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Here at Mystery U, we are evaluated on a calendar year basis, so in early January I turned in an up-to-date CV to our departmental review committee. Then I waited, and waited, and waited some more. Finally, a few weeks ago, I got a chance to see what the review committee thought of me, and…

Bloggy goodness

I’m going to share a few wonderful links to ease my transition back into the on-line world. First, there’s a new photoblogger on the Scienceblogs’ Photo Synthesis blog. BJ Bollender is the training coordinator for disability awareness and assistive technology in Arizona. She always travel with camera in hand, and she’s got an eye for…

When I first started to go to conferences, I couldn’t see what people saw in them. I didn’t know anyone, I thought lots of the sessions were boring, and I found the whole thing overly stressful to deal with. Then I started making some friends who I would see at said conferences, and then started…

Moving on to Delft

… where the wireless is cheaper than in Amsterdam. W00T! Conference starts tomorrow (really more like a workshop, I think). And I just wanted to share a photo of this cool tile I just bought. It’s from the 1940s, and is of a canal and the Oude Kerk (Old Church, that’s the one from the…

We’re now at the end of the month of June, which Sheril inspired many of us to think about violence towards women and girls. We have had a few posts on the subject this month, but I can’t help but think about all the stories that will never be voiced, all the violent men who…

Hallo from Amsterdam!

I’m in Amsterdam, we’re having a great time, I’m totally jet lagged, and I have decided I love Dutch coffee. Thanks for the advice on things to do – my best decision so far was not biking. Here are some photos; I’ll try to update them when we next get some cheaper internet time (20…

And so conference season continues…

Somehow I’ve survived this week with only one really big “oops” (an IRB application I should have turned in weeks ago), and I am off tomorrow to continue my conference tour. I’m heading to a workshop in Delft, The Netherlands on gender and engineering research (along with a couple of R&R days in Amsterdam –…

Need help in overcoming my inner guilt

There is irony in doing research on women engineering faculty members, and being a woman faculty member in engineering. One side of my brain tells me that the research says women (and men) who self-sacrifice for their students and colleagues burn themselves out, and instead should figure out how to say no more often; the…

Have you ever bought an album and discovered a song so dark, so sad that it makes you physically uncomfortable to listen to it? What do you do then? Can you stand to hear it or do you skip the track in favor of something a little lighter? For me, the songs that twist my…

Silence is the Enemy: In my backyard

Recall that for the month of June, a group of bloggers are trying to draw attention to the horror of violence against women and girls across the globe. Along this theme, I could write about sex tourism in Mombasa (a direct result of increased regulations in Cambodia) or the conversations about legalising sex work so…