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    July 08, 2005

    From Mexicali to Harvard

    His circuitous route took him through numerous low-paying jobs to community college, a bachelor's degree at the University of Washington, and--eventually--to graduate school at Harvard.

    July 01, 2005

    Christopher Andronicos: Understanding Mountains and Minorities

    Andronicos feels a tremendous amount of responsibility to help other minority students persevere and succeed in their studies.

    July 01, 2005

    Finding the Right Response to a Global Invader

    Though the competition may be stiff, getting into such a high profile field has its own career rewards.

    July 01, 2005

    Undisciplined

    Malik goes to seminars to learn not just what they're doing, but how they're approaching questions. "It's really exciting to see how this person went about developing the story and making these connections . . . It's really useful to see how a scientific mind thinks about a particular problem."

    June 24, 2005

    It's a Small World: Canada's Hub for Nanotech

    The National Institute for Nanotechnology is an integrated, multidisciplinary institution involving researchers in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, informatics, pharmacy, and medicine.

    June 17, 2005

    Rising Canadian Stars win Cottrell Scholar Awards

    "It's our way to articulate not only the importance of integration of teaching and research but also to communicate that the Canadian community is really making great strides in science education as well as in scientific research," explains James Gentile, President of Research Corporation.

    June 10, 2005

    Short-Term Startup

    Short-term startup … Can't a fellow have a grant?

    The GrantDoctor is here to help! Send questions to
    grantdoctor@aaas.org. Please put "GDR" in the subject header of your E-mail message.

    June 10, 2005

    To Tell or Not to Tell: Coping With Chronic Illness as a Science Trainee

    In an ideal situation, social support in the workplace from sensitive colleagues can help you cope with your illness and better meet the demands of your job.

    June 03, 2005

    Starting up a Start-up in the U.K. Part 1: The Ground Work

    Ultimately, the success of the venture depends on the enthusiasm of the inventor. However, the tech transfer office plays a big role; a skilled, hard-working expert can be a huge advantage.

    June 03, 2005

    The Road to a Neurobiology Ph.D.

    Gregory is now nearing completion of his Ph.D. at UCLA so now he has to figure out the next step on his career path.

    June 03, 2005

    Italian Universities Raise Their Fists

    At the core of the current draft bill is the very contentious and still-debated intention to eliminate the permanent position of
    ricercatore, and replace it with the new and untenured
    aggiunto professorship.

    June 03, 2005

    Postdocs at the Tipping Point

    "Those who favor such changes, including forward-looking policy makers, administrators, and postdocs themselves, need a strong advocate—such as the NPA—to pressure these organizations to push these changes through."

    May 27, 2005

    Our Community: MiSciNet Campus Reps

    Using their own words, MiSciNet is proud to feature a few of these extraordinary ambassadors of science.

    May 20, 2005

    Science Writing: Some Tips for Beginners

    There's another good reason why advanced scientific training is advantageous: It can make you a better journalist.

    May 20, 2005

    Starting a Career in Science Writing

    We asked, they answered, and we wrote it down.

    May 20, 2005

    Freelancer's Business Start-Up Kit

    Business will not come to you; you have to go out and make it rain.

    May 20, 2005

    Science Writing: What are the Markets?

    Irrespective of the market science writers aim for, Merlin Goldman stresses doing your homework before sending in your piece: "Get examples, look at them carefully, pitch style correctly, and get it right the first time."

    May 20, 2005

    Harvard Pledges $50 Million to Boost Diversity

    The initiative will tackle all aspects of gender and minority issues, from the safety of women working late at night at research labs to the need for a high-level advocate within the Harvard administration.

    May 20, 2005

    Managing Your Adviser

    "You don't have to like or admire your boss, nor do you have to hate him. You do have to manage him, however, so that he becomes your resource for achievement, accomplishment, and personal success." --Peter Drucker

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