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    Hauser Places Blame for Misconduct, But Not on Himself

    Marc Hauser, the former Harvard psychology professor whose career and reputation imploded amid university findings of scientific misconduct, “fabricated data,” “falsified coding,” “falsely reported…results”, and committed other violations, according to a report issued 5 September  by the federal Office… Read More
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    Not Guilty Plea for Harran in Sangji Death

    A plea of not guilty was entered today at Los Angeles Superior Court for Patrick Harran, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) professor facing felony charges for violations of California occupational health and safety laws that resulted in the death of laboratory assistant Sheri Sangji. The defense objected to Harran being arraigned, but… Read More
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    The Worth of a Science Ph.D.

    Is getting a science Ph.D. worth the effort? Daniel Lametti, who expects to finish his in the coming academic year, thinks it definitely is. His reasons, as he explains in an essay at Slate, come down to an admirable love of science, especially of research, and an enjoyment of the freedom and intellectual stimulation that… Read More
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    Scientist Receives 4-Year Sentence for Theft of Trade Secrets

    A naturalized American citizen born in China who earned a master’s degree in physics at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and worked for nearly a decade at Motorola, today received a 4-year prison sentence and a fine of $20,000 for what a judge in Chicago called a “very serious raid” on… Read More
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    “Very Strong” Patenting Activity Boosts Income for Universities, Survey Finds

    The patents held by U.S. universities, hospitals, and other research institutions produced a total of $1.5 billion in licensing income and $2.5 billion in overall income for the institutions in 2011, according to a survey of 183 U.S. institutions by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Up 2.6% and 5% respectively from the… Read More
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    A “Giant Leap for Mankind”

    No one who heard them live will ever forget two sentences that Neil Armstrong spoke in July 1969, in his flat, calm, Middle American voice. That voice, an indelible part of human history, has been stilled by his death, at 82, on 25 August. During his career Armstrong modestly described himself as a “white-sock, pocket-protector… Read More
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    Falsely Claiming Ph.D. Leads to Criminal Charges

    An erstwhile academician is facing criminal charges of stealing nearly a third of a million dollars as a result of falsely claiming to have earned a Ph.D. at Rush University, the health sciences institution in Chicago. The indictment alleges that, because of her bogus assertion of graduate studies and a doctorate, Carol Howley, who taught… Read More
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    An Ivy League Ph.D.: Not All Advantages

    A while back we commented on an astute essay about choosing an adviser written by Karen Kelsky, a former tenured anthropology professor and department chair who now uses her ability to decode cultural systems as a professional career consultant to aspiring academics. Now, at Inside Higher Ed, Kelsky turns her penetrating eye to another se… Read More
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