Accessibility isn't just for "disabled" people.

Accessibility benefits EVERYONE, from the people who are severely impacted to those who find the extra options convenient, and everyone in between.

THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE to making your stuff more accessible.

Classic academic bait-and-switch:
1) Professor gives an inspirational and informative colloquium that gets people excited.
2) They invite the audience to the in-depth seminar that will be held the following day
3) Seminar is given by Grad Student who is a terribly inexperienced presenter.

This should be illegal.

What's the FLOSSiest, privacy-respecting-est, but still cross-platform, alternative to Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.?

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Full text of our new article is online now: Oxo‐Hydroxoferrate K2−xFe4O7−x(OH)x: Hydroflux Synthesis, Chemical and Thermal Instability, Crystal and Magnetic Structures
doi.org/10.1002/open.201800229

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Currently I take part in the of the Moving project and want to make a small here. Any suggestions how may this works best here?

Hi everyone,
I'm a postdoc researcher in chemistry with specialization in chemical physics, solid state chemistry and crystallography.
At the moment I'm located in Dresden, Germany.

Scholar Social

Federated microblogging 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 in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that 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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