Friday, May 13, 2016

AASWomen Newsletter for May 13, 2016

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of May 13, 2016
eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Elysse Voyer, & Heather Flewelling

This week's issues:

1. Sexual Harassment – Changing the System II     
2. Career Profiles: Astronomer to Philanthropic Program Officer   
3. AAS Education Task Force seeks input  
4. Big Pay Differences Among New Male, Female Ph.D.s
5. These new emojis could finally reflect that women are professionals, too
6. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships at the University of Bath
7. The Peer Prize for Women in Science
8. Job Opportunities  
9. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
10. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter
11. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

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1. Sexual Harassment – Changing the System II     
From: Joan Schmelz via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

[This post is Part II of an expanded version of my World View column in NATURE, Change the System to Halt Harassment from 08 February 2016. Universities and their senior staff must do more to deter, detect and punish all forms of inappropriate behavior – JTS]

This series discusses what can be done by people with power to change the system and begin to eliminate sexual harassment from our community. Part I discussed the role of senior academics and department chairs. Here, I focus on university administrators and leaders of our professional organizations, but I also want to make sure that anyone facing sexual harassment knows that help is out there. Please talk to someone you trust and rest assured that you are not alone.

Read more at

 
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2. Career Profiles: Astronomer to Philanthropic Program Officer 
From: Stuart Vogel via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths.

Below is our interview with Ashley Zauderer, an astronomer turned program officer for a philanthropic organization.

To read more, please see


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3. AAS Education Task Force seeks input 
From: Gina Brissenden [gina.brissenden_at_aas.org] 
 
The AAS Education Task Force is soliciting white papers from our community. They want white papers from those who are involved in education, but also those who do not consider "education" their primary scholarship. 

Read more about this request at 


To learn more about the official charge of the education task force and who the task force members are, please see


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4. Big Pay Differences Among New Male, Female Ph.D.s
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

“Female Ph.D.s in science and engineering earn 31 percent less than their male cohorts one year after graduation, according to a new study in American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. When controlling for the fact that women tend to earn degrees in fields that pay less than those in which more men earn degrees, the observed gap dropped to 11 percent. And the gap disappeared when controlling for whether the women were married and had children.”

Read more at 


and at 


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5. These new emojis could finally reflect that women are professionals, too 
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

A proposal for 13 new emojis that depict women and men in professional roles, including science and healthcare, was presented to Google. The proposal requests, in part, "a new set of emoji that represents a wide range of professions for women and men with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women's careers and empowering girls everywhere."

A subscription is required, but you can read more about these emojis at


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6. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships at the University of Bath 
From: Carole Mundell [c.g.mundell_at_bath.ac.uk]

Applications are invited for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships in astrophysics to be hosted at the University of Bath. Please direct informal queries to the Head of Astrophysics, Professor Carole Mundell (c.g.mundell_at_bath.ac.uk).

For general information, please see


To learn about research areas, including astrophysics, please see


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7. The Peer Prize for Women in Science
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu] 

The Sun Foundation is launching an annual 'Peer Prize' for women in science, in an effort to “create an annual catalyst for researchers while accelerating open knowledge exchange & cross-disciplinary innovation.”

In the first year, the Foundation is “focused on showcasing scientific research performed by women in Australia in two broad areas (Life Sciences; Earth & Space Science).”

Find out more, including rules about eligibility, at


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8. Job Opportunities

For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here: http://www.aas.org/cswa/diversity.html#howtoincrease
 
- Instructor position, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Northern Arizona University
- Deputy Division Director, Astronomical Sciences, National Science Foundation
- Professor of Physics, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, UK

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11. Access to Past Issues


Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.