Terra Sigillata

Archives for March, 2010

I want to get this quick shout-out for local hero, blogger, musician, and all around too-cool Princess Ojiaku before her band, Pink Flag, plays tonight at 10 pm in Durham, NC, at The Broad Street Cafe. From their website, “They’re a regular three girl rhumba dancing on the common ground of a love of early…

When I first started my independent academic laboratory in 1992, it was in a brand new facility across the parking lot from a then 40-year-old building named in honor of the woman to the right. I took on a big teaching load from day one and while I had some cash left from the $50,000…

While I’m hammering out The-Post-That-Will-Never-Finish related to National Women’s History Month (U.S.), let me draw your attention to the homepage of NobelPrize.org. The entire frontpage is devoted to interviews and stories from women Nobelists spanning from 1903 to present. The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the 20th century…

Looking all shiny and spiffy today are our colleagues over at the blogging network hosted by Nature. After some downtime to install a new blogging platform, Movable Type 4, Nature Network blogs are back with a much more pleasing aesthetic and a more user-friendly interface. For those readers who don’t have their own blog, the…

UNC-Duke Coal Wars?

The NCAA basketball season traditionally brings to the Piedmont region of North Carolina the Tobacco Road battles between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, the private school in Durham about 12 miles to the northwest (actually 10.79 miles from the Dean Dome to Cameron Indoor Stadium). But what I’m wondering…

Great news came across my RSS reader the other day that author and journalist, Chris Mooney, was among twelve journalists selected by the John Templeton Foundation for an intensive two-month fellowship on the relationship between science and religion. The Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science & Religion provide financial support for scholars to study at their…