Scientific QUEERies

Launched in September of 2020 to increase the visibility of LGBTQ2S+ researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Scientific QUEERies is a unique and wonderful seminar series that you should take the time to check out. The series highlights the work and experience of academics from the queer community, and has covered topics spanningContinue reading "Scientific QUEERies"

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Thoughts On The Post COVID-19 Academy

With the dawn of spring and the reality that the COVID-19 vaccines are making it into more and more arms, I find myself feeling somewhat better than I have in a while. There’s a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, and while there’s still a distance to go before we can feel itsContinue reading "Thoughts On The Post COVID-19 Academy"

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One Year, One Health

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. It has been roughly one year since that declaration and much has happened around the world. We’ve seen case and mortality counts rise and fall and rise again over the course of several pandemic waves. And we’ve seen scientific collaboration that hasContinue reading "One Year, One Health"

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Academic Bullet Journaling

Near the end of last summer I was beginning to feel that I was losing a battle with organization. There were too many projects to manage, constant updates to the courses I needed to teach, and increasing anxieties due to the state of our world. And then a friend introduced me to Bullet Journals. WhileContinue reading "Academic Bullet Journaling"

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Reclaiming My Time: New Rules For A New Year

In August I sat down and created a list of rules that I hoped would help me better manage my life-work balance and improve my practice of self-care. Given how I felt at the end of the semester, it’s safe to say that I have a lot of work to do in this area. TheseContinue reading "Reclaiming My Time: New Rules For A New Year"

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Reflecting On Fall 2020

As of Monday I submitted the last of the final grades for the fall 2020 semester, putting to an end one of the most bizarre teaching experiences I’ve ever had. While I’m normally happy to submit grades for courses I’ve taught, Monday’s emotional response was a mix of happy dancing, exhausted tears, and giddy laughter.Continue reading "Reflecting On Fall 2020"

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