12 janvier 2020

Academic Groups Condemn Threat to Target Cultural Sites

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Academic groups on Monday condemned threats by President Trump to attack Iranian cultural sites. Trump said over the weekend that his administration had identified 52 Iranian sites, some of importance to “Iranian culture,” to target for attacks in the event Iran retaliates for the killing of Major General Qassim Suleimani last Friday in an American drone strike. More...

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A Way Out of Impasse Over LGBT Issues?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A proposed split in the United Methodist Church could be good news for colleges that struggled with whether to retain their church affiliation following the adoption of anti-LGBT policies. More...

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Russian Journals Retract More Than 800 Papers Following Probe

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Russian academic journals are retracting more than 800 papers following an investigation by a Russian Academy of Sciences-appointed commission, Science reported. The investigation comes amid concerns in Russian science about plagiarism, self-plagiarism and “gift authorship,” in which academics are listed as co-authors without contributing work. More...

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Dozens of Students, Scholars Killed in Iran Plane Crash

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. At least 18 Canadian universities reported that one or more of their students, professors or researchers died in the crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran on Wednesday, University Affairs reported. The victims include dozens of individuals who were affiliated with Canadian universities. More...

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Publishers to Review Papers on Chinese Minority Groups

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Academic publishers Springer Nature and Wiley both said they would re-evaluate articles previously published on Uighurs, Tibetans and other minority groups amid growing concern from scientists about China’s use of DNA to study ethnic minorities and the use of this research for surveillance-related purposes, The New York Times reported. More...

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SMU Sued for Severing Ties With Church

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Church body files suit after Southern Methodist amended its governance documents to separate itself from church authority. The move follows actions by the United Methodist Church to strengthen prohibitions on same-sex marriage. More...

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Florida Lawmakers Probe Foreign Research Funding

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Florida legislators have launched their own probe into federal funding for research universities, the first such inquiry at the state level, Science reported. More...

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Iran Frees Princeton Graduate Student

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Iran freed a Princeton University graduate student who was arrested in 2016, The New York Times reported. Xiyue Wang, who was arrested while in Iran to study Farsi and conduct archival research for his dissertation, had been handed a 10-year sentence for espionage. U.S. officials deny that Wang was a spy. More...

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A Fake University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. International students say they were recruited by the University of Farmington -- set up by the U.S. government as part of a sting operation focused on student visa fraud -- after their institutions lost accreditation. Some blame the government for setting the students up. More...

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Monks Sue Saint Anselm College

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Monks at Saint Anselm College have sued the Roman Catholic institution, asking the court to prohibit the trustees from changing the college's bylaws without the consent of the monks, whose Benedictine order founded the university, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. More...

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