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Sociologist Robert Crosnoe returns to high school to uncover why teenagers who don’t fit in are less likely to go to college

Sociologist Robert Crosnoe returns to high school to uncover why teenagers who don’t fit in are less likely to go to college

High school is long past for Kelly, now 38, but she still recalls when her family relocated to a small West Texas town at the beginning of her freshman year. The bullying started from day one with a new rumor circulating about her every Monday morning. “The choices were to sit at home or get…   » Continue Reading

Training professors to write grant proposals, win research dollars

Training professors to write grant proposals, win research dollars

Like many young faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin, psychologist Paige Harden has big, cutting-edge research ideas. Also like many young faculty, Harden needs federal grants to get started. But she realizes that the average age of scholars who receive certain National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants is 43 years old. “I’m…   » Continue Reading