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    March 17, 2015

    Disability as a difference of perspective

    Ken O’Neill, who is deaf, offers advice on how to present a disability when applying for a job.

    March 16, 2015

    A union contract for NYU’s graduate assistants

    If ratified, the agreement will raise pay, improve health care coverage, subsidize health insurance for family members, and provide tax-free funding for child care.

    March 16, 2015

    You have a good mind—use it!

    Things aren’t going well for me. What should I do?

    March 13, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 13 March 2015

    Rewiring the Human Brain (Project) … Does LHC have another breakthrough in it? … Earth science is soft, Republicans say … Scientists and stem-cell hype … Working Life

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.

    March 11, 2015

    Large lectures 101

    From a specialist on teaching large classes, we present a prescription for teaching several hundred students at a time, efficiently and effectively.

    March 10, 2015

    Into the wild

    When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.

    March 09, 2015

    The Conference Board: Ads plunge for petroleum-based jobs

    As oil prices drop, a once red-hot employment market cools.

    March 09, 2015

    Ask Alice: Careers in drug science

    What nonresearch jobs are out there for a pharmaceutical science Ph.D., and how should I prepare for them?

    March 06, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 6 March 2015

    Leonard Nimoy … Burkholderia pseudomallei … Roger Pielke Jr. … NCI director intends to step down.

    March 06, 2015

    Postdocs discuss proposals for change

    A group of UCSF postdocs convenes to vet ideas to present to the university administration.

    March 06, 2015

    Oh the humanities!

    Studying history gave doctoral candidate Kevin Boehnke tools and a perspective that have made him a better scientist.

    March 05, 2015

    What’s the purpose of a scientific career?

    Research shows that many members of groups underrepresented in academic science seek careers that express values beyond pure research.

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    March 03, 2015

    The employment picture is improving for STEM majors

    As the economy recovers, unemployment rates are falling but most salaries are falling, too.

    March 02, 2015

    Ask Alice: Body art and gratuitous displays

    Do I need to cover up my tattoos and piercings?

    February 27, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 27 February 2015

    Double-blind reviews at Nature … Climate change conflicts of interest … India’s science trainees take to the streets … Lab animals: Are they proliferating? Should they have names? … Working Life.

    February 27, 2015

    Leadership Training for Early Career Researchers

    Formal programs within academia are providing career advancement training for young scientists.

    February 25, 2015

    How to p*ss off a scientist

    Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.

    February 24, 2015

    Following up on a call for reform

    As a training-reform effort by four scientific leaders slows, science trainees may already be voting with their feet.

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