UCSC BME 200 Fall 2015 Week 1
14:15 PDT 23 September 2015
Discuss textbooks and assignments, go over syllabus.
Privacy of student records
In 2014, faculty were sent the following information:
This reminder is being sent to every instructor teaching a class this quarter.
Instructors' access to confidential student information is accompanied by a responsibility for understanding and following the University's policy on the privacy of student records. Instructors must also avoid inadvertent disclosure by ensuring that identifiable student work is not placed in an unmonitored area for students to pick up, and by shredding printed material that contains sensitive or restricted data.
quick guide and a faculty guide, FERPA for Faculty, may be found on the Registrar's Privacy of Student Records website in the Resources section.
In addition to reviewing these references, we recommend you complete
the training on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.
There is more information on the UCSC Privacy of Student Records web page.
Tour rooms openable with BME grad key.
There have been grad computing labs in Baskin
314A and 316, for which you would need keys different from the BME
grad key that opens the labs in Physical Sciences
Building—few BME students have opted to use the Baskin computers.
Unfortunately, this map only gets you to the nearest building,
and does not help much with finding the desired room within the
building, which can be quite challenging at some of the colleges.
(The UCSB equivalent of this tool is much more helpful, as it has
interior maps of the classroom buildings.)
Web pages of seminars:
Bio Seminar Mondays and Fridays 12:30–1:40 Nat Sci
Seminar MWF 3:30–4:40 PSB 240 (M,W,F have different foci)
- optional, but highly recommended, mailing list: bioinformatics seminar announcements, jobs, bread-and-tea, …
- automatic, can't unsubscribe: official announcements from the department.
- For developers of the genome browser, and comparative genomics
- This mailing list is for Biomolecular Engineering and
Bioinformatics grad students (and the computational biology
track of PBSE). It is intended for informal, social stuff that
involves primarily grad students, though postdocs, staff, and
others are welcome to join. Formal announcements go to
binf-grads and stuff of broader community interest (seminars,
job opportunities, bread-and-tea, … ) go to compbio.
- For the postdocs and lab staff who aren't grad students or faculty.
I believe that postdocs are supposed to be automatically
signed up for this list, but I bet the maintenance is not all
it should be, since there isn't a clear owner in charge who
needs to contact the postdocs. This list may be obsolete.
- (Created 21 April 2011) Mailing list for users of TeX and
LaTeX. A good place to discuss style files, tools, home
installation, and cool TeX resources. Also suitable for
asking help questions of experts. Not for reporting bugs in
the SoE installation—use the normal IT Request mechanism
for that. This list still exists but has seen almost no
traffic in the past couple of years. https://groups.google.com/a/soe.ucsc.edu/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/tex-users
- Science and Justice Working Group
A biweekly interdisciplinary discussion group.
"The Science and Justice Working Group brings together
faculty and graduate students from all five academic
divisions on the UC Santa Cruz campus-arts, humanities,
social sciences, engineering, and physical and
biological sciences-to promote interdisciplinary
conversations and exchange. We expand UCSC's historical
focus on social justice to include questions about the
formation of science and technology, and related
- Users mailing list for the Protein Data Bank. Often has
questions about tools and interpretation of protein models,
resulting in tutorial replies.
for more information.
- Molecular visualization mailing list.
- proteopedia list
- Proteopedia users. See
for more information about the proteopedia mailing list.
Proteopedia itself can be found at proteopedia.org
There are many blogs that talk about life as a grad
student, a scientist, a researcher, an academic, a teacher, and so forth.
Here are a few that may be worth following:
- Musings about being a professor, about sexism in
academia, about mentoring, about running a lab,
about job searches, … . This blog has dropped
way down in frequency over the past year.
If you like this blog, you might want to check
out others on this list of blogs by female scientists:
, though it might be a bit UK-centric.
- Jack Baskin
School of Engineering News
- Not a blog, but an RSS feed for press releases
from the School of Engineering. The BME faculty get
written up fairly often (awards, big grants,
exciting research results, …)
Station Without Pumps
- My personal blog. Various musings on teaching,
electronics, course design, bioinformatics,
being an academic, home schooling, …
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