Category Archives: Academia

Organize Better with Bibliographic Managers

If literature research is a part of your current workload, using bibliographic managers can save you time by simplifying how you organize sources, write papers and share reading lists with others. Over the past 20 years BibTeX has been the … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Information Literacy 1

Introduction The new University Curriculum rolling out this academic year brings attention to teaching information literacy skills to the undergraduate population. In this series of blog entries, I will discuss what information literacy is, how it can be considered in … Continue reading

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Ethical Fellow Charged with Unethical Behavior

Feds Charge Activist with 13 Felonies for Rogue Downloading of Academic Articles David Kravets Wired.com, September 18, 2012 Twenty-five year old hack-tivist Aaron Swartz habit of downloading millions of articles from the academic database JSTOR has caught up with him.  … Continue reading

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Academic Integrity Takes Down President

Hungarian President Resigns in Plagiarism Scandal by Pablo Gorondi Associated Press, April 2, 2012 The AP reports Hungarian President Pal Schmitt resigned after it was discovered he had plagiarized large parts of his doctorate dissertation 20 years ago.  The former … Continue reading

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SMU Beats TCU (in Graduating Students!)

College Completion 2012 The Chronicle of Higher Education Ever wonder how successful SMU and its students are at earning undergraduate degrees?  The Chronicle, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, collected and analyzed data from 3,800 degree-granting institutions, … Continue reading

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Engaging Students through Technology and Lecture

A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn’t Working The Chronicle of Higher Education – February 12, 2012 Kansas State U professor Michael Wesch knows a thing or two about incorporating technology with the pedagogical process, having written … Continue reading

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Welcome to Science and Technology Research Notes

In our efforts to better inform faculty and students about Central University Libraries services, we’re proud to announce this new blog, Science & Technology Research Notes. Our focus is the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and our aim … Continue reading

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Why Science Majors Change Their Minds…

Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard) by Christopher Drew The New York Times November 4, 2011 This article looks at why many STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) undergraduates change majors or drop out entirely. … Continue reading

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