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What we need to know: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015

What we need to know: July 30-Aug. 6

 

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Academic update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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News from the academy and the sciences: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Saturday, July 18, 2015

The academy and the sciences: July 16-23

NSF: awards for STEM public service

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135690&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

More tests, more learning

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/researchers-find-that-frequent-tests-can-boost-learning/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150716

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

 

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Teaching and research: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Teaching and research: July 9-16

Thanks to 'net detective Peter English

Opportunities

Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education

http://www.pulsecommunity.org/

Free website with opportunities

Shop at Amazon, help HAPS!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-0445856

Website

Sciences

Anti-woman bias in the sciences

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Myth-That-Academic-Science/231413/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

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

Non-blind experiments can lead to biased reports

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002190&

Complete, free article, linked citations, graphics from PLoS Bio.


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Scholarship: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Friday, July 03, 2015

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.

What should you wear to that interview?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1049-the-professor-is-in-what-to-wear?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, images from Vitae

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.

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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