Seneca at the photocopier: Practicing stoicism as an graduate intern

Jack Worthy punches the elevator call button as a steaming cup of Folgers sloshes onto his naked wrist. His punishment for lateness is compounded by his perception of today's upcoming duties. As he sidles to the back corner of the elevator pod, he turns to scan the announcement board. He remains turned with each floor… Continue reading Seneca at the photocopier: Practicing stoicism as an graduate intern

Dangerous Ideas: Should you miss the max number of classes?

Credit: Austrian National Library It is a feeling familiar to any student: You sit through lecture for an approximate eternity, pondering the infinite other ways to spend your time. Maybe you are not one to miss, let alone skip, classes that may cost hundreds of dollars per lecture. Maybe you really want to do well… Continue reading Dangerous Ideas: Should you miss the max number of classes?

Special Topics: Reading Scientific Manuscripts

Photo by Roman Mager on Unsplash “It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.”  - Richard Fenyman Like it or not, publishing a scientific article remains the primary productivity metric for academic researchers. "Publish or perish" is no joke (and the name of… Continue reading Special Topics: Reading Scientific Manuscripts