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Is academia too disconnected from reality? [closed]

Are there processes for academia to examine itself in this world? Because it seems that while it gets criticized often, it has learned to shield itself and ignore it. Speaking as a PhD, if ...
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How useful are professional society memberships?

En route to academia, are professional society memberships useful? So far, I feel like I have been paying ~$100/year for a few societies (with student discounts), just to receive copies of their ...
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How can a researcher improve his contribution to society?

As an academic researcher in a theoretical field at a public institution, I am sensitive to the social value of my work (my own contribution to society). I do some teaching, whose contribution to ...