Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

University of Michigan Interviews Me!

A few months back, I was interviewed for the University of Michigan’s med school magazine “Medicine at Michigan,” which made me feel like quite the star seeing as how I had my picture taken in dramatical black and white. The interview, which just came out, was about the “kerfuffle” with the fair use copyright-fight I was involved with in May with the Journal of Food and Agriculture.


Yeah, its kinda amusing, check it out (pssst, there’s cleavage! lol)


  1. #1 Dan
    September 10, 2007

    Let’s see… Brain-shreddingly smart and eye-fryingly beautiful. Do you have an older sister with considerably lower standards and expectations?

    Anyway, it’s a shame when a research group becomes so ridiculously proprietary that they confuse an attempt to raise awareness to themselves and their work as something dishonest or an attempt to plagiarize. But, there’s lots of paranoia in academia, isn’t there?

  2. #2 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    September 10, 2007

    This must be a nice mood-improver after the death of Alex and two shocking, embarrassing football losses for Big Blue in a row.

  3. #3 J-Dog
    September 10, 2007

    LOL : Can I Hav Smrt & Hawt 2?

  4. #4 Charlie (Colorado)
    September 10, 2007

    That *is* a gorgeous picture, Shelley.

  5. #5 PalMD
    September 10, 2007

    you now have the biggest geek fan-club in the blogosphere (that is for a human rather than a game character). Go Blue!

  6. #6 NJ
    September 10, 2007

    Wait, you said more cleavage and I thought first of large books of muscovite or nice octahedra of fluorite.


  7. #7 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    September 10, 2007

    Did I mention that UM followed up last week’s loss to I-AA Appalachian State with their worst loss in decades, 39-7 to Oregon? Local sports commentators are suggesting that if Big Blue loses to Notre Dame next weekend, Lloyd Carr will be out of a job.

  8. #8 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    September 10, 2007

    The cleavage is nice, but personally I find the cross pendant to be a turn-off.

  9. #9 Jennifer Ouellette
    September 10, 2007

    I am shocked, shocked I tell you, to find cleavage so brazenly on display in a science blog. Who do you think you are, Hillary Clinton?? 🙂

    Seriously, I thought it was a very nice article…

  10. #10 Shelley Batts
    September 10, 2007

    Thanks everybody. 🙂

    Tegumai, must you insist on derailing every UM discussion with obsesssive remarks about football? Every now and then is fine, but every time is a little weird.

    The cross isn’t a Jesbus cross anyway, its an equal cross equating ‘protection’ a la the Swiss Army. Its strange that you would think otherwise, if you read this blog.

  11. #11 Knight in Dragonland
    September 10, 2007

    The entire blogosphere howled?

    Your schwartz is ten thousand times bigger than mine, but WOW … that’s some ego!

    [completely meant as good-hearted ribbing]

  12. #12 Shelley Batts
    September 11, 2007

    Hehe, well maybe only *half* the blogosphere howled. 🙂

  13. #13 Brian X
    September 11, 2007

    Shelley, must you be a girlfriend character from xkcd? Seriously, you’re making me wonder if I have a fetish for hot nerdy girls.

    (Does it still count as objectivizing a woman if you like her for her smarts?)

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