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The glamourous weekend of a mommy scientist

It’s nearing ten p.m. on a Friday night. After putting my daughter to bed, I’ve washed the dishes, done the laundry, and boxed up some outgrown toys. Next I’m going to start writing up work plans for two independent studies I’m supervising this semester. Then I’m going to bed. Tomorrow, I’ve got to take Minnow…

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In my inbox this afternoon: We are requesting your help in identifying participants for a study that we are conducting at Rice University. Essentially, we are trying to identify ANY faculty who have voluntarily left one academic job for another job (either academic or nonacademic). Who fits in this criteria? Any faculty member who was…

One class I’m teaching this semester is a senior seminar focusing on oral communication. It should be a really fun class, and I’m looking forward to it. A major assignment for the semester will involve the students presenting a journal-club style talk on a scientific paper. Before I make them give a talk though, it…

‘Twas the week before classes and all through the hall, the students were scurrying to register for fall. The syllabi were printed on many colored sheets and the profs were already tired of needing to meet…. The textbooks lined shelves in neat little rows, just waiting for students to open, read, and doze. As hard…

I’m very excited how many of you have said in the comments that you’ll be joining me as I explore how to use Robert Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members (AFNFM) to help me with my writing during this semester. Even if you didn’t delurk in the comments, you’re welcome to join in. Hopefully your…

I’m in the midst of going through reviews on a rejected proposal. I got the reviews back in the winter and didn’t even seriously look at them until this summer, because it’s a yearly RFP and I already had a good idea why I didn’t get funded. So mostly, I’m pretty mellow about these reviews.…

One of the joys of being on Scienceblogs is getting to watch the ever-changing banner and sidebar ads that are placed by the marketing folks at Seed. Unfortunately, the people making the advertising decisions are not scientists, nor do they vet their ad choices with us before running them. So, sometimes we bloggers aren’t so…

I work in a three story building. My office, lab, and teaching space are on the first floor. The departmental office, kitchen, and chair’s office are on the second floor. The third floor contains some colleagues’ offices, labs, classrooms, etc. Obviously, most of my time is spent on first floor, but most days I wander…

Didja see the Perseid meteor shower?

Astrodyke reminds us that we’re mid-Perseid meteor shower these days. I actually woke up at 3:30 am this morning (NOT on purpose) and thought about going to look, but I was too dog tired from the move out (move in is tomorrow). Did you see anything? Apparently we have another chance tonight! Yay! (Zzzzz….)

Free stuff from Sb overlords! Maybe…

Seed is trying to figure y’all out with a little official reader survey (in contrast with our threads asking you to introduce yourselves, which were not prompted btw by the Seed overlords, in case you were wondering). Apparently the reader survey takes only 10 mins to fill it out, and their numbers are way down,…