Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 12:22:38 -0500 (EST)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
Subject: AASWOMEN for Oct. 31 & Nov. 7, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue(s) of October 31 & November 7, 2003
eds. Patricia Knezek & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. Another suggestion for resistor color code: BBROYGBVGW
2. New York Times Article - Opt-Out Revolution
3. Message from Reader: MIT Health Plan
4. NY Times Excerpt from "Almost Heaven" by Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles; book
   on NASA and it's attitude towards women
5. The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award
6. BBC News article "Women scientists 'worse off'"
7. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
8. UT Austin Dept. of Astronomy Asst. Prof. position
9. Faculty Position, Theoretical Particle Physics, The University of
   British Columbia, Department of Physics and Astronomy
10. Junior Faculty Appointment in Theoretical Physics, Harvard University
11. Planetarium Director, Rowan University
12. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. Another suggestion for resistor color code: BBROYGBVGW
From: Aimee Norton nortonhao.ucar.edu

As an alternative to the use of
"Bad Boys Rape Our Yound Girls But Violet Gives Willingly"
in order to learn the resistor color code of
Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Gray White,
I propose the following -
"Big Baboons Riot Over Yellow Green Bananas Village Girls Watch"

Aimee Norton

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2. New York Times Article - Opt-Out Revolution
From: Geoff Clayton gclaytonfenway.phys.lsu.edu

[Eds. note:  This article is now archived, and can be purchased on-line.]

You probably saw this but it would be good for AASWOMEN:

The Opt-Out Revolution
By LISA BELKIN

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/26/magazine/26WOMEN.html

Geoff

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3. Message from Reader: MIT Health Plan

> From WIPHYS of October 27, 2003

I thought this could be of interest for women considering MIT for
graduate school, or faculty with students thinking of going there. I
personally would have liked to have this kind of information before
having made a decision.
http://mit.edu/thistle/www/v15/2/obgyn.html

Thanks,
Carla
cmvalemit.edu

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4. NY Times Excerpt from "Almost Heaven" by Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles; book
   on NASA and it's attitude towards women
From: Harley Thronson HThronsohq.nasa.gov

[Eds. note:  The New York Times requires a subscription, but this is free.]

November 9, 2003
Books / First Chapters: "Almost Heaven"
NYT
By BETTYANN HOLTZMANN KEVLES
"NASA has always projected a military aura . . . Their culture, not
surprisingly, shaped much of the agency's attitude toward women . . ."

Full Story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/09/books/chapters/1109-1st-kevles.html?tntemail0

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5. The Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award
From: Connie Walker cwalkernoao.edu

Established by Wayne Rosing and Dorothy Largay, this new award seeks to 
honor outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer to K-12 
students or teachers, and to the interested lay public. "Amateur" is
understood to mean someone who does not receive compensation (other than 
expenses) for such activity and does not receive the majority of his or 
her income from a profession in astronomy.  The award consists of $500
and a plaque; it is presented at the Society's Annual Meeting and the 
winner's way is pay to that meeting.

Nominations for this award may be made by any member of the astronomical 
community. Nomination forms can be found at:
http://www.astrosociety.org/membership/awards/cumbresform.html

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HOW TO NOMINATE:

Please fill out the form (or send a sheet with the information the form 
requests) for the award.

At least one, but preferably three, letters of support (from someone 
other than the nominator) are required.  These should be requested by the 
nominator and should be sent with the nomination if possible. E-mailed
forms and letters are acceptable, but should include the full name, mailing 
address, and e-mail of the sender.

All materials must be received in the office of the Astronomical Society 
of the Pacific (see below) on or before December 15, 2003.  For more 
information, please contact Marilyn Delgado, the Society's awards
coordinator, at: mdelgadoastrosociety.org

Send complete nominations to Marilyn Delgado at the above e-mail, or at:

Las Cumbres Award Nominations
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

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6. BBC News article "Women scientists 'worse off'"
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu

An interesting, brief article on the situation in Britain can be found at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3226873.stm

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7. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

> From WIPHYS of November 5, 2003

Scientists and engineers are invited to apply for one-year science
and technology policy fellowships in Washington, DC, beginning
September 2004. These 10 programs, administered by the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), are designed
to provide each Fellow with a unique public policy learning
experience and to bring technical backgrounds and external
perspectives to decision-making in the U.S. government.
 
 Fellows serve in the Congress, the Department of Homeland
Security, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes
of Health, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the
Agency for International Development, the Environmental
Protection Agency, the Department of Agriculture, the Food and
Drug Administration, and other federal offices.

Applicants must have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral degree by the
application deadline (January 10, 2004) from any physical,
biological or social science, any field of engineering or any relevant
interdisciplinary field. Individuals with a master's degree in
engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional
experience also may apply.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and federal employees are
ineligible. Stipends begin at $60,000.

For application instructions and further information about the
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Programs,
contact:

     1200 New York Avenue, NW
     Washington, DC 20005
     Phone: 202/326-6700
     E-mail: fellowshipsaaas.org
     Web: www.fellowships.aaas.org.
     Underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are
     encouraged to apply.

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8. UT Austin Dept. of Astronomy Asst. Prof. position
From: Don Winget chairmanastro.as.utexas.edu

Assistant Professor Position
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Astronomy

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to
begin in the 2004-2005 academic year. Applicants from all fields of astronomy
and astrophysics will be considered. Areas of particular interest include
cosmology, star formation at high redshift, galactic chemo-dynamics, radiation
hydrodynamics, extrasolar planets and planetary astronomy. We are especially
interested in applicants who will use or catalyze use of the telescopes at the
W. J. McDonald Observatory including the 9.2-m Hobby-Eberly telescope, the
general-purpose 2.7m and 2.1m telescopes, the wide-field imaging 0.8m
telescope, and the department also participates in the Caltech Submillimeter
Observatory and space-based observatories.

The Department seeks a candidate who can conduct a vigorous research program,
teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and interact
constructively with researchers with related interests in the department and
the McDonald Observatory.

Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, a description of
their research accomplishments, an outline of their present and future
research interests, and a curriculum vita with a list of publications to:

Frank N. Bash, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee
Department of Astronomy
The University of Texas at Austin
2511 Speedway
RLM 15.306, C14000
Austin TX 78712

Tel: (512) 471-3346
Fax: (512) 471-6016
Email Inquiries: searchastro.as.utexas.edu

Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation (minimum of three
letters) to be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee. To assure full
consideration, applications should be completed by December 15, 2003.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values
diversity in it's work force. Women, minorities and faculty couples are
encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

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9. Faculty Position, Theoretical Particle Physics, The University of
   British Columbia, Department of Physics and Astronomy

> From WIPHYS October 29, 2003

http://www.physics.ubc.ca/physoffice/jobs/Theoretical_Particle_20031024.html
           
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
British Columbia invites applications from outstanding candidates in
theoretical particle physics for a tenure-track faculty position
beginning July 1, 2004, subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants should have a strong, creative and independent research
program preferably covering a broad range of topics in
phenomenology within and beyond the standard model. The
Department currently has active research programs in related
areas including string theory, QCD, gravitation, astrophysics,
cosmology and experimental particle physics.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, relevant
postdoctoral experience, an outstanding research record and an
aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. It is
expected that the successful candidate will be appointed at the level
of Assistant Professor, but a higher rank may be considered for
applicants with exceptional qualifications.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is
committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified
persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
residents will be given priority. Applicants should send a curriculum
vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, and arrange to
have three reference letters sent directly to:

Chair, Particle Theory Search Committee
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC
Canada V6T 1Z1

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 15, 2004.
Information on the Department of Physics and Astronomy may be
found on the web at: www.physics.ubc.ca.

Applications will NOT be accepted by e-mail. (And lest anyone be
turned off by the "Canadian clause", it is unfortunately required by
law. Only 3 of the 9 tenure-track hires in the past 3 years have been
Canadians or recently landed immigrants, so it is not very limiting).

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10. Junior Faculty Appointment in Theoretical Physics, Harvard University

> From WIPHYS October 30, 2003

Applications are invited for faculty appointments in theoretical high
energy physics, broadly defined, at Harvard University. The initial
appointment as assistant professor for the academic year 2004-2005
would normally be for a term of five years, with promotion (to
untenured associate professor and subsequently to tenured
professor) possible for outstanding candidates. Applications should
be sent by the end of November to:
Theoretical Search Committee
c/o Ms. Bonnie Currier
Department of Physics
Harvard University
Jefferson Physical Laboratory, Room 364
17 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list,
and a brief research statement. Candidates should ask three referees
to send professional evaluations. Harvard University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from
women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

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11. Planetarium Director, Rowan University
 
> From WIPHYS November 6, 2003

Rowan University seeks an individual to direct and oversee
programming, planning, and organization of activities for the
Edelman Planetarium and related observatory activities. A Ph.D. or
Ed.D. in Astronomy, Physics, Science Education or related
discipline is preferred, however candidates with a master's degree
with related experience will be considered. For the full job listing
and description, see our webpage at
http://elvis.rowan.edu/astronomy. Starting date for the position is
July 1, 2004. Salary range: $52,750 - $79,130. Interested
candidates should send a vita, 3 letters of recommendation, a copy
of graduate transcripts, and a two-page summary of their vision for
programming and funding of the planetarium including their
qualifications for reaching these goals. Please send materials by
January 5, 2004 to: Planetarium Director Search, Department of
Physics & Astronomy, Science Hall, Rowan University, Glassboro,
NJ 08028. Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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