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Faculty Input Sought for Proposed Center for Equality and Social Justice

A team of faculty from across campus have developed an initial proposal to create a University of Kentucky Center for Equality and Social Justice.

Perhaps Blue and Pink Aren't the Right Colors

In "Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes," A&S faculty member Christia Spears Brown explores how parents can truly validate their children's unique strengths.

What's New in Science - Questions and Discussions Continue

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 4 of 4: In the realm of learning, societal and cultural differences are vastly more important to address than the few true gender differences.

What's New in Science - What are actual gender differences?

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 2 of 4: This segment includes a discussion of actual gender differences. We examine 3 of the most common gender difference myths. This is followed by discussion of where true gender differences exist (in terms of biology, behavior, and psychology) and how these differences may vary based on context and experience.

What's New in Science - Why does inaccurate focus on gender differences matter? Begin Q&A

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 3 of 4: The presentation concludes with consideration of why these stereotypes about gender differences matter. For example, by treating children differently, we can actually shape their brain development. Post presentation questions begin. Many questions address cultural vs. biological differences, and the growing trend in public schools of teaching boys and girls differently based on presumed (but inaccurate) learning differences. Several topics of the presentation are expanded upon through questions.

What's New in Science - Introduction to Gender and the Brain

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 1 of 4: This segment includes a description of why it is difficult to examine gender differences in people and what the implications are for getting it wrong. It also provides a primer for what people should know when evaluating research on gender.

UK Researchers Find Teachers, School Climate Key to Latino Immigrants’ Academic Success

A new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky found that teachers and schools that value diversity have a big impact on the academic experiences of Latino immigrant children living in predominantly White communities.

A&S Certificate Recipients 2012-2013

The College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2012-13 A&S Outstanding Teaching Awards are Drs. Christia Brown (psychology), Brenna Byrd (MCLLC), Yanira Paz (Hispanic Studies), and Bradley Plaster (physics & astronomy).

 

QIPSR Hosts Conference on Economic Inequality

Cross-disciplinary conference focusing on economic inequality in America will take place this Friday.

Learning from Kids: Christia Brown

Christia Brown, a professor in the Department of Psychology, focuses on childhood psychology, specifically looking at gender and ethnic discrimination among children. Brown and her team work within Fayette County Schools to gather information about the sources of discrimination--sources which are often difficult to pin down.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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