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February 13th is my start-over date

According to my self-declared theme, 2009 was supposed to be the year of sustainability. The year when I planned to “focus on trying to live my life that is sustainable in the long run for my body, my mental health, my family and my career.” Instead, I feel like I could write another post with…

I recently got an email from a colleague, Rebecca Hartman-Baker, who works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the National Center for Computational Sciences, and who would like some thoughts from you all on the following questions and context: A colleague and I are holding a Birds of a Feather session (BoF) at the Richard…

One year as cobloggers – yay!

It was one February ago, as in one year ago in February, that I abandoned my old pseudonymous blogging pad, and threw my lot in with the formidable Science Woman as a new coblogger. We were both working our ways through our first year of tenure-track, and I think each struggling a bit with keeping…

Diversity in Science: Lewis Latimer

DLee has started a new carnival to highlight the contributions of awesome scientists and engineers, with the first one being focused on the contributions of African-American scientists and engineers (it being Black History Month and all). (By the way, does anyone else think it is supercool to have a Black History Month when we finally…

Another duplicate Seed magazine has arrived in my mailbox, and just in time another great Scientiae has been posted. Be the first one to identify the authors of the following three quotes in the comments, and I’ll send along the Universe in 2009 issue of Seed. It’s another cool issue focusing on the all awesome…

My new goal…

… is to avoid vampire meetings. Which are any meetings which suck out your soul. And perhaps damn it to eternity. Post your horror stories here if you think it will help exorcise the effects. Hat tip to 43folders.com.

Acmegirl and DLee facilitated a ScienceOnline2009 session about race and science, stemming from what happened last year where the session on gender and race really focused on gender and not race. I’ve finally written up my notes, and what follows is a rough summary of the conversation. For those who attended, please feel free to…

Blogroll Amnesty Day

The powers that be have declared this the third annual Blogroll Amnesty Day. According to those powers, we are supposed to be celebrate by linking to five lesser-known bloggers, and reiterating our liberal blogroll policy. First the blogs you should be reading…hard choices here, but I’m going to go with these: The Alternative Scientist -…

The February Scientiae is up at Fairer Science. Pat picked a great theme for this month’s carnival “Our Dreams for a Better World.” Go check out all the great ideas and then let’s get to work turning them into reality. And now for an exciting announcement, DNLee of Urban Science Adventures is kicking off a…

Another valiant attempt to combine motherhood, teaching prep, and watching the superbowl. Last year I made it to the third quarter before giving up (i.e., Minnow needed my attention for the rest of the evening). Let’s see if this year goes any better.