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February 28, 2015

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2:58 PM | A year of Anne’s reading…reporting from 2 months in
A reverse chronological order listing of my 2015 adventures in academic reading. Continue reading →

February 24, 2015

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6:10 PM | Happy 27th birthday to the LTEE!
The title says it all:  today is the 27th birthday of the long-term evolution experiment (LTEE) with E. coli. Well, the title doesn’t really say everything. I also want to give thanks to the many people—not to mention the trillions of … Continue reading →

February 23, 2015

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9:58 PM | How to run a university - who are the low cost employees?
A cheerful memo arrived just the other day.  It informed faculty that the Building Service Workers (aka custodians) would no longer empty broken glass containers in labs and classrooms. The memo then went on to inform us where the containers should be placed when full, and that new containers could be purchased at the stock room for some lordly sum (about the same as a good latte).  Now there are two things about this.  First, there is the assumption that yours truly will be […]
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