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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…

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…

I just had my 2nd “Sunday meeting with myself.” I looked back at my list from last week, and was thrilled to be able to cross almost everything off. It helped to map tasks onto my available schedule, although I completely underestimated how much time I needed for class prep this week. I’ll get better…

Whew, we’ve survived the first week of school. Only 1 week in, and I’m already overwhelmed: 25 things on my Omnifocus list of things to do, and one of them, due Wednesday, is “revise paper.” Yikes. No wonder I’m blogging first. I decided during our road trip that I was giving short shrift in my…

Work with fab Pat Campbell!

A missive from FairerScience blog guru Pat Campbell: Want a job? This is not a title you see much in this economy; but we and our partners at Northwestern have two job openings: Social Science Research Associate (5 years). and Social Scientist Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow (2 years). I am so excited about this study– we…

The September Scientiae announcement is up, to be hosted by Academic (w00t! another engineer blogger!) over at her place, Journeys of an Academic. She has announced the theme: “Inspiration or Desperation?” with a submission date of September 4, so really you have no time to procrastinate. Just submit something fabulous, as you usually do. Ta.

A realization had over dinner, looking up “cream cheese” and “fromage frais” on our new iPhones: the iPhone is the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. At least while attached to Wikipedia. That’s got to be work an app — something with “Don’t Panic” in large friendly letters on the front. I’m not sure this counts.…

skookumchick revealed

One of the things I thought about on our road trip was the role that blogging plays in my life. In case it hasn’t been totally obvious, I have not had much of a blogging groove over the summer, despite the appearance of more time. I realized that I need to actually build in blogging…

Sunday meeting with myself

As usual, I find myself at the beginning of a semester trying to figure out how to balance my life a bit more better, and perhaps contradictorily, how I can structure my days better to be able to find time to recharge.