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Reflections on the continuing importance of sabbaticals

A sabbatical is a privilege that everyone should defend and seek out, not something to be eliminated where it still exists, argues Christopher Schaberg.

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How to teach students about thorny issues without insinuating your own views (essay)

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In today's political environment, how can professors challenge students to make sense of a changing world without imposing their own value-based judgments on classroom discussions? Jo-Ellen Pozner suggests some approaches.

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A Ph.D. prepares you for the multitasking the work world demands (essay)

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Contrary to popular and judgmental opinion, your doctoral experience is some of the best real-world working experience you can get, writes Briana Mohan.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
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Advice to minority scholars for obtaining financial support for research (essay)

The freedom that research support brings is particularly important for radical scholars of color, writes Victor Ray, who gives advice on how to obtain it.

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An insider's view of the life of a first-generation scholar (essay)

While a huge literature exists on first-generation undergraduates, there is only silence about what happens to those students when they go on to doctoral or faculty life. Herb Childress provides an insider’s description.

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We must expand our cultural understanding of who can engage and succeed in mathematics (essay)

One need only consider the cultural impact of the recent film Hidden Figures to see the need to expand our cultural understanding of who can engage in mathematics, writes Sara N. Hottinger.

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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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