Research

Google's Gadfly

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“Uncomfortably familial.” That is how Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, describes the relationship between higher education and Google — a company that has, in a little more than a decade, evolved from pet project of Stanford doctoral students to chief usher of the information age.

Wanted: A Dependable Backer

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With states supporting a smaller share of public universities' budgets, should the federal government step in?

Reconciling with Rankings

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In wake of much-criticized ratings of doctoral programs, National Research Council convenes college officials to discuss how to move ahead.

Twitter Fortifies Nest

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It changes the rules for querying its archive in a way that some say could shut out curious academics.

Tabloid Science

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"Scientific Enquirer," research universities' latest effort to counter Congressional criticism of oddly titled projects, aims to explain -- as accessibly as possible -- why such work matters.

IRB Overreach?

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Faculty member sues Brown U. for barring her from using her own research because she paid her subjects different amounts of money.

Wielding Wikipedia

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Librarians at U. of Houston are using the popular online encyclopedia to boost traffic to their digital holdings.

Skimming the Surface

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Study of freshman research papers suggests students don't really understand the sources they cite.

Archiving the Web for Scholars

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As the Internet becomes an increasingly important source of material for academic research, librarians try to preserve "ephemera of the Web."

Translating 'Grad Student' Into English

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Several years working on a Ph.D. in the back corner of a chemistry lab or lost in a library’s stacks can make anyone a little detached from reality. So it's not surprising that when graduate students emerge from their years of close study on a topic, their dissertation titles can be a little unwieldy to the average graduation attendee or website visitor.

Paging through the 2011 graduation guide at Emory, one encounters the following dissertation titles:

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