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Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year After College Graduation | IssueLab

Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year After College Graduation | IssueLab | Research Development | Scoop.it
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But in 2009 -- the most recent year for which data are available -- women one year out of college who were working full time earned, on average, just 82 percent of what their male peers earned.

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Research development is a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic, and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and central research administrations in attracting extramural research funding, creating relationships, and developing and implementing strategies that increase institutional competitiveness.[http://www.nordp.org/about-us]
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Spending on Science, Already Down, Would Remain Tight

Spending on Science, Already Down, Would Remain Tight | Research Development | Scoop.it
Key agencies that support university research would see increases below the expected inflation rate.
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Budget requests for NIH, NSF, DoD and NASA are stable, but not accounting for inflation. 

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Cultivating Talent through a Principal Pipeline | IssueLab

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Some valuable insights to the important challenge of sustaining a large and varied pool of highly qualified candidates for principalships. 

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What America Needs to Know About Higher Education Redesign | IssueLab

What America Needs to Know About Higher Education Redesign | IssueLab | Research Development | Scoop.it
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Addressing American public's opinion on the most pressing issues facing higher education today, including cost, access, quality, and workforce readiness. 

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U.S.AID official outlines priorities for agency's engagement with higher education | Inside Higher Ed

U.S.AID official outlines priorities for agency's engagement with higher education | Inside Higher Ed | Research Development | Scoop.it
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An official with the U.S. Agency for International Development outlined future directions for engagement with universities at a session at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' Annual Meeting here on Sunday. Among the takeaways: the agency is increasingly interested in working directly with universities -- including those in foreign countries -- rather than through intermediaries, and in tasking higher education institutions to identify their own solutions to global development challenges.

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NSF grant helps Pitt researchers explore large-scale wireless sensor networks for remote environmental monitoring

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University hope to improve the ability of researchers to collect greater amounts of field data through the development of large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSN) and the opportunities they enable for large-scale environment monitoring applications.

The research is fundamentally important because an extension of the battery lifetime for large scale viable WSNs would allow an extended lifetime for field monitoring, which in turn would allow for the effective and efficient collection of valuable field data at unprecedented high special densities and long time durations. The research is specifically focused on ecohydrology, an interdisciplinary field that studies the interaction between water and ecosystems.

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New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research

New computing model could lead to quicker advancements in medical research | Research Development | Scoop.it
With the promise of personalized and customized medicine, one extremely important tool for its success is the knowledge of a person's unique genetic profile.
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Personalized knowledge of one's genetic profile has been facilitated by the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS), where sequencing a genome, like the human genome, has gone from costing $95,000,000 to a mere $5,700. So, now the research problem is no longer how to collect this information, but how to compute and analyze it.

"Overall, DNA sequencers in the life sciences are able to generate a terabyte—or one trillion bytes—of data a minute. This accumulation means the size of DNA sequence databases will increase 10-fold every 18 months," said Wu Feng of the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

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Opinion: Open Access policies have hidden and not-so-hidden costs

Opinion: Open Access policies have hidden and not-so-hidden costs | Research Development | Scoop.it
Since the end of the Second World War, university library collections have been built on the premise that information is expensive, hard to find, and difficult to use.
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A thoughtful discussion of some of the advantages and disadvantages of open access. This is certainly an important topic in higher education research. 

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Don't be that dude: Handy tips for the male academic

Don't be that dude: Handy tips for the male academic | Research Development | Scoop.it
There is a plethora of research on the causes of hostile environments for women in academia, and on why we have an underrepresentation of women in many fields. There are support groups for women, s...
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No really, this means you.

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Five Minutes with John Holmwood and Sue Scott: "Discover Society puts social research back at the heart of public debate."

Five Minutes with John Holmwood and Sue Scott: "Discover Society puts social research back at the heart of public debate." | Research Development | Scoop.it

John Holmwood and Sue Scott are Managing Editors of a new online magazine, Discover Society, which seeks to restore social research to the heart of public debate and commentary.

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We regularly see the value of bringing together scientists from various perspectives to break through the silos of understanding and address complex systems. This looks to be an engaging publication addressing these intellectual intersections.

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How to get the most benefit from the strategy of 'cluster hiring' | Inside Higher Ed

How to get the most benefit from the strategy of 'cluster hiring' | Inside Higher Ed | Research Development | Scoop.it
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Here are the key things to remember:

Start With a Long-Term Plan
Establish Interdisciplinary Oversight
Rethink Basic Processes and Procedures
Develop an Interdisciplinary Infrastructure

Pay Attention to Diversity Issues

Create a Home for Interdisciplinary Faculty
Commit to Ongoing Assessment

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Government shutdown affects National Weather Center and OU research

Government shutdown affects National Weather Center and OU research | Research Development | Scoop.it
With the government shutdown on Tuesday, parts of the National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., have been affected. The National Oceanic and
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration space within the National Weather Center closed to the public.

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Social media presents a growing body of evidence that can inform social and economic policy.

Social media presents a growing body of evidence that can inform social and economic policy. | Research Development | Scoop.it
Social media offers exciting data resources for researchers. But if this body of complex data and its subsequent analysis are going to positively impact public policy and services, governments may ...
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Interesting way to think about how to use social media as data in research.

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The 20 biggest questions in science that still remain in 2013

The 20 biggest questions in science that still remain in 2013 | Research Development | Scoop.it

From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are lots of things we still don't know – but we might do soon:

 

1 What is the universe made of?

2 How and where did life begin?

3 Are we alone in the universe?

4 What makes us human?

5 What defines consciousness?

6 Why do we dream?

7 Why is there stuff?

8 Are there other universes?

9 Where do we put all the carbon?

10 How do we get more energy from the sun?

11 What's so weird about prime numbers?

12 How do we beat bacteria?

13 Can computers keep getting faster?

14 Will we ever cure cancer?

15 How will robots advance?

16 What's at the bottom of the ocean?

17 What's at the bottom of a black hole?

18 Can we live forever?

19 How do we solve the population problem?

20 What is time?

 


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Adrian Rojas's comment, September 18, 2013 9:32 PM
What is the universe made of?
2 How and where did life begin?
3 Are we alone in the universe?
4 What makes us human?
5 What defines consciousness?
6 Why do we dream?
7 Why is there stuff?
8 Are there other universes?
9 Where do we put all the carbon?
10 How do we get more energy from the sun?
11 What's so weird about prime numbers?
12 How do we beat bacteria?
13 Can computers keep getting faster?
14 Will we ever cure cancer?
15 How will robots advance?
16 What's at the bottom of the ocean?
17 What's at the bottom of a black hole?
18 Can we live forever?
19 How do we solve the population problem?
20 What is time?
All these questions can be so easily answered because you should be able to answer all of these without hesitating. Like number 1 "what is the universe made of" umm hello seriously it's made of planets,stars, and gravity. I can understand number 2 because this question can be answered on what you believe in like Jesus made us, or we originate from monkeys. But number 8 is another one of those dumb questions "are there other universes" of course there is there's hundreds if billions of universes is just a galaxy.

I like this article because its interesting to know the questions other people have. And it gives a lot of explanations of why people don't know these answers to the questions. I also like the way it doesn't change subject at all like the other article I read and this one is non-fiction. But there I something I don't understand the first paragraph on this article says "questions we don't know the answers to but soon will, but I know most of these answers. So does that mean I'm like smarter or better than most people when it comes to science?
Gerome Tadeja's comment, October 5, 2013 11:51 AM
I thought that this article was interesting because I got to see some of the questions other people had.
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The Business Case for Racial Equity | IssueLab

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This report demonstrates ways in which promoting racial equity is also a good economic strategy. Win/Win!

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Millions to the Polls: Practical Policies to Fulfill the Freedom to Vote for All Americans | IssueLab

Millions to the Polls: Practical Policies to Fulfill the Freedom to Vote for All Americans | IssueLab | Research Development | Scoop.it
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Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year After College Graduation | IssueLab

Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year After College Graduation | IssueLab | Research Development | Scoop.it
IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, provides free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs produced by the social sector.
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But in 2009 -- the most recent year for which data are available -- women one year out of college who were working full time earned, on average, just 82 percent of what their male peers earned.

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The Impact Of Noise On Overall Health

Occupational, recreational and environmental noise exposure poses a serious public health threat going far beyond hearing damage, according to a new review in The Lancet.
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A research team consisting of members from the International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN), a global panel of experts in various areas of noise and public health, convened to summarize current findings related to noise-related hearing issues (auditory) and broader deleterious effects of noise on physical and mental wellbeing (non-auditory) in mind.

 

The team examined the latest research on noise's impact on an array of health indicators, including hearing loss, cardiovascular disease, cognitive performance, mental health, and sleep disturbance, in order to inform the medical community and lay public about the burden of both auditory and non-auditory effects of noise. 

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Nobel Prize Winner Peter C. Doherty: Pandemics Have Had Societal Impact through History

Nobel Prize Winner Peter C. Doherty: Pandemics Have Had Societal Impact through History | Research Development | Scoop.it
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Nobel Prize-winning immunologist and author Dr. Peter C. Doherty’s new book Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford) explains how pandemics work and introduces infectious disease concepts. Catastrophic infectious diseases such as plague, tuberculosis, cholera, and influenza have altered human societies throughout history. Populations have been devastated from typhus in ancient Greece and pestilence that weakened the Roman Empire to the Spanish influenza of 1918-1919 that killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide.

 

Dr. Doherty concedes that the thought of pandemics is terrifying, and climate change, global travel, and drug-resistance complicate treatment of diseases such as SARS, HIV, and tuberculosis, but he also writes that the deadliest pathogens can be readily detected and confined, that we’re learning more about prevention, and that information and preparation are critical in defeating pandemics.

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Grammatical structures as a window into the past

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A new large-scale database and atlas of key structural properties of mixed languages from the Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific has been published by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, in a...
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The Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures was published by Oxford University Press and as a free online publication. The large-scale database and atlas of key structural properties of mixed languages contains in-depth comparable information on syntactic and phonological patterns of 76 languages from the Americas, Africa and Asia-Pacific.  It was completed through a joint project with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, the University of Gießen, the University of Zurich, and a consortium of over 80 other researchers from around the world. 

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Honey bees demonstrate decision making process to avoid difficult choices

Honey bees demonstrate decision making process to avoid difficult choices | Research Development | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A new study on the metacognitive ability of honey bees suggests that they, like humans, avoid difficult decisions when they lack sufficient information to solve a problem.
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This study is the first to demonstrates that even insects are capable of making complex and adaptive decisions.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-11-honey-bees-decision-difficult-choices.html#jCp

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Writer's 'sting operation' reveals pseudoscience journals willing to publish shoddy research for a fee

Writer's 'sting operation' reveals pseudoscience journals willing to publish shoddy research for a fee | Research Development | Scoop.it
The effect of this is that low-quality studies are accepted into the body of published work that future scientists, doctors and engineers use as a reference
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The interesting take-away is not that there are shoddy open access journals, but that there are some excellent ones that follow a strict peer review process. So it is up to the author(s) and reader to assess the merit of a given journal. 

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$5.7 million NSF grants seek better ways to assess STEM learning

$5.7 million NSF grants seek better ways to assess STEM learning | Research Development | Scoop.it
MSU has received two National Science Foundation grants totaling $5.7 million, funds that will utilize computer software to analyze student writing in science and engineering classes.
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The grants will allow a team of researchers to develop computerized tools that will analyze students’ written responses to homework, quiz and test questions to predict how they would be assessed.

“Students answering questions in their own words is the most meaningful way for instructors to identify learning obstacles. The realities of typical large-enrollment undergraduate classes, however, restrict the options that faculty members have for evaluating students' writing.”

“When students express what they know in their own words, it is deeper and a more rich view of what students know and have learned. It’s a more interactive form of learning and teaching.”

 

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WSU team lands NSF grant to benchmark impact of international research | WSU News Washington State University

WSU team lands NSF grant to benchmark impact of international research | WSU News Washington State University | Research Development | Scoop.it
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The goal is to encourage universities to expand international collaborations, thus increasing knowledge discovery and global competitiveness.

Tools generated by the two-year project will be applied to WSU as a pilot study, followed by testing at four other U.S. universities.

“This NSF project will result in a blueprint that will assist U.S. universities in documenting and evaluating the quality of their international research activities."

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People must pay the full cost of water, says EEA

People must pay the full cost of water, says EEA | Research Development | Scoop.it
As the UN marks the anniversary of the decision to make the right to water
legally binding, the European Environment Agency has called for governments
to charge the full price for water, to cut down waste.
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Would we use less water if we paid incrementally higher rates? I think my family would be more mindful.

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Good reason to have smart friends

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(Phys.org) —Creativity and genius are commonly seen as attributes of an individual, but new research indicates the role played by the surrounding group may be just as important.
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Shared group membership, or lack of it, motivates individuals to rise to particular creative challenges.

"Shared group membership provides a basis for certain forms of originality to be recognised, or disregarded," said Dr Haslam, who collaborated with international colleagues on a paper published recently in the Personality and Social Psychology Review.



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-10-social-group-key-fostering-creativity.html#jCp

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