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    Women at Argonne in the Mad Men Era

    Here’s a bit of Mad-Men-era fun: a page from a 1960 employment manual for Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), courtesy of Kawtar Hafidi and ANL’s wisttalk mailing list, on which I lurk. (I hope they don’t throw me off the list when they see this.) Employees, the manual states, are allowed to work overtime, but if… Read More
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    Interview: Linda Bartoshuk

    Even if you haven’t heard of Linda Bartoshuk, you probably have heard of her research. Now a professor at the University of Florida, Gainsville, Bartoshuk coined the term “supertasters” to describe the 25 percent of the population who have an unusually high number of taste buds,  affecting how food tastes. She has spent nearl… Read More
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    Women, Men, Housework, and Science

    Vijee Venkatraman, who wrote the recent, excellent article Time to Hire a Housekeeper?, wrote to me to point out a not-entirely-positive discussion of the article by Dr. Isis on her blog, On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess…. The discussion is shoe-horned in to a long post on John Tierney’s column in Tuesday’s Science Ti… Read More
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    More on Celebrating Women in Science

    March is Women’s History Month, and this week in particular there have been some exciting highlights of women in science. For starters, today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day of blogging about women in science. Bloggers can register their posts with the Finding Ada Web site, where anyone can view a map or a list… Read More
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    Celebrating Women

    Today marks the 100th annual International Women’s Day. Here are a few sites online that are promoting women in science today: AthenaWeb is highlighting videos of this year’s L’Oreal-UNESCO laureates, who come from the United States, Mexico, France, Philippines, and Egypt. CERN is celebrating International Women’s Day by let… Read More
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    Newsflash: Women scientists do more housework than men

    Women scientists do about twice as much of core household chores as do their male counterparts, according to a study published in the January-February issue of Academe, the magazine of the American Association of University Professors. “Understanding how housework relates to women’s careers is one new piece in the puzzle of how to attra… Read More
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    Beyond the Boys Club

    A new book offers “strategies for achieving career success as a woman working in a male-dominated field,” to quote the books subtitle. Beyond the Boys Club (U.K.: Wit and Wisdom Press, 2009) is written by Suzanne Doyle-Morris, an “executive coach” who earned a Ph.D. at Cambridge with a dissertation focused on women in engine… Read More
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    Family Plans

    Last month we ran Returning to Science by Sarah Webb, an article about women returning to science after extended family leaves. The same week we also published A Life Lived Backwards by Angela Saini, about Patricia Alireza, the University College-London physicist who didn’t even start graduate school until her family was grown. In connection… Read More
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    Radio Stories Feature Women with Disabilities in Science

    I received a note this morning from Nell Brady, project manager at WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, New York, alerting me to a new series of radio programs featuring women with disabilities in science. The series is being produced by the radio station as part of the NSF-funded Access to Advancement project. Eventually there… Read More
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    Women and this year’s Nobel Prizes

    Monday’s announcement of the Nobel prize in economics brought the number of women honored in this year’s Nobel Prizes to five (out of 13 total): “The largest number ever to join the ranks in a single year,” noted the Web site. It’s tough to know whether this is something to celebrate. Let’s set asi… Read More