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White House Backs Bid to Encourage More Female Scientists

First Lady Michelle Obama and top officials in the Obama administration are embracing new rules designed to make it easier for scientists – especially women – to balance work and family.

Yahoo News

Battle for German Brains

German institutions send their freshly-minted doctoral students to postdoctoral positions in the United States, and have to fight to draw them back home.

Inside Higher Ed

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities Gain Importance in Career Paths

As large numbers of graduates compete for low numbers of tenure-track positions a new emphasis is being placed, by colleges and by foundations, on increasing the number of postdoctoral positions for graduates in the humanities and better designing such posts to help young scholars land permanent jobs down the road.

The Chronicle of Higher Education