This Week on CENtral Science: Reality Chemistry, #RealForbesProfessors, Pimped-Out PPE, and more
Jan18

This Week on CENtral Science: Reality Chemistry, #RealForbesProfessors, Pimped-Out PPE, and more

This week the chemblogosphere was captivated by the Up-Goer Five Text Editor, which challenges folks to explain a complex topic with only the one thousand most common English words. Our own Electron Pusher Glen's attempt is here, at friend of CENtral Science See Arr Oh's Just Like Cooking blog. Well done, Glen. Now, from the network: Artful Science: Ancient Roman cosmetics: Skin cream from the 2nd century A.D. Grand CENtral: David Kroll on HuffPostLive 1PM today on #RealForbesProfessors Just Another Electron Pusher: Web roundup: Nontraditional careers—they’re not just for chemists anymore Newscripts: Keeping Up With The Khemists: Series Recap & Review and Amusing News Aliquots The Safety Zone: Enhancing eye protection and livening lab coats and Friday chemical safety...

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David Kroll on HuffPostLive 1PM today on #RealForbesProfessors
Jan14

David Kroll on HuffPostLive 1PM today on #RealForbesProfessors

A quick announcement, folks: Today at 1PM Eastern, Terra Sigillata's David Kroll will be on HuffPostLive to chat about the stresses of life in academe. Go here for the live event. A little background: Earlier this month, a survey from jobs website CareerCast concluded that "college professor" was the least stressful job in America. The survey- along with a writeup about it from Forbes's Susan Adams- drew the collective ire of America's stressed-out professoriate, as this Inside Higher Ed story explains. The backlash spawned its own Twitter hashtag- #RealForbesProfessors. And at Forbes, David wrote an explainer- "Top 10 Reasons Being a University Professor is a Stressful Job" - that has garnered north of 85,000 page views. The CareerCast survey's definition of stress had the most to do with physical demands, environmental conditions, and occupational hazards. But I venture that next time they do their survey, they'll broaden that...

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