Research

Uncertain Outlook for Science Funds

Congressional support strong for Bush's competitiveness effort, but calendar and electoral politics make passage iffy.

Research Review Boards Faulted

AAUP says that IRB's are straying into areas where they are not needed, hindering professors' work.

Ethics and Patents

Yale says it is giving up some potential profits to help developing nations get HIV drugs -- and university ends up getting criticized.

Promoting Ethics in Science

Blackwell, publisher of hundreds of journals, issues guide for editors in hope of preventing misconduct and informing readers.

When Foreign Language Isn't Foreign

Vanessa Fonseca, now a graduate teaching assistant in the University of New Mexico’s Sabine Ulibarrí Spanish as a Heritage Language program, said it took her all of two minutes to figure out a non-heritage Spanish class she stumbled into as an undergraduate was not for her.

Stanford's New Grants for the Humanities

Winning research support is tough for faculty members in all disciplines -- and makes or breaks careers, especially at research universities. For those in the sciences, competition from many federal agencies has grown more intense in recent years, but there are still billions given out annually and even relatively junior professors can hope to land grants of significant size.

A Vote for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

U.S. House passes bill to overturn ban on federal funding for promising, controversial studies -- but veto expected.

The New Size of Critical Mass

U. of Rochester plans major expansion, reflecting the shift of small research universities away from small.

Reviewing the Reviewers

Professor starts blog to examine institutional review boards and how, in his eyes, they hamstring the humanities.

Vote Postponed on Tobacco Research Ban

After contentious debate on academic freedom and manipulation of research, U. of California regents punt.

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