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Archives for May, 2009

I <3 my bloggy friends

Dearest Blog-friends, Have I ever mentioned how much I love all my readers and my Sciblings? This blogging community means so much to me, I just don’t even know how to express it. The amount of support I get from y’all is amazing. As evidence, on Friday, my email box contained several nice emails (and…

What keeps me moving forward?

Despite being the one to pick the topic for the upcoming Scientiae, I have struggled and struggled to come up with anything to post for this month’s Carnival. As Alice alluded to earlier, I’m having a particularly tough month, feeling like I am treading water most of the time, and not making any headway against…

In the past few weeks, Scienceblogs has quietly debuted two fantastic new bloggers and a new channel (off the main page) related to information and library science, including open access and open science; digital and print publishing; information property and ownership, and more. Christina Pikas is a science and engineering librarian and a doctoral student,…

Reminder of the June Scientiae

Just a quick reminder that the June Scientiae theme is “moving forward” and we’re looking for posts about the how and why your science, work, and life are moving forward. Of course, other topics are welcome as well. Write your entries and get them in by midnight UTC on May 30th, and I’ll get them…

On being a chicken blogger

I just spent 2 hours writing a blog post for you that I completely can’t post. My husband says it is really not about being a chicken but deciding what battles to fight. And this post would name names and describe how upset I am about something, and, as mentioned, my president reads this blog.…

A while back I sent the following letter to my dear friend Dr. Isis at On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess, because we all know who wears the hot shoes around ScienceBlogs. Dearest Isis, Though we may not always see eye to eye on the practicality of footwear, I adore your sense of style.…

Isis and Sheril are having a discussion about some of Sheril’s email. She recently got a question from a reader, who queries: Hi Sheril, I read with interest your article on ‘women and science’ in the Discover website. Can I ask, from your perspective, what you think of this study suggesting that men are smarter…

Another PSA from the good folks at Rice University’s ADVANCE program. Please help them out if this applies to you. Dear Colleague: I’m writing to ask you if you would be willing to participate in a study that I am conducting at Rice University. It is important research and is attempting to understand the experiences…

The email below announces this year’s “Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position” workshop run by Rice University’s ADVANCE program. I’ve heard great things about this workshop and they’ve run it for several years. In fact, I applied two years running and didn’t get in, so it must be popular for a reason. Dear Colleague: A recent…

Looking for some motivating music

Now that the semester is over, I have no excuse not to do a lot of home-maintenance-y things, like: installing a rainbarrel in my backyard installing a dual-flush mechanism on our upstairs toilet setting up the other dehumidifier in the basement (we had one in each house when we had 2 houses, and hadn’t set…