Stop wasting your time. GPT 3.5 can write a plausible recommendation letter for your student.
Sometimes, reviewer 3 turns out to be reviewer 2. But at least it’s unintentionally funny.
This, by Mark Carrigan, makes many good points re The Developments at Twitter and what they mean for academics, academics institutions, and the wider society
Before and after the recent German elections, I was invited to a number of virtual roundtables, which was good clean fun. One of them was hosted by an institution in the US and implied an unexpected “small honorarium” of 200 dollars. So far so good. I promptly forgot about the money until a couple of…
Google Scholar is a great tool for scientists, uncovering hidden connections that I might overlook. But sometimes, its abilities are a bit too uncanny .
… but can’t be arsed to insert its name into the email template
How it started It’s no secret that Mainz is a carnival hot spot. Shrove Monday, the day of the biggest parade and the most frantic celebrations, is a de facto public holiday in the city. But the de facto bit is important here: the city can’t make it a proper holiday, yet nobody who can possibly avoid it…
German Federal Education Minister Annette Shavan has been stripped of her PhD What is it about German politicians and their dodgy doctorates?
Signify nothing has a short post on weird German regulations regarding the use of “foreign” (non-German) academic titles, with further links. The bottom line is: after 70 years or so, it’s gone.