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Awards, laws, conferences

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Today in academia: April 17-24
Academia

Gender, wage and rank gap in higher education


http://chronicle.com/blogs/data/2014/04/11/there-is-a-gender-pay-gap-in-academe-but-it-may-not-be-the-gap-that-matters/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

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

Mentoring a postdoc in teaching


http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/04/16/essay-how-manage-teaching-oriented-postdoc-programs#sthash.zOKeGuur.dpbs

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

Award$

Paul Shin Memorial Award for service

http://www.copusproject.org/paul-shin-memor.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=2c34726d63-AIBS_Newsletter_V5_I4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-2c34726d63-171123534

From COPUS; deadline for nominations April 30

Science

Animals with human rights?


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/animals-with-human-rights-will-be-more-than-a-pet-peeve-for-researchers/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140417

Full, free feature, link from Sci. Am.


Academic news we can use: April 10-17
Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans and Peter English
Award$ and events

Young researchers: 25 grants for you!

http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/25-grants-for-young-researchers/77900093/

List, links, deadlines from
GEN

USA Science and engineering festival

http://www.usasciencefestival.org/

April 26-27 in Washington, DC


APS Institute on Teaching and Learning


http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Conferences/APS-Conferences/2014-Conferences/ITL

Deadline: May 23


What about the "Heartbleed" bug?


http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/the-heartbleed-bug-and-how-internet-users-can-protect-themselves/51689?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free story from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

On the job

Is peer review really working?


http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/04/14/essay-flaws-peer-review#sthash.DZhUOwJg.dpbs

Full, free essay from Inside Hi. Ed.

Survey of young scientists: What would you do to advocate science?


http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6179/34/suppl/DC1

Compilation of essays from
Science

Academia

Can graduate school kill you?

http://www.insidehighered.com//blogs/gradhacker/grad-school-will-kill-you#sthash.GJfdDAal.dpbs

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

Sneak peek at the new SAT

http://chronicle.com/blogs/headcount/college-board-unveils-sample-sat-items/38179?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free item from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Helping students to catch up


http://chronicle.com/article/Some-Colleges-Try-to-Catch/145819/?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en

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

Students allegedly inappropriately injecting one another


http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-alaska-fairbanks-reviews-classes-after-students-get-unsafe-injections/75725?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

Here are some standardized accreditors' terms


http://chronicle.com/article/Regional-Accreditors-Agree-on/145853/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free story from Chron. Hi. Ed.

.
Important news for A&P teachers: April 3-10
Thanks to 'net detective  Vuvi Nguyen, Pat Bowne, and Paul Blumstein
Science
Download Science 360 app for iPad

http://science360.gov/ipad/?MNC1=MNEWSL&WT.mc_id=email|GD|MNEWSL|Split0|none

Free from NSF


Decreases in funding for natural history studies


http://www.washington.edu/news/2014/03/26/decline-of-natural-history-troubling-for-science-society/

Press release, images, links from Univ. Wash.


Study: short-term economic gains from scientific research

http://www.cic.net/news-and-publications/news/2014/04/03/new-data-show-the-immediate-value-of-scientific-research

Full, free article from CIC News


Working
Professor tricked on April 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9rymEWJX38

Free video from
YouTube

Is this your definition of a flipped classroom?


http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2014/04/01/toward-a-common-definition-of-flipped-learning/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free blog from
Chron. Hi. Ed.

Moving on to another tenure-track position?


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/416-the-professor-is-in-how-to-hop-from-one-tenure-track-job-to-another?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from
Vitae

Making Medline Plus work for you


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/03/31/the-quest-how-to-medical-librarian-search-for-free/

Full, free article, images from Sci. Am.

Events, award$, and activities

Enter AIBS' "Faces of biology" photo contest

http://www.aibs.org/public-programs/photocontest.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=2fe3e7d7d7-PPR_apr_7_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-2fe3e7d7d7-171123534

From their website; deadline is Sept. 30

Explore Oxford's medical history


http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60592-4/fulltext?elsca1=ETOC-LANCET&elsca2=email&elsca3=E24A35F

Full, free perspective, images from
Lancet 

Read the Federal Register

http://www.aibs.org/federal-register-resource/index.html?utm_source=AIBS+Master+List&utm_campaign=2fe3e7d7d7-PPR_apr_7_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_def270e561-2fe3e7d7d7-171123534

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


April is STD Month


http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a6.htm?s_cid=mm6313a6_e

Short, free announcement, links from MMWR

Academia today: March 27-April 3
Thanks this week to 'net detective Pat Bowne

Conferences and award$

HHMI workshops at the Science and Engineering Festival

http://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x1730103e0a3

In Washington, DC on April 25

NSF grants conference


http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129608&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

June 23-24 in Denver

Job$ and working

Tenure denied?

http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/04/02/essay-how-deal-tenure-rejection

Full, free essay from Inside Hi. Ed.

What predicts success in NCLEX?


https://www.dropbox.com/s/036ujper5ekb0x9/NE_36_4_2011_04_18_SCHMIDT_200223_SDC1.docx

or try this:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Flinks.lww.com%2FNE%2FA54&ei=7d9CU_a-I5TOyAH5mYCgDw&usg=AFQjCNGY8HLnhl8whsQWYwDVuA0rcUxZTg&sig2=gVnAgtLGC2ZtpRh88b1yqg&bvm=bv.64363296,d.aWc

From a website


Answering questions at the interview


https://chroniclevitae.com/news/358-stupid-questions-smart-answers?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free Q&A from Vitae


The world of learners: March 20-27
Thanks this week to 'net detective Karen McMahon
Teaching

Open Syllabus Project, a syllabus archive

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/new-syllabus-archive-opens-the-curricular-black-box/51285?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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

The importance of gentle replies to student e-mails


http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2014/03/24/essay-suggests-student-emails-are-chance-teaching-not-mocking

Full, free essay from Inside Hi. Ed.

Activities for you!

Summer Teaching Institutes for K-12


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

Free site from Library of Congress

Take the HAPS Lab Safety Survey if you teach labs

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40546999786983

HAPS Webpage

Center for Open Science

http://centerforopenscience.org/

Webpage

Academia this week: March 13-20
Thanks this week to 'net detectives John Waters, Dee Silverthorn, and Andrew Petto

Instructing

Stinging an on-line cheater

http://news.msn.com/us/catching-a-cheater-online

Full, free article from MSN

Taking another look at how we teach

http://visionandchange.org/files/2013/11/aaas-VISchange-web1113.pdf

Free report from AAAS

Teaching materials

look at MCAT and biology textbooks


http://www.lifescied.org/content/12/3/429.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf from ASCB Post

Do a MOOC, who owns it when you leave?


http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/03/18/if-mooc-instructor-moves-who-keeps-intellectual-property-rights

Complete, free essay, links from Inside Hi. Ed.

On the job

How much do they make?


http://chronicle.com/article/Average-Salaries-of-Tenured/145283/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Extensive chart from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Professional news: March 6-13

Thanks to 'net detectives Carolyn Wright and Jenny McFarland

Working


Women in science

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/15-works-of-art-depicting-women-in-science/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140310

A free photo essay from Sci. Am.


How to warn students about graphic content

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/372-trigger-warnings-quentin-tarantino-and-the-college-classroom?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

Full, free story from Vitae


Gender and status in STEM areas


http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/how-gender-and-family-status-affect-early-career-paths-of-stem-ph-d-s/73879?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Should you talk about that toxic environment you are leaving?

http://chronicle.com/article/Talking-About-a-Toxic/144951/?cid=oh&utm_source=oh&utm_medium=en

Full, free item from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Events and award$

APS training course on becoming an effective teacher

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

Website

NSF sponsors workshop on flipped classroom at SUNY/Buffalo

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1323355

See website for grant details

Craig Ferguson hosting new series on Science Channel

http://www.livescience.com/43969-craig-ferguson-new-series-i-f-ing-love-science.html

Short, free item, links, image from
Sci. Am.

Academia

Peer-grading? Not so much

http://www.insidehighered.com//blogs/just-visiting/against-peer-grading

Complete, free blog from Inside Hi. Ed.

Image source unlocked

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2014/03/06/getty-images-confronts-online-copyright-infringement-with-a-carrot-and-a-stick/

Full, free blog, images from Sci. Am.

The new SAT


http://chronicle.com/article/College-Board-Unveils-Plans/145135/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free essay from Inside Hi. Ed.


Academic news: Feb. 27-March 6
Thanks this week to 'net detectives Shanin Shabanian, Henriette Evans, Jason LaPres, and Sarah Miller

Teaching and students

What about adjuncts?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/is-academia-suffering-adjunctivitis/

Free video from PBS

40 Android apps for professors

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/40-android-apps/55769?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Free list from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Lost in a sea of majors? What do you want to do?

http://www.umass.edu/careers/majors/default.html

Website from Univ. Mass

Events and activities
International Cadaver Prosection Program

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

Website from Indiana Univ.

Job$

Should you mention your blog on your resume?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/350-the-professor-is-in-should-you-mention-your-blog-in-your-job-application?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en


Full, free item from Vitae

News we can use: Feb. 20-27

Academia

How to get tenure

http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/02/24/essay-how-earn-tenure-higher-education

Full, free essay from Inside Hi. Ed.

Grade quickly with Flubaroo

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/quick-grading-with-flubaroo/55569?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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

Research

Gibberish-filled, computer generated articles removed

http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763

Full, free essay from Nature

US government support important in 22 major tech advances

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/report-federal-support-enabled-22-major-technology-advances?et_cid=3783175&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short, free note from R&D Mag.

USDA fines Univ. Cal./Berkeley over lab animal deaths

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/uc-berkeley-is-fined-over-deaths-of-lab-animals?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Short, free item from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Help in the classroom and in the lab: Feb. 13-20

Thanks to 'net detective Maria Engel

Award$ you can win

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

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

Available for those in Michigan, New Jersey, Indiana, and Ohio only

Academia

Applying for the job again this year?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/327-the-professor-is-in-here-s-my-application-take-two?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Deaf student wins judgement against university--bio lab issue

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/02/deaf_students_lawsuit_over_ser.html

Newspaper story, links

Should you have your students do peer-grading?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/future/2014/02/12/why-it-makes-sense-for-students-to-grade-one-anothers-papers/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free essay from Chronicle of Hi. Ed.

Professional news we can use: Feb. 6-13

Thanks to 'net detective Miranda Byse

Academia

Proposed college rating system

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/02/07/colleges-and-analysts-respond-obama-ratings-proposal

Full, free article from Inside Hi. Ed.

Many Ph.D's, not so many jobs?

http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/ph-d-glut-clogs-job-selection-process/77900036/

Complete, free story, graphic from GEN

Are today's high school students ready for science?

http://www.act.org/research/policymakers/cccr13/stem.html

PDF, links, graphic, from ACT website

10 MOOC's for you

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Ten-MOOCs-for-Busy-Researchers-Online-Learning-Spring-Catalog/biotechniques-349661.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=5d5890e25d-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-5d5890e25d-87291326#.UvT7iNJdXzg

Free list, descriptions from BioTechniq.

Science

UK plans to reduce research using animals

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/uk-absolutely-committed-to-reducing-use-of-animals-in-research/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140210%20

Complete, free story from Sci. Am.

What we waited to hear: Jan. 30-Feb. 6

Thanks to 'net detectives Patricia Visser, Robin Hurst, Kevin Petti, Shanin Shabanian, Maria Engel, and Paul Blumstein

Academia

What to do about a bad class

http://chronicle.com/article/Can-You-Transcend-a-Bad-Class-/144349/?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chronicle Hi. Ed.

High drop-out rate in Ivy League MOOC's

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-21/harvard-online-courses-dropped-by-95-of-registered-study-says.html

Full, free story from Bloomburg

The work place

Are faculty salaries mainly to blame for tuition increases? No.

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/02/05/college-work-forces-grew-not-fast-enrollment

Full, free article, graphic, links from Inside Hi. Ed.

Yale shuts down faculty evaluation site

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-real-scandal-behind-the-yale-course-web-site/2014/01/24/f719ef56-8449-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html

Full, free editorial from newspaper

Colorado looking to make conditions fairer for adjuncts

http://chronicle.com/article/Colorado-Lawmakers-Take-Up/144397/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free item from Chronicle Hi. Ed.

Should you check that "race" box on your job application?

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/302-should-you-check-the-race-box?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free article from Vitae

Opportunites

Anatomia Italiana--HAPS-I offering

http://anatomiaitaliana.com/itinerary/

Runs from July 20-Aug. 1

Looking for options in the health field?

http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/home

ADEA website

Academic and professional news: Jan. 23-30

Thanks to 'net detectives Terry Thompson, Robert Rawding, Ellen Lathrop-Davis, Murray Jensen, Karen McMahon, Paul Blumstein, Dee Silverthorn, and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Academia

Need a reference management system?

http://www.zotero.org/

From the website

This nursing student talks about cheating: "Cheaters never win"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS7C-WKiRvE

Free video from YouTube

College wins lawsuit against accreditor

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/24/judge-overturns-accreditors-decision-and-fines-it-420000

Full, free story from Inside Hi. Ed.

Should students take pictures instead of notes?

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/01/24/is-a-picture-worth-a-thousand-notes/?cid=cr&utm_source=cr&utm_medium=en

Complete, free essay from Chronicle of Hi. Ed.

Science

Papers with high status authors get more attention

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/01/how-%E2%80%9Cmatthew-effect%E2%80%9D-helps-some-scientific-papers-gain-popularity?et_cid=3733746&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full free article from R&D Mag.

Who and when statistics for US Ph.D. earners

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/sed/2012/start.cfm

Interactive guide from NSF

Opportunities, award$, and interesting things

Image of the Week

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/image-week

Visit and contribute to the HHMI website

Program leading to MS in Med. Phys. through Internet

http://physiology.case.edu/education/graduate-programs/master/post-baccalaureate-program-ms-medical-physiology/msmp-internet-program/

From Case Western Reserve Univ.

Want information about POGIL?

http://msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/POGIL/news.asp

From the website

Ideas labs applications

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14033/nsf14033.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Deadline Feb. 4 from NSF

We need this information: Jan. 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Ron Gerrits

Univ. Texas takes a hard look at student outcomes

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/17/ut-system-creates-database-track-graduates-earnings-debt

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

What are the best online programs?

http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/bachelors?int=b88eac

Full, free article from U.S. News & World Rep.

This is valuable information: Jan. 9-16

Thanks this week to: Wendy Riggs, Paul Blumstein, Murray Jensen, Carolyn Wright

The profession

Are you thinking of doing exit quizzes in your labs?

http://advan.physiology.org/content/271/6/S48.full.pdf+html?sid=f55c37c3-e778-47a0-a88a-c81c135596f1

Full, free article, tables, references from Advanc. Physio. Ed. 271: 48-54.

Science learning

Case studies in science workshop this summer

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

Registration opens on Jan. 30

Course in environmental physiology

https://class.stanford.edu/courses/HumanitiesSciences/EP101/Environmental_Physiology/about

From Stanford Univ.

Developments in science

With placebos, what are "spurious improvements?"

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38848/title/The-Powerful-Placebo/

Short, free item from The Scientist

Surgeon General's report on smoking 50 years ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoking_and_Health:_Report_of_the_Advisory_Committee_to_the_Surgeon_General_of_the_United_States

Free article from Wikipedia

This is what we needed to know: Jan 2-9

Thanks this week to Robin Hurst and Kevin Petti

Professional news

Getting more women involved in conferences

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/07/get-women-conference-panels-they-must-be-panels-invite-speakers-study-finds

Complete, free item from Inside Hi. Ed.

Professors have low stress jobs. Really?

http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/least-stressful-jobs-2014

Full, free essay from Career Cast

Federal consumer agency looking at some for-profit colleges

http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/01/07/another-profit-college-consumer-agencys-sights

Short, free piece from Inside Hi. Ed..

Do you want students to do a pre-class exercise?

http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/castingoutnines/2014/01/06/getting-students-to-want-to-do-pre-class-work/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog from Chronicle of Hi. Ed.

Jobs, award$, and opportunities

Looking for a job: don't ignore community colleges!

http://chronicle.com/article/Why-You-Should-Consider/143851/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free item from Chronicle Hi. Ed.

Finding a job outside academia

 http://chronicle.com/article/The-PhDs-Guide-to-a/143715/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free essay from Chronicle of Hi. Ed..

Science

Science v pseudoscience

http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/01/07/distinguishing-science-from-nonsense/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Ten notable female scientists

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/12/30/gone-in-2013-a-tribute-to-10-remarkable-women-in-science/?WT_mc_id=SA_CAT_MB_20131231

Short discussions and images of each from Sci. Am..

I'm sorry I said that: amazing scientific retractions

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38743/title/Top-10-Retractions-of-2013/

List with short explanations, links from The Scientist..

What word was looked up most in 2013: science!

http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/01/02/the-top-word-of-2013/?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

Full, free blog from Chronicle Hi. Ed..

Today in academia: Dec. 26-Jan. 2

Job$

How much are adjuncts paid?

http://chronicle.com/article/Adjunct-Project-Shows-Wide/136439/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Complete, free essay from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Job market for biology Ph.D.: not so great

http://www.aibs.org/washington-watch/washington_watch_2013_12.html

Full, free story from AIBS Public Policy

The profession

Court decision favors accommodations for deaf student

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/12/23/us-judge-orders-creighton-medical-school-provide-specific-services-deaf-student

Complete, free article, links from Inside Hi. Ed.

Huda Zoghbi, neurobiologist, wins prize for research 

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/12/24/neuroscientist-who-doggedly-pursued-genetic-hunch-wins-pearl-meister-greengard-prize/?WT_mc_id=SA_DD_20131226 

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Things you really need to do

How should clarify our field to a non-scientist?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/doing-good-science/2013/12/27/what-scientists-ought-to-do-for-non-scientists-and-why-obligations-of-scientists-part-5/?WT_mc_id=SA_DD_20131230

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Useful information: Dec. 19-26

Publication

Plagiarism: why it hurts knowledge

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/doing-good-science/2013/12/23/how-plagiarism-hurts-knowledge-building-obligations-of-scientists-part-4/?WT_mc_id=SA_DD_20131224 

Complete, free blog, links, references from Sci. Am.

Sorting out the wheat from the chaff in open-source publications

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/38756/title/Defining-Legit-Open-Access-Journals/ 

Brief, free item from The Scientist

Award$

Presidential award for science and mathematics teachers

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129978&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

The news that is: Dec. 12-19

Thanks this week to 'net detectives Henriette Evans and Judith Gibber

Students and tests

3 Florida university students allegedly tried to sell exams

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/3-are-arrested-at-florida-international-u-in-alleged-effort-to-sell-exams?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en 

Full, free essay from Chronicle of Hi. Ed.

New MCAT coming in 2015

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx?journalid=67&IssueID=929415 

Audio file, links to articles about new assessments

Professionally

Adjunct professors: tell them what your work conditions are like

http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/press-release/miller-announces-eforum-adjunct-faculty-higher-education  

Should near-deaf professor reveal disability to students?

http://chronicle.com/article/Can-He-Hear-What-You-Hear-/143531/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Full, free item from Chronicle of Hi. Ed.

Animal research at Imperial College London criticized

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=university-animal-research-criticism&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20131210

Complete, free story, links from Sci. Amer.

What they mean when they say that stuff in a job ad

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/209-market-crash-course-job-ad-deconstructionism-101?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en 

Full, free article from Vitae

Computer-related

Student allegedly hacks professors computer, sells test key

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/12/12/information-security-officers-battle-against-breaches-fought-two-fronts 

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

How to protect your data on the cloud

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=protecting-your-data-on-the-cloud&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20131209 

Full, free story, link from Scientific American

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