Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 09:12:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 9/22/99
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            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
     weekly issues of  9/22/99, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
1. Celebration for Margaret Kivelson
2. Jobs
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1. Celebration for Margaret Kivelson
From: bagenalbogart.Colorado.EDU

On September 16th there was a celebration day for Margaret 
Kivelson at UCLA on the occasion of her 70th birthday and 
her election to the National Academy of Sciences - 
congratulations, Margy! In addition to her substantial 
scientific achievements, Margaret Kivelson is a valuable 
role model for women scientists, many of whom travelled to 
UCLA to honor her.

Since Margy and I have discussed issues of women in science 
over the past 20 years, I gave a brief talk at the meeting. 
Among the several subsequent discussions someone mentioned a 
letter by Vera Rubin in a recent Science issue (13th Aug 
1999, vol 285, p213).

Vera - if you still have an electronic version, perhaps you 
could send it to the newsletter?

We had an interesting time comparing our own reactions to 
the 2 sentences: "There is no science problem that has been 
solved by a man that could not be solved by a woman" and 
"There is no science problem that has been solved by a woman 
that could not be solved by a man"

Perhaps not very surprisingly, the asymmtry of society 
produces asymmetric responses to gender in language.

Fran Bagenal

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Jobs
From: John Gaustad jgausta1swarthmore.edu

Assistant or Associate Professor of Astronomy
SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Tel: 610-328-8258
FAX: 610-328-7895
E-mail: PCOLLIN1swarthmore.edu
URL: http://laser.swarthmore.edu

Attention: Peter J. Collings, Chair


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swarthmore 
invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in 
Astronomy at the Assistant Professor or possibly beginning 
Associate Professor level starting September 2000. The 
successful candidate must have a strong interest in 
undergraduate teaching at a four-year liberal arts college, 
be engaged in a field of research in which undergraduates 
can participate, and be excited by the opportunity to plan 
and implement changes to the astronomy/astrophysics program. 
Since the Department of Physics and Astronomy consists of 
seven physicists and two astronomers, the primary teaching 
duties will be in Astronomy, although some teaching of 
Physics courses is anticipated. The deadline for receipt of 
applications is 15 October 1999. On-campus interviews, which 
will include both teaching a class and presenting a research 
colloquium, will take place in November. Applicants should 
submit an application consisting of (1) a curriculum vitae, 
(2) a statement describing teaching experience and approach 
to teaching at a four-year liberal arts college, and (3) a 
description of the research program the applicant plans to 
establish at Swarthmore (including a description of how 
undergraduates might be involved). In addition, applicants 
should ensure that at least three letters of recommendation 
are received before the deadline. Women and minority 
candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE.

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