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Gay rights in China

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Social pressure in China has led many of the country's 20 million gay men to marry women. In "Gay rights in China," Postdoctoral Research Fellow Casey Miller says that many gay men decide to not come out to their families or spouses for fear of social avoidance and stigmatization or hurting their parents.

(Distributed April 4, 2017)

Culturally diverse cities

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Rapid diversification has created a colorful cultural profile in U.S. cities in recent decades. In Wallethub's "2017's Most & Least Culturally Diverse Cities," researchers, including Professor of Sociology Michael White, offer expert insight on the listing. White says diversity "can help promote creativity and problem-solving."

(Distributed April 3, 2017)

GIS Institute now accepting applications

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Building and applying skills in Geographic Information Systems and spatial analysis are the focus of the semi-annual GIS Institute slated for May 22-June 2. The Institute, open to all Brown students, faculty, researchers, and staff, will cover theory and practice through lectures, tutorials, invited speakers, and an applied research project. Registration is now open with rolling acceptance beginning April 17. Apply early as the Institute has limited space and often fills. 

(Distributed April 3, 2017)

Tyler and Papay teacher quality research ranked best

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Education and Economics John Papay and Professor of Education, Public Policy, and Economics John Tyler has topped the National Council on Teacher Quality's list of best teacher quality research for 2016. The study, "Learning job skills from colleagues at work: Evidence from a field experiment using teacher performance data," helped schools pair teachers who struggle with teachers who excel in a particular area and evaluated the resulting on-the-job learning from coworkers. 

(Distributed March 23, 2017)
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