Mentoring Junior Faculty, part II

I asked my fellow junior faculty at the faculty ladies lunch what they wish for in ‘effective’ faculty mentoring… here’s what they said (not in any particular order, and some related): Continue reading

Wild Dreams

Last night I dreamed…after answering a commenter about why I care about the ## of $$ in my field of science and in general, and where they flow… .and after watching a few too many hours of the DNC… that Joe Biden came into my lab and I was explaining in great detail the difference between hard money and soft money insititutions and how academic science works. It seemed like I knew a lot more about this in my dream than I actually feel like I know in real life.

I know, I’m a geek and a political junkie. I’m through apologizing for that.

Mentoring Junior Faculty

I know, I know- at least two weeks without a blog post worth reading- and now two in one day- although I am not presuming that you will find these two worth reading. What can I say- when it rains it pours sometimes.

I’ve been thinking about mentoring of junior faculty- this has been in the back of my mind for about a year, and started a slow boil in the last month since my third year Continue reading

Writer’s block

Writer’s block…does this ever happen to you guys? It happens to me and it is especially terrible.

The weird thing is that I am not blocked on all fronts- just on one grant application that is especially pressing right now. I am doing a ton of writing this summer, and this will continue into the fall. Yesterday I edited a paper that a collaborator and I Continue reading

It’s not discipline… it’s assault and battery.

I’m going to take a step away from career/science posting for two seconds- because something I read this morning made me mad. Threaten and strike and adult, and it is a crime called assault and battery- do the same thing to a CHILD and we call it ‘discipline’.

WTF, people!?!

When I get over my outrage I’ll get back to sticking to topics I really know something about.

I’d like to thank the academy…(updated)

Or maybe just Mad Hatter for nominating me for this meme award! I have no idea what it is or what I might have done to deserve it… I’m just slogging along letting you all see my dirty science laundry once in a while in the hopes that you won’t make the same mistakes…and I love that shiny crystal thing in the picture and I always wanted to be ‘brilliante’…

The rules for passing the award along:

  1. Put the logo on your blog
  2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
  3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
  4. Add links to these blogs on your bl og
  5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

I nominate…

Sciencemama & Bean, Professor Chaos, R.E.S.E.A.R.C.H.E.R.S.,

ChemicalbiLOLogy, he he he…. The Alternative Scientist, Thesis with Children, …and I’m too fatigued to hit 7…

how could I forget Dr. J and Mrs. H….