Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Social Oncology Project (Week of May 27, 2013)

This will be my last post for some time as I leave campus to complete an internship for the remainder of the summer. It has been a pleasure writing this feature and I hope everyone enjoys reading as much as I enjoyed investigating. Nothing was really turning my crank this week until I came across … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Social Oncology Project (Week of May 27, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Stem Cells, Cloning and Publishing, Oh My! (Week of May 20, 2013)

I'm sure most of our readers know that a groundbreaking article was published on May 15th regarding patient specific stem cell cloning. What has come to light since then about the publishing process for the article has been slightly disturbing. First, I looked at the original announcements and information about stem cell research, then I … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Stem Cells, Cloning and Publishing, Oh My! (Week of May 20, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): National Women’s Health Week and Prophylactic Mastectomies (Week of May 13, 2013)

While I was preparing last week's post, I saw some tweets about National Women's Health Week this week. I thought that was quite appropriate considering the week started with Mother's Day. Mother's Day itself was full of trials and triumphs as noted in these tweets: THIS RT @archivesnext: Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): National Women’s Health Week and Prophylactic Mastectomies (Week of May 13, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Oh DSM, How We Love to Hate You (Week of May 6, 2013)

I've been hearing more and more stories about the upcoming release of the DSM V (Diagnostic and Statical Manual of Mental Disorders). While there have always been points of contention regarding the structure and contents of the DSM, this month introduced a tangible split from the use of the manual. Here's what I found under … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Oh DSM, How We Love to Hate You (Week of May 6, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Spring has Sprung (Week of April 28, 2013)

Some of you may be able to venture outside the walls of your study cubes and offices now. You may feel somewhat like a mole coming out of hiding; I know that's how I felt this week. The sun was shining, the flowers were blooming, people were wearing sandals and shorts. What a change from … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Spring has Sprung (Week of April 28, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): DNA Day Closes the Semester (Week of April 22, 2013)

This week was the end of regular classes for the winter semester. As exams loom, you may consider stopping by the library for last minute references or a quiet study space, and just be glad that it is no longer the 19th century. RT @kd_clarke: Who knew #UMich students got so dressed up to study … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): DNA Day Closes the Semester (Week of April 22, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): TEDMED and National Day of Silence (Week of April 15, 2013)

There is an awful lot going on this week and Twitter is buzzing about all of it. The annual TEDMED Conference is running from April 16-19 in Washington D.C. Our own Patricia F. Anderson is live-tweeting the stream of the event. Today is Great Challenges day, so there should be a spectacular amount of activity … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): TEDMED and National Day of Silence (Week of April 15, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Autism Day (Week of April 1, 2013)

This has been a whirlwind of a week. We started with April Fools Day, which seemed to involve a lot of cats and alternative search methods this year. April is Autism Awareness Acceptance Month and Tuesday was World Autism Day. Tuesday was also the groundbreaking announcement of the BRAIN Initiative that was outlined yesterday on … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Autism Day (Week of April 1, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Naming and Shaming (Week of March 25, 2013)

I was amazed (and a little horrified) by the number of stories having to do with ethics in science over the last week.  As a student at the School of Information, we heard quite a bit about the incident of public shaming and resulting fallout from PyCon (a conference about the Python programming language).  There … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): Naming and Shaming (Week of March 25, 2013)

Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Down Syndrome Day (Week of March 18, 2013)

World Down Syndrome Day is a day to celebrate diversity & appreciate our classmates, friends, co-workers, & leaders w/ Down Syndrome #WDSD— Best Buddies (@BestBuddies) March 21, 2013 Thursday was World Down Syndrome Day, an awareness day recognized by the United Nations, that encourages international awareness and advocacy. Twitter had quite a few posts from … Continue reading Hashtags of the Week (HOTW): World Down Syndrome Day (Week of March 18, 2013)