January 9, 2017
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?
January 1, 2017
Do you have a New Year’s Resolution for 2017? How about reading #365papers, or #230papers, or #52papers…
December 28, 2016
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?
December 27, 2016
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
December 20, 2016
“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.
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.
December 15, 2016
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
December 14, 2016
“Some people need a heart attack to stop smoking… maybe we just had our heart attack to fight climate.”
“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. “
December 13, 2016
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