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This week in academia: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015

This week in academia: April 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie D. O'Loughline

FALCON: Adjunct conference

https://facet.indiana.edu/events-programs/FALCON/index.shtml

Conference Nov. 13-15 but deadline for proposal submission is June 1


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Education and the future: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 16, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Education and the future: April 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Academia

"Leg up" for white male doctoral students

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/doctoral-faculty-are-more-responsive-to-white-male-prospective-students-study-finds/97459?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

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

http://chronicle.com/article/What-I-m-Reading-Articles/229267/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Short, free item, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

When will they REALLY begin reviewing applications?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/973-career-lingo-we-will-begin-reviewing-applications?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Vitae

Students tempted by texting

http://news.psu.edu/story/351023/2015/04/01/research/texting-too-tempting-college-students-even-when-inappropriate?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=04-16-2015&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release from Penn State Univ.

Announcements

Did you read the Federal Register? No? Bad!

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=de6ffefee9-PPR_Apr_20_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-de6ffefee9-171123534

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


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Careers: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Careers: April 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Miranda Byse, Peter English, and Tom Lehman

Opportunities

Faces of biology photo contest

http://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=93786d0d50-AIBS_PR_Apr13_Photo_Contest_Announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-93786d0d50-171265517

Website from AIBS

Cadaver workshop in San Diego

http://www.hapsweb.org/default.asp?page=cadaverworkshop

Aug. 2-15

Library of Congress: $950,000 in development grants

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/

Deadline: May 31

NEA grants to public school employees

http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/

Learn more from the website

The profession

After graduate school: The postdocalypse?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/958-the-rogue-scientist-s-guide-to-surviving-the-postdocalypse?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

Better to quit or be fired?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/961-dear-forums-is-it-better-to-quit-or-be-fired?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free advice column from Vitae

Random research paper generators? Yes that is a thing!

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

Website


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Useful at work: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Useful at work: April 2-9

Thanks to 'net detectives Yuli Kainer and Henriette Evans

Teaching and events

Take the HAPS liability insurance survey

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

From Website

Teachers go for MOOC's

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/whos-taking-moocs-teachers/56305?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

The modern syllabus

http://chronicle.com/article/The-3-Essential-Functions-of/228909/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Did you read the Federal Register?

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=a2f4b7add1-PPR_Apr_6_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-a2f4b7add1-171123534

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

Research issues

Phony peer reviews, 43 articles retracted

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/27/fabricated-peer-reviews-prompt-scientific-journal-to-retract-43-papers-systematic-scheme-may-affect-other-journals/

Complete, free report, links from Washington Post

$1 billion lawsuit over 1940's STD experiments

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42587/title/Johns-Hopkins-Sued-for-Guatemala-Experiments/

Short, free story, links from The Scientist

Younger scientists

35 grants for young researchers

http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/35-grants-for-young-researchers/77900419/

Complete, free report from GEN

Profile of young female cell biologist

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/heart?et_cid=4501909&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free story from Drug. discov. & develop.


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Academia today: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Academia today: March 26-April 2

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Yuli Kainer, Kerrie Hoar, Henriette Evans, and Scott Smidt

Awards

Faculty Scholars Program: $148 million over 5 years

http://www.hhmi.org/news/philanthropies-announce-new-program-support-early-career-scientists?utm_source=HHMI+News&utm_campaign=9415ef6c72-Faculty_Scholars_Program_Launch&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8f2808e1d6-9415ef6c72-69528265

For those early in their careers; Deadline: July 28

Sci. Am. Science in action award

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/at-scientific-american/2015/03/25/hangout-with-kit-parker-engineering-the-body/

$50,000, deadline is May 19

Young minds awards

http://youngmindawards.com/

Total of $75,000; HS and MS students, Medical by May 31

Teaching

Study strategies in A&P

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/ase.1522?hootPostID=00cd92e3766fc4edda49fbae6a42c345

Complete, free article, links, graphics from Anatom. Sci. Ed.

2022: STEM deficit?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/obama-administration-aims-to-erase-science-talent-deficit/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150327

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Technology makes cheating easier at Stanford

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-26/stanford-probes-troubling-increase-in-cheating-allegations

Short, free item from Bloomberg

Is tenure an endangered species?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/947-tenure-is-on-life-support?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free report from Vitae

National Conference on Undergrad. Research

http://www.cur.org/ncur_2015/

April 16-18 at East. Washington Univ.

Assessments

Test of logical reasoning

http://ken.tobinweb.net/old/Downloads.htm

Website

Test of scientific reasoning

http://www.public.asu.edu/~anton1/LawsonAssessments.htm

Website

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What's new in the classroom: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's new in the classroom: March 19-26

Thanks to 'net detectives A.J. Petto, Betcy Ott, and Ronald LaPorte

Teachers and teaching

Tyler Junior College has this science page to share

http://tjcresources.net/science/

Free site

Have some teaching ideas to share?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/what-ideas-about-teaching-have-stuck-with-you/59609?cid=wc&u

Short, free note, links to contributions from Chron. Hi. Ed.

How much money do college teachers make?

http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of-Tenured-and/228435/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Collection of charts from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Award$, writing, and research

New private grant for young medical researchers

http://chronicle.com/article/A-New-Grant-Aims-to-Help-Young/228707/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

Writing controversial papers: Inherit the wind

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42262/title/Stirring-the-Pot/

Complete, free report, link from The Scientist

The research methods library of Alexandria and more

http://ssc.bibalex.org/helpdesk/introduction.jsf

Free site from Supercourse Global Health

The cursed winner: being the first is not always best

https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2015/webprogram/Paper13782.html

Free abstract from AAAs

The Feds

Nominations for National Medal of Science solicited

http://www.nsf.gov/od/nms/nominations.jsp?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=44d568d2bb-PPR_March23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-44d568d2bb-171123534

From NSF

Did you look at the Federal Register last week? No? Bad!

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=44d568d2bb-PPR_March23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-44d568d2bb-171123534

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

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Today's academia: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Today's academia: March 12-19

Thanks to 'net detectives Gary-Heiko Heisermann, Anthony Weinhaus, A.J. Petto, Dee Silverthorn, Volha Minich, Peter English, and Wendy Riggs

Academia

The portrayal of women scientists--what's wrong?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/2015/03/16/media-portrayals-of-of-female-scientists-often-shallow-superficial/

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Hybrid v traditional lecture formats

http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/ar6.full.pdf+html

Full, free article, charts, references from CBE Life Sci. Ed.

How frequently are videos used in classrooms?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/videos-find-their-place-in-and-out-of-the-classroom/56113?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Laptops in the classroom

Hand-written class notes superior to keyboarding notes

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/25/6/1159

Free abstract from Psychol. Sci.

Better learning without note-taking on a laptop!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

Full, free article, links from Sci. Am.

Banning the laptop from the classroom

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Benefits-of-No-Tech-Note/228089/

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Science under fire

Why do they doubt scientific information?

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text

Complete, free report, images from Nat'l Geo.

Losing faith in science

http://wuwm.com/post/why-have-people-lost-faith-science

Full, free essay from WUWM

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Very useful: March 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 06, 2015
Updated: Monday, March 23, 2015

Very useful: March 5-12

Thanks to 'net detective Miranda Byse

Opportunities

Human physiology integration project

http://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=9078

From APS

NSTA STEM forum

http://www.nsta.org/conferences/stem.aspx

Minneapolis, May 20-23

Putting Haeckel on your wall

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2015/03/12/ever-wish-you-could-put-ernst-haeckel-on-your-lamp-shade-now-you-can/

Free, short, item, images, links from Sci. Am.

Research

Misconduct in research and prison time

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Research-Misconduct-May-Lead-to-Prison/biotechniques-357012.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e55190c9c9-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e55190c9c9-87291326#.VPnx49LF_TQ

Complete, free report from BioTechniq.


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Helpful to us: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 26, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Helpful to us: Feb. 26-March 5

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans and Miranda Byse

Academic help

Getting people to listen to you: stop reading to them!

http://chronicle.com/article/Presenting-Without-a-Net/228087/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Full, free story from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Teacher-in-residence at Library of Congress

http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2015/02/wanted-teachers-to-serve-as-the-library-of-congress-teacher-in-residence-during-the-2015-16-academic-year/

Website

What to ask about getting tenure

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/pancreatic-cancer-has-four-genomically-distinct-subtypes/81250971/

Full, free essay, links from Vitae

How do faculty view on-line ed?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/survey/online-ed-skepticism-and-self-sufficiency-survey-faculty-views-technology?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=10255&elq_cid=559698

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

Research

Younger researchers produce more creative work

http://www.nature.com/news/young-scientists-lead-the-way-on-fresh-ideas-1.16934

Full, free item, links from Nature 

 

 

 

 

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Keeping up with advances: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 19, 2015
Updated: Monday, March 09, 2015

Keeping up with advances: Feb. 19-26

Acknowledging 'net detective Henriette Evans

Opportunities

The journal of brief ideas: 200 words or less

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42201/title/Truly-Brief-Communications/

Complete, free report, link from The Scientist

From the 'net

HTTP gets an overhaul

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/http-gets-update?et_cid=4424186&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Women and science

http://wingofzock.org/2015/02/10/starting-with-cells-rethinking-science-as-a-place-for-women/

Full, free blog from The Wing of Zock

Teaching with games

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/lessons-from-teaching-with-games/59247?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Another round in the evolution wars

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/blogs/2015/02/latest-anti-science-war-christians-against-dinosaurs?et_cid=4424205&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

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