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    October 21, 2014

    ‘Overworked, underpaid, and undersupported’

    Prepared by graduate students, a report details the difficult conditions adjuncts face at one public university.

    January 29, 2010

    Perspective: Transitioning from Pet to Peer

    Diverse probationary faculty members may be celebrated at first but denied a fair chance to become tenured colleagues.

    July 21, 2000

    Introduction: Diversity

    Following on the heels of Next Wave's June feature focusing on the status of women in science, the 21 July issue of...
    December 16, 2005

    MentorDoctor: Making Up Lost Time After Katrina

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to rarnette@aaas.org.

    November 06, 2014

    Is academic science sexist?

    A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.

    November 11, 2014

    Reflections of a woman pioneer

    During her long career, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus has won many awards, including the National Medal of Science. We sat down with her for a chat.

    December 10, 2013

    What Makes a Competitive Faculty Application Package?

    After applying unsuccessfully for nearly 150 faculty jobs, Fatma Kaplan concludes that what she really needs is a federal research grant.

    November 19, 2014

    Seeking social scientists

    Do researchers looking for jobs in industry need to be good at socializing as well as science? An article in C&E News explores industrial hiring trends suggesting that the answer is “yes.”

    January 13, 2012

    Science in Northeastern Brazil

    Outside Brazil's major scientific hubs, progress requires the right balance of patience and impatience.

    January 26, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition: New Year, New Life, New Start

    I’ve stopped wallowing in the “I feel so alone!” pity party I subjected myself to for the first month or two.

    February 23, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition--Chapter 2: Palpable Neurosis

    You don't know what you're getting into until you're in it; even now, I'm not so sure what I'm in.

    March 02, 2007

    Priming the Mind

    "I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams

    March 23, 2007

    A Question of Balance

    "I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

    March 30, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Part 3: Time to Strategize

    It's scary and exciting for exactly the same reason: The possibilities are endless.

    April 20, 2007

    MiSciNet Profile: Wilfredo Colón

    "This idea of research was foreign to me. I'm sure that had it not been for that opportunity, I would not be a scientist today." --Wilfredo Colón

    April 27, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 4: Baby Steps

    Some things must be worked through, and that takes time.

    May 11, 2007

    Still Learning

    Julia Kempe couldn't bring herself to choose between physics and maths, nor between two graduate institutions. So she did two Ph.D.s at once in quantum computation.

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