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Monday, February 19

Mini-course: Advanced statistical methods. Vladimir Spokoiny (HSE, Russia/Weierstrass Institute, Germany)

14:00

Neuropsylab NUG seminar on 'fMRI meta-analyses II of II'

Tuesday, February 20

Mini-course: Advanced statistical methods. Vladimir Spokoiny (HSE, Russia/Weierstrass Institute, Germany)

17:00
Open Lectures of the Faculty of Computer Science: 'Barycenters in Wasserstein spaces' by Thibaut Le Gouic (Ecole Centrale de Marseille) and 'Large ball probabilities with applications in statistical inference' by Alexey Naumov (Skoltech/CS HSE)

Survival Strategies for Women in a Youth-centric World

The idea of ageing well assumes that a mature individual remains active, healthy, and attractive. Society places this demand on women in particular. HSE researchers have published an article in Ageing & Society that looks at the strategies women over 50 choose.

How Women Perpetuate Gender Stereotypes

In a conservative society, women as well as men tend to hold sexist attitudes towards other women, treating them with disrespect and criticising them either for being too feminine and sexual or for taking on traditionally 'male' roles. This type of gender bias assumes a limited range of 'female' roles in society. Misogyny and distrust of women's abilities can generate a fear of femininity, according to Olga Savinskaya and Elizaveta Zakharova's paper Using Mixed Methods to Study Internalised Misogyny among Millennial Women.

Hormone Levels Influence Demand for Financial Services

The integration of economics and biology is an emerging trend in 21st century science. A number of studies were published in the early 2000s exploring the effects of psycho-physiological variables, such as hormone levels, on individual performance in various fields. Several papers have associated the ratio of second digit (index finger) to fourth digit (ring finger) length (2D:4D ratio) with exposure to prenatal testosterone, the male hormone produced by the maternal body and influencing the foetal development.

Women Directors Effective in a Crisis

A predominance of women on a company's boards of directors can lead to a loss of flexibility in governance. Yet in times of change, for example during periods of rapid growth or crisis, women can make better leaders than men: they are more willing to take risks and tend to find more unconventional solutions, according to a report 'The Impact of Gender Diversity of the Board and Ownership Structure on Corporate Performance: Evidence from Western Europe' by HSE researchers Tatiana Ratnikova and Dmitry Gavrilov.

Scholars Explore New Approaches to Women’s History in Russia

This year, a group of Russian scholars, published Women's History in Russia: (Re)Establishing the Field, which through a series of essays explores Russian gender and women’s history. The book’s editor, Marianna Muravyeva, Associate Professor, St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences  and Humanities recently spoke with the HSE news service about the book and the growing interest in women’s history among Russian scholars.

Class and gender in Russian welfare policies: Soviet legacies and contemporary challenges

The book 'Class and gender in Russian welfare policies: Soviet legacies and contemporary challenges' by E.R. Iarskaia-Smirnova was published by the University of Gothenburg.