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Can I use images showing up in Google search for my presentation slides without violating any copyright?
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Find an interesting image. Check for licensing conditions. If license has generous terms (like Creative Commons license) allowing free reuse of the image, or reuse under conditions that you meet (like ...

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How to decide where (in a thesis) a glossary should be positioned?
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16 votes

It is utterly a matter of style. Just put it where it makes more sense to you. If you expect people actually NEED to read it before they can read your thesis, just put it in front. Otherwise, put it ...

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What should raise red flags to detect fabricated data
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Fabrication of data is not easy to find out as a reviewer. You may try tricks for raw numerical data, if they come in large numbers and can be expected to have normal distribution. But even if the ...

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In-class pop quizzes (online) and how to moderate them
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First it is only unfair if not all students had the same information. If you say "the quizz will be open for 20 minutes" and leave it open for 9 hours, it is somewhat unfair. If you are clear, then ...

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Doubt regarding authorship
6 votes

You give a partial version of the story using pejoratives instead of trying to stay based on facts. So it is difficult to answer your question with that information. What we can say is that ...

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How to buy plane tickets for job interviews?
5 votes

It is always best to ask. You can use another pretext as a reason for your “hesitation”. Say, for example (in short): I wonder what the restrictions are on travel reimbursement. I could buy a ...

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Travel grants for International students in the US?
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Usually the best place to ask for a travel grant is the conference itself. I see, for example, that the APS DFD 2012 meeting had a travel grant program (sure, now it's too late to be useful). Many big ...

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How to find / understand research in other languages when you don't know that language?
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Accessing research in a language that you don't speak is pain. If something seems interesting, just ask the author for any related material he/she may have in English. That should help you in a lot of ...

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What is the most appropriate time frame to apply to a Postdoc?
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Charles answer here (https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/5303/4231) applies to your case. Some positions will start right away and some positions will have a fixed start date set in the future. I ...

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What are the main factors driving popularity of US higher education among international students?
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Your question is interesting me so I did an hour or so of internet search for academic studies of the reasons behind brain drain in recent years. I will give here some results which I found. It is not ...

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Is creating fully functional software considered to be a quasi experiment?
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Depends what your definition of an experiment is:  1. a scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact This covers scientific programming, but ...

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Is there such a thing like "18-months/half-time syndrome"?
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For long projects it is common to feel frustrated or even desperate after some time. You cannot continue for years only with the energy that you had originally. Some of the initial magic is fading and ...

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How to encourage seminar attendance?
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One thing you can do is also use this time slot to present additional information that people will want to hear. For example, you can add a 5 minute "news cast" about the lab: who's new, who is ...

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What is the limit on reimbursement of indirect expenses due to attending conferences (e.g., baby sitting, winter coat, etc.)?
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Sometimes conferences actually organize child care services or provide support of child care that you pay yourself. See examples: https://www.hr.cornell.edu/life/support/conference_care.pdf and http://...

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