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This week in academia: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This week in academia: Sept. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detectives Diana Sturges, Valerie D. O'Loughlin, and Linda Moussakova

Awards and conferences 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Commons Conference

http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/sotlcommons/

Deadline: Nov. 15, from March 25-27, in Savannah Georgia; from website

Innovation challenge for community colleges

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/communitycollege/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Competition window: Sept. 15-Jan. 15; from NSF

What the Nobel Prize looks like and some art

http://blog.lindau-nobel.org/the-art-of-the-nobel-prizes/

From website

Things to think about

MIT MOOC learning equivalent to MIT face-to-face course

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/the-mooc-where-everybody-learned/54571?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.

23 "Pell runners" caught in California

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/200-000-plot-to-steal-financial-aid-hits-Bay-5749273.php

Newspaper article

How satisfied are researchers in their work?

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7517-267a

Complete, free report, charts from Nature

Unemployment for STEM doctorates low

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132687&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

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