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October 27, 2011

Why Female Engineering Students Are Discouraged

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — pam @ 12:48 pm

Inside Higher Ed in its “Quick Takes” on October 26th posted:

Women perform as well as men in engineering courses, but are less likely to stay in the field because of a confidence gap, according to research published in the new issue of American Sociological Review. Women are less likely to feel “professional role confidence,” the study found, which has to do both with their view of their own talent and also of their sense that they are in the correct field. “Often, competence in engineering is associated in people’s minds with men and masculinity more than it is with women and femininity. So, there are these micro-biases that happen, and when they add up, they result in women being less confident in their expertise and their career fit,” said the lead author of the study, Erin Cech, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

Read the full article here.

October 26, 2011

It’s Book Sale Time!

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 1:22 pm

Thursday, November 3

9:00am – 4:00pm

NAC Rotunda outside Cohen Library

Something for everyone. Bargains galore!

Don’t miss it.

October 21, 2011

Take the “Pretty Scary” Quiz

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 12:40 pm

In support of Open Access Week (October 24-30) Brooklyn College Library has created a Halloween themed quiz about journal prices. Take the Open Access “Pretty Scary” Quiz and share the link with others!

October 14, 2011

Annual Reviews Goes Mobile

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , — pam @ 7:31 pm

To access full-text articles licensed by the CCNY Libraries, simply visit www.annualreviews.org from your mobile device on campus through the College’s wi-fi network.  Your mobile device will be automatically paired with your CCNY access rights. Then you can access content from off campus. Mobile access lasts six months, and will be refreshed each time you access the Annual Reviews website from the College wi-fi.

October 11, 2011

60 Seconds on the Internet

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 10:14 am

60 Seconds - Things That Happen On Internet Every Sixty Seconds
Infographic by- Shanghai Web Designers

October 7, 2011

Reminder!

Filed under: News — Tags: — pam @ 4:27 pm

The City College Libraries are closed from 5 p.m. Friday, October 7 until 8 a.m., Tuesday, October 11.

October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday ALA

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — pam @ 12:37 pm

The American Library Association, the professional association for librarians, is 135 years old October 6th. Its Freedom to Read Foundation supports the rights of all Americans to read whatever they choose.

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