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AASWOMEN Newsletter for January 08, 2016

8 Jan 2016, 17:40 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for January 08, 2016
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of January 08, 2016eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, Elysse Voyer, & Heather FlewellingThis week's issues:1. Genetics, Race, and White Privilege2. The Discovery Program Series: DAVINCI (PI: Lori Glaze, Managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)3. Blue Waters Fellowship4. Kavli Summer Program in Astrophysics5. Astronomers Are Finally Doing Something About Sexual Harassment6. There's a way to get girls to stick with science-and no, it's not more female role models7. Job Opportunities8. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter10. Access to Past Issues1. Genetics, Race, and White PrivilegeFrom: Jessica Kirkpatrick via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com [Stephanie Gogarten has a PhD in Astronomy but currently works as a staff scientist in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. She lives on an island near Seattle with her wife and three young children.] I recently read the book Seeing White, recommended by John Johnson. As an astronomer turned statistical geneticist, I spend a fair amount of time at work thinking about genetic ancestry and how that relates to the social construct of race. As a person with some African-American heritage ...

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