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Professional news: Dec. 18-25

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

Professional news: Dec. 18-25

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, December 16, 2014

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.

Read the Federal Register

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=26796bd197-PPR_Dec15_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-26796bd197-171123534

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

Has that paper been retracted?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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The news that you can use: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 01, 2014

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

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Petti, Henriette Evans, Kerrie Hoar, and Miranda Byse

Courses

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

http://anatomiaitaliana.com/itinerary/

Website

International human cadaver prosection program

http://iusm-nw.medicine.iu.edu/research-programs/talarico-lab/cadaver

From Indiana Univ.

Award$ and more

Amgen Scholars Program

http://www.amgenscholars.com/us-program

Website; various locations

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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