Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for July, 2009

See You In A Few Days

Folks, I had expected to surely have my next Gender Knot post up by now but life isn’t working out that way. Too much craptastic stuff going on. Meanwhile, Mr. Z and I are taking off for a few days. They have wireless internet where we’re going but…we’re not taking a computer with us. There,…

Everybody’s talking about Unscientific America ’round these parts lately. I’ve almost finished reading it and will post a review of my own sometime soon. In the meantime…Isis has a post up where she makes note of ERV’s displeasure with the book. In response, ERV comments thusly on Isis’s blog: Isis– I havent read Unscientific America.…

Via the WEPAN listserv, I just learned about a new book about African American women in science: Temple University is proud to announce the publication of Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education by Sandra L. Hanson. In her book, Hanson uses Department of Education data as well as a recent survey…

I’m Nobody – Who Are You?

Ed Yong has started a “who the heck are you, dear reader?!?!” meme that is floating around with my Sciblngs. If you haven’t already visited a thousand other blogs and read it a million times, here’s what he posted: 1) Tell me about you. Who are you? Do you have a background in science? If…

Another Good Reason To Brush Your Hair

Because you do not want them to think you’re crazy. Also, do NOT put on that hospital nightgown, no matter what they say. Mind Hacks gives us another perspective on patriarchal norms for female appearance. Don’t run out to the convenience store without brushing your hair, make sure to always dress well, or else you’ll…

Throughout the month of June, Philadelphia-area residents had the opportunity to take advantage of an extraordinary arts festival – Hidden City Philadelphia. This unique arts festival…brings Philadelphia’s best unknown historical and architectural landmarks back to life through original works of art…There are many historical and architectural landmarks around Philadelphia that at one time were all…

Tentative Blogging ReStart

If you’ve seen this post over at Isis’s place, you have already read this: A few minutes ago I received this email from the Overlords: Hi Isis, As far as I can tell they finally corrected it- they halted all ads from that network. I haven’t seen any bad ads last night or this morning…

Following Isis’s Lead…

While I’ve been away from the blogiverse, it appears that you’ve had the misfortune to be treated to all manner of disgusting ads popping up here at ScienceBlogs. Mail Order Brides, Naughty Singles, and I don’t know what all else. Isis has some details here. She says: …if you’ve been visiting me for any length…

Delays, Delays

Hi folks. I had kind of a rough visit home to mom at the end of last week/weekend that took a lot out of me, followed by several days in a row of pretty bad migraines. I had hoped to post my next Gender Knot installment today but it just ain’t happening. Rather than promise…