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Finding mathematics postdoc opportunities in India

I am Ph.D. advisor to X, a rising 5th-year Ph.D. student in pure mathematics at a mid-tier US research university. X and I are trying to prepare for his upcoming job search. In my opinion X is ...
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How common is reference/citation padding?

I recently discovered a paper of mine (pure mathematics) has been cited by a paper in a very different field (an area of applied mathematics) that I have nothing to do with. The reference to my paper ...
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APA: Citing an annual report over multiple years

I have looked everywhere for an answer to this question. I don't often use APA format. In Chicago, when referencing in-text an annual report over a span of years, one simply types: (Smith, multiple ...
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Discrimination against theists by atheists in academia

Several times I read or heard about the claim that there is a discrimination against theists in academia by atheists. For example the german newspaper ZEIT Campus ONLINE cites an anthropologist Robert ...
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Etiquette for academic job interviews in Ireland

I am scheduled for an interview for a Lecturer position at a leading Irish university in a couple of weeks. I am trained, and have a job in the North American academic system. Thus, I am well versed ...
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type of experience required for masters

I graduated from university last year with a bachelors degree in Mechatronics Engineering. Good learning and GPA is quite good. I have planned to do a Masters degree from the US next fall with a focus ...
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Publishing Consumer Fraud

I'm in the awkward position where I have been giving a data set from a company strongly indicating that consumer fraud occurs in a certain business sector (insurance). The data permits me to identify ...
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writing letter of support for H1-B visa applicant

I can't find a suitable tag for my question. I hope I'm posting to the right place. I apologize if not. I'm a prof in CS in US. I have been asked to write a letter of support for a graduate (BSc), ...
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How far in advance of applying to grad school can I ask for a reference letter?

I'm currently finishing the last year of my undergrad degree, and plan on applying to grad school in about 7 years. I'm taking a year off to work, then completing a 1 year graduate certificate ...
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How to organize a work-in-progress workshop for PhD students in the field of law and related social sciences?

I would like to organize a work-in-progress workshop for PhD students at my university. How can I make sure that the participants really profit from the workshop and receive valuable feedback?
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Academia research vs. industry research (computer science)

After finishing my PhD in Computer Science (machine learning) and after several years as a university lecturer, I decided to transition from academia to industry. As a result of that, I have been ...
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Graduate student salary increase only for new students

Graduate student stipends on our campus were low, and our new president increased some stipends. This applied to our department. However, I figured out it only apply to the new students. So we are ...
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Include rejected paper in Masters application?

Is including the manuscript of a rejected paper (without claiming that it has been published or mentioning any rejections) as a supporting document in my application ethical / would it in any way ...
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What is an example of a journal based in China which “warns authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies”?

Regarding the following quote: ... editors say an increasing number of journals based in China warn authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies. Mara Hvistendahl, China'...
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Why are there regional differences in research interests in mathematics and similar areas?

It's not very uncommon that only people in some particular part of the world are working on a specific area of research. For instance, there's a considerable difference between the styles of ...

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