Monthly Archives: August 2016

No Breeding on Campus

Anopheles_albimanus_mosquitoThe U sent out Advisory No. 2: Update on Zika Virus and UM Preparedness Actions.  Key bits:

  • … The University has not identified any locations on campus where mosquitos appear to be breeding or congregating, and daily surveillance is being conducted. While FDOH and CDC have not recommended aerial or wide-area spraying for any UM campus, targeted spraying is being done. …
  • Miami-Dade County, at the request of UM, conducted a mosquito survey of the Coral Gables campus this past weekend; they found no active breeding locations and did not recommend spraying. Mosquito surveys for the medical and marine campuses were requested last week and are expected to be completed by the end of the week.

The medical school campus is a mile, if that, from Wynwood, but the Coral Gables campus where I am is about 7.5 miles from the near edge of Wynwood.  U.M. says we’re 10 miles away, but I think that is the driving distance; I suppose mosquitos may take the freeway when they hitch a ride. On my map, ten miles North-East from the law school puts you beyond Little Haiti.

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Zika Ground Zero is About 7.5 Miles NE of Here

Wynwood to Coral Gables as the crow, er Aedes aegypti mosquito, flies.

(Corrected headline: NE not NW. Not that the mosquitoes care.)

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Terrific Profile

NYT, Moment in Convention Glare Shakes Up Khans’ American Life. Pathos, plus patriotism, and the Constitution.

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The Manchurian Candidate?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Research Assistant Needed (2016)

Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L & 3L students only:

I would like to hire a UM Law student to be my research assistant for 10-15 hours/week during the coming semester. If things work out we might continue into next semester, the summer, and/or next year. Continue reading

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Trump in his own words.

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