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March academia: March 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 4, 2016
Updated: Monday, March 21, 2016

March academia: March 4-11

Thanks to 'net detectives Dee Silverthorn, Terry Thompson, Ken Saladin, and Kathryn Burleson

Women in the history of science

Barbara McClintock: Nobel Prize winning geneticist

http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/barbara-mcclintock-and-the-discovery-of-jumping-34083

Free website, links from Scitable

5 more Nobel prize winning women

http://one.rulemailer.com/wb.php?p=yzn/y33/rs/tdt/3t7/rs

From Nobel Prize website

Rita Levi-Montalcini: discovered nerve growth factor

http://www.biography.com/people/rita-levi-montalcini-9380593

Free article from Biography

10 women in science

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ten-historic-female-scientists-you-should-know-84028788/?all&no-ist

Complete, free report, images from Smithsonian

NSF director discusses Women's history month

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137862&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release, links from NSF

Research

The misuse of the p number in statistics

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00031305.2016.1154108

Statement from Am. stat. assoc.

Does science have a reproducibility issue?

http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Science-s/235582?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=553a9ea8375e40458fcbc2c31ceb4baa&elq=fc75776490c24da0895617b9a9c8e759&elqaid=8134&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2592

Complete, free report, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Students

How did they feel about the new SAT?

http://chronicle.com/article/What-Students-Said-Right-After/235609?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=3afa9bbcf55c4a67b009673f485a53e6&elq=2761fe228b0c4b9e85f92380dd32320c&elqaid=8154&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2604

Complete, free report from Chron. hi. ed.

50% of community college students have mental issues

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/half-of-community-college-students-report-mental-health-conditions/109122?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=7e0f0a274784453eb83fcd0ed3e1d595&elq=448c458ac3154a1d97bf5e96e5bd4b40&elqaid=8172&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2615

Full, free essay from Chron. hi. ed.

Professionally

The resume doctor

https://www.pce.uw.edu/career-insights/articles/tips-for-spring-cleaning-your-resume?utm_medium=email&utm_source=March%202016%20A%20Newsletter%20Email&utm_campaign=PCE%20News&utm_content=CY_NW_Newsletter_March+2016_A

Press release from U. Wash.

Subtle bias against women in science continues

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Subtle-Ways-Gender-Gaps/235598?cid=gn&utm_source=gn&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=5c7ce0b5940541159df769774cf867ef&elq=13e738522fd74abb961097255593dbd7&elqaid=8193&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2630

Complete, free report, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Fighting gender bias with wiki

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/45541/title/Student-Fights-Harassment-with-Wikipedia/

Full, free story, links from The Scientist

Who is most likely to be the "brilliant" professor?

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0150194

Full, free essay, links from PLoS ONE

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