Category Archives: ranting

Megaphones, broken records and the problem with institutional amplification of sexism and racism

This week in the science communication world has been a broken record, playing over again a suite of unappealing sounds designed to again remind people of color and women that they are not seen as equal members of the scientific … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, ranting, society

No. Whatever it is this time, it really can’t predict earthquakes.

One of the courses I’m teaching each semester here in Kent is called ‘Earth Dynamics’: an introductory-level geology course aimed at the broader undergraduate population. With that in mind, I try to identify and highlight areas where the topic at … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science, ranting, society, teaching

Unacceptable behavior

When Anne wrote her post about the problematic way that people with power too often silence women and people of color, she ended it with a declaration “The way we treat women and people of color is not acceptable. We … Continue reading

Categories: bloggery, by Anne, ranting, society

I will not be silent any longer about the way women and people of color in science and leadership are treated

As my daughter plays paleontologist in the next room, I’m thinking about three stories from the last few months. They are stories that illustrate why despite the progress women and minorities have made in the past few decades we still … Continue reading

Categories: bloggery, by Anne, ranting, society

4 weekends in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

We may have been a bit remiss in sharing it with the Internet, but we’ve been enjoying our weekends here in Ohio, as late summer has faded into autumn (or Fall, which even Chris admits is a nicely evocative name). … Continue reading

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