PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Research http://www.chronicle.com/section/Research/9/ 2017-12-14T03:02:50-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 Elsevier Is Becoming a Data Company. Should Universities Be Wary? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Elsevier-Is-Becoming-a-Data/240876 2017-08-07T23:39:00-04:00 For years university researchers have complained that the publishing giant has driven up the costs of journals. Now, as data-sharing becomes more valuable, the company’s shifting focus is raising new concerns. By Paul Basken House Republicans Counter Trump on University Research Costs http://www.chronicle.com/article/House-Republicans-Counter/240633 2017-07-12T19:48:01-04:00 An appropriations panel’s budget plan rejects the administration’s proposal to eliminate or sharply cut indirect-cost payments for medical research. By Paul Basken Why Disclosure Policies Don’t Discourage Academe’s Drug Salesmen http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Disclosure-Policies/240522 2017-07-03T13:59:00-04:00 The practice of drug-company payments to scientists to help promote their products remains widespread, despite persistent efforts by universities and the government to check it. By Paul Basken A New Theory on How Researchers Can Solve the Reproducibility Crisis: Do the Math http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Theory-on-How/240470 2017-06-28T23:00:10-04:00 In the hunt for complex causes of the reproducibility crisis, universities and researchers may not be giving enough attention to a simpler cure. By Paul Basken Universities Are Getting a Lesson in the Value of Early Training to Apply for Grants http://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-Are-Getting-a/240454 2017-06-27T21:34:23-04:00 With the National Science Foundation’s biological-sciences division closing a valued grant program, some outside scientific societies have offered to step in. But that idea may raise more problems than it solves. By Paul Basken Lessons From a Professor’s 10-Year Fight to Rein In Pharmaceutical Promotion http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lessons-From-a-Professor-s/240404 2017-06-20T18:36:49-04:00 PharmedOut, a project at Georgetown University, aims to provide medical education free from industry bias. Adriane J. Fugh-Berman, its founder, explains why her conferences always feature homemade cookies and why medical school is “soul-destroying.” By Paul Basken