Research for Undergrads, 'Early and Often'

Improving science education is a goal that has bred a lot of different approaches, many of them cooked up at different colleges or by officials in the federal government's funding agencies.

What if a major entity tried, instead, to influence the science education curriculum nationally?

Update on FBI-College Relations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Security Higher Education Advisory Board shines (a little) light on its efforts.

Female Faculty and the Sciences

Congressional panel considers recruitment and retention issue, while Stanford study examines impact of low female participation on undergraduate math, science and engineering majors.

Are IRB's Needed for War Zones?

A common complaint among social scientists in recent years is that institutional review boards -- which are supposed to protect the interests of human subjects in research -- are too involved in work they don't understand. Good social science is getting held up, the social scientists say.

'Sentenced to Science'

Ending the Intellectual Property Frenzy

New president of Rochester Institute of Technology proposes alternate way for academe to support business and the economy -- and it involves admitting that your institution won't have a big windfall.

Questions, Anger and Dissent on Ethics Study

The day after a controversial report on working with the military is released, anthropologists consider whether it went far enough. Many don't think so.

More Spiritual, But Not in Church

As undergraduates progress in college careers, they care more about issues of faith and meaning, but are less likely to attend religious services, survey finds.

Coping With the Crunch

Facing unexpected budget shortfalls, federal physics labs across the country are cutting back operations and hoping for a break in the next funding cycle.

Call for Crackdown on Research Conflicts

U.S. health agency says NIH does little to monitor university scientists' ties to industry, and urges stronger role.


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