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As we approach Women’s History Month in March, the gender pay gap remains an important issue in today’s workplace. But a recent survey released by the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) at York College of Pennsylvania suggests young women undergo several other challenges beyond the paycheck as they transition from college to the workforce.... Read More
After four years of college, students getting ready to graduate and enter the workforce feel like they have all the skills necessary to take on the challenges a new career has to offer. Their future employers are likely to think otherwise. That’s what a report released by The Association of American Colleges and Universities has found after... Read More
Salem, VA – Consumer sentiment concerning the Virginia real estate market remains strong, accelerating after a modest dip at the end of 2014. Respondents are split over the direction of mortgage rates in the coming year, leading to an ambiguous impact on the market. Sellers appear concerned about the coming year in Southwest Virginia, potentially... Read More
Cultural stereotypes that suggest that men are more likely to possess a natural brilliance than women may explain the gender gap seen in many academic fields, including many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, according to a new study published in Science. Lead authors Sarah-Jane Leslie, a professor of philosophy at... Read More
Jim Riddlesperger, professor of political science at Texas Christian University says the president will surely have to address working across the aisle with a Republican Congress without sacrificing his priorities (including immigration and health care) and the ongoing global terrorism threats (with reference to France). Contact: (817) 923-8127 (... Read More
Individuals with schizophrenia often experience visual perception problems, including contour integration impairment, or difficulty visualizing a whole line from its fragmented parts. This is part of a growing body of evidence suggesting schizophrenia may impair gestalt perception, or the ability to recognize that an object is more than the sum of... Read More
The 1965 Voting Rights Act served as the crowning achievement of the modern Civil Rights Movement. With the release of “Selma” 50 years later, several experts weigh in on the significance of the demonstrations themselves, the timing of the movie, and the lessons that can still be learned given the climate of race relations today. “The Selma... Read More
As millions of Americans swipe their credit cards to make holiday purchases, most of them doubt whether the transactions they are making are truly secure. That’s a finding of a new national survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. Eighty-two percent of consumers say they are very or somewhat concerned that their credit card... Read More