University of Pittsburgh Faculty Unionize
University of Pittsburgh Faculty Unionize
The faculty voted 1511 to 612 to affiliate with United Steelworkers.
University of Pittsburgh Faculty Unionize
University of Pittsburgh Faculty Unionize

The faculty voted 1511 to 612 to affiliate with United Steelworkers.

The faculty voted 1511 to 612 to affiliate with United Steelworkers.

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Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Chloe Tenn | Oct 15, 2021
Nearly three dozen of Mexico’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated.
Prominent Plant Geneticist Accused of Sexual Harassment
Prominent Plant Geneticist Accused of Sexual Harassment
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2021
Female scientists in Mexico have filed at least four formal complaints alleging abuse by Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada of the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity.
New HHMI Investigator Cohort Announced
New HHMI Investigator Cohort Announced
Chloe Tenn | Sep 23, 2021
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute appoints 33 new researchers, each of whom will receive roughly $9 million over seven years.
Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
Shawna Williams | Aug 22, 2021
The researcher, known for his work on the mTOR signaling pathway, is no longer with MIT’s Whitehead Institute or HHMI following an investigation into his conduct.
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
Push to Address Long-Standing Challenges for Parents in STEMM
Amanda Heidt | Jul 21, 2021
The organizers behind a Mothers in Science conference say that it’s time academia provide more support to researchers who are pregnant or looking after children.
Opinion: Consult Researchers When Designing Lab Buildings
Opinion: Consult Researchers When Designing Lab Buildings
Andrey Andreev, Barbara Perry | Jul 15, 2021
Disconnects between end users and architects create additional costs and suboptimal design decisions. Here’s how to rectify that.
How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
Amanda Heidt | Jun 7, 2021
The culture of academia can make disabled scientists wary of disclosing their conditions or needs. Molecular biologist Justin Yerbury suggests how the system might become more inclusive. 
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Jef Akst | May 1, 2021
After resigning from the University of New England last year, Geoffrey Bove continues to study the effects of massage on rats in a facility he set up in his house.
<em>Real Life</em> TS Book Club Discussion
Real Life TS Book Club Discussion
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 23, 2021
Join The Scientist on May 21 to discuss Brandon Taylor’s novel about a biochemistry graduate student navigating relationships inside and outside the lab.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2020
Thousands of acres have burned across the northern part of the state, forcing the evacuation of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and posing a serious threat to Lick Observatory.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
In COVID-19&ndash;Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
In COVID-19–Hit Africa, Agricultural Research Feels the Pinch
Munyaradzi Makoni | Aug 6, 2020
The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have meant missing growing seasons and losing out on key data. As restrictions are partially lifted, researchers are adjusting to the new normal.
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Study: Test College Students for Coronavirus Every Two Days
Shawna Williams | Aug 4, 2020
A model scenario concludes that frequent testing with fast turnaround is key to avoiding campus outbreaks of COVID-19, even if the tests are imperfect.
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Amidst Uncertainty, Flexibility Is Key in Higher Ed, Faculty Say
Abby Olena | Jul 1, 2020
Life sciences professors and other staff make contingency plans for more coronavirus-related disruptions in the coming school year.
Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Amanda Heidt | Jun 23, 2020
The executive order introduces new measures to curb international competition for US jobs, including highly skilled positions in research and academia.
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Virtual Lab Tours for Recruitment and Outreach
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
In the face of campus closures around the world, scientific laboratories are offering tours via video. We asked experts for their tips.
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours
Andy Tay | Jun 23, 2020
Here’s how some researchers and educators are giving prospective students and the public a window into their labs.
As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs
As the Pandemic Hits Campus Finances, Faculty Face Layoffs
Diana Kwon | Jun 4, 2020
Many colleges and universities across the US have lost millions of dollars in revenue due to COVID-19.