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  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Film Chronicles the Tragic Life and Career of a Genius and War Hero

    British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the pivotal scientific figures of the 20th century, with an influence on daily life that today continues to grow around the world. In the 1930s, Turing did work fundamental to modern computers. During World War II, he led the team of code breakers at Bletchley Park, Britain’s… Read More
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    Scientific Fraudsters Peer Review Their Own Journal Articles

    Favorable comments from peer reviewers are essential for getting articles published in reputable journals.  To assure that the papers they submitted saw print, unscrupulous researchers have obtained that all-important peer approval the easy way: by fraudulently writing the reviews themselves.  Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription r… Read More
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    The Science Of Democracy

    A new career path appears to be opening for some holders of American scientific Ph.D.s: becoming the leader of a newly democratic Arab government.  The recently elected president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, holds a Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  He served as an assistant professor at Ca… Read More
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    Survey Shows Many Recent PSM Graduates Finding Good Jobs

    In a year when many recent graduates are struggling to find work, those who received Professional Science Masters (PSM) degrees during the 2010-11 or 2011-12 academic year appear to be enjoying high levels of well-paid employment, according to a report released on 18 September by the Council of Graduate Schools, an association of more than 500… Read More
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    Parenting On The Tenure Track

    The other day, this blog discussed an assistant professor’s controversial solution to the sick child problem, one of the many challenges facing academics who are parents. Now Kirstie Ramsey, a pseudonymous untenured faculty member in a STEM field, considers the larger question: when is the right time for an academic try to “expand your… Read More
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    Recognizing The “Indispensable” Role of Staff Scientists

    When a working group from the National Institutes of Health issued a long-awaited report in June on securing the future of the biomedical workforce, one of its most important recommendations was to establish many more positions in research labs for career staff scientists. Now HHMI Bulletin has profiled five such long-term lab m… Read More
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    House of Representatives To Vote on “Staple A Green Card” Bill

    Republican leaders in the House of Representatives plan to hold a vote this week on a bill to create a new category of automatic green card for foreign scientists and engineers who earn doctorates in the United States, reports the National Journal. The White House and other Democrats are reportedly trying to dampen enthusiasm by arguing… Read More
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    Who Succeeds in Graduate School?

    A cluster of personality traits predicts success in graduate school, according to an overview of research on the subject in the current issue of gradPSYCH, a magazine published by the American Psychological Association.  Topping the list of characteristics contributing to successful graduate work is intellectual curiosity.  Intelligence,… Read More
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    A Controversial Solution to the Sick-Child Problem

    How’s this for the ultimate in work-life balance?  Stuck with a sick baby and no good back-up daycare on the first day of class, anthropologist  Adrienne Pine, an assistant professor at American University in Washington, D.C., took the child to class.  While she lectured–aptly enough on “Sex, Gender and Culture̶… Read More
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    Lab Safety Repercussions of Sangji Case Extend Beyond Campus

    Our coverage of the Sheri Sangji case, in which a 23-year-old research technician suffered fatal burns, has concentrated on its ramifications for academic research laboratories. The potential repercussions of the accident, however, extend beyond the research enterprise to the clinical and pathology labs that do studies to determine the medical… Read More