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Archives for January, 2009

In the interim…

I’m cleaning house, and trying to write half an exam, and making a dessert to take to a friend’s house tonight, and trying to reset myself. So, while I am not blogging, here is a distracting video to amuse you. Carry on. Hat tip to one of my husband’s former students, who posted it on…

So I’ve said over there on the sidebar that I blog at the intersection of women’s studies and engineering. I confess I bet Science Woman was hoping I’d do more of that than I have so far, and I was hoping to too. But I’ve been hobbled by the idea that I should publish it…

Pat of FairerScience is hosting the February Scientiae, and has posted the theme to be about imagining a fairer, more equitable society (and maybe specifically about science). She’s taking submissions (via this method) until January 30, so get fingers to keyboard if you haven’t already, and send her your musings and dreams. Can’t wait to…

I haven’t talked much about my teaching yet this semester, and it’s high time I did – at least a little, particularly to contribute a bit to the discussion about PWIs. To be clear: my institution will consider me for tenure based upon my research, and to a lesser extent based on my teaching (I…

To Minnow on her birthday

Dearest Minnow, Happy Birthday! I am so proud of my “big girl” who knows her colors, can count to three, has seven word sentences, loves books to the point of memorization, solves puzzles repeatedly, pees on the potty regularly, cares for and cuddles her “baby” and stuffed puppy, sings songs spontaneously, worries about how “Nanna…

Donors Choose Awesomeness

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THE COOLEST THING CAME IN THE MAIL! LOOK LOOK LOOK! IT IS A THANK-YOU BOOK OF DRAWINGS FROM THE KIDS WHO GOT OUR DONORS CHOOSE DONATIONS!!!! I am SO TOTALLY excited. The book is AWESOME, and they sent photos too, but I don’t want to put them up on…

Thanks so much to Propter Doc for helping me moderate the Transitions session at ScienceOnline09. Our goal for the session was to draft a list of “best practices” for handling your online presence as you move through personal and professional transitions in the off-line world. Thanks to all the participants in the session for offering…

ScienceOnline 2009: Transitions

ScienceWoman and PropterDoc coordinated a session at ScienceOnline 09 that provided space for people to talk about different transitions they have blogged through, and how they navigated or negotiated those transitions. Both coordinators have gone through some job transitions which have manifested themselves in their blogs in different ways:

Time off between semesters? Hardly!

SW Notes: This post was begun a few weeks ago…you know, in the break between semesters. But I’ve been delayed and delayed in getting it done, and today is a day of metaphorical desk-clearing. So I’m just going to put it up now, half complete and let you all finish discussing it in the comments…

Optimizing publications for a Ph.D. student

New blogger Mrs. Comet Hunter is in the latter stages of her Ph.D., and she’s at the stage of trying to figure out how to break her work out into discrete publishable chunks. She recently wrote a post about the topic, and she sent me an email to ask some related questions. With her permission,…