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Oxford Students
March 21, 2013

Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.
 

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

May 27, 2011

Experimental Error: Fetus Don't Fail Me Now

His daughter still in the embryonic stage, our columnist wonders whether it's too early to steer her toward a career in science.

December 02, 2011

To Replicate or Not To Replicate?

Graduate students need to decide whether to spend time replicating other scientists' data.

August 04, 2006

NIH Urges Career Training and Tracking

"Programs should provide all NRSA trainees with additional professional development skills and career guidance."

February 01, 2002

FASEB Adopts Definition of Postdoctoral Fellows

May 04, 2001

Careers in Medical Writing: Regulatory Writing-- What's That Then?

November 30, 2001

University-Industry Collaborations: Whose Data?

Conflicts over data ownership and disclosure do occur, maybe more frequently than we'll ever know.

February 01, 2002

Horses for Courses--Research Papers versus Reviews

Although the editor should always strive to preserve the author's style, a lot can be achieved by editing out unnecessary verbiage.

June 01, 2001

Conservation Scientist in the National Gallery: A Day in My Life

April 22, 2005

Japan Mulls Workforce Goals for Women

The idea is to encourage authorities into lifting Japan from last place among industrialized nations in the employment of women scientists.

October 01, 2004

Seeing the Light

"I do very advanced programming that targets very advanced research and development that is extremely technically challenging, and clearly having a degree and background in physics makes me the right person to be doing this," says James Pond, co-founder of the software company Lumerical Solutions."

November 19, 2004

The Unspoken Things of Science

Don't be afraid to be your own advocate; aim your sales pitch at the right people and win their confidence.

June 04, 2004

PhD in Industry, Part I: The Third Year

I find it very inspiring to be working so close to the place where, hopefully, the results of my work will one day be applied to create new and better computer components.

October 31, 2003

Women in Science: Take Your Career in Your Hands

October 25, 2002

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 10: I'm a Second Year Already?

"I'm learning to live gracefully with the frustrations of research: being grateful for when something works and not taking it personally when it doesn't."

Taken for Granted
June 27, 2013

Paper Disputing Mismatch Theory Leaves Open Question

A concurring opinion at the U.S. Supreme Court draws attention to diversity policy in college admissions.

January 09, 2009

Opportunities: Career Advantages of Collaboration

These days, the scientific value of collaboration is widely acknowledged, but the career advantages are rarely mentioned.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

June 30, 2000

Lab Rage: Dealing With Personality Conflicts

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