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1) By legislating a ban on Gain of Function Research (GOFR) in Florida, what are you advocating and promoting with regard to #biomedical research really DeSantis? #science
2) Are you legislating that only medical research in the state of Florida will be farther removed alternatives such as single-protein or replication-incompetent virus in vitro studies, in silico modeling,…
3) or further removed long-term genetic sequence comparison of samples collected from patients are under increasingly intense investigation to replace GOFR? #biomedical #research
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Comprehensive exams in Ph.D. Programs for English need to change. The form of the exams -- and I am speaking my opinion on four different PhD granting programs in the USA -- is fucked.
There is far too much focus on time. Able-bodied notions of time. Being on time. Doing the exams in time. And "using" time in some kind of way that everybody just assumes (?) we know how to "use" our time.
I know of one program -- I'm looking at you, Canada -- where students may opt to take 24 hours to complete written exam on a given set of questions.

That is humane.

Other PhD programs rules and regulations about time? Not just inhumane, but silly.
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1/5 "According to the #Trivers-#Willard #hypothesis (#TWH), #parental #support and #investments for #sons and #daughters display an #asymmetrical relationship according to parental status because of the different #reproductive #advantage of the #sexes."…
2/5 "It predicts that #high-status #parents support #sons more than #daughters, and low-status parents support #daughters more than #sons."
3/5 "The effect of #family background by #sex can be interpreted to support the Trivers-Willard hypothesis (#TWH), in dropout and #academic #school track enrollment but not in academic grade point average (#GPA)."
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#LaborDay thread on #academic labor.
Renewed @AAUP chapter at #Wesleyan @WesleyanAAUP has compelling hist of fac/admin relations & negotiations ca 1916-2000
--AAUP key but not strongest tool for labor
--instead Junior fac self-org & info sharing
Acc. to this hist, key contexts for #Wesleyan’s AAUP:
-- a rich lib arts college into #highered “experimentation”
-- a “Little Uni” w/ PhD progs in sciences
-- square circle: low tenure density & high contingency
-- longstanding Junior Faculty Org (JFO) addressed contradiction
@WesleyanAAUP hist notes contradictions in 1915-17 statements of @AAUP prez John #Dewey & co-found Arthur Lovejoy:
profs + trusteees collab on everything to do w/ education (curriculum to budget to donations);
admin there to "implement".
Nonetheless: profs salaried employees.
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What a MESS 🤣👹. #AcademicTwitter y’all having a nice lunch break?
Hey tenured white men, I DID ask nicely the first few times. Stay cool today. It’s a scorcher 😂🔥❤️‍🔥
@Kimjacobarriola @ravibell @laneygradschool @EmoryUniversity

What about that 25% raise “we” have been discussing for 67 uninterrupted days? weigh the costs, get back to me, I’ll be setting the #academic world aflame until you do. Rock boats!

#Antivost Lustberg, PhD
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Hi everyone, as an annual meeting chair, I get asked a lot about how to get invited to speak at conferences. I learned a lot in the process, so here's a 🧵on tips for increasing your visibility at #academic conferences.

#academictwitter #medtwitter #meded #FOAMed @ASRA_Society
1/ Most important first step: be a member of that society and regularly attend and/or volunteer at the conferences. Make sure you vibe with them in addition to them vibing with you! It's the best way for folks to get to know what you're all about.
2/ Meet people, whether at conferences, on Twitter, or via collaborations. Let them see your expertise. Find a sponsor who has a connection to the society and share that you're interested in taking on more. If that sponsor is unsupportive or ghosts you, move on to the next one.
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Sadly, 90% of PhD scholars don't know these resources and blog posts that will make their PhD journey easier.

A curated thread of best blog posts and resources for academia 🤩


RT and add yours
@PhD_Genie @PhDVoice @PhDsofIndia #PhD #research #AcademicTwitter
Blog by @raulpacheco on #academic #writing, literature review, #timemanagement, writing groups....etc Image
A 10 year old blog by @thesiswhisperer
It has everything you want Image
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Which is it @Meta ?
Do you need to fix up your algorithm(s)? Do you not allow #academic exchanges (sic) about the #NaziGermany? Do you not allow #socialist descriptions of the Third Reich?
Does $FB have a problem with using it's platform to disseminate content with a #socialist bias?…
those who aren't #ideologues don't see a problem with that…
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தேசிய கல்விக் கொள்கையின் முக்கியமான தவறான Academic bank of credits நடைமுறை படுத்த சுற்றறிக்கை வந்துடுச்சு. நல்லா விவரமா பேசுற பலரும் இது நல்லாத்தானே இருக்குனு சொல்றாங்க. ஐயா புண்ணியவான்களே இனி படிப்பு காசு இருக்கவனுக்கு மட்டும்தான். இப்ப வரை 300+ கல்வி நிறுவனங்கள் இதில்
பதிவு பன்னிடுச்சு.இப்படியே போனா ABC ல பதிவு பன்ன கல்லூரிகளுக்கு மட்டுமே மானியம் னு UGC சொல்லிடுவான். இது நேரடியாக மாநில பல்கலைக்கழகங்களுக்கு ஒன்றிய அரசு தரும் நெருக்கடி. கட்டிடமே இல்லாத ஜியோ யுனிவர்சிட்டி வைக்குது தான் இனி ஃபீஸ். ஏன்டா இப்படி எங்க வயத்துலயே அடிக்குறீங்க
இதுல என்ன பிரச்சினை.
1. 50% கிரிடிட் ஒரு காலேஜ்ல முடிச்சுட்டு மீதி இருக்க 50% எங்க வேணா ABC ல இருக்க காலேஜ்ல படிச்சுக்கலாம். பீகார் ல எதாவது குப்பை காலேஜ்ல காசு கட்டி பாதி படிச்சுட்டு இங்க நம்ம ஊர் யுனிவர்சிட்டி ல இருக்க வேக்கன்ட் சீட்ல வந்து சேந்து மீதி படிப்பான்
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How to survive the German (and other?) academic systems without having a permanent position?

A thread🧵.

(Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience as an ecologist. In other disciplines, it might be very different.)

#academia #IchbinHanna #ecology #academiclife
In Germany, it is difficult to get a permanent position in academia without the typical CV (eg reasonable publication list, period working abroad, being young) AND if you do not fit into the classical categories of research (eg botany). And bad luck, of course.
Positions are advertised very specifically on a certain topic. Perfect, if you fit, nearly impossible if you don’t. I was once asked in an interview if I can analyse a certain kind of data set. Nope. Out. A habilitation is often expected, although usually only vaguely stated.
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(1/4) Can you pursue two degrees at a time? #AskLLA #LLA #JagrukJanta
(2/4) YES.
In a recent guideline announced by the University Grants Commission (#UGC)has allowed to pursue two full time #academic programmes at the same time.
This guideline is a part of the National Education Policy & will be applicable from current academic year 2022-2023.
(3/4) A few pointers of guidelines are -
A. Students can pursue 2 degrees in physical-physical mode, physical-online mode or online-online mode.
Eg- B.A. & BCom can be done together.
B. Courses can be from the same #university or from different universities.
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Via #vincenzotrasmissioni
Zio Vanya.. la V nell'alfabeto cirillico è la M "caduta" con una Barra laterale.
Zio Vanya, come ricorda @RaiNews di Checov " è la rappresentazione di una realtà familiare intrisa di ODIO e di RANCORI inespressi".…
I Romanov furono sterminati dai parenti chi oggi a Davos e al Bilderberg governa l'Europa, America e Vaticano con i Rockef ( Clinton Gates ecc) e i Rotsch ( Obama e altri nelle istituzioni americane)
Via #vincenzotrasmissioni
Riproponiamo un servizio di Visione Tv per spiegare il livello di controllo e potere soprattutto nei media, che esercitano nel Mondo queste Famiglie che NON ebree ma Askenazite (come Zelensky cresciuto da S@ros a suon di 💰)
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🪧 #UCUstrike Thread 🪧

Wondering why staff across 68 universities are on strike?

@ucu #OneOfUsAllOfUs #FourFights #DigitalPicketLine #DigitalPicket

/1 Flyer describing the UCU (University and College Union) FourFlyer describing the UCU (University and College Union) Four
Read @ucu's Four Fights FAQ…

1. Fair Pay (including fair pensions):

Staff pay has dropped by over 17% in real-terms since 2009…

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Here's a balanced thread on #academia vs #industry from the perspective of someone who has held senior positions in both. I'm going to write this thread because a lot of what I read here reduces to "my tribe is better than yours" or "grass is always greener".

The academic trade is fundamentally freedom for money.

As a Sr #academic you barely have a boss and really get to determine which of millions of options you can pursue. New intl grants? More policy engagement? Acad leadership? Media? Translational research? All up to you.

Making the most of this implies a couple of things:
1) you must have a clear path to a senior position to take advantage
2) your institution must not be over corporatizing.

Let's address these two

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To those junior scholars having to spend multiple days on "zoom campus visits" first a big bravo, you are all doing a fabulous job in horrible circumstances! A few very small words of advice (see next threads) #academic twitter #anthrotwitter
1) Before you jump into the screen share provide a conversational intro (3-5 mins) to how you came to the project you are going to present and why it matters to you, what ideas are most important to you as a scholar right now beyond your project itself; then start the slides
2) Avoid putting transcriptions conversations/quotations on to your slides; maybe use images instead or some themes or provocations from the quotes you read in your text rather than the quote itself.
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Finance Minister @nsitharaman is presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament

#AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget #Budget2022

Watch here📺…
Union Finance Minister @nsitharaman rises to present #Budget2022 in Parliament

Watch 📡LIVE📡:

Stay tuned for updates

FM @nsitharaman begins presentation of #Budget2022 by expressing empathy with those who had to bear adverse health and economic affects of #COVID19 #Pandemic

Overall sharp rebound and recovery of the economy is reflective of 🇮🇳India's strong resilience

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@narendramodi 18.11.21 [Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s).1240/21] Hon'ble SC dismissed writ petition filed by students seeking urgent directions to conduct Class X & XII #CBSE & #ICSE Term I exams in hybrid manner. #Omicron arrived post 18.11.21. Therefore, exams should be online.
#Children should not be made to suffer because of #Omicron. Centre and States must cancel all #offline #exams forthwith. As a nation, we cannot take such a massive risk & play with the lives of our children. Online prelims are done, marks should be part of board marksheet.
Children belong to households that have either lost family members due to #Covid19 or members who suffer from #comorbidities & cannot be vaccinated. #Omicron shouldn't be taken lightly. Save our children. Protect our children. Cancel all #offline #exams immediately.
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Thank you @IWS_Network for giving me the opportunity to share my #story 💜 ! This a part of Voices Without Frontiers program… #IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #ecology #conservation #biodiversity
I was born in #saopaulo, #Brazil’s largest city, very different from the #Amazon Rainforest & Rio! See me and a #samauma, the most famous Amazon tree 🌳
Also me & @IsabelaHissa in front of Sao Paulo’s #MASP (Modern Art Museum) & me and my mom in #Rio! #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Image
I can say I lived in a great #rainforest because Sao Paulo & most of the coast of Brazil are in the Atlantic Forest 🌴🌺🐍. It is one of the 34 world’s #hotspots of #biodiversity, with more than 1500 plant species and 90% of original area loss. #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Source: https://www.e-educa...
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1/ Yes, #Academic reasoning of value proposition. I have over 11+ years as an academic & professor. Most academics are good at analyzing & assessing things, as to building #DisruptiveTechnology The hungriest & most talented #entrepreneurs who designed from 1st Principles $eGLD ⚡️
2/ They have sold public that somehow you can have #Academics analyze something that has NEVER been done before. The very premise of value proposition is faulty at its core. $eGLD & $ADA You don’t know what you don’t know in #DisruptiveTechnology that is what makes it disruptive
3/ Many people don’t even understand what the #DisruptiveTechnological cycle looks like, behaves like or that this is what they are investing in. #CriticalThinking has all been lost among some. The level of comfort & deception is powerful. $ADA will do well but any one believing
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What a day at the @IMDSymposium, hearing from @KatyRR, @SeanGreenMusic, @ChrisPoonMD, @musicbeater, @marcshaiman, @lippaofficial, @LacketyLac, @stephenoremus, @StuartMorleyMD and others. Can’t wait for tomorrow! In other news my kids glammed up using make up and hair chalk 😂🧑‍🎤👩‍🎤
2nd day of @IMDSymposium was just as good. My highlights were definitely @musicbeater showing us his orchestrating process and @StuartMorleyMD’s presentation on tempo, but none of that will surprise anyone who knows me! #academic #OchestrationAndArrangement #process @nickisapiro
Seem to have missed Tuesday’s tweet somehow, so this is a double-header to make it back up. The whole day was spent in one sort of meeting or other, ranging from study support to teaching assistant interviews to our virtual graduation celebration. Hectic but good. @nickisapiro
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Chairing this session Daniel Smith, we welcome Professor Daniel Smith / @ProfDanielSmith, Ms Judith Mabelis (from @ScotlandShine) Mina Fazel / @minafazeloxford for the discussion on: Schools-based mental health research across the UK #RCPsychIC #YoungpeoplesMentalHealth
Welcome to the stage Ms Judith Mabelis (from @ScotlandShine)

Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network

#RCPsychIC #Schools #MentalHealth Image
The SHINE Mental Health survey

Mental Health problems
Subjective wellbeing
Positive mental health
Other topics

@ScotlandShine #RCPsychIC Image
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#COVIDSecondWave | After 5 am tomorrow, all activities will be allowed except some activities that will be prohibited and some activities that will be done in a restricted manner. A detailed order will be issued: #Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal Image
#Schools, colleges, educational institutions will remain closed. Social, political, sports, entertainment, #academic, cultural, religious festival gatherings prohibited. #SwimmingPools, stadiums, sports complexes, cinema theaters, #multiplexes will remain closed (Agencies) Image
In #govt offices, there will be 100% attendance of group A officers and 50% for the rest. Private offices will run on 50% capacity from 9 am to 5 pm. All market complexes, #malls will now be completely open from 10 am to 8 pm (Agencies) Image
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Apr 20 2021 Johns Hopkins: "#VACCINE DISINFORMATION - the Virality Project & started by #experts from multiple US #academic institutions, is using strategies [] to help #socialmedia platforms counter vaccine mis- & disinformation."

#TeamHalo is partnered w/ #Facebook & #TikTok.
Virality Project Weekly Briefing 13-Mar 23 2021:

"Anti-vax websites, including @ChildrensHD
reprinted the art. on Mar. 16. Various
anti-vax articles covering this have received 1.1K FB interactions combined & have been
shared across anti-vax Telegram groups w/ [] 82.6K users."
Those serving #people are framed as "conspiracy theorists", "anti-vaccine activists", & "anti-vaxx influencers". Those serving #capital, advocating experimental vaccines be tested on whole populations & children are "health & wellness influencers."
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