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Helpful to us: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, 9 hours ago
Updated: 9 hours ago

Helpful to us: Feb. 26-March 5

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.


 

 

 

 

 

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Keeping up with advances: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 19, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, February 24, 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

Have you looked at the Federal Register?

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=285b9f6e2d-PPR_Feb23_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-285b9f6e2d-171123534

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

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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Wondering about teaching: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wondering about teaching: Feb. 12-19

Thanks to 'net detectives Miranda Byse, Kevin Petti, Paul Blumstein, and Henriette Evans

Teaching

What about MOOC accreditation?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/meet-the-new-self-appointed-mooc-accreditors-google-and-instagram/55807?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Humor in the classroom?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2015/02/12/the-professor-as-comedian/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Away from the chalkboard

The leaky pipeline in STEM fields

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/18/research-suggests-pipeline-science-talent-may-leak-men-and-women-same-rate

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

Want some Google tips?

https://www.google.com/get/googletips/

Free slide show from Google

Need to convert media, do some captioning?

http://www.videolan.org/index.html

or just captioning

http://www.3playmedia.com/how-it-works/webinars/olc-webinar-02-12-2015/

Websites

NIH has a new name

https://nccih.nih.gov/news/press/12172014

Press release from NCCIH

Art and A&P

The Vizzies winneres announced

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77991

Glass brain, neurons as trees, and more from NSF

Connecting art and science: art and anatomy in Italy

https://sdsu-horizons.symplicity.com/index.php?s=programs&mode=form&id=20b15f557f091416e0c78f3fc17db5a2&au=&ck=

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You asked about teaching: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 05, 2015
Updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

You asked about teaching: Feb. 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives Phil Tate, A.J. Petto, Henriette Evans, Adrianna Evans, Niraj Pathak, and Carolyn Wright

All around academia

Are women in STEM fields paid less?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-women-earn-less-than-men-in-stem-fields/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150210

Full, free article, link from Sci. Am.

Are MOOC's on their way out?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/the-mooc-fades-in-3-charts/55701?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Toward more "beautiful" scientific writing

http://www.nature.com/news/a-call-for-beautiful-prose-in-papers-1.16778#auth-1

Full, free blogs from Nature

Adjunct? Should you act like a freelancer?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/894-the-university-is-just-another-client?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Vitae

Web resources

Check out: Text and academic authors assoc.

http://www.taaonline.net/

Website

Need to convert media, do captioning?

Website

Lost an old website? Try searching here

https://archive.org/

Internet Archive

Opportunities

Check out the Federal Register

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=8fe5931488-PPR_Feb9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-8fe5931488-171123534

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

Contribute to the 'Thon: benefiting kids with cancer and their families

http://giveto.psu.edu/s/1218/thon/2014/p2p.aspx?sid=1218&gid=3&pgid=1193

Website

Library of Congress: Summer Teaching Inst.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/

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Professional advice: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015

Professional advice: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Thanks to 'net detectives Phil Tate, Paul Blumstein, Kari Wester, Gary Heisermann, and Peter English

Job-related

Have you been Yik yak-ed?

http://chronicle.com/article/Anonymous-Feedback-Fine/151609/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Story about an app from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Survey: Public's views differ from scientists'

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/poll-shows-giant-gap-between-what-public-scientists-think?et_cid=4389681&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Setting up your cadaver lab

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/95giwnwgtr2r19d/AACLkrVT2Bv0prQUtXTbTBPua?dl=0

Ideas from Phoenix College

How to deal with negative in-put

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/01/28/essay-how-those-starting-academic-careers-should-respond-criticism

Complete, free report from Inside Hi. Ed.

25 no-no's during that job interview

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/etiquette-tips/fl/25-things-to-never-say-at-job-interview.htm

From website

Honors and $$$

R&D 100 Awards

http://www.rd100awards.com/

Deadline April 20; see website 

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What we need to know: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015

What we need to know: Jan. 22-29

Thanks to 'net detectives AJ Petto, Peter English, Jose Ochoa, and Alan Beech

Teaching

Collection of teaching technology stories

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/01/28/compilation-articles-teaching-technology

Download Teaching with technology for free from Inside Hi. Ed.

Good advice for your presentation

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/01/26/essay-talking-about-your-research

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

Scavenger-hunt lesson to teach researching

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/a-scavenger-hunt-exercise-to-teach-research-methodologies/58941?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Do you need an A&P mnemonic?

http://beechsciencerhymery.blogspot.com/

Free website

Meet Collabra--open access publication initiative

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41957/title/University-of-California-Doubles-Down-on-OA/

Short, free item, links from The Scientist

Opportunities

On-line learning programs

http://educause.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2luc3RhbmNlaWQ9NDUyMzU1MSZzdWJzY3JpYmVyaWQ9MTAzNzA1NDA0OA

Free webstie

Did you read the Federal Register? No? Bad!

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=8ce2dd0039-PPR_Jan26_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-8ce2dd0039-171123534

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

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Academic affairs: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, January 16, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015

Academic affairs: Jan. 15-22

Thanks this week to 'net detective Ronald Gerrits and Maria Engel

Professional information

What about the teaching demo during the job interview?

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/01/21/essay-giving-teaching-demonstration-academic-job-candidate

Complete, free report from Inside Hi. Ed.

Genetetic Tox. Assoc. Meet--Travel Awards available

http://www.gta-us.org/scimtgs/2015Meeting/index.html

At: Univ. Delaware; Deadlines: March 6 for awards; Meeting reg.: April 6

Will you win the 2015 Lab grammy?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Lab-Grammy-Competition/biotechniques-356078.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=f954925d64-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-f954925d64-87291326#.VLlURNLF_TS

Full, free essay, links from BioTechniq.

Student-centered

Some teens great at multitasking

http://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB20869085544064703753604580212253633370706

Full, free report from newspaper

Barrier for women going into STEM fields

http://www.nature.com/news/hidden-hurdle-for-women-in-science-1.16727

Full, free article, references from Nature

What? You don't want to be a professor when you grow up?

http://chronicle.com/article/Teach-or-Perish/151187/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Complete, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

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This week in science: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Thursday, February 05, 2015

This week in science: Jan. 8-15

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Jon Jackson, Kevin Petti, Andrew Petto, Jose Ochoa, Peter English, Carolyn Wright, and Henriette Evans

Awards and $$$

Teaching Case Studies in Science Workshop

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

Registration starts Jan. 27

Graduate Student Leadership in science policy

http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=04d372a748-PPR_Jan12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-04d372a748-171265517

From AIBS

Professionally interesting

Anatomia Italiana

http://anatomiaitaliana.com/

Learn about the history of anatomy in Italy!

Make sure you get to know your public affairs officer

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41694/title/Know-Your-PIO/

Complete, free report from The Scientist

In praise for 2-year community colleges: Tom Hanks

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/opinion/tom-hanks-on-his-two-years-at-chabot-college.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=1

Full, free newspaper article

Take this survey if you are a part-time on-line instructor

http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/4430g57809?WEM=http%3A%2F%2Fvovici.com%2Fl.dll%2FJGsC794A594D7lNhD9U928890J

Free site

Open forum

https://www.anatomy.org/user/login?destination=http%3a%2f%2fanatomyconnected.anatomy.org%2fcommunities%2falldiscussions%2fdigestviewer%2f%3fGroupId%3d43

From Am. Assoc. Anatom.; requires password

Where did the $$$ go?

Young researcher, no money? You are not alone.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/01/07/share-research-funding-going-young-scientists-declining

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

Where are Canada's Ph.D.'s employed?

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/topics/education/commentaries/15-01-06/where_are_canada_s_phds_employed.aspx

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from Conf. Board Canada

Our students

The world population if there were only 100 people

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/06/chart-if-the-world-were-100-people/

Complete, free infographic from a newspaper

64 caught cheating in Dartmouth ethics course

http://www.vnews.com/news/schools/15127378-95/dartmouth-64-students-cheated

Full, free essay from newspaper

Science

Scientific creativity: running out of steam?

http://chronicle.com/article/Sciences-Creativity-Crisis/151061/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

The father of nomenclature

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41831/title/The-Namer/

Free video from The Scientist


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News you can use: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, January 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

News you can use: Jan. 1-8

On-line ed. market did not grow much 2012-2013

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/01/07/no-discernible-growth-online-education-market

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

How to deal with sub-par transfers

http://chronicle.com/article/What-One-College-Did-to-Crack/150893/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en#

Complete, free report Chron. Hi. Ed.


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Academia currently: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Updated: Monday, January 12, 2015
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