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Archives for January, 2009

Friday Night at ScienceOnline

I’m sitting at the edge of the auditorium at the Sigma Xi Center, comfortably sandwiched between Scicurious and Christina Pikas. I’m listening to Rebecca Skloot describe how a creative writing class assignment to write about a place and her response about the freezer in the Colorado State University Veterinary School morgue launched her on a…

A friend of mine posted this article to his Facebook page, and I thought it well worth pointing your attention to it. Researchers at University of California, Berkley surveyed over 8,000 doctoral students from the UC System about their career, family and life plans. Unsurprisingly perhaps, they found that “major research universities may be losing…

Cool 2-yr fellowship at UC-Riverside in STEM

I just got an email from Marlene Zuk, who gave an awesome talk at last year’s Inclusive Science conference that I liveblogged. She has a great postdoc opportunity that those of you who have STEM backgrounds and who study ways to improve diversity in STEM should really apply for. More below the fold…

So, we may have mentioned we’re going to ScienceOnline 2009, which starts on Friday; ScienceWoman and I have our respective sessions on Saturday with our respective co-facilitators. I’ve been snowed under with the start of classes, some papers due, some abstracts due, a meeting last week, and, of course, this upcoming event. But I’m getting…

It feels like forever since I wrote a blog post (although the new Movable Type platform informs me that it’s been less than a week). In that time, I’ve found myself a bit snowed in by the start of a new semester and my mom’s successful(?) ankle replacement surgery. It will probably be a few…

Snow online and offline

In case you haven’t heard, Scienceblogs is upgrading to a new system over the weekend. So posting and commenting will be out of commission from 1 PM EST Friday until further notice (yikes!). But that’s okay, because SW and I are both offline a lot this weekend – I’ll be driving through real snow from…

Despite being the keeper of a very well organized blogroll, I was surprisingly flummoxed by a request from a friend of a friend of a friend. She’s decided to go to graduate school in an environmental science field, but she’s unsure whether to go for a M.S. first or straight to a Ph.D. Specifically, she…

Hear ye, hear ye, an official congratulations to Science Woman whose awesome post “A reckless proposal, or ‘Scientists are people too, and it’s time we started treating them that way’”has been included in Open Lab 2008. W00T! If you haven’t already, go read her post, and give her some comment love, will you? Rock on,…

2009 theme: Sustainability

Like many others in the blogosphere, I’ve adopted the profgrrrrl model of defining a theme for each year rather than a list of resolutions. In 2008, my theme was “Seeking Strategies for Survival, Sanity, and Success.” As I said a few weeks ago, the survival part was achieved, but beyond that, I’m not so sure.…

Thinking about ScienceOnline09 and allies

As I’ve mentioned, I’m co-organizing a session on gender and science blogging, with a particular focus on how we can be allies, as well as on the intersection of gender, race and class in blogging. The official conversation has been a little slow, but while I’ve been distracted, others have been writing interesting posts, with…