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Noisy

Nicole is a professor, astronomer, educator, geek, dog mom, occasional crossfitter, and maker of tiny comets. She is also very loud under the right circumstances. Like what you read? Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/noisyastronomer
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    On Learning Goals and Trust in the Time of Coronavirus…

    I started this article on remote teaching a few weeks ago when just about every college and university was scrambling to covert their in-person classes to a remote instruction model. But then, well, I got busy trying to covert my in-person classes to a remote instruction model. So, instead of a list of resources, I’m going to focus on the…

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    Helpful COVID-19 Quickies and Cute Animal… Saturday?

    Hello again to another Friday… oops I mean Saturday! Having trouble keeping track of days? Well, we all are. My mostly-optional Zoom online class schedule is the only thing that’s really keeping me aware these days. Anyway, apologies for the lateness. First, I have just a few COVID-related stories that are good reads and not entirely anxiety inducing which would…

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    Quickies: Some “stay at home” survival resources

    We’re in a whole new world… here in the US specifically in the last two weeks since my last post. One would think I’d have plenty of time to write now, right? Not so much… first off, taking your well-planned (or not) in-person course and making it remote is NOT trivial. Second, my anxiety brain is 100% in overdrive. Maybe you…

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    Late Monday Quickies and Very Late CAF

    Hey, all! I’d like to expand on my previous post with helpful COVID-19 links. Also, I owe you a Cute Animal Friday! These links came in from Mad Art Lab‘s Seelix: A coronavirus explainer for kids, from NPR. Also helpful is the Science News for Students coronavirus Q & A. Although this is Cincinnati specific, here is some great advice…

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    Friday Quickies: COVID-19 Edition

    Hey, all! I feel like I’ve spent the last week in some kind of Twilight Zone here in the US with regards to all of the coronavirus news. Luckily, I have some friends with biology expertise who can help me navigate the ins-and-outs in a field where I do not have expertise. So, for today’s Quickies, I’d like to share…

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    Quickies: Grad student labor rights, the end of [email protected], and more…

    Happy Friday! It’s spring break for me, and I’ve spent a good deal of it recovering from the FIRST half of the spring semester and generally agonizing over the presidential primaries. Well, it’s time to move on and get things done, whether it be to finish grading or to just let my brain figure out what it wants to freak…

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    Quickies: Coronavirus precautions, hip hop at NASA, Peep science…

    It’s Friday, and I have science on the brain this week… I highly recommend this informational look at the coronavirus outbreak and the worldwide response from The Atlantic. Meanwhile, experts tell us not to panic, but to take common sense precautions, with the bonus that many of these practices will help stave off the cold and flu as well. I…

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    Quickies: Liz comes out swinging, and non-binary spec fic creators you should know

    Elizabeth Warren eviscerates Bloomberg on his record of non-disclosure agreements pertaining to sexual harassment and gender discrimination. And here I though Bloomberg being on stage was a bad thing! It gave Liz a chance to shine. But she didn’t stop with him! Check out SyFy’s 13 non-binary writers and comic creators changing sci-fi and fantasy. The work of Mad Art…

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