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Professional advice: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Friday, January 30, 2015

Professional advice: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

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

Job-related

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

Complete, free report 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

Apply to the Biology Scholars Program

http://www.biologyscholars.org/bsp-residency-application/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=n/a&utm_content=bsp2015apply&utm_campaign=bsp2015apply

Deadline is Feb. 1; see website

 

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What we need to know: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 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

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/

From Website; Deadline--Jan. 31

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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Academic affairs: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, January 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Academic affairs: Jan. 15-22

Thanks this week to 'net detective Ronald Gerrits and Maria Engel

Professional information

What about the teaching demo during the job interview?

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/01/21/essay-giving-teaching-demonstration-academic-job-candidate

Complete, free report from Inside Hi. Ed.

Apply for the Biology Scholars Program!

http://www.biologyscholars.org/bsp-residency-application/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=n/a&utm_content=bsp2015apply&utm_campaign=bsp2015apply

Deadline Feb. 1

Genetetic Tox. Assoc. Meet--Travel Awards available

http://www.gta-us.org/scimtgs/2015Meeting/index.html

At: Univ. Delaware; Deadlines: March 6 for awards; Meeting reg.: April 6

Will you win the 2015 Lab grammy?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Lab-Grammy-Competition/biotechniques-356078.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=f954925d64-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-f954925d64-87291326#.VLlURNLF_TS

Full, free essay, links from BioTechniq.

Nat'l Birth Defects Prevention Month

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6401a1.htm?s_cid=mm6401a1_e

Short, free item, links from MMWR

Student-centered

Some teens great at multitasking

http://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB20869085544064703753604580212253633370706

Full, free report from newspaper

Barrier for women going into STEM fields

http://www.nature.com/news/hidden-hurdle-for-women-in-science-1.16727

Full, free article, references from Nature

What? you don't want to be a professor when you grow up?

http://chronicle.com/article/Teach-or-Perish/151187/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Complete, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.


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This week in science: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This week in science: Jan. 8-15

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Jon Jackson, Kevin Petti, Andrew Petto, Jose Ochoa, Peter English, Carolyn Wright, and Henriette Evans

Awards and $$$

Apply for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship!

http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/

Year-long, master's in three states

Primal Pictures scholarship

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

From a HAPS website; Deadline: Feb. 3

Teaching Case Studies in Science Workshop

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

Registration starts Jan. 27

Graduate Student Leadership in science policy

http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=04d372a748-PPR_Jan12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-04d372a748-171265517

From AIBS

Professionally interesting

Anatomia Italiana

http://anatomiaitaliana.com/

Learn about the history of anatomy in Italy!

Make sure you get to know your public affairs officer

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41694/title/Know-Your-PIO/

Complete, free report from The Scientist

In praise for 2-year community colleges: Tom Hanks

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/opinion/tom-hanks-on-his-two-years-at-chabot-college.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=1

Full, free newspaper article

Take this survey if you are a part-time on-line instructor

http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/4430g57809?WEM=http%3A%2F%2Fvovici.com%2Fl.dll%2FJGsC794A594D7lNhD9U928890J

Free site

Open forum

https://www.anatomy.org/user/login?destination=http%3a%2f%2fanatomyconnected.anatomy.org%2fcommunities%2falldiscussions%2fdigestviewer%2f%3fGroupId%3d43

From Am. Assoc. Anatom.; requires password

Where did the $$$ go?

Young researcher, no money? You are not alone.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/07/share-research-funding-going-young-scientists-declining

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

Where are Canada's Ph.D.'s employed?

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/topics/education/commentaries/15-01-06/where_are_canada_s_phds_employed.aspx

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from Conf. Board Canada

Our students

The world population if there were only 100 people

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/06/chart-if-the-world-were-100-people/

Complete, free infographic from a newspaper

64 caught cheating in Dartmouth ethics course

http://www.vnews.com/news/schools/15127378-95/dartmouth-64-students-cheated

Full, free essay from newspaper

Science

Scientific creativity: running out of steam?

http://chronicle.com/article/Sciences-Creativity-Crisis/151061/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

The father of nomenclature

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41831/title/The-Namer/

Free video from The Scientist


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News you can use: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, January 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

News you can use: Jan. 1-8

On-line ed. market did not grow much 2012-2013

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/01/07/no-discernible-growth-online-education-market

Short, free item, link from Inside Hi. Ed.

How to deal with sub-par transfers

http://chronicle.com/article/What-One-College-Did-to-Crack/150893/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en#

Complete, free report Chron. Hi. Ed.


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Academia currently: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Updated: Monday, January 12, 2015
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Professional news: Dec. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 26, 2014

Professional news: Dec. 18-25

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Joke scientific articles come back as if true

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/12/the-ethics-of-sarcastic-science/383988/2/

Full, free essay, links from The Atlantic

Check out the mentor for job searchers

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/841-job-market-mentor-a-few-simple-rules?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Vitae


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It's an academic question: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 12, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's an academic question: Dec. 11-18

Announced: Women in Cell Biology Award Winners

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/12/women-cell-biology-award-winners-announced-ascb-meeting?et_cid=4320595&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, video from Drug discov. & develop.

What to do about a control freak of a boss?

http://chronicle.com/article/Help-My-Boss-Is-a-Control/150753/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Has that paper been retracted? Catalog planned

http://www.bio-itworld.com/2014/12/15/retraction-watch-build-comprehensive-database-retractions.html

Short free account, links from BIO-IT world


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Higher ed: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Higher ed: Dec. 4-11

Employment in academia

More Ph.D.'s, fewer jobs

http://chronicle.com/article/Doctoral-Degrees-Increased/150421/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

How are women doing in academic medicine?

https://members.aamc.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Action=Add&ObjectKeyFrom=1A83491A-9853-4C87-86A4-F7D95601C2E2&WebCode=PubDetailAdd&DoNotSave=yes&ParentObject=CentralizedOrderEntry&ParentDataObject=Invoice%20Detail&ivd_formkey=69202792-63d7-4ba2-bf4e-a0da41270555&ivd_prc_prd_key=1E0F3608-9BEB-4C42-ACA3-3B42246B7D31

Full, free story from AAMC

SACS looking at accreditation

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/12/10/brewton-parkers-accreditation-restored-woes-norfolk-state-and-edmc-campuses

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

Retiring or already retired from your faculty position?

http://arohe.org/

AROHE might be for you!

Doing the job

Grading by specifications

http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2014/12/02/thinking-about-grading/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Why are those MOOC completion rates so low?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/rethinking-low-completion-rates-in-moocs/55211?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

SciGirls: encouraging girls to go into STEM

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/scigirlstv.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Full, free video from NSF


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Today in academia and science: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 01, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 15, 2014

Today in science: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Being a scholar

MOOC's not covered by FERPA normally

http://chronicle.com/article/Are-MOOC-Takers-Students-/150325/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

What happens to all of those Ph.D. candidates?

http://genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/infographic-where-will-a-biology-ph-d-take-you/77900095/

Full, free graphic presentation from GEN

Just got the Ph.D. and looking for a research grant?

http://genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/25-grants-for-young-researchers/77900093/

List of 25 grants, short explanations from GEN

The importance of out of school education

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133508&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

Were those real reviews?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41534/title/Peer-Review-Manipulation-/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Awards and activities

Graduate student leadership award

http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=2cf797e01b-PPR_Nov_3_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-2cf797e01b-171123534

From AIBS; deadline Jan. 18


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