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Archives for November, 2008

Open Lab 2008 is a printed anthology of the best science blogging of the year. We’re now only two weeks from the deadline (December 1) for nominating posts for inclusion in this year’s anthology. The fifty best posts, plus one poem and one cartoon, will be chosen by a panel of judges, and the winners…

InaDWriMo Week 2 Update

It’s Saturday again, time for another update of my progress towards this month’s InaDWriMo goals.

Scientiae webspinner skookumchick has raised the batsignal for a strong and courageous host who can take on the task of running the December Scientiae (to be posted Dec 1 or thereabouts). If you can do it, email Scientiae directly. Otherwise, the spate of bad Scientiae luck will continue . In addition, she invites volunteers to…

A beautiful post from Kate

I’m at the end of a super long work week, one where I saw even less of Minnow than usual, and one that’s leaving me wondering whether my priorities need adjusting. And as I listen to Minnow babble herself to sleep down the hall, I discover this beautiful post from one of the most thoughtful…

Workshop “On-ramps to Academia”

The University of Washington’s ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award this year from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The first workshop will be held October 19…

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

As you’ve probably heard, Isis the Scientist has gotten herself some new digs around these parts. Her blog, “On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess,” also got itself a shiny new banner. And while I’ve got to admit that I admire her for strongly-held opinions on footwear and other subjects, I’m disappointed by her obvious…

A Day in the Life: Year 2, Part 3

Where we left our heroine at the end of the last episode, she was on her way to pick Minnow up from daycare. Work day’s over right? Should be smooth sailing from here to midnight. Maybe, maybe not. (Note to Lab Lemming: Don’t worry about the time to type up these posts. They were compiled…

Hooray, DonorsChoose t-shirt winners!

I’m just thrilled with our final numbers from our DonorsChoose campaign — because of your generosity, $2953 are going to go help 1,126 needy kids learn some critically important science. And I’m also psyched that Sciencewomen came in second of all the Scienceblogs participating in both amount donated, and numbers of donors (43!!) We came…

Rash confession made too late at night.

You know, maybe it’s just because it is 11:30 at night and I have another hour to wait to pick up my husband from the airport shuttle place, but… … there are some days I wish I was still pseudonymous. ‘Cause then I could tell you just how tired I am, how even though I…

A Day in the Life: Year 2, Part 2

Where we left our saga, our heroine was getting ready for her class. The work day had begun in earnest.