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Presidents' day academia: Feb. 16-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie Dean O'Louglin

Professionally

Avoiding "manterrupting"

https://www.behance.net/gallery/22912099/7-Ways-to-Combat-Manterrupting

Website: Behance [sic]

Classroom seating: more student engagement

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/flexible-seating-student-centered-classroom-kayla-delzer?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Website, links: Edutopia

Can you forbid classroom recordings?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/02/16/orange-coast-college-suspends-student-who-secretly-videotaped-professors-anti-trump?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=6a4d1c4093-DNU20170216&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-6a4d1c4093-199141673&mc_cid=6a4d1c4093&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Complete, full report, links: Inside hi. ed.

A better font for dyslectics: Comic sans

https://theestablishment.co/hating-comic-sans-is-ableist-bc4a4de87093#.wwltn673z

Full, free webpage, links: Establishment

Have some fun: check out the Lab Grammies!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365596.html

Short, free item, links: BioTechniq.

Opportunities

Fewer postdocs in biology and medicine

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17309/nsf17309.pdf?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=53cdd6919c-PPR_feb21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-53cdd6919c-171123534

Full, free essay, tables: NSF

Did you visit your Federal register? It get lonely!

https://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=53cdd6919c-PPR_feb21_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-53cdd6919c-171123534

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

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Academic affairs (?): Feb. 9-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 10, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Gender issues

The brilliance stereotype

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/brilliance-comes-in-more-than-1-gender/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170209

Full, free blog: Sci. Am.

80% of men's salaries

http://www.cupahr.org/surveys/files/briefs/cupahr_research_brief_1.pdf

Complete, free report, refs., graphics: Coll. univ. prof. assoc. hum. res.

Full professorships: mind the gap in academia!

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/mgh-wia021317.php

Free press release: Mass. gen. hosp.

Useful to know

Are letters of recommendation useful in initial stages?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1693-no-one-is-reading-those-reference-letters?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=59c1995036fd495d87ada2aff219663c&elq=207d3e6d5f174efd8339f0c250926d1a&elqaid=12510&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5101

Complete, free report, links: Vitae

What did your students teach you today?

https://www.edutopia.org/blog/reacher-researcher-ultimate-professional-development-dorothy-suskind

Full, free article, links: Edutopia

Allegation: professor helped student to cheat

http://www.click2houston.com/news/galveston-college-professor-resigns-after-allegations-of-cheating

Full, free essay: KPRC

Science stuff

New science words added to dictionaries

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48377/title/Newest-Life-Science-Additions-to-the-Dictionary/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=42303481&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9JzwI4DQCR2KqX2d_aiF7_iVe_DHQ6zf-sHVjZBf6pWo3LP9qUoEh-VHYoAprcV7UcWT2VQ-ocpVSll7TppUwGUg_nlQ&_hsmi=42303481

Short, free item, links: Scientist

Is science really disinterested?

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/02/10/514466107/can-we-trust-science

Complete, free report, links: NPR

Texas revising teaching standards (again)

http://tea.texas.gov/Academics/Curriculum_Standards/TEKS_Texas_Essential_Knowledge_and_Skills_(TEKS)_Review/Science_TEKS_Streamlining/

Website: Texas ed. assoc.

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Guidance: Feb. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Harvey L. Wiener, Ann Henninger,  and Soma Mukhopadhyay

Student issues

After mastery: spend 20 min more on visual tasks

https://news.brown.edu/articles/2017/01/overlearn

Press release: Brown U.

Need a memory trick: associations

http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/todd_rogers/files/empirical_published.rogers_milkman.pdf

Complete, free report, refs., images: Assoc. psychol. sci.

No recording in that college!

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/02/08/signs-warn-students-not-record-instructors?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=11c99dbed7-DNU20170208&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-11c99dbed7-199141673&mc_cid=11c99dbed7&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

Professional ideas

Winning that screening interview

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1694-how-to-ace-the-screening-interview?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=a6393aef15f74dc88bb4c6387edc335e&elq=44a959fef88441d3af41ea6a4d9edb44&elqaid=12495&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=5092

Complete, free report: Vitae

Biointeractive workshops and events

https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/events?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=9de729db82-BioInteractive_News_Vol_90_2017_02_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-9de729db82-69325713#/mainView

Free site with locations and dates: HHMI

Gender stereotypes emerge early in girls

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6323/389

Free abstract: Science

Why is diversity a good idea?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-diversity-makes-us-smarter/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20170130

Free blog, link: Sci. Am.

Black history month

Bennett Omalu and the football concussions

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sports/league-of-denial/the-frontline-interview-dr-bennet-omalu/

Free interview, video: PBS

Vivien Thomas and the blue babies

http://reprints.longform.org/something-the-lord-made-mccabe

Complete, free report: Washingtonian

Ernest Everett Just: marine biologist

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/just-ernest-everett-1883-1941

Free website, images, links: Blackpast

Charles Drew and blood plasma

http://www.biography.com/people/charles-drew-9279094

Free site, images, links: Biography

Plagiarism

Alleged to have happened in  Ann. int. med.

http://ismpp-newsletter.com/2017/01/23/plagiarism-takes-center-stage-in-annals-letter/

Free article: MAP newslett.

Scientific misconduct harmful

http://annals.org/aim/article/2592772/scientific-misconduct-hurts

Full, free editorial, linked cites.: Ann. int. med.

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Mid-winter academia: Jan. 25-Feb. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Paul Blumstein, Kevin Patton, and Maria Engel

Careers

Travel awards for students and early-stage researchers

http://www.gta-us.org/scimtgs/2017Meeting/travelaward2017.html

Genetic tox. assoc.; Dates: Abstracts: March 6; reg.: April 10; events: May 11-12

Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowship deadline extended

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

Now: Feb. 26; in New Jersey and Georgia

Biomedical Ph.D. and looking for a job?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47732/title/Addressing-Biomedical-Science-s-PhD-Problem/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=41570673&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_XbwLhvP4m_UCf9QwmJ4JV1ZVgiYkHCEI9pFlpIQDU4Pv54qzGfDPoY-LPE3WWtJ0lOcYPZRUztT5gnAO3UZL_cNSKLg&_hsmi=41570673/

Full, free essay, links: The Scientist

Are there really a lot of underprepared students? Yep.

http://hechingerreport.org/colleges-enroll-students-arent-prepared-higher-education/

Full, free story, graphic, links: Hechinger rep.

Science

Science march on Washington D.C.?

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/01/26/scientists-plan-march-dc?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=f3537530e8-DNU20170126&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-f3537530e8-199141673&goal=0_1fcbc04421-f3537530e8-199141673&mc_cid=f3537530e8&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

Need public domain books from the 'net?

https://www.lifewire.com/find-public-domain-books-online-3481751

List of sites: Lifewire

 Gender inequality for reviewers

http://www.nature.com/news/journals-invite-too-few-women-to-referee-1.21337

Full, free essay, linked cites., graphics: Nature

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Professional and academic help: Jan. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Winter academia: Jan. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Valerie Dean O'Loughlin, Dic Charge, Kevin Patton, and Peter English

Awards

Excellence in science

http://www.faseb.org/About-FASEB/Awards/Excellence-in-Science-Award.aspx?utm_source=iContactPro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FASEB&utm_content=Excellence+in+Science++Call+for+Nominations++Jan

Deadline: March 1 from FASEB for outstanding women

Professional help

Cut the bull, spiff up the CV

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1662-how-to-shorten-a-cv?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=71773206fbf94c42b844b3ec4e1eefc6&elq=85b2931f175745c0aac02e1f0662f53d&elqaid=12123&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4895

Free advice: Vitae

Ed. tech.

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/01/10-edtech-resource-lists-for-teachers/

Full, free item, links: Getting smart

Evaluation sites and more

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/01/13/study-online-ratings-professors-suggest-scores-vary-instructors-gender-and-perceived?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=2138c77e9c-DNU20170113&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-2138c77e9c-199141673&goal=0_1fcbc04421-2138c77e9c-199141673&mc_cid=2138c77e9c&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

Ontario grad survey

http://cou.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/COU-Grad-Survey-2016.pdf

Free website: OUC

K-12 Teacher workshops in primary resources

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2017/01/library-of-congress-2017-summer-teacher-institutes-apply-now/?loclr=eatlcb

From Library of Congress; various dates this summer

Science

Get 'er done: writing your paper

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/09/21/essay-tips-how-faculty-can-find-time-writing-and-publishing#.WH42CSjN26A.twitter

Complete, free report: Inside hi. ed.

Are scientists trustworthy?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2016/12/23/what-scientists-think/#.WHlArKMo671

Full, free story, graphics, link: Discovery

Listen to Sci. Fri.

http://www.sciencefriday.com/listen/

Articles to read also!

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New year in academia: Jan. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Ann Raddant, Peter English, Kevin Patton, and Carolyn Wright

In the classroom

Best practices in college teaching

http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/best-practices-summary

Free website, refs.: UNCC

Video your favorite lab experiment and send to them!

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/blog/eureka-lab/help-us-fund-eureka-lab-video-serie

Free website from Sci. news

Get-togethers

Math bio. colloquium announces speakers

https://mbi.osu.edu/programs/mbi_programs/?type=online-colloquium

Website, links, dates, topics

Case study teaching in science workshop coming!

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

Website; May 22-26 at U. Buffalo

Today's science

Women in science: deaths this year

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/gone-in-2016-10-notable-women-in-science-and-technology/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170103

Full, free blog, images: Sci. Am.

Perspectives on peer reviewing

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/09/how-review-paper

Advice from various scientists collected, links: Science

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Academic holiday: Dec. 16- Jan. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 16, 2016

Thanks to 'net detectives Kenneth Long and A.J. Petto

Students

Grad students: apply for public policy award

https://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=b0da199325-PPR_Nov28_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-b0da199325-171123534

Website: AIBS

Ryerson U. prof. thanks students

http://www.upworthy.com/this-teachers-thank-you-letter-to-her-students-went-viral-because-we-all-needed-it?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Full, free essay, comments section: Upworthiest

Fewer US undergrads

https://nscresearchcenter.org/currenttermenrollmentestimate-fall2016/

Complete, free report, graphics: Nat'l. stud. clearinghouse res. cent.

Professionally

Do you need an illustration; can't draw anything but flies?

http://search.creativecommons.org/

Free and searchable: Creative commons

Fighting fake news

http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Once-Targeted-by/238742?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=14ea4841e598493fb8247f877fce9ed0&elq=d1f1915655ec44e5a96c7256fc5f7057&elqaid=11967&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4812

Free Q&A from Chon. hi. ed.

Peer-review problems--again

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full

Complete, free report, images: Science

Governmental stuff

Florida sheriff deputizing faculty

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/florida-sheriff-training-faculty-carry-firearms-campus-44244332

Full, free essay, links: ABC news

Can a university be sued? Maybe not

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2017/01/03/new-jersey-university-has-state-immunity-us-court-rules?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=8b98bd93a8-DNU20170103&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-8b98bd93a8-199141673&goal=0_1fcbc04421-8b98bd93a8-199141673&mc_cid=8b98bd93a8&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

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

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Education: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 9, 2016

Education: Dec. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Margaret Flemming. JoAnn Eichenlaub, Pat Bowne, Jon Jackson, Kevin Patton, and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Students

Balancing family and academic demands

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/12/02/qa-authors-new-book-balancing-home-and-work-life-academic-scientist

Complete, free Q&A: Inside hi. ed.

Brain breaks for your students

https://www.edutopia.org/article/brain-breaks-restore-student-focus-judy-willis

Website, link: Edutopia

Advice to advance your career

How to write a good cover letter

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/12/08/how-write-successful-cover-letter-essay#.WElkTcfCrSM.facebook

Complete, free report: Inside hi ed.

The professional presentation gone sideways

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1553

Free image: Ph. D. comics

From CV to resume--what is the difference?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1643-do-you-speak-resume?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=b9a670a84bd04e1d86ce984ebb728a6c&elq=9eac1ce015c54531ba55eaa0255fb324&elqaid=11854&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4741

Full, free blog: Vitae

More professional advice

Reviewer allegedly stole publication, then published it

http://retractionwatch.com/2016/12/12/dear-peer-reviewer-stole-paper-authors-worst-nightmare/

Full, free article, links: Retraction watch

Avoid burnout: take a holiday break

http://www.city.ac.uk/news/2015/december/christmas-break-vital-to-teachers-psychological-wellbeing,-says-study

Press release: City U. London

How many got PH.D.'s this year?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/12/09/phd-recipients-increase-number-job-prospects-vary-new-us-data-show?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=20f8fa2dd5-DNU20161209&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-20f8fa2dd5-199141673&goal=0_1fcbc04421-20f8fa2dd5-199141673&mc_cid=20f8fa2dd5&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Short, free item, tables: Inside hi. ed.

The whining office mate

http://www.chronicle.com/article/My-Office-Mate-the-Whiner/238651?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=33cf8c197f1a4a1988fe5e78e31c0d39&elq=9eac1ce015c54531ba55eaa0255fb324&elqaid=11854&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=4741

Free advice item: Chron. hi. ed.

Animal use policy

http://sites.austincc.edu/biology/lab-animal-policy/

Free website: Austin comm. col.

Gift guides

Holiday gifts: DNA jewelry, anatomical chocolates, etc.

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365316.html#.WEylqeYrKM8

Free slide show: BioTechniq.

More biology-based gifts

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-exclusives/2016-gen-holiday-gift-guide/77900796?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week_20161210

Full, free list, images: GEN

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Teaching today: Dec. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 1, 2016
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