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Archives for September, 2009

Geobloggers take on DonorsChoose

There’s an issue of Eos sitting on my desk at work with a front-page article about how to manage outreach. Earth scientists know stuff that’s important – this week’s huge earthquakes (covered all over the geoblogosphere) are just one example. Water’s another. And climate. And volcanoes. And landslides. And… well, you get the picture. So…

Blogging geoscience meetings

Over the past year, as live-blogging and live-tweeting conferences have become more common, scientific societies have had to figure out what to do about bloggers. What are we? We don’t usually wear press badges (although there are professional journalists who blog, and there are bloggers who write about new research in a way that’s similar…

I confess that I didn’t know the geological conventions for abbreviating time until I started teaching the geology writing class and looked them up. (That’s despite having published a paper on argon-argon geochronology. Sometimes, just doing whatever the co-authors and reviewers say is the right thing to do…) So I don’t have any strong opinions…

This is a repost from my old blog, from a year and a half ago. But it’s time for academic positions to be advertised – if they haven’t been frozen due to budget cuts. So, some old advice on getting a job, while my own job is keeping me especially busy. So. You want a…

The economy might be scary, but I’ve seen ads for academic jobs already. And for geoscience grad students, the first conference is only a little more than a month away. So I’m going to revise and repost a series that I wrote on my old blog, about getting a job at a predominantly undergrad institutions.…

Linkfest: structural geology

I’ve spent 15 hours in the classroom teaching in the past three days, and several more meeting with students to sort out schedules and brainstorm ideas for senior thesis projects. My brain is fried, but I’m going to try to share some interesting stuff I’ve run into: – Early this afternoon, I posted a frantic…