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A Fair Use Primer for Graduate Students

Some guidelines for sharing material.

Read Your Assistantship Contract

Understand your rights and responsibilities.

Rhode Island

An academic describes the professional benefits of having children (essay)

I may not get tenure, writes Erin L. Thompson, but becoming a mother has been the best thing that has ever happened in my life as an academic.

Parenting

Do Their Stereotypes Affect Your Teaching?

<i>Illustration by Martín Elfman for The Chronicle</i><p>“Stereotype threat” is a well-known social psychological construct in which people live down or up to …

My So-Called Spring Break

My wife keeps asking me, "What do you want to do for spring break?" Well, let's see ... Monday, I'd like to sleep for about four days. Tuesday, I …

Hatred, Division and the University

I can imagine the chorus of individuals who will insist that it is not the responsibility of the university to teach civility or to prepare students …

Global Perspectives

Surviving the Trump Presidency as a Graduate Student of Color

Advice for self-care.

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Michigan DNR: Please don't dump your pet fish with teeth

This probably would come as a shock for any angler: reeling in a red-bellied pacu, complete with human-like teeth.<p>These fish aren't native to …

Invasive species aren't always unwanted, scientists argue

"We're actually moving plants and animals around the world all the time," he said. "We have been for centuries."<p>Thompson and other scientists have …

Jumping-slug acrobatics

Pakistan's New Big Threat Isn't Terrorism—It's Water

Shortages of the precious resource threaten to destabilize the region even further.<p>In a report released last week by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pakistan was pinpointed as "one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, not far from being classified, 'water-scarce'." As water demand …

What Five Years of Drought Have Done to the United States

We’re in the midst of a long, sustained drought that’s been unfolding for the past several years. But just how hard has that drought hit in different …

How Black Lives Matter Is Changing Environmentalism, According to Seattle's New Environmental Justice Manager

<b>Sudha Nandagopal</b> is 33 years-old, slight, and answers short questions with long, thoughtful answers. As the program manager of Seattle's …

Black Lives Matter

County Health Rankings: A Breath of Fresh Air

<i>By Donald F. Schwarz</i><i>About the Author: Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA is Director, Catalyzing Demand for Healthy Places and Practices at the Robert</i> …

Public Health

Environmental Justice in Action

By Tai Lung<p>EPA’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool, EJSCREEN, consistently ranks as one of the most used tools on the agency’s website.<p>…

Pesticides

Hydroelectricity in Ontario

How Environmental Injustice Connects to Police Violence

University of California, Davis professors examine the connections between toxic environmental conditions and recent police killings of African Americans.<p>As the nation continues to process the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, it’s worth …

Justice

The Rise of the Edible Insect

Meeru Dhalwala will forever remember the orange roughy dish she prepared years ago. Never could she have suspected that serving this over-fished …

New Report Shows Hunger and Obesity Rising in Asia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO), in a new report, warn Southeast Asia faces a child nutrition crisis …

What Will It Take for Americans to Eat Insects?

Two billion people around the world consume insects on a regular basis, from Mexico and Venezuela to Cambodia, Thailand, and sub-Saharan Africa. For centuries in the Western gastronomic world, the notion of eating bugs was seen as a dire last resort. But consuming insects is — albeit slowly — …

Obesity + hunger = 1 global food issue

Co-creator of the philanthropic FEED bags, Ellen Gustafson says hunger and obesity are two sides of the same coin. In her talk, she launches The 30 …

3 Ways Professors Can Balance Teaching Practical and Theoretical Skills

J. Patrick McGrail says two things have become anathema in his classroom: risk and ambiguity.<p>More and more he realizes his students are interested in …

Teaching

Hidden Scholarship: Achievements Academics Don’t Report

Have you ever thought of all the really important effort and work we do as academics that we actually never get an opportunity to report on as …

Academic Waste

<i>Image: The Matrix (1999)</i><p>For two years, I’ve been writing about how academia works— and particularly about contingent labor, gender, and the …

Students Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Books and Food

"I had a career," she told me, her eyes welling with tears. "I took care of my kids and myself, and I didn’t need anyone’s help … and now, I’m here," …

College & University

Why Do Colleges Still Use Grades?

Pretty much everybody agrees that grades are not an effective measure of learning. So what are they good for, and what might be better?

Learning