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    February 24, 2006

    MentorDoctor: Suffering From a Lack of Direction

    April 24, 2009

    The Road to Diversity: Are We There Yet?

    On January 20, Barack Obama became the first African American to be sworn in as President of the United States. On that day television screens carried images of African American men and women moved to tears as they watched the historical event—one that many of them thought they would never witness in their lifetimes.

    October 01, 2010

    Closeted Discoverers: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Scientists

    Think “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” applies only to the military? This too happens in the sciences, at all levels, from academia and industry to professional societies.

    March 08, 2013

    International Women's Day 2013

    To commemorate International Women's Day, we present a sampling of recent articles featuring accomplished women doing a wide variety of scientific work.

    March 29, 2013

    Whites No Longer Overrepresented in Youngest Scientist Cohorts

    Underrepresented minorities increase their share of faculty posts at 2-year colleges, while Asians rise at 4-year institutions and in industry.

    April 01, 2013

    Cooking Up a Storm

    The New York Times quickly changes course in an online obituary of a highly accomplished engineer, after initially emphasizing her housekeeping accomplishments.

    April 08, 2013

    Why Good Scientists Don't Have to Be Great at Math

    E. O. Wilson says that only in a few fields do scientists need serious mathematical chops.

    Knatokie Ford
    May 22, 2013

    Forging the Way for Other Minority Scientists

    A desire to prove to disadvantaged students that they, too, could be successful carried Knatokie Ford through her graduate program at Harvard.

    Taken for Granted
    August 13, 2013

    State Bans on Benefits for Gay Couples Disadvantage Universities

    Universities that can't treat same-sex couples equally are losing good employees, an outgoing rector says.

    August 10, 2012

    Science Training and Mental Health

    In the wake of the Colorado shootings, the scientific community should pay more attention to the psychological wellbeing of emerging scientists.

    January 29, 2010

    Perspective: Transitioning from Pet to Peer

    Diverse probationary faculty members may be celebrated at first but denied a fair chance to become tenured colleagues.

    January 13, 2012

    Science in Northeastern Brazil

    Outside Brazil's major scientific hubs, progress requires the right balance of patience and impatience.

    July 04, 2008

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 17: End of the Road

    After more than 6 years of monthly columns and postgraduate research, Micella Phoenix DeWhyse celebrates her Independence Day--and we're sad.

    September 05, 2008

    Triggermeister

    When protons start colliding next month at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, Turkish particle physicist Bilge Demirköz will make sure physicists see what happens.

    September 12, 2008

    Team Science and the Diversity Advantage

    Do acculturation experiences give scientists from atypical backgrounds an
    advantage in an era of team science?

    January 23, 2009

    Found in Translation

    America needs more science writers of color just as it needs more scientists of color--but are they likely to be able to make a living in a declining industry?

    February 27, 2009

    Two Young, African-American Women in Science

    Our tiny sample of African-American women reveals brilliance, scientific ambition, and anecdotal evidence of progress in the fight against ethnic and gender discrimination.

    February 27, 2009

    When Ironies Make Perfect Sense

    Gina Wingood, a black Catholic woman raised in a white suburb, found love and her calling in San Francisco's ghettos talking condoms, sex, and ethnic pride.

    February 27, 2009

    The Bigger Questions

    Chemical engineer Kristala Jones Prather's work creating chemical factories inside microbes has taken her from academia to industry and back again.

    February 27, 2009

    A Double Bind: Minority Women Scientists in Europe

    Minority women in European science must struggle daily to confront an issue that remains taboo.

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