Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
Investigators from underrepresented groups have borne the brunt of the disruption to science from the pandemic, according to an opinion piece that outlines ways in which institutions can lessen the damage.
Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19

Investigators from underrepresented groups have borne the brunt of the disruption to science from the pandemic, according to an opinion piece that outlines ways in which institutions can lessen the damage.

Investigators from underrepresented groups have borne the brunt of the disruption to science from the pandemic, according to an opinion piece that outlines ways in which institutions can lessen the damage.

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The Pandemic Continues to Put a Damper on Faculty Hiring
The Pandemic Continues to Put a Damper on Faculty Hiring
Abby Olena | Oct 5, 2020
As the hiring season gets underway, academic listings are still way down from last year, but there are signs of the job market picking back up.
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.
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.
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Cal State University to Conduct Most Classes Online this Fall
Catherine Offord | May 13, 2020
The public university system in California joins a number of colleges planning a virtual semester to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Image of the Day: Viral Transport Rescue
Image of the Day: Viral Transport Rescue
Amy Schleunes | Apr 20, 2020
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is supplying local hospitals and the state with key ingredients needed for COVID-19 testing.
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Amy Schleunes | Mar 26, 2020
Graduate students and postdocs are left wondering about the implications for their academic careers.
Italy Closes All Schools for Two Weeks as Coronavirus Spreads
Italy Closes All Schools for Two Weeks as Coronavirus Spreads
Amy Schleunes | Mar 4, 2020
China and Japan have also closed their schools, prompting universities worldwide to assess the threat this virus poses to their local and international communities.
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Scholars Debate Causes of Women’s Underrepresentation in STEM
Amy Schleunes | Feb 17, 2020
Two new commentaries on a contested 2018 study about gender disparities in STEM fields clash over whether sex differences or social inequalities are to blame for the lack of women scientists and engineers.
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 15, 2020
Four University of Florida faculty members leave their jobs as a state committee that formed last month pledges to investigate individual researchers and institutions.
<em>ProPublica</em> Creates Database of Researchers&rsquo; Conflicts of Interest
ProPublica Creates Database of Researchers’ Conflicts of Interest
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2019
The nonprofit newsroom has collected more than 29,000 disclosures of faculty members’ outside income, but they represent just the tip of the iceberg.
Two Professors Accused of Making Meth in Campus Lab
Two Professors Accused of Making Meth in Campus Lab
Emily Makowski | Nov 18, 2019
The Henderson State University academics face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia.
Increase in Academics Leaving the UK Since Brexit Vote
Increase in Academics Leaving the UK Since Brexit Vote
Emily Makowski | Oct 30, 2019
Higher ed professionals from EU and non-EU countries are departing for jobs elsewhere, perhaps reflecting uncertainty over funding availability.
Opinion: Taxpayers Should Cover Portion of Patent Costs
Opinion: Taxpayers Should Cover Portion of Patent Costs
Paul R. Sanberg | Oct 9, 2019
Federal grant support for technology transfer at universities will strengthen the national innovation system.
Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
Emily Makowski | Sep 23, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has gone back-and-forth on whether graduate students at private universities can form unions three times in the past 19 years.
Labor Agency Revisits Whether Graduate Students Can Unionize
Labor Agency Revisits Whether Graduate Students Can Unionize
Shawna Williams | May 28, 2019
Observers expect that the National Labor Relations Board will reverse an Obama-era determination that graduate students are employees entitled to form unions.
With No Open Access Deal, UC Breaks with Elsevier
With No Open Access Deal, UC Breaks with Elsevier
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019
After negotiating for eight months, the University of California becomes one of the first research institutions in the US to stop paying for access to the publisher’s journals.
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
The UC system is pushing to change the subscription model and accelerate open access, but if there’s no contract agreement by December 31, faculty and students lose access altogether.
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Catherine Offord | Jun 11, 2018
The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding “decisional power.”
Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
Ashley Yeager | May 16, 2018
A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.