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    Ruth L. Kirschstein

    The death of Ruth L. Kirschstein, MD, on October 6 has deprived young scientists of one of the best official friends they have ever had. In a trail-blazing half century at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Kirschstein served as acting and deputy director of NIH, an advisor to NIH directors, and the first female… Read More
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    Follow-up: Myron Rolle Develops Health Program for American Indian Youth

    In January, we reported on Myron Rolle, a Florida State University football standout who turned down a sure-fire gig in the NFL for a Rhodes scholarship in medical anthropology. Yesterday, Rolle turned up at the Department of Interior in Washington, DC, where Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced a new health and fitness program… Read More
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    White Males Get More Job Leads in Conversations

    A new study of networking shows that white men get more job leads than women or Hispanics in their routine conversations. The study, authored by North Carolina State sociologist Steve McDonald and two colleagues, surveyed a national sample of 3,000 respondents to find out about the amount of job information people learn in their day-to-day… Read More
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    RIP: A Quiet Hero

    The New York Times reports the death of Gerald Gardner, a geophysicist who helped develop methods to locate oil using seismic vibrations. He died of leukemia at 83. Gardner also developed the statistics used to support a landmark lawsuit against a Pittsburgh newspaper that led to a 1973 Supreme Court decision that rendered illegal the… Read More
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    “No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance”

    Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of General Electric Corporation, caused a stir with a comment made in his keynote address at the Society for Human Resource Management conference on 28 June. “There’s no such thing as work-life balance,” said Welch, who added “There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have… Read More
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    NRC to Women: Just Apply!

    Women are at least as successful as men when they compete for tenured and tenure-track science faculty positions at academic research institutions and when they stand for tenure and promotion–and usually more successful. Yet in almost every scientific field, women consistently applied for academic jobs, and stood for tenure, less often than m… Read More
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    Community Colleges Adding Science/Technology Bachelors Degrees

    In Miami, aspiring CSI technicians can now get bachelors degrees at Miami-Dade College, one of 10 formerly 2-year institutions in Florida that now offer 4-year degrees. The New York Times on Saturday described how a handful of schools like Miami-Dade College (which used to be called Miami-Dade Community College) are challenging the traditional 4-ye… Read More
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    Leadership Training for Underrepresented Minority Scientists

    Ric Weibl, director of the Center for Careers in Science and Technology in AAAS (publisher of Science Careers), tells us of SACNAS’s Summer Leadership Institute, which will be held 28 July – 1 August at AAAS’s offices in Washington DC. SACNAS, an organization devoted to advancing opportunities for Hispanic and Native American scie… Read More
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    Computer Student Enrollments Increasing in the U.S. and Canada

    A new report this week from the Computing Research Association (CRA)  shows enrollments and degrees rising among bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. students in the U.S. and Canada. For undergraduates at least, this marks a reversal of a trend going back to 2002. The report, which describes changes between the 2007-2008 and 2006-2007 academic ye… Read More
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    Support Programs for Women and Minority Scientists

    In connection with “Career Boosters for Women and Minority Scientists,” a career workshop presented by Science Careers at the AAAS Annual Meeting, we present the following list of international resources for women and minority scientists. If you encounter this list in print form, you can find an online version (with embedded links) at h… Read More