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Communicating Science

Individuals are defined and somehow judged based on their communication with their surroundings. Each one of us has a unique analogy in our brain, which lies behind our unique life, that subconsciously categorizes people in our mind: smart, beautiful, nice, … Continue reading Continue reading

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ISVT Harvest Festival

Dear Friends, ISVT (Iranian Society at Virginia Tech) first event of the semester, Mehregan, will be held on Oct 18th, at the Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires Student Center. ISVT board is proud to announce that we host Dr. Nader Majd and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Communicating Science

Last week, from my perspective, it appeared our group really enjoyed the communicating science exercise. Today I was quickly looking through Facebook posts and I noticed an article called, “Are You A Phone Person?” (http://ivyleagueinsecurities.com/2010/08/are-you-a-phone-person/) This article caught my eye … Continue reading Continue reading

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Crossing Disciplines

My post last week on the differences between theater and communication work on effectively communicating science started me down a path of thinking on the many disciplines I have come across that often refer to the same thing with different … Continue reading Continue reading

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Post “Communicating Science” workshop

Last night we were fortunate enough to have Patty Raun from the School of Performing Arts visit our class for a workshop about communicating science in a more personal way. This was a very unusual workshop for graduate students outside … Continue reading Continue reading

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Power of Nonverbal Communication

In today’s class, we have a chance to discuss about the communication between each other and between groups. The verbal communication is pretty straightforward and easy to understand directly, however the other communication method is existed, nonverbal communication. It is … Continue reading Continue reading

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Academic freedom on New Korean history textbook?

The word, academic freedom, is not just for the higher education. Nowadays, in South Korea, new Korean history textbook for the secondary education  is a huge issue because the new text book which is published by one of publisher, “New … Continue reading Continue reading

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Research Misconduct Case

I was shocked. I read about a professor from the University of Pittsburg (http://ori.dhhs.gov/content/case-summary-weber-scott) who plagiarized text and falsified data in two unpublished manuscripts and two National Health Institute grant applications. I guess I’m naive, but I never dreamed a … Continue reading Continue reading

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ORI Savine Case

I looked at the Savine case on the ORI website, located at http://ori.dhhs.gov/content/case-summary-savine-adam-c .This case details the story of Mr. Adam Savine, who falsified his data and presented it in publications and at conferences. Unfortunately, the legal jargon only tells … Continue reading Continue reading

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ORI misconduct case – Sinae Kim

First of all, when I saw the website, ORI website, it was very shocking to me. Several researchers are founded by a organization which is related to their research area every year. A main reason why they did a misconduct … Continue reading Continue reading

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