AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy

Issue of April 15, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Lisa Frattare

This week's issues:

1. Harvard President Summers' most recent remarks

2. Inquiry Graduate Student Scholarships (con't)

3. New York Times article about women in science

4. Transcript of Dr. Shirley Tilghman's ADVANCE Lecture at Columbia U.

5. Women and Minorities at DOE Labs

6. Grants Sought for Older Women

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

7. Director, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

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

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1. Harvard President Summers' most recent remarks
From: Bryan Gaensler bgaenslercfa.harvard.edu

For your next issue, it may be of interest to add a note that President
Summers' most recent remarks, from the National Symposium for the
Advancement of Women in Science on April, 7, 2005, are available at:
http://president.harvard.edu/speeches/2005/nsaws.html

cheers
Bryan

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2. Inquiry Graduate Student Scholarships (con't)
From: Amy Simon-Miller simonlepasm.gsfc.nasa.gov

Tiffany,

You can try the AAUW:

http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm
Nov 15 deadline for the 2006-2007 year

Also check out NSF:

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=NSF

If you've already chosen a school, have you checked out the resources
your school offers? Many graduate schools have a resource center of
some sort with lists of funding opportunities. Many also have a CHE
program with minority fellowships. Note that for NSF and CHE, women
are often considered minorities, so read the wording carefully. Also,
consider that most astronomy departments will offer you partial to
full funding for being a teaching/research assistant, if you are a
full-time student.

Good luck!
Amy

[Eds. Note: Please cc. AASWomen on any advice on this matter as
others are interested to know what is available.]

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3. New York Times article about women in science
Lisa Frattare frattarestsci.edu

[Eds. note:  The New York Times requires on-line readers to register.
The registration is free.  Articles more than a week old incur a fee to
access them, though.]

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/15/education/15women.html

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4. Transcript of Dr. Shirley Tilghman's ADVANCE Lecture at Columbia U.
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu

The transcript and video of Princeton University President Dr. Shirley
Tilghman's speech at the first ADVANCE Lecture at Columbia University
are available at:

http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/advance/events_past.html                                                                                
The speech has been widely praised (e.g. in the NYT article referred to
in item #3 of this AASWOMEN issue), and is extremely interesting.

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5. Women and Minorities at DOE Labs
From: WIPHYS of April 11, 2005

"GAO Finds Lower Pay for Women, Minorities at Energy Department Labs", by 
Stephen Barr, Washington Post, April 11, 2005 (Federal Diary)

Women were paid between 2 percent and 4 percent less than men at five of 
six Energy Department laboratories, and minorities were paid about 2 percent 
less than whites at one lab, according to a review by the Government 
Accountability Office.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A42431-2005Apr10.html

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6. Grants Sought for Older Women
From: WIPHYS of April 11, 2005

Is anyone aware of any grants out there for older women (over 50)
who have been successful in the past but have encountered an unanticipated 
cessation of funding?

Thanks,
Saku Vrtilek
sakuhead.cfa.harvard.edu

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7. Director, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
From: WIPHYS of April 13, 2005

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and 
nominations for the position of Director of the Morehead Planetarium and 
Science Center. The successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to build 
on the strong traditions of this longstanding institution as well as on 
recent initiatives that have developed the planetarium into a broad-based 
and expanding natural science center. A planned renovation and expansion of 
the facility will provide further opportunities for the new director to lead 
the development and enhancement of the center's educational programs, which 
currently serve over 134,000 visitors each year.

The Director will provide direction to the staff of 14 full-time and over 
60 student employees. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations, the 
Director will lead fundraising efforts for major capital improvements to the 
historic Morehead Building, for technology upgrades, and for new and ongoing 
programs. The Director also will lead the development and marketing of new
productions with broad appeal and wide distribution. The Director will work 
closely with University personnel to guide the center through the process of 
designing and constructing the building renovations and addition. He or she 
will be the link between the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and the 
academic programs of the University at large and will be responsible for
outreach to the local community, the state, and beyond. For a full position 
description, and to submit an application, go to
http://www.unc.edu/provost/searches.html.
Nominations and inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Peter White, MPSC Search 
Committee Chair, North Carolina Botanical Garden, CB# 3375, Totten Center, 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
unc.edu>.

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