Tag Archive: grad school

Spring Break: Hollywood!

During my time in the US a few weeks ago, I took a road trip from Berkeley down to sunny Los Angeles to attend the annual meeting of the  Western Political Science Association… Continue reading

The Young Scholars Delegation Does Taiwan

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan One of my favorite things about graduate school has been that I often get the opportunity to travel on someone else’s dime. I was recently invited to participate… Continue reading

First Day of Language School: The Journey Begins

Yesterday, I began a 10-month intensive language program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language in Yokohama (hereafter referred to as “IUC” or “IUC Yokohama”). 50 students make up this year’s class—you can… Continue reading

2010 in Photos

Ok, so I know I’m really milking this new year/year in review stuff for all it’s worth, but it’s a good excuse for me to take a moment and reflect on life in… Continue reading

The Joys of Data Collection

I have spent a significant portion of the past week and a half (probably about 25 hours) trying to put together data for a paper that I’m working on with a friend. It’s… Continue reading

Of Undergrads and Grad Students: A Tale of Naivete and Angst

It’s that time of year again. All around the world, wide-eyed undergrads are anxiously preparing their applications for graduate school, and at the same time, grad students everywhere are settling into the drudgery… Continue reading