Wednesday, September 12, 2018

This week's C&EN

A few of the articles in this week's issue of Chemical and Engineering News

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    1. I love the cartoon guy getting excited about a paper published in JACS. It appears that the editorial staff of the News is on the leash of Madeline Jacobs et al of ACS pubs. I cant wait for ACS pubs to go bankrupt.

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    2. Regarding When Graduate School doesn't play out as expected: I was a bit disappointed with some of the examples. In the first example, moving from Wisconsin to MIT is a gift, not something to get anxious about. The quote from the student was very naive, which was something like "You have to believe that our advisers have your best interests in mind". The third example, c'mon, so he got a PhD from a different university and became a prof. This article seemed to be the lite version of plans didn't work out. Try contacting someone who got fired by Sames for not being able to reproduce Sezen's results. Or better yet, contact Sezen. She got a PhD from a different university and became a prof. I'd love to read that!

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      1. According to the articles I read about the McNaughton debacle, one of his grad students bought a house in Delaware because of the planned move from CSU. I expect that the others probably paid to break leases in CO, paid deposits on apartments in DE, etc.

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      2. Got a link for the house thing? That's quite the bad fact if true.

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      3. https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/big-lie

        "Moving trucks were scheduled to transport McNaughton’s lab to Newark, Del., where one of his graduate students was already waiting to receive DNA samples and other temperature-sensitive materials. McNaughton had found an apartment near the university, and one of his graduate students had even purchased a home."

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      4. That's right. Thanks, KT. Man, that person got screwed royally.

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      5. One impressive feature of that debacle is that he was able to get a job at Delaware. Even though they didn't know about the case I'm impressed when someone unestablished can jump universities on a whimsy while others who have performed well during grad school/post-doc can't get a job. This guy should give a seminar on how to give search committees what they really want.

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