Friday, December 9, 2016

AASWomen Newsletter for December 09, 2016

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of December 09, 2016
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Christina Thomas, and Maria Patterson
 
This week's issues:
 

1. AAS Candidate Questionnaire

2. Cross-post: DPS/EPSC 2016 Plenary on Unconscious Bias by Dr. Patricia Knezek

3. The Case of Bode versus Mundell

4. BBC 100 Women 2016: Who is on the list?

5. 5 Reasons To Read 'The Glass Universe,' A Powerful Story About Women In Science

6. Largest all-women expedition heads to Antarctica

7. Job Opportunities 

8. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

10. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

 


1. AAS Candidate Questionnaire
From: Daryl Haggard via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
 
Community members interested in issues of equity & inclusion have authored a survey for AAS members running for elected office, to request additional details on their policy positions and plans related to their prospective offices. The full questionnaire appears below. It was constructed with input from the community on issues that are important to all of us as we cast our votes.

Read more at   http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2016/12/aas-candidate-questionnaire.html  

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2. Cross-post: DPS/EPSC 2016 Plenary on Unconscious Bias by Dr. Patricia Knezek
From: Christina Richey via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
 
This is a cross posting from the Women in Planetary Science blog.

The new DPS Sub-committee on Professional Culture and Climate implemented many ideas at the 2016 meeting in Pasadena, some of which were: a plenary talk featured in this post, more prominent displays of the anti-harassment policy at the meeting entrances, a hotline for reporting harassment incidents, and additional questions about the meeting climate on the post-meeting survey. The meeting survey will be e-mailed to attendees in the near future, please take a moment to fill it out!

Read more at   http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2016/12/cross-post-dpsepsc-2016-plenary-on.html  

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3. The Case of Bode versus Mundell
From: Christina Richey [christina_r_richey_at_nasa.gov]
 
"Getting ready to come in and help with today’s Undergraduate Open Day today at Cardiff University, I checked Twitter this morning and found a number of tweets about a shocking news story that I feel obliged to comment on. The astronomy community in the United Kingdom is fairly small and relatively close-knit, which makes this case especially troubling, but it does have far wider ramifications in the University sector and beyond."

Read more at

https://telescoper.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/the-case-of-bode-versus-mundell  

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4. BBC 100 Women 2016: Who is on the list?
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

The BBC has announced its "list of inspirational and influential women for 2016". Among the 100 are two NASA employees, Katherine Johnson and Evelyn Miralles.

Find an interactive article (with pictures!) at

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-38012048  

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5. 5 Reasons To Read 'The Glass Universe,' A Powerful Story About Women In Science
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]
 
By Sadie Trombetta

"Throughout history, the accomplishments of women have been continually overshadowed by men, dishonestly claimed by men, or forgotten by the world all together. Bestselling author Dava Sobel's latest scientific exposition seeks to correct that all to common mistake by shining a light on the incredible women behind some of astronomy's most important scientific discoveries, which is just one of the reasons you should read The Glass Universe. A powerful feminist story about human computer's and the accomplishments of women, this is one December release you don't want to miss."

Read more at   https://www.bustle.com/articles/198022-5-reasons-to-read-the-glass-universe-a-powerful-story-about-women-in-science

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6. Largest all-women expedition heads to Antarctica
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]
 
"On Friday the largest ever all-female expedition to Antarctica is setting sail, hoping to increase the number of women in important scientific roles around the world, writes Ben Collins. They call Ushuaia, a cold and windy port city in Argentina, the end of the world. It's from here that the largest ever all-female expedition to Antarctica will depart, with more than 70 women with backgrounds in science set to spend 20 days at sea. The voyage is part of the Homeward Bound initiative, an Australian programme aimed at increasing the representation of women in top science jobs across the globe."

Read more at   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38139925

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7. Job Opportunities
 
For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here: https://cswa.aas.org/#howtoincrease

- Education & Outreach Scientist at STScI https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*A9E78D754E5F19C9

- Tenure-track assistant professorship in astrophysics at Oberlin College https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/3682  

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8. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter
 
To submit an item to the AASWOMEN newsletter, including replies to topics, send email to aaswomen_at_aas.org
 
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When submitting a job posting for inclusion in the newsletter, please include a one-line description and a link to the full job posting.
 
Please remember to replace "_at_" in the e-mail address above.
 
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9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter
 
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10. Access to Past Issues
 
https://cswa.aas.org/AASWOMEN.html
  
Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.
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