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Archives for February, 2008

Whose Issue Is This?

Sciencewoman ponders seen and unseen parenting responsibilities. In a discussion about parceling out responsibilities for a large project, the department chair expressed his desire not to unduly belabor a Department Dad because of his Very Special Parenting Responsibilities; Sciencewoman, however, he had no problem assigning the task to her. Until reminded by her colleague that…

I’ve written in the recent past about why Jim Watson is bad for science, especially the perception non-scientists get of science as a result of his pseudo-scientific racist natterings. I analyzed the reactions within the scientific community to the recent Watson imbroglio. It’s far past time for me to speak up about how Watson’s mess…

SD ’08 – The Candidates Have Been Invited!

Here’s the word, from Sheril at The Intersection – and the word is exciting! For months everyone has been asking us, when will there be an invitation sent to candidates…a date… a venue… Well it’s finally happened! It’s official. Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Barack Obama have been invited to ScienceDebate2008. The location?…

Another Bloggy Dry Spell

It has been difficult to get back into a regular rhythm of blogging after all the time off when I was dealing with stuff for my mom. I think all that took more of a toll on me than I realized. Although mom is doing great in her new place, and seems really happy, I’ve…

Yay! Another Engineer On Board!

February is turning out to be quite a great month at Scienceblogs! Welcome, welcome, welcome, Alice Pawley, now co-blogging with Sciencewoman! Alice “wants to be a feminist-but-tenured professor when she grows up”. I say, why grow up? except for the tenured part. That will be nice. And may both you and Sciencewoman achieve it swiftly…

Welcome, Green Gabbro!

Hooray! Hooray! Green Gabbro joins Scienceblogs today! Welcome, Maria!

Science policy, 20 years of sexual harassment, French women students as prostitutes: a round-up of stuff from the Chronicle: Dan Greenburg of Brainstorm complains that the U.S. has no national science policy. Some commenters say “that’s a good thing”. Over at Chronicle Careers, Julie Vick and Jennifer Furlong talk about how to write good letters…