In Tuesday’s CU Denver Today we showcased the presenters from our “Nobel @ Noon” lunch-and-learn series in a trivia game. Today, we’re back with the answers, as well as some winners!
Our Noble Nobel Champion
Megan Culpepper, Graduate Student Assistant for the School of Public Affairs
While Kirby might also be an apt metaphor for autophagy, Chris Phiel used Pac-Man to illustrate the concept. He even included the iconic arcade hero in a diagram!
Pater may have noted that “All art aspires towards the condition of music,” but according to coverage of Sam McGuire’s talk, a student in the audience called the addition of music to poetry a form of “cheating.” So, the student implicitly called Bob Dylan a “cheater.
Laura Argys’ talk on Economics garnered the most Facebook RSVPs, with 12 people registered as having attended. Actual attendance at all Nobel a@ Noon presentations was much higher than these numbers suggest.
Cynthia Wong divulged that she would like to be a knitter if she weren’t a professor, and Laura Argys mentioned that she had plans to go into deaf education until she discovered her passion – and skill – for economics. Chris Phiel told us that he would likely be a high school science teacher as well as a baseball and basketball coach if he weren’t an academic.
Thaler’s book is called Nudge. It bears repeating that repairing 17th Avenue during rush hour really isn’t the best idea.
Cynthia Wong’s favorite quote is from Walter Benjamin.
Clyde Zaidins ended up needing to revise his presentation due to the collapse of a binary neutron star.
Protease and kinase are both real enzymes, but Chris Phiel studies kinase. Spacecase and oaklandase, meanwhile, are both Dad Jokes.
9. b, e and f
Bob Damrauer, Chris Phiel and Manuel Espinoza all presented during both the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons of Nobel @ Noon.
What’s Your Nobel Knowledge Fortune?
Well look at you! You not only know your Nobel, you also know how to read through CU Denver Today articles, synthesize their information, and make a couple logical inferences based on their content. Get on out there and ace those SAT’s – things are looking bright!
6 – 8 Correct:
You think that getting everything right is for people with something to prove – or Nobel Prizes to win. You probably value work/life balance in a current or future career. Today, respond to that stressful email you’ve been burying in your inbox – you’ll feel that much better when you get home to unwind.
3 – 5 Correct:
If your Nobel Knowledge were an animal, it would be a grey squirrel: totally mundane, but charming nonetheless. Today, embrace your inner squirrel by climbing to the heights of a new challenge. Then, make some provisions for the future that might help you through leaner times.
1 – 2 Correct:
Like Bill Murray in Caddyshack, you’re rude but cool. Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, you have some self-work to do before you can feel settled. Beware the numbers 5, 9 and -28.
Y’all. That Pac-Man diagram was right there. Go get a hug from Milo, and try again next year, Al-fraud Nobel.