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Archives for December, 2009

I’ve been reading both geoblogs and women-in-science blogs for a while, and watching the support networks grow around them. So when I looked through the Geological Society of America’s list of session topics for the 2009 annual meeting and saw one about “Techniques and Tools for Effective Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of Women and Minorities…

Other people who are blogging about AGU

If you’re like me, and you’re currently not in San Francisco, listening to people discuss rapid coastal erosion in the Arctic or argue about whether or not an impact caused the Younger Dryas or show off cool imaging techniques to monitor active volcanoes… well, none of the geoscientists at Science Blogs is there, either. But…

I had a weird experience dealing with journals and peer review a little while ago. Recent discussions of the CRU e-mail hack (especially Janet’s) has made me think more about it, and wonder about how the scientific community ought to think about expertise when it comes to peer review. A little while ago, I was…

From the American Geophysical Union’s Twitter feed ( @theAGU ): Looking for a geoblogger to discuss blogging at Communicating your Science workshop Sunday Dec. 13 morning #AGU09 Contact mjvinas@agu.org (I’m not going. Have fun in San Francisco – I’ll be at home, grading.)

I’m not quite done with this semester, but I’m also starting to think about the courses that I’m teaching in the winter. In particular, I’m thinking about our department writing course. The course is in transition right now – in the past, it’s been a writing-in-the-discipline course, but because of state-mandated changes to our general…