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March 8, 2013
Ginny McSwain discusses her research interests and past projects with Lehigh News.

 

March 8, 2013

From Lehigh News: Richard Tapia, whose contributions to mathematics and dedication to diversity in education won him the 2010 National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama, spoke on both topics during a two-day visit to Lehigh last week.

December 13, 2012

Nominations for university awards now open!  Did you know, women in STEM are typically under represented as award recipients in comparison to their participation in their field? Women in STEM receive about 19% of individual awards even though they earn just over 40% of STEM PhDs. 

December 13, 2012

More than 500 million women in developing countries are illiterate. Imagine the contributions these women could make if they were educated. In the developing world women face different barriers. Through this TED talk, Ronda Callister helps us recognize our bias and then outlines ways each of us can reduce these barriers.

November 14, 2012

The article "Tenure Decisions at Southern Cal Strongly Favor White Men, Data in a Rejected Candidate's Complaint Suggest" appeared in the November 13, 2012 issue of The Chronicle and summarizes a tenure dispute case by a minority woman faculty member.  As part of her dispute, Dr. Cross sites insitutional data on tenure decisions in departments of the U. of Southern California's College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences showing that 92 percent of white men but only 55 percent of women and professors from minority groups were awarded tenure from 1998 to 2012. 

November 8, 2012
Lehigh ADVANCE has a copy of the DVD Interrupting Bias in the Faculty Search Process by the University of Washington and can assist in facilitating this film to colleges, departments or search committees.
October 28, 2012

New York Times Science writer Natalie Angier reminds readers that Amalie Noether is the mathematician whose theorem explains the deep tie between the underlying geometry of the universe and the behavior of the mass and energy that call the universe home.

October 10, 2012

The campus community is invited to explore a new section of the ADVANCE web site on Unconscious Bias. Learn definitions and about research-proven strategies to mitigate the impacts of these cognitive shortcuts we all use in decision making, even though they tend to produce majority advantaging outcomes.

October 9, 2012

Sibel Pamukcu, co-Director and Co-PI of Lehigh ADVANCE attended the iWIN conference in Chicago last month. While participating as a speaker, Dr. Pamukcu was able to describe the ADVANCE grant and learn about other efforts to increase participation of women in STEM which she brought back to the Leadership Team.

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