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Marc Hauser resigns from Harvard University

Marc_Field_Portrait.jpgProminent evolutionary psychologist Marc Hauser has resigned from Harvard University effective 1 August.

Last year the university found that Hauser had committed eight counts of scientific misconduct. On 7 July, Hauser wrote to Michael Smith, dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to announce his resignation.

“While on leave over the past year, I have begun doing some extremely interesting and rewarding work focusing on the educational needs of at-risk teenagers,” he wrote. “I have also been offered some exciting opportunities in the private sector. While I may return to teaching and research in the years to come, I look forward to focusing my energies in the coming year on these new and interesting challenges.”

The Boston Globe broke the news earlier this evening.

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