Affirmative Action in the Biological Sciences

This is the second of two articles about affirmative action. The first article, “Affirmative Action in California: How the Issues Affect the Nation,” appeared in the November 1996 issue of the ASCB Newsletter. Perhaps people are so divided over the philosophy and implementation of affirmative  … Read more

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Affirmative Action in California: How the Issues Affect the Nation

First part of a two-part article.In California, a battle over affirmative action is being waged. On November 5, the State of California will vote on a ballot initiative to eliminate affirmative action. Proposition 209 removes race, ethnicity, and gender from consideration in state-supported hiring and  … Read more

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Our Dilemma: Students and Postdocs Look to the Future

What is the problem? Many young scientists do not find the academic jobs for which they have trained. There is frequent discussion about this problem on the Women in Science and Engineering Network (WISEnet) and the Young Scientists’ Network (YSN). One of the more poignant  … Read more

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Another Look at Women’s Publication Statistics

There are many highly productive women scientists in the ASCB but, in general, are women scientists less productive than men scientists? Studies have shown that women scientists publish fewer articles per year in peer-reviewed journals than men. Let’s look more closely at the recent data  … Read more

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Analysis of NIH Grants to Women Scientists

The following piece was inspired by questions addressed to the NIGMS staff by a grantee concerning the number and sizes of grants awarded to female principal investigators. The answer to these questions and many others can be found in the publication, Women in NIH Extramural  … Read more

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Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the WICB Career Recognition Awards

The Women in Cell Biology (WICB) will present their annual Career Recognition Awards at the 6th International Congress on Cell Biology & 36th American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in 1996. These awards have been presented each year for the last ten years—with the  … Read more

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Call and Guidelines for the WICB Career Recognition Awards

The recipients of the Career Recognition Awards will be selected by the WICB Committee. The Junior Award will be given to a woman who has made significant scientific contributions to cell biology and exhibits the potential for continuing a high level of scientific endeavor while  … Read more

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WICB Sponsors “Career Issues in Cell Biology” Luncheon at Annual Meeting

Among the activities sponsored by the ASCB Women in Cell Biology Committee during the Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the ASCB was a luncheon focused on “Career Issues in Cell Biology.” The luncheon was organized by WICB Committee members Sally Amero, Beth Burnside, and B.J. Taparowsky  … Read more

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11 ASCB Past-presidents Support Return to Affirmative Action for the Univ of California

The ASCB Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) recently discussed the controversy over affirmative action at the University of California. Caroline Kane of the University of California at Berkeley gave an update on the recent resolution of the Regents of the University of California to  … Read more

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