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Job Opening: Executive Assistant, Harvard University

Knowledge about Japanese culture desired for this science-related admin job. Institution: Harvard University Location: Cambridge, MA Posted: 03/02/2016 Type: Full Time Duties & Responsibilities: Provide high-level administrative and logistical support to senior faculty members with very active and complex laboratories … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: New plant species discovered on Yakushima

For our science and nature lovers, a new species of parasitic plant was discovered in the lowland forests of Yakushima (Kagoshima pref.). Professor Suetsugu Kenji of Kobe University discovered the plant in October 2015. From the Kobe University Graduate School of Science: … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Cherry-Blossom Stones (Sakura Ishi)

For the science enthusiasts among us, I present sakura ishi, the “cherry-blossom stone.” Dr. John Rakovan of Miami University (Ohio) has published work on these stones which occur in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture. Science Alert describes them as So-called because when you crack … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Administrative Associate, Stanford University [part time]

Institution: Stanford University Location: Stanford, CA Posted: 01/29/2015 Type: Part-Time/Adjunct Primary Location: School of Medicine Education: BAS/BS degree preferred Description: The Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (ISCBRM) is seeking an Administrative Associate at 50% FTE (part time) … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Meiji Meth: the Deep History of Illicit Drugs

When Breaking Bad was in its full (and justified) hype, a colleague of mine over at Nursing Clio  sent me this link about the invention of meth in Meiji Japan, a factoid of which I was totally unaware. Want to find out … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia

14th ICHSEA PARIS, 6-10 JULY 2015 The 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA) will take place in Paris, 6-10 July 2015. It is organised under the auspices of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: New Horizons in the History of Modern East Asian Science and Technology

Call for workshop participants Modern East Asian Science and Technology Harvard University, June 3-5, 2014 Workshop on  New Horizons in the History of Modern East Asian Science and Technology As a preparatory first step toward a tenure-track faculty search in the … Continue reading

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Funding: Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and Technology

http://www.nri.org.uk/Kim_studentship.html *The Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and Technology* The Trustees of the Needham Research Institute invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for a Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Forum for the History of Science in Asia Essay Prize

The Forum for the History of Science in Asia is proud to announce a competition for a best essay prize, to be awarded at the annual HSS meeting. Through a generous donation of an anonymous donor, the Forum will award … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Photos of the Sakurajima Eruption

NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day” for March 11 was one of Martin Rietze’s photos of the Feb. 21-26 eruption of Sakurajima, an active volcano in Kagoshima. For the original photo set, which includes photos of pyroclastic eruptions as well, … Continue reading

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