New Chernobyl Initiative Aims to Boost Research on the Area
New Chernobyl Initiative Aims to Boost Research on the Area
Sergii Mirnyi, one of the people who helped clean up after the 1986 disaster, says he founded Chornobyl University to promote much-needed interdisciplinary research on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
New Chernobyl Initiative Aims to Boost Research on the Area
New Chernobyl Initiative Aims to Boost Research on the Area

Sergii Mirnyi, one of the people who helped clean up after the 1986 disaster, says he founded Chornobyl University to promote much-needed interdisciplinary research on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Sergii Mirnyi, one of the people who helped clean up after the 1986 disaster, says he founded Chornobyl University to promote much-needed interdisciplinary research on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

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William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
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Dozens of schools across 11 states have announced emergency policies to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
Alaska Governor Cuts $130 Million for University of Alaska System
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Universities Grapple with Student-Faculty Relationships
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In a controversial first, Princeton University bans relationships between faculty and grad students campus-wide.
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Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 5, 2019
The university drops its objections and comes to an agreement on who can be included in Academic Researchers United.
University of Florida Culled 150 Birds to Protect Research Plots
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Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 20, 2018
Officials say the birds had eaten crops meant for experiments.
Sexual Misconduct by Staff Widespread at UK Universities: Report
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Catherine Offord | Feb 8, 2018
The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.
University of Rochester Faces Lawsuit for Mishandling Sexual Harassment Case
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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.
Irma Leaves Scientists Cut Off from Labs
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At the University of Miami School of Medicine and elsewhere, personnel remain barred from campuses for safety reasons.
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Proposed legislation would eliminate academic tenure at public universities in Iowa and Missouri, echoing a move that has already gutted such permanent posts in Wisconsin.
US Universities Lead World Patent Application Rankings
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American universities top a list of educational institutions ranked according to their number of international patent applications.
Journal Price Tags Revealed
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Economists explore the wheelings and dealings of universities and publishers during largely secret negotiations regarding access to scientific journals.
Fewer Dollars for Universities
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 27, 2012
The United States government is concerned over the declining levels of state funding for public research universities, citing a threat to overall economic health.
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Checking on Science Ed
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A National Academies of Science panel is nearly done evaluating research institutions with a critical eye on the quality of undergraduate education.