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Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

What’s the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing over whether to focus on college preparation or vocational training, especially training linked to blue-collar jobs. The way the pendulum swings may have profound consequences for young women, according to new Cornell University research.

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EMBARGOED AJPH Research: Return on Investment in Public Health, Cardiovascular Risks for U.S. Women, Health Effects of Increased Minimum Wage

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about return on investment in public health; cardiovascular risks for U.S. women; and effects of increased minimum wage on infant mortality.

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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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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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Clinton Win Marks Watershed Moment for Women

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For Women Re-Entering Workforce, Sharing Personal Information May Get You Hired

A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise their chances of getting hired compared to a women who focus on their resume credentials alone.

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Female Members on Corporate Boards Can Lower Number of Mergers and Acquisitions, Study Suggests

University of Notre Dame researcher Craig Crossland, management professor at the Mendoza College of Business, and colleagues decided to look into the numbers. After studying almost 3,000 acquisitions between 1998 and 2010, they found that the larger the proportion of women on a board of a U.S. public company, the fewer acquisitions it engages in.

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Young Women in STEM Fields Earn Up to One-Third Less Than Men

One year after they graduate, women with Ph.D.s in science and engineering fields earn 31 percent less than do men, according to a new study using previously unavailable data.

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Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, Becomes 89th President of the American Physiological Society

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Jane Reckelhoff, PhD, was installed as APS president in April. Reckelhoff is a Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, director of the Women’s Health Research Center, director of research development for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Marta Filizola, PhD, Appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Marta Filizola, PhD, has been appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), effective May 1, 2016

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Babson’s Assistant Professor Among Best 40 Under 40 Business Professors

Babson College Assistant Professor of Marketing, Lauren Beitelspacher, has been recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the Most Outstanding 40 under 40 Business School Professors.

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Are Children Career Killers?

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Working women who want to minimize career income losses related to motherhood should wait until they are about 30 years old to have their first children, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Why Education Doesn’t Bring Women Equal Pay

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Women are closing the education gap with men, but a global study on gender equality based on two decades of data from more than 150 countries shows these advances are failing to bring equal access to quality jobs and government representation.