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What rough percentage of universities required Ancient Greek and Latin? From when to when?

I limit this question to universities in Canada, UK, and the US. In general: 1. For admission, what rough percentage of universities required Ancient Greek and Latin? 2. Then what about after ...
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Supporting ESL Graduate Students

I've had to support several ESL graduate students in the past. In general, they were smart and capable but really struggled with the reading and writing aspects of graduate work. They did complete the ...
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Professor used the same exam as last year. Is it considered an unfair advantage?

I took an exam which was very difficult. I am a senior in college and this is the first time I failed an exam. I was surprised to find out most of my classmates, which usually don't do as well, got an ...
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Feedback on the Toronto Paper Matching System (TPMS) for paper review assignment

I have been invited as a reviewer for a conference (ICIP, on image processing, in a broad domain close to computer science). The ancient system was based on ticked keywords (by benevolent reviewers) ...
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Xilinx university program terms issue

I work at a university and want to get some FPGA development boards sponsored by Xilinx for labs. They have a donation program, so I filled a request. But after the final submission I've been ...
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Are there any studies on the effectiveness of Qualifying examinations in Graduate Schools

Is any of you aware of studies that show how a Qualifying examination affects things like success in an Academic career, publications, etc. As many of you know, there are many countries that do not ...
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Is teaching for a biology program without “specialized accreditation” bad for your career?

I plan on graduating with my PhD in May and am currently job searching for academic positions for next fall. I am looking into applying to be a full-time biology faculty member at a school which is ...
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How to provide information about past students without violating FERPA

The instructions for supervisors of an NIH NRSA Fellowship say: B. Sponsor's/Co-Sponsor’s Previous Fellows/Trainees Give the total number of predoctoral and postdoctoral individuals previously ...
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Do Nature journals wrongly claim copyright in their published pdfs?

I just noticed this and I'm slightly confused by a small detail. The Nature Publishing Group states in its Publishing Licences page that the copyright on articles remains with the author: NPG ...
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Can you submit the same session proposal to two different conferences?

Each conference is on a different continent but is in the same discipline (A & H). If my proposal is accepted, I will be chairing both sessions but will obviously have different speakers. I am ...
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Emphasizing previous sales skill in finance PhD application?

It seems a rather odd thing to emphasize, but I thought my past experience as a broker could be turned into a positive rather than a moot point. Do PhD admissions committees take into account soft ...
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Do journals have legal copyrights to the online supplemental information?

I have a paper in an biology journal (Wiley is the publisher) for which I would like to put a much more mathematical version on ArXiV, mainly the theorems and proofs located in the online supplement ...
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When teaching, which question types are effective for stimulating deep processing of the material in students?

In our university, we have a discussion about different question types to use in a module in our Electronic Learning Environment called 'self-tests'. We use this module to stimulate active processing ...
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Publish own work online, ethics and platform

My question is similar to this. If someone wants to publish his work in the medical field, for free but without a review process, how is this seen by the academic world? Are there any online services ...
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What is the difference between digest and extended abstract?

Conference asks for digest not exceeding 5 double-spaced pages to be submitted. Up until now I had to submit only one page of extended abstract. What to put in digest? 5 pages are quite a lot of ...

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