Research

Filling the Void

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Latest critique of education schools says poor preparation of researchers leaves key policy questions to interest groups.

Promotion Decision Questioned

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Or not questioned enough? New Mexico professor decries inaction amid charges that a colleague misrepresented qualifications.

UC Faculty Nixes Tobacco Money Ban

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U. of California Academic Senate votes to oppose a proposed regents policy restricting tobacco industry support for research.

So What Did You Learn in London?

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International educators stress the need for more research on which characteristics of study abroad programs promote student learning.

New Front for Antiwar Movement

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A $105 million defense contract at Stanford has galvanized some faculty members. Will students follow?

Whose Blood Is It, Anyway?

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In victory for research universities, appeals court finds that research subjects do not have right to transfer their donations elsewhere.

Universities Get Relief on Bond Rules

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New IRS guidelines ease limits on federally sponsored research that institutions can conduct in facilities built with tax-exempt bonds.

The Science Lab Is Flat

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Study documents increasing share of papers by American researchers with foreign partners.

American Science Plateau

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The number of published articles from the U.S. has stopped growing, according to studies from the National Science Foundation.

'Institutionalizing' Interdisciplinary Research

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As interest in interdisciplinary research continues to increase, colleges still don’t have answers to critical questions about the best ways to support and encourage collaboration across the disciplines. How can a department fairly evaluate interdisciplinary research in promotion and tenure decisions, for example? How can an institution raise money for interdisciplinary endeavors within a system designed to fund raise for individual schools and colleges?

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