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Keep up-to-date here: Aug. 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 07, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Keep up-to-date here: Aug. 7-14


Thanks this week to 'net detectives Linda Moussakova, Paul Blumstein, and Henriette Evans

Awards


Enter the "Faces of biology" contest

http://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=fab4918ad0-PPR_Jul_28_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-fab4918ad0-171123534

Deadline: Sept. 30 from AIBS

Awards over actual deeds

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40745/title/Opinion--Accomplishments-Over-Accolades/

Complete, free opinion piece from The Scientist


What we need to know professionally

Some things to think about as you begin the semester

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/5-things-you-can-do-to-prepare-for-the-new-semester/57721?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free column from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Thirty seconds to explain your thesis?


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40572/title/Science-Speak/

Full, free article, chart from
The Scientist

Your best thinking when you are not focused on a problem?

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/shower-thoughts/

Complete, free report from Wired

What is an ABD?

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/08/abds_all_but_dissertation_ph_d_candidates_who_can_t_quite_finish.html?wpisrc=obinsite

Complete, free report from Slate


Teaching


The future of education

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/anthropology-in-practice/2014/08/06/what-will-the-future-of-education-look-like/

Full, free blog from
Sci. Am.

How to stop grade inflation at elite universities


https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/08/princeton-panel-urges-changes-grading-rules-wellesley-scholars-warn-impact-strict

Full, free story from
Inside Hi. Ed.

What is Project BEST?


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/budding-scientist/2014/07/01/jello-brains-and-dna-high-school-students-launch-innovative-stem-program/

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

On plagiarism

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/in-their-own-words-a-field-guide-to-accused-plagiarists-public-statements/83319?cid=gn&utm_source=gn&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Is it mystery or history​?


Museum of the history of medicine

http://lmoussakova.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/musee-dhistoire-de-la-medecine-a-berlin/

From a website


How did your university rank in 1911?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/how-did-the-federal-government-rate-your-college-a-century-ago/83411?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog, chart from Chron. Hi. Ed.

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