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Video: UCSD Scientists Explain How They Spend NIH Funds

This video, by Neuro Transmissions,  does an excellent job explaining exactly what we get from federal funding for the National Institutes of Health.

“President Trump’s proposed budget will cut $7 billion in NIH funding – over 20% of the total NIH budget. 35 more words

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Fieldwork diaries volume 2: Am I a local yet?!

So, another month down and I’ve almost got to my target of interviewing 30 fishermen! Spending week in, week out down here, I’m starting to feel like a bit of a local in Brixham – a coveted title that I’m sure I won’t properly achieve but I certainly feel like I know the town pretty well by now! 1,076 more words

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5 Papers Exploring Scientists as Public Intellectuals

Some interesting papers from JCOM: The Journal of Science Communication exploring the concept of scientists as public intellectuals.

  • WHY SPEAK?
  • SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND THE PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL: A VIEW FROM PHILOSOPHY…
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Higher Ed Highlights #4: Stories for University Communications and Marketing Professionals

Keeping up on higher education and Marcom trends is important for those of us working in university relations roles. I have started saving some of the stories that seem most relevant and/or interesting, archiving them here on marcommunique.com in a new series I call Higher Ed Highlights. 582 more words

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Google Scholar is an awesome research tool

As undergraduate students, most researchers are taught to use their university library’s journal databases for researching assignments, projects and papers. The best database for your needs varies by discipline, because most cover a subset of ALL academic journals based on disciplinary area. 359 more words

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Farewell, Mike

I think the last time I saw Michael Levy was at Worldcon in 2014 — on one of dozens of walks along the centre of the Excel between the hotel and the programming. 734 more words

Intersect, Connect: Medieval Intersectionality

A little while ago now (15 March), I went to a one day workshop titled Medieval Intersectionality, pulled together by Amanda Power and Robin Whelan… 580 more words

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