Lifehacks / Professional Development

Crafting a Personal Brand for Academic Professionals

Yesterday I gave a talk on UAlbany’s main campus regarding an overview of personal branding strategies for academic professionals through the UAlbany FFLC (Future Faculty Leadership Council). The talk is focused on the online aspect of personal branding.  Please feel free to share the talk with others if you find it useful. I may periodically update … Continue reading

Professional Development / Science

Communicating your research to colleagues and beyond

Communicating Your Research to Colleagues and Beyond (Here’s a blog post I wrote for the Future Faculty Leadership Council of UAlbany  — Being comfortable with communicating your ideas is absolutely essential in your field and frequently important in your private life as well. Over the course of your career, you may be asked to give … Continue reading

Music / _11:34

Tensor Tympani

Greetings all! _11:34 brings some good news your way: It gives me great pleasure to announce the completion of my new double-length album, TENSOR TYMPANI! A formal record release with physical copies of the album, complete with album art by my friend Walter Sutin, will be forthcoming in the early months of 2013 but for … Continue reading

Music / Radio

Condensed Matter Order of Magnitude Higher Power Hour 12/11/2012 & 12/18/2012

These two  playlists were good ones. The first is more or less “normal-themed” and the second contains somewhat of a best-of-the-year-wrap-up and then an “apocalypse-themed” playlist Right to it: CMOOMHPH_tue_12_11_2012 CMOOMHPH_tue_12_18_2012 12/11/12 DAN DEACON GUILFORD AVENUE BRIDGE ANDREW BIRD THREE WHITE HORSES EL TEN ELEVEN THANKS BILL PRINCE RAMA THOSE WHO LIVE FOR LOVE WILL … Continue reading