Now that the Nobel Prize news has exhausted itself, it's time for the Ig Nobel Awards, given annually for research that makes you laugh, and then think. Hmmm . . . Among this year's awardees in health-related research: MEDICINE PRIZE: Donald L. Unger, of Thousand Oaks, California, USA, for investigating a possible cause of arthritis … Continue reading Ig Nobel Award Winners
Month: October 2009
Like the Dow Jones Industrials Index, NursingWriting has broken 10,000! In the past three months our "traffic" has grown considerably, and we have welcomed over 1,000 visitors per month. In the past day we welcomed our ten thousandth visitor. Thanks to all our readers for their support. Thanks to all our nurse writers for their good … Continue reading 10,000 and Counting!
Reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education (and posted earlier here on NursingWriting), the new 6th edition of the APA Publication has numerous errors, for which APA issued on line a list of errata. Now the APA has decided that purchasers of the flawed first printing of the 6th ed. can return them for a … Continue reading APA Publ. Manual 6th Ed.: Trade Them In
Proposals sought for: The Social Determinants of Mental Health: From Awareness to Action, hosted by the Institute on Social Exclusion, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, June 3rd and 4th, 2010, The Drake Hotel, Chicago The purposes of the conference are: * To increase awareness about how social conditions impact mental health; * To … Continue reading CFP: Mental Health Conference
A Call for submissions from CURRENTS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING Volume 2,Number 2, Spring 2010. Currents in Teaching and Learning is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines. Currents invites submissions for its Spring 2010 issue, including: —Short reports from all disciplines on classroom practices (2850-5700 words). —Longer research, … Continue reading CFS: Currents in Teaching & Learning
An article on the wiki site, wikiHow, entitled "How to Find Your 'Writing Nest"" observes: As a writer you've probably struggled with finding a place to write where you feel inspired and relaxed. You may think that Lady Muse is just being cruel that day but it actually has something to do with your right … Continue reading wikiHow: How to Find Your “Writing Nest”
An article in last week’s Inside Higher Ed might be of interest to nurse writers. The first installment in a four-part series, “A Regular Writing Routine” by Peg Boyle Single, dismisses the myths that large blocks of uninterrupted time (I know you’ve got LOTS of that!) and inspiration/motivation are required to get the job done. … Continue reading Inside Higher Ed: A Regular Writing Routine