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Awards, laws, conferences

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: 2 hours ago

News that youse can use: July 31-Aug. 7
Thanks to 'net detective Peter English

Nat. Research Council pushes lab safety in universities

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/universities-are-pushed-to-improve-lab-safety/83007?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Free summary, link to original announcement from Chorn. Hi. Ed.

Engaging Kuwaiti women in biology

http://advan.physiology.org/content/32/2/147

Complete, free article from
Advan. Physiol. Ed.

Temple Univ. drops ACT, SAT requirement

http://articles.philly.com/2014-07-30/news/52192626_1_temple-university-minority-students-standardized-test-scores

Newspaper story

Good stuff: July 24-31

Thanks this week to 'net detective Carolyn Wright

Some advice

Retired: work with a community science club

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40608/title/Opinion--A-Role-for-Community-Science-Clubs/

Full, free article, links from
The Scientist

All-nighters can change memories

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/all-nighters-could-alter-your-memories/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140729

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

On the job


Resolving conflicts at work

http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/07/23/essay-how-deal-conflict-when-working-academe#sthash.iPKe9Uje.dpbs

Complete, free essay from
Inside Hi. Ed.

If you didn't get the job, can you ask why? Yes.

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/618-the-professor-is-in-i-didn-t-get-the-job-can-i-ask-why?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free column from Vitae

Did you read the Federal Register this week?

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=487eef4d0f-PPR_Jul_28_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-487eef4d0f-171123534

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

Academia this week: July 17-24
The best colleges to work at

http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/147387/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en#id=big-table

Free list from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Ten best/ten worst masters degrees

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/fjle45gfkg/the-best-masters-degrees-for-jobs-right-now/

Website from Forbes

Don't ignore the talented student

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-u-s-neglects-its-best-science-students/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140717

Complete, free report from
Sci. Am.

Good to know that: July 10-17
Thanks this week to 'net detective Liz Phares, Carolyn Wright, Miranda Byse, Paul Blumstein, and Henriette Evans

Conferences

Annual conference on case study teaching


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

Flipped classroom and more; Registration deadline Sept. 5

NSF Grants conference

http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131005&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

Oct. 6-7 at George Washington Univ.

Jobs: getting, keeping

Changing jobs for a more prestigious institution?


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/592-the-professor-is-in-switching-institutions-here-s-what-your-progress-toward-tenure-is-worth?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free column from Vitae

Seven tips for a great cover letter!

http://money.msn.com/careers-and-education/7-tips-for-writing-a-winning-cover-letter

Free site from
MSN

STEM grads more likely to be hired but not in STEM field

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/stem-graduates-likelier-to-have-jobs-but-many-dont-work-in-stem-fields?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Awards

Awards and grants from Am. Assoc. Anatomists

http://www.anatomy.org/content/awards-grants

Various deadlines

FASEB/MARC travel awards

http://www.faseb.org/MARC-and-Professional-Development/Travel-Awards.aspx

From FASEB website

Other professional news

Check out the teaching collections

http://www.lifescitrc.org/featured.cfm

Free website from LifeSciTRC

Blind chiropractic student wins suit: reader for X-rays

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/06/30/iowa-supreme-court-says-chiropractic-college-discriminated-against-blind-student#sthash.i6xsa0YA.eSrNkQwq.dpbs

Complete, free report from
Inside Hi. Ed.

Is the college really broke?

http://chronicle.com/article/In-a-Fight-for-More-Funds/147497/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free column from Chron. Hi. Ed.

First year retention rate drops

http://nscresearchcenter.org/snapshotreport-persistenceretention14/

Free website

Get your science merit badges here!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2014/07/11/science-merit-badges/

Short discussion, images from Sci. Am.

Did you look at the Federal Register?

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=499829ee7e-PPR_Jul_14_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-499829ee7e-171123534

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

Prosecutions for scientific fraud?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/should-research-fraud-be-criminalized/81250113/

Full, free essay from
GEN

A list of unexpected things that Google will do for you

http://www.viralnova.com/google-tricks/

Website

What we need to know: July 3-10
The gender gap in biology faculty

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/research-reveals-gender-gap-nation%E2%80%99s-biology-labs?et_cid=4025657&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article from Biosci. Tech.

Are institutions looking at safety more?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/doing-good-science/2014/06/30/in-the-wake-of-the-harran-plea-deal-are-universities-embracing-lab-safety/

Full, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.

The academic scene: June 26-July 3
Thanks this week to 'net detective Guy Lanter

Computer short cuts

http://www.youtube.com/embed/QoT0-2vu9m4

Free short video from TED

3D in the lecture hall

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/and-a-hologram-in-every-lecture-hall-marketing-3d-tech-to-universities/53499?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

Education today: June 19-June 26

More on the value of a college degree

http://chronicle.com/article/Smart-People-Go-to-College/147235/?
cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en


Free Q&A from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Mothers as professors: still prejudice?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/569-are-children-career-killers?
 
cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en
Full, free column from
Vitae

This college will no longer use SAT and SAT in admissions


http://chronicle.com/blogs/headcount/hampshire-college-will-go-test-blind/38563?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.
This week in academia: June 12-19

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Miranda Byse, Dic Charge, and Paul Blumstein

Science

Encourage your daughters to do science!


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/the-curious-wavefunction/2014/06/12/outstanding-verizon-ad-admonishes-parents-to-not-squelch-their-daughters-interest-in-science/

Full, free article, video from
Sci. Am.

Why should it matter if a Ph.D. is overweight?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/06/17/too-fat-to-be-a-scientist/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free essay from Chronicle Hi. Ed.

Obesity and unemployment

http://www.gallup.com/poll/171683/obesity-linked-long-term-unemployment.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All%20Gallup%20Headlines%20-%20Well-Being

Free website, graph from Gallup.com

New teaching technology and methods

Ban the laptop in your classroom?

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/06/the-case-for-banning-laptops-in-the-classroom.html

Full, free blog from
The New Yorker

What excites you or scares you about the flipped classroom?


If you are a K-12 educator:
http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=2

If you are an undergraduate educator:
http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=4

Students and learning

Do confused students learn better?


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959475212000357

Free abstract from
Learn. and Intruct.

Using humor in the classroom

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/how-humor-can-transform-your-classroom#sthash.t8zMelY6.dpbs

Complete, free item from
Inside Hi. Ed.

Some statistics about MOOC's

http://chronicle.com/article/8-Things-You-Should-Know-About/146901/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

We need to know these things: June 5-12

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Dee Silverthorn and Aaron Fried
Professionally

LEGO looking at proposals for female scientist figure sets

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/06/04/lego-to-produce-female-scientist-minifigure-set/

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

What YOU can control during that job interview

http://www.socialjusticesolutions.org/2014/06/02/stuff-control-job-interview/

Full, free advice item from SJS

Digital library wins latest in full-text, searchable database suit

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/hathitrust-digital-library-wins-latest-round-in-battle-with-authors/53195?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

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

Teaching

What he wished he had known about the flipped classroom before

http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2014/06/05/four-things-i-wish-id-known-about-the-flipped-classroom/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free story from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Is this what it will take to get the students to stop texting?


http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2014/6/8

Free cartoon from
Doonesbury

Science

Calling for more reproducibility in research work

http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Presses-Journals-to-Focus/146951/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

Want to volunteer for research?

https://www.researchmatch.org/

Free National Registry website


Is the physician-scientist disappearing?

http://acd.od.nih.gov/reports/PSW_Report_ACD_06042014.pdf

Full, free report from NIH

Academia this week: May 29-June 5

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Miranda Byse, Dee Silverthorn, Joanne Dougherty, and Peter English

On the job

Need some apps?

http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/best-science-apps-june-picks/77900152/

Annotated list from
GEN

Thinking about alternatives to an academic career?


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/508-alt-ac-isn-t-always-the-answer?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free item from
Vitae

Professor: do you see yourself as a worker?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/509-faculty-refuse-to-see-themselves-as-workers-why?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free column from
Vitae

Distributing your resume? Better read this first

http://www.pce.uw.edu/career-insights/resume-distribution-myths/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=June%202014%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=PCE%20News&utm_content=CY_NW_Newsletter_June+2014

Insight from Univ. Washington

Students

Longhand better for notes than laptop

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140603

Full, free story, links from
Sci. Am.

Bucks down the drain--was that degree worth it?


http://chronicle.com/blogs/data/2014/05/29/is-college-worth-it-it-depends-on-whom-you-mean/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Really useful: May 22-29

Thanks this week to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Award$ and advice

Great: you have the job. Now what?


http://www.socialjusticesolutions.org/2014/05/20/congratulations-new-job/

Complete, free essay from
SJS Dig.

Professor sues student because of online reviews


http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/05/23/professor-sues-student-over-his-online-reviews-her-course#sthash.JJqhGrtW.dpbs

Short, free story from Inside Hi.
 Ed.

Those letters of recommendation: adviser too?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/501-the-professor-is-in-the-3-letters-of-recommendation-you-must-have?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free column from Vitae

Teaching

Academic freedom or "pursuant to duties?"

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/481-don-t-know-about-adams-v-unc-wilmington-if-you-care-about-academic-freedom-you-should?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free report from Vitae

Google glass to be used in anatomy labs in med. school

http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/uci-school-of-medicine-first-to-integrate-google-glass-into-curriculum/

Press release from Univ. CA/Irvine

Today in education: May 15-22
Thanks this week to 'net detective Miranda Byse
Participate in one of these educator forums

for K-12

http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=2

for educators of undergrads

http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=4

for educators of graduate students

http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/forum.cfm?c=1

Award$, issues, and academia

Prize$ for beginning scientists

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/data/prizes/scilifelab/howto.xhtml

From Science and SciLifeLab; Deadline: Aug. 1


How to deal with the two-legged rat


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/2014/05/15/dealing-with-colleagues-who-try-to-throw-you-under-the-bus/

Full, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.

Penn State, U No Carolina working with HHMI towards STEM diversity

http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/05/21/unc-penn-state-seek-replicate-stem-diversity-program#sthash.aReMmKtp.dpbs

Short, free report, links from Inside Hi. Ed.

How much does your college president make?

http://chronicle.com/article/Executive-Compensation-at/146519/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en#id=table

Free searchable table from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Gender matters

Sex and HIV education in the US

http://www.upworthy.com/get-ready-to-be-horrified-at-what-schools-are-telling-kids-about-sex?c=upw1

Free graphics from The Upworthiest

Which states have the most/least educated people?

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/index.cfm/state-data/map.htm?table=15

Free map from NSF

NIH to require explanation for sex balance in research subjects

http://www.nature.com/news/policy-nih-to-balance-sex-in-cell-and-animal-studies-1.15195

Full, free article, linked citations, audio file from Nature

Academia this week: May 8-15
Thanks this week to 'net detective Gary Heisermann and Patti Valella
Science literature

Why females are understudied

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001851

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

The purpose of the abstract and other useful thoughts


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2014/05/12/science-in-the-abstract-dont-judge-a-study-by-its-cover/

Full, free blog, images from
Sci. Am.

Why it is so hard to keep up with the literature: it's mushrooming!


http://blogs.nature.com/news/2014/05/global-scientific-output-doubles-every-nine-years.html

Complete, free blog, graphic, links from
Nature

Science students

HS student wins three science prizes, mentored by professors


http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/teen_mentored_by_uc_san_diego_professors_wins_250000_in_science_prizes

Press release from UC/SD


Dear new doctoral student


http://www.insidehighered.com//blogs/gradhacker/taking-charge-your-phd#sthash.RdvNxNtI.dpbs

Full, free blog from Inside Hi. Ed.


Teaching and learning

Does active learning help with STEM students?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/active-learning-is-found-to-foster-higher-pass-rates-in-stem-co

Full, free blog from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Rutgers' policy on recording in the classroom


http://senate.rutgers.edu/ICAConS1105RecordingOfLecturesJanuary2012.pdf

Free statement with links from Rutgers U.


Why professors should care


http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/05/09/why-professors-should-give-a-damn/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

How to mess up your on-campus interview


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/477-the-professor-is-in-surefire-ways-to-screw-up-your-campus-visit?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&ut

Complete, free essay from
Vitae

Are student evaluations useful?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/05/07/student-evaluations-arent-useless-theyre-just-poorly-used/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

What we need to know: May 1-8
Thanks to 'net detectives Kevin Petti, Carolyn Wright, Brian McKeon, Dee Silverthorn, Peter English, Teresa Mullins, Paul Blumstein, and Henriette Evans

Award$ and conferences

Student study abroad--Anatomy in Italy

https://sdsu-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs&mode=form&id=20b15f557f091416e0c78f3fc17db5a2&au=&ck=

Website from San Diego State Univ.


Annual conference on case study teaching


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

Deadline Sept. 3; Conference Sept. 19-20 in Buffalo

Public health: careers and degrees

Degrees, careers, and resources in public health

http://www.publichealthonline.org/

Free websites with several topics from Public Health Online

On the job

Tenure at religious institutions


http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/05/05/kentucky-supreme-court-strengthens-rights-faculty-members-religious-institutions#sthash.xboiR9s8.dpbs

Full, free article, links from
Inside Hi. Ed.

Looking for red flags during your job interview


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/464-the-professor-is-in-interviewing-the-interviewers?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free item from
Vitae

Study supports rigor of NIH granting

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-490R

Full, free report from GAO

Good practice

Bad choices: the instructive classroom failure

http://chronicle.com/article/How-Failure-in-the-Classroom/146377/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Complete, free commentary from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Flipped learning skeptic


http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2014/04/30/flipped-learning-skepticism-can-students-really-learn-on-their-own/?cid=pm&utm

Full, free blog from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Confusing plural and singular in these common science words

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Evidence-based-Grammar-One-is-Never-Enough/biotechniques-351466.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=71c3169cd6-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-71c3169cd6-87291326#.U2OYONJdXzg

Free chart, links from
BioTechniques

Don't have a pain in your neck over citations

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/information-culture/2014/05/01/avoiding-headaches-when-citing-your-sources/

Complete, free blog from
Sci. Am.

Users urged to change internet browsers


http://www.zdnet.com/governments-urge-internet-explorer-users-to-switch-browsers-until-fix-found-7000028869/

Short, free note, links from
ZD Net

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