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17 Sep 14 - Science Academic Departments News
More academic leaders from arts than science
Scholars in arts, humanities and social science disciplines comprise 55 per cent of all academics but almost 70 per cent of all heads of departments, centres and schools, also known as “academic leaders”, according to data compiled by the Higher ...
HHMI Expands Gilliam Fellowships Program
Successful applicants are chosen for their academic excellence, scientific potential, and commitment to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the sciences. “We are expanding the program because there is a large need to encourage more PhD ...
In the 2014 Academic Rankings of World Universities, UCSB's engineering, technology and computer science departments ranked No. 7 in the world. UCSB also scored a perfect 100 for engineering in the category of percentage of papers published in the top ...
3 Myths Plus a Few Best Practices for Achieving Diversity
Fortunately, a growing body of social science research shows which approaches are likely to prove more successful than others.
Cyber security expert Chris Hankin recounts a long and varied career at Imperial
... Science and Technology! Another success was in attracting funding for the RCUK academic fellowship scheme; we ended up with 31 academic fellows most of whom have stayed on at the College as lecturers, some of whom are also Professors. ... I then ...
Groundbreaking for Westfield State University's $33 million science center set
... in three decades, the center will be 54,000-square feet and house state-of-the-art science laboratories, simulation labs for nursing and health science programs, and a technology-rich, interactive classroom that will serve a variety of academic ...
How Gangs Took Over Prisons
This past summer, however, a 32-year-old academic named David Skarbek published The Social Order of the Underworld, his first book, which is the best attempt in a long while to explain the intricate organizational systems that make the gangs so ...
AIOU faculty board meeting
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Faculty of Science in its two-day faculty board meeting to be concluded today (Wednesday) will put forward launching of new academic programmes proposed by different departments. Opening session of the meeting was ...
2014 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Award Winners
Dr. Allred has served as the Associate Department Head of Academic Programs in the department of nutrition and food science since 2012. As one nominator noted, his motivating and caring demeanor bring out the best in his students. As one of his ...
CT scan is no more accurate than ultrasound to detect kidney stones
... the simpler, cheaper, no-radiation technology is just as good," Smith-Bindman said. The study sites were emergency departments at academic medical centers throughout the country, and included four "safety-net" hospitals serving low-income communities.
Creative Methods, Technology Aid in Recruiting and Hiring Diverse Faculty
Monday's seminar began with a visiting theatrical group, the University of New Hampshire Players, acting out a skit showing some of the important issues that faculty search committees and academic departments face. Kerry Abrams, U.Va. vice provost for ...
New history books become latest Texas school fight
A: There was considerable controversy when the Texas Board of Education approved new science books last year. In 2010, some Republican members crafted academic standards that emphasized conservative concepts, saying they countered inherent ...
What makes a global top 10 university?
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is in first place in the latest league table of the world's best universities.
Vice Principal: Courses in English Have Traditionally Been the Most Popular
The Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE) is introducing several new degree programs this academic year. What subjects will first-year students study as part of these new programs?
Lecturer In Environmental Science
It is an interdisciplinary, research-intensive Department encompassing environmental science, environmental management, physical geography, and environmental geoscience (with Macquarie achieving an ERA 5 rating in these sub-fields in 2012).
Multicultural Relationships: Working Across Industries
Academic scientists have more opportunities than ever to collaborate across disciplines through industry open innovation programs, translational science grants, and joint projects between scientists and educators. But these interactions pull science ...
Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track
K. Michael Hays, a professor of architectural theory and associate dean for academic affairs at GSD, believes that the establishment of the architecture studies track filled a conspicuous gap in the liberal arts curriculum at Harvard.
David Marshall Named Executive Vice Chancellor at UCSB
Representing the College on a variety of campus committees, he worked closely with the Academic Senate through the Letters and Science Executive Committee. He also helped create ... Marshall takes pride in having helped to create the Carsey-Wolf Center ...
You Should Absolutely, Positively Read the Canon in College
Academic liberalism has notable virtues, but combativeness is not often one of them. In the academy, whichever group goes on the offensive gains an advantage.
Comment: Bring back polytechnics
NEF: The Innovation Institute consulted with more than a hundred companies for its latest report, 'Inventing the Future: Transforming STEM Economies', to discover the impact of technology - and subsequent skills requirements - within STEM (science ...
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