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Four Reasons Why Athletes and PhDs are a Perfect Fit
May 22, 2017

Upper-level academics and extreme athletes are often grouped into separate stereotypes, but the reality is that many people are uniquely suited for both. Read on for a roundup of four reasons why athletes and PhDs make smart sense.


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5 Ways to Finish Grad School Debt-Free
May 8, 2017
Student loan debt is the second highest form of debt in the US, with mortgages in the number one spot.  With so many students and so much debt, it’s no wonder that students want ways to finish their programs debt-free.  Let’s take a look at 5 ways to finish grad school debt fre...

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Five Inspiring Research Heroes
April 24, 2017
Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman. The Flash. These are usually the names that first come to mind when children hear the word “hero.” But as we grow older, we realize that heroes also walk among us in the form of firefighters, police officers, EMT’s and other first responders...

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Why PhD Students Need To Be Widely Read (And How to Pull It Off)
April 7, 2017
If you’re like most graduate students, you may already be buried in so much reading in your field that there mere thought of exploring sources and topics outside of your research seems laughable. But the truth is that exposing yourself to a breadth and depth of ideas is a critical imperative f...

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How to Co-Author a Research Paper
March 28, 2017
Want to get in on the academic research paper?  Co-author one.  Remember: the work of the research is sometimes just as difficult as the writing of the paper.  It doesn’t have to be, though.  Follow these five steps and you’ll be well on your way to co-authoring a res...

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Write for Wikipedia: It’s A Great Idea!
March 13, 2017
Here’s a great idea: write for Wikipedia.  Contribute to the common good, develop fine writing skills, reach a wide audience—and most importantly—understand the beauty and necessity of becoming a digital writer.  Especially in these times.  Let’s take a closer ...

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Did You Know These 5 Celebrities Have PhDs?
February 27, 2017
Last night’s Best Picture announcement gaff at the 89th Annual Academy Awards may have left you with the impression that Hollywood’s bright lights are actually a bit dim, but don’t be fooled. Celebrities are a lot more than pretty faces and photo shoots.  Award nominations and...

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Five Tips for Navigating Your Way to a Tenure-Track Position
February 13, 2017
Tenure-track jobs are often positioned as the “Holy Grail” of the academic world. But while THE Holy Grail is largely regarded as the stuff of legends, tenure-track positions are both very real and very attainable. With the right strategies, that is. Read on for a roundup of tips aimed a...

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5 Tips for Fool-Proofing Your PhD Program Choice
January 30, 2017
No one picks a PhD program hoping for the worst. In fact, the vast majority of doctoral students go in with high hopes and expectations. However,  a recent article in The Guardian highlighted the story of one anonymous student whose PhD experience was not only a massive letdown, but actually ac...

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5 inspiring TED Talks for PhD students
January 16, 2017
All TED Talks are inspiring, but some deliver exactly the right “good medicine” at it exactly the right time. Looking for a spot-on spark of motivation, stimulation or provocation during your PhD studies? If so, look no further than these five TED Talks perfectly suited for grad student ...

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May 18, 2017

The formation of a new alliance of Asian universities will help Asian universities rise in world rankings and compete among the best universities in t...


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May 11, 2017

Brazil’s Ministry of Education announced last month that it would officially end Science Without Borders (“(Ciência sem Fronteiras),...


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May 4, 2017

In a push to generate the national economy, Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education unveiled a plan to increase international student enrollment at...