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Blogging in a Busy World: Tips for Keeping Your Readers Engaged

Britteny Watson-Ivey

We live in a fast-paced, busy world, which means most blog readers are distracted long before they land on your site. Here are some tips to keep readers tuned in to your message.

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Are online labs a valuable distance learning experience?

Rachel Yoho, PhD

Can online labs be a suitable replacement for the traditional lab bench?  This may depend on what we consider the goals of the lab course to be. 

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It’s Not a One Size Fits All Approach: Best Practices for Engaging Minorities with SCD in Health Research

Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, PhD

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is an opportunity to call attention to the need for engaging patients in health research.

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Welcome to class, I'm Alana and I'm Queer.

Alana Berry

It felt really liberating, but more than liberating myself, I hoped that my students felt that no matter their identity they felt safe acknowledging them in my class. I want to be radical. I want my home to reflect my radical values. Well, if my bod

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Men's Health "and" or "vs" Women's Health?

The Edge for Scholars

Advocating for men’s health is not an effort to take attention and resources from women’s health. In fact, men and women benefit from the incorporation of gender into policy.

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Top 10 Social Media Recruitment Rules

Aimee Edgeworth, BA Creative Writing, AA Social and Behavioral Sciences

So you want to recruit study volunteers through social media? Here are 10 tips that you need to know BEFORE you recruit!

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Twitter's Scientists Share The Most Awful Sexist Things They Have Experienced

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Gina Baucom has been a long time fly in the ointment of horrible behavior in academia. Today she asked her tweeps to help her with an upcoming presentation by sharing …

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Females in Basic Sciences Get Seriously Screwed in Startup Packages. Knowledge is Power, So Plan Your Ask Accordingly.

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

As people begin developing their applications for fall job listings, be keenly aware that there are huge gender gaps in how much money women get in their start up packages. Use this information to know what you need and get it.

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Creating Effective Infographics: An Interview with a Pro

Britteny Watson-Ivey

Studies show infographics are an effective way to reach a broader audience. We talked with a pro to find out how to make the most impactful infographics.

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Looking for the Helpers in Academia

Allison Mayle, PhD

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who …

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