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January 3, 2007

The year 2006 may be remembered for unprecedented attention given to issues related to women in science. Numerous expert panels -- most notably one appointed by the National Academies -- examined barriers facing female scientists. A new collection published by the American Psychological Association aims to add to the knowledge base.

January 3, 2007

German doctoral programs at Chapel Hill and Duke hope to merge; experts see model that could be applied to many disciplines.

January 2, 2007

Max Blouw, vice president for research at the University of Western British Columbia, has been appointed president of Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario.Tom Dyer, dean of academic affairs at the New England Institute of Art, in Boston, has been named president of Argosy University's Seattle campus.George P.

January 2, 2007

Colorado's attorney general has determined that a new ethics law adopted by the state's voters is so broadly written that it would bar public university professors from accepting the prize money associated with a Nobel Prize. This is an "absurd result," said John Suthers, the attorney general, and legislators are drafting measures to limit the law's impact. The law was designed to limit gifts to public employees.

January 2, 2007

Case Western plans to start joint degree to create a new kind of full-service doctor.

January 2, 2007

Delegate Assembly rejects the use of the term "illegal alien" -- while measure to defend Ward Churchill is cast aside.

January 2, 2007

Panel wants departments to move beyond literature -- with overhauls in staffing and curriculum for undergrad and Ph.D. education.

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