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It’s here! The second edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival! But it wouldn’t be here today without the help of Dr. Free-ride and Dr. Isis. With all the time I have had to devote to my mother and her issues the past two weeks, there is no way I could have gotten the carnival…

Profile: Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover

Guest post from Female Seaside Scientist, for the Diversity in Science Carnival! Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover is a Professor of Marine Biology, Director of the Duke University Marine Lab, and Chair of the Marine Science and Conservation Division at the Nicholas School. Her research combines biogeochemistry, biodiversity, ecology of chemosynthetic deep-sea vent organisms, marine…

Barbara Liskov Wins ACM Turing Award

Just in time for Women’s History Month and the second edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival, the Association for Computing Machinery has announced that the 2008 Turing Award goes to Barbara Liskov! Here’s all the info from the press release: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Barbara Liskov of the Massachusetts Institute…

The first Diversity in Science carnival, created and hosted by DNLee of Urban Science Adventures as a Black History Month Celebration, was a great success. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Now it’s time for our second round, which will be hosted right here at Thus Spake Zuska. Naturally, since it is March, our focus this…

Well, February has come and gone, Black History Month is over for another year, and we’ve had the first round of the Diversity in Science carnival. I am sure some of you who blog may have thought about contributing to this carnival but didn’t for a variety of reasons. Maybe, like me, you had family…

First Diversity in Science Carnival is Up!

It’s up and available for reading, people! Go over and enjoy at Urban Science Adventures! This carnival celebrates the people of science and engineering – those who innovate, invent, research, teach, and reach out. This Blog Carnival tells the stories of achievement and perseverance. Why is such a celebration needed? Many reasons, but as Molecular…

Scientists who are still at the bench may not ever think much about administration or, if they do, their thoughts may be markedly negative. And yet administrative work can be both important and personally rewarding and fulfilling, just as much so as bench research. I know, that sounds like sacrilege, but I’ve done both, so…

Very often in my life I find myself in the situation my dad used to describe as “a day late and a dollar short”. So it is once more. This past month I have allowed preoccupation with a number of issues, some familiar some not, to get squarely in the way of blogging. And out…