News tagged with graduate student

Listening to the stars

It is almost night on the island of Puerto Rico. Astronomer Joanna Rankin raises her head toward the sky. A few of the brightest stars shine through blue cracks in a ragged dome of gray clouds. To her back, a jungle throbs ...

dateDec 01, 2011 in Astronomy
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Can plagiarism be weeded out?

To cheat or not to cheat? It's a question scholars have grappled with for generations. For the majority of students, cheating is out of the question because success can only be achieved through honest and hard work, i.e. ...

dateOct 26, 2011 in Social Sciences
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PHD Comics hits the big screen

( -- If you are a graduate student, you are more than likely aware of the popular Piled Higher and Deeper, or PHD, Comics created by Jorge Cham. These comics cover the everyday struggles that scientists face while ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Other report
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Safe and scientifically sound

In August, federal officials sent a letter to Yale University formally criticizing its safety practices in connection to the accidental death of a student.

dateSep 09, 2011 in Other
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Scientists seek to increase science literacy

A scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and colleague at Emory University are seeking to persuade the National Science Foundation to reevaluate its decision to cancel a program that has placed 10,000 science graduate ...

dateJul 18, 2011 in Other
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Dairy manure goes urban

When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted. Studies have shown that, among other issues, distressed urban soils are often significantly compacted, may have ...

dateJun 23, 2011 in Environment
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3D proteins -- Getting the big picture

How do you get to know a protein? How about from the inside out? If you ask chemistry professor James Hinton, "It's really important that students be able to touch, feel, see ... embrace--if you like, these proteins."

dateMay 10, 2011 in Materials Science
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