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I’m funded!

WooHoo! I just got notified that a small grant I submitted has been selected for funding. It’s not much but it will let me hire an undergraduate student to help me out with some summer research. What’s important is that it marks the first time that I’ve been a sole PI on a (non-student) award.

Oh dear, it’s Friday

The in-laws are coming to visit this weekend. I love them dearly, but they chain smoke. I’m very sensitive to cigarette smoke, and Minnow’s still maturing (second hand smoke also increases the risk of SIDS), so I’m kind of dreading their visit. On previous visits we’ve asked them to not smoke in the house, car,…

How green is your university or workplace?

Here are the quick and dirty results of my green workplaces survey from a few weeks back. I had originally hoped to do a geographical analysis of the results, but the limitations of SurveyMonkey’s free features effectively precluded that this time around. Still the results are illuminating and I’m looking forward to your help in…

This must be blog-about-food-issues week….

…because I just got a call from Minnow’s daycare saying that she’d accidentally been given two foods that she hadn’t yet been introduced to: Orange juice and cheese crackers. Apparently, a substitute teacher didn’t bother to read the menu circling which foods Minnow was and wasn’t eating. So, what’s the big deal about a little…

A few good links

I’m being productive today, working on my revisions, but I’ve noticed a few really good posts around the blogosphere the last few days, so I wanted to share them with a broader audience.

A quick synopsis of the back story: Minnow is intolerant of dairy, soy, and corn, and since I am breast feeding her, I’ve been on a three month elimination diet. Because of Minnow’s intolerances, about 99% of prepared and restaurant foods are out. The full back story is here. My experiences on an elimination diet…

Long-time readers will remember that Minnow has sleep issues. At nine months old, she is still waking up between 4 and 8 times per 11 hour night. But things now are a hell of a lot better than they used to be, because now I can cuddle or nurse her right back to sleep in…

November goals and InaDWriMo

Way back in the pre-PhD, pre-baby days I was in the habit of setting goals for myself at the beginning of each month and then assessing my progress at the end of the month. It worked fairly well for me in terms of focusing my efforts on a relatively short list of tasks, and sometimes…

DonorsChoose Wrap-up

The DonorsChoose drive ended a few days ago, and thanks to the amazing generosity of my readers, we were able to raise $1104 for science education in public schools, completely funding 8 projects and partially funding 4 more. 486 students were directly impacted by your donations. All told, ScienceBlogs readers (along with the Seed match)…

Scientiae!

The November edition of Scientiae, the women in science carnival, is up at Green Gabbro. Yami did a great job with the carnival, and I’m having fun reading all the great posts. I’m already looking forward to the call for posts for the December edition.