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Academics: How plugging into well-connected colleagues can help research fly

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Michael E. Rose, University of Cape Town and Co-Pierre Georg, University of Cape Town Informal intellectual collaboration is crucial for good social ...

University-based Research: Always a Winner

Bernie Machen | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Bernie Machen

We may not wipe out hunger, cancer and energy shortages overnight. If we don't strive to do so, though, we know we won't deliver the breakthroughs the public depends upon us for.

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims Have 2 Big Demands | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With negotiations intensifying to craft a federal budget deal by mid-December, opponents of spending cuts known as sequestration are mak...

Sam Stein

UCLA Chancellor On Sequestration: 'People Will End Up On The Street' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the crowded Taft Room of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, leaders of some of the top universities gathered on Monday to...

Innovation Is a Key Component of Our Future

Eli Capilouto | Posted 09.26.2013 | College
Eli Capilouto

As the country recovers in a still fragile global economy, we cannot forget -- nor abandon -- the principles that made us strong. Public investment in research and development, though not always immediately apparent, is an essential driver of our recovery.

Major Cuts Will Force Universities To Scale Back In Key Area

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

University Research Discovers Hard Truths Of Budget Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti and Peter Rudegeair March 9 (Reuters) - Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Carol Greider used to have eigh...

Every University Is Bracing For Massive Cuts This Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.27.2013 | College

The impending federal budget cuts known as the sequester, which will go into effect on Friday without action by Congress, are poised to have a signifi...

Study Says Turbo Parents Can Depress Their College-aged Kids

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Turbo-charged parents still running their university-aged children's schedules, laundr...

10 Reasons Why the Campus Is Here to Stay

John D. Haeger | Posted 03.19.2013 | College
John D. Haeger

Recent discussions about tech-inspired disruptions to traditional higher education have prompted me to consider what motivates students to pursue a university education in what is increasingly regarded as the old-fashioned way: on campus.

Tyler Kingkade

College Presidents Are Freaked Out About The Fiscal Cliff | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.15.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- The looming fiscal cliff could mean colleges and universities around the country -- both public and private -- will lose billions of dolla...

Researchers: Having A Terrible Roommate Ruins Your Grades

Posted 08.07.2012 | College

Living with a crappy dorm roommate could drag down your GPA as well as your mood. There is no shortage of research to prove roommate relations fact...

Dog Owners, Pick Up Your Pooper-Scoopers In The Name of University Research

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.09.2012 | College

Bagging man's best friend's smelly situation can be considered a contribution to science, according to the University of Calgary in Canada. Scienti...

Turning Science Into Startups: NSF Launches Innovation Corps

Steve Blank | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

The NSF has announced the Innovation Corps -- a program to take the most promising research projects in American university laboratories and turn them into startups.

Kauffman Foundation: How To Jump Start America's Entrepreneurial Engine Without Spending

Robert E. Litan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert E. Litan

The Rules for Growth can jump start America's entrepreneurial engine, paving the way for sustained growth in jobs and income -- all at little or no cost to taxpayers.