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Text and title shamelessly stolen from Sciencewomen, I have no time to write, am at mom’s again. Dr. Isis has decided to donate the funds from her blog traffic to fund a scholarship for undergraduate research, and has gotten the American Physiological Society to match her donation up to $500. And all you have to…

Some of us at Scienceblogs have been baking pies and posting pictures and recipes in anticipation of Pi Day (3.14) and in the hopes of winning the Pi Day contest. As I have previously mentioned, I am no pie baker. But why should that stop me from entering the contest? You’re right, it shouldn’t! So…

Mr. Zuska and I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show today. It’s always wonderful to enter the show on a dull winter day and be struck with the glory of a giant convention center in full bloom. The show officially opens tomorrow, but today was the preview for Pennsylvania Horticultural Society members – of which…

An Example of On-The-Spot Networking/Mentoring

Over at Sciencewomen, Alice has a post up on the topic of colleagiality that includes the story of a casual encounter with a very nice outcome:

Watching the Inauguration

I’m watching the inauguration on tv…all the bigwigs are walking in…and here comes Malia and Sasha. Could those girls possibly be any cuter? Every time they show a shot of the sea of humanity on the Mall I am just overwhelmed. I’ve never had a sense of living through anything so momentous before.* Yay for…

Picturing Malia Obama in the White House

Tonight I watched the Barbara Walters interview with Barack and Michelle Obama. They were talking about their daughters’ reactions to the White House, and shared a story about Malia. She said that she had thought that the White House would be an untouchable place, where you would be afraid to touch anything, but it wasn’t…

Welcome, Dr. Isis!

Zuska is thrilled to announce that Dr. Isis the Scientist, Domestic and Laboratory Goddess, has joined ScienceBlogs! Yay! Another kick-ass woman blogger in the neighborhood! And a well-shod one, too! Stop on over and say hi as she gets settled in to her new digs. Welcome, Dr. Isis!

That would be Ronnie, Becca, Clare, and Andre, who joined me at Farmacia in Philadelphia this past Sunday for a delightful brunch and lots and lots of good talk. Many thanks to the benevolent Seed overlords for subsidizing our little get-together. I had the frittata. . The food was wonderful. I had a blueberry-pomegranate sorbet…

Your Lab Photo Here

Some time ago I posted info about the Seed lab photo contest. The deadline is long since past, but in the comments on my post I offered to post lab photos that you submitted but that didn’t get selected. Barn Owl took me up on my offer. Here’s her lab photo followed by her comments.…

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…