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AASWOMEN Newsletter for January 16, 2015

16 Jan 2015, 19:57 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for January 16, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of January 16, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Women of Color in Astronomy and Astrophysics 2. Updated Information on the NSF ADVANCE Program3. 'Spark of brilliance' bias holding back women in science?4. AWIS Webinar - What Works for Women at Work5. Study shows gender confidence gap in STEM classes 6. Passing of Peter Gaposchkin (October, 2014)7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter-------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Women of Color in Astronomy and Astrophysics From: Joan Schmelz via womeninastronomy.blogspot.comWomen of color (WoC) are at the intersection of race and gender. While they experience issues that arise for both women and minority groups, they are often overlooked in efforts on behalf of either category, to the detriment of their persistence in academia. The next section of this article enumerates barriers that face WoC in astronomy, starting with those that particularly affect career establishment (early graduate student to postdoctoral) and moving to those that impact later career stages. Later sections describe steps toward solutions to these problems, measures taken by the American Astronomical Society (AAS), ...

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