A week after Ohio University announced that Thelma Wills Foote would become the next chair of African-American studies, with the rank of full professor, the university announced that she wouldn't be coming to the university after all.
The second announcement followed an investigation into her publication record and the university's conclusion that she claimed to have co-written a book in which her publicly noted contribution consists of only five paragraphs.
Leaders of evolving field consider how they fit into higher education, business culture, area studies, local economies and the No Child Left Behind era -- and are urged to move beyond "siege mentality."
For social scientists starting their careers, creating research models that work is crucial. A new book suggests that they may be unaware of problems they face in part because scholars don't share stories of what didn't work on their projects, and how to deal with particular challenges.