Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 14:36:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 1/10/2000

            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    weekly issues of  1/10/2000, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
There have been no contributions since the 12/22 newsletter, 
so I delayed until now in case something came in.  The next 
letter will not be until January 26.
1.  Read Status!  Subjects for discussion.
2.  Come to our special session at Atlanta
1. Read Status!  Subjects for discussion.

Meg and Lisa have put together another great issue of 
Status!  If you do not subscribe, pick up a copy at Atlanta 
and/or check the Status website at for more information on how 
to get your own copy!

Several of the articles in the January 2000 edition should 
provoke some discussion for our newsletter.  What do you 
think about "Affirmative Action"?  Do any of the "Notes from 
a Life" ring bells for you?  Are women "less drawn to 
science and engineering than men are?"  Please read Status 
and then write you opinions to  

2. Come to our special session at Atlanta

REMINDER:  CSWA is sponsoring a special session in Atlanta 
on the Status of Women in Astronomy.  It will be Session 121 
on Saturday morning at 10 am. This session, put together by 
Meg Urry will include three talks.  Meg Urry will report the 
gender demographics in U.S. astronomy departments in 1999, 
and compare them to those in 1992.  Claude Canizares will 
present a personal perspective on the issue of Women in 
Astronomy and give his perceptions of barriers that inhibit 
increased participation by women.  Lastly Lotte Bailyn will 
discuss gender inequities using the MIT Study as an example 
of the issues involved.  I hope to see many of your there! 

End of CSWA Newsletter of 1/10/2000