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Female academics combat bias in STEM fields

This article is the second in a three-part series exploring the history and current state of women’s role in STEM education. While the gender gap in academia is often most salient at the student level, equally apparent disparities among graduate students and faculty members are often overlooked. These ...

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Talk examines political, societal consequences of oil

For the problems caused by oil, “We can’t just blame African countries and oil companies, we must also examine the actions of our own government and lifestyles,” said Kairn Klieman, associate professor of history at the University of Houston in a lecture entitled “The Politics of Oil Dependence.” Addressing ...

The Setonian
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Grant awarded to fund physical therapy research

A new University physical therapy initiative is set to be founded after the awarding of a $2.5 million grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The initiative — called the Center on Health Services Training and Research — will provide funding for new studies and the training of physical therapy ...

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Scientists question superfoods’ superiority

Superfoods, such as blueberries, kale and chia seeds, have become a nutritional craze over the past few years — one that has even touched ground on campus. Some nutrition pundits have praised their alleged health benefits, but the truth behind these claims has sometimes been seen as scientifically ...

The Setonian
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Making the most of shopping period

As shopping period came to a close Wednesday evening, so ended a two-week span of myriad educational choices for students — choices that can be both empowering and overwhelming. While the open curriculum affords a unique type of academic liberty to students, the underlying empirical merits and drawbacks ...

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Study exposes physician self-referrals

When physicians order certain medical tests or procedures to be done for a patient, they have the option to self-refer patients back to their own office. These self-referrals are widely viewed as financially motivated and self-serving, yet loopholes in the law allow their continuation. A recent paper ...

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