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UConn professor challenges a visiting preacher and finds himself attacked in conservative blogosphere

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When visiting preachers questioned students' values and called evolution a lie, an anthropologist decided to argue back.

When lectures fall short as a teaching tool (essay)

Sarah Demers tried (and failed) to teach a new card game to her family. She's the one who ended up learning something -- about when lectures aren't the right approach.

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Study finds increased STEM enrollment since the recession

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Since the recession, undergraduate enrollments have gone up dramatically, but primarily in engineering and biology and not at expense of humanities and social sciences, study finds.

Campuses must create formal networks for female STEM professors (essay)

Colleges and universities can't leave it to chance -- they must deliberately change a culture that often encourages female researchers to become isolated in their jobs, write Santa Ono and Valerie Gray Hardcastle.

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Appeals court backs Miami U. in racial discrimination tenure suit

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Divided federal appeals court backs Miami U. in tenure dispute that related in part to a chair's rejection of external reviewers from historically black colleges.

 

Faculty at Montana Tech protest selection of commencement speakers who promote creationism

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Should a science-oriented university have graduation speakers who promote the idea that evolution is false?

Essay on starting a career as a gay scientist in academe

Eric V. Patridge considers the issues facing a gay scientist starting a career in academe.

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Researchers in Switzerland lose out due to country's vote on immigration

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Universities in Switzerland have grown research reputations by recruiting top scholars worldwide, but country's recent anti-immigrant vote endangers financial support from Europe.

House subcommittee approves bill that would cut NSF social science research

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House Republicans pass a measure to cut social science research and place new restrictions on the funding process. 

New report suggests men with kids as disadvantaged as moms on academic job market

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Could having families now be as disadvantageous to men's academic careers as women's? Study raises possibility.

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