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Here Are the Blocks You Need to Tell Your Impact Story
Impact
September 22, 2020

Here Are the Blocks You Need to Tell Your Impact Story

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Social Science, STEM and Career Skills: Not ‘Either/Or’ But ‘Both/And’
Career
September 17, 2020

Social Science, STEM and Career Skills: Not ‘Either/Or’ But ‘Both/And’

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Thinking of Taking an Academic Job in China? Better Plan Carefully
Infrastructure
August 12, 2020

Thinking of Taking an Academic Job in China? Better Plan Carefully

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Thinking of Taking an Academic Job in China? Better Think Twice
Higher Education Reform
July 30, 2020

Thinking of Taking an Academic Job in China? Better Think Twice

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A Giant in Mentoring Political Leaders: Lucius Barker, 1928-2020

A Giant in Mentoring Political Leaders: Lucius Barker, 1928-2020

Political scientist Lucius Barker, a pioneering African-American academic whose influence in fields like constitutional law and civil liberties has been amplified by the high-profile leaders he mentored, died on June 21. He was 92.

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10 Tips for Spotting Misinformation Online

10 Tips for Spotting Misinformation Online

It’s tempting to blame bots and trolls for spreading misinformation. But really it’s our own fault for sharing so widely. Research has confirmed that lies spread faster than truth – mainly because lies are not bound to the same rules as truth.

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Book Review: The Scopus Diaries and the (Il)Logics of Academic Survival

Book Review: The Scopus Diaries and the (Il)Logics of Academic Survival

In The Scopus Diaries and the (Il)Logics of Academic Survival, Abel Polese helps to demystify many of the inner workings of academia for researchers and the challenges that these present through a FAQ format that readers can dip in and out of to explore topics ranging from organizing a panel at a conference to arranging your bibliography and writing good abstracts. This is a useful eye-opening guide for new academics that emphasizes the value of setting one’s own goals and personal boundaries when navigating academia, writes Hind Hussein.

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Carnegie Names 2020 Fellows

Carnegie Names 2020 Fellows

Earlier this week the Carnegie Corporation of New York named the 2020 class of 27 Andrew Carnegie Fellows. Each fellow will receive $200,000 to go toward scholarly research over the next two years in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society. The anticipated result of each award is a book or major study.

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British Academy Report Finds HSS Graduates Resilient in Economic Downturns

British Academy Report Finds HSS Graduates Resilient in Economic Downturns

A new report from the British Academy offers a reassuring message to the humanities and social science community: Graduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences in the United Kingdom are as resilient to economic upheaval as other graduates and are just as likely to remain employed as STEM graduates during downturns.

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AERA Offering Methods, Comms Professional Development Series

AERA Offering Methods, Comms Professional Development Series

Even amid a pandemic academics have an ongoing need and desire for professional development, and the American Educational Research Association has responded by offering a virtual academy. The Virtual Research Learning Series offers nine four-hour courses, the first starting on May 19 and the ninth in mid-September.

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CASBS Names 38 to 2020-21 Fellows Class

CASBS Names 38 to 2020-21 Fellows Class

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University has named 38 scholars, representing 20 U.S. institutions and 11 international institutions and programs, to its 2020-21 class of fellows.

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Pioneer of Mangement Research Methodology: Mark Easterby-Smith, 1948-2020

Pioneer of Mangement Research Methodology: Mark Easterby-Smith, 1948-2020

Mark Easterby-Smith, a pioneer in the creation of research methodology for management studies and co-author of the foundational text of that field, died on April 15 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 72.

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