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Career - 11.05.2020
USI enters into an agreement with Elsevier for open access scientific publications
USI enters into an agreement with Elsevier for open access scientific publications
After lengthy negotiations conducted by swissuniversities , an agreement was reached with the publisher Elsevier to allow researchers at Swiss universities to publish free Open Access (OA) articles in the world's leading medical and scientific journals.áThis agreement, which covers also the University libraries of USI, applies to all Elsevier journals, including Gold OA, but excluding The Cell Press, The Lancet e several society journals .

Career - 07.05.2020
Pandemic puts California child care centers "on the brink,” says new report
BERKELEY, CA– As Governor Newsom promises returning workers access to child care, early results from a new study from the University of California, Berkeley show that many California child care programs won't be able to survive unless they receive financial relief.

Health - Career - 07.05.2020
Covid-19 activity levels begin to rebound
Activity levels during lockdown in Britain's busiest regions including Greater London, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands have begun to rebound following successive week-by-week declines, according to new UCL analysis of geographical data. Combining in-app mobile data with demographic indicators, the researchers found that activity levels - defined as the number of unique mobile devices used per hour in each study area - declined during the first five weeks of lockdown, but have ticked up since the 19 th April.

Career - Health - 06.05.2020
Workers Happy despite Crisis and Uncertainty
Workers Happy despite Crisis and Uncertainty
In general, workers in Switzerland and Germany are coping well with the Covid-19 crisis and the associated social disruption. They are feeling happier and finding it easier to unwind and balance work and private life. They are also more engaged at work than last year, a survey among 600 participants carried out by researchers of the University of Zurich shows.

Career - 21.04.2020
Who moves forward in the hiring process?
Who moves forward in the hiring process?
People whose employment histories include part-time, temporary help agency or mismatched work can face challenges during the hiring process, according to new research by Stanford sociologist David Pedulla. When hiring managers review job applications, they must make rapid assessments about who they think is a good candidate for a position.

Life Sciences - Career - 16.03.2020
Free coronavirus sequencing kits for researchers offered by U-M startup
As doctors, scientists and governments try to get a grip on COVID-19, the University of Michigan startup Arbor Biosciences is providing free kits to capture the genetic code of virus samples. Variations in that code reveal how the virus has morphed over time-for instance, enabling it to change from an animal disease to one that can be passed from one human to another.

Career - 03.03.2020
BAME millennials at greater risk of being in unstable employment
Millennials from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are 47% more likely to be on a zero-hours contract, compared to their White peers, according to a new report from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Carnegie UK Trust, and Operation Black Vote Millennials from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are 47% more likely to be on a zero-hours contract, and have 10% greater odds of working a second job, compared to their White peers, according to a new report from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Carnegie UK Trust, and Operation Black Vote.

Career - Economics / Business - 18.02.2020
German minimum wage drove workers to more productive firms
The introduction of the minimum wage for the first time in Germany in 2015 drove workers from smaller to larger and more productive businesses that pay higher wages, according to a UCL and Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Nuremberg study. The study, published as a CReAM discussion paper, is the most comprehensive analysis of the wider implications of Germany's minimum wage policy.

Environment - Career - 12.02.2020
Fighting climate change at the sink: A guide to greener dishwashing
If you're an environmentally conscious consumer, you've probably heard that today's highly efficient dishwashers use less energy and water than traditional hand-washing techniques. While that's true in most cases, there's one manual washing technique-the two-basin method, in which dishes are soaked and scrubbed in hot water and then rinsed in cold water-that is associated with fewer greenhouse gas emissions than machine dishwashing.

Career - 23.01.2020
Major Decisions
New research finds the time of day when a student takes a class can affect the major selected later in the academic career A major can have a significant impact on a student's future. One would think that this decision would warrant thoughtful deliberation, but for many students this decision may hinge on the time of day a class is taken.

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