Pending Budget Plan Spells Big Trouble for Higher Education

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The GOP tax plan means big changes for Higher Education with graduate students and faculty feeling the crunch.

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NIAAA Steps Up with Great Addiction Outreach Tool

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Scientists & clinicians studying alcoholism now have an amazing resource they can recommend for alcohol information and treatment. ✔︎ it out

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How to Use the Healthcare Hashtag Project to Disseminate Research

Aimee Edgeworth

Disseminate your cool research findings to the public and connect with other researchers in your field by using #HealthcareHashtags.

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Community Engagement and the Befuddled Academic

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

When I wrote my first Op/Ed piece as a faculty member, I was scared of out my mind.  I read and re-read our faculty handbook, asked everyone I could find if ‘it was okay’ to speak about the need for unbiased science education in my state. A bill was being put forth to talk about climate change […]

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Checking Social Media Phobia for Academic Parents: Awesome Teen Eden Lytle Offers Her Help!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week we have a special guest posting genius, Ms Eden Lytle, who is sort of amazeballs at everything she does (trust us!). Eden is a senior at Brentwood High School in Nashville TN, and she kindly indulged us in a chat about how hard it is for academic parents to get a sense of what’s frightening and what’s […]

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Academic Social Media Tangles: The Evolving Tale of Jennifer Berdahl

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

An interesting thing is happening to our northern neighbors. Several prominent academics have been asked by their universities to “ix-nay on the talky-say about work-hey”. Academics are built to gather information, learn, test and improve. Indeed, conversations about our bosses, colleagues, culture and university policy help us to define who we want to become professionally. […]

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Being Really You and Really Professional on Social Media

The Edge for Scholars

Is there a difference between what you’d post for your colleagues versus what you’d post for your group of close friends? Is censoring yourself on social media difficult for you to do? Do you try to filter yourself at all? These are all questions that Alice E. Marwick discusses in her Chronicle article, “In Defense […]

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