July 16, 2013

The Social Science Research Team of Diane Hyland, Jackie Krasas and Wendy Abrantes examines the intersection of gender and mode of scholarship as well as gender and climate factors across 10 private mid-sized research universities. A research survey emphasizing attitudes toward and involvement in collaborative and interdisciplinary research was distributed to all women STEM faculty and the best matched male faculty peer at nine peer institutions (n=843).  298 completed surveys were received (33.4% response rate) from 143 faculty who identified as women and 100 who identified as men.

July 16, 2013

An interactive, data-driven summary of the types of gaps women in STEM continue to face. Despite improvements, female scientists continue to face discrimination, unequal pay and funding disparities. Written by Helen Shen


July 16, 2013

A current journal artical in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology analyzes the European Society for Evolutionary Biology's patterns of gender and speakers at organized meetings. The abstract is below. Women are invited to give talks at rates lower than the proporition in early-mid career stages, but at about same percentage as those at the senior ranks and published in high-impact journals.  Yet, women decline invitations to speak more than men.  The authors point out this reduces the exposure of high-quality science by women and thus will hold back the field- both technically and in terms of gender equity.

May 22, 2013

Curious about Lehigh's Work Life Balance Programs and Policies, including Faculty Dual Career? Check here.  Current faculty will be better informed for recruiting colleagues and planning their own career stages and future faculty will learn about our robust and continuing committment to helping faculty find their balance of personal and professional activities.

April 1, 2013

Do you care to comment? Women's voices represent  20-25% of those represented in the media.  University of British Columbia hosted Shari Graydon, of Informed Opinions, author of "I Feel Great About My Hands" and former director of Media Watch to present: The Top 7 Reasons Why Smart Women Should Speak Up.  Watch the video and think of how you use your voice.


March 20, 2013

On March 16, Lehigh's Natlie Foster gave a lecture at the Sigal Museum  in recognition of women's history month.  The lecture was promoted in several ways, including on the Easton Patc.

March 20, 2013

During the March 19, 2013 lunchtime roundtable discussion about Campus Resources for Faculty, Dr. Jennifer Swann provided a snapshot of what is known about the gendering of access and outcomes in research, communications, and international collaboration. Her slides are linked here for your review and shed light on some interesting, but not always well known facts. We also plan to repeat this session in Fall 2013.

March 20, 2013

During the March 19, 2013 lunchtime roundtable discussion about Campus Resources for Faculty, Dr. Mohamed El-Aassar, Vice President for International Affairs provided an overview of the opportunities this office can facilitate.  Faculty can travel abroad through numerous programs or invite international counterparts to Lehigh.

March 14, 2013

The National Science Foundation has issued the 2013 update to: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering which provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.

March 8, 2013

Browse the March 7, 2013 issue of Nature  as we think of the progress we've made, society and each of us can certainly do more.

"Science remains institutionally sexist. Despite some progress, women scientists are still paid less, promoted less frequently, win fewer grants and are more likely to leave research than similarly qualified men. This special issue of Nature takes a hard look at the gender gap — from bench to boardroom — and at what is being done to close it."

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