I just recently got a job as a research assistant over the holiday (which will later turn into an unpaid independent study project). Before hiring me for the job, my supervisor asked me if I would be taking a week off for vacation during the holidays. I told him no. However, for Christmas, I recieved (as a gift) tickets for an afternoon weekday show of an expensive stage production. The show is about an hour and a half from where I live so I would need to take most of the day off. I will be informing my supervisor via email about this. How do I inform him/phrase the email?

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My dissertation has been cited in a few good journals, which Google Scholar indexes. I have added my dissertation to Google Scholar and Google Scholar has even linked it to the arXiv version of my dissertation, which I have recently updated. The issue is that none of the citations of my dissertation have shown up in Google Scholar. What could be the cause?

What are the requirements to satisfy in order to be able to receive the Founder’s OR Patron’s medal from the Royal Geographical Society?

e.g. can they be given only to British citizens?
Or only to academics working in U.K. universities? Or both?

What is the selection process of the medals’ nominees?

I tried to find info on their website but nothing has been specified:

http://www.rgs.org/AboutUs/Medals+and+awards/History+of+the+medals+and+awards.htm

Thanks

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My dissertation has been cited in a few good journals, which Google Scholar indexes. I have added my dissertation to Google Scholar and Google Scholar has even linked it to the arXiv version of my dissertation, which I have recently updated. The issue is that none of the citations of my dissertation have shown up in Google Scholar. What could be the cause?

Research has shown that most of the published studies in various fields are false. For example, Reproductibility Project only managed to confirm 36% of previous 100 psychology studies had a statistically signifiant result the second time. Also, only 6 of 53 studies considered landmark in cancer were successfully replicated. In these circumstances, when such a quantity of false studies pass the peer-review process in most scientific fields, how can we filter authentic information from fields we don’t have expertise in?

I have a colleague who is coming up for tenure review shortly, and there is a problem with his teaching history. He was hired to teach classes specifically in area X, although his research is in a slightly different area (Y). I was on the committee that hired him, and the teaching was a major part of what we were looking for.

However, this person has not taught any classes in area X, at all. I know from persona knowledge that he requested not to teach X in his first semester, and I have heard from others that he continued to not want to teach in that area. (I have no reason to doubt the veracity of this hearsay, and his teaching assignment requests can be documented for the tenure and promotion committee.) This has not turned out to be a serious problem in terms of covering classes. Somebody else, also from area Y, started teaching some classes in area X, and we later hired a full time person working in Y.

Yet I am still concerned that the assistant professor coming up for tenure has flouted the requirements of the position for which he was hired (which were clearly set forth in his offer letter from the dean). His research is fine, although not outstanding, and his teaching in other areas would normally be considered adequate. He also does fine in other considerations (service, collegiality) as well. However, I am not sure whether it is appropriate to vote in favor of his tenure case, and I was wondering whether what others might think to be appropriate in such a situation.

There is no particular reason that I want my preprint paper both on my blog and on arXiv, but I just thought it would look nice on my blog. If I were to do this, will arXiv mark my paper as plagiarized, because there is another copy on my blog? If so, how do I prevent this (is there an option to fill-in alternate links to the same paper)?

The following concerns me:

  1. I have heard that arXiv have their own moderators, so that lead me to assume they might have a plagiarism test done on submitted papers. If my paper is already on my blog, isn’t it more likely to be flagged as plagiarized by any average plagiarism software?
  2. I have been surfing the web to understand about arXiv: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskAcademia/comments/5dq2jx/what_does_it_mean_to_have_your_paper_rejected_by/ There have been evidences of proper articles being rejected. This being the case, how does it ensure security?
  3. The reason we post our papers first on arXiv is to prevent the content from being stolen by some anonymous person, who first rejects our paper upon submission and unlawfully uses the content elsewhere. How is arXiv different in this aspect?

I haven’t used arXiv before, and this is going to be my first time and I apologize if my question is very basic, I don’t have much experience with these stuff.