Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:31:29 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 7/14/99

            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
     weekly issues of  7/14/99, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:

1. Women conference speakers
2. Fall Teaching Position
1. Women conference speakers
From: Andrea Dupree


I checked the gender distribution of the speakers at the 
Tenth Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars Stellar Systems and 
the Sun, held here in Cambridge, MA in July 1997.

The SOC: 3 women, including the chair, out of 22 total : 
Invited speakers and Discussion session leaders: 7 women out 
of 36 : 19.4%

I recently attended a European conference:
Stellar Clusters and Associations: Convectin, Rotation, and 
Dynamos, the Second ``three-Islands''Euroconference in 
Palermo, Italy.
May 1999

The SOC 0 women  out of 13 total
Invited Lecturers,  4 women out of 28 people (14.2%)

Andrea Dupree

From: Lucia Franco

This message is in response to Meg Urry's request to tally 
the number of male and female speakers at conferences. 

I recently attended the NATO/ASI on The Neutron Star-Black 
Hole Connection in Crete. The school lasted for 2 weeks and 
here is the tally of speakers (a tutorial was sort of like a 
review session lasting 1.5 hr. Invited talks lasted between 
30-45 min and were on speaker's current work)

Invited tutorials: 36 talks by 24 people: 24 men
Invited talks: 18 talks by 17 people: 15 men + 2 women

Posters: 36 posters by 35 people: 21 men + 10 women + 4 I 
don't know (the data on posters is incomplete since I only 
have the information on the program but I know some posters 
were added after the program was printed. Also, the data 
refers to the first author.)

Attendance: 107 people = 81 men + 18 women + 8 I don't know
(based on the list of participants at:	)

BTW, I counted only 2 senior women among the attendants, and 
neither of them gave a tutorial or invited talk.

Lucia M. Franco, graduate student
Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Chicago