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Academic Minute: Imitation and Innovation

Today on the Academic Minute: Cristine Legare, associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses these dual engines of cultural learning. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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Job openings are down in English and foreign languages

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Faculty positions decline for third year in a row, MLA report finds.

Report finds increase in job openings for economics Ph.D.s

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Field sees increases that not only restore levels from before the economic downturn, but far exceed them.

New book of essays sheds light on what it's like to be a professor and a mom

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New book of essays sheds light on what it's like to be a professor and a mom.

NYU Engineering Adjuncts Vote to Join Union

Adjunct professors at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, formerly known as Brooklyn Polytechnic University, voted to join an existing NYU adjunct union affiliated with the United Auto Workers, they announced Monday. The election adds 240 new members to the union, which in a separate unit also includes adjuncts from The New School. UAW represents the NYU graduate student union, as well. Some 89 percent of adjuncts who participated in the engineering faculty election voted in favor of the bid. John Beckman, an NYU spokesperson, said via email that the university will, “of course, honor the outcome of today's vote. We will be sitting down with the union in the near future to work towards an agreement.”

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Turkey ends funding for controversial research institute

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The Institute of Turkish Studies has been accused of pushing the Turkish state's agenda on the Armenian genocide. Now the Turkish government has withdrawn its funding. Why?

At Irvine, questions about professorships funded by a foundation that seeks to change scholarly study of Hinduism

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Irvine faculty members and students question idea of professorships endowed by foundation that wants to change scholarly study of Hinduism -- and to influence search process for hires.

How Ph.D.s can discuss with family and friends what they do (essay)

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Joseph Barber advises on how to discuss with family and friends over the holidays what exactly it is you do as a Ph.D. student or postdoc.

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Brandeis U Adjuncts Form Union

Non-tenure-track faculty members at Brandeis University voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, 120-28, they announced Friday. More than 80 percent of eligible faculty members participated in the election. Irv Epstein, Brandeis’s interim provost, said in a statement, “We look forward to working with the SEIU to reach a collective bargaining agreement for these employees.”

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Helping Ph.D.s to prepare for diverse careers (essay)

We have to get rid of the false dichotomy that you need one set of skills if you are going into the academy and another if you are going somewhere else, says Sian L. Beilock.

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