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    August 31, 2015

    Teaching as a skill and a career

    Whether it is one aspect of a faculty position at a research-intensive institution or the core of an education-focused job, teaching is an important component of many scientists’ careers.

    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 24, 2015

    U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

    The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

    August 21, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 August 2015

    Outrage over “pay to cite” offer … Funding chronic fatigue syndrome research … Battle over Belgian polar research station … Behind the numbers … Investigating dietary supplements … Working Life

    August 20, 2015

    Learn how to cope in grad school

    A 10-week online course aims to help graduate students toward emotional resilience.

    August 17, 2015

    Keeping adjuncts’ job agreements on track

    Tenure-track faculty members at Eastern Illinois University have taken a bold and generous step to express solidarity with their adjunct colleagues.

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.

    August 12, 2015

    A legacy of drug safety

    FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    August 03, 2015

    Recruiting or academic poaching?

    Researchers moving to new institutions can bring prosperity to their new homes, but they can also leave damage in their wake.

    July 30, 2015

    The value—and risk—of activism

    Academics must manage involvement in social and political causes with care if they do not want to jeopardize their careers.

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 27, 2015

    Proposed Chinese legislation could hamper international collaboration

    Law would require government approval and sponsors for international researchers to work in China

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    July 21, 2015

    Another report urging reform for biomedical workforce training

    Authors offer suggestions gleaned from nine earlier reports about the issue

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 14, 2015

    Balancing career and family

    An increasing number of scientists—men and women—aim to succeed both at work and at home.

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 06, 2015

    HIV researcher found guilty of research misconduct sentenced to prison

    Dong Pyou Han, who already resigned from his academic position and was sanctioned by the Office of Research Integrity, was sentenced to 57 months and fined $7.2 million.

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