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Naomi Nishi Phott
Blog Moderator: Naomi Nishi

The ORDE Blog serves as a resource to faculty, offering strategies and tips on grant-writing, framing research, time management and more. Please feel free to use the Comments feature to share your ideas and ask questions of us and each other.


A new blog entry is posted weekly and we encourage faculty to add the blog to their RSS feeds so they don't miss anything.



The official ORDE blogger is our Associate Director for Educational Outreach, Naomi Nishi. Contact Naomi with questions about how to access the Blog at

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