Archives for August, 2011

I just got an email from the administers of this award: $10,000 Lane Anderson Award Shortlist Announced Celebrating the Best Science Writing in Canada The six finalists competing for the 2010 Lane Anderson Award were announced today by Hollister Doll and Sharon Fitzhenry, Directors of the Fitzhenry Family Foundation. The annual Lane Anderson Award honours…

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Copy The Children They Never Had (regrets about not having kids among mostly female science faculty) Why We Inflate Grades Search: How Libraries Do it Wrong Faculty inertia and change in scholarly publishing Blogs: face the conversation No Offence, But Insults Have Merit in Academia Overexposed?…

As I ease myself back into the swing of things after a couple of weeks off and start to pay attention again to what’s going on in the online world, I thought I’d bring this post to the attention of as wide an audience as possible. It’s The importance of language and framing, part eleventy-thousand…

Sometimes The Onion is so funny it hurts: USSR Wins Space Race As U.S. Shuts Down Shuttle Program. MOSCOW, USSR–Less than a week after the return of the Atlantis orbiter marked the end of the U.S. space shuttle program, the crowded streets and textile factories of Moscow erupted in celebration as the USSR officially declared…

Believe me, there are days when I think I’d like to be sold for scrap. Anyways, Student Takes Tenured Professor to Antiques Road Show. Archeology major Wendy Markell packed Professor Mary Louise Grandy into her car last Saturday and took her to the most recent filming of the PBS program “Antiques Road Show.” “I’ve had…

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