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Book giveaway: Einstein for Beginners

Today’s free book is “Einstein for Beginners” a comic style introduction to Einstein’s life and work by Joseph Schwartz and Michael McGuiness To claim the book, be the first commenter to assiduously affirm that you will read and review the book in less than 6 months and then send me your snail mail address to…

Hello, Madam President!

In early February, I received a letter from my university president. A hand-signed letter, addressed to me. In it, she reported how she had been reading this blog and my personal work website. (!) She was very complimentary of this blog, and SW and my contributions to engaging more women in STEM fields. I confess…

I’m very busy this week, with visitors to our department, a stack of grading, and the usual drive to do more research and be a better mommy. Alice isn’t in any better shape. I was wondering how I was going to write anything for the blog. And I was also contemplating a bookshelf full of…

Crafty goodness

There’s a crafty meme going around the blogosphere and lovely academic blogger phd me is going to be sending me a craft of her making. In order to be deserving of her crafty goodness, I’ve promised to make crafts for 5 others. If you’d like to get something from me (probably photo-oriented), be one of…

Stupid patriarchy tricks: # eleventy!

Yesterday Sheril Kirschenbaum and Chris Mooney of the Intersection announced that they were leaving Scienceblogs in favor of new digs at Discover. Unfortunately, commenters on other blogs around those parts have been behaving badly on posts welcoming the new bloggers. It appears that it doesn’t matter how good a scientist and writer a blogger is,…

ScienceBlogs is erupting!

Thumbing a nose at Bobby Jindal, we enthusiastically welcome ScienceBlogs newest addition, Eruptions, written by Erik Klemetti. Erik is a post-doc in igneous petrology, which means he studies how the rocks under volcanoes work. Near daily ]posts on Eruptions profile volcanoes in the news, explaining the science behind the eruptions in terms that non-rock heads…

Open Lab 2008 is available!

The Open Laboratory third annual compendium of the best science blogging is now for sale at Lulu.com. In it you can find 52 wonderful entries, including one by me. I can’t wait to read some of the great stuff that I missed when it first came out – and having a dead tree copy will…

Welcome Kim Hannula!

One of my favorite bloggers, with one of the best blog titles ever, has drifted on over to ScienceBlogs. Kim writes beautifully about geology and geosciences education, and occasionally about women in science. She guest blogged for us a few weeks ago, and now she’s got her own well-deserved brighter spotlight. If you are not…

Sunday night seductions

Liberal Arts Lady has ably hosted another fantastic edition of Scientiae. Head over there for some fantastic stories of role models and mentors, as well as some reminders that we have a ways to go before all aspiring scientists can find someone who looks like them. I also wanted to draw your attention to an…

Hear ye, hear ye. The first-ever and best-ever edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival has been posted.Read all about it at DNLee’s Urban Science Adventures! There’s some really fabulous stuff there and I can’t wait to read those that I missed when they were first posted. While you’re being inspired by all of the…