4 ways to ensure you get your dream job

4 ways to ensure you get your dream job

We all have a dream job, and sometimes it can seem like it’s a long way down the road from where you are now. You might think that all you can do is wait and hope, but there are a lot of things you can do to ensure your ideal employment comes to you. Firstly, […] … learn more→

A conference paper? it may be five texts, not one…

A conference paper? it may be five texts, not one…

Conference season begins again. Well it certainly seems that way – there are lots of calls around for papers, workshops and posters. A conference paper seems like an easy thing to do. Just write the abstract, then write the actual paper, and then present it. Not too hard. And not high stakes at all. A […] … learn more→

LIGO announcement vaults astronomy out of its silent movie era into the talkies

LIGO announcement vaults astronomy out of its silent movie era into the talkies

When LIGO detected its first gravitational wave back in September 2015, I was pretty excited to say the least. As part of a decades-long endeavor, our whole team was ecstatic to observe gravitational waves – which are literally ripples in space – caused by two black holes smashing together. It was the first time that Einstein’s predictions about these […] … learn more→

Educators have a responsibility to help students plan for life after graduation

Educators have a responsibility to help students plan for life after graduation

Ken Bain’s 2004 book, What the Best College Teachers Do, is something of a contemporary classic on the practice of higher education. One of the main themes of the book is the idea that the highest goal for college teachers is to inspire an intrinsic love of learning among college students. What is missing from this […] … learn more→

Game of Thrones and College football

Game of Thrones and College football

  It’s obligatory to put “spoiler alert” in front of discussion of Game of Thrones; I’m going to be discussing one episode in detail, “Battle of the Bastards,” so if you haven’t seen up to that part, fair warning to stop reading now. –it’s a great shot, but this was a throwaway, a desperate attempt […] … learn more→

5 promising models for College affordability

5 promising models for College affordability

As reported last week by Ashley A. Smith in Inside Higher Education, one of the most interesting developments in higher education is how the growing concern over high tuition sticker prices is playing out in state and national politics. Much of the discussion is a good-hearted effort to make college more affordable, especially for middle class students […] … learn more→

How fake subjects invaded Academia

How fake subjects invaded Academia

Youtube is such an awesome resource for knowledge, it’s a shame they’re consigning videos with “alternative” points of view to concentration camps, no longer easily accessible to the public. It really is amazing what those alternative videos have accomplished, literally dissecting false media narratives in real time, completely shutting down the worst of the lies our […] … learn more→

How to cross-sell accounting services to your clients

How to cross-sell accounting services to your clients

Sometimes, less is more, and that can be true for the modern accounting practice. Sometimes, it’s not the amount of clients you have, but rather the amount of money you pull in per client. Let’s put it into numbers. According to the AICPA, winning over a new client is 11 times more costly than retaining […] … learn more→

Why engineering schools globally need more creative women

Why engineering schools globally need more creative women

Engineers are good at solving problems. We make bridges safer, computers faster and engines more efficient. Today, the profession is working on an especially thorny problem: gender equity in higher education. While other fields of study continue to make significant advances towards gender equity, engineering schools are still struggling to pull their numbers of women students […] … learn more→

Can you be hacked by the world around you?

Can you be hacked by the world around you?

You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email – just like you shouldn’t open suspicious packages in your mailbox. But have you been warned against scanning unknown QR codes or just taking a picture with your phone? New research suggests that cyberattackers could exploit cameras and sensors in phones […] … learn more→