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Archives for January, 2009

Left-winged lefties in power

Slightly less significant… Apparently both Diane Feinstein and Obama are left-handed. Let’s hear it for lefties! … forgetting that so were GHWBush and Ross Perot. Clinton (him, not her) is left-handed too.

Women in science in a new presidential era?

I spent my lunchtime today watching the inauguration of our new president. (W00T!) In between screen freezes and buffering, I noticed an article to the side of my video window in the NYT titled: “Female Scientists” and the lead line was “The inauguration brings some new home for lifting women in science.” Written by Science…

Sciencewoman says: Some of readers have been wondering about what life is like for those jobs at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs). Alice and I are indubitably unqualified to answer that question, so Kim Hannula of “All of my faults are stress related…” graciously offered to provide some perspective. Kim is an incredibly thoughtful blogger about…

Snapshots of ScienceOnline09

The real world intervened (i.e., I got a nasty cold) with my best intentions to provide more thorough blogging coverage of the wonderful conference (hi everyone!). Maybe someday I’ll manage to work my thoughts from the sessions into coherent blog posts, but I know I’m pretty bad about promising and not delivering results (hello, the…

Happy Birthday to Alice!

Announcements

Ahem. I made it back from ScienceOnline 2009 with no mishaps. And today, I turn 32. That is all.

ScienceOnline09: The day wends on

So the day is getting on, and the bloggers are congregating around the plugs because their laptops are running out of juice, and I need to confess I’ve been taking notes all the time but I need to digest the notes more, and the wireless is flaky. So liveblogging is occurring offline, to be uploaded…

Gender and science session – Alice, Zuska, and Abel Non-chronological note-taking from a great session. What is an ally? How do you become an ally? You can be an ally for any oppressed group. (http://partnersinchange.umich.edu/page1_2.html) Be an ally all the time, not just in front of the person to whom you are allied. (Zuska) There…

Open Access publishing at ScienceOnline 2009

So ScienceWoman and I will be sharing live-blogging duties today, at least until our batteries give out. We’re both starting at the Open Access publishing session, although I was also intrigued by Peggy Kolm’s session about science fiction on science blogs. I’ll have to catch up with her later. Also, please note: this is liveblogging.…

Overwhelmed at ScienceOnline 2009

OMG I am at ScienceOnline! In (also cold) RTP! And I’ve now met ScienceWoman! And let me say she is as lovely in person as she is online. And I’ve met a whole bunch of other folks, but am still trying to sort out the politics of pseudonymity. Hopefully I’ll get to post some official…