All posts tagged with outreach

Micro-museums, cabinets of curiosities

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On the subject of natural history museums changing for the future, this update from the Simons Foundation is fascinating: “Science Sandbox: The changing face...

Science Cafe, Tuesday February 4

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I’ll be participating in a fun science outreach event this Tuesday, the Science Cafe at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery:

Wellcome Trust funds public engagement

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The Wellcome Trust, a major funder of biomedical research in the UK, has made a new 4.5 million pound investment in public engagement, as explained by Clare ...

The brains behind an exhibition

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Sara Perry writing on Savage Minds, this time with an interesting historical story about the Wellcome Collection’s recent “Brains: Mind as Matter” exhibition...

"Can you help me with my report?"

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Lately, I’ve been getting an increasing number of e-mail requests from middle school and high school students, whose teachers have assigned them projects tha...

Blogging in biological anthropology profile

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Nature’s “SpotOn” feature has interviewed University of Rhode Island biological anthropologist Holly Dunsworth about her social media mastery: “Social Media ...

Public engagement and science productivity

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I was pointed yesterday to a paper by Pablo Jensen and colleagues on the relationship between outreach activity and academic productivity Jensen:engage:2008:

Re-prioritizing faster communication

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Two experts on social policy from the London School of Economics comment on the importance of blogging and public outreach for academics, in an interview rep...

Darwin Day events, 2012

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We have lots of biology events going on here for the Darwin Day celebration this week, with the theme of “Unnatural History”. Here’s the really cool poster, ...

In the lab of Shakhashiri

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Nature this week profiles Hoffman:Shakhashiri:2012 my University of Wisconsin-Madison colleague Bassam Shakhashiri, now president of the American Chemical So...

Blogs rank high in online education

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This morning I read a notice from our Division of Continuing Studies, pointing to how their online resource library had received more than one million visits...

How to blog for your lab

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Christie Wilcox makes a case that every lab should be doing science outreach on social media: “Social media for scientists Part 1: It’s our job, and Part 2: ...

Changing how academia works

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An interesting conversation has emerged over the last few weeks on several economics and legal blogs, usefully encapsulated by Kim Krawiec at The Faculty Lou...

Public impact

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Alice Bell on public engagement for social scientists and humanists: “Being professional about ‘impact’.”

Blogging archaeology

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Following up on Nicolas Laracuente’s Storify collections of tweets from the SAA meetings, I wanted to point to his compilation from the Blogging Archaeology ...