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Slides for 30 min~1 hr Skype tenure track application interview

Is it good to prepare slides to present during the video chat even if the search committee say you don't need to prepare slides? What's the strategy of impressing them then?
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Self plagarism with co-authors

I think we can all agree that if I am presenting work that is intended to be new ideas and I present a previously published result of which I am the sole author, that this is self-plagiarism. The ...
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Can an undergraduate be advised by a professor who is very far away?

Lately I have been developing a good relationship with Prof. Wright. She has clearly* gone out of her way a few times to help me, having a very pleasant, generous, and kind personality. Prof. Wright ...
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In APA 6th ed. in what order would I put the following references on my reference page?

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (2017). Symptoms and causes... National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (2014). Childhood nephrotic... ...
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Can I do my graduate studies in Computer Science with computational physcis bachelor degree? [closed]

I have graduated in computational physics with gpa 3.1. I need to do my graduate studies in computer science in USA or Europe.
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1answer
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h-index and patent citation

This question arises because I noticed in the past the patent articles in my Google scholar was cited and included in the rank for h-indexing. Since last year, these citations were removed, only to ...
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1answer
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Applying to a school with a new PhD program

I am interested in studying biostatistics, and was looking at several schools to apply to. I live in the DC area and would ideally like to stay in this area. Georgetown and the University of Maryland ...
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2answers
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How to stay motivated and optimistic about an academic or industrial career with an extended PhD?

I am pursuing my PhD in Canada in Mechanical engineering and will graduate this November. This brings my PhD time to a total of 5 years 3 months. I already had a master's degree. I have not yet ...
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Currently leading a miserable life because I currently have 3 C's, 2 “Passes”, and a B in my first two quarters/ [closed]

Those two passes could have been C's had I not changed the grading type. All of those courses that I didn't do so well in are courses important to my major. There are harder versions of a few of those ...
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how would an failed and yet not retaken course impact graduate appllication [closed]

I unexpectedly failed a small and easy elective course last semester. But I have a serious problem that according to our school's course schedule, I would not be able to retake this course and gain a ...
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Outcome of journal as out of scope

I got the outcome of my paper after 2 months from IEEE Transaction. The editor said its out of scope and suggested to submit in a sister journal and he cc the outcome to the editor of that journal. ...
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Plagiarism of former supervisors copying from my master thesis

I graduated a couple of years ago performing a master thesis with two supervisors. They both were happy about it and wanted to write a paper from my thesis, including me as author, but after my ...
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Should I send a reminder to the professor who has accepted to support me?

I interviewed with a professor, and she said that she will support my application. She sent me the details of a special scholarship and asked me to read it, and then send her an email again. I did so, ...
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2answers
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What is work-life balance like in academia in Japan?

I am a current PhD student, still a couple years off from graduation. I'm still keeping my options open, but I've started to idly consider interesting places to do a postdoc. Fit with a mentor and ...
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2answers
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Third violation of Academic Integrity Policy [closed]

Not sure if this happend to anyone, but it is my first I ever recieved this notice. I have this professor and like to be called Dr., who hasn't been very understanding. I've been turning my work in on ...
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2answers
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Minor(?) error introduced during typesetting

I recently had a paper accepted by a journal which doesn't provide author proofs. Unfortunately, a typographical error was introduced during typesetting, but I had no way to know this until the paper ...
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1answer
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I am taking a Bachelors in Information Technology, but I have a massive fear of public speaking

So I am attending a polytechnic(Tech school), getting a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, I am wondering if I am expected to do presentations/speeches and if so, am I able to somehow not do ...
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1answer
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Research on technology enhanced learning?

The discourse about teaching seems to be dominated recently by the idea of technology enhanced learning. I have been talking a lot with colleagues about that and there seems to be some kind of ...
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5answers
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Is three citations per paragraph excessive for undergraduate research paper? [closed]

I've had a teacher tell me that I needed to have 3 citations per paragraph in my paper. The paper is to be 20 pages long. Is this level of citation (over 200 individual in-text citations in the paper) ...
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3answers
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Pursuing a master's in mathematics with eyes on a PhD: Will a D or C in graduate Analysis 2 ruin my chances?

I'm a master's student currently, with a focus in pure mathematics. I would like to apply to PhD programs this fall at other universities (as well as the program at my current university). Last ...
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1answer
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Should I use a pen name or pseudonym on my papers as a form of semi-anonymity?

This question is very nearly a duplicate to "Taking an academic pseudonym?", however, my name is already sufficiently unique, and I am wondering if it makes sense to use a pseudonym even if I don't ...
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Is Married at First Sight a real scientific experiment? [migrated]

During the Australian TV show Married at First Sight, they’re very insistent on referring to it as an experiment while on the show, and apparently some of the show’s staff have referred to it as a ...
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1answer
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Manuscript was “unsubmitted” because the manuscript was deposited in Arxiv Preprints

One of my manuscripts was "unsubmitted" and potentially rejected by the journal for the reason that it was submitted to a preprint server. Is it normal for the journal to reject a paper that was ...
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4answers
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description of papers that have not been submitted to a venue?

I have some published papers and in my CV, I mention them under the heading of "Publications". However, I have some papers that I have not yet submitted to a venue (conference or journal). I think ...
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1answer
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How closely is Electronics and communication engineering related to computer science?

I'm applying for my masters in the field of computer science. I observed that most universities in Europe ask for a degree in computer science or a related course. I want to change my field from ...
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How to ask editor for a formal acceptance letter?

How can I ask editor to send me a formal acceptance letter of my paper to use it in my university?
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How did you or your advisor’s behavior change after obtaining tenure

I am curious (if you are a professor) how you changed consciously or unconsciously after obtaining tenure and (if you are a student) how did your advisor change and did that affect you?
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1answer
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Which writing style for uncertainties?

There are different ways of writing uncertainty. The siunitx manual says "In some fields, it is common to give the uncertainty in a number in brackets after the main part of the number... ...
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What are the motivations for publishing new editions of an existing textbook, beyond new discoveries in a field?

In many of my undergraduate classes, professors required up to date editions of textbooks. This was across a number of subjects from Computer Science to Accounting and across introductory and more ...
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How can I politely remind my professors about a recommendation letter they promised? [duplicate]

I am currently applying to a masters program, application is due on April 15, recommendation letters can be given until the 23. I asked 3 professors to give me recommendation letters approximately on ...
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Former collaborator presenting joint research as his own

Two years ago, I collaborated* (briefly) with a professor (whom I will call Professor Jim) on some research in mathematics. At the time, I was a PhD student and Prof. Jim was on my dissertation ...
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1answer
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Do universities mind study delay when reviewing your application?

I have been getting good grades for the last 1.5 years for my bachelor (physics), therefore I have been considering applying to a more renowned university for my masters. Lately, I have also put ...
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1answer
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How do internal fellowships work? [closed]

Most graduate students in the USA work as lab assistants or teaching assistants. But some people have fellowships from the school just to study. I know you probably need a very good GPA and GRE to get ...
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Re-submission of rejected manuscript without informing co-authors

A paper we submitted was rejected without a review because of journal scope issues. After the rejection, I decided to send the same manuscript content (changed formats only according to the journal's ...
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1answer
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How to create a hypothesis for a historical research? [closed]

When writing a dissertation or a thesis about history, students and researchers are asked to state a problem and a hypothesis for that problem. My question is how to state a problem and a hypothesis ...
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What to do if a colleague plans to submit the paper you worked on together without your name on it?

I have been working with another postdoc on a paper, here is what happened: I presented a work of mine before it was published (but it is in my thesis and on arxiv) and he decided he will use the same ...
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1answer
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What to expect from or discuss in a Skype call about the possibility of a research position?

I'm going to have a skype call with a University Professor (Computer Science) to discuss the possibilities of working in his lab as a postdoc. He already told me (via email) that he can not produce ...
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What's the proper way to (APA) reference a settlement agreement?

I want to reference an exhibit from the following document (it's been split into separate parts): Exhibits: https://targetbreachsettlement.com/Portals/0/Documents/Settlement%20Agreement%20Exhibits....
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2answers
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How rude is it to ask a potential PI for their CV?

I think I made a dire mistake a few days ago. I asked a potential PI for their CV (I wanted to get a full record of their credentials along with the information I could find about him on Google ...
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why do some research articles not have issue number?

How can I get the information for issue number for this article? I am trying to cite this article https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004060901300117X?via%3Dihub doi: https://doi.org/...
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Future prospects at the moment seem bleak after PhD. What steps can I take now to make best use of the next 1 year?

Suppose, I want to add machine learning proficiency to my current skillsets. What should my strategy be like? I already have done two machine learning courses on Coursera, but without doing actual ...
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What to wear for invited talk in Canada

I have been invited to give a talk at a university in Canada, with a view to getting a postdoc job there (although there won't be a formal job interview at this stage). I'm female and in biomedical ...
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2answers
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Is it polite to ask for an attachment from the recipient? [closed]

I applied for a Summer Programme, but l forgot to save the attachment I have sent. Now I need the attachment. Should I do the work again or ask for it from the recipient?
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Tenured professor’s husband convicted of a drugs-trafficking felony – are there any career implications? [closed]

At the university I work at in the US, a tenured professor’s husband has been convicted of drugs trafficking. Would there be any likely (career) implications for the professor? Obviously, their ...
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What is a 'yield rate'? Do graduate department seats go unfilled?

This link states that the university has a yield rate (acceptance rate) of 40%. Does that mean 60% of seats are not filled at the end of cycle? Or does it mean university makes more offers than ...
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Bad typesetting

I would like to ask community how do you deal with unsatisfactory typesetting. I have extremely bad experience with 2 journals: i) Scientific Reports of the Nature family and ii) Physica Status Solidi ...
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Mistake in uploaded file type after revision

I have revised my manuscript in Elsevier's journal and uploaded it along with the point-by-point reviewer comments responding. I found I have made a mistake in uploading the file. There is the list ...
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Should I include a conference paper(of general discussion) accepted by a good journal on postgrad application?

As of late, a conference paper I have been working on an ad - hoc basis with another author has been accepted by a prestigious journal in applied mathematics. I have graduated with two degrees - one ...
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How casual is too casual for a PhD application personal statement?

I’m currently writing a personal statement for a PhD application I am putting together and I have the sentence, “Not to be overly dramatic, but when I saw the advertisement for this project I breathed ...
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Can a peer-grading system still work despite malicious students?

I'm asking this as a purely theoretical question, out of curiosity. Let's say you are teaching an undergraduate class with complete autonomy. Instead of grading it traditionally, you decide to have ...

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