August 2018 Newsletter

Time for Second Order Change

August 28, 2018
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I have had the privilege of serving as Editor-in-Chief of CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) for almost a decade now. During…

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Five Ways to Get Scientific About Learning and Teaching

August 27, 2018
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It is August, and many of us are preparing for the upcoming academic year. Whether we instruct students in classes,…

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NIGMS Redefines Graduate Training

August 23, 2018
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During his interview with ASCB President Jodi Nunnari,1 Jon Lorsch, director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS),…

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ABRCMS and SACNAS: Building a Bridge to Cell Biology through Mentorship and Community

August 22, 2018
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Achieving a diverse and inclusive scientific community is a goal shared by ASCB and many other organizations. Diversity-oriented Science, Technology,…

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The Science and Art of Mentoring

August 20, 2018
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We often do not seize the numerous opportunities we are afforded to shape the learning experiences of our mentees, let…

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Members of the ASCB leadership on Hill Day. (L-R) Jodi Nunnari, Rocio Gomez, Kerry Bloom, Sadie Wignall, Andrew Ewald, Gary Gorbsky, Deepali Bhandari, Bob Goldstein, Julie Theriot, Andrew Murray, Erika Shugart, Rebecca Heald, Janet Iwasa, Sue Jaspersen.

ASCB Leadership on the Hill

August 15, 2018
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The day after the spring ASCB Council Meeting, eight ASCB Council members were joined by five members of ASCB committees…

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Predators and Prey in Publishing

August 15, 2018
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DEAR LABBY: I’m a mid-career faculty member in a biology department at a large public university. Our department has been…

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Promoting Scholarly Evaluation of Teaching: Addressing the Third Rail of Academia

August 13, 2018

Education is perhaps the fundamental form of investment societies or individuals can make in their own future welfare. It is…

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PALM Network: Developing Science Educators One Best Practice at a Time

July 31, 2018
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Helping to develop top-notch science educators is among ASCB’s top goals as a society. To support this endeavor, in 2016…

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Günter Blobel

In Memoriam: Günter Blobel, A Voyager of the Cell

July 30, 2018
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It was with profound sadness that the cell biology community learned of the death of Günter Blobel on February 18,…

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