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Academia and the sciences: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 28, 2015
Updated: 15 hours ago

Academia and science: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Thanks to 'net detectives A.J. Petto and Henriette Evans

Academia

What is the mindset of the Class of 2019?

https://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2019/

Free website from Beloit College

How can Slack help your group work together?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/slack-when-it-makes-sense-to-use-it/60779?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Toward better teaching

http://chronicle.com/article/These-Videos-Could-Change-How/232645/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Science

How science works

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/scienceflowchart

Website, flowchart, links from Univ. Cal. Berkeley

See more under "Shoulders" here

https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/xythoswfs/webview/fileManager?stk=2538EE39243A1F0&entryName=%2Fajpetto%2FShoulders%2FHandouts&msgStatus=

Want to be cited more? Shorter titles!

http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/2/8/150266

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from Roy. soc. open sci.

 

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Progress in academia and science: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Progress in academia and science: Aug. 20-27

Thanks to 'net detectives Wendy Riggs and Murray Jensen

‚ÄčTeaching

Cheating in MOOC's

http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1508/1508.05699.pdf

Complete, free pdf, graphics, references from Arxiv

The importance of active learning in the flipped classroom

http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/1/ar5.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, graphics, references from CBE--Life sci.

Fill the bucket before you arrive!

http://www.cehd.umn.edu/phys/papers/PDF/FillTheBucketAtHomeFall11.pdf

Full, free item from Univ. Minn.

Getting hired

Hypothetically, who is more likely hired?

http://www.pnas.org/content/112/17/5360

Free abstract, graphics from PNAS

Thought about a move to IT?

http://chronicle.com/article/Information-Technology-The/231955/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

More professional information

SAGE: 64 articles withdrawn--improper peer review

http://retractionwatch.com/2015/08/19/17-retractions-from-sage-journals-bring-total-fake-peer-review-count-to-250/

Full, free essay, links from Retraction Watch

Did you check the Federal Register? Awards too!

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=ad105ab43f-PPR_Aug_24_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-ad105ab43f-171123534

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

Where do HS grads go for college? Depends on state

http://chronicle.com/article/College-Enrollment-as-a/232303/?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en

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

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Professional help: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Monday, August 24, 2015

Professional help: Aug. 13-20

Change in FAFSA rule to limit administrators' access

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/fafsa-change-would-keep-colleges-from-seeing-where-else-applicants-sent-information/103137?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Short, free note from Chron. Hi. Ed.

What to do about all the biology information?

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/08/combating-life-science-data-avalanche?et_cid=4741634&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from R & D Mag.

Huge number of articles retracted

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43761/title/Another-Mass-Retraction/

Complete, free essay, links from The Scientist

 

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Conference updates: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Updated: Monday, August 24, 2015

Conference updates: Aug. 6-13

Jon Stewart and science

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/jon-stewart-s-top-10-science-moments-on-the-daily-show-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150807

10 free videos from Sci. Am.

Research findings: what is gold and what is fool's gold?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135894&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

What to do after you retire? Mentoring

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43722/title/Opinion---Staying-Active--after-Retirement--Consider-Mentorship/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

 

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What we need to know: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

What we need to know: July 30-Aug. 6

Thanks to 'net detective Carolyn Wright

Annual conference on Case Study Teaching in Science

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

Sept. 18 and 19 in Buffalo

Grants conference in Arlington, VA

http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135129&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

Nov. 2 and 3

When that "eureka" moment happens

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135833&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Q&A from NSF

 

 

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Academic update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Monday, August 10, 2015

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News from the academy and the sciences: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Saturday, July 18, 2015

The academy and the sciences: July 16-23

NSF: awards for STEM public service

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135690&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

More tests, more learning

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/researchers-find-that-frequent-tests-can-boost-learning/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150716

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

 

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Teaching and research: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Teaching and research: July 9-16

Thanks to 'net detective Peter English

Opportunities

Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education

http://www.pulsecommunity.org/

Free website with opportunities

Shop at Amazon, help HAPS!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-0445856

Website

Sciences

Anti-woman bias in the sciences

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Myth-That-Academic-Science/231413/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

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

Non-blind experiments can lead to biased reports

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002190&

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Scholarship: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Friday, July 03, 2015

Scholarship: July 2-9

College loses accreditation, sues

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/college-sues-middle-states-over-loss-of-accreditation/101473?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Short, free item from Chron. Hi. Ed.

What should you wear to that interview?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1049-the-professor-is-in-what-to-wear?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report, images from Vitae

The placebo effect: really?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1504023?query=TOC

Full, free perspective, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

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Professional information: June 26-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 29, 2015

Professional information: June 26-July 2

Got her doctorate (not honorary!) at 102 years old

http://www.upworthy.com/this-102-year-old-got-her-doctorate-77-years-after-nazis-wouldnt-let-her-even-take-the-test-boom?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Short, free item, images from The Upworthiest

More women in science legos

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/lego-adds-more-women-in-science-to-its-lineup/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150624

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

Watch your mouth! She was fired

http://chronicle.com/article/Louisiana-State-s-Firing-of/231167/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

New guidelines for science publications

http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2015/06/26/Science-releases-guidelines-for-publishing-scientific-studies

Full, free essay from Times Live


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