Waseda Univ Won't Strip Obokata Of Doctoral Degree

Waseda Univ won't strip Obokata of doctoral degreeAn investigative panel at the Japanese university that awarded stem cell scientist Haruko Obokata her doctorate has announced that her doctoral dissertation doesn't meet conditions for revocation of a degree.

Univ. Of Tokyo Plans Classes In Research Ethics

Univ. of Tokyo plans classes in research ethicsThe University of Tokyo says it will introduce measures to prevent dishonest practices in academic research.
The leading university compiled a plan for research ethics education after a team at its Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences was found last year to have altered data in multiple papers.

Univ. Student Who Lost Family To Tsunami Aspires To Encourage Kids Via Picture Books

Univ. student who lost family to tsunami aspires to encourage kids via picture booksAfter Yuya Numata, a resident of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture, lost all four family members to the March 11, 2011 disaster, he felt extreme pangs of conscience at having been the only one to survive. Now that he has regained the energy to focus upon his own life, however, he has a dream: to create picture books that will give children courage.