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Cage fighting as a way to reinspire one's inner academic (essay)

James Pfrehm describes how cage fighting has reinspired his inner academic. That's right -- cage fighting.

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Applying business concepts to market yourself effectively (essay)

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Just as corporations try to establish a memorable brand, Ph.D. students and postdocs seeking new opportunities should work to create a lasting impression, writes Gaia Vasiliver-Shamis.

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How academic funding is racialized (essay)

The well-substantiated racial differences in research support are yet another hurdle that scholars of color face -- one that sets many of us behind, argues Victor Ray.

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Advice for making a successful midcareer move (essay)

For academics wondering how to best approach the job market further along in their career, Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra offer some advice.

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Advice for obtaining leadership positions in one's department (essay)

Then you should tell someone -- and here’s how, writes Judith White.

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A professor explains why he asks not to be called a teacher (essay)

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The term carries a set of connotations that most college-level instructors would just as soon not have attributed to them, argues Alexander H. Bolyanatz.

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Advice for graduate students on presentation skills (essay)

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Being able to give an effective presentation is essential to your career success, writes Christine Kelly, who provides six pointers on how to do so.

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Dealing with discrimination as a black faculty member (essay)

KC Williams speaks to any black faculty member who has ever felt imposed upon or discriminated against for reasons having nothing to do with their abilities.

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The graduate student as admissions recruiter (essay)

Lauren Michele Jackson explores what role graduate students -- especially minority women students -- play in their program’s recruitment efforts.

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Encouraging both deans and provosts to become college presidents (essay)

Why might the dean-to-president route become more common, asks Carl J. Strikwerda, and what might it reveal about the evolving paths to the presidency?

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