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Professors ignore emails from women and minorities at higher rate than white males

A study led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Katherine Milkman suggests that university professors discriminate against women and minorities when choosing which students to mentor. With the help of Modupe Akinola of Columbia University and Dolly Chugh of New York University, Milkman emailed 6,500 professors from 89 disciplines at the…

Subterranean ‘highway from hell’ shows some volcanoes have a short fuse

A subterranean “highway from hell” enables some volcanoes to erupt at super-speed, a discovery that also throws up options for predicting the peril, according to a study published in Nature on Wednesday. Volcanoes disgorge molten rock generated within the mantle, the layer sandwiched between Earth’s crust and fiery core. The…

TV psychologist Joyce Brothers dies aged 85

Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, who blazed a trail decades ago in the emerging US television genre of advice programming, has died aged 85, her spokesman said. Brothers passed away in New Jersey, outside New York city, her longtime spokesman Sandy Brokaw said on Monday. With a doctorate from Columbia University,…

Columbia University to offer ‘Occupy Wall Street’ course

Add becoming an Ivy League college course to the list of accomplishments for the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. According to The New York Post, Columbia University’s anthropology department will offer a full credit course about the national and global demonstrations next semester, titled “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social…

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