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How not to be an advisor

I had a terrible graduate advisor. He wasn’t anywhere near the worst advisor ever, but he was bad. When choosing graduate school opportunities, I made the classic mistake of going with The Big Name guy, instead of the lesser-known-but-much-nicer guy. 1,151 more words


Our new graduate students by the numbers

This is an exciting time of the year as the halls of Baylor College of Medicine are filled with new faces. On Monday we welcomed our… 71 more words

Baylor College Of Medicine

The Ache of Injustice

I peered deep into the 50 gallon plastic container at the few inches of water remaining at the bottom. Just moments before, the bucket was full- but after 20 minutes of using this water to pressure wash the inside of the 2500 gal water tank that provides water for the Ramirez* home, my plastic container was practically empty. 553 more words

Environmental Justice

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Observations from Emily Vandewalle, a graduate student who just completed her MS in Geography and now is off to the Philippines to work with a water NGO.

McBowling or Nah?

Recently, I had the pleasure of going bowling with my sister. We’re both undergrads at SIU and we were bored so I suggested we check out the bowling alley in the student center. 179 more words

Thinking About a Career in Teaching Science? Read This First

It is often in the dog days of summer that many graduate students who are nearing the end of their studies, begin to think about their future career options. 206 more words


CFP: Practices of Russia-Britain Cross-Cultural Communication in the 21st Century

Deadline: September 15, 2014

The International Conference “Giving Voice to Cultures: Practices of Russia-Britain Cross-Cultural Communication in the 21st Century” will take place December 12-13, 2014 at The Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, the University of Edinburgh. 527 more words


LEAD Summer Engineering Institute at Villanova – II

My previous post on the LEAD summer program here at Villanova featured my Q and A with Amanda Hess. This post features my Q and A with… 364 more words