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Archives for May, 2008

Scientiae May and June…

I missed contributing to the last Scientiae, which is up over at Flicka Mawa’s pad, and deals with Career Paths, Perspective, and Changing Self Image. Scientiae is always great; go and read. I am the host of the June carnival, and finally got my call for posts up at Scientiae. The call is reproduced here…

It’s Only An Anecdote

In a recent post, I referred readers to a comment that had been left on another post. In the ensuing comment thread, I received a complaint that this was “only anecdotal evidence” . I should have cited some relevant literature to go along with it. That I needed to have “some science” in my post.…

Flextime: It Sets Such A Bad Example!

A friend of mine recently accepted a job in academic administration. He is extremely excited about the job and eager to do good things in his position. He is also a dedicated father and truly shares equal parenting responsibilities with his spouse. His spouse is in a career that is less time-flexible than academia is…

This is a bit of a late announcement, but I thought some of you might like to play. See full announcement here. For the next issue, Seed editors want to see the typical or not-so-typical places where Scienceblogs readers do science. For the chance to get your scientific work space featured in Seed, please send…

I actually had to create a new category for this post. That says something about how infrequently I have something good to celebrate on the gender and science front. Anyway, this year’s Albany Medical Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research was awarded to two women! All previous recipients have been old white guys. But this…

Read This Comment!

Everybody ought to read this comment by Grimalkin. Especially those of you who are so enamoured of “just speculating” and/or “considering the possibility” that women’s essential biology causes them to “not be interested in” math, science, and engineering. After you read it, please stop parroting unthinking, unreflective, misogynistic crap about why women just don’t go…

Four White Flowers

It’s spring, and everything looks great in the garden right now. Well, except for those pervasive Star of Bethlehem invaders that have to be pulled out by the dozens. Star of Bethlehem is a non-native, very invasive plant that can take over your flower bed almost overnight. I spent about an hour or more yesterday…

Friday Bookshelf: Becoming Leaders

You’re a smart woman, and a fabulous scientist or engineer. You know you can be a great researcher or professional engineer. But have you given thought to doing more than your job – to becoming a leader? F. Mary Williams and Carolyn J. Emerson hope you will, and to encourage you, they’ve put together Becoming…

“Gendered Innovations in Science”

From the AWIS Washington Wire: A new collection of essays, Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering, explores how taking gender into account in the areas of science, medicine, and engineering can enhance human knowledge. Inside Higher Ed has a conversation with the editor, Londa Schiebinger. IHE leads annoyingly with this: The discussion of gender and…