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September Scientiae: Genius is….

On Sunday, Academic posted the newest edition of Scientiae, focusing on “inspiration and desparation.” Head over and read it!

Flickr finds

Mmmm…wasn’t a 3-day weekend marvelous? (Except for those of you at institutions which don’t observe Labor Day, or choose to observe it by having ununionized people labor). We did all manner of fun things including canning tomatoes, dropping by a music festival, and weeding. Of course, now it’s back to the grindstone, and my head…

Going paperless in academia?

A reader recently sent in the following question: Hi Ladies — I’ve been reading your blog for most of my graduate career, and am currently beginning my first post-doc position. I’ve got a question for your readers, and I’m dying to know if anyone’s really come up with a good solution for it. How can…

Contribute to KNOWLEDGE about blogging!

New Scibling Anne Jefferson (welcome, Anne! We are neglect in our scibling hospitality, so sorry!) who blogs over at Highly Allochthonous has called out for a last hurrah for women geoscientists to fill out a survey about reading or writing blogs. Please do wander over and complete it, won’t you? In addition, Academic has extended…

A tale of two grant proposals

Let’s see if I can remember how to do this blogging thing…. Proposal 1: We started out doing it by the book. Picked a good research topic, and then found the appropriate RFP, with a deadline comfortably in the future. We had weekly brainstorming meetings to refine our research objectives and were just beginning to…

Teaching your students about hygiene

I don’t know about you, but here at Purdue, the administration is doing everything it can to freak us all out about the prospect of a flu pandemic. We’re getting emails about how we need to figure out ways to cover class material if the university closes, we need ways to contact our students with…