lmao is this why william shatner took a shot at Takei in his blog post today?
Q:Do you follow any sociocultural, linguistic, or medical anthropology blogs by other PoC? I know tumblr can be an awesome place to build a thought dump/resource landfill for things you're passionate about. I'm an anthro student and I'd really like to find more budding Black/PoC anthropologists to bond with.
You know, I don’t actually know. I follow a lot of academia blogs, but there’s only like, afro-dominicano and scienceyoucanlove that I know for sure and love their blogs dearly. SO, let’s get this post around and try to create a list. I’ll put more fields in it, but if we can get at least the anthro community, that’d be great. I know there’s more fields than listed below, so if you want to be a part of it and your field isn’t listed (ex; film), you can go ahead and comment anyways!
IF YOU ARE A POC WHO RUNS OR BLOGS A LOT OF THESE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS, YOU SHOULD CONTACT ME AND/OR WRITE YOUR NAME BELOW WITH YOUR URL AND ACADEMIC INTERESTS. ALSO IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE A POC IN THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY YOU SHOULD ALSO MENTION THAT (IF YOU WANT TO).
Linguistics and/or Sociolinguistics
tonight i’m going to work on making my abstract a little more…concrete
as soon as i sent an e-mail to my entire committee about changing my defense time, the room i’ve been trying to get for the past 2 weeks opened up at the time i needed it
your feels on the hyphenation of in vitro when used as an adjective to modify a noun go
apparently on the entire medicine side of campus the only lecture room available for my defense is the giant 3-story room they use when nobel laureates and other super popular people come to the university to speak. fml.
Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.
How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!
13 out of 36…
28 out of 36
27 out of 37, i thought i was bad at reading people, i just need to learn how to make eye contact more
oh no 25 ohmanohno
32???? WTF In real life I am SOOOOO bad at understanding people. Maybe I need to ask then to just freeze for a bit so a can stare at their face for a while… (I do have issues with eye contact.)
This study was odd, though, and I’m surprised I (or anyone, really) did so well given that I’m not sure many of their choices were “emotions” in a technical sense, sometimes the choices seemed overlapping or not quite right, a lot of the photos were not good quality and the angles made it difficult to look at eye and brow lines. Halfway through I started to feel like this was a test for something different, like feeling/word association with men vs women or something.
Thoughts from someone who is familiar with this kind of stuff? wespeakbodylanguage if you have the time, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
daily hygiene is for junior grad students
advisor’s comments don’t look too bad and are probably very helpful. i have, as usual, worked up an incredible amount of anxiety over very little. it’s a talent.
so if i tell my printer to print a subset of pages, say, 4-8, it will print the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th pages and then print the pages actually numbered 4-8 in my document
my very slow progress. going for “looks nice, but too ugly to steal”
- by Casey Miller and Keivan Stassun
“Universities in the United States rely too heavily on the graduate record examinations (GRE) — a standardized test introduced in 1949 that is an admissions requirement for most US graduate schools. This practice is poor at selecting the most capable students and severely restricts the flow of women and minorities into the sciences.
We are not the only ones to reach this conclusion. William Sedlacek, professor emeritus of education at the University of Maryland, College Park, who has written extensively on the issue, notes that studies find only a weak correlation between the test and ultimate success in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields. De-emphasizing the GRE and augmenting admissions procedures with measures of other attributes — such as drive, diligence and the willingness to take scientific risks — would not only make graduate admissions more predictive of the ability to do well but would also increase diversity in STEM.
The GRE, like most standardized tests, reflects certain demographic characteristics of test-takers — such as family socioeconomic status — that are unrelated to their intellectual capacity or academic preparation. The exam’s ‘quantitative score’ — the portion measuring maths acumen, which is most commonly scrutinized in admissions to STEM PhD programmes — correlates closely with gender and ethnicity (see ‘The great divide’). The effect is powerful. According to data from Educational Testing Service (ETS), based in Princeton, New Jersey, the company that administers the GRE, women score 80 points lower on average in the physical sciences than do men, and African Americans score 200 points below white people. In simple terms, the GRE is a better indicator of sex and skin colour than of ability and ultimate success” (read more).
(Source: Nature 303-304, 2014)