Adventures in Ethics and Science

Year-in-review meme.

When I partook of this last year, I thought it was a one time thing. But by golly, John Lynch seems to have established this meme as an annual tradition, and I kind of like traditions.

The rule: post the first sentence of the first post for each month.

January: Don’t update your blog for a few days.

February: I simply cannot accept the final judgment in Bravo’s Top Chef (season 2).

March: The inaugural edition of Scientiae, the new women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics blog carnival, has been posted at Rants of a Feminist Engineer.

April: In case you somehow missed it: tech writer and blogger Kathy Sierra cancelled public appearances after receiving death threats.

May: We just hit the point in the semester where my “Ethics in Science” class discusses the novel Cantor’s Dilemma by Carl Djerassi.

June: Younger offspring: Can I tell you something awesome?

July: In the discussion on the earlier post about what policies should govern lab notebooks kept by graduate researchers, the commentariat identified a number of important considerations.

August: As a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post about the suit filed against UCSF, I thought I’d point out some resources relevant to the federal regulations (in the U.S.) governing the use of animals in scientific research.

September: My tenure dossier is due in 24 days.

October: Maybe you remember that fund-raiser we did for DonorsChoose last June.

November: With just over 10 hours left in our ScienceBlogs/Donors Choose Blogger Challenge 2007, it’s time to think about what happens next.

December: Near the beginning of November, I announced my intention to jump on board with International acaDemic Writing Month.

I’m not sure precisely what judgments to draw of my year from these sentences, except that there was slightly less complaining about grading at the start of the months in 2007 than there was in 2006. I suppose that’s progress.


  1. #1 Drugmonkey
    December 17, 2007

    interesting idea, thanks janet.

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