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Links for 4-3-2009

Scads of stuff I don’t have time to blog adequately… Johns Hopkins Provost Kristina Johnson was nominated by President Obama to be under secretary of the Department of Energy in mid-March. From the email press release: She is a distinguished researcher, best known for pioneering work — with widespread scientific and commercial application — in…

Links for 03-20-2009

NSF ADVANCE Workshop For Women Transitioning to Academic Careers The University of Washington’s ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The…

Links for 3-10-2009

I found Light-skinned-ed Girl via Acmegirl’s blogroll. Lots of good stuff about the process of writing, quotes from writers, and the experience of being biracial. I like her idea about the Oscars for books. That is an awards ceremony I would definitely watch! Black on Campus has a post about Lisa Jackson, chemical engineer, and…

Links for 6-30-2008

The comics rawked last week! Gracie signed off as the engineer on plans for the bike ramp she constructed for her brother Baldo and his friend. Gracie, you are awesome! Read the strips for June 24 and 25, too. I want more Gracie with my Baldo! The Chronicle News Blog reports that India will now…

Links for 6-16-08

Some time ago Penny called my attention to this post by Liz Henry regarding the erasure of women from the tech community via language. I loved it, not least because her most excellent rant includes one of my own pet peeves: All of this just yanks my chain big time, like when people say in…

Links for 4-3-2008

Physioprof weighs in on the issue of pseudonymous blogging and “blogging while female” phenomenon. It’s a good read. Peter Sagal, who hosts NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!” has a piece on gender inequity in Whoville. It’s awesome. An excerpt: And there’s this — not only does the movie [Horton Hears a Who] end with…

Pseudonymous Writing: Two Views

Pseudonymous blogging – and commenting – is common. Some like it, some don’t; some see the need for it, some don’t. Whatever side you’re on, you might be interested in these two recent columns from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Against pseudonymous writing For pseudonymous writing

Some More Links for 3-17-2008

Good stuff from the AWIS Washington Wire: A new website on reducing stereotype threat. The engineering of ice cream, from Yale’s first female dean of engineering. “More than half the women in the world live in countries that have made no progress in gender equity in recent years. ” See the Gender Equity Index website…

Links for 3-17-2008

You just have to read Non Sequitur today. It’s a great strip in general but I really liked today’s comic for reasons that will be obvious to you. Lab Cat has announced a Fortnight-long Food Fest. In fact I am so excited about food and my “F” that I am having a food fest for…

Links for 3-6-2008

Bora has posted an interview with me at A Blog Around the Clock. See here for all the interviews in the series. He keeps adding new ones so check back now and then. Via the Chronicle news blog, I found this wonderful site with all of Audobon’s paintings of North American birds. Bird lovers, rejoice!…