by Heidi Appel, University of Missouri-Columbia
We researchers all wonder whether reaching a broader audience for our academic work is worth the time and effort. 1,147 more words
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by Vivian Siegel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rumors were flying through the blogosphere this winter: physicists at the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ( 1,246 more words
The Grumpy Geophysicist
There are of course many divergences of current college students from GG’s time, but some continue to surprise a little. One such is that it seems nearly all college students don’t keep their textbooks. 443 more words
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I have the good fortune of having three PhD theses on my desk at present, two where I am the external examiner and one where I am the internal. 267 more words
by Amy Schalet, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Many pressing issues have been calling for attention these days – the unprecedented increase in mortality rates… 1,621 more words
by Jonathan Wai, Duke University and David Miller, Northwestern University
There’s been much discussion about the needless complexity of academic writing.
In a widely read… 1,055 more words
2 weeks, 3 days ago
My latest op-ed for the Los Angeles Times:
No “complexity” and “ambiguity” here!
“Manichaeans” was a favorite derogatory way to describe GOP President George. W.
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