I'm feeling optimistic for this week

And I hope that you are going into it with renewed excitement as well!

Medical doctors—the worst? Show more

Saw this book in a local bookstore:

Botanticum, by Katie Scott & Kathy Willis.

It has newly done botanical illustrations that are gorgeous. It's also a children's book.

Un-following people who boost pics of Trump into my timeline un-tagged and un-CW'd

I often feel like I struggle finding internships/research opportunities/interesting things to do over the summer. I usually find things through my department's mailing list or by stumbling across them online. How do you usually find opportunities?

A recent survey found 1 in 5 LGBT adults has avoided medical care out of fear of discrimination and 80 percent of physicians say they feel "not competent" to treat LGBT patients. So, medical schools are identifying ways to better instruct on LGBT health.

would anyone be willing to proofread my personal statement for reu applications?

the person who agreed to proofread it before had a family emergency and due to the 3 day weekend i'm a little short on other resources 😓

People who do a lot of reading for a living (grad students, authors, professors, etc.): how do you keep up with all of it?

gender reveal party. i open the airlock and we are all sucked out into the vacuum of space. you don't even remember being on a rocket in the first place

gender reveal party. i play you 6 minutes of static projected onto a large white sheet then look at you expectantly

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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