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Article ID: 712648

Automation in Government Jobs Will Affect Women, Minorities Disproportionately

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Study finds that "occupational segregation" could result in women and minorities bearing the brunt of layoffs in state and local government as a result of automation.

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9-May-2019 2:25 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 710839

DeFrank-Cole named Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Lisa DeFrank-Cole, director of the Leadership Studies Program at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

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5-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710838

Pay Gap for Women Social Work Faculty Continues Nationwide

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Even in a profession where women are the majority, social work faculty women continue to earn less than their male counterparts, according to new research from West Virginia University.

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5-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710371

Gender Parity: Not a Foregone Conclusion in All Fields

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Women constitute approximately 47 percent of the workforce yet are still underrepresented at the highest levels of business, government, medical and academic hierarchies. A team of researchers has developed a new model, described in the journal Chaos, to study the ascension of women through professional hierarchies. The model factors in the relative roles of bias and homophily, and unlike prior work, predicts that gender parity is not inevitable and deliberate intervention may be required in various fields to achieve gender balance.

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1-Apr-2019 1:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710166

Attractive businesswomen viewed as less trustworthy 'femmes fatales'

Washington State University

A Washington State University researcher says attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy, less truthful and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women. This "femme fatale effect," as she and a University of Colorado colleague call it, goes beyond a commonly accepted explanation that attractive women simply aren't seen as fitting in traditionally masculine roles.

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25-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710088

Fulbright Scholar Attends White House Launch of Global Women's Initiative

Penn State College of Engineering

Daniela Staicu, a Romanian Fulbright Scholar currently at Penn State completing research with the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs’ Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program, was among those invited to attend the recent launch of the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

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22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709290

The Conversation: Higher, Further, Faster: Marvel’s First Female Cinematic Superhero

University of Manitoba

When the Captain Marvel movie opens on March 8, coinciding with International Women’s Day, it will be Marvel Studios’s first female-superhero led film and many people will be lined up to see this much anticipated flick and to enjoy one of Captain Marvel’s trademark specialties: fighting galactic evil.

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7-Mar-2019 4:35 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 708900

‘We Use Every Second of Our Day’: 3 Stories of International Women at UVA Darden

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The MBA student body at Darden is composed of roughly 39 percent women, and about one-third of the class was born outside of the United States. As International Women’s Day approaches on 8 March, The Darden Report presents the stories of three such women who chose to earn their MBA at the School.

Released:
28-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Education

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Article ID: 708895

More Women Are Training to Be Plastic Surgeons, but Racial/Ethnic Representation Still Lags Behind

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

While the proportion of women entering plastic surgery residency programs has increased in recent years, numbers of Black and Hispanic trainees are declining or unchanged, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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28-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

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