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Highlights of education: Oct. 5-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Highlights of education: Oct. 5-14

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin and Jon Jackson

National Hispanic heritage month

Ramon y Cajal: neuroscientist

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1906/cajal-bio.html

From Nobel Prize site

Collection of living Hispanic scientists' bios.

https://www.umhs-sk.org/blog/hispanic-heritage-month-latino-doctors-scientists-educators/Caribbean-Medical-Schools

Website from UMHS

The sci. biz

The war against science

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-plan-to-defend-against-the-war-on-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20161012

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

The journal retracted its own retraction!

http://retractionwatch.com/2016/10/04/oops-journal-retracted-the-wrong-article/

Complete, free report, links from Retract. watch

Baloney alert: girls can't do stem! What!

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/girls-can-t-do-math-or-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20161012

Short, free item from Sci. Am.

The scientist as narcissist

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47037/title/The-Narcissistic-Scientist/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=35370370&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9V7V4d6RgweOKzpirlnph_TCZRw84oovRKyyl8bDGW5kpJ7rSrQp8nXsF8EIx9cYs_HweHfzg5T5PmZsBEjfHoWB4doQ&_hsmi=35370370/

Book review from The Scientist

Awards: past and future

K-12 math and science teachers receive awards

https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189970&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1

Free from NSF

Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships for NJ and Georgia

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/

Website, links; Deadline: Oct. 23

Internship available from NSF

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453000000

Press release from NSF

Professional news

40 years old and burned out!

http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-40-Year-Old-Burnout/237979/

Full, free essay, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Free app for fonts of 800 different written languages

https://www.google.com/get/noto/

Website

Recent history of lab safety

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47132/title/Thirty-Years-of-Lab-Safety/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=35541764&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9TPDTCpV_6nnt6hw-DuG2YygY8Mlq32E2P29wJ4cqy7xdJINU2txJYCX6Kt_WBbZAKS19gA0_L0_5vnp9efRFlGTQ2Mw&_hsmi=35541764

Full, free article, links from The Scientist

Should teaching become like uber?

http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Uberization-Comes/238004/

Complete, free commentary from Chron. hi. ed.

Creationist wins lawsuit against Cal. State U.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/10/07/cal-state-northridge-settles-christian-lab-manager-who-said-he-was-fired-creationist?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=bca9f6165f-DNU20161007&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-bca9f6165f-199141673&mc_cid=bca9f6165f&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

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