Dante’s Academic Inferno

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Theoretical Cosmoses and Historical Jesuses

I almost opted for the alternative plural forms of both words in the title of this post – “Theoretical Cosmoi and Historical Jesi.” Just in case anyone was wondering. But I figured it was better to have the words in the title be recognizable. I am constantly surprised when mythicists regard the number of theories about the [Read More...]

Misunderstanding Peer Review

Dudley Chapman has written a really helpful blog post, addressing a popular misunderstanding about peer review – and thus also the way some have misunderstood the significance of retractions and other such things that have been in the news lately. Click through to read it. Of related interest, the New York Times just featured an article [Read More...]

Universal Grade Change Form

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Summer Begins

Grades were due in today at Butler University, and so this kind of, sort of, marks the beginning of summer from an academic perspective. Actually, I have some administrative, assessment-related activities that I am still involved in. And so think I will just consider my summer - and my sabbatical – to start the week after next. [Read More...]

Get a Life

A friend shared this picture of a comment someone had written in an academic book. I am surprised I don’t get similar comments on some of my blog posts… [Read more...]

I’m a Professor

I saw the above on the Facebook page S@!t Academics Say, which also shared this example of what a professor really did: put a photo of himself on his door so that students may think they are talking to him when they aren’t! Also of interest, via the same page – this PHD comic about [Read More...]

The Five Stages of Peer Review

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Frozen as Metaphor for Academia

From PhD Comics via Marc Cortez. On a related note, I finally got to watch the movie Frozen on the plane back from Israel yesterday, and really enjoyed it. [Read more...]

Required Religion

I am grateful to Stephen Carlson for directing my attention to Required Religion on Tumblr, which is gifs depicting the experiences of a religion professor. There are so many I can relate to, such as this one, depicting how a professor feels when students won’t talk: And this one, “How I feel when I find [Read More...]

What Is Open Access?

From the creator of PHD comics, courtesy of the Chronicle of Higher Education. I was glad to discover that there is in fact a PHD comics YouTube channel, with other cool stuff, such as this: [Read more...]


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