Issue of February 13, 2009
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, & Michele Montgomery
This week's issues:
1. NYT Op-Ed on Diversity
From: Pat Knezek [pknezek_at_noao.edu]
There is an interesting Op Ed article entitled "Mistresses of the Universe" by Nicholas D. Kristof in the Feb. 7 2009 New York Times on-line edition. He discusses how things might be different in the economic world if Wall Street and banks were more diverse. References to interesting studies are included. The article is available at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/opinion/08kristof.html?_r=1&em .Back to top.
2. "The price of saying 'no' at work" by Suzy Welch
From: Amy Simon-Miller [Amy.Simon_at_nasa.gov]
"Can any woman in a fast-paced, high-powered career ever stop saying yes -- without self-destructing?"Back to top.
3. COM/CSWP Reception, March 17
From: WIPHYS Feb. 9, 2009
Come learn about the work of the Committee on Minorities in Physics and the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, network with colleagues, and unwind after a long day of sessions at the APS Meeting in Pittsburgh. This event will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 6:00-7:30 pm in the Westin Hotel.Back to top.
4. "Around the World in 180 Minutes: differences and similarities among
women physicists", March 17
From: WIPHYS Feb. 9, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 11:15 AM - 2:15 PM, Session J4 , Room: 306/307 Co-sponsors: CSWP and Forum on International Physics. Chairs: Eliane Lessner, CSWP and Cherrill Spencer, FIP
This is a panel discussion session which will provide a worldwide assessment of the status and experiences of women in physics; paying attention to the different cultures and environments they work in and to how the age of the physicist affects their perspective. Six invited speakers will present analyses of the progress being made in promoting women in physics from their personal experiences and as assessed from their participation in the Third International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP2008) convened in Seoul, Korea in October 2008.Back to top.
5. CSWP/FIAP Networking Breakfast for Women in Industry, APS, March 17
Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Westin Hotel, Pittsburgh. Enjoy a full breakfast and hear an informal talk by Lidija Sekaric, IBM TJ Watson Research Laboratory, who will speak on \u201cthe Business Impact of a Women\u2019s Networking Group.\u201d Cost: $15, $5 for physics students, thanks to the generosity of the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics. Both men and women are welcome.
Space is limited, so preregistration is strongly recommended at http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/events/receptions/cswp-fiap.cfm by March 2, 2009. After that you must purchase tickets ON SITE at the main APS Registration Desk (go to Balances Due) in the Convention Center, as long as tickets are available.Back to top.
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