Jury brought back in after (extra early) morning recess
- New Witness
The people call William Sather, faculty member at CU school of medicine
Sather: PhD, research science, runs a research lab
Sather: Is in pharmacology and neurology depts.
Sather: Directs required neruoscience program class
Sather: Also on curriculum committee
Sather: confirms defendant was in his course
Sather: "At the time, he sat, most commonly, near the front of the classroom"
Sather: Says defendant didn't put his hands up much at all to answer questions
Sather: "There just wasn't very much engagement and very little eye contact was made... I would characterize that... I was somewhat concerned about that"
Sather: "Students are often shy, a lot of scientists are not the most outgoing people"
Sather: says trying to draw out students is a common issue. He was concerned about the defendant, but said it was a common situation
Brauchler calls for defense exhibit 8 to be published. That's the course schedule
Sather: Hasn't always been successful at drawing people out of their shells in class
Sather: "its pretty hard to teach if you're not going to be interactive with your students"
Sather: "People very commonly go to grad school b/c they are good students..." but "people decide that research work is not for them"
Sather: Had no contact with the defendant between end of class and oral exam
Sather: Was the chair of one of the two examining committees. Both asked the same questions. Exams lasted 1 hour, and Sather kept the exam on time.