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Cultural Stereotypes Steer Girls Away from Math

Parental and educational practices aimed at enhancing girls’ self-concepts for math might be beneficial as early as elementary school, when youngsters are beginning to develop ideas about who does math.
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Giving Women in Prison a Voice

The UW School of Social Work is partnering with Washington State Department of Corrections, known for its progressive history of working with women behind bars. Read more.
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Uncloaking the Swedish Murder Mystery

Stieg Larsson’s bestsellers are part of a crime novel tradition dating back to at least 1965 in Scandinavia—a tradition associate professor Andrew Nestingen has followed for years. Read more.

Transit, Work-Related Noise and the Commute

Many people are exposed to health and safety issues in the workplace, but how many think about the risk of the commute? Read more.
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Athletes and Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac death affects about 1 in 43,000 NCAA athletes, according to a new UW study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more.