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    October 06, 2006

    An Enterprising Approach to Brain Science

    June 25, 2004

    Do What You Love; Love What You Do

    Ritter urged young scientists pursuing alternative careers to strive to be the best at their current positions while also preparing themselves for future transitions. Always do more than your peers, she suggests, because employers look at past work when evaluating candidates, no matter what job you're applying for.

    April 01, 2000

    Why No Female Evil Scientists?

    November 30, 2001

    University-Industry Collaborations: Getting Your Slice of the Intellectual Property Pie

    "... you should make it your business to know what the governing contracts with sponsors say about sponsored projects and the resulting work products."

    January 26, 2001

    Are You Made of the Write Stuff?

    February 07, 2003

    The Beginning of a New ERA?

    Although the funding for mobility may be available, there are other obstacles to overcome.

    August 13, 1999

    Introducing the GrantDoctor

    February 14, 2003

    Promoting Science Through Policy: An Interview With Kathie Olsen

    "You are going to be changing your directions and your careers throughout your entire life and you need to be open to it and look forward to the opportunities."

    October 25, 2002

    Leaving the Lab Behind

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    October 19, 2001

    Feel Like You Are Getting a Raw Deal? We Can Help

    Your union can help if you want better pay or if anything bad happens to you, but like any insurance it can only help if you have been a member for some time prior to a crisis.

    November 03, 2000

    Getting Started in Distance Education: The Ups and Downs of Software

    April 09, 2004

    Academic Scientists at Work: Where'd My Day Go?

    "Be aware of where your day goes, implement whatever strategies you can think of to save time, and do not get so caught up in the day-to-day that you lose site of your objectives."

    December 21, 2001

    Avoid the Problem with Problem Solving

    There is a big problem with problem solving--most of the time the problem never really goes away.

    March 26, 2004

    Italian Universities in Turmoil

    "Under the new scheme, new PhDs will be offered a 5-year contract, renewable for another 5 years."

    July 26, 2002

    Fostering Diversity in the Earth and Space Sciences

    "The failure to diversify the faculties and student populations in most earth and space science departments suggests that there may be prohibitive barriers, inappropriate pedagogical practices, or insensitive policies that make the academic environment unattractive to underrepresented groups."

    July 19, 2002

    A Monster of a Slump: Choking the Life Out of Your Job Search

    "She had taken her eye off the ball and been hurt by indecision and fear of the unknown. The slump monster claims another victim."

    April 06, 2001

    Solutions for Pregnant Postdocs

    September 10, 2004

    Peer Mentoring, Part 2: Practical Methods to Lift As We Climb

    Mentoring is most often about encouragement, support, and sharing resources and information, but it can also be a reminder to proceed with caution.