Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Meet Your CSWA, Gregory Rudnick

Gregory Rudnick grew up in Chicago. He started studying physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and graduated in 1996, after which he moved to the University of Arizona for the Ph.D. program in Astronomy. Half-way through his time there he moved to MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany to follow his adviser. After seven years of postdocs at MPA and NOAO, Tucson he started as a faculty member at the University of Kansas in 2008. He is currently a professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the KU Physics and Astronomy Department.

Greg is an observer who studies the evolution of galaxies using observatories on the ground and in space. He is especially interested in environmental effects on galaxy evolution. When not doing that, he runs an outreach program at a local high school, and he loves cooking, hiking, biking and being with his family.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Retiring STATUS

First published in 1987, Status was the semiannual print (then electronic) publication of the CSWA. However, no issue has been published since January 2016. 

In early 2020, the CSWA voted to officially retire StatusThe committee determined that there were now other venues to present the type of content formerly published in Status. For example, some shorter, less formal articles that formerly were published in Status are now appearing in the Women in Astronomy blog and in AASWomen, and the CSWA plans to arrange for publication of longer, more scholarly articles in the Bulletin of the AAS (BAAS) now that it is again available for this purpose. 

The archive of Status issues, including a full table of contents, can be found here

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Crosspost: Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium Goes Virtual

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maria Mitchell Women in Science Symposium will be held virtually on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. Registration is free and can be accessed at https://www.mmwiss.org/events/maria-mitchell-women-of-science-symposium.

Keep an eye on their website for updates at https://www.mmwiss.org/