Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

This book made me cry. That might not sound like much of an endorsement if you are forced to appear in public during the day, or don’t fancy soppy novels, or think it means the book is horrible, but it’s not like that. Let me explain. Read More Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Safe Campuses

In the past week, four campuses have experienced bomb threats. The most recent case came at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. So far, it looks like all of the threats have been false alarms, but it’s hard not to feel a little shaken up. Schools are supposed to be safe spaces. Read More Safe Campuses

Women in Academia: On the Importance of Actually Going to Campus

Academia can be very isolating. Sure, there are opportunities for collaboration, workshops, classes to teach, lab meetings to attend, but overall, when someone embarks on a new research project, or a dissertation, the process can seem very overwhelming and lonely. The best way I’ve found to break through the isolation is to physically come to campus and come to campus often. Read More Women in Academia: On the Importance of Actually Going to Campus