January 27, 2012 Liz Borkowski, MPH

During his State of the Union address, President Obama spent more time talking about education than about healthcare, which he mentioned only passing. The two are connected, though, as a response from Dean Dad at Confessions of a Community College Dean reminds us: In reference to yesterday’s post about cost (among other things), a commenter […]

November 18, 2011 Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH 10Comment

For U.S. workers, the risk of dying on the job is highest if you are employed in agricultural, fishing or hunting. These jobs are not just a little riskier than the average job, they are nearly 8 times more life-threatening. The fatality rate for all private sector workers is 3.5 per 100,000 workers; in agriculture, […]

February 18, 2011 Liz Borkowski, MPH

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is holding its annual meeting in DC this week, and the organization is presenting awards to “professional journalists for distinguished reporting for a general audience.” An endowment from the Kavli Foundation funds the awards program, which gives $3,000 and a plaque to each winner. I wasn’t surprised […]

October 26, 2010 Liz Borkowski, MPH

As you may have noticed if you read other science blogs, several bloggers are highlighting projects that need a little cash to bring science alive for students. DonorsChoose.org lets public school teachers post requests for classroom materials — from dictionaries to dissection kits — and collects donations through its website. Once a project reaches its […]