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Science Speak [The Scientist]

Great article from The Scientist about a new wave of science communication contests sweeping academia. From Three Minute Thesis (3MT) to FameLab

Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.

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Telling my adviser I'm leaving the PhD

Yesterday, I told my dissertation chair that I was going to leave the program.

I was completely stressed out about having this conversation (which is probably why it took me over two months to work up the courage). 916 more words


Ernie Lepore Interviews Donald Davidson

c/o Ernie Lepore (Rutgers)

This is a fascinating collection of observations about the “industry” of philosophy from Donald Davidson. Ernie Lepore compiled notes of conversations with Davidson over a long period of time, and the insights Davidson gives into the history of Analytic philosophy are pretty amazing.


Guest Post: 'Glass & Metal' by Charles Hay

Charles A. Hay is currently aiming towards his next big adventure.  Prior to this he has worked as a field archaeologist throughout England for units such as Wessex Archaeology, Cambridge Archaeological Unit and the University of Sheffield.   1,676 more words


About Raging Academic

I work within academia – specifically, a peer-reviewed journal.

And I’m easily frustrated by poorly-constructed arguments.

Basically, I want to show how relevant academic work  87 more words


Welcome to Snark and Bluster!

Welcome to my new blog! I created Snark and Bluster as a forum where I can rant and rave and ponder and pontificate on whatever I damn well please. 443 more words


Where should you *actually* go to grad school?

‘Tis the season for grant applications! As we are nearing this very stressful period, I know that lots of you are thinking about what schools you should be attending for grad school next year. 430 more words