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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…

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:

Introducing Maggie

We found a new friend at the dog shelter this weekend. I have been “between dogs” since my family’s beloved Psyche (our beagle who was attacked by the cougar) died of lymphoma in 2004. Here’s Psyche on Christmas 2003 (and me with really really long hair): My husband has never had any pets, and I’ve…

It is that season again, where NSF-CAREER awards are being announced left right and center. In my world, there are three in particular to celebrate: Dr. Julie Trenor, assistant professor in the Department of Science and Engineering Education at Clemson University, whose grant is titled “Influence of Social Capital on Under-Represented Engineering Students’ Academic and…

A couple of weeks ago, I “attended” a webinar hosted by WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network) on their recently unveiled Knowledge Center. I had never participated in a webinar — I called up a conference call phone number, and logged into a website, and saw what the presenters had on their computers. Different presenters…

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…