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DonorsChoose 2008: Sad Engineers :(

Our DonorsChoose blogger challenge ends on Friday, and we’ve still got a couple of projects left to fund in our challenge. Yes, we’ve added a few along the way, but there’s still a few of Alice’s original picks that have been sitting there all month just waiting for your $. You’re making Alice a sad…

That sort of crazy talk sounds like it might be something from a right-wing political campaign, but it’s not. It’s from a letter published in this week’s Nature magazine. The authors, Timothy J. Roper & Larissa Conradt of the University of Sussex, responded to a Nature post-doc journal entry in a manner that appears sympathetic…

I find it so refreshing that a

Bringing baby in the field, redux

Hat tip to a reader who pointed me at this recent Chronicle article by two women scientists who tell their stories of bringing their infants along to their field research sites. And pretty hardcore stuff too. Two months in the Yukon studying snow for an assistant professor (Joan Ramage Macdonald), and peat bog research by…

At last, I am happy to reveal to you our final design for our t-shirt prizes for Donors Choose. They are below the fold, in all their glory, and designed by the awesome YellowIbis. Recall if you donate to our Donors Choose campaign, (note our goal is $2K; we’re currently at $876…) and email me…

Looking for an awesome post-doc!

Hear ye, hear ye! I am looking for an awesome up-and-coming scholar to work with on ADVANCE. See the job advertisement below! Email me with questions! Spread the word! Thanks!

Administrative ettiquette for evening events

Dear Administrators, I understand that Dr. Bigwig in a field related to -ology is coming to campus this week and that we’re all very excited to have him here. I’m glad that we are throwing a reception before his lecture. Free food is good. I even support the decision to move Dr. Bigwig’s provcatively titled…

Y’all have been so great in our Donors Choose campaign that we needed to find some more projects to support for the rest of the month and to help reach our goal of $2000. So we’ve added these projects particularly because they’re so close to being funded you might be able to help them go…

Guess what I did today?

So I’m swamped at work again and have 15 projects going on and 3 papers in the queue to work on and 3 students who need tasks and I have to help give a paper on Friday, but do you know what the highlight of my day was? I voted. Yay early voting in Indiana!

11 o’clock is the witching hour

It’s late. I’ve been working on this piece of writing all evening, and I’ve got one more meaty sentence to finish. But I feel like Cinderella over-staying her curfew at the ball, because every time I try to write that last sentence, it turns into a pumpkin. “A comparison of A & B would be…