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    A White-Guy Hiring Effect?

    The lack of role models who resemble themselves has long been cited as a factor that can hamper minority students’ success in the academic world.  But, according to a new study reported in Inside Higher Ed, when it comes to landing those coveted faculty jobs at research universities, just the opposite appears to be true.  Havin… Read More
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    Researcher Killed By What He Didn’t Know, CDC Reports

    Today NIH celebrates the 4th annual Rare Disease Day, which makes it the perfect time to remember the sudden and totally unexpected death, on 13 September 2009, of Malcolm Casadaban, a 60-year-old associate professor of molecular genetics and cell biology and microbiology at the University of Chicago.  On Friday, a report by the Centers for… Read More
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    More on Culture and Misconduct

    Some months back, Science Careers looked into research exploring the relationship between academic misconduct and social structure.  Studies by Andrew Schrank of the University of New Mexico and Cheol-Sung Lee of the University of Chicago had identified structural features of universities in some East Asian countries that they say contribute t… Read More
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    Researchers Are Not Rock Stars

    Researchers have a lot in common with punk rockers, claims Alison McCook in The Scientist.  “Creativity, do-it-yourself individualism, anti-establismentarianism, and attitude” are not only “the central tenets of punk music,” she writes, but “should sound very familiar” to “many scientists.”  Read More
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    What Could That Hiring Committee Have Been Thinking?

    From the standpoint of the disappointed candidate, the process of hiring new faculty members is not only frustrating but also opaque and mysterious.  “Why did they not even consider my application?,” ask some also-ran applicants.  “Why did they string me along for so long and put me through all that if I didn’t hav… Read More
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    Turning Green Technology into Green in Your Pocket

    Do you have a green technology that you want to commercialize but don’t know how?  The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of California-Davis may have the answer you seek. Its Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy, scheduled for June 13 through 17, is designed to teach students, postdocs, faculty members, and other re… Read More
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    Guiding Ph.D.s Toward Non-Academic Careers

    It has become something of a cliche that professors and PIs ought to encourage their grad students and postdocs to consider careers outside of academe and even to help ease the transition.  But how can academics who has spent all of their working lives on campus be helpful in a process they have not themselves… Read More
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    Opportunity for Present or Aspiring Entrepreneurship Researchers

    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is seeking applicants for its Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp (ERBC) to be held in Cambridge, MA, from July 28 through 31.  Supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation, the all-expenses-paid program will present “intensive” instruction by prominent professors from a va… Read More
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    More on the Postdoctoral Professional Masters Degree

    Since we posted an article on the Postdoctoral Professional Masters program of the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) last week, Science Careers has spoken with the two remaining scientists who have obtained the degree thus far.  With 100% coverage of the program’s graduates to date, we can report that all have found it very useful for… Read More
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    The Real Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in Science

    What accounts for women’s intensively studied “underrepresentation in math-intensive fields of science”?  Not “sex discrimination in grant and manuscript reviewing, interviewing and hiring,” write Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams of Cornell University in the current Proceedings of the National Academy of Scie… Read More