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Perhaps because it’s college graduation and reunion time, L.V. Anderson at Slate has written a column entitled “People Still Say They ‘Went to College in Boston,’ Meaning Harvard? Please Stop Doing This.” She claims that by giving such an evasive answer, one “buy[s] into the overblown mythos of Harvard and the presumption of Ivy League superiority.”…

Years like this are rough on blogging. As previously noted, I teach an every-other-year spring course on infection and chronic disease. Well, every summer I also teach an intensive course (basically a semester crammed into a week) on the topic of applied infectious disease epidemiology: taking what’s known about ID epi and learning how to…

Following Aetiology…

While I’m at it, I might as well add that I now have a twitter account, for those of you who’d like to follow along there: http://twitter.com/aetiology Or, if RSS feeds are more your thing, Aetiology’s is http://feeds.feedburner.com/scienceblogs/aetiology Now back to your regularly scheduled programming…

Misc. link-lovin’

I’ve been really terrible at spreading around some link love this year, largely because my time to read other blogs has been significantly diminished due to my other responsibilities. However yesterday I was able to do a tiny bit of catching up. I’ve not blogged much on HIV denial recently (no time, alas, to keep…

Via Bora comes some of the week’s most important journalism: video of a Chicago Tribune reporter trying to put lipstick on a pig. He gets it much too easy with the first one; the squealing and running around when he tries to go for the second one is more familiar to me (after the jump).

In the field…

Back out swabbing today (noses this time, not asses). Heading out with 3 grad students who’ve never done field work before, so should be a fun day. Meanwhile, just got another manuscript submitted last night; that makes four currently under review with still a few other in draft. In the meantime, don’t feel [or feed--TS]…

Smallmindedness in small towns

I rarely talk politics here, but I received this email from a cousin the other day: According to the Book of Revelations the anti-christ is: The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuassive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal…. the prophecy says that…

In her guest post at Highly Allochthonous, hydrogeologist Anne Jefferson explains how one can have two “500 year floods” in short measure. Great reading…

Better news from the art world

You may recall the case of geneticist Robert Farrell, who had been initially charged with bioterroism for sharing generally-harmless strains of bacteria with a colleague, SUNY-Buffalo art professor Steven Kurtz. Farrell plead guilty to a reduced charge last fall and received a fine and probation. Now the verdict is in for Kurtz; more after the…