, burritos, and English. Now I can't say that I had terribly bad reverse culture shock but none the less, there have been many times that I forget I am in the land of the free and home of the brave.

1) I don't have to translate into another language for my day to day duties. I catch myself thinking about phrasing, gender, and conjugation when I'm looking for an item in Target.

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