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Female authors listed on just 30% of recent UK academic research

Progress rate ‘disheartening’, says expert as 2014-17 figure is small improvement on 2006-09Women are listed as authors of just 30% of academic research from British universities, according to a major new ranking of higher education institutions.Although the number of women named as authors is gradually increasing, the slow pace was described by one expert as “disheartening”. The 30% figure is for studies published between 2014 and 2017, which is an improvement from an average of just under 26% ...
Tags: Gender, UK, Science, Education, Women, Research, UK News, Higher Education, Universities, Academics, Research publishing

Ask CF: What Should I Wear to an End-of-Semester Dinner at My Professor’s House?

Be dinner-party-ready in these cute looks!
Tags: College, Academics, Modesty, Fashion Tips, Ask CF, Dinner Outfits

Only a third of world’s great rivers remain free flowing, analysis finds

Dams, levees, hydropower and habitat degradation behind fragmentation on huge scale, finds global assessmentOnly a third of the world’s great rivers remain free flowing, due to the impact of dams that are drastically reducing the benefits healthy rivers provide people and nature, according to a global analysis.Billions of people rely on rivers for water, food and irrigation, but from the Danube to the Yangtze most large rivers are fragmented and degraded. Untouched rivers are largely confined to...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Science, Technology, Education, China, Africa, Environment, Americas, Water, World news, Australia news, Fish, Danube, Asia Pacific

Pentagon Pulls Funding For Team of Academics Who Work on the Most Difficult Scientific Problems

The U.S. Department of Defense under Patrick M. Shanahan has quietly pulled funding for an independent organization called the Jason Group under the Pentagon’s latest budget proposal. And it’s just one more way that the Trump regime is chipping away at independent scientific voices in the U.S. government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Funding, Department Of Defense, Physics, Military, US military, Darpa, Pentagon, Department Of Energy, Jason, Trump, Academics, U S Department of Defense, NNSA, ARPA, Ann Finkbeiner

I’m Super Stressed and Don’t Know What to Do

From a college freshman in the U.S.: I am always very stressed with school. I’m in the most rigorous classes, five clubs, and sports, I’m not happy. Before winter break, my mental health was very poor. I was depressed and honestly close to becoming suicidal (This was my first major mental conflict other than in middle school when I was developing an eating disorder until I did a research project on them) I fixed this over break and got back into a good state of mind. When I got back to school, I...
Tags: School, General, College, Therapy, Teen Issues, Adhd, Perfectionism, Academics, Stressed Out

Why Do I Leave School Assignments to the Last Minute?

From a teen in the U.S.: I sometimes only do my homework the day before it’s due, even if I am given enough time to do it. Other times I just don’t do them and am always on my phone instead. I am curious as to why I am behaving this way. It has affected my grades and I’m not sure what to do. Thank you for writing, You are smart to catch this habit now. Actually, I think that it could be that you don’t think you are as smart as you really are. Often teens (and adults for that matter) who don’t ha...
Tags: School, General, Habits, Anxiety, Teen Issues, Procrastination, Homework, Academics, School Work

Intelligent or Wise?

Good grades are all the rage these days. They’re supposed to measure how intelligent and industrious you are. Students strive for a high GPA, with the goal of being admitted into a top college. When they get that acceptance letter, all that hard work seems to have paid off. Time for celebration! You’ve made it! You’re set for life! Yay! Except when you’re not. Being intelligent and industrious is not everything. It is simply the ability to think logically, understand concepts, know formulas ...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Wisdom, College, Albert Einstein, Brain And Behavior, Success & Achievement, Academics, Marilyn, Intellect, Student Therapist, Pierre Abelard

Video games can turn university graduates into better employees | Matthew Barr

Video games improve communication, adaptibility and critical thinking – just the attributes that employers are looking forIn recent years, Boris Johnson has excelled at making ignorant pronouncements and illiterate blunders. From offensive remarks on burqas to reciting Kipling in Myanmar and his ludicrous statements on Brexit, Johnson has perfected the art of getting it wrong. It feels like he’s managed to offend just about everyone. For video game educators like myself, that moment arrived way ...
Tags: Games, Science, Students, Education, Higher Education, Games consoles, Myanmar, Universities, Boris Johnson, Lecturers, Johnson, Academics, Brexit Johnson, Matthew Barr

Cambridge gives role to academic accused of racist stereotyping

University professors among hundreds who objected to grant of research job to Noah CarlUniversity of Cambridge professors and academics from around the world have attacked the appointment of a social scientist whose work they say has stoked “racist, xenophobic, fascist and anti-immigration rhetoric”.A letter protesting about the appointment of Noah Carl to a prestigious research fellowship at St Edmund’s College claims that Carl’s work focuses on “academically discredited lines of inquiry” invol...
Tags: Science, Protest, Education, Race, UK News, Genetics, Higher Education, Cambridge, Universities, University of Cambridge, Social Sciences, Academics, Carl, Noah CarlUniversity, Noah Carl, St Edmund 's College

Birmingham University staff to boycott UAE campus after jailing of academic

Lecturers in UK will refuse to teach at Dubai outpost after Matthew Hedges sentencingStaff at the University of Birmingham have voted for an academic boycott of its campus in the United Arab Emirates as fears grow for the rights and safety of academics and students following the life sentence given to a Durham PhD student accused of spying in the UAE.The motion passed on Thursday means lecturers based in Birmingham will refuse to teach in Dubai and will not provide the campus with any academic s...
Tags: Politics, UK, Education, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Higher Education, Trade unions, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Universities, Birmingham, Uae, Durham, Academics, University of Birmingham

UK’s science reputation 'at risk if academic visa issues not resolved'

Wellcome Trust says ‘creaking’ immigration system augurs badly for post-Brexit researchThe visa problems facing foreign academics trying to attend international conferences in the UK reveal how science could be undermined after Brexit, one of the world’s largest research funds has said.The Wellcome Trust, which grants more than £1bn for research each year, said the immigration system was “not up to scratch” after another scientific summit in the UK was marred by the visa barriers delegates and s...
Tags: UK, Science, Research, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Medical Research, Foreign Policy, World Health Organization, Brexit, Academics, Wellcome Trust

Is the American special education system failing children with autism?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) give parents the option to enroll their child with autism in an inclusive education program: that is, in a classroom designed for non-disabled peers, with additional 1:1 aid and/or a modified curriculum. Millions of dollars are spent on inclusive education—but little evidence shows its effectiveness. These children still struggle to obtain greater independence, greater acade...
Tags: Books, Video, Featured, Education, America, Autism, Trade, Excerpt, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Sciences, Idea, Academics, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Special Education, Girls Scouts

Are we to blame? Academics and the rise of populism

One of the great things about being on sabbatical is that you actually get a little time to hide away and do something that professors generally have very little opportunity to do – read books. As a result I have spent the last couple of months gorging myself on the scholarly fruits that have been piling-up on my desk for some time, in some cases years. I’ve read books on ‘slow scholarship’ (Berg and Seeber, 2016) and ‘How to be an academic super-hero’ (Hay, 2017); books on ‘radical approaches t...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Democracy, Wikipedia, Sociology, Slavoj Zizek, Social Sciences, Academics, American Democracy, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Gray, Nietzsche, Berg, John Kenneth Galbraith, Pinker

Thousands of academics spurn Nature’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal

Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world, has just announce plans to create a Machine Intelligence imprint, and researchers are not happy. The field has been doing fine with open-access journals — why clog it up with the paid-access model everyone has been trying to escape for decades? Over two thousand have signed a statement saying they won’t publish in it. Academic publishing is a tumult right now, with open-access journals and proponents thereof battling with t...
Tags: Science, Education, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Nature, Machine Learning, Academics, Oregon State University, Nature Publishing Group, Tom Dietterich, Sci Hub, International Machine Learning Society Machine, Google Intel Amazon Microsoft IBM, Diettrich

Why It's Okay if This Semester Sucked... Seriously

Sometimes, life insists on derailing you just a little bit. Confession time: this semester saw me hit rock bottom the hardest that I've ever hit it before. We've all had those times, haven't we? These times are always fraught with so many emotions and thoughts, so many fears and worries that bubble to the surface. For me, I dealt a lot with impostor syndrome, as well as a lot of disappointment this semester. If you've had a similar semester, it may be helpful for you to know that you aren't alo...
Tags: College, Academics, Don, College Life

The Employer’s Dilemma: Education Vs. Academics

Since time immemorial, there has been a conflict between education and academics. Education is defined as the pursuit of knowledge that leads to learning in a non-systematic format. While academics is the formalized and systematic approach to education. One of the biggest differences is that academics of any time and place is metered by gatekeepers. Whereas education is open to anyone pursuing knowledge. These days, it seems employers want academic graduates. But that has not always been the ca...
Tags: Startups, Education, Yahoo, Others, Academics, Grossman, Harvard Business School, Allen Grossman

3 Tips on Becoming a Better Writer, as Told by 'Midnight in Paris'

Write like it matters, and it will.Take a Movie’s advice is a weekly column about the similarities between our favorite movies and real life. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. This will be the last installment - thank you for tuning in these last couple of months!Like other aspiring writers – whether for a full-time career, side hustle, or just for fun – we encounter challenges beyond writer’s block. Thoughts may include: Should I tailor my piece to a specific audience? Do I have ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Writing, College, Inspiration, Netflix, Paris, Woody Allen, Carol, Picasso, Midnight, Academics, Ernest Hemingway, PAUL, Scott Fitzgerald, Gil

3 Key Tips for Nailing Group Projects, as Told by 'The Social Network'

Teamwork makes the dream work. Does this sound familiar? It’s the night before your group’s big presentation, and you frantically type up a few key points for the outline. Your phone lights up with multiple notifications, filled with messages about last minute reminders, words of encouragement, and even the occasional complaint. You glance at your phone only for a brief moment until you take a deep breath and continue typing again.According to the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educati...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, College, Social Media, Harvard, Cameron, Projects, Ivy League, David Fincher, Carnegie Mellon University, Social Network, Sean Parker, Academics, Mark, Don

The Asian century is gaining momentum: universities must prepare

China is a growing power in research and innovation. Universities wanting to stay at the vanguard of scientific discovery should cast their eyes eastAmidst the handwringing over the effect of Brexit on the UK’s universities, we need to contemplate our place in a future global economy driven by technology and innovation. From where will the most important discoveries of the coming decades emerge? Which countries and cities will give birth to the technologies, cures and ideas that will shape our f...
Tags: UK, Technology, Education, China, Research, Asia Pacific, Research and development, Higher Education, Intellectual Property, University administration, Higher Education Network, Brexit, Academics

5 Steps to Getting Back on Track in School

Last semester not your best? Dust yourself off and try again. At some point in your college career, there's going to be a class or even an entire semester where you didn't do as well as you hoped. That was definitely the case my first semester in college. I had a hard time adjusting to college academics and my grades reflected that. In a perfect world, we would never encounter any academic hurdles, but that's not reality. It's so easy to become disheartened in college, but by working hard to ge...
Tags: School, College, Studying, Academics, College Life

Oral History Annual Meeting: an enriching experience

Before we give up on 2016, we’re taking one last look back at one of our favorite events from the year – the OHA Annual Meeting. We’ve already talked about why oral historians love the connections they make at the Annual Meeting, and how it serves as a yearly dose of sanity. Today we bring you some final reflections from Mark Garcia, who served as our local guide during the meeting and managed social media throughout the conference. Enjoy his summary, and make sure to get your proposal for #OHA2...
Tags: Books, Featured, Minneapolis, California, North Dakota, Graduate School, Long Beach, Journals, Oral History, Cal State Fullerton, National Park Service, Academia, Academics, Long Beach California, Oxford University Press, Fullerton

What Arrival Gets Right About Talking to Superintelligent Noisesquids From Space

It’s difficult for linguists to explain to people we meet what it is that we do, and why we are so fascinated with it. Finally, popular culture is giving us a reference point. Arrival doesn’t assume we’ll be able to communicate with aliens with some advanced technology that makes no sense. Instead, it explores how…Read more...
Tags: Science, Movie Reviews, Linguistics, Academics

6 Little Ways to Stay More On Top of Things

Organizational tips for this semester and life in general. Tips for when you're feeling like this.  Photo credit: ELLE. In college, it can seem like your to-do list will never end. Between class, homework, clubs, commitments to family and friends at school and at home, and figuring out internship and future plans, your brain shifts gears a hundred times a day. And then, some other random to-dos will inevitably pop up.But, as many of you have learned by now, managing it is actually possible. Yo...
Tags: Pinterest, Instagram, College, Elle, Tips And Tricks, Organizing, Academics, Stress Relief, College Life, Planner, College Tips

Protestors at the University of Ghana Want a ‘Racist’ Gandhi Statue Removed

Critics accuse him of advocating for the superiority of Indians over Africans
Tags: Students, India, Uncategorized, Independence, Racism, Protests, Colonialism, Ghana, Academics, Mahatma Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, University of Ghana

Protesters at the University of Ghana Want a ‘Racist’ Gandhi Statue Removed

Critics accuse him of advocating for the superiority of Indians over Africans
Tags: Students, India, Uncategorized, Independence, Racism, Protests, Colonialism, Ghana, Academics, Mahatma Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, University of Ghana

7 Cute Planners to Keep You Organized This School Year

These cuties make staying on top of things a little more fun. Photo credit: ELLE. If I had to identify the one key to my academic success, it would probably be my planner, calendar, diary, agenda, whatever you want to call it. I consider my annually replaced little scheduling book to be like an extension of my soul (but not in a sinister way like the most infamous of all planners, Tom Riddle's diary). I feel like my mind is clearer because I have everything I need to know about what I need to ...
Tags: Shopping, College, Kate Spade, Target, Academics, Lilly Pulitzer, Francesca, Back To School Shopping, Planner, Rifle Paper Co, Tom Riddle

Students Who Get Better Grades Are More Likely to Move Away

High-achieving highschoolers are more likely to move to places with more college grads
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Research, Migration, Moving, Test Scores, Academics, High Schoolers

A talent for politics? Academics, failure, and emotion

Sometimes a fragment of a book manages to lodge itself in the back of your mind. An idea, a description, a phrase…just something, and often completely unrelated to the core story, attaches itself to your mind like an intellectual itch you can’t quite scratch. My ‘itch’ stems from a passing comment towards the end of Michael Ignatieff’s Fire and Ashes (2013) in which he suggests a certain incompatibility between politics ‘as theory’ and politics ‘as practice’ which effectively ensures that succes...
Tags: Books, Politics, UK, Featured, European Union, Higher Education, United Kingdom, Politicians, Brexit, Great Britain, Social Sciences, Vote Leave, Academics, University Of Sheffield, Vote Remain, CC BY SA

For the first time in 18 years, I don't feel welcome in Britain

I fell in love with this country on a university exchange and built my academic career here. Now I’m not sure I’ll be able to stay, or even if I’d want to I am a migrant from the European Union. You have probably heard lots of things about people like me in the referendum campaign, but you may not have actually heard from any of us. We have got more to lose than anyone else – our livelihoods depend on the outcome – but we do not have a voice, or a vote.I came to live in the UK in 1998, to study ...
Tags: UK, Education, Berlin, Eu, European Union, Britain, Eu Referendum, Higher Education, Higher Education Network, Academics

EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020

 European Union officials announced today that, starting in 2020, any research that owes its existence in some way to public funding must be freely accessible and reusable. Recommendations were also made to encourage investment and ease the passage of startup founders between various European states. The decision arose from a meeting of EU ministers at the Competitiveness Council in Brussels; in… Read More
Tags: TC, Europe, Science, Government, Tech, Research, Eu, European Union, Policy, Brussels, Open Access, Academics, Competitiveness Council