Friday, November 4, 2016

AASWomen Newsletter for November 04, 2016

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of November 04, 2016
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. The Hyde Amendment's Impact on Astronomers (and Go Vote!)

2. Happy Halloween!

3. Faculty Highlight: Aomawa Shields

4. Women in Astronomy IV: June 9-11, 2017

5. Sexual Assault on College Campuses, Part 1

6. Job Opportunities

7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. The Hyde Amendment's Impact on Astronomers (and Go Vote!)
From: Daryl Haggard via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Today's guest blogger is Anonymous. Anonymous is a PhD student in planetary science, holds a national graduate prize fellowship, and identifies as a woman of color. She has completed undergraduate and masters-level degrees at top-tier institutions and is looking forward to a long and rewarding career in STEM.

This summer, I learned firsthand the consequences of an under-considered policy that affects all Americans in astrophysical sciences capable of becoming pregnant: the Hyde Amendment. It’s a policy that the Republican ticket would only strengthen and one that Hillary Clinton has already promised to instead overturn if elected President.

At the start of the summer, my partner moved in and despite our best efforts to the contrary, I became pregnant.

Read more at:

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-hyde-amendments-impact-on.html

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2. Happy Halloween!
From: Jessica Kirkpatrick via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Want a last minute, astronomy-themed Halloween costume? Look no further!

Read more at:

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2016/10/happy-halloween.html

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3.  Faculty Highlight: Aomawa Shields
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]

"Dr. Aomawa Shields is an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow and a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Irvine, UCLA, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She studies the possible climates and potential habitability of extrasolar planets orbiting low-mass stars. She did her undergraduate work in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT, has an MFA in Acting from UCLA, and completed her PhD in Astronomy and Astrobiology at the University of Washington in 2014. Aomawa is a 2015 TED Fellow, and her TED talk “How We’ll Find Life on Other Planets” has over 1.4 million views. As of June 30, Aomawa is now a tenure-track faculty member in the department of physics and astronomy at UC Irvine (on leave until July 1, 2017). Aomawa is Founder and Director of Rising Stargirls, an organization that engages middle-school girls from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the sciences in astronomy and astrobiology learning using theater, writing, and visual art."

Read more at:

http://astronomyincolor.blogspot.com/2016/09/faculty-highlight-aomawa-shields.html

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4. Women in Astronomy IV: June 9-11, 2017
From: Nancy Morrison [nancyastro126_at_gmail.com]

Save the Date: June 9-11, 2017

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), are pleased to announce that the 4th Women in Astronomy (WIA IV) meeting will be held during 2 1/2 days, beginning the morning after the 230th AAS meeting in Austin, Texas, in the same conference hotel (JW Marriott Austin). Please mark your calendar, and watch the meeting website developments at go.nrao.edu/wiaIV. Nancy Morrison is serving as the Organizing Committee Chair and is welcoming suggestions and comments at wiaIV@nrao.edu.

Read more at:

http://go.nrao.edu/wiaIV

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5. Sexual Assault on College Campuses, Part 1
From: Meg Urry [meg.urry_at_yale.edu

"Sexual assault response researchers, legal experts, and college administrators spoke about various college and university policies for dealing with sexual harassment and assault on campus. Two researchers discussed their investigation into the prevalence of assault and harassment at the hands of faculty members. Other panelists discussed the challenges many sexual assault victims face in reporting their assaults and generating action from university administrators.

“Harassment, Abuse, and Fair Processes - on College Campuses” was the second panel of a day-long conference on “Sexual Assault and Academic Freedom on College Campuses” held at the Georgetown University Law Center."

Watch the video at: 

https://www.c-span.org/video/?416910-1/georgetown-law-school-hosts-discussion-sexual-assault-college-campuses

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6. 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/diversity.html#howtoincrease

-Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Redlands, Redlands,CA http://www.redlands.edu/human-resources/employment/assistant-professor-physics---physics-college-of-arts-and-science

-Director of the Central Development Laboratory, NRAO, Charlottesville, VA https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/nrao/loadJobPostingDetails.do?jobPostingID=103320&source=jobList

-Scientific Writer, NRAO, Charlottesville, VA https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/nrao/loadJobPostingDetails.do?jobPostingID=103340&source=jobList

-Assistant/Associate Scientist (open rank), NRAO, Charlottesville, VA https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/nrao/loadJobPostingDetails.do?jobPostingID=103160&source=jobList

-Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Characterization of Exoplanetary Systems, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ https://jobregister.aas.org/node/56062

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