NSF report notes decline in state support for research universities

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States have decreased per-student funding for research universities by about 20 percent, NSF report finds, a rate that outpaces general higher education cuts.

Pulse podcast explores uses of Mathematica

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This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Andy Dorsett, academic key account manager at Wolfram Research.

Report finds literary research an inefficient use of university money

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A new paper by an English professor argues that literary research, much of which is rarely cited, is not an efficient use of university resources.

Report from higher education research group's annual meeting

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At annual gathering of scholars of academe, researchers discuss a potpourri of topics, including the state of for-profit colleges and the impact of no-loan policies.

Student Created College Poker Site Causes Concern

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Arizona State student thinks he may have created a safe alternative to online gambling sites. Some gaming experts aren't so sure.

The Promise of Digital Humanities

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Could the creative use of technology help humanities scholars win back public support?

Revised Rules on Financial Conflicts

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U.S. issues final regulations to increase requirements on researchers and universities to report and eliminate conflicts of interest; standards eased slightly from 2010 proposal.

Updating the Common Rule

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WASHINGTON -- Scientists and scholars have had no shortage of complaints about the impact that federal rules governing human research subjects have on their work.

Tenure Across Borders

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Interdisciplinary research and collaboration get formal recognition in new USC guidelines for promotion.


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