AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issues of January 7 & 14, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Lisa Frattare
 
This week's issues:

1. Update on the Pasadena Recommendations

2. New AASWOMEN editor

3. Harvard president makes a controversial speech

4. Female academics in a man's world with Nancy Hopkins (MIT)

5. January 2005 issue of STATUS

6. WIPHYS Coming Attractions for 2005

7. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

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

8. Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship, Experimental Nuclear/
   Neutrino Physics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

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1. Update on the Pasadena Recommendations
From: AASWOMEN editors

As announced in the special email on January 12, 2005, the 
CSWA is delighted to report that AAS Council voted unopposed
to endorse the Pasadena Recommendations on January 9, 2005. 
These Recommendations were the result of the efforts of numerous 
people throughout the astronomical community, including 
participants who attended the “Women in Astronomy: Ten Years 
After” meeting in Pasadena in June 2003, various past and present 
CSWA committee members, and AAS members who reviewed and 
commented on the draft document while it was posted on the AAS
Members-Only website from July-September 2004.  We would like to
thank the numerous people whose efforts are represented here. The 
endorsed version of the Recommendations can be downloaded from the 
CSWA website, see: http://www.aas.org/~cswa.

We will be highlighting these Recommendations in the upcoming
seven AASWOMEN issues.  We plan to focus on one area at a time,
beginning with the Preamble in the January 21, 2005 AASWOMEN.
Watch this space!

Now, in many ways, the real work begins!  As a first step 
towards devising ways to move forward with the Recommendations, 
the CSWA held a panel discussion on "How to Implement the 
Pasadena Recommendations", during its session at the AAS Meeting 
in San Diego. Panel members included Karen Bjorkman (U. Toledo), 
John Feldmeier (NOAO), Katy Garmany (Columbia U./NOAO), Barbara
Mattson (GSFC), and Tammy Smecker-Hane (U.C. Irvine). The panel
members represented both various points in the career paths (from
graduate student to senior scientist), and various types and sizes
of institutions.  Each panel member focused on the priorities for
implementing the Recommendations from their perspective, and gave
some very useful examples for the community to follow.  A very
interesting discussion followed, and the CSWA was particularly
encouraged that a number of undergraduates participated in the
discussion.  

As the next step in implementation of the Recommendations, the CSWA 
plans to create a website to provide a central location for resources, 
guides, statistical information, etc., to help the astronomical 
community keep the ball rolling.  This will be an ongoing effort, and
we ask for your patience while we begin this process.

The CSWA also wants to note, as we have mentioned in earlier progress
reports on the Recommendations, that we see this particular document
as one part of a larger, long term process towards overall equity in 
astronomy. We recognize that subsequent recommendations will be necessary 
that focus on different areas and/or groups to continue progress in the 
future.  We continue to welcome comments and suggestions, both on ways to
implement the current Recommendations, and on areas that the community
would like to see highlighted in the future!

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2. New AASWOMEN editor
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu & Jim Ulvestad julvestanrao.edu

The current AASWOMEN editors and the entire CSWA would like to welcome Lisa 
Frattare (frattarestsci.edu) to the editorial staff for the CSWA's weekly 
electronic newsletter, AASWOMEN. Lisa will serve as co-editor through the 
end of June 2005. Lisa is serving her second term as a member of the CSWA, 
and has served as an editor of the CSWA's biannual magazine, STATUS, among 
many other contributions. We look forward to her participation! We would 
also like to express our sincere thanks to outgoing AASWOMEN editor Michael 
Rupen. Michael did an exemplary job as co-editor during his tenure, and 
kindly agreed to continue as editor for six months after the end of his 
term on the CSWA so that we could identify a replacement. Thanks, Michael!

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3. Harvard president makes a controversial speech

[Eds note:  This is a developing news story.  We simply provide here the
pointers to articles from several of our readers. There may be follow-up
in the next AASWOMEN.]

An article of interest appeared on CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/01/17/harvard.president.ap/index.html

From the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/18/national/18harvard.html?ex=1107059931&ei=1&en=7e6780f5c9b033d8

From the Boston Globe:

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2005/01/17/summers_remarks_on_women_draw_fire/

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4. Female academics in a man's world with Nancy Hopkins (MIT)
From: Fran Bagenal bagenalcolorado.edu

In case you missed the 'live Colloquy' on female academics in a man's world
with Nancy Hopkins (MIT) in the Chronicle of Higher Education the whole
discussion is available online at
http://chronicle.com/colloquylive/2004/12/women/

Nancy Hopkins is a biologist at MIT who has been active in university equity
issues. She answered questions sent in from around the country on December 3,
2004.

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5. January 2005 issue of STATUS
From: Fran Bagenal bagenalcolorado.edu

The January 2005 issue of STATUS - the bi-annual magazine of the Committee 
on the Status of Women in Astronomy - is now online at
http://www.aas.org/~cswa/pubs.html 
- or AAS members can request a hardcopy by sending their address to Dennis 
Renner (drenneraas.org).

Regards,

Fran Bagenal

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6. WIPHYS Coming Attractions for 2005
>From WIPHYS of 3 January 2005

Greetings and Happy New Year to all! Here are some CSWP-
sponsored events at the APS March and April meetings to place on
your new calendar:

APS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles
Monday, March 21: Invited talks (Convention Center). "Women at
the Forefront of Biophysics", (co-sponsored with the Division of
Biophysics) and "Diversity: Issues and Remedies" (co-sponsored
with the Committee on Minorities in Physics)

Tuesday, March 22: CSWP/FIAP Networking Breakfast (Westin
Hotel), 7:30 9:30 am. Enjoy a full breakfast and network with
colleagues! Laura Smoliar of Lightwave Electronics will speak.
Cost: $20. Students are free, however you must pre-register at
http://www.aps.org/meet/MAR05/special.cfm#breakfast (pdf
file). Only limited walk-ins can be accepted.

Wednesday, March 23: CSWP/COM Reception (Westin Hotel)
6:00 pm -7:30 pm. Co-sponsored with the Committee on Minorities
in Physics. Enjoy refreshments, network with colleagues, and hear
about the work of these active committees.

Saturday, April 16: Invited talk: "To the Heart of the Matter" (Co-
sponsored with the Division of Nuclear Physics).
     
Sunday, April 17: CSWP/DPF Networking Luncheon (12:00 pm
1:30 pm). Buffet luncheon, opportunity for networking with
colleagues! Helen Quinn, past-president of APS, will speak. Cost:
$20 ($5 for students). Pre-registration strongly advised as there will
be only limited space for walk-ins. Register at
http://www.aps.org/meet/APR05/social.cfm#cswp (pdf file).

These events are open to all with an interest in women in physics,
however some require pre-registration. Please check the APS
Meetings website http://www.aps.org/meet/index.cfm for time
and place of these events. Program information is usually available
on line about 6 weeks prior to the meeting. 

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7. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
>From WIPHYS of 12 January 2005

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 .  If you know a
young woman who would be interested in this opportunity, please
share this notice!

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8. Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship, Experimental Nuclear/
   Neutrino Physics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
>From WIPHYS of 7 January 2005

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant professorship in experimental nuclear physics to
commence in July 2005. We seek candidates with expertise in the
general areas of neutrino physics and/or the search for dark matter.
As part of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL),
we are members of the KamLAND, MAJORANA and LENS
collaborations. Although the successful candidate need not be
involved with these experiments, we look for individuals who are
capable of playing a leading role in the ongoing development of
non-accelerator based nuclear physics at UNC. Our group also has
programs in nuclear astrophysics and few-body physics as well
as a significant theoretical effort in neutrino physics. An extensive
array of experimental facilities is located at TUNL, and the
successful candidate will join a Triangle area research community
also involved in the Super-Kamiokande, K2K and T2K neutrino
experiments. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae,
publication list and a statement of research interests. These
materials and four letters of recommendation should be sent to
Chairman, Nuclear Physics Search Committee, Department
of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill, NC 27599-3255, USA. Applications will be screened
beginning December 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is
filled. UNC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and under-
represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

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