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Academia this week: May 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 6, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Academia this week: May 6-13

Thanks to 'net detectives Pat Bowne and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Opportunities and events

$30,000 young scientist prize

http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab?et_rid=51728656&et_cid=470513

Deadline: Aug. 1; from AAAS

Want to see a cool science exhibit?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/the-spring-16-science-art-exhibit-guide/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160505

Free list from Sci. Am.: Microcosmos and more!

Lancet's neurology conference

http://communications.elsevier.com/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=%40gqrX9iZK%2B8gnSWRq5a%2FOQ0V%2FlXhDE4jvegiJsivERxU%3D

Abstracts due June 3

May is healthy vision month

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6517a1.htm?s_cid=mm6517a1_e

Short, free note, reference from MMWR

At work

Skills for the large lecture sections

http://chronicle.com/article/The-TEDification-of-the-Large/236418?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=14fc5bd33baf4c9489720ea2b0015955&elq=af04ae7ec6a14916831ffb7fe9ea736f&elqaid=8992&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3087

Full, free story, link from Chron. hi. ed.

Graduate students and mental health

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/04/trainees-and-mental-health-let-s-talk

Full, free essay, links from Science

Take the lab safety quiz!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45604/title/LabQuiz--Lab-Safety/

Free site from The Scientist

What have we learned about distance learning?

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/05/03/what-weve-learned-after-several-decades-online-learning-essay

Complete, free report, link from Inside hi. ed.

Research

Are these some examples of improperly promoted studies?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-zapping-your-brain-increase-performance/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160511

Complete, free report, image, links from Sci. Am.

John Oliver and scientific studies in the press--caution: strong language

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/watch-john-oliver-blast-exaggerated-scientific-findings/111214?elqTrackId=e6fb6fe869fd4dd1ade54ec3f83f1d8e&elq=af04ae7ec6a14916831ffb7fe9ea736f&elqaid=8992&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3087

Free short note, video from Chron. hi. ed.

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