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Archives for June, 2009

The New York Times Lens blog is regularly fascinating, especially to a wannabe photographer. Did you see the post on the Tiananmen Square “man and tank” photo? There’s also incredible photos from the protests of the election in Iran. This week, the Lens blog as part of the Second Chances series, tells the story of…

JAM redux: a summary

Okay, so I have recovered from my visit to Washington, and my first JAM conference. Here are some highlights that are more edited than my lame live-blogging post is.

Retweeting Zuska: Kim at All of My Faults Are Stress Related asks: I’ve got a question for women readers, especially those in the geosciences, environmental sciences, or field sciences: what do you get out of reading blogs? And if you have a blog yourself, what do you get out of writing it? I’m asking because…

At JAM last week, a really useful session was conducted by Nakeina Douglas, an assistant professor in the L Douglass Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth. She also is involved in the Grace E Harris Leadership Institute, and teaches public policy and research methods. “What was so useful about her talk?”…

Blog friend Pat Campbell and her colleagues Susan Metz, and Jennifer Weisman gave a great talk at JAM on getting your research message out to the press.

The following email appeared in my inbox yesterday, and I thought some of you might have some more thoughts to share. Dear ScienceWoman, I recently discovered your blog, and have a question regarding academic publishing. I am just now entering a PhD. program, and plan to get married in about 2 years. Given the nature…

JAM aftermath

Wow, I am terrible at liveblogging. I get too caught up in the conversation to be able to blog it properly. Also, in some rooms, the wireless was spotty. (Blaming my tools.) I took copious notes during JAM and twittered key points, and will write them up over the next few days. But because of…

Summer Reading List

BrianR at Clastic Detritus introduced me to the perfect meme to wrap a tedious summer afternoon of work…What books are on my summer reading list? First let me say that *love* summer and breaks because I’ve always associated those times with a chance to do some of the reading that I’ve never managed to keep…

Do you know a woman in science or engineering who has taken a career break from her academic position? The NSF-ADVANCE program at George Washington University is doing a study of women in career breaks, whether voluntary or not, to understand the pipeline of women professors in science and engineering we are conducting a NSF-sponsored…

For Posterity

(to the tune of “Hush, little baby”) Speak little child, and make lots of sounds And keep growing in leaps and bounds We’ll be busy as bumblebees We’ll catch the waves that crash on the seas We’ll go for strolls and walks in the park We’ll draw lots of sidewalk art We’ll run through sprinklers…