The Chronicle of Higher Education | Research http://chronicle.com/topic/Research/102/ Topics :: Research Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:09:15 EDT <![CDATA[College and Class]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138223/ http://chronicle.com/article/CollegeClass/138223/ Two researchers discuss their study of inequality in higher education, which involved the women on one freshman floor of a public-college flagship.

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Mon, 01 Apr 2013 04:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Georgia State U. Scholar Leads Strengthened Oral-History Group]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/137639/ http://chronicle.com/article/Georgia-State-U-Scholar-Leads/137639/ The Oral History Association's first-ever executive director, Clifford M. Kuhn, must lead it through the rocky terrain of legal challenges and digital advances.

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Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Conn. and Mass. Governors Propose Big Spending Increases for Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/136945/ http://chronicle.com/article/ConnMass-Governors/136945/ The two governors have very different ideas on what to do with the money and how to raise it.

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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Boston U. Receives Coveted Invitation to Join Assn. of American Universities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135566/ http://chronicle.com/article/Boston-U-Receives-Coveted/135566/ The association added a member for the first time since 2009. Two universities left the group last year.

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Mon, 05 Nov 2012 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA['It's Almost as if Max Eastman Quoted From the Novel ... So That We'd Have This Great Proof']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134870/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Almost-as-if-Max-Eastman/134870/ While working as an intern at Columbia's rare-books library, Jean-Christophe Cloutier found the unpublished manuscript of a famous Harlem Renaissance writer.

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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Pretender]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134876/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Great-Pretender/134876/ A Japanese professor churned out nearly 200 fraudulent papers over two decades. How was he able to avoid detection for so long?

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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Is Pushing Faculty Productivity Worthwhile?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134892/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Pushing-Faculty/134892/ The cost savings may be elusive, some analysts say.

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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134530/ http://chronicle.com/article/Inside-the-Cuban-Missile/134530/ Fifty years later, scholars try to get inside the heads of three leaders a thread away from Armageddon.

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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Marketplace in Your Brain]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134524/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Marketplace-in-Your-Brain/134524/ Scientists have identified brain regions that decide what’s valuable. Why are most economists ignoring them?

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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Anthropology's Great Advocate to Move On]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134456/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anthropologys-Great-Advocate/134456/ After 16 years of leading the American Anthropological Association, William E. Davis will step down to write a book about managing scholarly societies.

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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reviving British Columbia's 'Extinct' Sinixt Band]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134438/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reviving-British-Columbias/134438/ The Canadian government deemed them vanished in 1961. Now an archaeologist, working with their descendants, studies how the Indians might have used their ancient land.

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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Moral' Robots: the Future of War or Dystopian Fiction?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134240/ http://chronicle.com/article/Moral-Robots-the-Future-of/134240/ Some resist the hypothesis that using machines with an "artificial conscience" would result in fewer civilian deaths.

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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What They Built at Brain Camp]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134016/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-They-Built-at-Brain-Camp/134016/ Twenty years of study and schmoozing started a new discipline: cognitive neuroscience.

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Mon, 03 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Academic Researchers Escape Scrutiny in Glaxo Fraud Settlement]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133325/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Researchers-Escape/133325/ A paper touting Paxil listed 22 researchers as authors, but it was actually written by the company. Glaxo has admitted guilt, so why haven't the academics been rebuked?

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Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Zombies on the Brain]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/133043/ http://chronicle.com/article/Zombies-on-the-Brain/133043/ Their tongue-in-cheek talks on the undead have made them minor celebrities. But public outreach, even when it promotes science, can hurt academics' careers.

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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Vengeful Tiger, Glowing Rabbit]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132951/ http://chronicle.com/article/Vengeful-Tiger-Glowing-Rabbit/132951/ People treat animals in bizarre and beastly ways.

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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132819/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Strange-Neuroscience-of/132819/ Kenneth Hayworth wants to plastinate his brain and have it uploaded to a computer to achieve an immortal consciousness. Is he brilliant? Is he crazy? Is he both?

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreaming of a World Without Intellectuals]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132813/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dreaming-of-a-World-Without/132813/ Confronted by social upheaval, conservative scholars tend to blame other scholars. That's a dangerous game.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Writing for History Buffs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132755/ http://chronicle.com/article/Writing-for-History-Buffs/132755/ A new online magazine seeks to promote historical scholarship to a general audience and to bridge the gap between academic and public historians.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[House Lands Neatly Atop Engineering School, to Gawkers' Delight]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132823/ http://chronicle.com/article/House-Lands-Neatly-Atop/132823/ The 70,000-pound artwork is a three-quarters-size house hanging over the edge of the building's roof, and quite safe to visit.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[From Bench to Bunker]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132743/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Bench-to-Bunker/132743/ Basic discoveries in the biological sciences can lead to unexpected places, including the battlefield.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When One Biographer 'Borrows' From Another, the Dispute Gets Philosophical]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132705/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-One-Biographer-Borrows/132705/ A professor publishes an account of Nietzsche's life and work. Another professor notices that a previous author also spake in similar terms.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[More Similarities Between 2 Biographies of Nietzsche]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132709/ http://chronicle.com/article/More-Similarities-Between-2/132709/ Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT <![CDATA[Post Ph.D., an Intellectual Comes to Her Senses]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132747/ http://chronicle.com/article/Post-PhD-an-Intellectual/132747/ A woman's affair with perfume began as a slow, secret flirtation that turned into an obsession.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Do I Look in This iPod?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132621/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Do-I-Look-in-This-iPod-/132621/ A boomer prof attempts dignity with earbuds.

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Mon, 02 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA['The Other America' at 50]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132623/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Other-America-at-50/132623/ No book today is likely to shape domestic policy the way Michael Harrington’s did.

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Mon, 02 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT