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Did you join Mastodon yet?
I recently joined <a href="http://<a rel="me" href="https://ecoevo.social/@joanstrassmann">MastodonMastodon and there is this thing called verification and this is me doing it.
Please join the American Association for the Advancement of Science for secret reason in addition to the main one
Congratulations to all the new fellows of AAAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science! Those from Wash U were honored with nice write-ups in the Wash U Record. Here is a list of all of them. It is … Continue reading
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One important way to be fair in grad school interviews
Today is the day! We are interviewing possible graduate students! They have made a huge cut and have been invited to campus. Which ones will we commit to for 5 or more years? Which ones will join our labs, have … Continue reading
The ethical treatment of data: six essentials
Science is founded on a lovely relationship between theory and data. Theory predicts patterns. Data tells us which theories work. Together they make sense of our world. How do we teach students to handle data properly? Six general areas come … Continue reading
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We have an opening for a postdoc!
Below is the official text! We look forward to hiring someone amazing who wants to join a happy and supportive group. Postdoctoral position on amoeba social evolution and/or amoeba–bacteria symbiosis This position is for research in the Queller-Strassmann group. We … Continue reading
What professors really want from graduating students
It is that happy-sad time of year when students I cherish move on to the next step. They have been in our research lab for one year or for four. They have taken classes from us and have learned from … Continue reading
Send in a title the minute you agree to give a talk!
There are lists of talks for the semester on our department web page. There are compiled lists for the university, weekly blasts, summer lists, and more. All too often most of these talks have an author listed with the talk … Continue reading
Why vacations matter for work excellence
Everyone says that vacations refresh. But what do they mean by that? Are vacations just good for the person and the spirit or do they actually improve work? Here, I’ll discuss one point for the latter. It may even apply … Continue reading
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Who is your lab aya?
Last Monday I met with Alicia Hubert, our lab technician before she moves on to a fulfilling job in sustainability. I wanted to understand in more detail exactly what she did for us. I knew she did research, running … Continue reading