Did you know that the funding rates of NSF Graduate Fellowships are about 50%!? That’s true as long as your letter-writers get all their letters in on time. For the 2/3 of all applicants who have a recommendation letter arrive late, the funding rate is 0%. It’s not often that students from low-income backgrounds attend […]
Joshua Cohen at Harper's Magazine: Leopardi regards paganism’s lapses as purer than Christianity’s because at least pagans who act unethically are acting naturally, not contradictorily. At least the Greek and Roman gods were humane, he maintains, in that they felt...
I was privileged to attend and present at the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) meeting (see posts on Nov 11: http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2013/11/global-bhl-partners-present-symposium.html, Nov 26: http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2013/11/the-tdwg-2013-annual-conference-my.html and Nov. 29: http://blog.biodiversitylibrary.org/2013/11/quello-che-era-nuovo-in-tdwg-2013.html). The theme for 2013 was “Virtual Communities for Biodiversity Science”, an