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Why Female Academics Say Using Titles is a Must
August 17, 2018
While male professors with PhDs may have the liberty of using their first names with students in order to promote friendlier interactions, female professors with the same qualifications should not be so quick to do the same, according to recent tweets from female academics. Here’s a closer look at why titles matter so much -- especially for women who hold doctorates.

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Introducing the LA Area's Most Exclusive School
July 12, 2018
When we hear the phrases “Los Angeles” and “exclusive schools,” thoughts of Beverly Hills may first come to mind. However, when it comes to exclusivity, one school located in Hawthorne, California saw hundreds of applications for just a dozen spots during its 2017 admissions cycle. We’re t...

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Academia Provides PhDs with Job Satisfaction
July 5, 2018
New data from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences shows that despite lower pay than some of their colleagues, humanities PhDs have high levels of job satisfaction, especially if they stay in academics. Let's take a closer look.

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China To Invest More Money Into Its Top Universities
June 22, 2018
As China looks to continue its path towards technological innovation, it will invest about $17.2 billion by 2020 to assist the nation's top 42 universities in becoming world-class institutions. They'll also create 137 universities with first-class rankings in specific fields. Let's take a closer loo...

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Which Country Leads the Rest in Producing STEM Grads?
May 31, 2018
American businessman and former politician once declared STEM education to be “the key to the U.S.’s economic future.” But the US is far from alone. STEM studies are the global imperative, with countries investing in STEM education initiatives positioned for profound gains in the coming years....

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Kenya Needs More PhDs
May 25, 2018
A new report sheds some light on why it takes so long for postgraduates to finish their advanced degrees in Kenya. Let's take a closer look.

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Is the Science Gender Gap More Like a Chasm?
May 25, 2018
We often talk about “closing the gender gap,” and an abundance of initiatives are underway toward this imperative -- especially in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields. But are those efforts working, and will the gender gap in science ever be bridged? Accord...

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Don't Miss Your Chance to Read Hawking's PhD
April 19, 2018
Stephen Hawking's thesis is widely popular. Let's take a closer look at how you can read it.

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Pay Slightly Up For US Faculty
April 6, 2018
Some heartening news for college and university professors: your pay is up. Before you get too excited though, it's only up slightly. Let's take a closer look.

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Is the Brexit Brain Drain Already Underway?
March 29, 2018
Stakeholders have been wondering what Brexit might mean for international mobility since the UK opted out of the EU. Now comes news that the much-dreaded “brain drain” has already begun, with top universities reporting a drop in PhD applications from European students. Here’s a closer look at ...

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August 17, 2018

While male professors with PhDs may have the liberty of using their first names with students in order to promote friendlier interactions, female prof...


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July 26, 2018

Thousands of students receive PhDs in Australia every year. And while there is a great need for their talents in the private sector, woefully few of ...


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July 19, 2018

That glow from your smartphone may be keeping you up at night more than you realize. Avoiding the color cyan--a cross between blue and green--may help...