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Academia blooming: April 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 20, 2017

March for science

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-public/march-science-will-take-scientists-activism-new-level

Complete, free report, links: Sci. news

Where did all those Ph.D.'s end up at?

https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/sei/infographic2/?yr=2013&fd=All SEH Fields&cs=None#data

Free graphic: NSF

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April academia: April 12=19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Sherrie M. B. Green, Kevin Patton, and Dee Silverthorn

Opportunities!

Waterman award for early career scientists

https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=102999

Applications from Aug. to late Oct.; website: NSF

Write with more impact!

https://www.aibs.org/events/programs/writing-for-impact-and-influence.html

Courses begin June 22: AIBS

Women tend to take larger service loads

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/04/12/study-finds-female-professors-outperform-men-service-their-possible-professional#.WO4vDzlnjmU.twitter

Complete, free report, links: Inside hi. ed.

Check out the Federal register today!

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=e4e0b253ef-PPR_April_17_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-e4e0b253ef-171123534

Attend a hearing, join a committee, be a part of the solution

Professional matters

Scientists becoming greyer

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/science/ranks-of-scientists-aging-faster-than-other-workers.html?_r=0

Full, free essay, links: NY times

State science fair in Oklahoma defunded

http://kfor.com/2017/04/11/funds-eliminated-for-the-oklahoma-state-science-fair/

Full, free item: KFOR

In the classroom

The distracted student: electronic devices

http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Distracted-Classroom-Is/239785?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=17117b1e08d147d0b50eaf1a732eb165&elq=ef73f8dd484e49da8852036eb71ad29a&elqaid=13505&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5612

Full, free story, links: Chron. hi. ed.

Adjunct forum

https://www.facebook.com/AdjunctJustice/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Free, requires registration

Tags:  adjunct forum  women faculty 

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Academic and scientific news: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017
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April fools' academics: March 29-April 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Opportunities

Anatomy research institute applications

https://www.iu.edu/~aeri/

At Indiana U in Bloomington; receiving from April 1 until full

Enter the "Faces of biology" contest

https://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html

Win $250, get on BioScience cover; deadline Oct. 1, 2017

Professional

Tips for short and snappy presentations

http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005373

Full, free story, linked cites.: PLoS comp. biol.

Do peer helpers make a difference? Nope.

https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/03/31/do-peer-effects-matter-nah/

Full, free blog, links: ANOVA

How do adjuncts feel?

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/04/05/survey-adjuncts-their-professional-experience?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=78a342d9bf-DNU20170405&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-78a342d9bf-199141673&mc_cid=78a342d9bf&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Full, free essay, links: Inside hi. ed.

Background checks for faculty

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/04/04/professors-lehigh-object-background-check-and-fingerprinting-policy?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=4ff4877176-DNU20170404&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-4ff4877176-199141673&mc_cid=4ff4877176&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Complete, free report, links: Inside hi. ed.

"Belief" in science?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/ldquo-who-here-believes-in-science-rdquo/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_

Full, free essay, graphic: Sci. Am.

Science advances (sometimes)

Paul Kammerer and The case of the midwife toad

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365576.html

Full, free story, image, refs.: BioTechniq.

More gobbledygook/page now

http://www.nature.com/news/it-s-not-just-you-science-papers-are-getting-harder-to-read-1.21751

Full, free essay, linked cites.: Nature

Plant and animal collections victim of athletic field

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/30/u-louisiana-monroe-getting-rid-two-major-natural-history-collections-make-way-sports?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=d99e039fa5-DNU20170330&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-d99e039fa5-199141673&mc_cid=d99e039fa5&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Complete, free story, links: Inside hi. ed.

Tags:  anatomy research institute  awards and prizes  midwife toad  peer helpers 

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March scholars: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Barbara Rae Heard, Carolyn Wright, and Jon Jackson; thanks also to Harold Grau for the idea

US' ADA and the Canadian Human Rights Act

What is the ADA?

https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm

Complete, full website, links: US government

Talking about disability accommodations

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Dread-the-Accommodations/239571?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=10e788da5d7d431cbd0baa87ad9728df&elq=e6e41fa739aa42fd998d656b2846da42&elqaid=13163&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5450

Free, full, item: Chron. hi. ed.

Some guidance for the grad students

http://www.gmac.com/why-gmac/gmac-news/gmnews/2012/september-2012/student-accommodations-what-is-reasonable.aspx

Free website: Grad. manage. news

What about extra time for tests?

http://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds/article/view/332/551

Full, free essay, refs.: Can. j. disability stud.

Evaluating teaching labs for vision ADA compliance

http://dune.une.edu/theses/48/

Dissertation: U. New England

Teaching

How failure is good

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/21/science-research-fail/

Complete, free report, links: STAT

Sexual harassment in the sciences

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/can-build-calendar-sexual-harassment-stories-science/

Full, free story, links: Wired

Professor, secretly recorded, now honored

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/03/27/honor-professor-who-was-secretly-recorded?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=709105f05b-DNU20170327&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-709105f05b-199141673&mc_cid=709105f05b&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Full, free story, links: Inside hi. ed.

Opportunities

Annual fall conference Sept 15-16 in Buffalo, NY

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

Website: Case study teaching in science

New Ph.D.? Want to win a prize?

http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab?et_rid=51728656&et_cid=1239316

Free website: AAAS; Deadline July 15

Want to do a science teach-in?

https://owa.pct.edu/owa/#

Free website for free info: NCSE

Science

Can you use preprints in grant applications? Depends.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47946/title/Do-Preprints-Belong-in-Grant-Applications-/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=49238278&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--_ZxrL8y9CsAaJS_Kfh4ovG83CoG5TjPQ061iPmDvWQ6mKpTeeYABHfLNqrUG1WJ06W-gG4YZqEBwdFBKtJ_9j-6I-vQ&_hsmi=49238278/

Complete, free report, links: Scientist

The sting that exposed predatory publishers

http://www.nature.com/news/predatory-journals-recruit-fake-editor-1.21662

Full, free essay, linked cites. graphics: Nature

Are there many old scientists now?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49002/title/Image-of-the-Day--Senior-Scientists/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=49349908&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_juuhJBE8InRxAqPGEmAQdii0P6FU3kQLSMKGULvLYVOBTlfwJdCxs_M2tbG5gGMoFWMQPIrmtKpvc8Zb6CsjkkT-yYg&_hsmi=49349908/

Free graphic, link: Scientist

Do you want nature videos?

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ng-live/cuellar-conservation-lecture-nglive?source=relatedvideo

You might start here: Nat'l geo.

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St. Pat in academia: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 17, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Jon Jackson, Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Kevin Patton, Pat Bowne, and A.J. Petto

That cover letter and more thoughts

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1735-prolegomena-to-my-cover-letter?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=9e7799c32b814317b93d71ed53d6d40f&elq=bab3d9e12df84d6e8ca8345018335786&elqaid=12999&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5365

Complete, free report, link: Vitae

Tags:  cover letter  cover letter help  negotiating the job 

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Late winter academia: March 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 10, 2017
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Stormy days for academia: March 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Linda Moussakova, Soma Mukhopadhyay, Michele Paradies, Kevin Patton, and Donna Schwedfeger

Women in science

DNA pioneer: Rosalind Franklin saw it first

https://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/franklin.html

Full, free entry, image: Sci, women

Marie Curie and radiation

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1903/marie-curie-bio.html

Complete, free item, image, ref.: Nobelprize.org

Rita Levi-Montalcini: Neuroscientist

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

Complete, free report from Biography

Rachel Carson, marine biologist, environmental educator

http://www.rachelcarson.org/Bio.aspx

Full, free website, links, images: RachelCarson.org

Science every day

Embodied: the science/art show

http://www.sciartcenter.org/embodied.html

Free website

Do your students need help with sampling and stats?

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/sampling-and-normal-distribution?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=9475654d83-BioInteractive_News_Vol_91_2017_3_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-9475654d83-69325713

Full, free activity: HHMI

Newspaper science often falsified

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172650

Full, free article, linked cites., graphics: PLoS One

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Presidents' day academia: Feb. 16-March 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Academic affairs (?): Feb. 9-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 10, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Gender issues

The brilliance stereotype

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/brilliance-comes-in-more-than-1-gender/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170209

Full, free blog: Sci. Am.

80% of men's salaries

http://www.cupahr.org/surveys/files/briefs/cupahr_research_brief_1.pdf

Complete, free report, refs., graphics: Coll. univ. prof. assoc. hum. res.

Full professorships: mind the gap in academia!

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/mgh-wia021317.php

Free press release: Mass. gen. hosp.

Useful to know

Are letters of recommendation useful in initial stages?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1693-no-one-is-reading-those-reference-letters?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=59c1995036fd495d87ada2aff219663c&elq=207d3e6d5f174efd8339f0c250926d1a&elqaid=12510&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5101

Complete, free report, links: Vitae

What did your students teach you today?

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/reacher-researcher-ultimate-professional-development-dorothy-suskind

Full, free article, links: Edutopia

Allegation: professor helped student to cheat

http://www.click2houston.com/news/galveston-college-professor-resigns-after-allegations-of-cheating

Full, free essay: KPRC

Science stuff

New science words added to dictionaries

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48377/title/Newest-Life-Science-Additions-to-the-Dictionary/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=42303481&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9JzwI4DQCR2KqX2d_aiF7_iVe_DHQ6zf-sHVjZBf6pWo3LP9qUoEh-VHYoAprcV7UcWT2VQ-ocpVSll7TppUwGUg_nlQ&_hsmi=42303481

Short, free item, links: Scientist

Is science really disinterested?

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/02/10/514466107/can-we-trust-science

Complete, free report, links: NPR

Texas revising teaching standards (again)

http://tea.texas.gov/Academics/Curriculum_Standards/TEKS_Texas_Essential_Knowledge_and_Skills_(TEKS)_Review/Science_TEKS_Streamlining/

Website: Texas ed. assoc.

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