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Archives for September, 2009

Reviews and the junior faculty member

In 2009, I’ve done ~9 reviews of journal articles, including two in the past week, and not counting the 1-2 more looming in the next two weeks. During the same period, I’ve submitted one 1st author manuscript, still in review, but probably only going cost 3 reviewers some time. Anyone see a mass balance problem…

SciWo’s Storytime: My Pop-Pop is a Pirate

Last Saturday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Minnow and I got into the spirit of the day by reading the only toddler-appropriate pirate book I know: My Pop-Pop is a Pirate by Pat Croce. (Even if you don’t watch the whole video, check out 1:15 to 2:00 minutes for adorable Minnow talking…

Foraging on campus

A few weeks ago, a post-doc and I were walking past the Physics building on campus when we saw some beautiful yellow fungi coming out of a tree. Little did I know that, later that week, I would actually *eat* those fungi. And I haven’t died yet.

Call for October Scientiae posts!

I’m late in tooting the horn for Mad Chemist Chick, the current host of Scientiae for the October posting. (OMG, how is it way into late September already? Yikes.) Her theme for this month: “The Road Not Taken.” She writes: Was there a point in your career or research where you were faced with two…

In print at last

Look what showed up in my most recent issue of the NWSA Journal (NWSA=National Women’s Studies Association)? I’m in print! W00T! This co-authored paper is in the current issue, which is a special issue on “Inclusive Science” that came out of this conference last summer. I’m pleased to be in the same lineup with Cindy…

Don’t adjust that dial. Starting ~ now, ScienceWoman is officially renaming herself SciWo. I’ve been trying out the name for some time, but have finally decided to make it official and change the way my posts are labeled, my comments signed, and my tweets delivered. Partly, this is an effort to combat Alice’s invisibility that…

This afternoon, as I was busy working with graduate students and my daughter was napping at daycare, an email from AGU reminded me to renew my membership for next year. AGU is one of my two main societies and early renewal gives you a discount on electronic access to their articles, so I dutifully headed…

Alice’s ADVANCEing into the fall

While it is hard to go back to the daily slog of the semester after having a more freewheeling summer, I do like the fact that you can set all kinds of new academic patterns. Like an Academic New Year, as my friend Julie put it. One of my academic new year resolutions: get some…

On-Ramps to Academia

Are you a person in industry who is thinking about a transfer into academia? This ADVANCE-sponsored program might be something you’re interested in: Our first annual On-Ramps into Academia Workshop will take place this October 18-20th, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of this workshop is to assist women currently working in industry to transition…

Recovering from an anniversary weekend

Friday was our 5th wedding anniversary. Can I just say? I think living in the same place has been good for us; way better than being 213 miles apart. We had a weekend packed with festivities, including: