Graduate Summer Session Epi | U of Michigan Mug Gift

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In summary, the U of Michigan sent out mugs to graduates of their summer Epidemiology course, but did not include certificates in the mail. The mug is a funny and clever way to remind graduates that they are obligated to request a certificate if they did not receive one.
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hypatia
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Today in the mail came a mug from U of Michigan.
On the mug says...Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology. And a short note with it says ..a certificate will be sent on request. So if I don't send for it, years down the road, if anyone asks me about continued schooling..I just show them the mug!
Do other schools do this?



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:devil: Hits hypatia on the back of the head with her mug.

Glad it was only a ceramic mug. :smile:
 
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jeez, yea a steel mug would of killed me! But honestly, the last time I took a summer course, they had a little party and handed you the cert. They could send me a mug, but not a 8x10 piece of paper?


{crosses Teddy Ruxpin off the list}
 
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hypatia said:
{crosses Teddy Ruxpin off the list}
:cry: :cry: :cry:

NOOOOO!

I just hit you out of relief that you hadn't been actually harmed. :rolleyes:

It is pretty funny that they sent a mug and no certificate. They couldn't have packed them together?

<send Evo a Ruxpin>
 
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Evo said:
:cry: :cry: :cry:

NOOOOO!

I just hit you out of relief that you hadn't been actually harmed. :rolleyes:

It is pretty funny that they sent a mug and no certificate. They couldn't have packed them together?

<send Evo a Ruxpin>

Oh I see, I was wacked cause I wasen't actually..ummm wacked?
Ok your back on the good girl list.:rolleyes:
 
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Sounds like they're in a hurry to get rid of them.
 
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:smile: That's the oddest thing I've ever heard. They'll go through all the trouble and expense of mailing a mug, but not a certificate that could have been tucked inside a normal envelope? Maybe they tried selling the mugs to last year's class and realized they just have to give them away to clear out the closet space they're taking up. :smile:
 
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Hmm Maybe some high pressure mug saleman got to them.:smile:

does it say "made in china" on the bottom of the mug?
 
  • #9
When you title your thread, "I've been muged!", what do you expect us to think?!

All I could think was, "I never even huged her!" And that just really buged me. I thought, "I would have luged a sled down an ice coated chute to have seen her."

Then my dog tuged on my ear and I snapped out of it.
 
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hypatia said:
Ok your back on the good girl list.:rolleyes:
You've gone dyslexic again. That should read "Okay, you're on the list of girls who are good on their backs."
 
  • #11
got any extra mug ?:eek:
 
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hypatia said:
Today in the mail came a mug from U of Michigan.
On the mug says...Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology. And a short note with it says ..a certificate will be sent on request.
I don't get it. Did you actually take this course, or is it some kind of ad for the course? Like, if you send in for the certificate do you get enrollment papers, or did you actually already complete the course?
 
  • #13
Yep, took it over the summer, it was a fantastic session. I became interested after someone I know contracted, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
 
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hypatia said:
Yep, took it over the summer, it was a fantastic session. I became interested after someone I know contracted, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
God, that's tragic.

Anyway, to be sent a mug with the notice that your certificate will only be sent upon request is just plain weird.
 
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zoobyshoe said:
Anyway, to be sent a mug with the notice that your certificate will only be sent upon request is just plain weird.
Hey, it's the U of M - what did you expect? Reasonable behavior? :rolleyes:

When will these people learn?
 
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Gokul43201 said:
Hey, it's the U of M - what did you expect? Reasonable behavior? :rolleyes:

When will these people learn?
:smile: Fortunately I was only there for a post-doc and managed to escape with my sanity, but only after I entered a recovery program in Ohio. :smile:
 

Related to Graduate Summer Session Epi | U of Michigan Mug Gift

1. What is the Graduate Summer Session Epi at the University of Michigan?

The Graduate Summer Session Epi at the University of Michigan is a program offered by the School of Public Health that focuses on epidemiology, the study of patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease in populations. It is a 10-week summer program designed for graduate students and professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of epidemiology and its practical applications.

2. Who is eligible to participate in the Graduate Summer Session Epi?

The program is open to current graduate students and professionals with a bachelor's degree or equivalent who are interested in epidemiology. Applicants should have a strong background in math, statistics, and biology, as well as a passion for public health and disease prevention.

3. What is the format of the Graduate Summer Session Epi?

The program is a combination of lectures, workshops, and hands-on projects. Participants will attend daily lectures and workshops led by faculty and experts in the field of epidemiology. They will also work on group projects focused on real-world epidemiology problems and have the opportunity to present their findings to their peers and faculty.

4. Is the program only open to students from the University of Michigan?

No, the Graduate Summer Session Epi is open to students from any university or professionals from any institution. The program welcomes students and professionals from diverse backgrounds and institutions who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in epidemiology.

5. Are there any prerequisites for the Graduate Summer Session Epi?

While there are no official prerequisites, applicants should have a strong foundation in math, statistics, and biology. Some background in public health or epidemiology is also recommended but not required. Additionally, applicants should have a strong interest in epidemiology and a desire to learn and participate in an intensive 10-week program.

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