Former UO Prof Hsu has opinions about stuff

10/7/2012: Physics Prof Steve Hsu left UO this fall, to be VP for Research at MSU. Matthew Miller of the Lansing paper has a report. Not the usual generics, it deals in part with an email sent to MSU colleagues by UO Prof Daniel HoSang about Hsu’s views and research on IQ, but mostly about plans to link MSU research to local economic success. His blog has his response.

For contrast, I looked at what the RG has written about UO VPR Kimberly Espy and her efforts to keep UO in the AAU, etc: nothing. The ODE had generic puff piece on her when she replaced Linton, here. We need more serious journalism about this issue at UO.

Update: But meanwhile, we’ve got our readers, one of whom posts this:

Forget the genetics stuff, I’m more interested in this…
The Strategic Partnership program provides major grants ranging up to $400,000 over three years for areas of research growth. They are used to leverage matching support from other sources, to provide seed funding for the development of new knowledge, and to initiate new centers of excellence. These grants are treated as investments in the future development of MSU as one of the nation’s leading research universities.
…as compared to, oh I don’t know, maybe this…
Projects which fund Graduate Research Fellows will be prioritized and eligible for funding to a maximum of $8,000 if fully matched by funds from non-RIGE sources… Projects that do not provide support for Graduate Research Fellows will be eligible for funding to a maximum of $5,500.
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12 Responses to Former UO Prof Hsu has opinions about stuff

  1. Anonymous says:

    Forget the genetics stuff, I’m more interested in this…

    The Strategic Partnership program provides major grants ranging up to $400,000 over three years for areas of research growth. They are used to leverage matching support from other sources, to provide seed funding for the development of new knowledge, and to initiate new centers of excellence. These grants are treated as investments in the future development of MSU as one of the nation’s leading research universities.
    http://vprgs.msu.edu/spg

    …as compared to, oh I don’t know, maybe this…

    Projects which fund Graduate Research Fellows will be prioritized and eligible for funding to a maximum of $8,000 if fully matched by funds from non-RIGE sources… Projects that do not provide support for Graduate Research Fellows will be eligible for funding to a maximum of $5,500.
    http://rfd.uoregon.edu/content/faculty-research-awards-2013

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  2. Anonymous says:

    You pay Espy $295K. Hsu gets $270K to manage an MSU research portfolio that’s about 4 times larger.

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    • Anonymous says:

      No go – lower salaries are no excuse around here. We all work for lower salaries than the national average. The whole place would grind to a halt if that was a valid excuse.

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    • Anonymous says:

      umm… 295 > 270.

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    • Anonymous says:

      oops, I retract my dumb comment. Maybe I’d be smarter if I made more money…. :)

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    • Anonymous says:

      Be careful! We all know the folks making the most money around here aren’t necessarily the smartest…

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    • Anonymous says:

      It is well know that UO faculty salaries are below the AAU average while UO administrator salaries are equal to or above the AAU average. So why is the quality of UO faculty significantly better than the quality of UO administrators?

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  3. James says:

    Sorry, but this Daniel HoSang is just an idiot. He’s just a non-scientist attacking real ones and trying to polticize science. I bet he knows nothing about genetics or cognitive science.

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