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    October 25, 2002

    Private Universities: Better Than the Rest?

    "In their report, the jury assessed the performance of several private colleges as no more than mediocre."

    August 12, 2005

    Learning from Disasters

    If you have initiative and energy," advises Kelman, "and are willing to commit to helping people and society, please grasp the opportunities. We need more people.

    February 01, 2002

    Editing Science: No Single Road

    As a lab technician, I watched senior scientists create the most unreadable gobbledygook I had ever seen. It drove me nuts!

    February 24, 2014

    NIH Program Trains Scientists for Nontraditional Careers

    NIH's BEST program aims to help graduate students and postdocs leave academic research—but hopefully stay in research-related jobs.

    August 01, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 1 August 2014

    Science in Spain … Blavatnik awards … jail time for posting a thesis online … science policy and bias … a book about openness in biology.

    April 27, 2007

    India: A New Knowledge Hot Spot

    Academic institutions may offer some of the best opportunities for exchanges with India.

    March 21, 2008

    Public Health Goes Global

    "The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    April 18, 2008

    A Matter of Policy

    "We complain that these decisions are being made in a vacuum without significant scientific or engineering input. Well, the way to fix that is for scientists and engineers to get involved in the policy process." --Joseph Helble, dean and professor, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

    April 17, 2009

    In the Trenches: Science for Humanitarian Aid

    Humanitarian relief organizations need scientists to work in regions experiencing wars or natural disasters and to support those efforts from home.

    July 09, 2010

    Getting to Know the Enemy

    Elena Dukhovlinova tracked transmission chains between infected individuals by looking at the genetic diversity and evolutionary relatedness of their virus populations.

    May 04, 2012

    Two Reports and the Worlds They Made

    Why do clinical medicine and academic science—both expert labor markets—offer such different career outlooks?

    November 10, 2000

    Postdocs Are Not All Created Equal--Postdoc Status, Part 1

    September 06, 2002

    The Road Less Travelled--Profile of IDRC Intern Shilpa Tawari

    "Never think you're pigeonholed by what you studied at the undergrad or even graduate level. If there is something that interests you, there are plenty of roads to get you to your goal."

    April 13, 2001

    Working Overseas

    June 01, 2001

    My Experiences as a Scientist at the National Zoo

    August 03, 2001

    Environmental Consulting

    "The development of a successful career in the environmental consulting industry in Canada is not a job--it is more of a lifestyle."

    July 23, 2004

    NSF Out Back

    The goal of NSF's summer institutes is to foster a generation of scientists that is comfortable in international settings.

    September 08, 2006

    Policy Issues and Emotions

    "Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber

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