27 juin 2016

Mother Blame in a New Media Environment

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. Last week it was difficult to miss the story of the Gorilla kid mom. Surely, I can see why people are drawn to the story. For the media, it’s a suspenseful story. Read more...

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Assessment Report

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. In the spirit of what I have labeled “The Month of Assessment,” here is my personal assessment report:
A Work-Life Balance Assessment Report
Goals:
Goal 1: Demonstrate to my children my devotion to them. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Please Make it Stop!

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. In Math and Economics, we often attempt to find “extreme” points, points that are either a maximum or a minimum value of a given function. Unfortunately, I found myself thinking of this recently as I learned of the shootings in Orlando, Florida. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Predictions

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. In statistics, we often talk about the difference between “correlation” and “causation.” Just saying that two things are correlated does not mean that one causes the other to change. As one statistics text noted, saying that a rooster crows and then the sun rises does not mean that the rooster crowing caused the sun to rise. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: In Celebration of Libraries

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. For those of us who study Economics, and especially those of us who study the Economics of Philanthropy, the idea of a “public good” is central to our area of inquiry. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Earlier Versions

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. The market for electronic goods is the classic example of “decreasing costs” in Economics. This is because in this market the production of only one item, such as the first computers that were the size of a room and cost millions, gave way to the production of many more of what became a much less expensive items, such as the computers that many people hold in their cell phones and use every day. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: As a Sabbatical Ends

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. In Economics, it is generally the case that “supply curves” slope upwards; the higher a price for a good, the more firms will want to sell of that good. This shape extends, in part, to the shape of a supply curve for labor, with one possible caveat. Read more...

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Must Digital Divide?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I attended a great conference last weekend on digital scholarship in liberal arts colleges – largely but not exclusively attended by librarians and archivists. It was a perfect combination of small size and great presenters. Read more...

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When is the Library Open: PS

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. It must be the season for books by librarians about libraries. I have two on my review pile and saw the IHE story about David Lankes’ new book, a field guide to what he calls “new librarianship” to accompany his atlas. Read more...

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When is the Library Open?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. First, a deal was struck in Florida to have a highly successful for-profit publisher populate a university’s institutional repository with links to intellectual property that its faculty created and gave to the publisher. Read more...

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