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Love, Emma and the h-index

After some failed attempts to come up with a satisfying greeting card design with watercolor calligraphy, I decided to give it up and go for a cut paper design instead. 158 more words


The Graduate Student's Career - A Christmas Morality Tale

A few years ago, I was sat in my desk at a well known American university as snow fell silently outside my window. A knock on the door stirred me from my contemplation. 996 more words


New titles in 2015

This year was again, a very fruitful one. More than 20 books were published on Roman religion. In the age of publish or perish it is always impossible to follow the number of conferences, workshops and panels organized on some particular aspects of Roman religion. 59 more words


The broken review system

A while back, Philip Cohen posted on some of the problems with the peer review system in sociology, sharing the story of a paper that underwent 13 peer reviews over several years in… 342 more words

Memoirs Of A SLACer

If I had a time machine

When students ask what they can do to improve their grades at the end of the semester, I often think, “Invent a time machine… 195 more words

Memoirs Of A SLACer

Universities Ranking; A good way of evaluation or a good way of making money?

The simplest description of ranking is given in Wikipedia which says that “College and university rankings are rankings of institutions in higher education ordered by various combinations of various factors”. 978 more words