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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

'On-Ramping' Paves the Way for Women Scientists, Engineers to Return to Academia

Feb. 4, 2016 — Pursuing scientific or engineering careers in industry, government or private research after getting a Ph.D. used to be considered a one-way ticket out of academia. But new research finds numerous ... read more

First-Semester GPA a Better Predictor of College Success Than ACT Score

Feb. 2, 2016 — Underrepresented students' first-semester GPA may be a better predictor of whether they'll graduate college than their ACT score or their family's socioeconomic status, a new study has ... read more

Job Growth, Consumer Spending to Boost State and National Economies

Jan. 30, 2016 — Job growth and consumer spending continue to grow and position Tennessee and the nation's economies for a strong 2016, according to a new ... read more

Is Level of Education the Key Factor in Finding a Match Through Online Dating?

Jan. 19, 2016 — When assessing a future partner, do we rank education as important criteria for success of the match? Age, appearance, intelligence, social status and chemistry are fundamental. But, is education up ... read more

How Black Men Can Succeed in IT Careers

Jan. 12, 2016 — Expanding the range of black men's career options in an increasingly technology-oriented world will help alleviate high unemployment and poverty they often experience, according to a study ... read more

Students Must Prepare Early to Succeed in Tough Graduate Job Market

Jan. 8, 2016 — Students who seek out challenging opportunities to develop themselves are also more likely to learn new skills for future work. This puts them in a strong position when entering the graduate jobs ... read more

Service-Learning Courses Can Positively Impact Post-Graduate Salaries

Jan. 5, 2016 — Service-learning experiences in college can reach beyond the classroom -- and help grow graduates' bank accounts once they enter the workforce, according to a recent study. The study centered on ... read more

Female Urologists Still Earn Less Money Than Their Male Counterparts

Jan. 5, 2016 — Although the field of urology remains largely male dominated, the proportion of female physicians specializing in urology has increased from less than 0.5 percent in 1981 to 10 percent today, and 33 ... read more

Low Wages Not Education to Blame for STEM Skills Gap

Dec. 9, 2015 — Low wages rather than inadequate training are to blame for the STEM skills gap, according to ... read more

Business as Plan B

Nov. 5, 2015 — Research by a sociologist suggests family leave policies have a significant impact on women's entrepreneurial ... read more

For-Profit and Community College Graduates Earn Same Hiring Interest from Employers

Nov. 2, 2015 — Hiring managers show no preference for hiring people with for-profit college credentials compared to those holding comparable credentials from public community colleges, new research ... read more

How to Forge a Place in the 'Wealthy West': Challenges for Second-Generation Immigrants

Oct. 28, 2015 — Decades of mass immigration has created a diverse demographic of people from a range of ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds on both sides of the Atlantic. But what happens when the second, and ... read more

Entrepreneurial Spirit Can Help Communities Better Withstand Trade Shock

Oct. 28, 2015 — Communities with more self-employed workers can better withstand economic shifts caused by imports than communities that have fewer self-employed people, according to ... read more

UK Children Play Instruments as Part of Family Tradition, Not to Boost Social Status

Oct. 27, 2015 — British parents encourage their children to play musical instruments as part of a family tradition and not to boost their social status as Americans do, research ... read more

Do Women Place Less Importance on Their Careers Than Men? Professor Rebuts Common Misconception

Oct. 23, 2015 — A new study analyzed data collected from employees in 11 countries to determine if gender differences in career centrality — the importance of one’s career to their identity — exist, and ... read more

College Labor Market Still in High Gear

Oct. 8, 2015 — The job market for college graduates is poised for a third straight year of explosive growth, as companies in most industries seek new talent, according to the largest annual survey of US ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the US, but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for -- statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, ... read more

Why Middle Class People Are More Likely to Play Music, Paint and Act Revealed

Sep. 15, 2015 — The reason why middle class people are more likely to play music, paint and act has been revealed in a major new study. Research involving 78,000 people found that it was not wealth or social status ... read more

Financial Distress Can Hinder Success of Academically Prepared Minority Students

Sep. 10, 2015 — A new study of more than 500 black and Latino college students has confirmed that many encounter obstacles after enrolling in college without adequate financial ... read more

Higher-Earning Men Would Take a Pay Cut to Spend More Time With Partners

Sep. 9, 2015 — Most men in Europe want to spend fewer hours at work and more time with their families even though it would cut their income, a major study on employment ... read more

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