Tagged: culture

It’s Back to the Future Day today – so what are the next future predictions? - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 21, 2015

Michael Cowling, CQUniversity Australia; Hamza Bendemra, Australian National University; Justin Zobel, University of Melbourne; Philip Branch, Swinburne University of Technology; Robert Merkel, Monash University; Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, University of Melbourne, and Toby Walsh, NICTA When Doc and Marty travelled forward in time from 1985 and … Read More

Calling All to the Night of the Nerds - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Sep 04, 2014

As some of you may know, for the last 4+ years I’ve been organising and hosting a wee event here in Wellington called Nerd Nite (you guessed it) Wellington. I’ve made mention of it occasionally here over the last few years, and today seemed as good a day as any to mention it again! For two reasons… 1. We gots mediaaaah … Read More

IdeaForge: the NEW engine of creation - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jul 01, 2014

It’s possible some of you have noticed I’ve not been around much recently. For which I am sorry – I miss blogging about sciencely things on a regular basis :) However, life has been…busy. In addition to the whole ‘paying the mortgage with day job’ thing, I’ve been spending time trying to get various projects off the ground*. One of … Read More

Adjunctivitis — a choice, not a condition - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Feb 12, 2014

Universities in the United States run on adjunct faculty. Adjuncts are part-time, temporary, untenured faculty paid per course to teach. They have little time for research or administrative duties, and they are finding it hard. Paid a few thousand dollars per course, they apparently now make up around half of US university faculty. There is […] … Read More

Why inequality? A reply - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Feb 07, 2014

Paul Walker asked a question recently — why are some of us focusing on inequality? That started a discussion on the Dismal Science feed at Sciblogs. Since I’ve been implicated by link, I figured I should say something. Why inequality? Well, first, other people are talking about inequality, but they are getting it wrong. One […] … Read More

Academic kindness - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 20, 2014

The academic world can be a harsh mistress, as anyone who’s been anywhere near it knows. Not only can it feel like your colleagues are out to get you, but your bosses, funders, the public, governments and officials and, well, the world. Through all of this,  fledgling (and lovely!) tumblr blog Academic Kindness shines a light of sweetness and hope. Read More