Research

Growing -- and Defining -- 'Global Studies'

Smart Title: 

What, exactly, do we mean when we say “global studies?”

“That’s the central question,” Niklaus Steiner, the director of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said when pressed by an assistant provost in his audience who asked, “What is the intellectual justification for global studies? What do you bring that’s new?”

“What’s the central answer?”

“I see hands going up,” Steiner said, smiling, not-so-deftly dodging the question but clearing the way for further discussion on the emerging field and its place in the academy.

Going on the Offensive Against Animal 'Liberationists'

Smart Title: 

As a battleground for the animal liberation movement, the University of California at Los Angeles has weathered threats, intimidation and property damage directed against several of its researchers over the past few years. Today -- two weeks after a firebomb went off at the same professor's house that in October was flooded with a garden hose -- the university moved beyond law enforcement, the bully pulpit and security reinforcements and filed a lawsuit against three groups and five individuals.

Measuring 'Impact' of B-School Research

Smart Title: 

Ask anyone with an M.B.A.: Business school provides an ideal environment to network, learn management principles and gain access to jobs. Professors there use a mix of scholarly expertise and business experience to teach theory and practice, while students prepare for the life of industry: A simple formula that serves the school, the students and the corporations that recruit them.

Moving Past the Start-Up Grant

Smart Title: 
New Howard Hughes program for early career scientists aims to support researchers in their first years running an independent lab.

Clarion Call for More NIH Funding

Smart Title: 
Six research universities and a teaching hospital warn of a "broken pipeline" for young researchers in the biomedical sciences.

Where No Researcher Wants to Be

Smart Title: 
U.S. senator singles out U. of Cincinnati psychiatrist as symbol of what's wrong with corporate entanglements in biomedical science.

A Pentagon Olive Branch to Academe

Smart Title: 
Defense secretary discusses plans for new university consortia and grants -- largely in social sciences -- for non-classified research, and pledges no political restrictions.

Pentagon Provides Details on 'Minerva'

Smart Title: 

When Robert M. Gates, the secretary of defense, announced plans for the Minerva Consortia last month, he surprised many social scientists. Gates proposed the creation of a series of university-based consortiums to support research on questions of importance to the military, but said that the research would be unclassified and would not be subject to political litmus tests.

A Call to Fund the Young and Risky

Smart Title: 
Experts on academic science say federal systems discourage just the kind of grants that are most needed.

Researchers' Financial Disclosures in the Spotlight

Smart Title: 

Conflicts of interest, always an emotional topic, returned to the headlines this week as Sen. Charles Grassley, a longtime critic of the drug industry's potential influence on research, released new evidence that prominent Harvard University scientists had failed to disclose much of their outside income from pharmaceutical companies over the past eight years.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Research
Back to Top