PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Research http://www.chronicle.com/section/Research/9/ 2018-06-22T15:18:44-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education In the Lab, Failure Is Part of the Job Description http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-the-Lab-Failure-Is-Part-of/243677 2018-06-15T12:00:00-04:00 A research psychologist at New York University asks his team to report their setbacks as well as their successes. By Alexander C. Kafka U. of California and Texas A&M Win Bid to Run Birthplace of Atom Bomb http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-CaliforniaTexas-A-M/243624 2018-06-08T14:18:00-04:00 The California system has shared operation of the Los Alamos laboratory for decades, but the partnership with Texas A&M — the alma mater of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry — marks a shift. By Megan Zahneis What’s With the Home-Run Boom? Major League Baseball Asked This Professor to Find Out http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-With-the-Home-Run/243518 2018-05-28T10:55:00-04:00 Alan Nathan, a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Red Sox fan, shares what he and his colleagues discovered by looking at baseballs in a whole new way. By Eric Kelderman Robert Mueller’s Undergraduate Thesis Adviser Has a Great Memory. But He Doesn’t Remember Mueller. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Robert-Mueller-s/243504 2018-05-24T18:20:00-04:00 The former Princeton professor reread his now-famous student’s project about a geopolitical legal case and deems it “judicious” and “very fair.” By Vimal Patel U. of Illinois at Chicago Officials Defend Handling of Researcher’s Misconduct http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Illinois-at-Chicago/243299 2018-05-02T10:43:00-04:00 A ProPublica Illinois report revealed last week that a federal agency had ordered the university to repay $3.1 million that had been given to a psychiatrist to study bipolar disorder among children. By Jodi S. Cohen (ProPublica Illinois) The $3-Million Research Breakdown http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-3-Million-Research/243231 2018-04-26T03:59:00-04:00 How a star psychiatrist at the University of Illinois at Chicago violated protocols and put children at risk. By Jodi S. Cohen (ProPublica Illinois) When Racism Roils a Campus, Colleges Respond. Will Students Be Satisfied? http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Racism-Roils-a-Campus/243151 2018-04-17T18:09:00-04:00 New research finds that students are most likely to be happy with an institution’s response to a racist incident if they perceive the student body to be racially diverse. By Chris Quintana Facebook Says It Will Help Academics Use Its Data. Here’s How That’s Supposed to Work. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Facebook-Says-It-Will-Help/243126 2018-04-13T18:58:52-04:00 Two professors propose a model for industry-academic partnerships that will allow scholars to explore a question: What impact has social media had on democracy? By Nell Gluckman Historians Want to Be Cited in the Media. Here’s Why It Matters. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Historians-Want-to-Be-Cited-in/243084 2018-04-10T17:51:40-04:00 When their work provides context for breaking news, the scholars argue, some credit helps the public understand what’s going on. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz This Professor Has Collected American Racism in a College’s Basement http://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Professor-Has-Collected/243040 2018-04-05T00:00:23-04:00 Blackface Polaroids, magazine ads with Sambo figures, and other “racist garbage” reside in a university library’s museum not as a shrine but as a document of the country’s tragic past — and present. By Julian Wyllie U.S. Discovery of Iranian Cyberattack Doesn’t Seem to Alarm Universities http://www.chronicle.com/article/US-Discovery-of-Iranian/242919 2018-03-25T16:15:14-04:00 Foreign-policy experts suggest a computer-hacking indictment has more to do with international politics than a dire threat to American research institutions. By Paul Basken Last Fall This Scholar Defended Colonialism. Now He’s Defending Himself. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Last-Fall-This-Scholar/242880 2018-03-21T18:46:18-04:00 Bruce Gilley, a professor at Portland State University, caused an uproar with an article in Third World Quarterly. In an interview he blames “totalitarian ideologues” for distorting his message. By Vimal Patel Why One Academic Filed a Claim Against Cambridge Analytica to Get His Own Data http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-One-Academic-Filed-a-Claim/242868 2018-03-20T18:15:44-04:00 For David Carroll, a media scholar at Parsons School of Design, it’s personal. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Twitter for Scientists: an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Twitter-for-Scientists-an/242861 2018-03-19T18:06:25-04:00 A new federally funded project called Polyplexus aims to become a repository for “micropubs” — 300-character summaries of research findings. For now, it’s open to academic scientists only. By Paul Basken Academic Conferences May Save Lives — by Keeping Big-Name Doctors Busy http://www.chronicle.com/article/Academic-Conferences-May-Save/242786 2018-03-09T11:59:47-05:00 That’s the counterintuitive conclusion of a study by scientists at Harvard. The report’s lead author admits that it’s hard to know what to make of the findings. By Paul Basken A Guide to Writing Good Academic Prose http://chronicle.com/resource/a-guide-to-writing-good-academ/5877/ 2018-02-27T16:55:00-05:00 Steven Pinker and other experts offer advice to make your scholarly work less cumbersome or convoluted, more clear and cogent, and maybe even a joy to read. How to Protect Your College’s Research From Undue Corporate Influence http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Protect-Your/242616 2018-02-25T16:30:00-05:00 Public scandals and private worries have prompted efforts to rethink the management of university-industry ties. By Paul Basken 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