PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2017-07-24T20:53:30-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Why Do We Ask ‘Why?’ A Scientist Tries to Pin Down an Elusive Human Trait http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Do-We-Ask-Why-A/240727 2017-07-24T20:30:00-04:00 In a new book, the astrophysicist Mario Livio explores the nature of curiosity and its “irresistible appeal.” By Tom Bartlett Have You Stayed Too Long? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Have-You-Stayed-Too-Long-/240719 2017-07-24T16:00:00-04:00 An extended tenure as chair can be counterproductive for your department and your career. By Dana S. Dunn and Jane S. Halonen We Need More, Not Fewer, Collaborations With Tech Companies http://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Need-More-Not-Fewer/240726 2017-07-24T14:02:01-04:00 Access to data sets and financing would be a lifeline for university-centered research and a public service to an increasingly digitized society. By Mary L. Gray Steven Salaita, Whose Revoked Job Offer Inflamed Higher Ed, Says He’s Leaving Academe http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/steven-salaita-whose-revoked-job-offer-inflamed-higher-ed-says-hes-leaving-academe/119431 2017-07-24T13:42:50-04:00 The faculty member, known for a position he almost had at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recently taught at the American University of Beirut. Fixing Our Job-Market Problem https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1861-fixing-our-job-market-problem 2017-07-24T10:52:00-04:00 Career diversity must become the new norm, not an exceptional trend, if graduate education is to thrive in the future. By Kevin Gannon An Educational ‘Booster Shot’ for America’s Labor Force http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Educational-Booster/240629 2017-07-24T09:04:00-04:00 Van Ton-Quinlivan, vice chancellor for work-force and economic development for the California Community Colleges, says colleges need to form partnerships with employers to help “stranded workers” get back into the job market. By Scott Carlson Walking the Career-Diversity Walk http://www.chronicle.com/article/Walking-the-Career-Diversity/240693 2017-07-23T19:00:00-04:00 Do professors really support multiple career paths for Ph.D.s? And do the graduate students? By Leonard Cassuto Being a Determinative http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/07/23/being-a-determinative/ 2017-07-23T18:27:59-04:00 Geoff Pullum spots a new member of a small category of words that hardly ever lets in a new member. Weekly Book List, July 28, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-28/240718 2017-07-23T18:09:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub U. of Southern California Says It Will Fire Puliafito http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-southern-california-says-it-will-fire-puliafito/119427 2017-07-22T14:11:56-04:00 The tenured faculty member and former dean of the medical school led a secret life of illicit drug use, a newspaper reported last week.   Months After ‘Transracialism’ Flap, Controversy Still Rages at Feminist Philosophy Journal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Months-After/240722 2017-07-21T19:06:16-04:00 The Board of Directors of Hypatia temporarily suspended the authority of the Associate Editorial Board. Then the associate editors reportedly resigned. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Fired Title IX Officer Alleges Retaliation in Suit Against Texas A&M Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fired-Title-IX-Officer-Alleges/240721 2017-07-21T18:00:03-04:00 Gerardo Alva says he was unfairly accused of theft and let go after complaining about the handling of a sexual-assault case. By Katherine Mangan A Warning, a Crusade, and a Public Reckoning at the U. of Florida http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Warning-a-Crusadea/240720 2017-07-21T16:27:57-04:00 A lawyer’s requests for records provide a rare look at the inner workings of a top public-research university. It’s not pretty. By Michael Vasquez A Case of Mistaken Identity Spurs Hateful Messages for a Sikh Professor http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Case-of-Mistaken-Identity/240714 2017-07-20T21:15:06-04:00 The website Campus Reform corrected an article that initially purported to show the professor (it was actually his brother) giving two middle fingers to Trump Tower. But not before the hate started pouring in. By Chris Quintana When Substance Abuse Hits the C-Suite http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Substance-Abuse-Hits-the/240713 2017-07-20T20:59:03-04:00 The University of Southern California’s cautious response to a former dean’s drug-fueled double life highlights an uneasy balance of compassion and accountability that such cases often evoke. By Jack Stripling Hemingway’s Cuban English http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/07/20/hemingways-cuban-english/ 2017-07-20T20:00:35-04:00 The Havana experience of the author, born 118 years ago today, summons intriguing questions about multilingualism and writing. Groups Call on Civil-Rights Official to Reject ‘90 Percent’ Statement on Campus-Rape Cases http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/groups-call-on-civil-rights-official-to-reject-90-percent-statement-on-campus-rape-cases/119415 2017-07-20T14:55:23-04:00 The National Women’s Law Center, joined by more than 50 other groups, said in a letter that Candice Jackson’s remark last week sent a “destructive and inaccurate message.” Climate Scientists Should Embrace Public Debate http://www.chronicle.com/article/Climate-Scientists-Should/240710 2017-07-20T14:47:56-04:00 Ducking the skeptics only fuels conspiracy theories and increases the credibility of outlandish views. By Christopher J. Ferguson Author's Claim That Calhoun Was Major Inspiration for Nobel-Winning Libertarian Is Absurd http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/authors-claim-that-calhoun-was-major-inspiration-for-nobel-winning-libertarian-is-absurd/ 2017-07-20T14:03:56-04:00 For one, Buchanan never mentions Calhoun in any of his vast writings. Critique of QS University Rankings Methodology Was Inaccurate and Defamatory http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/critique-of-qs-university-rankings-methodology-was-inaccurate-and-defamatory/ 2017-07-20T13:26:44-04:00 There are no legitimate grounds whatsoever for encouraging academics to boycott the surveys.