January 9, 2017

Top Science Stories of 2016 – what would our students say?

Top Science Stories of 2016 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2016, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?

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January 1, 2017

A new year – will you add #365papers to your resolutions?

A new year - will you add #365papers to your resolutions?

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution for 2017? How about reading #365papers, or #230papers, or #52papers…

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December 28, 2016

Student collaborative note taking during lecture – encourage or discourage?

Student collaborative note taking during lecture - encourage or discourage?

Is collective note taking by students in lecture something to be supported/endorsed by faculty? Should it be discouraged? Should we be doing something different in class to begin with to reduce the hours of marathon note taking?

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December 27, 2016

Take 5… articles on college lectures

Take 5... articles on college lectures

Take a quick break from your daily activities and check out these five articles to read the latest postings on college lectures – and reflect upon whether being a “sage on the stage” is what works best for your students

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December 20, 2016

Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Marcia McNutt and Convergence in the Geosciences

Dr. G's #AGU16 Spotlight - Marcia McNutt and Convergence in the Geosciences

“Convergence” is defined as the integration of engineering, physical sciences, computation, and life sciences in order to bring about profound benefits for health, energy, and environment… It is time for the geosciences to embrace convergence, as our future depends upon it.

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Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Extreme climate events from 2015

Dr. G's #AGU16 Spotlight - Extreme climate events from 2015

Event types from 2015 include tropical cyclones, extreme sunshine, nuisance tidal flooding, snowpack
drought, forest fires, and Arctic sea ice extent in addition to heat, cold, precipitation, and drought.

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December 15, 2016

Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

Dr. G's #AGU16 Spotlight - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell thanks scientists for all that we do, to stay the course, and to think about how to move forward with our communications

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December 14, 2016

Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – a science pep rally by Gov. Jerry Brown

Dr. G's #AGU16 Spotlight - a science pep rally by Gov. Jerry Brown

“Some people need a heart attack to stop smoking… maybe we just had our heart attack to fight climate.”

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Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – 2016 Arctic Report Card

Dr. G's #AGU16 Spotlight - 2016 Arctic Report Card

“Observations in 2016 showed a continuation of long-term Arctic warming trends which reveals the interdependency of physical and biological Arctic systems, contributing to a growing recognition that the Arctic is an integral part of the globe, and increasing the need for comprehensive communication of Arctic change to diverse user audiences. “

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December 13, 2016

Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Prince Albert II of Monaco

Dr. G's #AGU16 Spotlight - Prince Albert II of Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco voiced his concerns about human impacts on the planet, but shared that it is not too late to act to save our global ocean and to generate planetary stability

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