Thus Spake Zuska

Archives for February, 2007

I’ve had a lot of down time lately because of health issues. Migraines, of course, but also now chronic neck/shoulder pain caused by the migraines. I’ve been working on the discussion entries and I will have them up soon, but I don’t know when. I can’t spend a lot of time on the computer at…

Joy of Science Week 2 Reading Summaries

Welcome to the Week 2 of our course on “Feminist Theory and the Joy of Science”. This post will be a presentation of the summaries for each of this week’s assigned readings. If you were not able to do the readings or couldn’t get access to the books, I hope this post will give you…

Making Engineering Classrooms More Effective

Fairer Science has also done some research and compiled lists of suggesitons on how engineering faculty can change classrooms, and how engineering classrooms can be made more effective for women (and men) students. See here for all the nifty information.

Nifty Free Media Tools at Fairer Science

The fabulous folks at Fairer Science, coming back from a great experience at the AAAS conference, have decided to share with all of us a few of their snazzy power point presentations:

Update on Second Day of Joy of Science

I know I promised you all that tomorrow, Tuesday the 27th would be the second day of the Joy of Science class – and I may still get the reading summaries posted by tomorrow. But there will be a bit of a delay in getting the discussion posts up. I’ve just been out of commission…

Delta Zeta Cleans House

So, you’ve probably heard about this by now: the sorority at DePauw University where 23 members were asked to vacate the house because they weren’t “sufficiently dedicated to recruitment”. It just so happens that the cadre of insufficiently dedicated members included all the sorority’s black, Korean, and Vietnamese members. It included all the members who…

New Women And STEM Carnival

Thanks to Skookumchick, there’s a new blog carnival in town called Scientiae! This is a blog carnival that compiles posts written about the broad topic of “women in STEM,” (STEM=science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and may include posts: stories about being a woman in STEM exploring gender and STEM academia living the scientific academic life…

So, they’ve been handing out this award for 40 years. For 39 of them, they couldn’t see fit to find any woman qualified to receive it. But FINALLY! Yay! Three cheers for Frances E. Allen, 2006 winner of the Turing Award and its $100,000 prize! She only had to wait until she was 75, and…

Letter to AAUW in Support of Kay Weber

Absinthe has asked me to do a mirror post of her post on this issue. So, here it is. Several months ago I told you about the Kay Weber v Fremilab lawsuit in my post Class action lawsuits. If you read the link to her federal court Complaint contained in that post, you will see…

Science Blogs Select

There’s a new feed available on Science Blogs, and it’s called ScienceBlogs Select. Basically, what you get if you subscribe to this feed is the very best of all of Science Blogs. Each of us flags two or three posts per week to go into this feed, something that we consider to be exceptionally witty…