Algorithms of Inequality: A Talk With Cathy O’Neil

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The advantages of diversity in the tech industry have been carefully studied and reported on. Companies that hire women and minorities outperform their competitors and see higher financial returns. New studies, reported on by FastCompany, show that industry leaders are well-aware of the value of diversity. Yet, we aren’t seeing the rush for inclusion that we would expect. Advice for how to increase diversity focuses on things like improving the language of recruitment and creating a more friendly working environment. However, there is a key component of the modern hiring landscape that gets overlooked.

Take a moment to think about what makes a good employee. What qualities do they have? What type of impact do they have on their company?

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Meaningful Media Now

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As an organization interested in media impact, our “water cooler” chatter around the office often includes TV series that shocked us and exposed us to something new, or video games we were impressed by. Read on to see the meaningful media HI staff has been talking about in May:

  1. Featuring: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Bates Motel
  4. Rust

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Meaningful Media Now

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As an organization interested in media impact, our “water cooler” chatter around the office often includes TV series and movies that made us think, podcasts that moved us, or video games we are addicted to. Read on to see the meaningful media HI staff has been talking about in March:

  1. Featuring: Hamilton – History in the Limelight
  2. Freakonomics
  3. Horace and Pete
  4. House of Cards
  5. League of Legends
  6. *Honorable Mention: That Dragon, Cancer and Thank You For Playing

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Closing the loop between lab and field: Reflections on APS 2015

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) held its 27th annual convention in New York, May 21-24. Hundreds of presentations offered the latest insights moving psychological science forward.  APS, and conferences like it, are a great way to connect researchers across different points of view within psychology. But the vision for connection across traditional boundaries took on a larger scope than ever.

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