24 juillet 2017

Math Geek Mom: Fathers and Dads

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aWhen I teach Statistics, I often point out the fact that some mathematical terms may have different names in different situations, as, for example, when they are calculated for data drawn from a population verses data drawn from a sample. More...

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Math Geek Mom: Defending the Land

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aI have heard some claim that one of the qualities that distinguishes us as humans is our ability to recognize and interpret patterns. Such a skill can lead to such widely varying fields of study as Mathematics, Medicine, and even Astrology. More...

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Longing for Grandma’s Wisdom

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aI read with interest in the New York TimesHow to Raise a Feminist Son.” It advised parents to allow boys to express their feelings, including letting them cry, providing them with role models, and accepting them for who they are. The author included studies that indicate that boys who watch women who are employed outside the home have more egalitarian views about gender. More...

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Math Geek Mom: Books and Scrapbooks

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aAs people tend to think of Economics as being about for-profit business, they are often surprised to learn that some of us use Economics to study something very different. More...

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Math Geek Mom: Return to Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aWhen I discuss “public goods” in my Economics classes, I sometimes illustrate one aspect of the concept by drawing a STOP sign on the board. I ask the students if it is important to them that the person approaching an intersection at the same time knows how to read the words on the sign. More...

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The Invisible Labor of 'Morning Joe'

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aSince their formal announcement, the media coverage of their engagement continues. Someone has compiled footage of their time together, now seen through the lens of their falling in love. There is even speculation on how the show might change because of their marriage. More...

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Getting Sand in My Beach Reads

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. Summer is traditionally when people feel permission has been granted to read for fun. I do it year round, with or without permission, and rarely at a beach. My escape pod of choice is crime fiction, but lately I find my tastes within the genre are getting complicated. More...

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23 juillet 2017

Information Literacy and the Great Divide

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. There are many reasons why we are seeing party lines form on whether the press and higher education are on the whole bad for society. Our Pluribus are no longer Unum. They never were, though the dividing lines are drawn more thickly now. More...

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Tell Me If You've Heard This One Before

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. Another day, another article with the man-bites-dog lede “libraries, threatened with irrelevance, now care about students instead of dusty old books.” I won’t bother linking; they are legion. More...

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Fahrenheit 404

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpgBy Barbara Fister. We have always been at war with the Internet. No, I’m not talking about trolls or flamewars but efforts to keep this globally interconnected digital space a place where freedom can thrive. What that freedom looks like, of course, is endlessly debatable. More...

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