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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:07 PM

Suspect Studying neuroscience at University of Colorado- PHOTO added

in a graduate level, was dropping out


Neuro Science? ......

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Reply Suspect Studying neuroscience at University of Colorado- PHOTO added (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #2
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #5
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #9
alcibiades_mystery Jul 2012 #3
hlthe2b Jul 2012 #6
hlthe2b Jul 2012 #4
jberryhill Jul 2012 #7
flamingdem Jul 2012 #8
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #15
hifiguy Jul 2012 #17
coalition_unwilling Jul 2012 #18
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #10
hifiguy Jul 2012 #11
skip fox Jul 2012 #12
obamanut2012 Jul 2012 #14
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #16
nobodyspecial Jul 2012 #19
Glitterati Jul 2012 #13
HiPointDem Jul 2012 #20

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:10 PM

1. Actually, local news has reported they were in medical school, but dropped out a month ago...

So, I guess take some of this early reporting with a grain of salt....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:12 PM

2. I'm watching the same feed.... graduate level is med school

but neuro science?.... that's brain food.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:18 PM

5. University Photo of suspect from live feed




His eyes aren't smiling.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:22 PM

9. The photo is not what I thought he'd look like

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:14 PM

3. The "medical school" at CU Denver has numerous non-MD programs

 

You can study to be a research scientist (in, say, neuroscience) within the medical school, but your degree would be something like an MS rather than an MD. The early reports say he returned to Colorado for "graduate school," which is a strange way to it it if you're pursuing an MD, but not if you're pursuing an MS.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:18 PM

6. they also have combined MD-PhD programs for those wishing to pursue research.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:17 PM

4. I'm glad you are watching a local feed, but all four Denver networks have been live on this since

the shooting. (Local Fox, 9-news (NBC affiliate), channel 7 (abc affiliate--thedenverchannel.com) and channel 4 (CBS affiliate)

Just so you know there is not just ONE local live feed.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:19 PM

7. Cracked under stress

 

It wouldn't be the first time a graduate student went nuts.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:21 PM

8. The smarter the more dangerous apparently

his apartment is rigged and may have chemicals to worry about

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:47 PM

15. Charles Whitman at the U. of Texas comes to mind, altho

 

I think he was undergrad, not graduate student.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:29 PM

17. Whitman was discovered to have an aggressive brain tumor

 

after he was killed. That is affected his behavior is highly probable.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:45 PM

18. I was just a little boy (7-8) when Whitman went on his spree, so I have

 

only the vaguest memories of it and have never bothered to learn much more about its particulars. I would imagine brain tumors might cause serious problems with impulse control and the like, but am just relying on gut feelings and no background.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:31 PM

10. Two 9mm Glocks, Shotgun, Smith/wesson rifle, AK 47

From the feed.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:39 PM

11. That is one hell of a lot of firepower.

 

Yet you don't even have to prove yourself mentally stable to get it.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:39 PM

12. A Ph.D. student may "crack under stress," but it's more likely

that he was unbalanced already, dropped out (or was going to flunk out) of his program. I doubt if being a student (even if getting kicked out) lead to the shooting. More likely his disturbance lead to problems as a student and then to the mass shooting. The former may have accelarated the later, but probably didn't cause the latter.

I say this as a graduate professor who has worked with hundreds of graduate students in the past (in a field with many unstable students: English creative writing).

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Response to skip fox (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:44 PM

14. This

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Response to skip fox (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:03 PM

16. His Mother knew it was him in San Diego....

Most of known of his problems for a long time, he studied neuroscience to analyze it.

To me this is the most surprising thing of the tragic story.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:49 PM

19. Yeah, when a mom doesn't rush to the defense of her "good little boy"

-- whether true or not -- you know there are big problems. To not be surprised at all..

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:43 PM

13. What concerns me is the "tear gas" cannister

 

Research in neuroscience and he sets off an aerosol before he starts shooting?

I wonder if anyone has tested the cannister for chemicals?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:55 PM

20. "The Neuroscience Community at the University of Colorado at Boulder is made up of over 80

 

faculty and research associates rostered in 13 departments and institutes. Neuroscience activities on the campus are coordinated by the Center for Neuroscience. The University of Colorado at Boulder offers a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, as well as graduate and undergraduate Certificates in Neuroscience that can be combined with a variety of majors."

The Center for Neuroscience

The Center for Neuroscience serves as a nodal administrative structure whose purposes are to organize and foster the development of neuroscience research and teaching at CU Boulder. The Center faculty members are affiliated with 13 different Departments and Institutes at CU Boulder. The Center for Neuroscience:

Administers the CU Boulder Neuroscience Ph.D. program
Fosters inter-disciplinary across-department research and interaction
Obtains both federal and corporate funds to support the development of neuroscience at CU Boulder
Acts as a focal point for interaction with the neuroscience community at large such as national organizations and programs at other universities
Fosters interest in neuroscience among the undergraduates at CU Boulder

http://www.colorado.edu/neuroscienceprogram/center.html

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