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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…

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…

I’m back from the Geological Society of America annual meeting, and I promised to blog about my session. So… here it is. Techniques and tools for effective recruitment, retention, and promotion of women and minorities in the geosciences. It’s a mouthful, and included a lot of different perspectives, from information on the state of diversity…

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.…

We’ve gotten a lot of responses to our survey about women in geoscience and blogs, and we’re going to wrap it up soon, so we’ll have time to analyze the data before the Geological Society of America meeting in October. If you haven’t participated in the survey yet and you want to, here’s the information:…

Geoscientists: we (Anne Jefferson, Pat Campbell, Suzanne Franks, and me) are looking for participants in a survey about the ways in which women geoscientists use blogs (both as readers and as writers). Here’s the official request: Over the past several years, the geoscience blogosphere has blossomed so much that this fall, the Geological Society of…

Ah… vacation

I’m going to take a vacation tomorrow. I’m going to get up early in the morning, ride my bike to my office, and hunker down in front of my computer, putting some of my collaborators’ contributions into a grant proposal. What? That doesn’t sound like your idea of a vacation? What about last week, when…

Jim Lehane at Dino Jim’s Musings has posted the call for the August Accretionary Wedge: Time to think OUT of the box: So your mission is this: “What out of the box ideas do you use to teach people about geology or geological concepts?” No need to limit yourself on ideas you have actively used.…

Five students (three from the US, two from Brazil) were arrested last month while doing paleoclimate research in Brazil. They were collecting sediment cores from lakes and wetlands, in order to understand past climate change in western Brazil. The charges were based on Brazilian laws dealing with unauthorized extraction of mineral resources. (The group had…