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    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 27, 2015

    Proposed Chinese legislation could hamper international collaboration

    Law would require government approval and sponsors for international researchers to work in China

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 30, 2015

    The value—and risk—of activism

    Academics must manage involvement in social and political causes with care if they do not want to jeopardize their careers.

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    August 03, 2015

    Recruiting or academic poaching?

    Researchers moving to new institutions can bring prosperity to their new homes, but they can also leave damage in their wake.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.

    August 20, 2015

    Learn how to cope in grad school

    A 10-week online course aims to help graduate students toward emotional resilience.

    August 24, 2015

    U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

    The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

    August 31, 2015

    Teaching as a skill and a career

    Whether it is one aspect of a faculty position at a research-intensive institution or the core of an education-focused job, teaching is an important component of many scientists’ careers.

    September 03, 2015

    Men have a greater tendency to cite themselves, study says

    A recent study suggests that men are substantially more likely to blow their own horns than women, with potential career consequences.

    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

    May 04, 2007

    Responding to Violence in Schools

    "It's on-the-ground, in-depth research with a very qualitative component." --Olivia Salcido

    May 18, 2007

    Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

    May 18, 2007

    Behavioral Scientists Get Off the Trail

    Here are six examples of behavioral scientists who have stepped off the academic path into some interesting territory.

    May 18, 2007

    Neuromarketing Careers

    This is the first time researchers have been able to connect brain activity with a real-life consumer decision.

    May 18, 2007

    Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

    For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

    October 05, 2007

    Education Research: A New (Tenure) Track for Scientists

    "Trying to get tenure in that department, I perceived, was going to be a battle." --Dawn Del Carlo.

    June 20, 2008

    Opportunities Abound in Toxicology

    So far in her career, Nadia Moore has toured several major subfields of toxicology.

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