Research

Are Today's Grads Unprofessional?

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Today’s college graduates do not exhibit as much professionalism as their employers expect of them, according to a new study from York College of Pennsylvania.

Funding Publics

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U. of California's Yudof, other public presidents turn to the federal government for financial support.

Strike Looms at CUNY

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Professional Staff Congress, representing 85 employees at the City University of New York Research Foundation, is likely to walk out over health care, raises.

Shift in Researcher Population

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Among worldwide total, China's share has grown dramatically in last 5 years while the U.S. and Europe have seen declines.

Blasting Academic Silos

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American University officials say the insularity of colleges within universities is a bane to both I.T. efficiency and scholarly innovation.

Science Funding Gets a Boost

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Obama administration's proposed 2011 budget would add $3.3 billion for scientific research, including an extra $1 billion for the NIH.

Is Military Research Different?

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McGill U. considers ending requirement that faculty members indicate whether any research supported by the military may have harmful consequences.

Small Grants, Lots of Goodwill

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U. of South Carolina's top two administrators, from engineering and public health, start program to offer funds to playwrights, musicians, big dreamers.

Building Spires in Vermont

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No enterprise can be all things to all people, but that doesn’t stop plenty of college presidents from introducing new departments, centers and initiatives aimed at making their institutions the best at everything.

Daniel M. Fogel, who’s been president of the University of Vermont since 2002, isn’t one of them. “There are so many disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas where we have strength and could build up more,” he says. “But you can’t prioritize everything: that’s not what prioritization is. We need to pick and choose areas of focus and emphasis.”

Today's Growth on Tomorrow's Taxes

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In a state known for horse racing, it's fair to say lawmakers have pressed the University of Louisville to gallop into a brighter research future. That encouragement began more than a decade ago, when Kentucky's "bucks for brains" program started matching private dollars given to universities in support of research and faculty recruitment.

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