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Liberal Arts Schools Pass Science Checkup

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Science  13 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5528, pp. 193
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5528.193b

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BATAVIA, ILLINOIS-- U.S. liberal arts colleges and small universities that focus on undergraduate education have been hiring science faculty at record rates the past few years. Educators say this trend is one of many signs of research vitality at these schools, which train a disproportionate share of the nation's scientific workforce compared with the big research universities.