AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Combined issue of December 24/31, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
 
This week's issues:

1. CSWA Event at San Diego AAS Meeting

2. Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

3. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

*** FOLLOWING POSITION WAS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***

4. Assistant Professor of Physics, Drew University

5. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. CSWA Events at San Diego AAS Meeting
From: AASWOMEN Editors

Those readers who will be attending the San Diego AAS meeting from
January 9 through 13 should take note of the open meeting hosted by the
Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy.  This meeting will be held 
at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, in the California Room of the 
Town and Country Resort and Conference Center.  The primary topic of
discussion will be the final recommendations from the Women in
Astronomy-II Meeting, held in Pasadena in 2003.  These recommendations
are being submitted to the AAS Council for discussion earlier in the
week.

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2. Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize
From: Meg Urry meg.urryyale.edu

At its 2004 annual meeting, the History of Science Society awarded the 
first Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize to Paula
Findlen.  The citation for the prize appears below.  If you have any
questions, please contact Jay Malone.

2004 Citation
This year the Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize is
awarded to Paula Findlen for her article, "The Scientist's Body: The
Nature of a Woman Philosopher in Enlightenment Italy," which appeared in
The Faces of Nature in Enlightenment Europe, Eds. Lorraine Daston and
Gianna Pomata (Berlin: Berliner WissenschafsVerlag, 2003).  The committee,
which consisted of Liz Lunbeck, Londa Schiebinger, and Arleen Tuchman
(chair), judged this the best article published in the history of women in
science in the preceding three years.  Beautifully written, "The Scientist's
Body" explores the complex relationship between the scientific career and
sexual life of Laura Bassi, an 18th-century Newtonian physicist and
professor at the University of Bologna.  Findlen mined both unpublished
letters and published material to uncover the many ways in which Bassi's
boday and sexuality were the subject of sustained public scrutiny and
commentary, some hostile, some dismissive, some intrigued.  In the end,
Findlen provides a compelling account of the way a woman's body became
the site for managing the anxieties raised by women who occupied a
position in the world of science, demonstrating that when the scientist
was a woman the body could not be ignored.

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Robert J. Malone 352.392.1677
Executive Director 352.392.2795 (fax)
History of Science Society http://hssonline.org
PO Box 117360 jayhssonline.org
3310 Turlington Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7360

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3. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
From: WIPHYS of December 22, 2004

Applications for this summer program are due January 31, 2005.  These summer 
internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long, and include a 
$2,500 grant, plus the opportunity to work with a mentor at one of three 
IBM research locations.  Complete details on the program and how to apply on 
line are available at http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/ibmintern.html .

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4. Assistant Professor of Physics, Drew University
From: WIPHYS of December 22, 2004

Tenure-track position beginning September 2005.  Strong interest in all 
levels of undergraduate physics teaching in a liberal arts setting.  The 
four-member department seeks candidates who will be responsible for 
operation of our small observatory, teach introductory astronomy, and who 
can establish an independent research program in a small college 
environment, involving undergraduate research students.  See 
www.depts.drew.edu/phys  for additional departmental and college 
information.  For the last several years, Drew University has had a majority 
of women physics majors in our very active  liberal arts department.  Send
cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, research plan, curriculum 
vitae, transcripts of graduate work, and three letters of reference to:
Search Committee, 
Physics Department
Drew University
Madison, NJ 07940.  

Applications will be reviewed through January 24, 2005.  Drew
University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
excellence through diversity.

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