Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for September, 2008

PhD Engineers in the Corporate World

The Chronicle has a nice piece on PhD engineers adjusting to corporate culture, and for once something they offer isn’t behind a paywall, so you can actually read it! Here’s the intro to whet your appetite: You might expect to see few similarities between the career path of an engineering Ph.D. and that of a…

A Reply to Dr. Isis

A warning: if you are a survivor of sexual assault you may just want to skip this post and the ensuing ugly comment thread it is sure to engender. A week or so ago the redoubtable Dr. Isis wrote an open letter to me. In part she wrote: The pragmatic part of me wants to…

Participants Wanted for Survey on Catcalling

I received an email from Dr. Kimberly Fairchild, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Manhattan College, asking for help in recruiting participants for a survey she is conducting. Kimberly is interested in the relationship between early experiences with catcalling and current experiences. The survey she is currently conducting is an extension of her dissertation work. The…

Women and Their Sexy Hawt Bodies: Reprise

So, to recap: A couple of women are having a conversation, and the topic turns to tit-ogling. “No one should be staring at my tits in the workplace,” they all agree. “That makes me uncomfortable, creates a hostile work environment, and constitutes sexual harassment! How difficult is it to look at my eyes? Staring and…

ScienceBlogs 1 Million Comments Parties

UPDATE: Party date changed to Sept. 28th. Other details remain the same. Let me know if you are interested in joining us! UPDATE: Here are details of my party, which is scheduled for Sept 14th: Brunch at Farmicia, 15 S. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA at 11 a.m. Visit Penn Museum of Archeology & Anthropology to…

Summer Vacations of My Youth

Technically, this is my 500th post at Scienceblogs, although I believe that includes a few I wrote but never published. So, 500 within a slight margin of error. Let us now celebrate this arbitrary milestone!!!!! And now, on to the post. September Scientiae is up at Lab Cat’s place. At the end of the summer,…