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How not to suck at reviewing articles for scholarly journals

The well-known writers of fiction and science often report that the best way to be an effective writer and to write a lot is simply to read a lot. 1,845 more words

Oversimplifications Are Always Dangerous

With thanks to Warimu Gitau

“Imagine you are a thoughtful 22-year-old college graduate who wants to make a great difference in the world, he said, invoking one of his many thought experiments.

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NYU Graduate Students Ratify Union Contract

New York University graduate assistants are now members of a United Auto Workers affiliate union. They overwhelmingly approved a five-year contract that includes wage increases totaling at least 12% over five years and at least 90% of health care premiums paid for by NYU. 232 more words


Romance Studies Department Graduate Student Soccer!!

Last year a couple of our classmates organized a very informal indoor soccer scrimmage on Friday evenings. For some reason I took up the responsibility this year. 139 more words

Working away from work and making work home

Guest post by Rosie Burdon, a PhD student at Uppsala University in Amy Parachnowitsch’s lab. She is studying interactions between Penstemon digitalis and its pollinator… 1,364 more words

Daniel Cormier presented on Tuesday

Daniel Cormier presented his MASc thesis work last Tuesday on “Repair of Conductive Layer on Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite with Cold Gas Dynamic Spray”. Supervisor Dr. 230 more words


The acceptances that weren't acceptances

Chatting with people at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica, the topic from a recent post came up: that journals¬†have cut back on “accept with revisions” 401 more words