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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:13
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 14:09

Do Nobel Prize laureates ever grocery shop? Does a distinguished professor, with over 40,000 citations to his works, find time to chat with his spouse? Does a renowned female scientist struggle with childcare arrangements while traveling around the country giving scientific lectures almost every other week? Such questions about those who have outstanding research careers have rarely received scholarly attention.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 14:49
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 14:46

University of Pennsylvania alum, Eric Barker, on his new book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 14:44

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in the forefront.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 17:28

The CAR and GDO divisions of the Academy of Management are sponsoring a "Parenthood and Careers" PDW at the AOM meeting in Atlanta. The session is on Saturday, August 5. We hope to have a diverse audience of academics, practitioners, and policy professionals who are interested in parents' careers and work-family policies.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 16:39

The new issue of the Community, Work & Family journal (Volume 20, Issue 4, October 2017) is now available online here. Please note that you must be a member of WFRN and logged on to the WFRN website to access the issue.

The new issue contains the following articles:  

"Work–Family Conflict among Black, White, and Hispanic Men and Women"
Samantha K. Ammons, Eric C. Dahlin, Penny Edgell & Jonathan Bruce Santo

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 08:30

This Workforce article quotes Brad Harrington on parental leave: “The more I’ve researched fatherhood, the more I’ve come to appreciate the importance of paid leave. Having a father take leave and spend time with their child on their own, one-on-one, and providing care directly is huge in terms of whether or not we achieve gender equality.” 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 14:30

Health facilities play a vital role in enhancing the wellbeing of the populations they serve. Some of the strategies hospitals use to achieve this goal include community outreach programs and liaising with local stakeholders such as religious institutions, non-profits, and running health programs that specifically cater to the vulnerable populations.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 13:27

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. Drawing on history, neuroscience, and psychology, “Rest” argues that leisure and mind-wandering are essential components to creative lives, and that many of history’s most creative and prolific people crafted daily routines that allowed some of their best insights and ideas to emerge during their leisure hours.