Humans of UCSF: Expand Your Learning

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Graduate Division

What are you doing during the COVID-19 isolation order?

Trying to read all the papers and books I haven't found the time for, but mostly checking for Amazon Fresh delivery slots and listening for trucks that might be restocking toilet paper at my corner shop.

Useful tip(s) for others in self-isolation?

Try a class. If you aren't taking classes over zoom, you might find something useful (and free!) on Coursera or EdX. I was disappointed that a summer course was canceled, but I found a similar computational neuroscience class online.

Read some fiction. It can be a nice break from scientific papers and scientific writing. The San Francisco public library is closed, but they still have e-books and audiobooks online (for free). Pro tip: If your book is not available on one app, try another (there are 3 total). I just finished Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and I'm starting Love in the Time of Cholera.