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August 25, 2014

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12:00 PM | History will not repeat itself (i.e. lessons learned as a first-year faculty member)
By Sarah Bisbing I survived my first year as a faculty member. In fact, I think I even did pretty well if I consider my student evals and the number of end-of-year hugs received. I’m going to pat myself on the back. Why? Because being a first-year faculty member (or really an any-year faculty member,…
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12:00 PM | Links Roundup #22
Apps for Academics Crystal pointed me to the site Smallwow Best Apps for Academics.  Created by Nicole Hennig, it is a companion for the 2014 book Best Apps for Academics by Hennig and Pam Nicholas.  Smallwow gets a big wow … Continue reading → The post Links Roundup #22 appeared first on Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians.
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11:57 AM | The truth about Islamic State that no one wants to hear
Today’s post is one of obligation rather than enjoyment. It needs saying, but it won’t be popular. It’s about Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL or however we’re currently translating what they call themselves: the repellent gang of criminals currently terrorising large swathes of the Middle East. Not that the Western media would care half as much […]
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11:04 AM | Brief book reviews: The Science of the Struggle for Existence, Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection, and Why Do Lemmings Commit Suicide?
This post is an experiment. It’s brief reviews of three older books that I think will be of interest to many of you, but that I suspect many of you weren’t aware of. My goal is to say just enough … Continue reading →
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11:04 AM | Brief book reviews: The Science of the Struggle for Existence, Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection, and Why Do Lemmings Commit Suicide? (UPDATED)
This post is an experiment. It’s brief reviews of three older books that I think will be of interest to many of you, but that I suspect many of you weren’t aware of. My goal is to say just enough … Continue reading →

August 24, 2014

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3:56 PM | Culling the deskcrops
If you saw my post for the Geological Society's "Speaking of Geoscience" blog, you'll know that I'm in a transition period - finishing up my job as a policy fellow and getting ready to move on to a postdoctoral fellowship with the USGS in September. In the meantime, that means I've been spending a lot of my time packing all my possessions into increasing numbers of boxes, in between pecking away at various writing projects.
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1:21 PM | The Scottish independence referendum and concerns for the future
In 4 weeks time the Scottish independence referendum will have taken place, and at present the outcome is still unpredictable. I find myself in a difficult place with respect to the referendum. Most of all, I wish it wasn’t taking place at all. But it is, and I am trying to avoid all the hype […]
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