Recommended reads #193


The parenting penalties faced by scientist mothers

When your institution values money instead of people and science

How Caltech can make amends for illegal drilling near petroglyphs

I’m a Parkland Shooting Survivor. QAnon Convinced My Dad It Was All a Hoax.

NSF on how to write a great proposal

Expertise in University Teaching & the Implications for Teaching Effectiveness, Evaluation & Training: here’s the abstract of this article: Universities face the challenge of how to teach students more complex thinking and problem-solving skills than were widely needed in the past, and how to teach these to a much larger and more diverse student body. Research advances in learning and teaching over the past few decades provide a way to meet these challenges. These advances have established expertise in university teaching: a set of skills and knowledge that consistently achieve better learning outcomes than the traditional and still predominant teaching methods practiced by most faculty. Widespread recognition and adoption of these expert practices will profoundly change the nature of university teaching and have a large beneficial impact on higher education.

Why both the Science Museum and Shell were unwise to agree to a ‘gagging’ clause

Why Lorgia García Peña Was Denied Tenure

Why millennials are obsessed with dogs

Ungrading: a 3x3x3 reflection

As someone who has been online for a long time, I have seen all kinds of ridiculous arguments and conversations. I have participated in all kinds of ridiculous arguments and conversations. Lately, I’ve been thinking that what drives so much of the anger and antagonism online is our helplessness offline. Online we want to be good, to do good, but despite these lofty moral aspirations, there is little generosity or patience, let alone human kindness. There is a desperate yearning for emotional safety. There is a desperate hope that if we all become perfect enough and demand the same perfection from others, there will be no more harm or suffering.”

Why tipping is uncommon outside the US

‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients

No longer pretending to care about fiscal conservatism, family values, patriotism or even their beloved troops, the GOP has now become a single-issue party

Responses to 10 common criticisms of anti-racism action in STEMM

Folks, I’m heading on vacation. It can’t really get quieter around here, but it won’t be so noisy. There are several posts I’m itching to write and I may well get around to it. If you’d like to see some vacation photos, maybe check my insta, as people say.

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