After Ben Barres delivered a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, another scientist was overheard making a telling remark.
"Ben Barres gave a great talk today,” the scientist reportedly said, as Barres related the story to the journal Nature in 2006. “His work is much better than his sister's."
Philosophers debate whether to isolate sexual harassers by minimizing contact with them and ending the practice of inviting them to appear at conferences.
Female faculty members earn 6.9% less than male colleagues, even after accounting for most of the factors cited in the past to explain discrepancies.
Maria Helena Nazaré, first woman in key post, wants to smash some glass ceilings -- and also to protect university budgets.
A chair at UC Davis steps down after inquiry into the way he responded to a student's pregnancy.
U. of Washington aims to boost number of female professors in STEM fields by recruiting those in industry.
45.4% of female science faculty and 24.5% of male science faculty have fewer kids than they desired, because of their careers, study finds.
In debut of new column, an interview about career paths, work-family balance and leadership.
GMP offers suggestions for female graduate students in science and technology fields.
When a friend confides that her husband is sleeping with one of his students, what is your responsibility? C.K. Gunsalus sorts through the conflicting obligations.
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