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AASWOMEN Newsletter for May 22, 2015

22 May 2015, 15:38 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for May 22, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of May 22, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Letter of Recommendation for Letters of Recommendation2. #GirlsWithToys3. The Broader Impact of Broader Impacts4. In Science, It Matters That Women Come Last5. Being "out" as a #scimom6. Gazing at the Future: The experiences of male and female astronomy doctoral students in the UK7. Job Opportunities8. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter10. Access to Past Issues1. Letter of Recommendation for Letters of Recommendation From: Neil Gehrels via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com My wife pointed out to me an interesting article in the May 2015 issue of Science about gender bias when writing letters of recommendation. It is by Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt and describes her personal experience in reviewing graduate student proposals for small research grants. She found systematic differences in letters of recommendation for female and male proposers that were detrimental to the females. Here are some specifics. Ten percent of the 60 proposers had one or more letter with inappropriate content for the purpose of the letter and all such cases were in ...

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