PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Research http://www.chronicle.com/section/Research/9/ 2018-02-22T11:26:37-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education NSF to Require Reporting of Researchers Who Harass http://www.chronicle.com/article/NSF-to-Require-Reporting-of/242472 2018-02-08T10:01:00-05:00 The agency seeks to ensure firsthand that any research it funds, including at remote outposts, is carried out free of harassment. By Paul Basken How Much Do Professors Work? One Researcher Is Trying to Find Out http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Do-Professors-Work-/242444 2018-02-05T18:22:00-05:00 John Ziker describes developing an app that helps faculty members record how many hours each week they spend doing their jobs and why it’s beneficial for the public to know. By Julian Wyllie How College May Actually Limit Students’ Exposure to Different Religions http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-College-May-Actually-Limit/242330 2018-01-24T18:45:27-05:00 It’s a commonly accepted narrative that students are exposed to diverse religious perspectives for the first time while in college. A new study says that the opposite may be true. By Bianca Quilantan Some Real Data on Fake News http://www.chronicle.com/article/Some-Real-Data-on-Fake-News/242153 2018-01-04T15:04:07-05:00 Who clicked on all those phony news articles during the 2016 presidential election, and what does it means for the future of politics? Researchers begin to rummage through the ruins of a dumpster fire. By Steve Kolowich What Motivated a Musicologist to Study the Motifs of Star Wars http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Motivated-a-Musicologist/242087 2017-12-18T18:16:00-05:00 A Tufts University professor created a catalog of the recurring themes in the space saga’s universe. By Andy Thomason Law Professor’s New Book Puts Ethnography on Trial http://www.chronicle.com/article/Law-Professor-s-New-Book/242068 2017-12-15T14:35:00-05:00 Steven Lubet got interested in the field after reviewing Alice Goffman’s controversial 2014 book, On the Run. He thinks some ethnographers have an accuracy problem. Can a legal perspective help? By Marc Parry How Can Colleges Head Off Homegrown Extremism? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Can-Colleges-Head-Off/241978 2017-12-04T20:09:51-05:00 An analysis of 30 incidents looks for the key risk factors. By Liam Adams A Challenge for Higher Ed: Modernize Manufacturing, but Protect Jobs http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Challenge-for-Higher-Ed-/241834 2017-11-20T17:44:04-05:00 A reclamation project in Pittsburgh will turn an old steel mill into an advanced-robotics center run by Carnegie Mellon. Can it really spark a “rebirth of American manufacturing”? By Paul Basken The Scholars Behind the Quest for Reparations http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Scholars-Behind-the-Quest/241764 2017-11-14T17:15:00-05:00 They are propelling a reckoning with slavery’s legacy on campuses, in cities, at companies. What Hilary Beckles is doing represents the next step. It’s the marshaling of scholarship for a political aim: payback. By Marc Parry The First Thing Colleges Must Understand About Antifa: What the Word Means http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-First-Thing-Colleges-Must/241748 2017-11-10T18:52:51-05:00 The terminological confusion around “antifa,” “antifascism,” and “black bloc” has contributed to misinterpretation of leftist activism. Three experts provide a glossary. By Nell Gluckman Slaves in the Ivy League: Princeton Discovers Its Racial Past http://www.chronicle.com/article/Slaves-in-the-Ivy-League-/241692 2017-11-06T19:22:00-05:00 How one historian’s seminar has grown into one of the most-ambitious investigations of an institution’s racial history. By Julia Martinez For Civil-War Scholars, a Settled Question That Will Never Die: What Caused the War? http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Civil-War-Scholars-a/241627 2017-10-31T19:13:34-04:00 Remarks by the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, sparked a debate about slavery’s role in the conflict. Historians have long fielded such questions and say very little can change the minds of those convinced the war was about some other issue. By Julia Martinez What a Longtime JFK Scholar Expects From the Looming Document Release http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-a-Longtime-JFK-Scholar/241555 2017-10-25T19:15:13-04:00 The declassification of more than 3,000 files on JFK’s assassination might give rise to new conspiracy theories, but one professor believes the new documents will not solve any great mysteries. By Julia Martinez Can a Focus on the Marketplace Help the Social Sciences Have an Impact? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-a-Focus-on-the-Marketplace/241497 2017-10-18T18:15:18-04:00 The I-Corps model is winning admirers in a variety of scientific enterprises. The question is whether it can solve social problems too. By Paul Basken Professors’ Productivity Declines With Age, Right? Maybe Not. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Productivity/241477 2017-10-17T22:23:15-04:00 A study of computer-science professors found that, in 80 percent of cases, their research-output patterns resisted the traditional perception of an early burst of publication followed by a gradual decline. By Julia Martinez Can Social Science Tell Us How Much Gerrymandering Is Too Much? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-Social-Science-Tell-Us-How/241407 2017-10-09T15:05:09-04:00 In the spotlight of a Supreme Court case over whether Wisconsin lawmakers drew the state’s districts unconstitutionally, the discipline sees both its power and its limits. By Paul Basken Undergraduate Research Surges, Despite Uncertainties Over Best Practices http://www.chronicle.com/article/Undergraduate-Research-Surges/241360 2017-10-02T21:51:33-04:00 All types of colleges are embracing research at the undergraduate level. Finding the best features and combinations of experiences, however, is very much a work in progress. By Paul Basken A Debate About White Supremacy and Medieval Studies Exposes Deep Rifts in the Field http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Debate-About-White-Supremacy/241234 2017-09-18T21:20:21-04:00 Medievalists have been wrestling with their field’s connection to white supremacists. Now, one of their own has sharply challenged their fears, revealing a struggle to define the discipline’s future. By Nell Gluckman Elsevier Embraces Data-Sharing Standards, in Step Toward Scientific Openness http://www.chronicle.com/article/Elsevier-Embraces-Data-Sharing/241089 2017-09-05T03:00:01-04:00 In support of scientific transparency, the publishing giant endorsed broad guidelines for open articles and data. By Paul Basken The Antifa Academic http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Antifa-Academic/241002 2017-08-24T19:41:44-04:00 A Dartmouth lecturer who wrote a book on the anti-fascist movement discusses his research and the people at the center of it. By Nell Gluckman