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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I Am the Woman in Your Department Who Does All the Committee Work. [Originally published December 15, 2010.]

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I Am the Woman in Your Department Who Does All the Committee Work.

First Faculty Meeting of the Year Bingo. Professors Goofing Off in Faculty Meetings? Bingo! - Faculty. By Andy Thomason.

Professors Goofing Off in Faculty Meetings? Bingo! - Faculty

Evaluating research methodology, studying the literature, and innovating - Tips from an expert. When you meet a scientist who is an outspoken individual, passionate researcher, prolific author, and experienced supervisor, the conversation is bound to be interesting!

Evaluating research methodology, studying the literature, and innovating - Tips from an expert

In this interview with Editage Insights, Dr. Xuejun Sun, an eminent researcher in hyperbaric oxygen studies, delves into the minutiae of academic research and publishing from the perspectives of a supervisor and a researcher. Choosing a research question, coming up with potential research ideas, identifying high-potential concepts, and a disciplined approach to reading up literature are some of the areas he discusses.

Dr. Sun, a world leading researcher in hydrogen and hyperbaric oxygen studies, has published 200+ peer reviewed papers about the effect of oxygen, hydrogen, and helium on disease injury protection. Dr. It is true that I may have published more articles than most researchers but I must emphasize that the quantity of articles cannot be compared to their academic quality. Why College Is Not a Commodity. By Gary Gutting What is college for?

Why College Is Not a Commodity

We typically answer this question by citing a variety of purposes, of which liberal education is only one. Most other goals — marketable skills, moral and social development, learning how to learn — are tied to the demands of employers. Yes, young people need all of those qualities. But, apart from liberal education, our best colleges — say, the top 100 major research universities and the 50 best four-year colleges, which are our models of undergraduate education — aren’t an efficient way to provide them.

Everything is clearer in hindsight. Something that comes up a lot in job applications (or fellowship applications, or annual reviews, or tenure reviews) is the idea of the research agenda.

Everything is clearer in hindsight

In each of these cases, the research agenda is something you demonstrate to others that you possess – a carefully thought-out understanding of what your research does, where it fits into broader concerns of the field, and especially, where it’s going to go, to produce a coherent and significant body of work. How To Challenge Your Assumptions. Challenging assumptions can unlock the creativity needed for innovative solutions.

How To Challenge Your Assumptions

That was a key theme that emerged at the Leadership Asheville overnight retreat I attended this weekend. During the weekend, we were given leadership and team building exercises that involved solving problems collaboratively. Upon solving a problem, we were challenged to solve it faster with fewer resources. In essence, to make a radical leap forward in our thinking of potential solutions and do what initially seemed impossible.

To solve the problems presented to us, we often had to ignore the “phantom rules” we approached problems with and challenge our underlying assumptions. A Social Enterprise dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People and their Community. Generation Next Blog ← People Mean Most for Our Collective Happiness • Scary Media: Does It Hurt?

A Social Enterprise dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People and their Community

→ 10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you. Source: Katie Edwards My father used to tell a joke, over and over again.

10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you

It was a classic outback Australian, Slim Dusty joke that – like the best dad jokes – I can’t remember. But I do recall the punchline. “Who called the cook a bastard?” 10 steps to PhD failure. Given the stakes involved, one peculiar aspect of graduate school is the number of students who seem indifferent to its pitfalls.

10 steps to PhD failure

Year after year many run headlong, like lemmings, off the same cliffs as their predecessors. Yet a good share of these people ignore or are even hostile towards the advice that might help them avoid screwing up. Having repeatedly witnessed this process, we have concluded that a small group of students actually want to screw up. We do not know why. Maybe they are masochists or fear success. Killing Over-Communication: An Internal Memo from Asana's Founders. 4 Ways to Disarm a Manipulator. A key element to a happier life is being surrounded by a supportive and influential network of friends and acquaintances.

4 Ways to Disarm a Manipulator

Sometimes, though, we can mistake influencers with manipulators and it can be hard to tell the difference. Plagiarism Checker Online, Check Plagiarism, Plagiarism Detection. Plagiarism Check Lack of time and difficulty with the English language could result in manuscripts that have unintended instances of plagiarism. Such instances are viewed by journals as a violation of ethical publication standards and often lead to rejection. They also damage an author’s reputation and credibility as a researcher. Economic freeze in Brazil directly affects research funding and expenditure.

Things do not look so great for the Brazilian research industry. Following the government’s decision to introduce spending cuts to avoid a sovereign credit downgrade, the Agency for Higher Education Development (CAPES) announced a 75% cut in its Postgraduate Research Support Program (PROAP). Brazil has been adopting the austere approach with spending to deal with inflation and other internal issues and to achieve a 1.2% budget surplus in 2015. Further, the Northeastern Federal University of Bahia’s graduate program has had to temporarily shut down because of a drastic cut in funding from PROAP (from around US$130,000 to around US$316,000).

According to a Huffington Post report, the Brazilian Ministry of Education defended itself and downplayed the gravity of the situation, saying that about 90% of the funding for postgraduate education for Brazil in 2015 would remain untouched and that other funding sources/scholarships would not be affected. The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era. Abstract The consolidation of the scientific publishing industry has been the topic of much debate within and outside the scientific community, especially in relation to major publishers’ high profit margins. However, the share of scientific output published in the journals of these major publishers, as well as its evolution over time and across various disciplines, has not yet been analyzed. This paper provides such analysis, based on 45 million documents indexed in the Web of Science over the period 1973-2013. Editor In Chief Of World’s Best Known Medical Journal: Half Of All The Literature Is False.

In the past few years more professionals have come forward to share a truth that, for many people, proves difficult to swallow. One such authority is Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. Dr. Horton recently published a statement declaring that a lot of published research is in fact unreliable at best, if not completely false. “The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Study Finds Nearly All Scientific Papers Controlled By Six Corporations. When children grow up dreaming of becoming scientists they have the purest of aspirations and if they were left to pursue their own studies they would be able to accomplish the unimaginable.

Unfortunately, to become a member of the scientific community one has to jump through many bureaucratic hoops until they are eventually inducted into an establishment which is tightly regulated and directed by warmongers and control freak aristocrats. People spend half of their lives taking classes, passing tests and filling out applications in hopes that one day they can become a scientist and cure a disease.

After years of struggling to make the cut they realize that there is no funding for their charitable projects and if they dare step outside of the established guidelines they will be exiled from the scientific community. “Overall, the major publishers control more than half of the market of scientific papers both in the natural and medical sciences and in the social sciences and humanities. The Treason of the Intellectuals. Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle & Tells The Truth About The Pharmaceutical Industry.

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