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Lazy Metric, Lousy Science

Honestly, why this needs to be said, again and again, gets the Grumpy Geophysicist aggravated. Bibliographic metrics are no substitute for reading science, whether reviewing proposals, reviewing papers, or granting tenure. 79 more words


Good News Friday

The days and weeks run away with us and it’s time for another Good News Friday post.

Starting with antisemitism news, or rather anti-anti-semitism (☺) here is some excellent news from England. 1,150 more words

Israel News

BAFTA Scotland Presents: A Keynote With Brenda Romero

In partnership with Robert Gordon University and Oracle Academy, BAFTA Scotland presents a keynote with Brenda Romero, award-winning game designer, Fulbright scholar, entrepreneur, artist, writer, and creative director who has worked in gaming since 1981. 170 more words


Marivaux Pt. 2

A bit of repetition of a previous post but I recently wrote this for the French History Society blog:-

Adapting Marivaux’s L’Ile des Esclaves in 2017… 1,578 more words


Scicomm on Stage: Faculty and Students Compete for Top Communicator Crown

Science communication was in the spotlight during the 2017 Research Dialogues event, which took place at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga April 11-12.

The two-day event celebrating research, scholarship and the arts included three competitions where student and faculty researchers had only minutes to offer a compelling plain English description of their work. 256 more words

Science Communication

The benefits of pre-submission peer review

I’ve noticed that acknowledgements sections in papers published before the 2000s usually thank people who read and commented on the paper before it was published. Yet recently-published papers are more likely to thank funding bodies or data collectors than peer reviewers. 1,001 more words