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AASWOMEN Newsletter for July 17, 2015

17 Jul 2015, 20:38 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for July 17, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of July 17, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Using Non-Cognitive Assessments in Graduate Admissions2. Setting a Higher Standard3. The Women Who Power NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto4. In Memoriam: Claudia Alexander 5. Women's Leadership News and Advice6. Workaholism Isn't a Valid Requirement for Advancing in Science7. The Diversity Racket8. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter10. Access to Past Issues1. Using Non-Cognitive Assessments in Graduate Admissions to Select Better Students and Increase Diversity From: Casey Miller via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com When I became the director of the APS’s Bridge Program at the University of South Florida, I leveraged that position to raise awareness about diversity issues in physics. Thanks to many people’s appreciation of this topic, I have given physics colloquia to about a dozen departments across the country and presented invited talks at numerous conferences. Recently, I teamed up with Prof. Keivan Stassun from Vanderbilt to bring this issue even more visibility with an article in Nature. The below is intended as a brief review/resource letter, summarizing what I would ...

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