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Academia today: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: 19 hours ago

Academia today: March 26-April 2

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Kerrie Hoar, Henriette Evans, and Scott Smidt

Awards

Faculty Scholars Program: $148 million over 5 years

http://www.hhmi.org/news/philanthropies-announce-new-program-support-early-career-scientists?utm_source=HHMI+News&utm_campaign=9415ef6c72-Faculty_Scholars_Program_Launch&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8f2808e1d6-9415ef6c72-69528265

For those early in their careers; Deadline: July 28

Sci. Am. Science in action award

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/at-scientific-american/2015/03/25/hangout-with-kit-parker-engineering-the-body/

$50,000, deadline is May 19

Young mind awards

http://youngmindawards.com/

Total of $75,000; HS and MS students, Medical by May 31

Teaching

Study strategies in A&P

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/ase.1522?hootPostID=00cd92e3766fc4edda49fbae6a42c345

Complete, free article, links, graphics from Anatom. Sci. Ed.

Technology makes cheating easier at Stanford

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-26/stanford-probes-troubling-increase-in-cheating-allegations

Short, free item from Bloomberg

Is tenure an endangered species?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/947-tenure-is-on-life-support?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free report from Vitae

Assessments

Test of logical reasoning

http://ken.tobinweb.net/old/Downloads.htm

Website

Test of scientific reasoning

http://www.public.asu.edu/~anton1/LawsonAssessments.htm

Website

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What's new in the classroom: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's new in the classroom: March 19-26

Thanks to 'net detectives A.J. Petto, Betcy Ott, and Ronald LaPorte

Teachers and teaching

Tyler Junior College has this science page to share

http://tjcresources.net/science/

Free site

Have some teaching ideas to share?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/what-ideas-about-teaching-have-stuck-with-you/59609?cid=wc&u

Short, free note, links to contributions from Chron. Hi. Ed.

How much money do college teachers make?

http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of-Tenured-and/228435/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Collection of charts from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Award$, writing, and research

New private grant for young medical researchers

http://chronicle.com/article/A-New-Grant-Aims-to-Help-Young/228707/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

Writing controversial papers: Inherit the wind

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42262/title/Stirring-the-Pot/

Complete, free report, link from The Scientist

The research methods library of Alexandria and more

http://ssc.bibalex.org/helpdesk/introduction.jsf

Free site from Supercourse Global Health

The cursed winner: being the first is not always best

https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2015/webprogram/Paper13782.html

Free abstract from AAAs

The Feds

Nominations for National Medal of Science solicited

http://www.nsf.gov/od/nms/nominations.jsp?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=44d568d2bb-PPR_March23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-44d568d2bb-171123534

From NSF

Did you look at the Federal Register last week? No? Bad!

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=44d568d2bb-PPR_March23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-44d568d2bb-171123534

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Today's academia: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Today's academia: March 12-19

Thanks to 'net detectives Gary-Heiko Heisermann, Anthony Weinhaus, A.J. Petto, Dee Silverthorn, Volha Minich, Peter English, and Wendy Riggs

Academia

The portrayal of women scientists--what's wrong?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/2015/03/16/media-portrayals-of-of-female-scientists-often-shallow-superficial/

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Hybrid v traditional lecture formats

http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/ar6.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, charts, references from CBE Life Sci. Ed.

How frequently are videos used in classrooms?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/videos-find-their-place-in-and-out-of-the-classroom/56113?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Laptops in the classroom

Hand-written class notes superior to keyboarding notes

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/25/6/1159

Free abstract from Psychol. Sci.

Better learning without note-taking on a laptop!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

Banning the laptop from the classroom

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Benefits-of-No-Tech-Note/228089/

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Science under fire

Why do they doubt scientific information?

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text

Complete, free report, images from Nat'l Geo.

Losing faith in science

http://wuwm.com/post/why-have-people-lost-faith-science

Full, free essay from WUWM

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Very useful: March 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 06, 2015
Updated: Monday, March 23, 2015

Very useful: March 5-12

Thanks to 'net detective Miranda Byse

Opportunities

Human physiology integration project

http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=9078

From APS

NSTA STEM forum

http://www.nsta.org/conferences/stem.aspx

Minneapolis, May 20-23

Putting Haeckel on your wall

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2015/03/12/ever-wish-you-could-put-ernst-haeckel-on-your-lamp-shade-now-you-can/

Free, short, item, images, links from Sci. Am.

Research

Misconduct in research and prison time

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Research-Misconduct-May-Lead-to-Prison/biotechniques-357012.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e55190c9c9-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e55190c9c9-87291326#.VPnx49LF_TQ

Complete, free report from BioTechniq.


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Helpful to us: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 26, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Helpful to us: Feb. 26-March 5

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans and Miranda Byse

Academic help

Getting people to listen to you: stop reading to them!

http://chronicle.com/article/Presenting-Without-a-Net/228087/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Full, free story from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Teacher-in-residence at Library of Congress

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2015/02/wanted-teachers-to-serve-as-the-library-of-congress-teacher-in-residence-during-the-2015-16-academic-year/

Website

What to ask about getting tenure

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/pancreatic-cancer-has-four-genomically-distinct-subtypes/81250971/

Full, free essay, links from Vitae

How do faculty view on-line ed?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/survey/online-ed-skepticism-and-self-sufficiency-survey-faculty-views-technology?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=10255&elq_cid=559698

Complete, free report, charts links from Inside Hi. Ed.

Research

Younger researchers produce more creative work

http://www.nature.com/news/young-scientists-lead-the-way-on-fresh-ideas-1.16934

Full, free item, links from Nature 

 

 

 

 

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Keeping up with advances: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 19, 2015
Updated: Monday, March 09, 2015

Keeping up with advances: Feb. 19-26

Acknowledging 'net detective Henriette Evans

Opportunities

The journal of brief ideas: 200 words or less

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42201/title/Truly-Brief-Communications/

Complete, free report, link from The Scientist

From the 'net

HTTP gets an overhaul

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/http-gets-update?et_cid=4424186&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Women and science

http://wingofzock.org/2015/02/10/starting-with-cells-rethinking-science-as-a-place-for-women/

Full, free blog from The Wing of Zock

Teaching with games

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/lessons-from-teaching-with-games/59247?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Another round in the evolution wars

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/blogs/2015/02/latest-anti-science-war-christians-against-dinosaurs?et_cid=4424205&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

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Wondering about teaching: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wondering about teaching: Feb. 12-19

Thanks to 'net detectives Miranda Byse, Kevin Petti, Paul Blumstein, and Henriette Evans

Teaching

What about MOOC accreditation?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/meet-the-new-self-appointed-mooc-accreditors-google-and-instagram/55807?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Humor in the classroom?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2015/02/12/the-professor-as-comedian/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Away from the chalkboard

The leaky pipeline in STEM fields

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/18/research-suggests-pipeline-science-talent-may-leak-men-and-women-same-rate

Complete, free report, graphics, links from Inside Hi. Ed.

Want some Google tips?

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

Free slide show from Google

Need to convert media, do some captioning?

http://www.videolan.org/index.html

or just captioning

http://www.3playmedia.com/how-it-works/webinars/olc-webinar-02-12-2015/

Websites

NIH has a new name

https://nccih.nih.gov/news/press/12172014

Press release from NCCIH

Art and A&P

The Vizzies winneres announced

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77991

Glass brain, neurons as trees, and more from NSF

Connecting art and science: art and anatomy in Italy

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

Website


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You asked about teaching: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 05, 2015
Updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

You asked about teaching: Feb. 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives Phil Tate, A.J. Petto, Henriette Evans, Adrianna Evans, Niraj Pathak, and Carolyn Wright

All around academia

Are women in STEM fields paid less?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-women-earn-less-than-men-in-stem-fields/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150210

Full, free article, link from Sci. Am.

Are MOOC's on their way out?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/the-mooc-fades-in-3-charts/55701?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Toward more "beautiful" scientific writing

http://www.nature.com/news/a-call-for-beautiful-prose-in-papers-1.16778#auth-1

Full, free blogs from Nature

Adjunct? Should you act like a freelancer?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/894-the-university-is-just-another-client?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

Web resources

Check out: Text and academic authors assoc.

http://www.taaonline.net/

Website

Need to convert media, do captioning?

Website

Lost an old website? Try searching here

https://archive.org/

Internet Archive

Opportunities

Check out the Federal Register

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=8fe5931488-PPR_Feb9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-8fe5931488-171123534

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

Contribute to the 'Thon: benefiting kids with cancer and their families

http://giveto.psu.edu/s/1218/thon/2014/p2p.aspx?sid=1218&gid=3&pgid=1193

Website

Library of Congress: Summer Teaching Inst.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/

Website


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Professional advice: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015

Professional advice: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Thanks to 'net detectives Phil Tate, Paul Blumstein, Kari Wester, Gary Heisermann, and Peter English

Job-related

Have you been Yik yak-ed?

http://chronicle.com/article/Anonymous-Feedback-Fine/151609/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Story about an app from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Survey: Public's views differ from scientists'

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/poll-shows-giant-gap-between-what-public-scientists-think?et_cid=4389681&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Setting up your cadaver lab

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/95giwnwgtr2r19d/AACLkrVT2Bv0prQUtXTbTBPua?dl=0

Ideas from Phoenix College

How to deal with negative in-put

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/01/28/essay-how-those-starting-academic-careers-should-respond-criticism

Complete, free report from Inside Hi. Ed.

25 no-no's during that job interview

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/etiquette-tips/fl/25-things-to-never-say-at-job-interview.htm

From website

Honors and $$$

R&D 100 Awards

http://www.rd100awards.com/

Deadline April 20; see website 

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What we need to know: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015

What we need to know: Jan. 22-29

Thanks to 'net detectives AJ Petto, Peter English, Jose Ochoa, and Alan Beech

Teaching

Collection of teaching technology stories

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/01/28/compilation-articles-teaching-technology

Download Teaching with technology for free from Inside Hi. Ed.

Good advice for your presentation

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/01/26/essay-talking-about-your-research

Complete, free report, video from Inside Hi. Ed.

Scavenger-hunt lesson to teach researching

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/a-scavenger-hunt-exercise-to-teach-research-methodologies/58941?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Do you need an A&P mnemonic?

http://beechsciencerhymery.blogspot.com/

Free website

Meet Collabra--open access publication initiative

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41957/title/University-of-California-Doubles-Down-on-OA/

Short, free item, links from The Scientist

Opportunities

On-line learning programs

http://educause.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9NDUyMzU1MSZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9MTAzNzA1NDA0OA

Free webstie

Did you read the Federal Register? No? Bad!

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=8ce2dd0039-PPR_Jan26_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-8ce2dd0039-171123534

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

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