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

Posted By David L. Evans, 23 hours ago
Updated: 23 hours ago

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

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

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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

Did you check out the Federal Register? Why not? Too shy?

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=3b3c5ccdd9-PPR_Oct_20_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-3b3c5ccdd9-171123534

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


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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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This week in academia: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This week in academia: Sept. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detectives Diana Sturges, Valerie D. O'Loughlin, and Linda Moussakova

Awards and conferences 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Commons Conference

http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/sotlcommons/

Deadline: Nov. 15, from March 25-27, in Savannah Georgia; from website

Innovation challenge for community colleges

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/communitycollege/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Competition window: Sept. 15-Jan. 15; from NSF

What the Nobel Prize looks like and some art

http://blog.lindau-nobel.org/the-art-of-the-nobel-prizes/

From website

Things to think about

MIT MOOC learning equivalent to MIT face-to-face course

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/the-mooc-where-everybody-learned/54571?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

23 "Pell runners" caught in California

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/200-000-plot-to-steal-financial-aid-hits-Bay-5749273.php

Newspaper article

How satisfied are researchers in their work?

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7517-267a

Complete, free report, charts from Nature

Unemployment for STEM doctorates low

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132687&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

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Your source of academic news: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Your source of academic news: Sept. 4-11

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Holly Morris, W.R. Baldys, Esq. and Miranda Byse

Awards

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

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

$30,000 to get masters, First deadline: Oct. 13; see website

LifeSciTRC Scholars Program for HS/undergrad educators

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

From Am. Phys. Soc.

Teaching and the profession

Get some answers to career advancement concerns

http://www.pce.uw.edu/career-insights/answers-to-five-tough-career-questions/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=September%202014%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=PCE%20News&utm_content=CY_NW_Newsletter_September+2014

From Univ. Wash.

Have you looked at the science case study collection?

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/

From the website

Visiting prof: can you get a recommendation there?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/684-the-professor-is-in-getting-a-reference-when-you-re-new?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Complete, free column from Vitae

Legal-beagle

Worried about copyright infringement?

http://lawyerist.com/75862/9-epic-responses-legal-threats/

Free website, links from Lawyerist

Fighting sexual assault in the syllabus

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/09/03/how-syllabi-can-help-combat-sexual-assault/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

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

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Worth learning about: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Worth learning about: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Thanks this week to 'net detectives T. J. Meehan, Rozanne Redlinski, A.J. Petto, and Peter English

Academia

Lego's women in science series a big hit!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26107-life-in-lego-how-minifigure-academics-went-viral.html

Full, free article, images from New Sci.

What were classes like BCP (before cell phones)?

http://chronicle.com/article/Todays-Lesson-Life-in-the/148423/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free commentary from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Using humor to teach science--some profanity in videos

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2014/09/02/science-add-humor-and-stir-wocka-wocka-wocka/

Full, free blog, videos from Sci. Am.

Need a cool quote for classes today?

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/elberthubb387569.html

From the website

Anatomy and physiology specifically 

Who's the toughest of the tough in nursing school--us!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/09/02/344042884/the-toughest-class-in-nursing-school-is-the-first-one

Complete, free report from NPR

Google Classroom a benefit for HAPS members

http://www.google.com/edu/classroom/

From the website

Special section on grade inflation

Everyone's special

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-schuman/grading-time-i-give-up-yo_b_1489430.html

Free blog, links from The Huffington Post

Trends in grade inflation: 1991-2007

http://www.gradeinflation.com/

Extensive charts, discussion from website

Research: 1940-2009

http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=16473

Free abstract from Teach. Coll. Rec.

Since there is a problem: An appeal to our better angels?

http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Ask-More-of-Our/148559/?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

Complete, free commentary from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Research

Tips for your manuscript

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Special-Series-Manuscript-Tips-Top-10-Submission-Tips/biotechniques-345608.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e84fb63595-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e84fb63595-87291326#.VACefdJdXzg

Complete, free report from BioTechniq.

Lab animal accreditation does not equal animal welfare?

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/08/animal-welfare-accreditation-questioned

Complete, free report from Science

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