AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
 
Issue of December 12 & 19, 2008 	
 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Hannah Jang-Condell & Caroline Simpson 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. CSWA Website Adds 'Advice' Link 
 
2. CSWA Town Hall at the Long Beach AAS Meeting 
 
3. New Women and Minority Fellows of the American Physical Society 
 
4. AWIS Educational Foundation Awards for Undergraduates 
 
5. APS Scholarship Program for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors 
 
6. Postdoc Positions at Berkeley 
 
7. Tenure-Track Position at Columbus State University 
 
8. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
9. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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1. CSWA Website Adds 'Advice' Link 
From: Joan Schmelz [jschmelzmemphis.edu] 
 
CSWA is pleased to announce the implementation of its new 'Advice' link 
 
Often, certain issues regarding women in astronomy occur over and over 
again. This page is designed to give some advice on these issues from CSWA 
members. We are starting with the following topics, but plan to expand this 
list and elaborate on the contents. 
 
1. Top Ten Ways to be a Better Advisor for Graduate Students 
2. Advisors, How Do You Deal with Student Tears? 
3. Yes, Virginia, Discrimination and Harassment Do Still Happen 
4. Advice on When to Raise a Family 
5. Advice for Postdocs Applying for Tenure-Track Positions 
6. The 2-Body Problem: New Advice for an Old Problem? 
 
The advice document is posted at:  
 
 
http://www.aas.org/cswa/advice.html 
 
Our thanks to John Feldmeier, CSWA member and web manager, for implementing 
the updates. 
 
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2. CSWA Town Hall at the Long Beach AAS Meeting 
From: Geoff Clayton [gclaytonfenway.phys.lsu.edu] 
 
"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back" (Chinese Proverb) 
 
We are a century removed from the days of the Harvard Computers, Williamina 
Fleming, Henrietta Leavitt, and Annie Jump Cannon. Obviously, we've come a 
long way but where are we exactly, and how much further do we have to go? 
The CSWA is convening a panel at the Long Beach AAS meeting to discuss this 
topic. The panel will be a mix of senior astronomers who have knocked 
their heads against the glass ceiling, as well as junior astronomers who 
assume that the sky's the limit. 
 
Please join us on Monday, January 5, 2009 12:45 - 1:45 pm for a panel 
discussion on how far we've come and where we go from here. 
 
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3. New Women and Minority Fellows of the American Physical Society 
From: WIPHYS December 15, 2008 
 
Congratulations to the seventeen women and four minorities who are among 
the 225 new Fellows of the American Physical Society: 
 
Peggy Cebe, Tufts University 
Bulbul Chakraborty, Brandeis University 
Christine Coverdale, Sandia National Laboratory 
Elisabeth Guazzelli, CNRS-Paris 
Anna Hasenfratz, University of Colorado 
Ann Heinson, University of California, Riverside 
Vassiliki Kalogera, Northwestern University 
Qi Li, Pennsylvania State University 
Alenka Luzar, Virginia Commonwealth University 
Carmen Menoni, Colorado State University 
Amy Mullin, University of Maryland 
Giulia Pancheri-Srivastava, INFN Lab Natl of Frascati 
Amanda Petford-Long, Argonne National Laboratory 
Norna Robertson, Stanford University 
Annabella Selloni, Princeton University 
Leslie M. Smith, University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Lucy M. Ziurys, University of Arizona 
 
Pablo Laguna, Georgia Institute of Technology 
Stephen C. McGuire, Southern University and A&M College 
Sekazi Mtingwa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Allen Sessoms, University of District of Columbia 
 
Details on all APS Fellows and how to nominate an individual to fellowship 
can be found at  
 
http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/index.cfm 
 
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4. AWIS Educational Foundation Awards for Undergraduates 
From: WIPHYS December 16, 2008 
 
New this year! The AWIS Educational Foundation has re-focused its grant 
giving priorities. New scholarships are available for undergraduate women 
in science. Application Deadline: January 23, 2009. Click here for more 
information: 
 
http://www.awis.org/careers/2009UndergradAwards.html 
 
 
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5. APS Scholarship Program for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors 
From: WIPHYS December 11, 2008 
 
The American Physical Society is once again pleased to offer the APS 
Scholarship Program for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors. This excellent, 
highly competitive scholarship program not only provides funding to students,
but also a great deal of student support. We encourage all eligible 
students to apply right away using our new online application. 
 
Eligibility includes:  
 
-African Americans, Hispanic Americans, or Native Americans 
-High school seniors, college freshmen or sophomores 
-US citizens or permanent legal residents 
-Physics majors and those planning to major in physics 
 
Award: 
-$2,000 for new students, and $3,000 for renewal students 
-A local physics mentor 
-An APS physics mentor  
 
 
To Apply: 
-Check out the new, easy-to-use online application. 
-www.aps.org/programs/minorities/honors/scholarship/ 
 
-Deadline: February 6, 2009. The online application form must be completed 
and all supporting documents must be postmarked by the deadline date 
 
Questions? Email minorityscholarshipaps.org  
 
 
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6. Postdoc Positions at Berkeley 
From: Don Backer [dbackerastro.berkeley.edu] 
 
The following postdoctoral positions will be open until filled: 
 
members.aas.org/JobReg/JobDetailPage.cfm?JobID=3D25192  
 
 
This is position that Joeri van Leeuwen held. Requirement is involvement 
with the ALFA pulsar search program that ranges from acquiring data, to 
searches with supercomputing resources, to follow-up. We started a pulsar 
program at the Allen Telescope Array, and have about $50k for a small compute 
cluster there to do real-time signal processing of phased array beam, which 
Joeri & visiting student Peter MacMahon started. 
 
 
members.aas.org/JobReg/JobDetailPage.cfm?JobID=3D25194 
 
This position is to conduct next steps with PAPER experiment whose goal is 
detection of power spectrum of 21cm brightness temperature fluctuations 
during epoch of reionization. Effort involves fieldwork, analysis 
development using AIPY and other software toolkits, possibly real-time 
imaging/calibration, could include use of array for transient source 
discovery. 
 
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7. Tenure-Track Position at Columbus State University 
From: Zodiac Webster [webster_zodiaccolstate.edu] 
 
The Department of Chemistry and Geology at Columbus State University 
invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the level 
of Assistant Professor to begin teaching in August 2009. Teaching duties 
will include courses and laboratories for introductory Physics, Physical 
Science for elementary school teachers, and courses to support the Physics 
minor and proposed Earth and Space Science degree. Candidates must be 
committed to quality teaching; continued scholarly and instructional 
development; and active involvement with recruiting, educational outreach, and 
other service duties. Applicants should hold a doctorate degree in Physics 
Education, Physics, Astrophysics, or related field by the time of appointment. 
 
Review of complete applications will begin January 20, 2009. Applicants 
should submit all of the following: a letter of interest, a curriculum 
vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests 
applicable to a primarily undergraduate institution, a reprint of a recent 
publication(s), unofficial transcripts, and evidence of successful teaching 
experience. Applicants should arrange for letters from at least three 
references who may be contacted. Applications may be submitted electronically 
to williams_rosacolstate.edu, or by mail to: Chair, Physics Science Search 
Committee, Department of Chemistry and Geology, Columbus State University, 
4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907. Applicants must provide official  
transcripts at the time of interview. Minorities and women are encouraged 
to apply. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer. See full details about this position at  
 
http://hr.colstate.edu. 
 
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