Monthly Archives: March 2011


That’s the sound of the train on the tenure track approaching one of its final stops! So today I was informed by the chair of my department that he presented my case to the university tenure committee, and they informed … Continue reading

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An age-old conversation

Recently a former postdoc of mine was offered a nice tenure track faculty position. In talking with her about negotiating startup packages, teaching load, etc. she mentioned an interesting conversation she had with her normally very supportive PhD advisor. Her … Continue reading

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Science dissemination goes Old Skool

I’ve always been interested in alternative methods of communication and dissemination of information. When I was a kid I was always into making pamphlets which could be reproduced and handed out. I lusted over mimeograph machines and photocopiers and used … Continue reading

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