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AASWOMEN Newsletter for October 23, 2015

23 Oct 2015, 17:30 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for October 23, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of October 23, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Don’t Masculinize the Letter of Recommendation: Towards a Truly Gender-Brave Science Community  2. The Discovery Program Series: Introduction and Interview with Michael New  3. Op-Ed: Sexual harassment: Another roadblock for women in science4. BBC Seeking Women to Speak on Sexual Harassment in Astronomy and Physics     5. Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowship in Theoretical Physics6. The Odds That a Panel Would 'Randomly' Be All Men Are Astronomical    7. Job Opportunities8. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter10. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter-------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Don’t Masculinize the Letter of Recommendation: Towards a Truly Gender-Brave Science Community     From: Andy Elby and Ayush Gupta via womeninastronomy.blogspot.comDr. Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief of Science Journals…noticed that letters of recommendation about women disproportionately included descriptors such as “friendly,” “kind,” and “humble.”  Dr. McNutt writes, “those were not necessarily the most relevant characteristics I was looking for in the next generation of scientists to advance the frontiers of discovery,” adding that descriptors such as “brilliant,” “hard-working,” and “independent” are more relevant. We think science would ...

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