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Workplace Gendered Tradeoffs Lead to Economic Inequalities for Women

Written by Joel Schwarz, University of Washington on Friday, 12 February 2010 13:28.

Gendered Tradeoffs: Family, Social Policy and Economic Inequality in Twenty-One CountriesDespite big changes over recent decades, workplace gender inequalities endure in the United States and other industrialized nations around the world. These inequalities are created by facets of national social policy that either ease or concentrate the demands of care giving within households and shape expectations in the workplace, according to University of Washington sociologists.

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Abusive Bosses Don't Suffer for Their Behavior, If They Produce

Written by University of Iowa on Friday, 05 February 2010 12:37.

A new study by University of Iowa researchers lends credence to the idea that supervisors who abuse their employees but are productive have a long leash when it comes to bad behaviorSteve Jobs is one of America's most famous CEOs, praised for leading Apple and fostering a culture of innovation that few companies can match while making lots of money for lots of people. Steve Jobs is also regarded as one of Corporate America's biggest tyrants, known for throwing temper tantrums and dressing down employees in humiliating fashion.

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North Carolina Central University Celebrates Black History Month

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:59.

DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina Central University will celebrate Black History Month in its Centennial Year with a series of events that are free and open to the public. The keynote speaker is Glenn Harris, associate professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, who will address this year’s theme, “The History of Black Economic Empowerment.”  The lecture is scheduled for Monday, February 15, at 3 p.m. in the H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Auditorium.

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New York Artist Fuses Autobiographical, Historic, and Global Issues in New Exhibition

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 January 2010 13:13.

Robin HolderThe Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will present “An American Consciousness: Robin Holder’s Mid-Career Retrospective,” an in-depth examination of Robin Holder’s three decades as a printmaker. Holder, a New York-based artist and educator, is a storyteller whose work fuses autobiographical, historic, and global issues.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters & African American Fraternities Enter Mentoring Month

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 08 January 2010 16:22.

Action Plan to Help Black Boys Succeed

PHILADELPHIA -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and leaders of the nation's largest African American fraternities enter National Mentoring Month 2010 with a bold action plan to significantly increase the number of black Big Brothers, beginning this year.

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Learning Styles Debunked

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 18 December 2009 13:43.

Are you a verbal learner or a visual learner? Chances are, you’ve pegged yourself or your children as either one or the other and rely on study techniques that suit your individual learning needs. And you’re not alone— for more than 30 years, the notion that teaching methods should match a student’s particular learning style has exerted a powerful influence on education. The long-standing popularity of the learning styles movement has in turn created a thriving commercial market amongst researchers, educators, and the general public.

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Five E's of the Social Networking Generation

Written by Farrah Gray on Friday, 11 December 2009 12:28.

 

Today, we see an entire generation of new young leaders and entrepreneurs alike struggling to make an impact. This is the age of social networking with Facebook, Twitter, Google and mobile technologies enabling people to connect with millions in geographically dispersed locations worldwide.

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Black Joblessness Becoming Showdown Between Black Leaders and Black President

Written by Hazel Trice Edney on Monday, 30 November 2009 12:47.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – African-American joblessness – nearly twice the national rate - is quickly becoming the first showdown between Black leaders and the nation’s first Black president as national Black and civil right leaders raise their voices telling the Obama Administration it’s time to end the jobs crisis in the Black community.
“We're sending a strong message to the president and Congress that we need to step up.

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Shifting Blame is Socially Contagious

Written by University of Southern California on Friday, 20 November 2009 14:58.

Merely observing someone publicly blame an individual in an organization for a problem – even when the target is innocent – greatly increases the odds that the practice of blaming others will spread with the tenacity of the H1N1 flu, according to new research from the USC Marshall School of Business and Stanford University.