AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of March 3, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
This week's issues:

1. Controversial Article (follow-up)

2. Seeking STATUS Articles

3. Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Fellows

4. Dorrit Hoffleit Centennial Conference

5. Blewett Scholarship

6. Events at APS March Meeting

7. Events at APS April Meeting

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

1. Controversial Article (follow-up)
From: Sabine Moehler (smoehlereso.org)

[Follow-up to a posting last week, on the article "Men, Women, and Ghosts
in Science." --eds.]

The argument with which this article was rejected is ridiculous: If
SCIENCE will publish only those scientific papers, which provide solution
to the problems they report, many interesting papers will fail. Overall I
found the article interesting and rather more balanced than I would have

2. Seeking STATUS Articles
From: Fran Bagenal (bagenalcolorado.edu)

Submissions are sought for the June 2006 issue of STATUS:
- feedback/comments on the Jan 2006 issue?
- seen an interesting article on women in astronomy/science worth sharing?
- response to the resignation of Larry Summers from Harvard?
- something you would like to hear more about?
- review a book? e.g. "The Two-Body Problem: Dual-career-couple Hiring
  Practices in Higher Education", "Journeys of Women in Science and
Engineering", "Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again"
- Notes From A Life - anonymous vignettes describing the quotidian life of a
  woman in science

Deadline - April 1st.
Fran Bagenal, Editor of STATUS

3. Association for Women In Science (AWIS) Fellows
From: Amy Simon-Miller (Amy.Simonnasa.gov)

The 2006 AWIS Fellows have been announced, and you may note a few familiar

Joseph Bordogna, University of Pennsylvania;
James Collins, Arizona State University;
Jane Zimmer Daniels, Clare Boothe Luce Program at the Henry Luce Foundation;
Ruth Dyer, Kansas State University;
Page Morahan, Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic
                        Medicine Program for Women;
Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory;
Meg Urry, Yale University.


4. Dorrit Hoffleit Centennial Conference
From: Bill van Altena (vanaltenphoenix.astro.yale.edu)

The Hoffleit Centennial: A Year of Celebration
Third Announcement
Yale University April 28, 29, 2006
2 March 2006

The Yale Astronomy Department is sponsoring a day and a half conference on
April 28 and 29, 2006 to be held at the New Haven Omni Hotel in honor of the
beginning of Dorrit Hoffleit's centennial year.

On behalf of the SOC, I want to invite all of you to participate in this
historic event and to consider contributing to the scientific and historical
parts of the sessions. Invited speakers and a few additional speakers will
cover the many fields in which she has worked with the balance of the
contributions in the form of poster papers. While the oral part of the program
is very full, we do have space for poster contributions. The proceedings of
the conference will be published by the L. Davis Press.

Our draft conference web site is now located through a link on the Yale
Astronomy Department web page on the right hand side under the "News"
category:  http://www.astro.yale.edu/ . The draft Scientific program can be
found via a link on the right-hand side of the page under "News". At this
point, rather arbitrary times for the presentations have been assigned and in
some cases those add up to more than a session. We have Poster space
available. Note that the Registration and Accommodations part of the website
is not yet ready for posting, but I am told that it should be ready in a few
days. Please keep checking to see when it is up. I will be in Spain for
the next two weeks and Bob Zinn (zinnastro.yale.edu) has kindly agreed to
stand in for me during that period. Please e-mail him between March 4th and

Please forward this announcement to friends and colleagues of Dorrit's that we
may have inadvertently overlooked, since we are anxious for this to be a large
and interesting celebration.

We hope to see you at this unique event,
Bill van Altena
For the LOC and SOC

Local Organizing Committee
Sue DeLong
John Fox
Anne Giangarra
Kim Monocchi
Bill van Altena - Chair
Bob Zinn

Scientific Organizing Committee
Pierre Demarque
David DeVorkin
Andrea Dupree
Becky Koopmann
Philip Lu
Dave Philip
Horace Smith
Arthur Upgren
Meg Urry
Bill van Altena - Chair
Wayne Warren
Lee Anne Willson

5. Blewett Scholarship
From: WIPHYS of February 28, 2006

The American Physical Society (APS) is delighted to once more offer the M.
Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics.  This scholarship has been
established to enable women to return to physics research careers after having
had to interrupt those careers for family reasons.  The scholarship consists
of an award of up to $45,000. Allowed expenses include dependent care, salary,
travel, equipment, tuition and fees.

Further details and an on-line application procedure can be found on the
Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) website at
http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/blewett/index.cfm   Applications are due by June
1. Selection will be made by a sub-committee of the APS Committee on the
Status of Women in Physics. Announcement of the award is expected to be made
by August 1.

Please contact Sue Otwell at blewettaps.org for more information.  

6. Events at APS March Meeting
From: WIPHYS of February 28, 2006

[Note: The breakfast below was already published in the February 10
issue of AASWOMEN, but the two following talks are new listings. --eds.]

CSWP and the Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) will sponsor a
networking breakfast from 7:30-9:30 am on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at the APS
meeting in Baltimore.  Amy Herhold, Program Leader with ExxonMobil, will be
the speaker. Both men and women are welcome to attend.  Please pre-register at
http://www.aps.org/meet/MAR06/social.cfm#cswp . Cost: $20.  Complimentary
registration for physics students, thanks to FIAP's generosity, however please
pre-register as there may be only limited space for walk-ins.   This event
will be held in the Marriott Hotel.

Other events of special interest to women in physics include invited talks
(Baltimore Convention Center): Tuesday, March 14, Session H5 
(11:15 am - 2:15 pm)  "What's Changed in Physics Departments in the 
Situation for Women, Graduate Students, and Other People?" Co-sponsored by 
the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, the Forum on Education, 
Forum on Graduate Student Affairs, and the Forum on Physics and Society.  

Wednesday, March 15, Session R6 (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm)  "U.S. Women in Physics:
Perspectives on Race and Gender."

7. Events at APS April Meeting
From: WIPHYS of March 3, 2006

[Note: The luncheon listed below also appeared in the February 10, 2006
issue of AASWOMEN, but without the details about speakers. --eds.]

The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics will sponsor or co-sponsor 
a variety of events at the APS April meeting in Dallas, Texas.  All events 
will take place in the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  All are welcome, both men and 

Sunday, April 23, 2006 
1:15 pm - 3:05 pm, Invited Session J5: "Pioneering Women Astronomers" (with
the Forum on the History of Physics)
3:15 pm - 5:03 pm, Invited Session L4: "Women in Science Policy" (with the
Forum on Physics and Society)

Monday, April 24, 2006
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, CSWP/DPF Networking Luncheon.  Buffet luncheon, and an
opportunity for networking with colleagues!  Natalie Roe (LBL), Marcela Carena
(Fermilab) and Ann Heinson (Univ of California Riverside) will offer informal
remarks.  Cost: $20 ($5 for students, thanks to the generosity of the Division
of Particles and Fields). Pre-registration is strongly advised as there will
be only limited space for walk-ins. Register at
http://www.aps.org/meet/APR06/social.cfm#cswplunch (pdf file). 

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