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The customary code of polite behavior amongst the academic world.

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Role of small talk in academia

Small talk in the title refer to the small questions or words that are culturally used in preserving and maintaining relations among people. The normal small talk are as follows How are you? How is ...
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Recognition Of Professor's Lifetime Work By University Upon Death [closed]

Recently I was very upset to see a failure of a university to provide the customary honor to one of its beloved professors: the big obituary in the national newspaper on Saturday. It really vexed me ...
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How should I interpret a book editor not responding to me after accepting my chapter proposal?

I had a detailed chapter proposal accepted about five weeks ago for a collection of critical essays in my field, edited by a retired professor who has been prolific in publishing while retired. In the ...
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How should I talk to professor if I have been absent from project for weeks due to mental health issues?

I am an undergraduate student. Four weeks earlier my professor asked me to work with him on a literature survey project. He asked me to update him every week about the status of the project. The ...
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Research article inspired by a question on MSE?

This question has been migrated from the MSE. I am writing a short research article that was inspired by a question posted on the Mathematics Stack Exchange. Is mentioning this in the article viewed ...
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PhD length in Canada

I was wondering how long does it usually take to finish a PhD in Canada? (social sciences/studying full time).
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Contacting potential advisors before applying to graduate program - PURE MATH

I have seen a few similar questions, but the answers are not usually specific enough to math, and it seems this is one of those things which varies heavily based on field. In many math programs, the ...
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Getting married abroad on August 21st, job begins on August 23rd. What do I do?

I just completed my Ph.D. and have recently been offered a lecturer position in a university. The first day of classes is on August 23rd, and I am getting married abroad in Europe on August 21st. The ...
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Is it rude to forward an email to someone left out of the email?

I've emailed a professor/TA and cced my peers or also a different professor/TA and cced another professor/TA. However, sometimes I get emailed back only to my email, not the person cced, would it be ...
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What would be the correct response if a teacher gives you their own answer without explaining or giving any indication that you are wrong?

It's not the first time that it has happened to me, but I think many times, tons of times. I'm a bachelor's student with Physics as the major. Let me tell you about today's incident: So we were taking ...
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Solliciting letter of recommendation from student for tenure paquet

A colleague of mine in a US institution included letters from some of his (undergraduate) research assistants in his tenure packet. I was wondering If such practice was common, What should the letter ...
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How can I appropriately call my professor? [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate student in a research group. I'm a little bit confused about how can I call my professor appropriately. The graduate students in the group just call him by his name, but I think ...
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Asking about funding when you've already been told you'll be funded

Disclaimer : Please consider I'm in Europe, and this is for European funding I've been accepted to do my PhD. I've been told in writing something along the lines of "You'll work for Prof. A doing ...
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Why did I receive a negative response from a professor when emailing about course content and prerequisites of a course I am considering taking?

I wrote the following email to a professor (I've removed any personal or specific details): Dear Prof. Last name, Hope this email finds you well. I am Name, an undergraduate in the mathematics ...
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Getting an extra advisor late in my PhD

TLDR: what's the smoothest way of getting a professor as a third advisor in the penultimate year of my PhD without offending my current advisors? (Note: I know I am lucky and this is not a big problem,...
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Found a mistake in advisor's paper - what should I do? [duplicate]

I was reading over some of my supervisor's old papers and I have found one from 7 years ago in which part of the analysis is fundamentally flawed which effectively undermines half of the conclusions. ...
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What if MS advisor pad his wife's name into my conference and journal publications?

My MS advisor who is a tenured professor in a US school is padding his wife's name into my publication papers. His wife is an PhD candidate from the same department too and she didn't have any ...
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Postdoctoral Catch-22

I graduated with my PhD in January. In my field (biophysics) and country (US), we only have a 1 year time window to apply for fellowships. However, my advisor is sitting on the paper from my ...
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Confusing accusations and mixed messages with lecturer, what can I do to resolve this?

I am an undergraduate student in my final year on a Computer Science course. Every week I assist in a 2nd year (undergraduate) class that I took last year on programming. The programming class covers ...
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How to organize lots of assumptions/equations in a math paper? (I need to refer to them in my main theorem)

I'm writing a paper. It has a lot of lemmas that are used to prove a theorem. I put those lemmas first and then my put theorem at the end. In the lemmas, I introduce assumptions (they're displayed ...
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How to call colleagues who was once your professor or advisor?

After finishing my PhD in the US, I am now working in a university in an Asian country where I studied for my master. All of my colleagues are 20 years senior than me and are full professors except ...
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Is it impolite to not reply back during the weekend?

When someone writes to me while I am online during the weekend (a student or a colleague), is it impolite to not reply back, especially when they can see that I am online (on Mattermost for example or ...
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Is It Okay to Continuously Use One's Private Email Address?

I would have a question: Is it okay to use one's private email address to reply to all the university-related emails after having set up a forwarding to one's private email address - be it as a ...
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Cautions while writing non-specialist/lay versions of scientific articles

I would like to write engaging summaries/discussions of research papers in my field for non-specialists. These summaries/discussions would be posted on my personal website. The original article, ...
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how to show my willingness to accept a PhD offer from a potential supervisor [closed]

My prospective supervisor have given me an offer to join his research group. Now, how do I express my willingness to join his research group? I have written a sample letter. Please give me some ...
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Appeal the grade in oral exam in Germany

I just received the grade of an oral exam and I do not satisfied with it. I want to appeal, but I am not sure if this is appropriate. Since I am in Germany, I heard that professors can give any grades ...
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My advisor has only met with me twice in the past year. Is this enough cause for me to change advisors?

Social Science PhD student (in the US) here. My advisor does not meet with me (met twice in a year, did not meet the entire summer, took 2 months to reply to email). I feel extremely demotivated. I ...
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What should I do if a Professor yells at me and a fellow student in class?

So I'm taking a storyboarding class at my college and we have a big project coming up. I've been working on it a lot and talked about the story with my professor and he seemed to really enjoy it. We'...
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Should I put a disclaimer on the first page of my thesis after making some corrections which are not allowed by the university?

My university doesn't let me make any corrections to my PhD thesis manuscript after defending it because all the members of the jury signed that no corrections are necessary. Not even typos. My ...
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How do you hide your past online identity when you enter Academia? [duplicate]

I worked before as a freelancer writer where I would review some tech products (phones, websites, online services... etc) and post them on YouTube (channels which I do not control), and both my voice ...
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Can I resubmit an unpresented conference paper to the same conference?

I submitted a paper to a major conference last year, it was accepted, but I had to withdraw from the conference before it could be presented. There is no proceedings for this conference. I am ...
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Applying to a job after just accepting an offer

I just accepted an offer after the usual cycle of tenure-track applications starting in December. However, there's another job posting I'm very interested in that was just posted now for some reason(*)...
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How to deal with advisor writing a thesis chapter for you?

How would you respond if an advisor writes a chapter of your thesis for you and asks you to rewrite what they wrote? Something seems wrong but I can't pinpoint it. It seems like a grey area. What are ...
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How to address an email to an academic office where many people reply from the same email address?

I have been sending emails (in English) to the "visitor's program" of an institute in Germany. Initially, only one person used to reply to these emails, and I addressed this person. Recently,...
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Should I email a group regarding issues in work they've cited?

(Preface: I'm just an undergraduate, so none of this actually matters; it just seemed an interesting case study.) About years ago, a lab published a very unexpected result (in, I should add, a ...
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emailing supervisor to ask about application status

I have applied for PhD programme (in Dec 2020) and informed my potential supervisor that I have completed my application. Recently (9 days ago), he asked me if I have received any communication from ...
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Asking a faculty member at my university that I have not met(!) about his research, and about courses that deal with his specialty/my career goal?

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Computer Science B.S. and Mathematics B.S. My dream career is to work in quant. finance. However, my school does not have a dedicated ...
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Etiquette in Dealing with PhD offer

I've got an offer from a reputable University in the UK for a PhD in the Humanities. I've previously been in contact with the potential Supervisor. He very kindly invited me to apply but did not reply ...
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May I use my former-yet-active email address of an institute as a contact channel in my current CV?

Since I was a master student in (the North American) X university, my email roboticist@x.edu has been still active, even though it is a couple of years that I have left that university. Now, I'm about ...
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Is there a bias against mentioning your name on presentation slides?

Is there some sort of unwritten rule in academia that you shouldn't mention your own name explicitly on presentation slides? I have seen this time and time again, if you cite work in the middle of the ...
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How should I refer to a professor as a undergrad TA?

I just got hired for a TA role as an undergrad. Normally, I would refer to a professor as Professor LastName if I'm talking to them in a "professor" capacity, or as Dr. LastName if talking ...
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contacting post-doc in a lab to join his research instead of his mentor

This question is unrelated to the previous one I asked earlier this week. There's a post-doc in a lab at my school who exactly fits my research interests-- as in, he is working in the exact subfield ...
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Reference recent paper to join group? [duplicate]

I'm in my second year at uni. There's a professor whose group I want to get into. My question relates to what's appropriate to send in a "hey can I join" email. For example, this man quite ...
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Is it appropriate or acceptable to thank a professor for their dissenting public opinion?

This is a question mainly in case I haven't foreseen any potential repercussions. The pandemic is a contentious issue, and a particular academic in my country has been outspoken with the same view as ...
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I'm moving quickly with a potential advisor, how good are my chances, and should I ask them? [closed]

Background: I am a Computer Science Master's student set to graduate this June. I recently, somewhat haphazardly applied to an RA position at a research group at a top university for CS in the UK, and ...
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Should I always address both PhD supervisors in emails?

I am starting my PhD and have two equivalent supervisors at different universities in different cities. I am going to city A first and then later to B and so on. What is the etiquette regarding emails?...
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Is it fine to contact a conference organizer for references to prepare for the conference?

I'm a PhD student in theoretical Physics. There will be an online conference in one subject I'm very interested in and in which I want to start doing research. I have studied a few papers on the ...
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Applying to a research group for the first time as an undergraduate student [duplicate]

I am an Undergraduate student, currently towards the end of my freshman year in a Physics department. I had started this major in January 2020, and COVID-19 meant that the majority of my studies was ...
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Europe Etiquette : Should I reply to a reply?

When asking a question to a professor, I wonder if I should reply to his answer if I have no other questions with "Thank you for your kind answer professor". I guess this is the polite thing ...
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How Long Should I Wait After a “I’ll be in touch soon” reply, to follow Up?

After writing to a potential postdoc advisor in the US, I got replied like; "... will follow up soon. .................... ...new project is matching with your profile. .................... ...

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