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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."

Have you experienced these issues?

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.

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