Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for November, 2006

Let Her Eat The Oppressor’s Cake

Normally I think one should be a bit gentle with the young un’s, as they are still not fully formed and their thinking has not developed much complexity. They haven’t had a lot of experience; you have to give them time to grow into understanding. But if they will go about writing screeds for rightwing…

The Play’s The Thing

The second line of that quote, you know is “Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King”. At the Frontiers in Education conference held in San Diego at the end of October, there was an interesting work-in-progress titled “Evaluation of Canadian High School Girls’ Perception of CSET Using A Play” by Anne-Marie Laroche and Jeanne…

Using Their Powers For Your Good

This is a first – a post that gets classified under both “moron management” AND “role models”. If you are a female professor who has ever had to deal with rowdy, disrespectful boys in your classroom, I urge you to read Susanna Ashton’s column in the Chronicle of Higher Education. This must surely rank as…

New Science Think Tank

Yay! Finally! The good guys – that’s us – are finally getting their/our own Discovery Institute! Only ours will actually promote real science and science policy as opposed to God-told-me-so science and science policy. Ed Brayton over at Dispatches From the Culture Wars has a post on the nifty new think tank with a link…

Professor of the Year Donna C. Boyd

Congratulations to Donna C. Boyd, professor of forensic anthropology at Radford University! She is one of four professors (and the only woman) to be honored as Professor of the Year for 2006 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Professor Boyd was quoted in…

Shake Off The Dust…

It’s been a migrainey sort of week here at Chez Zuska, so in lieu of something new at the moment, I’m giving you a “best of Zuska” from the old blog site. By coincidence, it’s also trash and recycling night here in my hometown. Read and decide for yourself. Shake Off The Dust Under Your…

The Tender Sensibilities of Men

Female Science Professor has the most wonderful story to tell about a career forum at her university. Organized by a junior female faculty at her school, There is typically a panel with representatives from various types of academic institutions (small colleges, research universities, medium-sized universities), from industry, and from government agencies. The panel members speak…

Dr. Sexy Tells All

What are the best pickup lines for scientists and science-savvy folk?… I think I can best answer this Ask A Science Blogger question by quoting myself. So: Suzanne Franks, in her fabulous essay Suzy the Computer vs. Dr. Sexy: What’s A Geek Girl To Do When She Wants To Get Laid? which you can now…

Because We Don’t Have To

I started this as a reply to a comment by Chris on my post Why Are All The White Men Sitting Together In The Other Conference Rooms? but it became a post of its own. Chris wrote:

Since I brought up the X-Gals, I’ve been thinking of another model of group support in academe, the Mujeres Universitiarias Asociadas at Central Florida. They were featured in an article in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education special issue on diversity.