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Links: Employment Prospects, No Bullet Points in Star Wars, Acadamnit, and Much More.

by Kelle August 27, 2010

Postgraduate degrees produce employable people – it's official | onlinelibrary.wiley.com Subscription Required. “A survey has confirmed that [postgraduate degrees in astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science and particle physics] bring excellent long-term employment prospects and above-average salaries, within sciences and elsewhere, boosting the case for funding studentships in order to support science and industry.” (via @USA […]

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Links: Decadal Round Up, Myths about Girls in Science, New LaTeX Site, and Much, Much More.

by Kelle August 20, 2010

These posts are getting too long. I’m going to start doing this twice a week: Tuesdays, in addition to Fridays. Stop Admitting Ph.D. Students | Inside Higher Ed “Knowing that prospective students apply to graduate school of their own free will, with hope in their hearts and stardust in their eyes, doesn’t absolve faculty of […]

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Astro2010 Open Thread

by Kelle August 13, 2010

The US 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2010) was released today at an eTownHall meeting. If you’re like me and not able to watch the webcast, the twitter coverage is superb: #astro2010. There’s also a nice post by Julianne and a discussion going on at Cosmic Variance. Slides are available for download for the […]

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Links: More Postdocs in Canada, Less in Ireland; Apps for Distraction Avoidance and Break Reminders; Python Style Guide; and More

by Kelle July 16, 2010

Politics Postdoc Push in Canada | Inside Higher Ed (via Adam Kraus) Ireland Cuts Back on Ph.D. and Postdoc Support | Science News Antonelli, A.: A decline and fall in the future of Italian Astronomy? | astro-ph Career and Professional Development Report from the 2010 AAPT New Faculty Workshop | ProfHacker The American Association of […]

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Links: UKIRT Not Closing, Sleeping on Planes, Nature Boycott, and More.

by Kelle June 11, 2010

Stay of Execution Part II | The e-Astronomer “The general idea is that the TSS runs UKIRT from sea level, there are no visiting observers, and there is heavily reduced tech support.” How to sleep on a long haul flight | John Graham-Cumming UPDATED: University of California Considers Boycott Against Nature Journals | Science News […]

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Links: Google is the New Sys Admin, Firefox Sync, Chart Makeovers, and More.

by Kelle June 4, 2010

Best Computer Diagnostic Tool: Google | Lifehacker Whenever anybody asks me to help them solve a computer problem, I always ask if they’ve Googled it yet…cause that’s just what I’m going to do. Firefox Sync to Incorporate Bookmark, Password, Preference, History, and Tab Sync Directly in Firefox | Lifehacker I’ve been using this add-on, previously […]

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Links: Live Blogging, UK Budget Crisis, and more…

by Kelle December 18, 2009
  • Dark Matter Detected, or Not? Live Blogging the Seminar | Cosmic Variance
  • 2012: The apocalypse for UK optical astronomy | Supernova Condensate
  • The axeman cometh | The e-Astronomer
  • Dark days ahead? | SarahAskew
  • Blogging, Big meetings, and Bias | Women In Astronomy
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