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Annual academia: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Friday, May 22, 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.

May is Healthy Vision Month

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6419a1.htm?s_cid=mm6419a1_e

Complete, free report, links from MMWR


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Academia: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 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

Have you checked the Federal Register recently?

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=ef4cb0dede-PPR_May_18_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-ef4cb0dede-171123534

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

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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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Education and the future: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 16, 2015
Updated: Monday, May 04, 2015

Education and the future: April 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

"Leg up" for white male doctoral students?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/doctoral-faculty-are-more-responsive-to-white-male-prospective-students-study-finds/97459?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

How's the market for Ph.D.'s?

http://chronicle.com/article/What-I-m-Reading-Articles/229267/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Short, free item, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

When will they REALLY begin reviewing applications?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/973-career-lingo-we-will-begin-reviewing-applications?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Vitae

Students tempted by texting

http://news.psu.edu/story/351023/2015/04/01/research/texting-too-tempting-college-students-even-when-inappropriate?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=04-16-2015&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn State Univ.

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Careers: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Careers: April 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Miranda Byse, Peter English, and Tom Lehman

Opportunities

Faces of biology photo contest

http://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=93786d0d50-AIBS_PR_Apr13_Photo_Contest_Announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-93786d0d50-171265517

Website from AIBS

Cadaver workshop in San Diego

http://www.hapsweb.org/default.asp?page=cadaverworkshop

Aug. 2-15

Library of Congress: $950,000 in development grants

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

Deadline: May 31

NEA grants to public school employees

http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/

Learn more from the website

The profession

After graduate school: The postdocalypse?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/958-the-rogue-scientist-s-guide-to-surviving-the-postdocalypse?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

Better to quit or be fired?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/961-dear-forums-is-it-better-to-quit-or-be-fired?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free advice column from Vitae

Random research paper generators? Yes that is a thing!

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

Website


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Useful at work: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 02, 2015
Updated: Monday, May 18, 2015

Useful at work: April 2-9

Thanks to 'net detectives Yuli Kainer and Henriette Evans

Teaching and events

Take the HAPS liability insurance survey

http://www.hapsweb.org/?page=liability_survey

From Website

Teachers go for MOOC's

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/whos-taking-moocs-teachers/56305?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

The modern syllabus

http://chronicle.com/article/The-3-Essential-Functions-of/228909/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Research issues

Phony peer reviews, 43 articles retracted

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/27/fabricated-peer-reviews-prompt-scientific-journal-to-retract-43-papers-systematic-scheme-may-affect-other-journals/

Complete, free report, links from Washington Post

$1 billion lawsuit over 1940's STD experiments

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42587/title/Johns-Hopkins-Sued-for-Guatemala-Experiments/

Short, free story, links from The Scientist

Younger scientists

35 grants for young researchers

http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/35-grants-for-young-researchers/77900419/

Complete, free report from GEN

Profile of young female cell biologist

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/heart?et_cid=4501909&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free story from Drug. discov. & develop.

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Academia today: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: Monday, May 18, 2015

Academia today: March 26-April 2

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Yuli Kainer, 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

Young minds 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.

2022: STEM deficit?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/obama-administration-aims-to-erase-science-talent-deficit/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150327

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

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: Monday, May 18, 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

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