[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Special talk - Challenges and Benefits of Equity and Inclusion for Academic Success

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Wed Jan 20 13:47:04 MST 2016

HI all,

This came from the postdoc office at CU.  I think that this will be of
interest to many of you.


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From: pac_universe (Leah Elizabeth Colvin Wanshura) <
pac_universe at lists.colorado.edu>
Date: Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 11:55 AM
Subject: Special talk - Challenges and Benefits of Equity and Inclusion for
Academic Success
To: "pac_universe at lists.colorado.edu" <pac_universe at lists.colorado.edu>

Dear Postdocs,

Dr. Meg Urry of Yale University will give a special talk, open to all, on
Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3 pm in the JILA Auditorium.  (JILA Tower, ground
floor at the end connecting to Duane). Dr. Urry is President of the
American Astronomical Society, former chair of the Yale Astronomy
Department, and a national leader advocating for women in academia. Dr.
Urry’s talk is titled, “Challenges and Benefits of Equity and Inclusion
for Academic Success.”

She will review  current statistics in physics and astronomy; discuss
research showing that current admissions and hiring practices are
discriminatory and poorly correlated with measures of excellence; and
address the recent harassment scandals in astronomy.

Dr. Urry is on campus to speak at the premiere of “Vera Rubin: Bringing the
Dark to Light,” a joint production of Fiske Planetarium and the Boulder
Ensemble Theater Company. As a young women Vera Rubin was one of the first
to discover that our universe is filled with dark matter.  The play is
unique in using video on the Fiske dome as the set of the play.

Attached is an article Dr. Urry recently published in Nature entitled,
Scientists must work harder on equality.”

Best Regards,

*Leah Colvin Wanshura, Ph.D.*


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Regent Administrative Center 26 UCB | 1B72

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado 80309

*O 303 492 9137 <303%20492%209137>*

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