Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Twelve Months of Academic Jungle (2011)

DrugMonkey started his annual "a year in review" meme here. The rules are simple -- post the first sentence of the first blog entry of each month.

I decided to play this year and -- TA-DAA! -- instant blog post: not as good as a real post, but quick and microwaveable!

It revealed that I seem to write a lot of proposals. Should include the post in my annual performance review.

January 2011 Familiarity Breeds Contempt
On vacation a few years ago, I was watching "Malcolm in the Middle" reruns on Nickelodeon.

February 2011 Procrastination Medley
In honor of procrastination while writing my fourth grant since the end of December, here's a piecewise coherent post...

March 2011 Giving Up on Giving Advice
Much has been written about junior researchers, students and postdocs, not receiving enough advising about the different career prospects or not enough training in the aspects critical for their desired careers (e.g. teaching, grant writing, or mentoring for the academically inclined).

April 2011 Recruitment Time Blues
'Tis that time of year again. The time when grad students receive offers from multiple universities, and faculty are trying to attract the best possible younglings.

May 2011 Home Is Where the Job Is?
Tonight at dinner, I mentioned to my husband that, even though I have been in GMP Uni City for 7 years now, I don't feel at home.

June 2011 Mush
Heat and hormones have turned my brain into mush, so I fear I don't have a coherent essay in me.

July 2011 Hermitage's Women sans Babies Carnival Is Back with a Vengeance
Hermitage is hosting a second incarnation of her mini-carnival on Academic Women Sans Babies.

August 2011 Ep-Endure-All
In a comment a few posts ago, Alyssa suggested I share the birth story.

September 2011 A Quick-and-Dirty Post on Work-Life Balance
Busy with white papers and Smurfilicious adventures, but couldn't help but notice recent waves around the blogosphere (notable posts by DrugMonkey, Odyssey, and Thoreau) that surrounded this Nature News article.

October 2011 Bizzeeee
'Tis that time of year again -- proposal time!

November 2011 Manuscript Submission Adventures
Since this summer, five manuscripts where I am the lead senior author and my different group members are first author were finally wrapped up and submitted.

December 2011 Random Irritations -- Episode IV
After I have known a person for a while, I usually have a pretty good idea how they think and can predict how they will act, at least in the context in which we typically interact


Dr. Sneetch said...

Thanks GMP for writing your blog and sharing your stories.

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Ah, my favorite meme! I hope you're having a great end to 2011, GMP!