It’s finals week at MSU, and like any other university, that is a time of high-stakes and high stress. Students (and faculty) are often eagerly awaiting a small break, but challenged to give one last strong push before “freedom”. Given that I’m in that weird stage of graduate student, where we often wear the hat […]
New and Notable Blogs of 2014 - Part 2
In no particular order.
Remix The Museum
Major League Soccer
Print All Over Me
Arrested Development Fan Art
Drake’s Emoji Tattoos
Office Snack Hacks
Elections Night 2014
Griddle Me This
University of California Science Today
Drag Queens Trying To Use Straws
Cats On Synthesizers In Space
Reasons My Kid Is Smiling
Lady Scientists on Tumblr
The Photos That Made Mountain Biking Cool
Wende Cragg was one of the first mountain bikers in the 1970s and she photographed much of her life around the bike races that she participated in. While at UC Davis, Sarah McCullough pieced together this photographic history as part of her PhD in Cultural Studies.
You can view this historic archive here →
Continuing from last post, I aim to focus on some of the issues related to stress in academia. Today's post will be related to stress and the nature of academic employment.The most stressful issues I can think of in academia relate to finding or keeping your job. Graduating and finding the first job, especially when the job market is tight, cannot help but lead to stress for most people. (Indeed, these days, the process seems to be getting worse -- as postdocs become
Californians, after decades of strange tax polices and increasing expenses, had realized that the state’s funding formula for public schools was too difficult and too low.
Many states across the country have made similar determinations. Since public schools are funded by local property taxes, and the value of property is higher where rich people live than where the poor live, the essential discrepancy shows up everywhere. But California had an interesting idea about how to address this. […]
Rolling Stone acknowledged Friday serious discrepancies in a story published last month about a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at the University of Virginia.
Editors had said they decided to honor Jackie's request not to contact the man she claimed coordinated her attack for fear of retaliation. In a letter to their readers on Friday, they admitted that was a mistake. "In the face of new information, there now appear to be discrepancies in Jackie’s account, and we have
Chemists fabricate novel rewritable paper
According to some surveys, 90 percent of all information in businesses today is retained on paper, even though the bulk of this printed paper is discarded after just one use.
First developed in China in about the year A.D. 150, paper has many uses, the most common being for writing and printing upon. Indeed, the development and spread of civilization owe much to paper’s use as writing material.
Such waste of paper (and ink cartridges) — not
I recently had the pleasure of reading American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press) by Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Goldie has a well-deserved reputation as perhaps the best higher education journalist out there, and this book reflects her ability to summarize complex topics in higher education for a broad audience. Veteran researchers in higher ed finance and policy probably won’t come across too many
One of my friends (with whom I often clash a bit) over on twitter is Sciliz. A while ago, she commented that as an alcoholic in recovery I had finally found my hammer and now everything was looking rather nailish to me. That was about seven months ago, and I’ve been thinking about it periodically […]
I’m periodically asked about the role of social media and blogs in my career and campus interactions. Here’s some information. I make a point of (almost) never bringing it up. If I were to mention that I have a blog, to someone who hasn’t seen it, I’d just get a roll of the eyes. I’ll…
The reward structure of science varies a lot across different fields and countries. It’s worth thinking about how different reward structures affect the behavior of scientists and thus the direction of science as a whole. For instance, in the past … Continue reading →
This week, it business as usual for the On Your Mind team, except for one small exception. While Liam keeps plugging away at his Westerns and Kat moves ahead with her experiments, Adel has officially finished and submitted his Master’s thesis! Ok, so maybe that’s a huge exception. With the end in sight, he’s finally ...read more
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10 Questions with Nobel winner Randy Schekman
The UC Berkeley Nobel laureate who identified how cells transport and secrete proteins answers a few questions.
What is the most exciting field of science at the moment?Neuroscience. There is so much that we don’t know about the brain.
Do you believe in God?No, I don’t. But I respect others who do, in particular if they don’t impose their views. I believe strongly in the separation of church and state.
What book about science