17 octobre 2015

Transition Q & A: Paul Hartley

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Jennifer Polk. My understanding of the employment opportunities in academia was heavily coloured by my father’s experience in academia. My father was a professor and I grew up knowing that being an academic professional was something wonderful but that had its limitations and struggles. More...

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Transition Q & A: Christine Buske

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Jennifer Polk. When I started my PhD I did not think I would be going into academia, but instead I wanted to pursue my PhD with the intent of going into industry after. I wasn’t sure what my options would be. More...

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How to present years of scholarly work in 30 minutes

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Shari Graydon. Delivering presentations is one of the foundations of scholarly work. But doing so outside of the classroom invariably poses different challenges. Becoming adept at crafting compelling presentations that engage a variety of audiences increases an academic’s opportunities to get others excited about their work. More...

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Reading with purpose

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Michael Newman. These are my instructions for how to read a certain way: a guide to reading as a means of gaining knowledge you intend to use in something you are going to discuss or write. Of course there are lots of ways to read. More...

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How to work with student activists

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Nona Robinson. Understanding their position is one way to start problem-solving on controversial issues. More...

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Better communication at work: Managing up

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Liz Koblyk. Networking still seems to be one of the best job search strategies out there. Maybe that’s bad news, since so many people hate networking. In the good news column, though, is this: the skills networking develops continue to help you when you’re employed and need to manage up. More...

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We’re writing a book to help improve science training – and we need your input

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By David Kent. After many months of consideration, Jonathan and I have finally decided to push forward with making the Black Hole blog entries into a book. The last six years have seen a steady stream of blog entries, reader comments and guest posts that have highlighted many of the major issues challenging the way our system currently educates and trains scientists. More...

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We need to examine the dark corners of peer review

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By David Kent. One of the best peer-review processes that I have experienced is one that I didn’t get a great outcome from. I was applying for one of my first research grants with the U.K. Medical Research Council and did not get an interview based on the reviews of six experts who each had read my research proposal and submitted their comments. More...

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The importance of delight in the learning process

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Jessica Riddell. When I was in graduate school, I used to joke that if academia didn’t work out, I’d become a party planner. My flippant remark elicited the expected response – laughter – largely due to the ostensible incongruity between the weighty, cerebral world of academia in contrast with the ephemeral, and seemingly superficial, pursuits of the party. More...

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Fulbright Program celebrates 25 years of U.S.-Canada cooperation

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Bruce A. Heyman. Abraham Lincoln said the best way to predict your future is to create it. I have found this creative spirit ingrained in the people I meet every day across our great shared continent. Canadians and Americans believe that we, as individuals and as a community, have the ability and the obligation to leave things better than we found them. As the people privileged to call these two countries home, we can and must create our own future. More...

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