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Are sexual minority students less likely to persist in STEM degrees?
Sexual minority students -- lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer -- were less likely than their heterosexual peers to be retained in STEM degrees after four years of college, suggests a new study based on a national survey of more than 4,000 college students. Diversity is crucial in STEM fields, providing a greater likelihood of reaching breakthroughs. However, compared. (2018-03-14)

Impostor feelings fuel negative mental health outcomes for minority students, study
While perceived discrimination on college campuses compromises the self-esteem, well-being and mental health of ethnic minority students, new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the impostor phenomenon may worsen these effects. (2017-04-05)

Brown To Speak At Minorities-In-Bioscience Luncheon
Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. will be the guest speaker at a minority student luncheon designed to draw minority college students into careers in biomedical research, Wednesday, April 22, at noon at the ANA Hotel, Metropolitan III in San Francisco. (1998-04-03)

Study quantifies minority enrollment losses if affirmative action is eliminated
A nationwide ban on affirmative action in college admissions would cause a 10 percent drop in black and Hispanic enrollment at the nation's most selective colleges and universities, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Labor Economics. Overall black and Hispanic representation in four-year institutions would decline by two percent, the study found. (2010-01-12)

Chemical society announces minority scholars program
Applications for 2001 are being accepted by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for its minority college scholarship program, the program's manager, Robert J. Hughes, announced today. The outreach effort, designed to attract qualified candidates from African American, Native American and Hispanic populations, is expected to award $750,000 to current scholars plus 150 new winners, according to Hughes. (2000-12-14)

The importance of a diversified chemical workforce
Carlos G. Gutierrez will talk about the importance of a diversified workforce in the chemistry field. Scientific disciplines, including chemistry, have seen relatively few minority youth joining their ranks. Yet minority populations have much to offer chemistry, as they represent a largely untapped source of intellectual talent. (2001-03-12)

Educational goals higher for visible minority youth
Visible minority youth are aiming higher when it comes to education largely due to educational values promoted from within their own families, says new University of Alberta research. (2006-04-04)

Policies valuing cultural diversity improve minority students' sense of belonging
Psychology researchers exploring the belonging and achievement of middle school students found valuing cultural diversity reduces achievement gaps over the course of a year, while policies that favor colorblindness and assimilation led to wider achievement gaps. (2019-04-24)

Perceived barriers to minority medical students pursuing dermatology
The specialty of dermatology is one of the least diverse medical fields. In this study, a survey was conducted among 155 medical students (58 percent of whom were nonwhite) to understand perceived barriers to pursuing a career in dermatology by minority medical students. (2019-01-09)

How should we combat racism in the NHS?
Ethnic minority doctors form nearly one third of the NHS workforce, yet research has shown that they are disadvantaged throughout their careers. Why do these problems continue to exist in the NHS, asks an editorial in this week's BMJ? (2004-06-17)

Drs. Hrabowski, Summers share success strategies for producing minority scientists, engineers
Contrary to popular perception, well-prepared minority students and their non-minority counterparts enter college with similar levels of interest toward pursuing science and engineering careers. However, far too few of these minority students graduate with these degrees. Drs. Hrabowski and Summers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County examines successful strategies for educating minority scientists and engineers in college and fostering their pursuit of doctorates and medical degrees. (2006-03-30)

Awareness of ethnicity-based stigma found to start early
A new study examines more than 450 second and fourth graders in New York City with ethnic-minority and -majority backgrounds. Researchers asked children questions pertaining to their anxiety toward school and feelings of belonging in school. Compared to ethnic-majority peers, ethnic-minority children reported more awareness of stigma and higher academic anxiety. Ethnic-minority children in this study also reported high interest in school in the face of stigma. (2011-08-30)

Many minority patients pick doctors of their own race
A study examining how minority patients pick their physicians shows that race is an important factor in the process. The study, conducted by Oregon Health Sciences University, found that nearly a quarter of blacks and Hispanics with racially concordant (same race) physicians said they explicitly considered race or ethnicity when selecting their providers. (2000-08-09)

At what size does a minority group become influential?
When a viewpoint is held by a minority, what size does that minority need to reach to hit a tipping point, where their view becomes widely accepted in the rest of the population? (2018-06-07)

High school put-downs make it hard for students to learn, study says
High-school put-downs are such a staple of teen culture that many educators don't take them seriously. However, a University of Illinois study suggests that classroom disruptions and psychologically hostile school environments can contribute to a climate in which good students have difficulty learning and students who are behind have trouble catching up. (2009-09-01)

Grant of $1.1 million to continue K-State's efforts to get students in the biosciences
For the past six years, K-State has partnered with community colleges to build (2009-09-16)

'Hip-hop' students unfairly targeted, study finds
Black and Latino (2014-01-10)

Minority political candidates just need a chance
It's not necessarily voters who should be blamed for the lack of minorities in state legislatures, but instead the two major political parties for not recruiting enough candidates, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar. (2014-02-11)

Racial disparities in readmissions higher at 'minority-serving' hospitals
Racial disparities in readmissions for heart failure are mainly seen at the site at which care is provided, researchers report. (2010-05-20)

School experiences of sexual-minority adolescents
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will host a symposium during its Biennial Meeting that brings together researchers to consider the school experiences of sexual-minority adolescents from a number of perspectives. (2011-03-31)

ACS aims to expand transition of minority students to four-year colleges
The American Chemical Society's Committee on Minority Affairs presents a symposium addressing the transition of minority students in the chemical sciences from two-year to four year institutions on Monday, April 8, 8:30 -11:30 a.m., in Florida Ballroom II of the Peabody Hotel, during its 223rd national meeting in Orlando, Fla. (2002-03-28)

University of Iowa Mathematics Department receives award
The Mathematics Department at the University of Iowa is the 2008 recipient of the AMS Award for an Exemplary Program or Achievement in a Mathematics Department. The award citation calls the Iowa department (2008-04-14)

Study examines sexual orientation and bullying among adolescents
The act and victimization of bullying continues to be a problem among today's youth. While many children are experiencing this form of violence, it is more prevalent in children that are different from the social norm. As medical professionals continue to further their understanding of bullying, research shows a high rate of sexual minority youth who experience this harmful activity. (2010-01-27)

Study shows minorities widely underrepresented in autism diagnoses
Jason Travers of the University of Kansas found in an analysis that minorities were widely underrepreseted in autism identifications in 2014. The levels vary by state, but run counter to the claim that minorities are overrepresented in all areas of special education and show that many students of color are not getting services that could be beneficial. (2018-05-04)

LGBQQ college students face barriers to campus mental health services, study finds
One of the largest-ever mental health surveys of college students finds that while students who identify as being LGBQQ suffer from psychological distress more often than their straight peers, they are more likely to seek help for their mental health problems. But they still face many barriers to using on-campus mental health services, according to the study. (2017-05-30)

Is medical school only for the rich?
In their survey of first-year medical students in Canada, Irfan Dhalla and colleagues found that medical students at Canadian medical schools differ significantly from the general population in terms of ethnic background and socioeconomic status. (2002-04-15)

Genentech contributes $500,000 to support ASH's Minority Medical Student Award Program
Genentech today will donate $500,000 to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to help fund the Society's Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP). Genentech representatives will formally announce the grant during the Promoting Minorities in Hematology presentation, held during the 47th Annual Meeting of ASH in Atlanta. (2005-12-12)

Racial biases exist in schools, students believe
Visible minority students, especially blacks, are more likely than white students to perceive racial biases in their high schools, says a University of Toronto researcher. (2002-06-20)

National conference on drug abuse in minority communities
On September 24-26, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host (2001-09-24)

Diversity initiatives do not increase representation of minorities on medical school faculty
From 2000 to 2010, the presence of a minority faculty development program at US medical schools was not associated with greater underrepresented minority faculty representation, recruitment, or promotion, according to a study appearing in the Dec. 4 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue. (2013-12-03)

Students of all races prefer teachers of color, finds NYU Steinhardt study
Middle and high school students, regardless of their race and ethnicity, have more favorable perceptions of their black and Latino teachers than of their white teachers, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. (2016-10-05)

SF State professor honored by President Obama for science mentoring
SF State Professor Frank Bayliss has been honored with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring for two decades of mentoring and creating opportunities for underrepresented minority students in the sciences. (2009-07-09)

NIH grant to K-State a Bridge to Future for minorities in biomedical sciences field
A partnership between Kansas State University and several Kansas community colleges to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees in the biomedical sciences at four-year institutions has been renewed for another three years. (2006-10-12)

UTA hopes to increase underprivileged or minority students seeking graduate degrees
UT Arlington has joined a consortium of universities that hopes to expose undergraduate students to research early in their academic careers and increase their chances of continuing their education beyond a bachelor's degree. Bioengineering Professor Kytai Nguyen is leading the UT Arlington effort. (2015-08-25)

Spanish-speaking children in California increasingly concentrated in low-income schools, study finds
Hispanic children in California who have limited ability to speak English attend schools with growing concentrations of low-income, minority students, according to a study to be published this month in the journal Demography. (2002-11-21)

UCI receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring
The White House announced Wednesday that UC Irvine's Minority Science Program has won the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. (2005-11-18)

NLM and Medical Library Association to support scholarships, recruitment for minority medical librarians
Only 9.5% of current library school graduates are members of minority groups. To increase diversity in health sciences librarianship, the nation must increase diversity in librarianship as a whole. This $102,000 award from NLM to the Medical Library Association is aimed at encouraging minority students to choose health science librarianship as a career. (2000-06-29)

Biomedical needs of the workforce topic of NIH speech to American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans
Dr. John Ruffin, Associate Director of Research on Minority Health at the National Institutes of Health, will speak on (1999-08-23)

Program improves Ph.D. student diversity
In the four years since Brown University established the Initiative to Maximize Student Development in its life sciences Ph.D. programs, enrollment and academic achievement among underrepresented minority students has increased markedly, according to new data published in the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education. (2013-03-21)

Ability grouping in elementary school hampers minority students' literacy
African-American and Hispanic students placed in ability groups for reading instruction learned less compared to demographically similar minority students who weren't grouped by ability, a new study by a University of Illinois expert in the sociology of education found. (2009-04-21)

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