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Student-Supervisor Knowledge Levels

So last week I went to a talk on preparing for your defense (even though I’m not quite there yet). I figure it wouldn’t hurt to get some extra advice in advance, and to start mentally preparing myself for the defense. 405 more words

Education

Conference Contagion

The academic has the strange experience of working alone and in a large group simultaneously. Despite being part of a rhetorical discourse community and a physical departmental community, it is nevertheless easy to feel alone as one reads through endless stacks of books while writing everything from essay comments to book-length treatises. 375 more words

Congress 2014

"Jade Devil Sculpture" by Richard F. Yates


This sculpture was unearthed, recently, in Central Park, New York City. It was found three days ago, near the Strawberry Fields Memorial, buried about two feet deep, and facing The Dakota Building. 112 more words

Art

WE14 Rapid Fire Submissions Due in 2 Weeks!

Submissions for the WE14 Rapid Fire presentations are due in just two weeks, on July 16th!

Here is your chance to present your technical work to a broader audience, learn how to connect your your thesis to broader goals, and get some feedback on your presentation. 123 more words

We're all about SGPS Student Advisors around here!

Hi folks!

It’s been a very busy June overall, though I did manage to sneak away for about a week to a music festival we go to every year.  682 more words

I am tired of the negativity in science.

I am tired of the negativity in science.

This year, I’ve become acutely aware of the negativity that seems to begin the moment that grad school does.   543 more words

Science

Do I trust my gut?

Earlier in the year, I had the opportunity to do some amazing fieldwork in a remote, logistically difficult field site. This opportunity was essentially dropped in my lap, by affiliation with the research center I work in. 1,021 more words

Field Notes