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According to the Chronicle Newsblog Female professors at the University of Texas at Austin earned an average of $9,028 less than their male counterparts in 2007, and senior female faculty members there feel more isolated and less recognized for their work than do their male colleagues. You can find the full report here and a…

Some More Links for 3-17-2008

Good stuff from the AWIS Washington Wire: A new website on reducing stereotype threat. The engineering of ice cream, from Yale’s first female dean of engineering. “More than half the women in the world live in countries that have made no progress in gender equity in recent years. ” See the Gender Equity Index website…

Maybe you’ve been wondering just exactly how few women scientists and engineers there are in academia in the U.S. Or, to put it another way, maybe you’ve wondered just exactly how much men scientists and engineers are overrepresented in academia. There’s a new website that gathers and presents comprehensive data you can use to answer…

NIH On Diversity & Child Care

By way of the Chronicle news blog: The National Institutes of Health has released new guidance about its policies on diversity and on child care. One set of guidelines, or “frequently asked questions,” released Friday, concerns the NIH’s efforts to expand the pool of candidates eligible for its training grants that were historically reserved for…

Life as a Leak, Part 1

This post has gotten so long I’m going to have to break it into pieces. Here’s the first installment. You’ve read a million stories about the leaky pipeline. They all start out more or less like this: It is no secret that women are under-represented at every level of the science and technology (S&T) system.…

Debating the Evidence

Another AWIS Washington Wire in my inbox today. Here are a few tidbits I thought looked especially interesting:

Global Warming In The Right World

Today marks the debut of guest-blogger Cynthia Burack at TSZ. A professor at the Ohio State University, Cynthia is a political scientist who tools are feminist political theory and political psychology. We have worked together in the past on several projects, including work on group dynamics and resistance to diversity (see sidebar, NWSA Journal article)…

Is Your Report Biased? How To Tell.

I wonder if Rachel Brenc thinks the Iraq Study Group’s report was biased. After all, of the ten members of the panel who issued the report, nine were all of one gender, with only one of the opposite gender. Oh wait a minute, it’s okay. There were nine penises on the Iraq Study Group, so…

The 28th Carnival of the Feminists is up at Diary of a Freak Magnet, and it’s a tasty one. Yours truly has made the Carnival! Yay! That’s fun. Go check it out. Lots and lots and lots of good stuff. Especially this Bitchitorial about why young girls don’t go into math and science. Love it,…

Michael Issues a Gender Equity Challenge!

Regular reader and blogger Michael Anes wrote to tell me: I haven’t heard any Scienceblogging on the gender equity report issued this morning and profiled on the Chronicle? Did you check it out?…My post and challenge is here — I’d be interested in your take on the issue and the action I suggest! (For modesty’s…