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June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

June 17, 2013

Making Evidence-Based Career Decisions

myIDP helps you cut through hearsay and conjecture and base your career choices on solid data and professional experience.

Taken for Granted
June 18, 2013

Getting to the Interview

An essay at Inside Higher Ed by William Helmreich advises job seekers on ways to make their academic job applications stand out.

Haley Gomez
June 19, 2013

Creating a Successful Online Presence

Nowadays, social media is ubiquitous, but you still need to consider how your online presence looks to future employers.

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.

June 21, 2013

Changing Career Advice

As careers in science become more globalized and competitive, advice for job-seekers needs to keep up with the times.

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.

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.

June 28, 2013

Silverbacks and Whippersnappers

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

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

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 10, 2013

Overcoming Health and Disability Challenges

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

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.

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