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  • September 30, 2008

  • September 25, 2008

    European Commission Funding News

    As you may recall, back in April the European Commission was putting together a practical guide to EU funding opportunities for research, development, and innovation. The objective was to help researchers get funding from the various sources available under the seventh framework program. (If you need to refresh your memory, look at Kate Travis̵… Read More
  • September 23, 2008

    Two Cheers for Tenure

    Cary Nelson, president of American Association of University Professors defends the tenure system in the September-October issue of Academe, the organization’s magazine. Nelson’s essay describes the advantages of tenured faculty over part-time, adjunct, or contingent faculty, arguing persuasively that campuses benefit from the community… Read More
  • September 19, 2008

    Public Health, the Hot New Major

    Today’s front page of the Washington Post (free registration required) notes the increasing popularity of public health courses, all involving science in one way or another, among undergraduates. The story cites a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities that showed that 16 percent of the group’s 837 member… Read More
  • September 17, 2008

    Apply Your Science to Serve Society

    AAAS has announced the next round of its Science and Technology Policy fellowships, a truly excellent program and amazing opportunity for those interested in career transitions. Hence the following longer-than-usual post: For 35 years, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships have provided scientists and engineers with a unique opportun… Read More
  • September 15, 2008

    Weird Science

    Why is it that the really cool-sounding research–the stuff of comic books and science-fiction novels–comes out of the Department of Defense? Anyway, that’s the way it seems sometimes–apart, I suppose from some of the quantum weirdness physicists often study. Here’s the latest example of what I mean, via a press release… Read More
  • September 14, 2008

    Better Living through Star Wars

    Though it’s not precisely a career-development course, a new course offered by Queens University Belfast leans in that direction and sounds it might actually do some good for job-seekers and aspiring professionals. I’m serious. ‘Feel the Force: How to Train in the Jedi Way’ teaches the "real-life psychological technique… Read More
  • September 12, 2008

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