Black Diversity Officers Needed to Help Doctoral Candidate and Activist: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the higher education program at Florida State University. This study aims to understand the experiences of Black Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) during the anti-Critical Race Theory (CRT) movement. My research focuses on how CDOs experience racism at PWIs, how…

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Who Gets Accepted and Who Gets Rejected? Status in the Production of Social Science | RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

This article considers science as a stratified social system that may reflect and reproduce broader social patterns of stratification. Analyses are based on a unique data archive with more than ten thousand published and unpublished manuscripts and the associated peer reviews, all submitted between 1990 and 2010 to the American…

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Eczema itch relief – a rollerball to scratch the skin without hurting it – CNA Lifestyle

Her bad encounter with two severe eczema flare-ups left such an indelible memory that when the time came for her final-year thesis at the National University of Singapore (NUS), she decided to design a product to solve the itch. Koh Bei Ning, 23, a graduate of Industrial Design at NUS,…

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Wei Ho Is Drawn to Algebra, Geometry and the Human Side of Math | Quanta Magazine

Like many people who would go on to become mathematicians, Wei Ho grew up competing in math contests. In eighth grade, she won the Mathcounts state competition in Wisconsin, and her team took third place at nationals.Unlike many future mathematicians, she wasn’t sure she ever wanted to become one.“I wanted…

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Google Isn’t [Automatically] Deleting Users’ Abortion-Related Data, Despite Post-Roe Promise

A spokesperson for Google told the Guardian that the company’s promised policy change has taken effect, without confirming exactly when it began. The spokesperson noted that “users can turn Web & App Activity off at any time, delete all or part of their data manually, or choose to automatically delete…

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At SpaceX, we’re told we can change the world. I couldn’t, however, stop getting sexually harassed.

A few weeks after my start date, a fellow intern approached me in our intern housing and grabbed my butt while I was washing my dishes. I reported the incident to a superior and another colleague, but the matter was never brought to HR. I had to continue living in…

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Women in Cybersecurity

According to a 2013 study conducted by growth strategy consulting and research firm Frost and Sullivan, women made up only 11% of the global cybersecurity workforce. While that research was rather narrow in terms of the job roles and types of cybersecurity it included, everybody concurred that female representation in…

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International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM 2022 | Technology Networks

Pride in STEM is a charity with a goal of raising the profile and highlighting the struggles of LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In 2020, the charity selected November 18 as the International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM,…

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FDA Announces New Mammogram Standards for People With Dense Breasts – SheKnows

Women with dense breast tissue are more likely to develop breast cancer, yet most of us aren’t educated by our doctors about this risk factor. A new regulatory measure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeks to change that.The FDA is planning to implement new mammogram standards to support…

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Microplastics Detected in Human Breastmilk | Polymers | Raman Microspectroscopy Detection and Characterisation of Microplastics in Human Breastmilk

AbstractThe widespread use of plastics determines the inevitable human exposure to its by-products, including microplastics (MPs), which enter the human organism mainly by ingestion, inhalation, and dermal contact. Once internalised, MPs may pass across cell membranes and translocate to different body sites, triggering specific cellular mechanisms. Hence, the potential health…

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