AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of August 19, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz

This week's issues:

1. AASWOMEN listserv moving 

2. Women assume leadership roles at NASA

3. Interesting article in Science on women in science

4. Special issue of Oceanography dedicated to women in oceanography

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

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1. AASWOMEN listserv moving 
From: Patricia Knezek  knezeknoao.edu 

The CSWA is moving its listserv from STScI to a new home at the AAS.  We hope 
that this transition will be largely transparent to our readership, and we'll 
include information in a future AASWOMEN about new accounts for submission, 
subscribing, and unsubscribing, as soon as those details are available.  This
current issue of AASWOMEN is being sent BOTH from the AAS listserv AND the
STScI listserv.  The Subject title will include either "AAS" or STScI".  If 
you receive only one copy of the newsletter, and the "Subject" has "STScI" in
it, please email me at knezeknoao.edu and include the email address you 
would like to be subscribed under.  We thank all those subscribers who get two
issues this week for their patience while we work out any bugs.  (Don't
forget to replace "" with "@" in my email address!)  We would like to 
thank STScI for its accommodation of the listserv for the past five years, 
and the AAS, particularly Susana Deustua, for all the help in getting things 
set up at the newsletter's new home!

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2. Women assume leadership roles at NASA
From: john.c.mathernasa.gov

On August 12, 2005, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced that 
Mary Cleave, Ph.D., P.E. will be the associate administrator for the Science
Mission Directorate.  Colleen Hartman, Ph.D., will be the deputy associate
administrator for the Science Mission Directorate.  For the full press 
release, see:

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2005/aug/HQ_05220_new_SMD_leaders.html

In addition, Dr. Lauri Leshin, Ph.D., has been selected as the new Director 
of Science here at Goddard.  Dr. Leshin is the Dee and John Whiteman Dean's 
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at 
Arizona State University. 

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3. Interesting article in Science on women in science
From: Patricia Knezek  knezeknoao.edu  & Doug Isbell  disbellnoao.edu  

The 19 August 2005 issue of Science contains an interesting article on women 
in science.  Entitled "More Women in Science", the lead author is Jo 
Handelsman, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison.  Co-authors include Nancy Cantor, chancellor and president 
of Syracuse University; Molly Carnes of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; 
Denice Denton, chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz; Eve 
Fine of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Barbara Grosz of Harvard 
University; Virginia Hinshaw of the University of California, Davis; Cora 
Marrett of the University of Wisconsin System;  Sue Rosser, dean of the Ivan 
Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology; Donna 
Shalala, president of the University of Miami; and Jennifer Sheridan of the 
University System of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The article identifies four broad challenges to women pursuing tenured faculty
positions and promotions to higher level faculty positions:  the pipeline, the
climate, unconscious bias, and balancing family and work.  The article can be
found on page 1190.  Subscribers can get on-line access via 
http://www.sciencemag.org/ .

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4. Special issue of Oceanography dedicated to women in oceanography
From: Amy Simon-Miller  Amy.Simonnasa.gov 

[Eds. note:  We invite our membership to check out what the Oceanographic
Society has done to promote women in oceanography.  The CSWA would be
interested in knowing if something similar in astronomy - perhaps as a
pdf file available from the CSWA web site - would be something AAS members
would find desireable.  Please email comments to Patricia Knezek,
knezeknoao.edu .]

The Oceanographic Society has a special issue of its magazine: Oceanography.  
It is devoted to Women in Oceanography.  There are a few editorial articles 
and then individual bios about various women in the field, where each
described their interests, background, family, etc.. See:

http://www.tos.org/oceanography/issues/issue_archive/18_1.html

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