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AASWOMEN Newsletter for April 24, 2015

24 Apr 2015, 18:31 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for April 24, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of April 24, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Some Professors are More Biased Than Others2. Postdoc and research staff diversity: the need for data 3. Inclusive Astronomy 2015: Early registration and travel support requests due by May 14. Female Scientists Who Changed the World5. Congress Probes Possible Bias against Women in U.S. Science Funding6. Code and the Quest for Inclusive Software7. Job Opportunities8. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter10. Access to Past Issues1. Some Professors are More Biased Than OthersFrom: Neil Gehrels via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com Motivated by a New York Times article, I looked up a paper in the Journal of Psychology about a study done to assess bias in university professors. The results were based on a large blind audit of professors in various fields and were remarkable. In all fields except the humanities, professors systematically replied to correspondence from professors than students with white male names differently than students with female names or names suggesting non-white race. The study was performed by Katherine L. Milkman (U. Penn), Modupe ...

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