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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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Negotiating a retention offer

What are the best strategies for faculty negotiating a retention offer when they have an external job offer? Are there any nonobvious pitfalls to avoid? Details: tenured, public R1 institution in the ...
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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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In Canada, Is it more likely for faculty members to allocate funds for a PhD applicant than a master's applicant?

I am currently applying to a Masters degree in neuroscience (McGill, in Canada). In order to get in, I have to contact an advisor that is willing to fund my studies. If I fail to do so, I cannot enter ...
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What if my paper is accepted, but later my institution doesn’t allow me to publish in this journal?

My paper was accepted by a publisher; an acceptance letter was mailed to me. However, later my institution didn’t allow me to publish there, because it the journal isn’t indexed by Scopus? How can I ...
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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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Should I tell the interviewer that I solely rely on scholarship to finance my MBA?

I am preparing for my first MBA admission interview that will take place in a couple of days. I wonder how should I respond if I ever get asked about my plan if I do not get the scholarship I have ...
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What is the approximate composition of a statement of purpose in Mathematics?

I am writing a statement of purpose right now for US graduate schools in mathematics, and am I bit bogged down on figuring out the approximate ratio of my background versus my actual research goals. I ...
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Is cover letter another name for the statement of purpose for a PhD position?

US Universities typically ask for a formal "Statement of Purpose" while European universities have no such specific requirement. Instead, most of the times they ask for a cover letter. I've been told ...
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Leaving postdoc after less than one year with no reference letter

I've been in my first postdoc for a year and feel that I'm not progressing in my career. There has been communication issues with my PI, he's not very supportive of his senior postdocs, and it takes a ...
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Will journal editors contact you if your book review has been rejected?

I'm in the Humanities and I was sent a book to review for a journal. Book reviews of the particular journal are peer-reviewed. It has been 3 months after my submission but I still haven't heard from ...
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Short Research Postgraduate Courses

Are there any mathematics or physics postgraduate courses (not taught courses) in the UK where you can continue a piece of research work you did whilst an undergrad? So you effectively do a project ...
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How do I deal with an old reference letter from an advisor for job applications?

I wrote my graduate advisor asking him to updated his reference letters for me, but he has yet to respond. I e-mailed him again, but he and I did not have the best relationship, and I am worried that ...
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Applying for long term visit during PhD

I am a final year PhD student in string theory. I couldn't apply for post doc positions as I didn't have sufficient number of publications. Now since my thesis work is almost complete I am looking for ...
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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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