What would happen if you read a paper a day for 2 years?

I came across this tweet recently by Dr. Olivia Rissland, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. On Jan 1, 2018, I decided to read more papers and started trying to read a paper a day. As of today, I have read 899 papers in 899 days. I never would have imagined [...]

STEM Equity and Inclusion (Un)Interrupted?

Stephanie A. Goodwin and Beth Mitchneck taken from https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/05/13/ensuring-pandemic-doesnt-negatively-impact-women-stem-especially-those-color Campus leaders have been scrambling to adjust policies, practices and procedures to meet the new reality of remote academic work during the COVID-19 crisis. While academic leaders should be commended for their efforts to respond quickly to support faculty and student needs, expediency may be coming at a [...]

Virtual Conferences: How will conferencing change after COVID?

Many of us were getting ready for spring conference season when COVID hit. Now, however, we need to look to the future of conferencing and consider what will change when it comes to conferencing post COVID. Will anything Change? My answer to this... absolutely not. I think people will be so anxious to get outside [...]

‘Academic’ Means More Than Tenure Track

Gina Shereda Taken from https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/04/13/we-should-stop-categorizing-careers-academic-vs-nonacademic-opinion About a year ago, I made a career transition into professional and academic development support for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. I have found the work immensely fulfilling, and as with any other new position, I spent quite a bit of time in my first several months trying to catch [...]

How early-career scientists are coping with COVID-19 challenges and fears

By Elisabeth Pain Taken from https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2020/04/how-early-career-scientists-are-coping-covid-19-challenges-and-fears# Daphne Ling—a Ph.D. student in neuroscience at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada—has remained on campus in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She lives in a university residence and has been working from there, trying to write two manuscripts. But her efforts to remain productive have [...]