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1. Vor 10 Tagen habe ich hier gefragt, wie #Hochschulen in der #Coronakrise mit #Lehrverpflichtung umgehen. Ich wollte wissen, ob es Reduktionen oder andere Erleichterungen gab & wenn ja, für wen & unter welchen Bedingungen. Jetzt möchte ich die Rückmeldungen zusammenzufassen.
2. Ich bin keine Bildungswissenschaftlerin. Ich bin Amerikanistin & arbeite gleichzeitig im #Frauenbüro meiner Universität. Normalerweise analysiere ich Gedichte, Romane, Filme & Co. Ich arbeite also nicht empirisch & das ist auch hier nicht mein Anspruch.
3. Fast 40 Personen von 23 Hochschulen aus 12 Bundesländern haben geantwortet; einige davon nicht öffentlich. Die meisten Antworten kamen von befristet angestellten Qualifikant*innen (PhDs & Postdocs). Auch Lehrbeauftragte, Profs & entfristete Lehrende haben geantwortet. Danke!
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Two weeks ago I asked my fellow #AcademicTwitter:

How to cope with doing a part time #PhD and full time work in times of #COVID19?

Here are the tips I have received: a thread

#phdpandemic @AcademicChatter @careerconversa1 1/
"1. Work on your motivation. Why do you want a #PhD? " @4nn4nd4

It may help to create a mindmap of your own reasons and have it always visible. In my case, I like to write lists so I put a post-it at my computer with my top 3 to keep the motivation up.

#Motivation #phdchat 2/
"2. Manage your energy, not your time." @elfriesen

In times of #phdpandemic our energy may be very low. So, it is important to make good use of it.

@elfriesen suggests the @ProfessorIsIn and @kelweinhold
podcast on energy management: himalaya.com/careers-podcas… 3/
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'The Conversation: getting your research published' with @HollyEsquire from @ConversationUK:
#PhD students provide news which is rooted in research.
(Training session organised by @LBUResearch)
The news value of academic expertise: doctoral researchers offer a new perspective to the readership. #PhD
A human-interest article uses personal stories of your own or from your work. #autoethnography
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[FR, ENG below] Hello Twitter !
Je suis Louis, bientôt diplômé en #écologie et #épidémiologie des maladies transmissibles, et à ce titre, je recherche une #thèse pour la rentrée 2020 !
Mon CV est juste là 👇
Les RT sont évidemment très appréciés !
Je souhaiterais étudier les 1/9
maladies infectieuses humaines liées à l'urbanisation et aux contextes urbains, soit dues aux concentrations de populations, soit aux avancées technologiques (maladies dues aux contaminations de réseaux d'eau et leur épidémio, par exemple). Les maladies sexuellement 2/9
transmissibles m'intéressent beaucoup, et je suis également très attiré par les aspects de spatialisation/SIG, et la sociologie des maladies transmissibles (comportement, perception des risques, ...). Mes agents pathogènes de prédilection sont les parasites, les bactéries et 3/9
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#IbnArabi (d. 1240) is famed for his monistic doctrine of #wahdatalwujud although #WilliamChittick ibnarabisociety.org/articles/qunaw… has pointed out he never used the term preferring al-wujud al-Haqq or similar #SufiMetaphysicsContested 1/
In the immediate generation after him the meaning of God as the only existent or rather the ‘absolute being’ (al-wujud al-mutlaq) was debated by his step-son Sadr al-Din Qunawi (d. 1274) with the Avicennian philosopher Nasir al-Din al Tusi (d. 1274) books.google.co.uk/books/about/al… 2/
Ibn ‘Arabi’s metaphysics were rapidly adopted by Persian poets like Maghribi (d. 1408) and by theologians leading to further contestations between Sa’d al-Din Taftazani (d. 1389) and ‘Ali al-Jurjani (d. 1413) the famous disputants at the court of Timur (d. 1405) 3/
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PSA for funded #PhD students:

If you blindly throw the numbers from your Form 1098-T into tax software or over to a tax preparer, odds are that you are paying TOO MUCH in income tax.

No #gradstudent can afford to do that!

#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #gradschool

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Of course, I can’t say this is true for everyone, but I’ve seen it time and time again for fully funded graduate students, particularly those whose student health fees and insurance premiums are paid on their behalf.

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Here’s why:

The IRS allows you to use your “qualified education expenses” (QEEs) e.g., tuition and some fees/expenses, to reduce your tax liability through 1 or 2 education tax benefits.

But what shows up on Form 1098-T in Box 1 is not (necessarily) the sum of your QEEs.

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I am so glad that researchers are interested in helping extend #STEM opportunities to #tribal students!

But please understand that we #Indigenous academics spend considerable time to cultivate relationships of TRUST. No one should expect automatic access our networks. 1/8 #phd
Some well-intentioned researchers have asked to contact my networks bc they 1) have a #diversity goal (Indigenous people as a ✔️), 2) request a letter of support, or 3) have an idea to "help us". If this is our first communication, understand that we have not yet built trust. 2/8
Know that many #Indigenous academics have been burned by ppl who take the letter of support without honoring their commitments to those who helped obtain the grant or tenureship benchmark. That's extractive, and we do not forget. (Also true for #research community engagement) 3/8
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1/ WARNING: POSSIBLE TRIGGER LANGUAGE, EVENTS or SITUATIONS
Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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1/So there was lots of talk at @AACNursing #AACNdoc20 re: #Nursing #PhD pipeline, getting folx esp prelicensure students ‘excited’ about #nursingscience & the #BStoPhD

I totally revamped our #nursingresearch & #innovation course @UMassAmherst last fall to do just that

Thread ⬇️
2/ I told the Asst Dean when I took it on that regardless of the learning objectives for the course I had only 1 GOAL:

That by the end of the semester, these students would be EXCITED!-or at very least, just a little bit CURIOUS-about a career in #nursingscience & #innovation
3/ A note about context: This was a course of ~85 Accel BS students, taught in an urban campus that is geographically ~40mins drive from main @UMassAmherst campus, in the . The classroom assigned had no windows. Class ran 8am-1030am Weds, before more courses. I say this b/c....
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OK this may seem weird but it’s actually really important.

#PhD-specific tax info coming your way!

@AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter

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@AcademicChatter This thread is for any US citizen/resident #PhD trainee on a 1-year+ external #fellowship (e.g., #NSFGRFP, #NDSEG), training grant (e.g., #NIH), internal fellowship, etc.

2/15
@AcademicChatter If your #stipend or salary is not reported on a W-2 at tax time…

(most universities use the term “fellowship” this way, but there are exceptions)

3/15
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*THREAD* This #RSPBScieConf19 session thread presents advances in @Natures_Voice's goal to champion land well-managed for nature #ornithology #conservationscience
@Natures_Voice Now @Tomfinch89 shows that combining high-yield farmland with natural habitat and low-yield farmland can reconcile conflict between food production and nature conservation @RSPBScience @_BTO @CamZoology @savebutterflies and @NaturalEngland.

*Paper here* conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.111…
@Natures_Voice @tomfinch89 @_BTO @CamZoology @savebutterflies @NaturalEngland In the first of a set of #agri-environment talks @pebellamy tests the effectiveness of targeted grants in delivering increases in #woodland birds @ForestryComm @NaturalEngland #RSPBScieConf19
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It seems to be #gradschool application season for many people. Here are 4 KEY THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR SOP. (THREAD)
Many of these can also be used while writing cover letters for #altac jobs as well.
@AcademicChatter @PhDForum #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #phdlife
1. Why the field – Tell them what got you interested in the field. Steer clear of stereotypes. Don't simply say “I've been interested in stars since my childhood” if you weren't. If you were, be specific. E.g. "My first trip to the observatory sparked my interest in stars."
Talk about courses you've taken, projects you’ve done – anything you did to learn more about your area of interest. Then tell them HOW it helped you (by answering some of your questions, sparking more interest, maybe a bit of both).
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To anyone who feels like the weight of their constant mistakes has irreparably hindered their progress (but especially to #phd students in #stem fields), this thread is for you.

Read on, darlings.
About a year ago, my advisor came in over a weekend or a holiday (I can't remember, and it only matters to this story because I didn't hear the results until a few days later) to run some western blots to get data for a quickly approaching grant.
The next time I saw her, I asked how they turned out and she gushed about how good they looked. I made some pithy comment about the science gods "smiling on our lab in our time of need," or something obnoxious like that.

I will never forget her response.
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Thoughts on candidate statements after reading so, so many... curious as to others thoughts. #scholarships #phd #msc
State your career goal clearly at the start. Don’t make reviewers hunt for it, or worse, not mention it at all.
Put your past in that context, steps towards that goal, your journey so far. Including bumps in the road with context of course. Everybody has bumps. Own them.
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Yesterday my @UWSoHE #matcult #childhood seminar visited @HLATC_Textiles to study objects related to #histchild and we connected objects to #childrensrights #humanrights as discussed through #UNCRC @jhcy @shcy Here are a few highlights...
We looked at and compared this lovely, warm Swedish cap with this highly embellished Pakistani hat, both 20thC, and thought about children’s #rights to safety, protection and care #article19 #UNCRC
We examined two amazing samplers, one made by a 10yr old girl in Wisconsin in 1832 and the other a colorful 1898 #darning #sampler, likely initialed by 10 different students, and considered changing ideas about children’s rights to an #education and #community #article28 #UNCRC
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L’université d’été du @medef #LaREF19 accueille une séquence sur le #doctorat « le pari des docteurs : la thèse pour innover » ouverte par le Pdt @Medef_75 puis @UCP_Germinet et avec trois lauréats #mt180 - @ABG_Asso @jeanlucbeylat
Et le débat s’engage avec quatre personnalités d’entreprises dont @jeanlucbeylat Pdt @ABG_Asso
@DDesplan : les grands groupes connaissent les docteurs, mais d’autres entreprises non -> à nous de les convaincre de ce que nous pouvons apporter
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#PhD students trying to move out of #academia often struggle with what to put on their non-academic CVs. So here's a list of 6 sets of TRANSFERABLE SKILLS (THREAD)
#AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #JobSearch
Here's a link to the full article this thread is based on: thebalancecareers.com/employability-…
1.Communication - You are extensively trained in oral presentation & writing. Data visualisation and condensing information with all the details is a valued skill set! And also at listening & improving based on feedback.
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New paper out today which explores four different functional hypotheses about why people help look after someone else's child in the Agta.
nature.com/articles/s4156…
We explore the (non-competing) roles of kin selection, reciprocity, learning-to-mother and costly signalling in direct childcare, measured with 1.5 meter proximity
Downside of proximity is that you lose detail about the type of interaction, but using proximity measures meant we had a much larger sample size and (perhaps more importantly) time sample compared to focal follows.
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Some thoughts on the recent @Cloudflare #8Chan decision,
esp their recent blog outlining the decision to cut their services to the site from an #anthro #PhD who studies such #Internet companies:

new.blog.cloudflare.com/terminating-se…

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So much of Cloudflare's reasoning is endemic to a number of cultural tendencies I see in my research across "Internet infrastructure providers".

Understanding these is necessary to tackle discussions about the responsibility of tech companies in such tragic events. 2/17
Many smart people like @beccalew @BostonJoan @JessieNYC are discussing the ramifications of the Cloudflare decision.

I will focus on the fact that there is a problem in how these companies see their tech & connect this vision to a sense of corporate responsibility. 3/17
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OK. It's happening, and I can finally talk openly about it (a thread).

I have decided to transfer from my #PhD into a #Masters degree. I'm currently writing my thesis - I'm due to submit in October.

And I want to talk about it, because we don't talk about this enough.
This isn't a decision I've made lightly, or impulsively. It's due to a plethora of factors, including personal, project and professional reasons. It's something I've been thinking about for a long time, and something I should have thought more about before I even started my PhD.
I like studying. I like learning. I loved university, honours was challenging, but a PhD was the next logical step. I took a little time off (not enough)-but getting a scholarship early pretty much confirmed I'm be moving on to the next part of my academic life.
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So excited that the paper that is the culmination of my #PhD came out in @ScienceTM today! As the COVER story! Can't wait to share this 6-yr labor of love with the world. Here are some of the main takeaways from the paper:

#BigDay #HealthTech #PortableMRI #HydrationSensor
MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool but it is too expensive ($1.5M) and time-consuming (10-60min) to use on a regular basis. We developed a portable NMR sensor that can harness the diagnostic power of quantitative MRI at a fraction of the time (<1min) and cost ($1k).
It is not necessary to generate images in order to take quantitative magnetic resonance (relaxometry) measurements. Removing the need to generates images makes the hardware simpler, smaller, and cheaper.

I wrote about this for the @MIT_alumni blog: alum.mit.edu/slice/grad-lif…
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QUAIS são as 5 coisas que você DEVE endereçar na tentativa de RESOLVER um #PROBLEMA ou -se você estievr escrevendo um #TCC, #MSc, #PhD...- relatar o que você está [pelo menos] tentando fazer?...

1: pra começar, ESTABELEÇA CLARAMENTE qual é o PROBLEMA que você está resolvendo...
2. o que outros que JÁ tentaram resolver o MESMO PROBLEMA ou problemas similares JÁ fizeram e POR QUE você precisa adicionar ALGO de novo ao que JÁ existia?

3. O QUE você [e seu grupo] somaram ao que existia e POR QUE isso VALE A PENA ser considerado como NOVO #CONHECIMENTO...?
4. COMO sua adição FUNCIONOU na PRÁTICA e como ela SE COMPARA com as OUTRAS soluções que já haviam sido PROPOSTAS para o problema [ou classe de problemas] em consideração?

5. O QUE você não tentou [AINDA], e PORQUE... e qual e sua VISAO de FUTURO pra essa classe de problemas?...
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It’s time for another #ORNITHOLODAY! Tweeting today are @hemmingsnicola1, members of her @sheffieldAPS team including @fay_morland, and collaborators @ZSLScience @kikaB8 & @Belfast_Ash9 (we’ll introduce ourselves properly shortly!) #ornithology #teamegg
We’ll be delivering dozens of amazing egg facts throughout the day (08:00-15:00 UTC) #ORNITHOLODAY #teamegg
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25 Full scholarships available for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Please check our list and apply. Kindly retweet for others who are looking to study abroad. #scholarships #masters #PhD #studyabroad #freetuition #WednesdayMotivation #WednesdayWisdom
1. Western Sydney University
Range of scholarships available for international students seeking admission to postgraduate programs. Scholarships valued at $7,500 or $5,000 and 50% of tuition fees are awarded on academic merit.
westernsydney.edu.au/international/…
2. NYU school of law
All students admitted to the JSD program receive a scholarship equal to the amount of tuition & fees in addition to a stipend of $25,000.00 USD per year for 3 years.
law.nyu.edu/graduateadmiss…
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