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Context and Variation

Context and Variation

Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.

When Doing Sensitive Interviews, Have Emergency Puppy

So, I haven’t had a chance to blog these last few weeks. Part of it is that I’ve been submitting papers, revising papers, teaching, and giving talks – the usual gig for a professor.

March 28, 2013 — Kate Clancy

The Biological Anthropology Field Experiences Web Survey: Now Live

Field experiences are often what help an undergraduate decide whether or not to pursue biological anthropology, they determine the course of a graduate student’s dissertation, and they provide the data needed to launch grants and make tenure cases for faculty.

February 21, 2013 — Kate Clancy

My response to the Guardian pseudoscience on girls and science

Just wanted to give a quick heads up to those of you who follow on the blog but not on Twitter or Facebook (personal, blog) that Chris Chambers and I have a piece in the Guardian today responding to the recent pseudoscience on why more girls don't pursue science in places like the US and UK: "Pseudoscience and stereotyping won't solve gender inequality in science." Many thanks to Ed Yong for hooking up Chris and me, and to Chris for graciously inviting me to write with him.

February 8, 2013 — Kate Clancy

Diversity in Science Carnival: Identity Edition

I have a million thoughts swirling in my head after Science Online 2013, and a million more things I want to learn about and accomplish for Science Online 2014.

February 4, 2013 — Kate Clancy

Context and Identity in Science Writing #scio13ID

As you now all know, my partner in crime Scicurious is much like the superhero Batwoman. Or maybe, she is trying to tell us something, and finally share with us her secret identity?

January 29, 2013 — Kate Clancy

Kate Clancy s Short Grant Rant: On Broken Promises

Here is my grant rant. It is very, very simple. Last night I was talking to a colleague who just heard he missed the funding cutoff for his NIH grant by a single point – a score of 19 and under was funded, and his grant was a 20 (Edited 1/27 8pm CST to fix incorrect wording - numbers weren't percentiles but the actual NIH scores).

January 27, 2013 — Kate Clancy

Challenge Accepted: Non-traditional Assignments in the Classroom

I’ve been teaching a 200-level evolutionary medicine course at my university for four years. Each year I try something a little different to give students more ways to express themselves and to demonstrate their understanding of the material.

January 21, 2013 — Kate Clancy

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