Unanswered Questions

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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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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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Hiring Process in Norway for Postdocs

Many months ago I applied for a postdoc position in a university in Norway. About one month ago I got a letter from the university with an evaluation of all candidates. In this evaluation, I was ...
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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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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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Where to Take Your Research Ideas when You Don't Have a PhD/Master's

This is a matter of concern that a friend of mine has been dealing with for quite many many years, he has done much research on the topic using a lot of different online resources and has emailed ...
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What does potential PhD adviser want to see from a candidate that is applying for a second PhD/restarting a PhD?

I'm about to (not)graduate from a grad school. I've put "(not)" intentionally. This is my situation. I started working on a project that was new to our research group. The new topic only remotely ...
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Transitioning from engineering to research as an undergraduate RA

I'm an undergraduate about to finish my first year of undergraduate research in CS. This past year has been mostly engineering-based as I learned how things worked in terms of implementation. I'm ...
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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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What are universities asking for when they demand a “financial resource statement”?

I am applying for a Master program and one of the documents that I have to attach to my application is a "financial resource sworn statement". What is exactly meant by this? Is it usually enough if I ...
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How do you leverage a good transcript in PhD admissions?

A lot of the posts here are about getting a bad transcript through PhD applications - my question is the converse. I'm applying to engineering PhD programs and I have quite a good GPA (3.92/4.00), ...
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Accepting and then declining PhD offer,

I recently got accepted into PhD programs at University A,B,C, and D. I interviewed with Professor W at University A, Professor X at University B, Professor Y at University C, and Professor Z at ...
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Software for tracking next manuscripts to submit

I manage a research group and need to track, for all manuscripts I am going to submit soon, things like funding agency I need to add for that manuscript, authors for the other, potential journals for ...
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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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