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Two books and a blog for your future perusal

One of my colleagues Amy Slaton (a historian of engineering and engineering education at Drexel) has started a new blog in conjunction with the completion of her new book, Race, Rigor and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line. Her work is brilliant — thoughtful, grounded, clear, and with an appalling…

I cannot even believe this happened. Henry Louis Gates – Harvard professor, scholar extraordinaire (pdf), race theorist, PBS series host on African American Lives, most famous contemporary American black academic before Obama (maybe) – was arrested on July 16 for breaking and entering. INTO HIS OWN HOUSE. BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS. Read the story here.…

Diversity in Science: Lewis Latimer

DLee has started a new carnival to highlight the contributions of awesome scientists and engineers, with the first one being focused on the contributions of African-American scientists and engineers (it being Black History Month and all). (By the way, does anyone else think it is supercool to have a Black History Month when we finally…

Acmegirl and DLee facilitated a ScienceOnline2009 session about race and science, stemming from what happened last year where the session on gender and race really focused on gender and not race. I’ve finally written up my notes, and what follows is a rough summary of the conversation. For those who attended, please feel free to…

So, we may have mentioned we’re going to ScienceOnline 2009, which starts on Friday; ScienceWoman and I have our respective sessions on Saturday with our respective co-facilitators. I’ve been snowed under with the start of classes, some papers due, some abstracts due, a meeting last week, and, of course, this upcoming event. But I’m getting…

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I’m at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN at a completely fascinating (so far!) conference on feminist science studies. Because of the free Internetz, I’ll try liveblogging the sessions I’m in, but may get distracted as it is (as I have mentioned) completely fascinating. Here’s some of what I’m hearing:

I’m sitting in panels and sessions at this great conference on Engineering, Social Justice and Peace which is the 7th annual conference of this kind. Here are only some of the snippets of what I’ve been seeing and hearing:

On Monday, I posted two parts to my ethnic story as a white person in the US, and they prompted a variety of comments. Rather than respond in the comments, I thought I’d write another post.

My ethnic story, part II

In an attempt to do my part to displace whiteness from “normal” in terms of thinking about diversity and science, I’m telling my ethnic story. This is part II; part I is here. More below the fold…