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2010-06-01 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MPH Entertainment, producers of the Emmy-nominated hit TV show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan," is now casting its new reality pilot "Nerd Girls." Developed from a professor's curriculum and the web site Nerdgirls.com -- both created by Dr.

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2009-03-04 09:15:25

Despite the increased popularity of geek culture – movies based on comic books, video games, virtual worlds – and the ubiquity of computers, the geek’s close cousin, the nerd, still suffers from a negative stereotype in popular culture.

2009-03-03 20:43:27

A University of Illinois professor says that while the meaning of geek has shifted into a more positive light, nerds still face negative stereotyping. The valence of the word 'geek' has really changed over the years, said Lori Kendall, a professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science university's Urbana-Champaign campus.

2008-09-18 03:00:20

By Davidson, Sinclair Major reform is needed to fix the problem of academic bias, argues Sinclair Davidson. Following a campaign by the Australian Liberal Students Federation, a Senate committee is investigating the level of intellectual diversity at Australian universities.


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