News tagged with graduate student

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. ...

Oct 26, 2011
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PHD Comics hits the big screen

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 s ...

Sep 16, 2011 report
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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 ...

Jul 18, 2011
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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, ...

Jun 23, 2011
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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 ...

May 10, 2011
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A time for a change in the PhD system

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to a series of articles published in Nature, the world has too many PhDs and not enough academic jobs to sustain them. Researchers point out that it is either time to make change ...

Apr 25, 2011 report
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Good grades? It's all in who you know

(PhysOrg.com) -- Enrichment classes, after-school activities, tutoring, not to mention the gentle prodding of parents — all may count in giving a child that extra academic edge. But parents still puzzle over what the right ...

Jun 03, 2010
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