Study guide Q Show more

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history, google maps Show more

Anybody else struggle filling out a form that asks if you are an expert in something? I have a really hard time saying, "yes, I'm an expert in that!"

Snow woes Show more

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Loving the growth trend of preprint submissions to Engineering Archive!

Check out all of the stats here:

Serving only 5 years, he will be the shortest serving Chancellor in our university's history.

Our chancellor just abruptly announced his retirement for later this year. Interesting.

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"Impacts of Engineering: An Introductory Course in Engineering Featuring Social Justice" - :oeng: #engineering #openengr

The reviewers who didn't like that this paper was 26 pages and said nobody would read it at that length would really hate my highly cited 54 page article.

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In case people missed it, the whole University of California system (public unis in California) cancelled their subscriptions and deals with Elsevier 🎇 the split is over open access, lock-in, and exorbitant pricing

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I guess it isn't too bad when the peer reviews just say to make the article shorter.

We have 2 to 3 feet of snow on the roof of our house already. Supposed to get 6 to 9 inches of heavy, wet snow tonight. Hoping the roof doesn't collapse!

fossil fuels Show more

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I'm hiring someone to work with me in the new lab we're creating Plymouth State University (NH) to support engaged pedagogies! Please share this listing with your best instructional designers & pedagogues, esp. those with passion for interdisciplinarity & open education!

The more I collaborate with sociologists and anthropologists, the more interesting my paper titles become.

To the person sending me meeting requests for 2020. No.

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a quick update on our #openscience feedback on #plan_S Show more

I really hate when I have some technical/programming based thing I want to do, but don't really know how to do. I keep putting it off because I can't find the time it will take me to learn how to do the thing.

Just finished cleaning 7 inches of snow off the driveway. Now they're predicting another 9+ inches for tonight through tomorrow.

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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 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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