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    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 16, 2015

    The space roboticist

    Vandi Verma is one of the few people in the world qualified to drive on Mars.

    April 29, 2015

    Women have a hiring advantage in the scientific stratosphere

    A widely reported study says women are preferred in faculty hiring—but it doesn’t say bias isn’t a problem at other key career points.

    April 13, 2015

    STEM study: Women twice as likely to be hired as comparably qualified men

    The study “will definitely make people think more thoroughly and more subtly” about the issue, says psychologist Virginia Valian of Hunter College in New York City.

    March 17, 2015

    Disability as a difference of perspective

    Ken O’Neill, who is deaf, offers advice on how to present a disability when applying for a job.

    February 23, 2015

    Barriers for women of color in science

    A new report finds that female scientists face a combination of racial and gender biases.

    January 28, 2015

    Scientists under the microscope

    In an era when scientists are increasingly exposed, they need to be careful to distinguish between scientific criticism and personal attacks.

    January 13, 2015

    Divvying it up

    By staying balanced, focused, and organized, Lesley Yellowlees has risen through the ranks while maintaining a vibrant family life.

    January 07, 2015

    Tiziana Rossetto, an epicenter of tsunami research

    Earthquake engineer Tiziana Rossetto wasn’t daunted when she was told that what she intended to do wasn’t possible.

    December 16, 2014

    Study: Women and minorities less interested in academic research careers

    By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.

    November 06, 2014

    Is academic science sexist?

    A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.

    October 07, 2014

    Life inspires clinical applications

    His life partner’s illness led fundamental chemist David Smith to change his research focus.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    July 11, 2014

    Knocking HIV on the Head

    Australian postdoc Lachlan Gray is working at the crossroads of virology and neurology to combat HIV brain infection.

    July 08, 2014

    A Young Tag Team Detects a Major Pipeline Leak

    A graduate student and a Twitter software engineer team up to write an article showing that on average, elite labs run by men are not women-friendly.

    June 30, 2014

    Elite Male Faculty Employ Fewer Women

    Elite male scientists trail both elite women and non-elite men in hiring female graduate students and postdocs.

    Taken for Granted
    June 17, 2014

    More GREs, Fewer Degrees?

    An article in Nature suggests that the Graduate Record Examination is a poor predictor of graduate student success.

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