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2010-11-03 00:47:00

The Scientist, F1000's magazine of the life sciences, announced today the results of the 2010 Salary Survey of life scientist professionals This year's Salary Survey saw drops in salaries across the board with almost every speciality suffering a setback, some with dips as large as $20,000 (ecology) and $28,000 (virology). However, a few select fields, namely bioinformatics, biophysics, biotechnology, and neuroscience, bucked the trend and actually posted salary increases this year. Whilst it...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The majority of employers and recruiters (52%) anticipate hiring more career professionals in the second half of 2010 than they did in the first half of the year, according to a new survey by Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities. And of those intending to make more hires, nearly half (49%) project they will add up to 10 percent more employees compared with the first half of...

2009-11-14 07:41:25

Women in the sciences must often choose between family and academic careers, according to a new report authored by researchers at the Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security (Berkeley CHEFS) at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. The report, produced in partnership with the Center for American Progress, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, examines the reasons why women are more likely than men to "leak out" of the academic pipeline in the sciences before...

2009-06-02 11:21:41

 Although women are still underrepresented in the applicant pool for faculty positions in math, science, and engineering at major research universities, those who do apply are interviewed and hired at rates equal to or higher than those for men, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Similarly, women are underrepresented among those considered for tenure, but those who are considered receive tenure at the same or higher rates than men. The congressionally...

2008-09-28 12:00:15

For years, I have reported on many cases of college and university administrators infected with "political correctness," punishing students and faculty members as if there were a constitutional right not to be offended. I have now found the most outrageous case of all. At Brandeis University in Massachusetts, professor Donald Hindley -- on the faculty for 48 years -- teaches a course on Latin American politics. Last fall, he described how Mexican migrants to the United States used to be...

2008-09-25 21:00:29

By Janette Williams PASADENA - Art Center College of Design President Richard Koshalek's nine-year tenure with the world-renowned school ended Wednesday. At his request, he was released by the Board of Trustees 15 months before his contract ends in December 2009, and about three months after their decision not to renew his contract. Koshalek will leave his post immediately. The trustees announced Wednesday that an interim appointment will be made as soon as possible, while the search...

2008-09-13 03:00:25

By Kalis, Michelle M Kirschenbaum, Harold L Objectives. To determine recognition given for outstanding teaching, service, and scholarship at US colleges and schools of pharmacy, the types of awards given, and the process used to select the recipients. Methods. A self-administered questionnaire was made available online in 2006 to deans at 89 colleges and schools of pharmacy. Results. Sixty-four usable responses (72%) were obtained. An award to acknowledge teaching excellence was most...

2008-09-12 21:00:23

By ISOLDE RAFTERY Robert Bates, the recently retired Washington State University provost, has his work cut out. With four others at WSU, Bates will manage a $3.69 million National Science Foundation grant to increase the numbers of female faculty in science departments. "Nationally, women in the specific disciplines we are focusing on comprise 15 percent or less of their faculty," Candis Claiborn, dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture, said by e-mail. Among tenured...

2008-08-30 09:00:55

By Gundersen, David E Capozzoli, Ernest A; Rajamma, Rajasree K ABSTRACT. The authors analyzed the reactions of various academic- level respondent groups to 14 short scenarios reflecting ethical dilemmas in higher education and research. As the authors hypothesized, groups differed in their views of the dilemmas presented. The results did not support a 2nd hypothesis predicting a linear relationship between academic achievement of respondent groups and their ethical responses. The authors...

2008-08-26 03:00:49

By Krebs, Paula M Class issues are among the most complicated for faculty and students in academe. In the September-October 2006 issue of Academe, we ran a cluster of articles about working-class faculty, students, and staff, and it attracted a good deal of attention. In this issue, three different faculty authors take on the related question of first-generation college students. The most moving article in the issue is Scott M. Fisher's "Maria's Rainbow," which asks whether we are cheating...