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February 15, 2014
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Hollywood failing to keep up with rapidly increasing diversity, UCLA study warns

When it comes to influential positions in the entertainment industry, minorities and women are represented at rates far below what would be expected given their percentage of the general population, according to a new study done at UCLA’s Ralph J. … Continue reading

February 3, 2014
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Who Won’t Take Their Medicine?

UA anthropologist Susan J. Shaw and UA pharmacist Jeannie Lee have been awarded $1.48 million from the NIH to study medication adherence and health literacy. UA associate professor of anthropology Susan J. Shaw and UA assistant professor of pharmacy Jeannie … Continue reading

July 7, 2013
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Women and HIV: A story of racial and ethnic health disparities

The history of women with HIV/AIDS in the United States is really a story of racial and ethnic health disparities. Overall, the rate of American women contracting the disease relative to men has climbed from 8 percent in the 1980s … Continue reading

November 8, 2012
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Virtual Reality Could Help People Lose Weight, Fight Prejudice, Says MU Researcher

Study found that online presence can positively affect physical health and well-being COLUMBIA, Mo. — Internet-based interactive games and social media outlets have become intertwined with the physical realities of millions of people around the world. When an individual strongly … Continue reading

October 25, 2012
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Racial ‘Hierarchy of Bias’ Drives Decision to Shoot Armed, Unarmed Suspects, CU-Boulder Study Finds

Police officers and students exhibit an apparent “hierarchy of bias” in making a split-second decision whether to shoot suspects who appear to be wielding a gun or, alternatively, a benign object like a cell phone, research conducted by the University … Continue reading

October 21, 2012
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A Tradition is Born

At Huntley House, black male students find companions and support It’s not every day you get to meet somebody who’s made history. That happened in September for the young men of Huntley House, a section of Sanford Hall for black, … Continue reading

October 20, 2012
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Taking Race Out of the Equation in Measuring Women’s Risk of Osteoporosis and Fractures

For women of mixed racial or ethnic backgrounds, a new method for measuring bone health may improve the odds of correctly diagnosing their risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures, according to a UCLA-led study. Currently, assessing osteoporosis and the risk … Continue reading

October 9, 2012
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Student Success

UD conference highlights diversity and student retention Freeman Hrabowski and Vincent Tinto both believe that creating a culture of trust and support is a key ingredient in retaining students from underrepresented groups while achieving genuine campuswide diversity. Hrabowski, president of … Continue reading