Research

Research Methods 'Beyond Google'

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When "Google" has become a synonym for "research," how should faculty respond? And if the answer doesn't lie in musty books and stacks of journals, are libraries still part of the answer?

Accepting More Federal Oversight

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With Congress and NIH pushing for stronger prevention of conflicts of interest in research, universities acknowledge self-regualtion may not go far enough.

'Unprecedented' 2-Year Decline for U.S. Science Funds

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The numbers will not surprise anyone who has closely tracked federal budget discussions about science and technology in recent years. But that won't make the data released Friday by the National Science Foundation any more palatable for those concerned about the American research enterprise.

Palin on Higher Ed, Earmarks and Science

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McCain's VP pick has generally been supportive of Alaska's universities -- though her record is thin. Her entry into the race also could renew debate on the "politicization" of science.

The RNC: Politics vs. the Scholarly View

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As Margaret Spellings hinted at what to expect from a President McCain, scholars fanned out to record the views of two important players in the Republican political drama: delegates and protesters.

California Passes Law Protecting Animal Researchers

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Signed by Schwarzenegger, the law is already in effect, adding new misdemeanors designed to protect academic freedom of intimidated scientists.

Stem Cell Politics Shift to Michigan

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State's voters will decide whether to ease laws to allow universities to conduct more of the promising but controversial research on embryos.

Encouraging Interdisciplinarity

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Consortium of research universities considers steps to support cross-departmental research by making changes at faculty and administrative levels.

Making Higher Ed Research Matter

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Association of scholars who study academe contemplate ways to make their work more relevant to those who shape policy.

Defining and Debating 'Double Dipping'

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- From virtually every angle, professors are under pressure to be more productive. Pressure to publish, to earn and keep tenure. Pressure to present at conferences, to prove to their employers their visibility and viability in their disciplines.

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