Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 08:53:04 -0400 (EDT)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
Subject: AASWOMEN for Friday, October 18, 2002

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of Oct. 18, 2002, eds. Meg Urry, Patricia Knezek, 
& Michael Rupen

This week's issues:

1. The female Mercury astronauts
2. John Stuart Mill's "On the Subjection of Women"
3. New Listserv - Friends of CSWP
4. MentorNET Seeks Volunteers
5. Article on Title IX-type ruling
6. APS CSWP "Speaker's Bureau"
7. Tenure track position at Northern Arizona University

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1. The female Mercury astronauts
From: Geoff Clayton gclaytonfenway.phys.lsu.edu

[Eds. note:  This is a fascinating article about a corps of women who were
trained as astronauts in the Mercury era, but never had the opportunity to
take part in a mission.]

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/series/astronauts/

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2. John Stuart Mill's "On the Subjection of Women"
From: Jill Knapp gkastro.Princeton.EDU

Dear all:

Just in case some of you haven't come across it: the couple of references
to John Stuart Mill in recent postings are to his great essay "On the 
Subjection of Women", written in 1869. Mill was a philosopher of the 
utilitarian school, and is most known for his essay "On Liberty". I've
seen these essays on line several places - try, for example

http://www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/mill/women.htm

"On Liberty" is still assigned reading in many high school classes - I
was so impressed by it then that I went to dig up more Mill, and came across
"On the Subjection of Women". Reading this at 15 was pretty much a life
saver. I wish this essay were also assigned reading.

cheers


Jill

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3. New Listserv - Friends of CSWP

From WIPHYS posting of 10/14/02:

Friends of the CSWP is a moderated listserve for any American
Physical Society members who are interested in working with the
Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP). Friends
will receive e-mail notices of Committee activities, reports, etc and
will be asked for suggestions of issues for the Committee to
address, and topics/speakers for CSWP symposia at APS meetings. 
Details at http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/friends.html. 

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4. MentorNET Seeks Volunteers

From WIPHYS posting of 10/15/02:

MentorNet, the electronic one-on-one mentoring network, pairs
women engineering and science students with professionals all over
the world. Mentors and students communicate by email about
career goals, balancing work and life, course work, etc, spending an
average of just 20 minutes per week. Applications are encouraged
from both women and men with an educational or professional
background in engineering, science, or related technologies, who
are currently employed in private industry or government sectors. 

To sign up, go to www.MentorNet.net and Click on "Community"
and register/sign in as a new/returning Community member. Apply
for the One-on-One Program: Follow the One-on-One Mentoring
Program links to the Mentor section and fill out the application.
The deadline is October 31, 2002. 

Carol Muller, Ph.D.
Founder, President, CEO 
cbmullermentornet.net 

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5. Article on Title IX-type ruling
From: Amy Simon-Miller simonlepasm.gsfc.nasa.gov

[Eds. note:  This article in is in Science magazine online.  It is accessible
to AAAS members, to those whose institutions hold an insitution-wide online
membership, or to individuals who pay $10 for 24 hours access to the article
via the computer they use to buy access.]

Interesting article passed on to me from L. Tamppari on applying a 
Title IX-type rule to the lab.  This is the Oct 11, 2002 (Vol 298, #5592, 
p. 356) issue.

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/298/5592/356

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6. APS CSWP "Speaker's Bureau"
From: Meg Urry meg.urryyale.edu

Our sister committee, the APS CSWP, maintains a "Speakers Bureau"
list of women physicist (http://www.aps.org/educ/women-speaker.html)
which is directly analogous to our own list of women astronomers
(http://www.aas.org/~cswa/WIAD.html). In fact, our list was inspired
by theirs. Since there are roughly 10 times as many physicists as astronomers,
however, their list gets a lot more hits. Please consider enrolling in their
list, which has relatively few astrophysicists on it.

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7. Tenure track position at Northern Arizona University
From:  Tim Porter tim.porterNAU.EDU

The Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University is seeking 
applicants for a full time tenure track appointment in physics education at 
the Assistant Professor level, beginning in August 2003.  This position is 
benefit eligible.  The successful candidate will have a commitment to 
excellence in education with a strong dedication to teaching. The candidate 
should also have an ability to work with students, colleagues, and community 
members from diverse cultures.  In addition, candidates will be commited to 
the development of a strong scholarly program.  Minimum requirements include 
a Ph.D. degree in physics or an M.S. degree in physics and a Ph.D. in 
education.  Applicants should submit a CV, a statement describing teaching 
experience and philosophy, a statement describing research interests, and the 
names and contact information of three references. Send application materials 
to the chair of the Physics search committee, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy,
Northern Arizona University, Box 6010, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6010.  Northern 
Arizona University is a committed Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Institution.

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