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All posts to this blog are a reflection of the views of that particular author, not the CIDD Graduate Student Association as a whole. In order to keep discussion open but directed, any comments or opinions about a specific post should be directed to the author of that post, either publicly in a comment on that specific post or in private correspondence.
These policies are in place because this blog is meant to be a place for individual grad students to discuss and explore their own ideas, moderated by the CIDD Graduate Student Association as a whole, not solely a place for the CIDD GSA to collectively post about things already discussed by the group. Directing responses to specific posts at other graduate students involved with this blog is likely to be fruitless as they may not be familiar with the subject at hand.
Author Archives: ellscubed
There are a multitude of ways to measure academic performance, but when it comes to peer-reviewed publications, there is one metric to rule them all: citations. Therefore, one of the most exciting things to find in my inbox is a Google Scholar … Continue reading
Over the last year, I’ve had a successful streak of “second attempts” in all things academic. This Wednesday, we’ll be discussing personal anecdotes, tips & tricks for successfully appealing rejections, writing reviewer rebuttals, implementing revisions, resubmitting manuscripts, and re-apply for grants/scholarships/programs/etc. Here … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned The Thesis Whisperer as a goldmine of resources for academics on a few occasions. A recent post sent me spiraling down an academic blogging rabbit hole. Of particular note was a peer-reviewed study about who blogs, what about, and who is … Continue reading
There have been a few occasions where I have made the mistake adopting more than one research project – that are in the same phase of production – simultaneously. Each time, I try a new approach to divide my attention…and … Continue reading
Many of you are interested in writing for a larger audience than the CGSA. A few of my posts [1, 2] have generated a few hundred visits from across the globe, so I’ve drawn up a summary of the strategies … Continue reading
Our blog now has a substantial number of members who are posting with some regularity on a variety of topics. To ensure that this content is easily accessible (both to us and external readers) I’ve drawn up a few posting … Continue reading
New posts to the blog are now pushed to Twitter automatically. More on how to customize these features after the jump…
CGSA board members have collectively decided to upgrade our blog to premium. This comes with a variety of benefits, but I’ll dig into the most pertinent ones after the jump…
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Gary Slutkin speaks at TEDMED about his unusual approach to the epidemic of violence. As a physician and epidemiologist, Gary Slutkin didn’t think he had much to contribute to the conversation about gun violence in…
Nina Wale was interviewed by BBC Cornwall radio show this morning. It will only be available on the web for a few more days, but have a listen here. If you want to skip ahead, move to about the 155min mark.