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Audiences, Trolls, and Getting Some Science Onto the Internet

Earlier this week, the Women in Science group at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign convened a panel on using social media to promote science. Melanie Tannenbaum, Bill Hammack, Joanne Manaster and I were the panelists, and Jo Holley was the organizer. There were a few things that I found interesting about our varying responses as [...]

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Where can you find me this fall?

Kathedrale balloon, i.e., not how I am traveling this semester

This is my first semester as an academic where I have a significant travel component. I realized that some of you might want to know where and when I’m traveling or speaking, in case you live in the area and want to hear me speak or organize a tweetup. So here is my tentative schedule [...]

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Non-science majors: now it’s your turn

Last week, I polled my readers to find out what they thought were the best ways to reach non-science majors to get them to appreciate, even fall in love with, science. Here are a few things they had to say: From Momma, PhD: To be successful in a 100-level course, you have to be prepared [...]

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Non-science students in a science class

Gibraltar Barbary Macaque

This fall I teach Anth 143: Biology of human behavior for the fourth time here at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The difference is that most of the time I will be teaching I will be behind a computer or camera lens. Undergraduates will lead in-person sections designed to help students gain the skills they [...]

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