Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 12:35:59 -0400 (EDT)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
Subject: AASWOMEN for June 6&13 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issues of June 6&13, 2003
eds. Meg Urry, Patricia Knezek, & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. Conference on Women In Astronomy II: Final Program Available
2. Women in Astronomy Meeting at the IAU XXV General Assembly, 21 July 2003
3. Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program [travel grants]
4. Recent stories in the news
5. Request for assistance: graduate studies in astrophysics
6. Faculty Positions at Penn State University
7. Theoretical Astrophysics/Cosmology Faculty Post, Univ. of Pittsburgh

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    Women in Astronomy II: Ten Years After
   Pasadena, California June 27 - 28, 2003
    http://www.aas.org/~cswa/WIA2003.html
    >>Registration deadline: June 16<<
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1. Conference on Women In Astronomy II: Final Program Available
From: Diane Fugitani dsfastro.caltech.edu

The final program for the Conference on Women in Astronomy (June 27-28)
is now available, at

  http://www.aas.org/~cswa/WIA2003.html

There will be a reception (and registration/poster setup) the night
before (Thursday, June 26) from 5:00 to 8:00pm; please RSVP to Diane
Fugitani at dsfastro.caltech.edu .

Also, we would like to encourage those who are receiving funding to please go
ahead and register (for stats, and addresses, badges, etc.)

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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2. Women in Astronomy Meeting at the IAU XXV General Assembly, 21 July 2003
>From WIPHYS June 17, 2003

Dear friends,
We would like to invite you all to attend the Women in Astronomy Meeting
(WAM) at the IAU XXV General Assembly, Sydney Australia. The WAM luncheon
will be held on Monday 21 July from 12.30pm to 2.00pm and all attending the
IAU are invited. There is no registration fee but we do need an indication of
numbers for catering purposes. For details and to register, please
visit:

    http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/wam/

We hope to see you all there!

Kindest regards,

    Sarah Maddison & Anne Green
    WAM Co-chairs
    Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing tel: 61-3-9214 5971
    Swinburne University of Technology fax: 61-3-9214 8797
    PO BOX 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, AUSTRALIA
    http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/maddison/

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3. Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program [travel grants]
> From AAS Electronic Announcement #126, June 2003

The Women's International Science Collaboration Program (WISC) is a
partnership between the American Association for the Advancement of
Science and the National Science Foundation to increase the participation
of women in international scientific research. WISC awards on a competitive
basis small travel grants to U.S. scientists to plan and design new
collaborations with colleagues in Central/Eastern and Western Europe, the
Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Near East, Middle East,
Africa, the Americas, Pacific, and Asia. These activities are expected to
lead to full research proposals that are submitted to the National Science
Foundation or other funders. Please note that for 2003 and future rounds,
Western Europe has been added to the geographical areas being covered.

For further information:
    http://www.aaas.org/international/wisc/

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4. Recent stories in the news
From: John Mather John.C.Mathernasa.gov

In the latest New Yorker magazine, Issue of 2003-06-02 , a very nice
story, not on line for free as far as I could tell:
    K. C. Cole
    Fun with Physics
    The woman who hunts neutrinos.

Boys are falling behind in school:
   http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/10/31/60minutes/main527678.shtml

Best wishes!

   -- John

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5. Request for assistance: graduate studies in astrophysics
From: Nikta Amiri farzin_m82dena.aut.ac.ir

My name is Nikta Amiri and I'm a second year student of mechanical
engineering at Amir Kabir University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.
Although I have been really interested in Astronomy since I was in
elementary school, I can't study it because there isn't any facility
in Iran to do so. Besides, social problems here forced me to go through
my current field of study. Please tell me how I can continue my studies
in Astrophysics in your department, considering that I should finish my
BS in mechanical engineering.

Thanks alot!
    Nikta Amiri

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6. Faculty Positions at Penn State University
> From WIPHYS June 16, 2003

The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University
invites applications for several faculty appointments effective the
Fall semester of 2004. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an
outstanding research record. Rank will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

Our recruitment efforts will be focused in AMO physics, biological
physics, particle theory, and theoretical particle astrophysics.
However, exceptional candidates in any of the department's current
areas of research will be considered. (In addition to the areas
mentioned above, these are condensed matter physics, gravitational
physics, experimental particle physics and astrophysics.)

Candidates at the junior level should submit a letter of application, a
curriculum vitae, a brief description of research plans, and arrange
for four letters of recommendation to be sent to Jayanth Banavar,
Box 262, Department of Physics, 104 Davey Laboratory, The
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.

Nominations and applications for senior positions should be sent to
the address above together with a list of at least six references.
Applications completed by December 15, 2003 will be assured of
consideration. However, applications will be considered until the
positions are filled. Job application assistance is available for dual
career situations. Penn State is committed to affirmative action,
equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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7. Theoretical Astrophysics/Cosmology Faculty Post, Univ. of Pittsburgh
> From WIPHYS June 12, 2003

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty member
in theoretical astrophysics/cosmology. This appointment, which is
subject to budgetary approval, will be at the Assistant Professor
level and will begin the Fall Term of 2004, or thereafter.

All candidates should have the potential to teach effectively at both
the graduate and undergraduate levels and to attract external
funding for a creative, independent and broad-based research
program. The successful candidate will complement existing
programs by working at an interface of astrophysics, cosmology
and particle theory.

Please send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research
interests, and a list of references to Astrophysics Search
Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 100 Allen Hall,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Applications
should be received before November 1, 2003 to ensure full
consideration. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative
Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of
minority groups under-represented in academia are especially
encouraged to apply.

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