AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of June 26, 2009 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. Notes from a Workshop - A Gender Balance Point of View 
 
2. Deadline Extension: Director, NSF Division of Astronomical Sciences 
 
3. Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position, Rice University, October 2009 
 
4. Celebrate Women in Physics Posters 
 
5. Century of Physics Posters 
 
6.  How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
7.  Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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1. Notes from a Workshop - A Gender Balance Point of View 
From: Women in Astronomy Blog - Hannah Jang-Condell 
 
I attended a workshop in France last month, and I made some 
interesting observations from a gender balance point of view. 
 
Out of 40 participants, 7 were women. (18%) 
Out of 17 invited speakers, 1 was a woman. (6%) 
Out of 7 contributed talks, 1 was a woman. (14%) 
Out of 4 posters, 4 were by women. (100%) 
 
I was probably the most senior woman there, at 5 years past PhD. I 
believe most of the women were students. 
 
You might say that it's all small number statistics, but this is all 
in keeping with the trend that students entering grad school in the 
physical sciences are approaching parity, but numbers at higher levels 
have yet to equalize. 
 
Join the conversation and see the full posting at 
 
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/ 
 
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2. NSF Extends Deadline for Application for Director, Division of 
Astronomical Sciences 
From: AAS Informational Email  2009-16 [aasmembersaas.org] 
 
The NSF had informed the AAS that the deadline for applications for 
director of the Division of Astronomical Sciences has been extended to 
30 June 2009.  Full information and the position is available through 
the AAS Job Register and the NSF homepage. 
 
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3. Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position, Rice University, October 2009 
From: WIPHYS, June 18, 2009 
 
Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position is a workshop for senior women 
graduate students and post-docs who are interested in pursuing an 
academic  career.   The workshop is designed to provide participants 
hands-on experience to  enhance their knowledge of and ability to find 
the right faculty position. 
 
Through support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE 
Institutional Transformation Award, all travel, meals, and lodging costs 
will be provided for workshop participants. Applications are due August 
13.  For further information visit 2009 Negotiating the Ideal Faculty 
Position Workshop. http://advance.rice.edu/negotiatingtheidealfacultyposition/ 
 
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4. Celebrate Women in Physics Posters 
From: WIPHYS, June 24, 2009 
 
This full-color poster 
http://www.aps.org/programs/women/reports/poster.cfm  highlights women 
physicists actively pursuing their work. The poster is 16 inches x 20 
inches and fits easily on a door or bulletin board.  To order, please 
send an email to womenaps.org and include your full mailing 
address.  There is no charge for the poster, however we reserve the 
right to limit quantities. 
 
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5. Century of Physics Posters 
From: WIPHYS, June 24, 2009 
 
This dramatic set of 11 posters was designed for the APS Centennial in 
1999.  A few sets of the Century of Physics posters are still 
available for purchase.   To order, please download the Century of 
Physics Timeline Posters Order Form (PDF) .  Price is $50 (US and 
Canada) including shipping and handling. International orders are 
calculated individually; email timelineaps.org for details before 
ordering. 
 
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7.  Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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