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The news that you can use: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Monday, November 24, 2014

The news that you can use: Nov. 20-27

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Petti and Miranda Byse

Events and opportunities

Hurry to sign up for Anatomica Italiana: few spaces only!

http://anatomiaitaliana.com/itinerary/

Porter Physiology Development Fellowship for grad students

http://www.the-aps.org/porter

Deadline: Jan. 15

Have you checked out the LifeSciTRC guest blogs?

http://blog.lifescitrc.org/ugconfab/

Website

National Diabetes Month

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6346a1.htm?s_cid=mm6346a1_e

Short, free note, links references from MMWR

Bias in academia

Sexist scientists

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/804-science-isn-t-the-problem-scientists-are?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay, links from Vitae

Hiring 8 new women for STEM professorships

http://chronicle.com/article/How-U-of-San-Diego-Added-8/150051/?cid=gn&utm_source=gn&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Column by author of The black academic's guide to...tenure...

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/11/19/introduction-new-career-advice-column-minority-academics

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

 


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Good to know: Nov. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Good to know: Nov. 13-20

Opportunities and events

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships for GE, IN, and NJ

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

Online application deadline: Nov. 14, Final deadline Jan. 31, 2015

Have you read the Federal Register recently?

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=1e21119968-PPR_Nov_3_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-1e21119968-171123534

Join a committee, attend a hearing, be a part of the solution!

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

http://www.alz.org/care/honor-caregiver.asp

Society's website

Our practice

Puerto Rican scientists who are women

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/2014/11/15/when-being-borinquena-acquired-new-meaning/

Full, free blog, image, links from Sci. Am.

Is there ageism in academic life?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/11/18/ageism-in-academe/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

What is the Perkins Program?

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Perkins-Program-Explained/150021/?cid=cc&utm_source

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

Moving away from the professor-centered classroom

http://chronicle.com/article/Professors-Place-in-the/149975/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.


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Helpful information: Nov. 6-Nov. 13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 06, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Helpful information: Nov. 6-Nov. 13

Thanks to 'net detectives Henriette Evans and David Brashinger

Our practice

Sexism in academic science

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41381/title/The-End-of-Science-Sexism-/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Women: "lean in" for STEM fields

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/10/27/358640844/is-leaning-in-the-only-formula-for-womens-success-in-science

Full, free report from NPR

Are face to face labs better than on-line?

http://olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2014/aln/five-science-teachers-and-banana-are-traditional-labs-better-online-labs-or-just

Free abstract from Online Learn. Consort.

Competency-based education coming to Texas

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/11/06/competency-based-health-profession-credentials-university-texas-system

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

Announcements from the Feds

National Epilepsy Awareness month--November

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6344a1.htm?s_cid=mm6344a1_e

Short, free item, links, references from MMWR

Need data on STEM education?

http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/sei/edTool/?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=41e7486907-PPR_Nov_3_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-41e7486907-171123534

Video, links from NSF

Science

Scientific Online Publishing starting several new journals

http://www.scipublish.com/journals?utm_campaign=Call+For+Papers+from+SOP&utm_medium=email&utm_source=mailgun

From website

Evolving views on "sacrificing" lab rats

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41378/title/To-Kill-a-Lab-Rat/

Full, free essay, references from The Scientist

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The big deal in academia: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 30, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The big deal in academia: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Volha Minich and Kevin Petti

Award$

Former HAPS president gives talk on art and anatomy

http://ens.sdsu.edu/events/centennial/centennial-lecture-series/centennial-lecture-series-lecture-2/

Press release from San Diego State Univ.

NSF Day in Baltimore: Get funded!

http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133134&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

At Maryland Sci. Cent., Dec. 8 from 7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships

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

From the website

News you can use

Want etymology of words?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

Check out the The Free Dictionary

Google's new direction: The Human body

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/11/googles-next-business-venture-human-body?et_cid=4246460&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

How much money do biologists make?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41316/title/2014-Life-Sciences-Salary-Survey/

Complete, full report, graphics from The Scientist


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What's new in teaching: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's new in teaching: Oct. 23-30

Want some help: you've come to the right place!

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Rejected: here's some advice

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/10/29/essay-dealing-rejection-academic-career

Full, free essay from Inside Hi. Ed.

Want to be mobile while projecting in the classroom?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/untethering-in-the-classroom/58425?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.

NABT Professional Development Conference

http://www.nabt.org/programs/2014_programs/index.php?p=Home&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRojuaXMZKXonjHpfsX67%2BkuWaO2lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4HRctkI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSLHHMbFo1bgNWxI%3D

Nov. 12-15 in Cleveland, OH

Looking for some teaching resources on the Web?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/770-the-best-teaching-resources-on-the-web?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay, links from Vitae

Bias?

Sex balance in research subjects?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nih-proceeds-with-caution-on-sex-balance-in-biomedical-studies/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141028

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Where are the black male researchers?

http://chronicle.com/article/Black-Man-in-the-Lab/149565/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free article, charts from Chron. Hi. Ed.

History past and future

Ten significant women scientists and other history items

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/jonas-salks-100th-birthday-google-doodle-celebrates-the-anniversary-of-scientist-who-developed-police-vaccine-9822226.html

Free slide show plus items du jour from The Independent

Accreditor sued in California

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/10/29/dramatic-testimony-trial-colleges-accreditor

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

Lawsuit over sexual assault allegations

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/northwestern-u-professor-sues-student-who-accused-him-of-sexual-assault/88617?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

Are MOOC's the future of higher ed?

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-beta/impacts-moocs-higher-education

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


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Academia this week: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, October 20, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Academia this week: Oct. 16-23

Thanks this week to 'net detective Miranda Byse

What about the "Fair use" policy now?

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/10/20/ruling-copyright-fair-use-will-hurt-professors-students-and-publishers-essay

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

Go to the LifeSciTRC Forums and win a nice prize!

http://www.lifescitrc.org/forums/index.cfm

From Newslett. of LifeSci.TRC


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News we can use: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

News we can use: Oct. 9-16

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein, Peter English, and Teresa Mullins

Please: more recognition of women and minorities in science

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/time-to-raise-the-profile-of-women-and-minorities-in-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141013

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Resource for careers in public health

http://www.publichealthonline.org/careers/

Website

Univ. Al professors read their reviews from Rate my professor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RdmJyM7hD4

From YouTube

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Advances in education: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Advances in education: Oct. 2-9

Thanks this week to 'net detective Valerie D. O'loughlin

Writing advice

How can you produce a publishable teaching project?

http://advan.physiology.org/content/30/2/83

From APS Website

Better writing urged

http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/10/06/dumb-writing-advice-yielding-to-nitwits/?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.

More useful information

Consumer 3-D printing goes to shops on Main Street

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429892.600-3d-printings-future-is-the-high-street-not-the-home.html

Full, free essay from New Sci.

Latinas in STEM

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/2014/10/02/latinas-in-stem-making-bright-futures-a-reality/

Full, free blog, video from Sci. Am.

Did you read the Federal Register? No? Bad!

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=82c5943528-PPR_Oct_6_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-82c5943528-171123534

Join a committee, attend a hearing, become a part of the solution!

Choosing a dissertation lab

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/choosing-dissertation-lab

Complete, free blog from Inside Hi. Ed.

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Science and teaching: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Science and teaching: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Thanks to 'net detectives Pat Bowne, Keely Cassidy, and Henriette Evans

Important announcements for everyone

Evidence-based Undergraduate STEM Teaching courses

https://www.coursera.org/courses?cats=biology

Various deadlines, free

Perceptions of Human Embryology

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StudentEmbryologyBeginning

Faculty: complete survey by Oct. 8 please

Students

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StudentEmbryologyEnd

How is the BRAIN Initiative going?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132882&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

Volunteer to help in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa!

http://sherwood-astmh.informz.net/InformzDataService/OnlineVersion/Public?mailingInstanceId=4272723

Notice from Am. Soc. Trop. Med. Hygeine

Publication woes

Dubious research? Straightening it out

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41056/title/Setting-the-Record-Straight/

Complete, free article, linked citations from The Scientist

Importance of publishing less dramatic papers

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/upshot/to-get-more-out-of-science-show-the-rejected-research.html?abt=0002&abg=1&_r=0

Full, free blog, links from The Upshot

Failed experiment: not so much

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/major-science-breakthrough_n_5840036.html

Full, free blog from Huffington Post

Research bias issues

Ethnic and racial groups missing as research subjects

http://www.nature.com/news/medical-research-missing-patients-1.15909

Full, free comment, graphic, linked citations from Nature

NIH funding for gender bias in research subjects

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41089/title/NIH-Funds-to-Tackle-Sex-Bias-in-Research/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

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Science and academia: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Science and academia: Sept. 18-25

Teaching

Thanks to 'net detective Miranda Byse

Remote-control microscope and more from science fair

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/budding-scientist/2014/09/22/7-amazing-google-science-fair-projects/

Full, free compilation, images from Sci. Am.

Is there bias against older adjuncts?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/09/24/recent-legal-cases-point-link-between-anti-adjunct-bias-and-age-bias

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

Should you ban laptops in your classroom?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/09/23/dont-ban-laptops-in-the-classroom/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Teaching by Skype: how well did it work?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/707-phoning-it-in-my-year-of-teaching-via-skype?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

More MOOC's this year

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/time-for-the-new-fall-season-for-tv-and-for-moocs/54611?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Opportunities

LifeSciTRC scholars program

http://www.the-aps.org/LifeSciTRCScholars

professional development; $250 stipend, deadline extended: Oct. 28

Science

Did Aristotle invent science?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329870.700-was-aristotle-the-inventor-of-science.html

Full, free book review from New Sci.

NIH did not interfere in preemie study

http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Is-Absolved-of/148861/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

 

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