Saturday, January 11, 2014
High Costs Of Research At Universities Made Worse By Funding Gap

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding problem.  ..

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Friday, November 22, 2013
UT president Bill Powers lobbying Congress to restore research funds

Bill Powers, president of the University of Texas at Austin, will be making the rounds today at the Capitol, urging lawmakers to restore funding for university research. ..

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Monday, April 01, 2013
Editorial: Am I Wrong?

I have seven grandchildren, and I worry about their future. The nation that I was raised in, the United States, has clearly lost its way at a time when the world badly needs wise leadership. Nations with a long-term view are making huge investments in their infrastructure—transportation, water, energy, waste, and recreation. And they have a laserlike focus on supporting science and engineering research with government resources... ..

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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Editorial: Need a Job? Invent It

When Tony Wagner, the Harvard education specialist, describes his job today, he says he’s “a translator between two hostile tribes” — the education world and the business world, the people who teach our kids and the people who give them jobs. Wagner’s argument in his book “Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World” is that our K-12 and college tracks are not consistently “adding the value and teaching the skills that matter most in the marketplace.” ..

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
No Place Like Home?

Editorial ..

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