• Graduate schools need to do a better job of connecting students obtaining degrees in scientific fields with potential employers, concludes a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. One of the problems may be that most students receive career advice from their faculty advisor, who is more likely to recommend a career in academia than employment in another sector. "Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers" is available at http://pathwaysreport.org/.

  • The federal government has released a ten-year strategic plan for climate change research. Federal climate research will be expanded from the current focus of documenting environmental changes and developing models of Earth's climate system to include the complex dynamics of ecosystems and human social-economic activities. Read the plan at http://library.globalchange.gov/u-s-global-change-research-program-strategic-plan-2012-2021.


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