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Scholarship: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, 10 hours ago
Updated: 9 hours ago

Scholarship: July 2-9

College loses accreditation, sues

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/college-sues-middle-states-over-loss-of-accreditation/101473?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Short, free item from Chron. Hi. Ed.

The placebo effect: really?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1504023?query=TOC

Full, free perspective, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

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Professional information: June 26-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 29, 2015

Professional information: June 26-July 2

Got her doctorate (not honorary!) at 102 years old

http://www.upworthy.com/this-102-year-old-got-her-doctorate-77-years-after-nazis-wouldnt-let-her-even-take-the-test-boom?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Short, free item, images from The Upworthiest

More women in science legos

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/lego-adds-more-women-in-science-to-its-lineup/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150624

Full, free blog, links, images from Sci. Am.

Watch your mouth! She was fired

http://chronicle.com/article/Louisiana-State-s-Firing-of/231167/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

New guidelines for science publications

http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2015/06/26/Science-releases-guidelines-for-publishing-scientific-studies

Full, free essay from Times Live


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Useful information: June 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 18, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Useful information: June 19-26

Thanks to 'net detectives Jon Jackson and Miranda Byse

Helping our colleagues

Is your college in danger of deaccreditation?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/the-small-college-survival-guide-sweet-briar-edition/100989?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

List of solutions and links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

AP Bio. Teacher Acad. at Stanford's Summer Teach. Inst.

https://cset.stanford.edu/programs/ssti

Website, deadline July 6

Are they cheating with those smart watches?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/universities-ban-smart-watches-during-finals/57003?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Mentoring

Joining the Physio. Ed. Community of Practice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHJe_We0OkA

Free explanatory video fromYouTube

Advice from an older professor

http://chronicle.com/article/Career-Advice-From-an-Oldish/230335/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free item from Chron. Hi. Ed.

First time looking for a job?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1036-the-professor-is-in-a-first-timer-on-the-job-market?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

Academia

The new face of college

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/22/mpr_news_presentsFree audio file from Minnesota Public Radio News

NSF Day Univ. Alaska/Anchorage: granting advice

http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135495&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF


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The academy this week: June 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 12, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The academy this week: June 12-19

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Carolyn Wright, Peter English and Susan Musante

Awards and opportunities

Inclusive excellence: engaging all students in science

http://www.hhmi.org/InclusiveExcellence2017

Grant from HHMI: intent to apply by July 14, 2015

Conference on case study teaching in the sciences

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/training/conference/

Sept. 18,19 at Univ. Buffalo

Enter the "Faces of biology" contest

http://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=2f07b7825b-PPR_june_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-2f07b7825b-171123534

$250 and picture in BioScience by Sept. 30, 2015

Governmental opportunities

Presidential award for excellence in STEM

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135428&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

Want to talk with your US Congressperson?

http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html

AIBS website

Teaching

An alternative to student evaluations

http://www.changemag.org/Archives/Back%20Issues/2015/January-February%202015/better-way-full.html

Complete, free report, graphics, citations from Change

What are "trigger warnings" and should you give them?

http://chronicle.com/article/Many-Instructors-Embrace/230915/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Research issues

She felt as if she were "a lab rat"

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/cancer-patient-treated-lab-rat-speaks-out-after-duke-lawsuit?et_cid=4620787&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Scientist's comments about women ignite firestorm

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/furor-over-tim-hunt-must-lead-to-systemic-change/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150616

Full, free blog, images from Sci. Am.

What does non-reproducible research cost?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43205/title/The-Cost-of-Irreproducible-Research/

Complete, free report, graphic, links from The Scientist

Academia

Are you ready for that promotion?

http://chronicle.com/article/You-Might-Not-Be-Ready-for/230783/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

SACS will not revoke accreditation for that university

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/south-carolina-state-will-not-lose-accreditation-over-financial-problems/100543?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Short, free note from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Read the Federal Register!

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=2f07b7825b-PPR_june_15_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-2f07b7825b-171123534

Join a committee, attend a hearing, be a part of the solution!


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Stuff we need to know: June 7-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Stuff we need to know: June 7-12

New England primate center to close

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/05/28/closing-harvard-primate-center-leaves-legacy-discovery-controversy/Ax8wW1NfiIeqaFMbPDBYcI/story.html

Complete, free report, images, links from Boston Globe

What is the compensation for your college's president?

http://chronicle.com/factfile/ec-2015/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en#id=table_public_2014

Free, searchable database from Chron. Hi. Ed.


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Annual academia: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Annual confab academia: May 21-June 7

Looking for diversity in academia? Not so much

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/05/survey-academic-diversity-shows-little-progress?et_cid=4583262&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

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Academia: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Academia: May 14-21

Thanks to 'net detectives Mia Ray and Miranda Byse

Conferences

Undergraduate research conference

http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/urpd_conference_2015/

at Univ. OK-Norman June 23-25

Gordon research conference

http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=16908

July 12-17; Bates college/Lewiston Maine

Inspirations and transformations

The first-generation student

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Challenge-of-the/230137/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Student evaluations: what good are they?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1011-student-evaluations-feared-loathed-and-not-going-anywhere?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

Explain less, understand more? Youngsters speak out

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/frontiers-for-young-minds/don-t-explain-so-much-at-once-and-other-advice-from-young-science-readers/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150519

Full, free blog, link from Sci. Am.

Who inspired you to go into science?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78533

Free video from NSF

Why should you be a teacher?

http://www.upworthy.com/a-stirring-video-parody-that-shows-why-anyone-would-ever-want-to-become-a-teacher?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Free video from The Upworthiest

Other opportunities

Cross papers fellowship

http://www.league.org/crosspapersfellow/responsibilities.cfm

Publish a paper; $2000 stipend

Looking for funding for your research?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42799/title/Follow-the-Funding/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Kickstarting STEM for pre-K

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/connect4learning.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Press release, video from NSF

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Better every day: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 07, 2015
Updated: Friday, May 08, 2015

Better every day: May 7-14

Pressure for better higher ed. lab safety

http://chronicle.com/article/Under-Pressure-Universities/229987/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, link from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Lock pouch for cell phones

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/smartphone-lock-pouch-leaves-students-to-their-own-unusable-devices/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150508

Full, free article, links, image from Sci. Am.

The accidental plagiarist

http://chronicle.com/article/Cheating-Inadvertently/229883/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.


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Academia this week: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Monday, May 18, 2015

Academia this week: April 30-May 7

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Professional help

Writing an effective cover letter

http://www.pce.uw.edu/career-insights/mastering-the-modern-cover-letter/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=May%202015%20Newsletter%20A&utm_campaign=PCE%20News&utm_content=CY_NW_Newsletter_May2015_A

From Univ. Washington

Take this science literacy quiz!

http://chronicle.com/article/How-Science-Literate-Are-You-/229753/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Free from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Cheating with Yik Yak

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/another-use-for-yik-yak-on-campus-cheating-on-exams/56543?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

They got my password! How?

http://netsecurity.about.com/od/security101/fl/How-The-Heck-Did-They-Get-My-Password.htm

From website, links

Opportunities

Paul Shin memorial award

http://copusproject.org/paul-shin-memor.html

Deadline: June 1

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This week in academia: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This week in academia: April 23-30

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie D. O'Loughlin, Paul Blumstein, and Carolyn Wright

Conferences

FALCON: Adjunct conference

https://facet.indiana.edu/events-programs/FALCON/index.shtml

Conference Nov. 13-15 but deadline for proposal submission is June 1

Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/training/conference/

Scholarships available; Write to: cwright2@buffalo.edu

Sept. 18-19 but Deadline for poster submission Sept. 4

NABT/BSCA AP Biology Teacher Academy

http://www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=757&utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=931cb6bc50-BioInteractive_News_Vol_464_27_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-931cb6bc50-69325713

Four sites and times available

In the profession

Take this salary survey

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42424/title/The-2015-Salary-Survey-Is-Here/

From The Scientist

Which is the best font to use on a resume?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-27/the-best-and-worst-fonts-to-use-on-your-r-sum-

Free article from BloomburgBusiness

A wearable teaching device?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/wearable-teaching-college-to-experiment-with-apple-watch-as-learning-tool/56459?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free report, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Limit on-line distractions for students

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/tools-that-limit-distraction-may-raise-student-performance-in-online-classes/56413?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.


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