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June 19, 2013

NSF Rewards Grad Students for Innovation Ideas

The first—and perhaps last—crop of NSF Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge awards went to graduate students who laid out plans for improving their chances for career success.

Taken for Granted
June 20, 2013

Project to Track Ph.D. Careers

The Ph.D. Placement Project from the Chronicle of Higher Education aims to gather and report data on career outcomes for people with Ph.D.s.

Stephanie McGuire
June 24, 2013

Stephanie McGuire

Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig
June 25, 2013

A Fresh Start, Back in Brazil, at 85

Scientist-couple Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig have been inseparable since meeting in medical school more than 60 years ago.

June 28, 2013

Silverbacks and Whippersnappers

In his mid-30s prime, our columnist discusses the common traits of younger and older scientists.
 

Taken for Granted
June 27, 2013

Paper Disputing Mismatch Theory Leaves Open Question

A concurring opinion at the U.S. Supreme Court draws attention to diversity policy in college admissions.

Taken for Granted
June 28, 2013

Judge Schedules August Hearing for Patrick Harran

A Los Angeles judge set 26 August as the date for the next hearing in the long-running criminal case against Patrick Harran.

Larry Sherman
July 02, 2013

Baring Family Secrets for Science

Neuroscientist Larry Sherman turned his newly discovered family secrets into a very public advertisement for science.
 

Daniel Gareau and Nathalie Burg
July 08, 2013

Overhauling Translational Training

An Institute of Medicine report recommends that NIH-funded translational research centers emphasize teamwork and leadership skills, deemphasize publication record.

July 09, 2013

The Importance of Persistence

According to social science professor Brian Martin, when it comes to developing a strong publication record, persistence is key.

July 10, 2013

Overcoming Health and Disability Challenges

Scientists with disabilities and health issues have proved repeatedly that they can perform well as scientists.

The Shelby Center at UAHuntsville shortly after the shooting incident.
July 12, 2013

Families Sue University Over 2010 Shootings

Families allege in a lawsuit that the university failed to protect the victims of Amy Bishop from a known danger.

July 11, 2008

Courting Controversy: Out of the Mainstream

"I foresee a future battle for survival between religion and science-based technologies of immortality." --Bill Bainbridge

February 18, 2011

Playing the Name Game

Need to find out who's who inside a company? Here's how the pros do it.

May 06, 2013

Indre Viskontas

This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

May 21, 2013

Content Collection: Interactive Peer Review

More open methods of peer review offer advantages and disadvantages for both authors and reviewers.

November 06, 2009

On Going Home: Succeeding in Science in Eastern Europe

Three early-career scientists discuss returning to their native countries after spending time abroad.

August 10, 2007

Opportunities: The Power of Poverty

"I, like every other graduate student I knew, developed a sixth sense for knowing when the dean's office had leftover hors d'oeuvres after a reception."

February 02, 2007

New EMBO Installation Grants

"I felt that it was time to return, now that Portugal was changing and giving us much better conditions, [and] that we should contribute to the development of the country," says Bruno Silva-Santos.

January 19, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Group Dynamics

A little competitiveness can be an excellent thing, but too much can produce an environment that's unhealthy for science--and scientists.

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