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Insect Pollinators or Pollinator Insects?

Recently, a reviewer of one of my manuscripts requested that I change the term “pollinator insects” to “insect pollinators” throughout the manuscript, because the latter was the usual term found in the literature. 608 more words

Academia

College Changes

No, not changes to the college, changes by it. For years and years now, higher education has been viewed as the perverter of young minds even as it is lauded as the gateway to upward mobility. 657 more words

Academia

Higher Ed Highlights #1: Stories for University Communications and Marketing Professionals

If you are like me, each day your inbox gets flooded with eNewsletters from professional societies and other news sources. They include many stories that you would like to read, but you just don’t have the time…so you click delete. 825 more words

Academia

Guide to Studying for Comps

Comps, orals, qualifying exams…no matter what you call them, they are a source of angst for many (US) PhD students. Expectations can vary from one department to the next. 1,030 more words

Commentary

(The) Power (of) Walking

(Image taken from: http://www.active.com/walking)

Due to a change in personal circumstances, I am not currently working in the academic sphere nor am I able to dedicate much, if any, time to my academic work. 525 more words

Self-Reflection

Some Schadenfreude for the week of Purim

The Israel-haters on campus are notorious for shutting down any pro-Israel speech or even neutral-on-Israel speech. We are seeing this at the moment in Israel Apartheid Week… 208 more words

Antisemitism

Activism Barbie

Firstly I would like to thank Dr Paula Singleton of Leeds Beckett University, whom you can contact on twitter here. Paula very kindly shared her resources and ideas with me, and you can read about some of her Activism Barbie… 697 more words

Sex Work