AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of May 5 & 12, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz

This week's issues:

1. Link to "Mothers in Academia" article

2. Special Session on Canadian Women Astronomers at the AAS Meeting

3. Good astronomy videos for 10-15 year olds?

4. Chronicle article: A Hothouse for Female Scientists

5. Job Opportunities at the IAEA

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

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1. Link to "Mothers in Academia" article

[Eds. note:  The link below was referenced in item #1, "Mothers and Academia"
of the April 21, 2006 Newsletter. We had published the link in item #2, 
"More Reading: The Baby Gamble and Do Babies Matter?"  of the April 7, 2006 
AASWOMEN Newsletter, but decided to re-publish it here.]

The Yale Alumni Magazine article "The Baby Gamble" is on their web site.
See: http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/current/tenure.html

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2. Special Session on Canadian Women Astronomers at the AAS Meeting
From: Patricia Knezek (knezeknoao.edu)

The CSWA is co-sponsoring a special session with Stephanie Cote (HIA),
Jayanne English (U. Manitoba), Brenda Matthews (HIA), and Michael Reid 
(CfA/SMA) on Monday, June 5, 2006 at the Calgary AAS Meeting.  The session 
is entitled "Canadian Women Astronomers: Their Status and Science," and 
takes advantage of the consecutive CASCA and AAS meetings to highlight the 
achievements of women astronomers in Canada.  Jayanne English will chair 
the session.

The first part of the session will focus on the status of women astronomers 
in Canada, including some history, and current statistics based on the 
results of a second Canadian survey of Canadian institutions.  This survey is 
similar to the survey that the CSWA conducted in 2003 (see 
http://www.casca.ca/ecass/issues/2004-me/ for an article on the results of 
the first Canadian survey, and http://www.grammai.org/astrowomen/stats/ for 
the results of the CSWA survey).  There will also be time for discussion 
about what differences and/or opportunities there are for women who are 
based in Canada, as opposed to the U.S. (such as the University Faculty 
Awards that NSERC has created to increase the participation of women in 
science).  The confirmed speakers for this portion of the session are:

Michael A. Reid (CfA/SMA) & Brenda Mathews: (HIA) "Women in Canadian 
Astronomy, 1991-2005"
	
R. E. Griffin (HIA):  "Canadian Women in Astronomy"
	
Christine M. Clement (U. Toronto): "Women in Astronomy at the University of 
Toronto"
	
The second part of the session will include short science talks by several 
eminent female astronomers in Canada.  This will provide the AAS community 
the opportunity to hear from scientists that would normally attend CASCA, 
but not AAS meetings.  Confirmed speakers are:

Samar Safi-Harb (U. Manitoba): "The Fascinating High-Energy World of Neutron 
Stars and Supernova Remnants"
	
Kim Venn (U. Victoria):  "Extragalactic Stellar Abundances"

Jo-Anne Brown (U. Calgary): "Observations of the Galactic Magnetic Field from 
the International Galactic Plane Survey"

We hope you will join us!

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3. Good astronomy videos for 10-15 year olds?
From:  Jo Pitesky (jo.piteskyjpl.nasa.gov)

A colleague is helping to set up an science educational program in India for 
girls aged ~10-15. He asked me if I could recommend any good, age-appropriate 
astronomy videos. My initial thoughts were of the PBS series "The Astronomers" 
-- but surely someone has some better ideas? His name is Jitu Mehta 
(jitendra.s.mehtajpl.nasa.gov)

Thanks for any help.

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4. Chronicle article: A Hothouse for Female Scientists
From: Keivan Stassun (keivan.stassunvanderbilt.edu)

[Eds. note: You must be a subscriber to The Chronicle of Higher Education
to access this article on-line.  Otherwise, hopefully your library carries
the hard copy!]

This article, "A Hothouse for Female Scientists" is available to Chronicle 
subscribers at this address:

http://chronicle.com/weekly/v52/i35/35a01301.htm

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5. Job Opportunities at the IAEA
From: WIPHYS of May 4, 2006

Please find below the latest job vacancies at the International Atomic Energy 
Agency (IAEA). Should you know of potential candidates, please do not 
hesitate to share these vacancies with them. We particularly encourage women 
to apply. The full listing of open vacancies, as well as procedures for 
applying are available at http://www.iaea.org/About/Jobs.
Focal.Point.for.Gender.Concernsiaea.org

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