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Carolyn Rush (Sociology, Class of 2015) published her research on the need for employer support of breastfeeding options.  Her commentary appears in the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.

 

Rush read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that working mothers and their children benefit by breastfeeding.  And yet, many work environments do not provide the breaks or private rooms needed to perform this basic aspect of mothering.  She provides compelling information to argue that breastfeeding in the workplace should be supported and encouraged, not only because it is good practice, but also because it is the law.

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http://www.workflexibility.org/benefits-of-workplace-support-for-breastfeeding/

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Alessandra Tantawi (Sociology Class of 2015) published her research on outmoded ways of thinking about work and careers on the website One Million for Workplace Flexibility.  Alessandra read over 45 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, concluding that the way we think about ideal workers— uninterrupted, undistracted, long hours, constant availability—does not match what today’s worker brings to her or his job.  She advocates that we rethink both workplace policies as well as attitudes towards work. Her research was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”  Read Alessandra’s article here: http://www.workflexibility.org/todays-ideal-worker-yesterdays/.

 

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The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Belisa González has accepted the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. Dr. González will assume the responsibilities of her new position on August 15, 2015.

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ITHACA, NY — Lifestyle magazines and television shows constantly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But while such meals are typically healthier than restaurant food, Ithaca College and North Carolina State University researchers argue the stress that cooking puts on...

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Join IC Intercambios Monday October 27th at 6pm in Textor 103 for “Local Latino Farmworkers: A Migrant Experience,” a Speech and Q&A by Mary Jo Dudley!

 

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