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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.

Angela Lee Foreman
July 01, 2013

Leading the Way for Scientists with Disabilities

Learning to remain focused on her passions helped Angela Lee Foreman adapt to her hearing disability and find a rewarding career path.

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.
 

Taken for Granted
July 05, 2013

Lost (and Gained) in Translation

English's status as the world language of science presents challenges and opportunities to native speakers and English learners.

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.

July 10, 2013

What's God Got to Do With It?

At Ball State University, a new hire in astronomy is attracting close scrutiny because of his religious views.

July 12, 2013

The Benefits of a Doubt

Doubt and uncertainty can be uncomfortable, writes Niamh Connolly, but they have the potential to lead to better science.

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.

Prof. Ada E. Yonath
July 15, 2013

In Israel, Immobility Hampers Women's Research Careers

A survey released last week shows that female scientists with families go abroad for postdoctoral training less often than men do.

July 16, 2013

Opportunities Come Through People

The goal of networking is to form and strengthen the relationships that are essential to the optimal conduct of science.

July 19, 2013

Psych Yourself Up

Positive thinking and mental preparation can improve your performance in a job interview.

October 10, 2008

Opportunities: The Political Scientist

Maximizing your effectiveness as a scientist requires making use of the skills of persuasion and influence.

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