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    August 18, 2014

    International scholars: Suffering in silence

    Visa anxieties and communication barriers can keep international researchers from speaking up about workplace conflicts and other problems.

    October 08, 2004

    The Making of a Mentor

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to
    rarnette@aaas.org.

    January 26, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition: New Year, New Life, New Start

    I’ve stopped wallowing in the “I feel so alone!” pity party I subjected myself to for the first month or two.

    February 23, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition--Chapter 2: Palpable Neurosis

    You don't know what you're getting into until you're in it; even now, I'm not so sure what I'm in.

    March 02, 2007

    Priming the Mind

    "I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams

    March 23, 2007

    A Question of Balance

    "I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

    March 30, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Part 3: Time to Strategize

    It's scary and exciting for exactly the same reason: The possibilities are endless.

    April 20, 2007

    MiSciNet Profile: Wilfredo Colón

    "This idea of research was foreign to me. I'm sure that had it not been for that opportunity, I would not be a scientist today." --Wilfredo Colón

    April 27, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 4: Baby Steps

    Some things must be worked through, and that takes time.

    May 11, 2007

    Still Learning

    Julia Kempe couldn't bring herself to choose between physics and maths, nor between two graduate institutions. So she did two Ph.D.s at once in quantum computation.

    May 25, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 5: Why Is Life So Messy?

    I think it makes sense for people who aren't satisfied to air their grievances, but it's important to do it constructively and strategically.

    June 01, 2007

    Fruitful Collaborations With Industry

    Academics should never lose sight of their own research agenda and the benefits they hope to gain from the collaboration.

    June 01, 2007

    Jarita Holbrook: Guiding Star

    "I had no idea that there were other African-American woman astronomers until I hooked up with the National Society of Black Physicists during my master's degree." --Jarita Holbrook

    June 29, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 6: Carrots and Sticks

    “Our recent personal history teaches us that what we will most likely receive when we seek guidance is a swift kick in the pants.”

    August 03, 2007

    The Curt Flood Effect

    "We hear persistent reports of postdocs and other folks working on grants who are either forbidden to take maternity leave or told that if they do, they'll be fired." --Joan Williams

    August 03, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 7: Tainted Love

    "Do I need to learn to rely on my own desires, the rest of the world be damned?"

    August 24, 2007

    Suzanne Estes: Talking Evolution

    "Suzanne is one of the hardest working scientists I know." --Patrick Phillips

    August 31, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 8: What Are You Going to Do Now, Redux

    I'm standing up a little straighter and taller than I used to, wobbling less and faking it less, and caring a little less what other people think.

    September 28, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 9: The Postdoc Has Two Faces

    Although I am a huge fan of the Internets (thank you, Senator Stevens), I am profoundly thrilled by what can happen when you talk to strangers, upside-down-face to upside-down-face, in a place such as a yoga class.

    October 12, 2007

    Special Feature: Experiences of Ethnic Minorities in Science

    When we decided to do a feature on ethnic minorities in science, it was a given that we would take an international...

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