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How might I improve my math department as an undergrad?

I am an undergraduate math major at a small state university in the US. Our math department has about 20 tenured/tenure-track faculty, including applied mathematicians and statisticians. We have only ...
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How to edit name on existing publications after a name change?

Assume that I publish many papers in many journals and someday I changed the family name (my last name). How can I edit that where my papers have been published? and is it easy process?
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Splitting publication fees among coauthors

What are accepted ways of splitting publication fees among coauthors, when authors are from different research groups and potentially even different institutions? Especially with open access ...
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How much detail to include for an award listed on a CV

I would like to have a section titled 'Awards/Honors' in my CV and I am confused about how much detail to include for the items in this section. Here are some formats and levels of detail I am ...
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How to search for graduate schools that have Masters in Complexity Science/Complex Systems?

I'm an undergrad student who is interested in pursuing a Masters degree in complexity science/complex systems in the U.S. I know some schools put this program under physics, math or computer science ...
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Restriction on working hours for full-time students

I know that 20 hours/week when school is in session and 40 hours when school is out is the legal maximum working hour for international full-time students in United States. I was wondering whether ...
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Should your PhD students call you by your first name?

I've read at least one career advice essay that calls out asking your PhD students to call you by your first name as unprofessional. My coworkers and I always called our PhD advisor by his first name,...
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What does “principled approach” mean in papers?

I encounter this term "principled approach" in some papers of computer science. Since I' m not a native speaker, I don' t quite understand what this means. And I didn' t find any results online. I' m ...
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How can a senior undergraduate find academic journals in math and computer science?

I am going to be a senior undergraduate and am looking to really find the area of research that I would like to be engaged in during graduate-school/senior year. I have submitted one conference paper ...
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Ways of developing non-core skills during PhD studies?

Working on a cross-disciplinary project, in an increasingly cross-disciplinary field, I often find myself wondering whether or not I am developing skills in multiple different areas of my work. I ...
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Advantages of second marking

In the UK a portion, and in some cases all, work is "second marked" where an independent marker also marks the work. In cases where the 1st and 2nd marker disagree, a 3rd marker may be used. Finally, ...
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Overcoming nerves from anticipating conference questions

My field is atmospheric physics. The irony is that I have been a school teacher for over a decade, but soon, I'll be giving a presentation of some of my findings at a conference. I think that the ...
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Half good and some not good results in a research paper?

I have made some research about a computer science topic. The initial idea seemed good, but when I implement the idea; this works in some cases and in some others it does not bring conclusive results. ...
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How to reference confidential data in reference list

I'm writing my BA thesis in computer science at a larger company and need to reference a confidential statistics report that has been made available to me in my reference list. So my question is, how ...
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Is it common to ask students to help the teacher in the teacher's normal duties?

It seems quite common for other teachers at my university (in Asia) to have students help with what are the normal duties of a teacher. Examples range from asking a student to help carry one of many ...
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How much code to include in a Physics paper?

This question is related to Physics research papers, particularly one that will be coming up for my ongoing PhD research (4th paper in all). A core part of the research is developing, testing and ...
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Do Fall Courses Count in PhD Admission?

I am currently an undergraduate at a university. I am looking at graduate programs in Mathematics, and if I am applying for math graduate programs for the year 2014-2015, are fall courses (2013) taken ...
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Role/importance of letters of recommendation for PhD-applications in Europe?

In the US PhD prospects apply to several universities and those select an amount of applicants from that pool according to how many open spots the universities have for that term. Criteria for ...
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Will one 'C' grade due to health issues ruin my chances of admission into a top grad school?

I am in the third year of my undergraduate degree now, and in the process of applying for Graduate schools and Med schools. I have a burning questions about a creepy "C" in my transcript. To ...
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How is a part-time degree (from a reputed institute) perceived in the academic job market?

I have recently graduated with Computer Science and Engineering and joined an R&D firm. During the job, I enrolled for a part time MS(Research) from the topmost institute in my country (with ...
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How do journals and conferences verify if the results in paper are genuine

Most of the conferences and journals doesn't ask for code to be submitted along with the paper. How common is it to detect fake or incomplete results in such conference/journal review ? In my field of ...
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How to survey recommended course readings?

I am interested in analysing the selection and distribution of course readings given to students of middle eastern studies in universities internationally. By course readings I am referring to ...
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Can I recover after a really bad first year?

Going into college I had a great record, 3.65 GPA and a 30 on the ACT and about 18 AP and concurrent credits in statistics, calculus, literature, and Spanish. However, trying to balance religious ...
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Is there any difference between journals and conferences which charge money vs those which don't?

Some journals and conferences charge money before/after paper acceptance, similarly there are some which don't (like Open Access Journals). Does money matter in judging such journals/conferences ...
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Do you spell out Thm., Prop., Eq., Ch. in mathematical papers?

Just as the title says: do you spell out Thm., Prop., Eq., Ch. and comparable abbreviations in a mathematical paper? I suppose that, if in doubt, it is always best to stay consistent (in whatever way)...
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Mention engagement for mentally disordered people in application?

Im not sure if I am right on academia so please forward this topic to another page if necessary. A friend of mine is writing her application for a job in research, e.g. studies about medications, ...
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How is sexism unknowingly perpetrated in academia?

Some sexism is obvious, blatant, and/or deliberate. Fortunately, my understanding is that this kind of sexism is mostly a thing of the past. However, female colleagues have told me that more "benign",...
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General structure of Research Statement (applying for faculty position)

I'm going to apply for assistant professor positions (in theoretical computer science) soon, and I'm trying to get a feeling for how to write a good research statement. Should it contain a detailed ...
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Research Design Help: Measuring the effects of plagiarism intervention

(Background: I am a full-time EFL instructor at a university in S. Korea. I want to do independent research, as most faculty would not be interested to collaborate with someone who only has an MA.) ...
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How can I make sure that the words I write are my own?

Well, I don't know how to confirm to myself that the words which I'm writing are my own words. Now, maybe those words are based on what I have read recently because if not there won't be anything to ...
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How to read and take notes on research papers

In each research paper, there are a lot of things that I want to highlight for later use such as definitions, explanations and concepts... While most of them focus on the topic of the paper, there are ...
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Publish a thesis that summarizes papers on arxiv - copyright issues?

Suppose one has written a master's thesis that summarizes several articles, and works out their details, on a complicated topic. It would be of general interest to have this thesis (in polished form) ...
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Finishing a PhD or quitting and taking a job in industry

I am in the second year of a research degree, and with one more year I could finish my PhD. However, I got a very good job offer at a leading company in the field, which would mean I'd have to finish ...
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Scholarship effects on later applications

I have the choice to either apply for a sholarship or get a regular salary. Economically, the position is slightly favorable (mainly due to pension prospects), but I also want to consider secondary ...
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How to carry a scientific poster as hand luggage? [duplicate]

Sometimes I have to present at different conferences. Usually I print the poster at the print office at home and cary the poster with me to the conference. With the more and strict luggage rules, it ...
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Should I continue with this research?

I was appointed to make some programming outside of a research group to see if I can be accepted for doctoral studies. The task is to mimic the results of one paper and from that point to carry more ...
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Penalties for disclosing student grades without consent

Is it illegal to share students' grades with somebody else (e.g their parents) without their consent in the US? What are the most common penalties for such a violation of privacy? Is jail time ...
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University Teaching Certifications for Different Countries

A while back I asked this question which was about teaching certifications. As I dig into the subject more, it seems teaching certifications are quite rare for university teachers in many countries. ...
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Should an assistant professor negotiate for a larger yearly raise before receiving tenure?

At my university, we are informed of our yearly raise with a letter mid-summer. There is no scheduled meetings with the chair or anyone else to discuss performance or the raise -- as far as I can tell,...
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How to develop your own argument in a literature review?

In a literature review, we look at recent publications and put what other researchers have said in this context. However, how can I develop my own argument? Should I write it with my own words or ...
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How to start writing a literature review?

I have 2 months where I should write the literature review for my PhD thesis. However, I don't know how to write one. In general terms, what would be a good way to start the literature review? For ...
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Should I stay in PhD program I dislike to have a shot at liberal arts teaching?

TL;DR: I'm a pure math graduate student who doesn't like research mathematics. Should I continue and get the PhD because I suspect I might like teaching at a 4-year liberal arts college? I am ...
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in which language should I write my first draft a paper? [duplicate]

This might sound like a silly question, but I am not a native speaker of English, so I find it sometimes difficult to write my first draft in that language. What I usually do is write my first draft ...
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Improving my PhD application for math programs

This past year I was accepted into two mid range phd programs in mathematics without funding. Here's what my profile looked like: Domestic White Male Unknown state school in the midwest Majors: ...
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What could be a possible next step after a bachelors in Economics and Business Administration?

I've degrees in International Economics and Business Administration. I consider myself an entrepreneur, certainly my past degree did give me perspective but I feel it lacked solid practical knowledge,...
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How can I cite the same reference in successive sentences?

I've just read a paper that cited the same reference in two successive sentences: This is the first sentence (xxxx 2013). This is the second sentence (xxxx 2013). Up until now, I would have ...
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Referencing forum comments and translating citations using the Harvard citation style

I'm using the Harvard citation style for a paper for the first time in my life, and I can't figure out how to cite specific comments on a web forum. Can I simply treat in like any other web resource, ...
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Is there a community driven unified article database?

I am using Mendeley to keep track of my papers. It allows me to group the papers in folders, and I can easily export BiBTeX for a folder which I can include in a paper I am writing. However, almost ...
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Does it amount to plagiarism by supervisor?

I have been working on an idea for last 2 years almost independently along with other research works. My advisor did not believe in my work much initilally, so I did not get an RA for two years even ...
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Are alternative metrics taken seriously by hiring committies?

Knowing that there are some members of hiring committees here, I am hoping for some insights. Having read Rise of Altmetrics, I started to wonder what would be the best way to measure the impact on ...

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