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November 10, 2012

by Paola Scommegna, Across the globe, more than 35 million people are living with dementia, according to recent World Health Organization (WHO) estimates.1 This number is expected to more than triple to reach 115 million by 2050 in the wake of world population aging.

November 9, 2012

by Diana Lavery. In recent years, more mothers of young children have entered the paid labor force. While the share of mothers with children under age 6 in the labor force has risen sharply, the rate for all working-age adults has remained relatively flat.

November 5, 2012

Since affirmative action programs consider race as a factor in decisions such as hiring and college admissions, I often hear from whites who consider it to be a racist practice. Especially given the state of the economy and the distress this has caused millions of people who are trying not only to get ahead but often just to hold on to what they have, it’s not surprising that many whites might feel this way. And so it’s worth taking a look at.

October 31, 2012

A survey from Rice University that looks at science and engineering faculty perceptions ofand experiences with advising underrepresented minority graduate students. Measured against research productivity, the nation’s attempts to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in science and engineering have been largely unsuccessful. 2003.

October 18, 2012

This is the fourth installment in a four-part series on affirmative action at the University of California. The series was prompted by Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging UT Austin’s race-conscious admissions policies, which was heard by the court last week.