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York University mathematician and civil rights activist Lee Lorch died February 28, 2014 at the age of 98. A few years ago I posted on the 2007 Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans Lee Lorch where Lee was awarded the Yueh-Gin Gung and Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics. The citation read:…

Open Science for undergrads!

Earlier this week I was invited (er, invited myself, really) to give a talk to a class of first year computer science students about open access and open science. Sadly, there was a partial snow day that day and I was unable to actually give the talk. Which is too bad, because I’ve done similar…

A note for my Toronto area friends, Blogfather Bora Zivkovic will be giving a talk at York University in Toronto on May 6, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Here’s the info: Science and the New Media Ecosystem Bora Zivkovic, Blog Editor at Scientific American Monday, May 6, 2013, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Paul Delaney…

Since I work at York University, I’m going to refrain from commenting on this lawsuit. However, as is my practice I’ll be creating and maintaining a list of relevant articles and resources here to help me stay current on the matter. I am not attempting to create a comprehensive list. General Statement of Claim against…

As I mentioned way back on October 22nd, I was kindly invited to give a talk at the Brock University Physics Department as part of their seminar series. The talk was on Getting Your Science Online, a topic that I’m somewhat familiar with! Since it was coincidentally Open Access Week, I did kind of an…

My union, the Library chapter of The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) has released a couple of open letters to The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages in the current Canadian government. The letters protest the current cuts to staff and programs at Library and Archives Canada. The letters do sketch…

Come work instead of me! Below is a posting for a 3-year contractually limited appointment in my unit. I’m chair of the search committee, so feel free to ask away with any questions about the position. I’ll answer them to the best of my ability given the limitations of being on the committee. As it…

A terrific new opportunity at my institution. I’m not in the reporting department or on the search committee, but I’d be happy to answer general questions about York and the environment. My email is jdupuis at yorku dot ca. The online job posting is here. Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Librarian Discipline/Field:…

I’m doing a short presentation tomorrow on blogging for researchers as part of a day-long communications workshop for faculty here at York. And since a few months back I created a reading list for a social media presentation for grad students, I thought I’d expand that list in this post and add some more specifically…

First the good news. Saturday’s Toronto Star had a really nice little piece on the trend among some Toronto-area science grad students to get a sign of their scientific passion tattooed onto their bodies. T.D. MacDonald fact-checked the design five times before he let one drop of ink penetrate his skin. “I didn’t want to…

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