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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…

Blog friend Pat Campbell and her colleagues Susan Metz, and Jennifer Weisman gave a great talk at JAM on getting your research message out to the press.

Do you know a woman in science or engineering who has taken a career break from her academic position? The NSF-ADVANCE program at George Washington University is doing a study of women in career breaks, whether voluntary or not, to understand the pipeline of women professors in science and engineering we are conducting a NSF-sponsored…

Diversity in Science: Lewis Latimer

DLee has started a new carnival to highlight the contributions of awesome scientists and engineers, with the first one being focused on the contributions of African-American scientists and engineers (it being Black History Month and all). (By the way, does anyone else think it is supercool to have a Black History Month when we finally…

Acmegirl and DLee facilitated a ScienceOnline2009 session about race and science, stemming from what happened last year where the session on gender and race really focused on gender and not race. I’ve finally written up my notes, and what follows is a rough summary of the conversation. For those who attended, please feel free to…

Open Access publishing at ScienceOnline 2009

So ScienceWoman and I will be sharing live-blogging duties today, at least until our batteries give out. We’re both starting at the Open Access publishing session, although I was also intrigued by Peggy Kolm’s session about science fiction on science blogs. I’ll have to catch up with her later. Also, please note: this is liveblogging.…

My colleague Donna Riley just sent me a way-cool call for papers: inclusive science, for a special issue of the National Women’s Studies Association Journal. Get your writing hats on — papers are due January 15! The rest of the call is after the fold.

The worst powerpoint I could manage

A few weeks ago I solicited suggestions for how NOT to give a talk, and I was overwhelmed and greatly amused by the volume and enthusiasm of responses. At about the same time, Dave Ng over at The World’s Fair was thinking along the same lines. He claims to have created the most evil powerpoint…

One class I’m teaching this semester is a senior seminar focusing on oral communication. It should be a really fun class, and I’m looking forward to it. A major assignment for the semester will involve the students presenting a journal-club style talk on a scientific paper. Before I make them give a talk though, it…

I am an inveterate and unapologetic listener of NPR. I love to feel like I am getting something useful out of being stuck in traffic and I find their reporting to generally be much better and more in-depth than that of the print media. However, this week, All Things Considered’s reporting has really irritated me.…