"To what extent could a grad school experience — its access to scholars, its curricula (and whatever other important components that I'm overlooking) — be provided in an #openAccess manner?"
new products just in time for the holidays Show more
Uncanny Candles: Candles that have a scent that is similar to real-world scents, but just a *tiny* bit off
Morning folks! Today on the calendar it's Aglaonice, who used her skill of predicting lunar eclipses to pretend she was bewitching the moon from the sky! #womeninSTEM https://findingada.com/blog/2018/12/08/women-in-stem-advent-calendar-day-8-aglaonice/
#MeToo in academic medicine Show more
> In response to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, some men in positions of power say they are afraid to participate in mentoring relationships with women. This response has serious consequences for women’s career advancement.
What if—hear me out—what if we fired every single man who ever made a statement like this?
If they're legit afraid of what they'll do in that situation, maybe we should believe them that they're out of control
why Jo VanEvery stopped reading the higher education press Show more
"I've Stopped Reading the Higher Education Press" - Jo VanEvery, 2017 https://jovanevery.ca/ive-stopped-reading-higher-education-press/ I apply the same same principles to microblogging.
Urban counties continue to be wealthier than rural ones:
compilation of ridiculous quotes from my astro prof Show more
A few personal favorites:
“Watch out for theorists, the have very few morals”
“So you have a big D, but do you have lambda?”
“And then you die or whatever”
Giant blood clot shaped like the lung it came out of https://boingboing.net/2018/12/07/giant-blood-clot-shaped-like-t.html
#introduction Hi! I'm a sophomore #informationscience undergrad working towards a #librarian career. I am really enthusiastic about #openaccess and would love to learn all I can from other people! My hobbies include using JSTOR to look up random terms or concepts to see what I find and scifi/fantasy!
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"
(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 @email@example.com 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.