Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A must read: It's Time for Science and Academia to Address Sexual Misconduct

This is a true must read for anyone associated with science or academia:

It's Time for Science and Academia to Address Sexual Misconduct - Scientific American Blog Network

By By Rukmani Vijayaraghavan, Kristy L. Duran, Kelly Ramirez, Jane Zelikova, Emily Lescak, and 500 Women Scientists

It not only discusses some of the issues but suggests specific responses that can be done by individuals, institutions, professional organizations, and governments.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Retroblogging CALPEG 1992 (California Population and Evolutionary Genetics Group)) meeting

When I was in graduate school I was blessed to be able to attend many of the CALPEG (California Population and Evolutionary Genetics Group) meetings (at least, I think that is what CALPEG stood for).

These meetings were critical to me in many ways but especially since I ended up doing molecular evolution work in a lab that was not focused on molecular evolution. CALPEG gave me a community.

SO am posting here about the first one I attended - the 1992 meeting which I think was in San Deigo.

Here is a PDF of my notes and other materials: https://phylogenomics.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/calpeg-1992.pdf

I am including pics of the pages below:




Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Retroblogging 1993 SSE/SSN/SSB Meeting in Snowbird, Utah #evolution #ecology #systematics

So I am continuing on with Retroblogging past seminars and meetings and other events.  Today I am posting about the 1993 Joint meeting of SSE/SSB/ASN (Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Biologists, American Society of Naturalists)



I drove to this meeting from Stanford with David Pollock and we went camping along the way at a relatively new National Park - Great Basin.  I brought my bike and overall had a nice time.





And then we arrived in Snowbird and, amazingly, at the reception I discovered that a friend of mine from high school Jeff Wager was working at the Snowbird resort.  Anyway - enough about me - here are my notes from the meeting.












































UPDATE - And here is are scans of the program