Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for May, 2007

Between Jellies and Stars

The next Scientiae Carnival topic is How We Are Hungry. scientiae-carnival We spent the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Mom’s house, so hunger and food are topics much on my mind. Sunday we had a cookout at my brother’s house; the weather was perfect, and Brother Zuska was in his element at the grill/smoker, delivering…

Recruiting The Very Best

So, the Chronicle of Higher Education announced a new blog On Hiring. An item of interest: Don’t Just Search, Recruit. There’s a link in the post to a Heads Up column on the topic, which I read in this week’s print version. It’s a great article, with lots of good tips, most of which are…

From the Chronicle daily update: The White House announced on Tuesday the winners of the 2005 National Medals of Science, the nation’s highest scientific honor. The prizes recognize achievement in the physical, biological, mathematical, social, behavioral, and engineering sciences. I’m shocked, shocked! to discover no women’s names on the list of honorees. And now…let the…

Fast-Track Mommy Manual

From the Chronicle of Higher Education daily update, I learned about a forthcoming book, Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers: In the new book, Ms. Mason and Ms. Ekman say it is common for women who start off in fast-track jobs in law, medicine, academe, and business…

Life as a Leak, Redux

Some of you will remember the Life as a Leak series that I posted awhile back. If you were interested in that then you may want to read this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education: Conference Confidential. Annoyingly, it is behind a paywall, so you may want to look around for a print version…

Seed Magazine Writing Contest

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this contest is only open to U.S. citizens because of laws regulating sweepstakes and contests. Apologies to any readers outside the U.S. Seed Magazine is having a writing contest, and you’re invited! It’s actually the Second Annual Seed Writing Contest presented by Honeywell. Throughout the 20th century, science changed our perspective on the…

Next Joy of Science Installment

Hey, I bet you thought I forgot all about this course, didn’t you???? No, I didn’t! Just lots of stuff going on in the personal life that has made it difficult for me to give the attention needed to the next set of readings, which are very….dense. However, now I’m ready to go! Let’s say…

Let’s Get Nominating, People!

Please don’t forget to nominate posts for the 2007 Science Blogging Anthology. I’ve added an icon to the left sidebar that you can click on (it’s the blue “Open Lab 2007″ bit just below “nominate posts for”) to go to the very easy, very short nomination form. Let’s make sure that this year there are…

New Feminist Blog and Nifty Database

There’s a great post over at the blog Women in Science on a resource, the Harvard Open Collections Program Women Working 1800-1930. …a great digital database of books, photos, diaries, and trade catalogs. It covers all kinds of work, from unpaid household labor to lawyers and politicians. And, of course, scientists. Go read the post…

I don’t know what is going on, but most new comments seem to be getting held for moderation and/or sent by the spam filter into my junk folder. I have just retrieved a bunch of them from the junk folder (including one of my own) and gotten them published. However, I am about to leave…