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Science and academia: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: 11 hours ago

Science and academia: May 20-27

Science media awards

http://www.sciencemediasummit.org/media-awards.html

Deadline: June 1; site lists categories; video

May is Arthritis awareness month

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6519a1.htm?s_cid=mm6519a1_e

Free, short note, linked citations from MMWR

Postdocs and new overtime rule; sorry TA's

http://chronicle.com/article/What-Obama-s-Overtime-Rule/236539?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=d29b7a87f0ca4b9990bc22b25b43353b&elq=6f9590f30caa45ce8707c0e1c952eca5&elqaid=9147&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3170

Complete, free report, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Was there cheating in this on-line course?

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/de451283ebda46c1b1828da985c573bc/IA--Online-Courses-Cheating

Short, free item from Daily report.

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Our profession: May 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 13, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Our profession: May 13-20

Thanks to 'net detectives A. J. Petto and Tynan A. Becker

Student-centered

Study: students perform better: no computers in class

https://seii.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SEII-Discussion-Paper-2016.02-Payne-Carter-Greenberg-and-Walker-2.pdf

Complete, free pdf, linked citations from SEII

Is the premed major broken?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/it-s-time-to-retire-premed/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160517

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

Writing

Rewriting the idea of a scientific research article

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46007/title/Opinion--Reimagining-the-Paper/

Full, free opinion item from The Scientist

What is plagiarism?

https://www.indiana.edu/~tedfrick/plagiarism/

Free site from Indiana U

Students as peer-reviewers

http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/14629-no-one-writes-alone-peer-review-in-the-classroom-a-guide-for-students

Free site from MIT

Professionally

Sexual harassment in med. faculties

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2521958

Free abstract from JAMA

Check out the Federal register!

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=f9870a04bd-PPR_May_16_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-f9870a04bd-171123534

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

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Academia this week: May 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 06, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Academia this week: May 6-13

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

Opportunities and events

$30,000 young scientist prize

http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/scilifelab?et_rid=51728656&et_cid=470513

Deadline: Aug. 1; from AAAS

Want to see a cool science exhibit?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/the-spring-16-science-art-exhibit-guide/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160505

Free list from Sci. Am.: Microcosmos and more!

Lancet's neurology conference

http://communications.elsevier.com/nl/jsp/m.jsp?c=%40gqrX9iZK%2B8gnSWRq5a%2FOQ0V%2FlXhDE4jvegiJsivERxU%3D

Abstracts due June 3

May is healthy vision month

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6517a1.htm?s_cid=mm6517a1_e

Short, free note, reference from MMWR

At work

Skills for the large lecture sections

http://chronicle.com/article/The-TEDification-of-the-Large/236418?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=14fc5bd33baf4c9489720ea2b0015955&elq=af04ae7ec6a14916831ffb7fe9ea736f&elqaid=8992&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3087

Full, free story, link from Chron. hi. ed.

Graduate students and mental health

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/04/trainees-and-mental-health-let-s-talk

Full, free essay, links from Science

Take the lab safety quiz!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45604/title/LabQuiz--Lab-Safety/

Free site from The Scientist

What have we learned about distance learning?

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/05/03/what-weve-learned-after-several-decades-online-learning-essay

Complete, free report, link from Inside hi. ed.

Research

Are these some examples of improperly promoted studies?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-zapping-your-brain-increase-performance/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160511

Complete, free report, image, links from Sci. Am.

John Oliver and scientific studies in the press--caution: strong language

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/watch-john-oliver-blast-exaggerated-scientific-findings/111214?elqTrackId=e6fb6fe869fd4dd1ade54ec3f83f1d8e&elq=af04ae7ec6a14916831ffb7fe9ea736f&elqaid=8992&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3087

Free short note, video from Chron. hi. ed.

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Scholarship for today: April 29-May 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, May 02, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Scholarship for today: April 29-May 6

Thanks to 'net detectives Rhonda Fisher and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Around and about academia

Getting tenure if you are a woman

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/19/how-to-get-tenure-if-youre-a-woman-academia-stephen-walt/

Full, free story, links from Foreign policy

Gender disparities in pay for younger Ph.D.'s

https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/05/10/stem-gap/

Press release, links from Ohio State U.

Zombie scientific literature: Don't be a victim!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45868/title/The-Zombie-Literature/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=29139068&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9G7U1CHCtrRlZeK7yhQXi5FX3pBYp_Ri3b1RwP4y1OtsZCu_FQ1YezBv6l0MFsN0GE89s-WIg02MPpb2c-mXL-5xz_RQ&_hsmi=29139068/

Full, free article, links from The Scientist

Look who is downloading pirated articles

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/whos-downloading-pirated-papers-everyone?utm_source=newsfromscience&utm_medium=facebook-text&utm_campaign=scihub-3929

Complete, free report, graphics, links from Science

Professionally

Is higher ed only good for the individual?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138477&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release, links from NSF

Read this about procrastination! Now or later?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/04/27/why-you-cant-help-read-this-article-about-procrastination-instead-of-doing-your-job/?postshare=1201461781198788&tid=ss_tw

Complete, free essay, video, links from Washington post

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Useful to us: April 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 22, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Useful to us: April 22-29

Thanks to 'net detectives Dic Charge, Heiko-Gary Heisermann, and Laura Reyes

Teaching

Tips for giving final exams

http://chronicle.com/article/A-Final-Round-of-Advice-for/236202?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=3ba72de4c0c3470f94f176a80ca7c1a2&elq=201bb3abb92b4db792549a61601fb772&elqaid=8836&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2994

Full, free essay from Chron. hi. ed.

Teachers: more unpaid overtime than others

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/teachers-work-more-overtime-any-other-professionals-analysis-finds

Full, free article from TES

Other professional issues

Right out of college, women paid less

http://www.epi.org/publication/straight-out-of-college-women-make-4-less-per-hour-than-men-and-the-gap-is-getting-wider/?utm_content=buffer48571&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Short, free item, links, images from Econ. pol. inst.

5 ways to destroy teacher morale

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Top-5-Faculty-Morale/236231?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=e809347b473d43b798737863b4162f6f&elq=dd200c4a20ab4f76af96ce739ba09660&elqaid=8865&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=3019

Full, free essay from Chron. hi. ed.

Publication no-no: repeating images

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45938/title/Repeat-Offenders/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=28841016&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--_8pWuVDzHBpex21RCZSNRgg8HsT5_4sebcGIi62nit0zB9gOmLdChYKNlUEP6CLzeINMUHhJ4YA1oeF78tmFOsWd6Mw&_hsmi=28841016

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Proto: Site from Mass. gen. hosp.

http://archive.protomag.com/channels/research

Webpage, links, images, videos

Do you trust scientists?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/why-should-people-trust-what-scientists-tell-them/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160422

Full, free blog from Sci. Am.

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Spring fever academia: April 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 15, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Spring fever academia: April 15-22

Thanks to 'net detective Heiko-Gary Heisermann

Misusing statistical significance

http://www.nature.com/news/statisticians-issue-warning-over-misuse-of-p-values-1.19503

Complete, free report, links from Nature

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The news this week: April 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 08, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016

The news this week: April 8-15

Thanks to 'net detectives Jon Jackson and Carolyn Wright

Professionally

Be careful what you post!

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/tenured-professor-says-blog-post-cost-him-his-job/110258?elqTrackId=b286cd10d48049e58c5020df4b9d8e0c&elq=0a74056d7bd84807af16efd445858623&elqaid=8627&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2891

Complete, free report, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Good news: professors' salaries up but the bad news...

http://www.aaup.org/report/higher-education-crossroads-annual-report-economic-status-profession-2015-16

Full, free report from AAUP

Have you looked at Tomorrow's professor newsletter?

http://blogs.nvcc.edu/teachingexcellence/2014/11/07/tomorrow-professor-email-newsletter/

Website

Non-tenure track instructors unionizing on 2 campuses

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/04/07/two-union-wins-non-tenure-track-instructors?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=108c21ddf7-DNU20160407&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-108c21ddf7-199141673

Short, free item from Inside hi. ed.

Opportunities

Annual conference for case studies in sciece

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

Sept. 16-17 at Ramada Inn, Buffalo

Eppendorf neurobiology prize

http://corporate.eppendorf.com/en/company/scientific-awards/global-award/?et_rid=51728656&et_cid=408155

Deadline: June 15

Around and about academia

Revoke recognition of accreditor?

http://www.mass.gov/ago/docs/policy/2016/ag-multistate-ltr-to-usdoed-040816.pdf

Letter from DC's AG + 12 more attorneys general

On-line piracy of books and articles?

http://chronicle.com/article/Online-Piracy-of-Academic/236078?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=2278a70bf1d642ea8a2337615bd76255&elq=8fb5301f0f6f47b8aee3e3c071de8016&elqaid=8628&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2892

Full, free essay, links from Chron. hi. ed.

USA "killing science?"

http://chronicle.com/article/If-America-Wants-to-Kill/236011?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=00994d81c5c34a9791d4461fe15bf6a4&elq=a5abc72caf834b948a23095e692d9539&elqaid=8594&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2874

Full, free interview, links from Chron. hi. ed.

Does PubPeer represent "vigilante science?"

http://chronicle.com/article/Brandon-Stell-Is-the-Vigilante/236007?cid=gn&utm_source=gn&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=16044df8b0a342fd91e0c5d6ecf437f4&elq=8d3922e126994535850c09265139a2d0&elqaid=8669&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2913

Complete, free report, links from Chron. hi. ed.

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April academics: April 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 01, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April academics: April 1-8

Thanks to 'net detective Heiko-Gary Heisermann

Opportunities

Annual "Faces of biology" contest

https://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=43d14fb1f9-PPR_Jan_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-43d14fb1f9-171123534

Enter, win $$ from AIBS

Share your science ed. success with White House

https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/stem-commitments-2016?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=43d14fb1f9-PPR_Jan_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-43d14fb1f9-171123534

Website

The profession

Learning outcomes on syllabi: all show and no go?

http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-m-Sticking-to-My/235874?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=6b6d19a45f31461d8f0c21a94ea4e2d6&elq=45b7211ea7754972838499bbb671c269&elqaid=8526&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2821

Full, free commentary from Chron. hi. ed.

3 small changes to give students some control

http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Changes-in-Teaching-/235918?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=07261ae200614b6b91ef3e22517c21c3&elq=640412bc1c5a487f8cba7a24d5afc0dd&elqaid=8540&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2832

Full, free item, links from Chron. hi. ed.

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

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/04/04/new-data-show-tightening-phd-job-market-across-disciplines?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=259a60d6fc-DNU20160404&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-259a60d6fc-199141673

Complete, free report, links, tables from Inside hi. ed.

Location and unions bring up pay in regional colleges

http://chronicle.com/article/Unionizing-Pays-Big-Dividend/235957?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=e9c6437608134cdf83e091c1de627967&elq=619b00fd97f546078c8ebbb41f8b8bf6&elqaid=8525&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2819

Full, free essay from Chron. hi. ed.

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New today: March 25-April 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 25, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2016

New today: March 25-April 1

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin and Kerrie Hoar

Academic round-up

Forgotten women researchers

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33157396

Full, free essay, images, links from BBC

Grad teaching assistants influence career choices

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/03/08/study-suggests-graduate-student-instructors-influence-undergraduates-major#.VvBh0a9h_w0.twitter

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

Grades!

Grade averages rising still: inflation continues

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/03/29/survey-finds-grade-inflation-continues-rise-four-year-colleges-not-community-college?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=609747461c-DNU20160329&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-609747461c-199141673

Full, free essay, charts, links from Inside hi. ed.

How many cheat?

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/03/30/examity-shares-data-cheaters?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=8b78e204e3-DNU20160330&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-8b78e204e3-199141673

Short, free item, links from Inside hi. ed.

Professionally

Tenure-track v non-tenure track: salary comparisons

http://chronicle.com/article/What-Professors-Off-the-Tenure/235873?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=de15bc0a8edc4b52939181d760316440&elq=8b3d70511db34920aaf0a22f06e22e85&elqaid=8434&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2773

Short, free item, charts from Chron. hi. ed.

Should your cell phone be open to inspection by admin.?

http://www.startribune.com/new-rule-on-personal-cellphones-enrages-minnesota-faculty-unions/374072561/

Complete, free item from StarTrib.

Guidance for using videos in classroom

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/copyright/fairuse/digitalclassroomdelivery/webdigitalpsafinal.pdf

Website from Am. librarian assoc. link from Prof. Hoar's site

What not to do with your Ph.D.

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1341-monetizing-the-ph-d?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=336a27bf2a6d4a98ba2a6114e5767438&elq=9f15c81199494aeb9ebfb56297aeccea&elqaid=8495&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2801

Complete, free report from Vitae

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Spring academia: March 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 18, 2016
Updated: Monday, April 04, 2016

Spring academia: March 18-25

Thanks to 'net detective Peter English but Margaret Weck asked for the info.

Copyrights and plagiarism

Need copyright info?

http://copyright.lib.utexas.edu/

Website from U. Texas

Academic plagiarism false positives on CBS' The good wife

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/03/22/good-wife-plagiarism?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=e5aee76e1e-DNU20160322&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-e5aee76e1e-199141673

Short, free item, links from Inside hi. ed.

Around academia

California comm. colleges: "Good bye" to an accreditor

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/03/18/california-community-college-leaders-vote-oust-accreditor?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=fe7a196d3e-DNU20160318&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-fe7a196d3e-199141673

Short, free item, link from Inside hi. ed.

Teaching help from the ancients

http://chronicle.com/article/Socratic-Assessment/235748?cid=trend_au&elqTrackId=d6e0cc8883724fe483dab94775a84233&elq=2be91a69239346668937c2c273c2d193&elqaid=8382&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2737

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

15 academic twitter sites

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/here-are-15-indispensable-academic-twitter-accounts/109598?elqTrackId=fa8964c9863b473fa9504d57ef4b82cf&elq=857b55793d07413a8ce09f21fb183319&elqaid=8349&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2715

Full, free list from Chron. hi. ed. Caution: some strong language

Need more college grads: Secretary of ed. speaks

http://chronicle.com/article/We-Need-Many-More-College/235712?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=de0db0bdee4d4f7e8ed1221ce4c8ff26&elq=48b82d0603f547fa94edcacd1a4f4c57&elqaid=8351&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=2717

Free Q&A from Chron. hi. ed.

Opportunities

Faculty mentoring group: QUBES

https://qubeshub.org/?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=3e711c88b8-Faculty_Mentoring_Network_23_18_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-3e711c88b8-69325713

Website, links

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