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  • July 26, 2008

  • July 23, 2008

    A Communicative Mathematician

    In a plenary session this Sunday at the 2008 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) Marcus du Sautoy, a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, delighted us with his career story… and the mathematics of symmetry. Marcus du Sautoy’s first career ambition was rather remote from the world of mathematics. As… Read More
  • July 22, 2008

    Career vs. Family: An ESOF Smackdown

    In an ESOF session on alternative careers for scientists on Saturday, I heard something I haven’t heard expressed out loud in a while: Women do need to choose between a career and family. The provocative statement came from Susana Asensio Llamas from the Spanish National Research Council, and another panelist, Maria Aguirre of the Biobask… Read More
  • July 21, 2008

    It’s National Zookeeper Week!

    This week, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is celebrating National Zookeeper Week, honoring "animal care professionals and the work they do in animal care, conservation, and education," according to a press release. AZA says there are about 6000 animal-care professionals at zoos and aquariums in the United States. Science Careers ha… Read More
  • July 20, 2008

  • A Brand New Bag

    The European editors of Science Careers are at the Euroscience Open Forum 2008 (ESOF 2008) in Barcelona this weekend. Yesterday I went to a session on career alternatives, sponsored by Naturejobs. Just before it, session organizers were handing out black nylon bags with the Naturejobs logo on them. A postdoc from Spain who was sitting… Read More
  • July 18, 2008

    Weapons Lab Layoffs

    C&E News, published by the American Chemical Society, is one trade publication that has excellent career-related coverage, not all of it limited to chemistry and chemical engineering. A story reported by Jeff Johnson and Jyllian Kemsley (subscription or ACS membership required, I think) documents the impact of budget cuts on the nation’s… Read More
  • It’s Raining Meteorologists!

    Possible titles for this post are manifold; how about "Professional Prognosticators Predict Poor Prospects for People Who Predict Downpours"? I’ll stop there. In the current issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, John Knox, of the Department of Engineering at the University of Georgia in Athens, analyzes the s… Read More
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