How will academia deal with the Omicron COVID wave? Several of us set up an open Google Sheet to track institutional plans, especially decisions to cancel or move classes online this January. [more inside]
I promised a singing mouse poster, and I've delivered. Here's what I've been doing lately, designed to be presented at Evolution 2018 this week. Do mice with better body condition sing more because they physically can or because they want to? What's leptin, and how does it play a role in body condition scoring? And honestly, why does it matter when singing mice choose to sing and why? [more inside]
I'm currently taking Harvard Business School's HBX CORe, an online business fundamentals course that covers analytics, accounting, and economics. I'm writing up what I'm learning and making it accessible to non-MBA types. Topics covered include minimum wage, the math behind trendlines, and why the Spiders Georg meme is off, amongst others!
I've started a blog about the world of technology available for academics, researchers and other people who deal with ideas for a living. While there's plenty out there on technology for writers and programmers, I wanted to bring a special focus toward brainstorming, document management and notetaking. I'm gradually expanding into non-technology stuff as the blog grows and progresses. [more inside]
The "New Books Network" is a consortium of 70 podcast channels. Each channel is devoted to a particular field (history, biology, literature, law, etc.), hosted by an expert in that field, and features hour-long interviews with the authors of new books in that field. The podcasts are free and available on the "New Books" channels, by RSS, and on iTunes. We are seeking people who would like to participate in the project, both as hosts and editors. Those interested should contact Marshall Poe at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who have written or would like to recommend a book to be featured on a "New Books" channel, we also welcome pitches.