Social Sciences / Education

Study identifies challenges on political science faculty job market

More ABDs are starting full job searches, and fewer of those in the expanded pool are landing faculty positions, study finds.

Wheaton of Illinois moves to fire professor who wore hijab

Illinois college acts in response to her statements that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

New study finds that women who are not considered attractive receive lower grades

Study finds that attractive female students earn higher grades than unattractive female students do. For male students, looks don't seem to matter.

New paper argues for a bigger focus on the human elements that can make or break team interdisciplinary science

New paper argues for a bigger focus on the social factors that can make or break interdisciplinary teams in the social, national and computational sciences.

An academic faces online criticism after blog post about Indonesian-U.S. relations


Swiss academic based in Britain finds himself under attack over blog post about meeting between Indonesian and U.S. presidents.

Author discusses stone soup college social experiment

It wasn't the Stanford Prison Experiment, but a research project at U of California San Diego quickly created two student societies and plenty of conflict to analyze.

Why scholars in Britain hired a comedian to help the public engage with their research


For public engagement with scholars, of course. And researchers have employed a comedian to help them reach out to a wider public.

Colleges award tenure

The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:

Bemidji State University

  • Heidi Hansen, mathematics
  • Marci Maple, nursing
  • Michael Murray, economics
  • Sheila Paul, nursing
  • Roxanne Pickle, health sciences and human ecology
  • Sarah Tarutis, nursing

Canisius College

Instructor says Gannon U demanded his resignation after 'Newsweek' wrote about his work in Iraq

Former instructor says Gannon U demanded he quit after Newsweek wrote about his role as interrogation expert in Iraq.


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