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A recent study found that Facebook tends to lead to agenda-setting rather than changing the opinions of users. Agenda-setting is the idea that the media determines what stories and events are important and newsworthy. The study suggested that based on what stories certain people were shown on Facebook, their opinions on what the current important […] Read More
UNM researcher exploring influence of ancient humans on extinction and body size patterns of mammals finds size-selective extinction is a hallmark of human activities
Researchers including a UNM biology professor have demonstrated that mammal biodiversity loss, a major conservation concern today, is part of a long-term trend lasting at least 125,000 years. As archaic humans, Neanderthals and other hominin species migrated out of Africa, a wave of size biased extinction in mammals followed. This occurred on all continents and […] Read More
Women with higher GPAs were less likely to get called back for interviews, new research shows. Natasha Quadlin recently published a study investigating the link between achievements, major and gender. She found that high-achieving men were around twice as likely to get called back as high-achieving women. This difference was the most clear in math, […] Read More
Three in 10 children are now drawing scientists as women, The Washington Post reported. A study conducted in 1983 showed that fewer than one percent of the students drew a female scientist. Now, that number is up to 30 percent. The rise is attributed to a decrease in stereotypes surrounding scientists, Western Michigan University communications […] Read More
UNM recently announced that a majority of the UNM Continuing Education Youth Programs will not be offered in summer 2018 because of renovations at Johnson Gym. Faculty and staff who were expecting on-campus options for summer camps should plan ahead. We’ve compiled a list of options around town. If you know of others, please email […] Read More
Last fall, Advance at UNM partnered with collaborators from Dartmouth College to look at differences in attitudes toward faculty diversity among faculty and students. The preliminary results confirm that respondents place high priority on candidates with excellent records on research, teaching, and community engagement. Holding other characteristics equal, respondents also show a marked preference for […] Read More
We’ve had a lot of interest so far in the 2018 Women in STEM awards. See the call here and read the FAQ here.
A new study finds women professors are asked for favors more often than male professors. According to research at Eastern Washington University, female professors deal with more requests from students asking for special favors like grade increases and the opportunity to re-do assignments. Read more here.
Hard to believe that spring break is right around the corner! For UNM, spring break is the week of March 12. But for APS, the break is the week of March 26. We have been working on the issue of non-aligned breaks and the problems it can cause for UNM employees with children. The good […] Read More
Rebecca Gill, a professor of political science at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is sharing her experience of sexual harassment. She’s gotten support as well as backlash. Advance at UNM Deputy Director Mala Htun was quoted in the article about Gill and the larger #metoo and #metooPhd movements. Read more here.