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Academic Minute: Isotopic Fingerprints

In today's Academic Minute, Shikha Sharma, assistant professor of geology and director of the West Virginia University Stable Isotope Laboratory, explains her work to develop a clean source of energy. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

 


 

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Whistleblower suit alleges Caltech allowed suspected spy to work in jet lab

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Whistle-blower suit alleges that Caltech let a suspected spy keep working at its Jet Propulsion Lab to protect a lucrative federal contract. 

Furor over a scientist's shirt showing women as sex objects

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People took note when a scientist explained a major breakthrough while wearing a shirt showing women as sex objects.

Connecticut faculty push back on systemwide reform plans

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Transform CSCU 2020, a plan to reform most of Connecticut's public institutions, faces faculty pushback over centralization and online education.

Psychology Group Will Review Role in Interrogation Policy

The American Psychological Association will conduct an independent investigation into whether it colluded with the government concerning post-9/11 interrogation practices, The New York Times reported. The investigation appears to have been prompted by new revelations about association staff members' involvement in shaping policies for psychologists involved in interviewing suspected terrorists during the Bush administration. The revelations appear in a new book, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War, written James Risen, an investigative report for The Times. The association criticized Risen's reporting last month, but Risen said it didn't refute key claims.

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Essay on writing the introductory email

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Paula Wishart offers advice on how to increase your response rate.

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Academic Minute: Gene Therapy

In today's Academic Minute, Jin Montclare, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NYU-Policy discusses work fabricating microfibers from proteins. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

 

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Saint Mary's College of California introduces certificate requirement for faculty teaching online

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Saint Mary's College of California introduces a "Digital Driver's License" for faculty members teaching online. It may become a requirement for teaching in its business school at all.

Health benefits debate hits Harvard

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What does it mean when even faculty members at the world's wealthiest institution think they're getting cheated on health care benefits?

Illinois trustees appear open to continued work for an adjunct with criminal past

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U. of Illinois board issues statement creating a path for James Kilgore -- who served prison time for his activities with the Symbionese Liberation Army -- to resume teaching.

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