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Dealing with Sexism and Gender Issues in the Classroom

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New handbook for teachers is designed to help them deal with issues of gender identity, sexism and related questions that may come up in the classroom.

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Expert: Can Cancer Therapies Have a Different Effectiveness in Women?

Expert can speak on the importance of including women in clinical studies, a measure that could lead to improved, women-specific treatments. Brad Thompson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc., has overseen studies in colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer in which female patients showed a significant response (relative to male patients) to a treatment that included the company’s lead product, REOLYSIN®, a proprietary formulation of the human reovirus.

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Not Only in Hollywood: Gender Pay Gap Persists in the Arts

The authors conclude: "Private employers in the arts would do well to look into the same affirmative action policies and income stabilization measures that appear to be effective in driving (relative) income parity in the governmental sector. Additional grants should be put in place to encourage the professional growth of female artists. Furthermore, if made better aware of these disparities, arts degree-granting institutions could place a heightened emphasis on building their students' self-promotional skills and enhancing their portfolios of other abilities necessary to be able to navigate the unique, contract-based trajectories of arts careers."

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Orlando Nightclub Massacre

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Prioritizing Publishing: Group Aims to Help Women Faculty in Research

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The Women Faculty Writing Program, the second of its kind in the nation, provides support, accountability, skills and sanctioned time for writing.

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Challenges of Custom-Engineering Living Tissue, Marriage Could Improve Heart Attack Survival, Bleeding Hearts Predict Future Heart Failure, and More in the Cardiovascular Health News Source

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The Benefits of a Family Based Weight Management Program; Nearly All Food Marketed by Pop Stars is Bad For You; Use of Neighborhood Environment Can Help Obese Teens, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Gender Gap Discovered in Science Exam Performance

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Male students in undergraduate introductory biology courses are outperforming females at test time, but it may be due to how exams are designed rather than academic ability. In addition, high socioeconomic status students are performing better than lower-status students on those same tests.

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Women Find Men More Masculine When Wearing Deodorant

New research by the University of Stirling has found that men who are perceived low in masculinity can significantly increase this by applying deodorant, but that this is not the case for men who already have high levels of masculinity.

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Stress Affects Males and Females Differently

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers found that a stress receptor in the brain regulates metabolic responses to stressful situations differently in male and female mice. The results could aid in the development of treatments for regulating hunger or stress responses, including anxiety and depression.

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‘Wonderful’ and ‘Thankful’ Versus ‘Battle’ and ‘Enemy’ -- Do Women and Men Communicate Differently?

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In a computational analysis of the words used by more than 65,000 consenting Facebook users in some 10 million messages, it was discovered that women use language that is warmer and more agreeable than men.

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Exploring Gender Perception via Speech

We tend to perceive speakers as masculine or feminine rather quickly. These snap judgments are based on acoustic information from the speakers’ voices. But some vocal qualities deemed “feminine” can overlap with acoustic cues for “clear speech,” which is a set of changes speakers make when they suspect their listener is having a difficult time hearing. This overlap inspired researchers to explore gender perception via speech — largely to determine whether adopting clear speech could help transgender people who would like to sound more feminine.

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‘Real Men Don’t Sing’: Allison McCracken on Crooning in American Culture

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Transgender-Related Issues

Earlier this year, North Carolina brought the transgender community into the spotlight by passing legislation requiring people to use public bathrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificates. The American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss this and other transgender-related issues.

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Rutgers Cancer Institute Researcher Explores Gender Disparity in Lung Cancer

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Aiming to better understand gender differences in lung cancer, a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher is exploring whether radiation exposure from interventional cardiovascular procedures leads to increased risk of lung cancer in women as compared to men. The work is supported by an inaugural $400,000 LUNG FORCE Research Innovation Project award.

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Drop in Childhood Obesity Cannot Be Explained by Health Behaviors, The Latest in Heart Defect Prediction Tech, Eating After 8pm Not Linked to Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News

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Cornell College Professor Available to Discuss Topics with the Media Related to Transgender Issues and Gender Identification.

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