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Newswise: Boys’ club barriers create issues for Australian boards
Released: 22-Sep-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Boys’ club barriers create issues for Australian boards
University of South Australia

Pale, male and stale – it’s certainly stereotypical, but it’s a saying that still holds water when it comes to Australian boards, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Newswise: UIC historian earns inaugural national award for economic, social justice
Released: 21-Sep-2020 5:40 PM EDT
UIC historian earns inaugural national award for economic, social justice
University of Illinois at Chicago

Acclaimed University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named to the Freedom Scholars, a select group of progressive academics who are at the “forefront of movements for economic and social justice."

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Released: 21-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Personal interactions are important drivers of STEM identity in girls
Florida State University

Researchers from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University found that nuanced interactions between teachers and campers at a coding camp for middle school girls as well as among the girls themselves impacted how girls viewed themselves as coders.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Sorenson Impact Center Receives $600,000 Federal Grant to Support Diversity in Entrepreneurship
Sorenson Impact Center, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Sorenson Impact Center, a think tank housed at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the US Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Released: 15-Sep-2020 3:30 PM EDT
APS Media Tip Sheet: September 2020
Association for Psychological Science

Topics in this issue: People with blindness have a refined sense of hearing; First-ever review of gender parity within psychological science; Friendly and open societies supercharged the early spread of COVID-19

Newswise: In face of crisis, equitable farming systems grow in Nigeria
Released: 11-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT
In face of crisis, equitable farming systems grow in Nigeria
Cornell University

As millions of Nigerian farmers flee the militant group Boko Haram, a Cornell University-trained Nigerian scientist is providing support to create a more profitable, equitable future – especially for the many farmers who are women.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT
As Collegiate Esports Become More Professional, Women Are Being Left Out
North Carolina State University

A new study finds the rapidly growing field of collegiate esports is effectively becoming a two-tiered system, with club-level programs that are often supportive of gender diversity being clearly distinct from well-funded varsity programs that are dominated by men.

Released: 25-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
How men and women network impacts their labor market performance
Oxford University Press

A new paper in The Economic Journal, published by Oxford University Press, develops a theory of how people's social network structure impacts productivity and earnings.

Newswise: Women surgeons earn their cut of NIH funding – and then some
Released: 21-Aug-2020 9:15 AM EDT
Women surgeons earn their cut of NIH funding – and then some
University of Virginia Health System

Women are underrepresented in academic surgery, but women surgeons are earning a disproportionate share of research grants from the National Institutes of Health, a new study has found.

Released: 19-Aug-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Research challenges popular belief that 'unbridled ambition' costs female candidates votes
University of Bath

New research looking at voters' perception of gender and aspiration suggests that voters do not penalise ambitious women candidates seeking political office, contrary to popular belief.

Released: 18-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Women less likely to receive pay for college internships
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The odds of women receiving pay for a college internship are 34% lower than for men, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 17-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
FSU experts available for coverage of 19th Amendment anniversary
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: August 13, 2020 | 12:04 pm | SHARE: After decades of activism and political struggle, the 19th Amendment was adopted 100 years ago this month.The new amendment supplanted state-by-state suffrage laws and gave women across America the right to vote.Florida State University experts are available to speak about the history of women’s suffrage as well as contemporary issues related to women, voting and politics.

Released: 17-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Gender Parity in Heart Failure Research: More Female Authors Could Mean More Female Participants
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Representation of women leading heart failure research remains limited, according to new research led by Penn Medicine. The authors say the findings point to a need to support great gender diversity among researchers to drive diversity among clinical trial participants and even improve patient outcomes.

Released: 12-Aug-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Group is established to connect, inspire and empower UCI women in technology
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 12, 2020 — To connect, inspire and empower women working, researching and teaching in technology-related fields across campus, the University of California, Irvine has established a new diversity affinity group, Women in Technology at UCI. Through strategic partnerships, career development, educational events and networking activities, Women in Technology at UCI will strengthen the community of women in technology on campus.

Released: 11-Aug-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Misogyny expert: Male entitlement hurts women, girls
Cornell University

Boys and men unfairly benefit from a system of gendered norms and expectations that are enforced by misogyny, according to misogyny expert Kate Manne.

Newswise: Management gender diversity essential in adversity
Released: 5-Aug-2020 10:05 PM EDT
Management gender diversity essential in adversity
University of Adelaide

A study by an international team of researchers suggests that gender-balanced teams help businesses, especially in adverse times.

3-Aug-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Men Scoring Higher on ’Man Box’ Scale are Prone to Violence, Mental Illness
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Study finds that men who harbor more harmful attitudes about masculinity – including beliefs about aggression and homophobia – also tend toward bullying, sexual harassment, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
How women and men forgive infidelity
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Infidelity is one of the most common reasons that heterosexual couples break up. Researchers who have studied 160 different cultures find this to be true worldwide.

27-Jul-2020 5:00 AM EDT
Physician practices with more female doctors have smallest gender pay gaps
Harvard Medical School

• A study shows female physicians have more equitable income when they work in practices with more doctors who are women. • The analysis shows a 12 percent relative difference in income for practices with equal numbers of female and male physicians, compared with a 20 percent income difference in practices dominated by men. • The findings offer important evidence that workplace diversity can help reduce earnings gaps, other inequities.

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Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Men are more likely than women to endorse COVID-19 conspiracy theories
University of Delaware

In a new study, men were more likely than women to endorse conspiracy theories connected to COVID-19. This important research will help debunk potentially dangerous falsehoods regarding the pandemic and enhance public health practices.

9-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Black Women Often Ignored by Social Justice Movements
American Psychological Association (APA)

Prospective teachers appear more likely to misperceive Black children as angry than white children, which may undermine the education of Black youth, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Mothers’ paid work suffers during pandemic, study finds
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds early evidence that the pandemic has exacerbated -not improved - the gender gap in work hours, which could have enduring consequences for working mothers.

Newswise: Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?
Released: 9-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Is COVID-19 widening the gender gap in academic medicine?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds that fewer women were first authors on COVID-19-related research papers published in the first half of this year. The findings suggest a worsening gender gap in academic medicine, where women were already underrepresented among authors of medical research.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 2-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Gender gaps in STEM college majors emerge in high school
Cornell University

Although studies have shown that women are more likely than men to enter and complete college in U.S. higher education, women are less likely to earn degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields. In new research, Kim Weeden, the Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 Professor of the Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University, traces the discrepancy in college majors back to gender differences that emerge early in high school.

29-Jun-2020 7:10 AM EDT
Men More Likely than Women to be Seen as Brilliant
New York University

Men are more likely than are women to be seen as “brilliant,” finds a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender. The work concludes that these stereotyped views are an instance of implicit bias, revealing automatic associations that people cannot, or at least do not, report holding when asked directly.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Even when women outnumber men, gender bias persists among science undergrads
Colorado State University

Increasing gender diversity has been a long-sought goal across many of the sciences, and interventions and programs to attract more women into fields like physics and math often happen at the undergraduate level.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Confrontation May Reduce White Prejudices, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Confronting a white person who makes a racist or sexist statement can make them reflect on their words and avoid making biased statements about race or gender in the future, Rutgers researchers find.

Newswise: Women Underrepresented in Academic Hospital Medicine Leadership Roles, Study Finds
Released: 25-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Women Underrepresented in Academic Hospital Medicine Leadership Roles, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In recent years, the number of women who entered U.S. medical school surpassed the number of men. But gender inequities still exist in many areas of medicine. Of academic hospital medicine programs, 79% are run by men, Johns Hopkins researchers report in a new paper published March 3 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and male hospitalist leaders are more likely to have attained the rank of full professor than women leaders.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:10 AM EDT
Are you a hugger? It might be hereditary
University of Arizona

A new study of twins finds that genetics play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but the same can't be said for men.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Program Elevates Women of Color in the Worker Justice Movement
Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

The Rutgers Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, today expanded a nationwide initiative to elevate more women and people of color—especially women of color—to leadership positions in unions, worker centers, and community-based organizations.

Newswise: UIC named Illinois' best college for LGBTQ students
Released: 22-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
UIC named Illinois' best college for LGBTQ students
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named Illinois’ best college and university for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, according to the 2020 edition of rankings from BestColleges, in partnership with Campus Pride.

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16-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Academic Achievement isn’t the Reason There are More Men than Women Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science
New York University

While some STEM majors have a one-to-one male-to-female ratio, physics, engineering and computer science (PECS) majors consistently have some of the largest gender imbalances among U.S. college majors – with about four men to every woman in the major. In a new study published today in the peer-reviewed research journal, Science, NYU researchers find that this disparity is not caused by higher math or science achievement among men. On the contrary, the scholars found that men with very low high-school GPAs in math and science and very low SAT math scores were choosing these math-intensive majors just as often as women with much higher math and science achievement.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Age discrimination laws don’t protect older women as they do older men
University at Buffalo

Older women in the workforce should be considered collectively as a unique demographic group that includes both gender and age if they’re to receive adequate protection against workplace discrimination, according to a new paper published by a University at Buffalo economist.

Newswise: Most Gender Dysphoria Established by Age 7, Study Finds
Released: 16-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Most Gender Dysphoria Established by Age 7, Study Finds

Gender dysphoria manifests early in childhood and can persist for years before patients undergo counseling and treatment, a Cedars-Sinai study has found. The findings also reveal that untreated gender dysphoria can result in poor quality of life for transgender people, beginning in childhood and lasting throughout adolescence and adulthood.

Newswise: Weird Science
Released: 8-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Weird Science
University of South Australia

White lab coats and dangerous experiments all epitomise the ‘mad scientist’ from many a Hollywood blockbuster but, even beyond the silver screen, the stereotype lives on, and according to new research, it could mar the next generation of potential scientists.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Racial, Gender Disparities Observed in Heart Transplant Recipients with COVID-19 Infection
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers suggest focusing on disparities to help identify which patients with a heart transplant may be at higher risk for a worse course of COVID-19 infection.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Study finds gender differences in active learning classrooms
Cornell University

Men participated more in an active learning course in science, technology, engineering and math, while women reported lower perceptions of their scientific abilities, were more aware of gender identity and more likely to feel judged based on gender, a new Cornell-led study has found.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Female college students more affected academically by high alcohol use than men
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Female college students appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics, according to new research including by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 29-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Judges who’ve served with women more likely to hire women
Cornell University

Federal appellate judges are more likely to hire women to prestigious court clerkships after serving on panels with female colleagues, new Cornell research shows.

Released: 27-May-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Study uncovers gender roles in physics lab courses
Cornell University

Men are overrepresented not only in number but in high-ranking positions within the physics community, according to a new study published May 26 in the journal Physics Education Research. A research team led by Katherine Quinn, Ph.D. ’19, and Natasha Holmes, the Ann S. Bowers Assistant Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, examined gender roles in undergraduate physics lab classes as a step toward removing systematic gender biases in the field.

Released: 26-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Study Finds Gender Disparities in Financial Relationships Between Orthopedic Surgeons and Industry
Hospital for Special Surgery

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence showing gender inequities in payments that surgeons in various specialties receive from industry in the form of royalties, licensing and consulting fees. The latest research, conducted by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and other medical institutions, finds such disparities pervasive in the field of orthopedic surgery. This study is available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience. The results were also published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in February 2020.

Released: 21-May-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Life at Home During the Pandemic
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

While many Americans agree that the coronavirus is changing life at home on an unprecedented scale, men and women report significant differences in their views and behavior, according to the first comprehensive study of the social and cultural impact of the pandemic conducted by the USC Center for the Digital Future and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

Released: 19-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Women told more white lies in evaluations than men: study
Cornell University

Women are more likely to be given inaccurate performance feedback, according to new research by Lily Jampol, Ph.D. ’14, and Vivian Zayas, associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Released: 11-May-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Young men most likely to break lockdown rules, mental health study shows
University of Sheffield

More than half of young men aged 19-24 have breached the UK’s lockdown rules by meeting with a group of friends, according to a study showing they are far less compliant than other young people.

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