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Open Lab 2008 is a printed anthology of the best science blogging of the year. We’re now only two weeks from the deadline (December 1) for nominating posts for inclusion in this year’s anthology. The fifty best posts, plus one poem and one cartoon, will be chosen by a panel of judges, and the winners…

Workshop “On-ramps to Academia”

The University of Washington’s ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award this year from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The first workshop will be held October 19…

I still get a little chill down my spine when the news announcers say “President-elect Obama,” but already I am being reminded that we can’t just sit back and wait for him to save the world. We still need to do our part, and one of the things we need to do right now is…

Please prepare for a shoe-puking

A colleague emailed me notice of an article published 11/1 in the Columbus Dispatch, titled “OSU wants more female scientists.” The first part of the article reads: A new Ohio State University program that aims to help female professors advance in the sciences would lead to discrimination and quotas, the president of a scholars’ group…

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.

AWIS workshop on “what works”

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to come to a day-long workshop hosted by the Association of Women in Science at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. Below are some snippets on things I learned, for better or worse.

Picking up on a meme for which I’ve been tagged by ScientistMother, I’m going to add my own little twist, and do six random facts along a common theme.

New site for young women who love science

I sporadically get press releases from organizations trying to promote themselves to our readers. This time, I’m actually going to manage to post it in a timely fashion. The Feminist Press with IBM have just launched UnderTheMicroscope.com, a new site to involve young women in science and to encourage them to pursue careers in science,…

That sort of crazy talk sounds like it might be something from a right-wing political campaign, but it’s not. It’s from a letter published in this week’s Nature magazine. The authors, Timothy J. Roper & Larissa Conradt of the University of Sussex, responded to a Nature post-doc journal entry in a manner that appears sympathetic…

I find it so refreshing that a