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Why diversity programs promoting women and minorities in management fail

A new study published in the Harvard Business Review by Tel Aviv University and Harvard University researchers finds that despite millions of dollars spent to settle discrimination lawsuits over the past two decades, women and minorities have not gained much ground in management in that time period. Organizations are trying to reduce bias using the… Read More

Moderate decline in violent attacks against Jews, but attacks are becoming more brutal

Anti-Semitic violence around the world dropped 9% from 2016 to 2017, but a “dramatic increase” of all other forms of anti-Semitic manifestations, including harassment and hate speech, has raised increasingly “grave concerns among Jews regarding their security and the continuation of communal life,” according to an annual report from Tel Aviv University‘s Kantor Center for… Read More

Antidepressants may prevent hospitalization relapses in bipolar depression patients

Bipolar disorder patients, who comprise 1-4 percent of the population, suffer from chronic mood swings that alternate between “manic” episodes, characterized by inflated energy, self-esteem and risky behavior, and depression, which can take a suicidal turn. A new Tel Aviv University study finds that antidepressant therapy minimizes the incidence of rehospitalization from bipolar depression. “This… Read More

Having a sibling makes you more empathetic, study finds

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that both older and younger siblings positively influence each other’s empathy. Dr. Ella Daniel of TAU’s Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education has determined that children whose younger brothers and sisters are kind, warm and supportive grow up to be more empathic than children whose younger siblings… Read More

Search for first stars uncovers “dark matter”

A team of astronomers led by Prof. Judd Bowman of Arizona State University unexpectedly stumbled upon “dark matter,” the most mysterious building block of outer space, while attempting to detect the earliest stars in the universe through radio wave signals, according to a study published this week in Nature. The idea that these signals implicate… Read More

New study a practical step towards a “green” replacement for oil

A new Tel Aviv University study specifies the first yearlong productivity rates of seaweed-borne macroalgae in Israel’s coastal waters, and the surface area required to produce mass quantities of the macroalgae in order to manufacture ethanol, a green alternative to oil. “Oil leads to wars, to pollution, to political dependency, to terrorism,” says Dr. Alexander… Read More

Practical work-related tasks may reduce burnout in new employees

Managers hoping to avoid employee burnout and early turnover try to provide new employees with gentle assistance during their “easing in” period. But a new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology suggests that immediately charging new employees with simple, direct and meaningful tasks may be no less effective in preventing… Read More

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