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    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    September 16, 2014

    Overwintering, part 3: The sun returns

    High winds and cold temperatures complicate the work of a meteorologist overwintering at the research base Neumayer-Station III in Antarctica.

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    September 09, 2014

    Is abuse a part of medicine’s hidden curriculum?

    Surveys of medical students and residents consistently find that substantial fractions are subject to abuse, perhaps as part of the profession’s “hidden curriculum.”

    September 08, 2014

    The joys and hazards of fieldwork

    Fieldwork can disrupt the lives of scientists and their families, but it can also be hugely rewarding.

    September 04, 2014

    Practical steps to make lab workers safer

    A new National Academies report examines why many universities lack adequate safety cultures and how to bring about improvement.

    August 20, 2014

    Playing a new tune

    Igor Lovchinsky, who has already had a notable career as a professional pianist, is now directing his energy toward physics.

    August 18, 2014

    International scholars: Suffering in silence

    Visa anxieties and communication barriers can keep international researchers from speaking up about workplace conflicts and other problems.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 13, 2014

    Telephone technique, part two

    To make it past first contact with a potential employer, you need to employ top-tier telephone skills.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    August 06, 2014

    Writing a winning cover letter

    For a cover letter to be effective, it must avoid doing harm, show what sets you apart, and be tailored to the institution you send it to.

    August 05, 2014

    Addressing the deeper cause of safety incidents

    A lab explosion at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, shows that when it comes to safety, good intentions are only a start.

    August 04, 2014

    Gaining an edge in overseas interviews

    Interviewing for a job in a foreign country poses special challenges.

    July 24, 2014

    Academic Science, I Just Can’t Quit You

    NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    July 17, 2014

    Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

    Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.

    July 14, 2014

    Warning: Sastrugi Crossing

    For meteorologist Elena Stautzebach and the rest of the overwintering staff, finding adventure is part of the daily routine.

    July 08, 2014

    A Young Tag Team Detects a Major Pipeline Leak

    A graduate student and a Twitter software engineer team up to write an article showing that on average, elite labs run by men are not women-friendly.

    July 01, 2014

    Q&A: Life After a Ph.D.

    At ESOF 2014, two career sessions organized by an emerging initiative explored the career-support needs of Ph.D.-holders.

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