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    NextGen Voices: Future of a Generation

    What will the future of science look like? How will your generation mold the way science is practiced? Have ideas? Young scientists, we want to hear from you! Add your voice to the pages of Science by answering this question: How will the practice of science change in your lifetime?  What will improve and what… Read More
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    A Massive Career Development Scheme in Sweden

    Sister site ScienceInsider (SI) is reporting a new scheme in Sweden that aims to provide generous funding to postdocs from around the world to help them move into faculty positions at Swedish universities. The SI post, written by Science Careers contributing editor Elisabeth Pain, says that Sweden plans to offer 25 awards each year for… Read More
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    New York Mayor Bloomberg: “There is no such thing as … too many scientists”

    In a speech yesterday on immigration reform, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that current immigration policies could contribute to the loss of needed, skilled technical talent. This is from The Ticker blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education: “Turning [foreign students who have just graduated] out of the country is, to put it… Read More
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    Family of Murdered Graduate Student Sues Yale

    According to a recent story in the Hartford Courant, the family of a Yale University graduate student murdered at her research lab in 2009 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university. The filing claims that “Yale had long taken inadequate steps to ensure the safety and security of women on its campus,” the… Read More
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    Dissing the Doctorate

    In case you missed it (as I did, until just now): Science Careers columnist Adam Ruben published his grad-student rap “Dissing the Doctorate” in the Education Life supplement of the New York Times on Sunday. You can access it online here. If you’re not already a regular reader, you should check out “Experimental Error,”… Read More
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    Teaching Writing, Via Math

    As an editor (and former scientist), I’ve had many discussions over the years with my wife, a chemistry professor, about the challenges she faces in teaching writing-intensive introductory science courses. her challenge reflects a recent trend toward teaching writing in the context of particular subjects, including scientific subjects. ItR… Read More
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    America’s Vanishing Pharma Jobs

    An op-ed in today’s New York Post, by Josh Bloom, director of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences at the American Council of Science and Health, expresses dismay over diminished prospects for scientists in the United States, and astonishment at continuing efforts to sell science as a career in the face of diminished prospects: The folks at… Read More
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    Regional NLRB Decision Advances Graduate Student Unionization Hopes at NYU

    A decision last week by a regional official of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may make it more likely that graduate student assistants at private universities will be allowed to form unions. The decision was reported today in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Technically, the ruling was a win for New York University (NYU) Read More
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    UK’s Wellcome Trust Narrows its Focus

    Scientific funding bodies often must either balance or choose between two funding-related imperatives: providing opportunity for scientific up-and-comers and ensuring generous support for members of an established, productive scientific elite. With its latest funding program, the United Kingdom’s Wellcome Trust shifts towards the productive e… Read More
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