External link to ‘Why is Science so Straight?’ — Interesting NYT Opinion Piece

‘Why is Science so Straight?’ — Interesting NYT Opinion Piece

In his New York Times opinion piece, Manil Suri, a professor of Mathematics at University of Maryland, brings some light to a question that has been a topic of interest within Hutch United: Can we identify data that demonstrate that lesbian, gay, … Continue reading ‘Why is Science so Straight?’ — Interesting NYT Opinion Piece

AWIS Honors Hutch United Member Dr. Julie Overbaugh for Scientific Advancement

Hutch United (HU) is proud to announce that one of our faculty board members, Dr. Julie Overbaugh, is being honored with the Award for Scientific Advancement by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Seattle chapter at the 3rd Annual Award Banquet on Wednesday, June 17th. Throughout her career, she has made significant contributions to the understanding of HIV transmission and pathogenesis and is widely recognized as a leader in the field. Dr. Overbaugh has a long-standing collaboration with research teams in Seattle and Kenya studying the HIV transmission risk in highly exposed women and in infants. In addition to … Continue reading AWIS Honors Hutch United Member Dr. Julie Overbaugh for Scientific Advancement

External link to Article: ‘Learning the Ways of the Force’ from The Chronicle of Higher Education

Article: ‘Learning the Ways of the Force’ from The Chronicle of Higher Education

Here’s a great piece from The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled ‘Learning the Ways of the Force:Advice to minority students in STEM fields on succeeding in graduate school‘, by Dr. W. Marcus Lambert. Dr. Lambert is the Director of Diversity, Recruitment, … Continue reading Article: ‘Learning the Ways of the Force’ from The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hutch United member Bish Paul recipient of the UW Citizen Scholar award

Hutch United (HU) is proud to announce that minority graduate student and HU Organizational Committee Member, Biswajit ‘Bish’ Paul is one of the four finalists for this year’s Graduate School Medal awarded by the the University of Washington (UW). The honor is awarded to doctoral student candidates who demonstrate both academic excellence and a strong commitment to social awareness as ‘scholar-citizens.’ The selection process is highly competitive and open to Graduate programs across all UW campuses comprising more than 4,000 students. In a ceremony held on Thursday, May 21st, David L Eaton, the Dean of the Graduate School also presented Bish with a Citizen … Continue reading Hutch United member Bish Paul recipient of the UW Citizen Scholar award

The business case for diversity

Here’s an interesting piece discussing a McKinsey study of a large number of data sets from a broad range of industries that shows companies with more diversity at the executive and management levels are more profitable. “Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Companies in the bottom quartile both for gender and for ethnicity and race are statistically less likely to achieve above-average … Continue reading The business case for diversity