AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy

Issue of June 24, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Lisa Frattare

This week's issues:

1. Corrected June 2005 STATUS posted

2. New CSWA members

3. Mixed Results for Women, Minorities at DOE Labs

*** The following items were taken from WIPHYS ****

4. "Caltech to Harvard: Redo the Math"

5. CAM 2005: "Physics Knows No Borders"

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

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1. June 2005 STATUS
From: Fran Bagenal bagenalcolorado.edu

June 2005 STATUS:

As noted in the 17 June 2005 issue of AASWOMEN,  because of delays in 
getting permissions to reproduce figures, the printed version of the June 
issue of STATUS had some extra blank spaces. We now have permission for 
these figures and have posted a revised version on the CSWA website 
designated "June 2005 - corrected".  See:

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

Fran Bagenal

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2. New CSWA members
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu

I want to welcome incoming CSWA members Kim Venn (Macalester 
College/St. Paul, MN), and James Rhoads (STScI/Baltimore, MD), I'm also 
pleased and honored to announce that I was approved by the AAS Council 
to serve a second term.  I will continue in my role as CSWA chair. Kim,  
James, and I will all be serving from 2005 to 2008.  We are joining
continuing members Francesca Primas (ESO/Garching, Germany; 2004-2007), 
Joan Schmelz (U. Memphis/Memphis, TN; 2004-2007), Amy Simon-Miller
(GSFC/Greenbelt, MD; 2004-2007), James Ulvestad (NRAO/Socorro, NM; 
2003-2006), Stephanie Wachter (IPAC/Pasadena, CA; 2003-2006), and Kimberly 
Weaver (GSFC/Greenbelt, MD; 2003-2006).  I would also like to express my 
sincere appreciation to outgoing members, Neal Evans and Lisa Frattare, for 
their many contributions to the committee.  They were both instrumental in 
the successful authoring and endorsement of the Pasadena Recommendations.  
Also, Lisa has served as a co-editor of both STATUS and AASWOMEN during her 
tenure on CSWA.  We thank them both!

We encourage you to contact one of the CSWA members if you have comments, 
questions, and/or suggestions. We also suggest that you to check out the CSWA 
web site, which is masterfully maintained by Amy Simon-Miller, see
http://www.aas.org/~cswa/.

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3. Mixed Results for Women, Minorities at DOE Labs
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu

There is a brief report by Jim Dawson about a Government Accounting Office
(GAO) study of women and minorities working in six U.S. Department of 
Energy Labs in the June 2005 issue of Physics Today, p. 28.  The article
is also available on the internet to Physics Today subscribers who have
signed up for web access from:
http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-58/iss-6/contents.html

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4. "Caltech to Harvard: Redo the Math"
From: WIPHYS of June 22, 2005

"Caltech's 2005 chemical engineering class makes a strong case against 
Harvard President Lawrence Summers' controversial hypothesis that men are 
innately more proficient in math and science.  The new six-member class is 
made up entirely of women, a first in the Pasadena research university's 
history."  
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-caltech20jun20,0,7993075.story?coll=la-home-headlines 

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5. CAM 2005: "Physics Knows No Borders"
From: WIPHYS of June 22, 2005

CAM2005, jointly sponsored by the Canadian Association of Physicists, the 
American Physical Society, and the Sociedad Mexicana de Fisica, is a 
conference that provides graduate students with an opportunity to attend a
unique conference planned by and for them.  The conference will introduce 
them to recent findings in the subfields of physics and address areas of 
particular concern to graduate students. In addition, CAM2005 seeks to 
promote international collaboration among physicists throughout North 
America, and to develop an appreciation of the different research and 
educational experiences among graduate students. Coinciding with the World 
Year of Physics, CAM2005 will be held from 19-21 August 2005, in San Diego, 
California, at the Horton Grand Hotel.

Travel supplements are available for U.S. graduate students.  The deadline 
for supplementary travel fund requests is 15 July 2005.  Physics departments 
are encouraged to provide additional support to help their graduate students 
attend CAM2005.  The registration deadline is 1 August 2005.

Visit the CAM2005 web site, http://cam2005.ps.uci.edu/, for more information.

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