How to Prepare for Academic Conferences

Following up on David’s great article on why you should attend conferences, I will be focusing on how to choose which conferences to attend and how to prepare for them. If you are hoping to go to a conference, first discuss with your supervisor about which ones they think are appropriate. If they give you

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Why You Should Attend Academic Conferences

The word “research” often conjures up many different images in people’s minds – a scientist in a white lab coat and goggles carefully holding a test tube and a beaker, a caffeinated and sleep-deprived student hunched over in front of a computer, or an adventurous scientist in a hard hat and high-visibility jacket sampling the

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Primer on the Latvian Presidential Elections & Some (Heavy!) Summer Reading Recommendations

Hi everyone! I’m currently on a bus  to Klaipeda, the gateway town to the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO site. The Spit is a strip of land that is three miles wide, and is covered in sand dunes. Half of it belongs to Lithuania, and the other half belongs to Russia’s Kaliningrad region. The part that

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