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‘The Baby Penalty,’ and What to do About It

Conferences are critical for scientists who want to advance in their fields, but women with young children are at a disadvantage. The Working Group of Mothers in Science, including U of A biologist Sarah DuRant, has some suggestions for leveling the field.

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Muslims May be a Minority in China, But They Play a Big Part in its Foreign Policy

Kelly Hammond studies Muslims in China. While China and its Muslim population might seem a world away, Kelly Hammond, assistant professor in the Department of History, believes it is important for the US to know more about one of our largest trading partners. “It’s a massive player in world politics,” she says. “Also a lot of business is done there, and they have a big soft-power arm.” Hammond first became interested in Chinese Muslims when she was an undergraduate student studying history and political science at Bishop’s University in Québec. She had moved to China to study and teach...

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