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An AuthorAID Survey: Please Respond

By Barbara Gastel | Nov. 8, 2009

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Greetings from Cali, Colombia. I arrived here a couple of hours ago. I’m here to give AuthorAID sessions at a workshop organized largely by an AuthorAID partner, the International Foundation ...

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A Milestone and More

By Barbara Gastel | Oct. 18, 2009

Greetings again. This week AuthorAID reached a milestone: The number of members reached 1000. We look forward to having the AuthorAID community continue to grow. Please join if you haven ...

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For More of the Shoemaker's Children

By Barbara Gastel | Oct. 11, 2009

Greetings again. Last week I mentioned the saying “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot.” And I indicated that young researchers at my own university often lack training in scientific writing ...

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A Workshop for the Shoemaker's Children

By Barbara Gastel | Oct. 4, 2009

Greetings again. Do you know the saying “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot”?

Young researchers at my university might be like the shoemaker’s children. Although I give research-writing workshops ...

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Animating Science

By Barbara Gastel | Sept. 27, 2009

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Greetings. This week I attended some talks on a special way of communicating science: by using animation.

The talks were by David Bolinsky, from the company XVIVO. As a child, David ...

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On Humor :)

By Barbara Gastel | Sept. 20, 2009

My workshop in Mexico last week included a session on giving presentations. During the question-and-answer period, someone asked, “Is it good to begin a presentation with a joke?”

My answer ...

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Promoting a Culture That Values Writing

By Barbara Gastel | Sept. 13, 2009

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Greetings again. Thank you for so warmly welcoming AuthorAID graduate assistant Bernard Appiah.

I’m writing to you from Monterrey, Mexico, where I just finished giving a workshop at Universidad ...

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