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Volume 59, Number 35    May 7, 2012         

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April 2006 Newsmakers

Exercise safety
Professor of Kinesiology Susan Zieff was featured in the San Francisco Examiner's 3-minute interview on April 23. Zieff's research links crime and lack of resources to a decrease in physical activity among residents in San Francisco's low-income neighborhoods. "In the Tenderloin parents in many cases don't want their children to go outside… In Chinatown, they said at 7 p.m. they go inside and lock their doors. In Visitacion Valley… a murder in the area deterred them from walking in the area a month afterward," Zieff said. She added that residents can "walk upstairs instead of use the elevator and get off the bus a stop early. One key point is safety."

Old wine, new bottles
The Corvallis Gazette Times reported in its May 1 issue on Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Rosser's speech at Oregon State University on the obstacles faced by women in scientific fields. Rosser described the barriers as "old wine in new bottles," because sexism still exists, albeit in a more subtle form. "The women love their science or their engineering," Rosser said. "What they want is these barriers to be removed so they can do their science and engineering."

 

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