AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of February 17, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
 
This week's issues:

1. Response to "Women in Physics Photo"

2. Career Breaks (cont.)

3. Update - CSWP/DPF Networking Luncheon (April)

4. CSWP/COM Reception, April 24

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

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1. Response to "Women in Physics Photo"
From: Saku Vrtilek (sakuhead.cfa.harvard.edu>

[Eds. note:  This item is in response to item #4 from the 10 February 2006
issue of AASWOMEN.]

I can only say that I found it very depressing that an International
Conference on Women in Physics boasted a total of 143 participants. 
By contrast the American Physical Society March 2005 meeting had over
500 Session Chairs!

http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR05/ChairIndex

Saku Vrtilek

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2. Career Breaks (cont.)
From: WIPHYS of February 14, 2006

Hello All,
Given the IOP link posted in the last WIPHYS (2/10/06) I thought I'd take 
this opportunity to bring up the subject of career breaks in the U.S. 
(again).  For those unfamiliar with IOP, it's basically the U.K.'s version 
of the APS.  I'd like to point out that this pamphlet and link they have  
posted is an updated version of a booklet that IOP has had for years  - I 
have a copy.  Personally, I think those of us in the U.S. should be 
embarrassed that we do not have such information available for our own 
colleagues.  A Google search of "career breaks physics" turns up a number 
of IOP sites and articles but nothing in the U.S.  This has been the status 
for years now.  I know; I created my own website because of it.  (Google 
doesn't seem to pick out my site and articles unless my name is included in 
the search.  I don't know how to remedy that.)

Many of us know people (often women) who have haphazardly dealt with a 
career break or left physics because of their inability to navigate a  
break.  I really think something should be done about this and I believe the 
first step is creating a place for people to get information about career 
breaks and a network for information sharing.  If anyone else is interested 
in this please, email me.

My personal email, with an aggressive spam filter, is:  
papagenaearthlink.net .  I also have a career-breaks list, minus the 
spam filter, at careerbreaksearthlink.net.

My web site is linked from:  home.earthlink.net/~papagena 

Sincerely,
Elizabeth D. Freeland
papagenaearthlink.net

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3. Update - CSWP/DPF Networking Luncheon (April)
From: WIPHYS of February 14, 2006

CSWP and the Division of Particles and Fields will co-sponsor a buffet 
luncheon from 12:00-1:30 pm on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the APS meeting at 
the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dallas.  The luncheon is open to all, both men and 
women.  Enjoy a full buffet lunch and network with colleagues!  Natalie Roe 
(LBNL), Marcela Carena (Fermilab) and Ann Heinson (Univ of California 
Riverside) will speak informally, followed by an opportunity for questions. 
Cost: $20.  Students are $5, thanks to the generosity of DPF.  Please 
pre-register at  http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/index.cfm - only limited 
walk-ins can be accepted.  

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4. CSWP/COM Reception, April 24
From: WIPHYS of February 14, 2006

The APS Committee on Minorities in Physics (COM) and the Committee on the 
Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) will co-sponsor a reception on Monday, 
April 24 at the APS Meeting in Dallas. The reception will be held from 
5:30-7:00 pm in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  This is a wonderful opportunity to 
learn about the work of these Committees, to network with colleagues, and 
to unwind after a long day of sessions.  All are welcome to attend.

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