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Diversity Club: What is a stereotype and why do we have them?

For Diversity Club this week we are going to discuss stereotypes. What are stereotypes, and why do they exist? We have selected a technical paper of modest length to be the focus of this discussion: Susan T. Fiske. Warmth and Competence: Stereotype Content Issues for Clinicians and Researchers.

(Since this is running from 12:30 to 1:30, it seems worthwhile to remind you that you can bring your own lunch if you would like to eat while we meet.)

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Diversity Club: How to interrupt bias

Hi Again All,

This week we are going to discuss bias against women in the workplace. Here is a short reading from the American Bar Association:

I hope to see you there!

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Websearch for Text Clustering

Here are some interesting results:

Anything I should add to my reading list?


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New VA paper from some colleagues

“Whenever they cry, I cry with them”: Reciprocal relationships and the role of ethics in a verbal autopsy study in Papua New Guinea
HN Gouda, A Kelly-Hanku, L Wilson, S Maraga… – Social Science & …, 2016 – Elsevier

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To read

Workplace Violence in Health Care: A Critical Issue With a Promising Solution
Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, DMS (HON); Kim Anderson-Drevs, PhD, RN; Lynn M. Van Male, PhD
JAMA. 2016;316(10):1037 doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10384

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Useful beyond CS

Cynthia Lee’s three-page guide “What can I do today to create a more inclusive community in CS?” from:

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I’ve been watching the classic Lorax with my four-year-old. It seems like something is missing from the story.

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