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Stupid patriarchy tricks: # eleventy!

Yesterday Sheril Kirschenbaum and Chris Mooney of the Intersection announced that they were leaving Scienceblogs in favor of new digs at Discover. Unfortunately, commenters on other blogs around those parts have been behaving badly on posts welcoming the new bloggers. It appears that it doesn’t matter how good a scientist and writer a blogger is,…

Happiness is… (3)

Happiness is boots that makes one feel strengthened and tough when one wears them. Even better is wearing boots called “engineer boots” when one is an engineer. And perhaps even better again is that one buys such boots from here but significantly on sale, and for one’s birthday, no less. A photo taken for Isis,…

Happiness is… (2)

Happiness is time to plant bulbs, even if you plant them indoors, and even if they were already sprouting in their paper bags in the fridge…

The Smithsonian Institution has made available on Flickr an amazing set of photographs of early women scientists and engineers.The pictures include women who worked at the Smithsonian and images from the Science Service Archives now housed at the Smithsonian. Some of these women scientists are well-known, even Nobel laureates, while others worked in obscurity. Some…

Happiness is…. (1)

Happiness is vegetable seeds arriving, and 70 degree days that remind you you can plant soon. Click to embiggen. Even better is when those seeds are given to you by a farmer friend, so you have way cooler varieties than you would when you just bought them through the seed catalogue. Now, when is that…

Let me start by saying that I love my upper-level undergraduate students. They are engaged, enthusiastic, willing to try anything, hard-working, and asking great questions. I have near perfect attendance in my class, and when a student misses class, I usually hear a pretty legitimate excuse, often with documentation. Our students have complicated lives. But…

Two recent announcements caught my eye and I thought they might be of interest to some of you. Plus, I’m always pleased to see universities taking seriously the issues career development and training future faculty. Opportunity 1: Washington State University Summer Doctoral Fellows Program Opportunity 2: Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program…

Dr. Isis has decided to donate the funds from her blog traffic to fund a scholarship for undergraduate research, and has gotten the American Physiological Society to match her donation up to $500. And all you have to do is click on her site – no $$ donations required. So cool! Go visit her announcement,…

I know this clip is a few days old, but that’s how far behind I am in watching the Daily Show (does Tucker Carlson really call Jon Stewart “Jon Daily?”). Hat tip to my colleague who sent me the link. The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Stem Sell Daily Show…

RBOC: Alice’s March Catch-up edition

Okay, so what on earth *have* I been up to, if not blogging? I’m catching you up (rather like the recitative bits in opera – dry, dull, but advancing the action, rather than arias which are beautiful but don’t get you anywhere much) with some RBOCs…