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Gender gap widens at CSUS, UCD By Diana Lambert and Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee Nov. 20, 2013.
Four years ago, 30 percent of Sacramento State’s philosophy students were women. This semester, they make up 44 percent of the class. Department chairwoman Christina Bellon said she has always tackled topics such as child care access and pay equity in her ethics course, but now “these examples are received instead of challenged, confused or thought to be irrelevant.”
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/20/5928262/gender-gap-widens-at-csus-ucd.html#storylink=cpy
National Movement Targets Lack of Women, Minorities in Computing by Colin Wood September 6, 2013
Women dominate in U.S. universities, with 57 percent of all undergraduate degrees going to women. It’s not that women aren’t technically minded either, as 52 percent of all math and science undergraduate degrees are attained by women. But in computer and information science, women represent only 18 percent of all undergraduate degrees. And the trend starts early in a woman’s educational career, as females represent 56 percent of high school Advanced Placement (AP) test-takers, but only 19 percent of AP Computer Science test-takers. There are broader problems perpetuated by American educational institutions, like the fact that most high schools don't require any kind of computer classes, or make any distinction between computer literacy classes and computer science classes. But these issues aren’t keeping white males out of computer science, so there must be other factors at work. Cultural perceptions about technology play a big role in keeping women and minorities out of computer science, said Joanne Cohoon, a professor at the University of Virginia who specializes in sociological issues around computing and gender. Cohoon is also the senior social science researcher at the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) and the principal investigator for the Tapestry Workshops.
Helen Thomas (1920-2013). 50 Years of Tough Questions and ‘Thank You, Mr. President’.
Helen Thomas Whose keen curiosity, unquenchable drive and celebrated constancy made her a trailblazing White House correspondent in a press corps dominated by men and who was later regarded as the dean of the White House briefing room, died on Saturday at her home in Washington. She was 92. Her death was announced by the Gridiron Club, one of Washington’s leading news societies. Ms. Thomas was a past president of the organization.
Women, Work and Motherhood A Sampler of Recent Pew Research Survey Findings
Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s comment this week about Ann Romney’s lack of work experience has put the “mommy wars” back in the news. The Pew Research Center has done many surveys in recent years that explore public attitudes about issues related to women, work and motherhood.
What follows is a summary of our key findings. In many ways a public consensus has developed around the changing role of women in society. Nearly three quarters of American adults (73%) say the trend toward more women in the workforce has been a change for the better. And 62% of adults believe that a marriage in which the husband and wife both have jobs and both take care of the house and children provides a more satisfying life than one in which the husband provides for the family and the wife takes care of the home. http://www.pewresearch.org/2012/04/13/women-work-and-motherhood/
Life of Sally Ride Honored at Kennedy Center Tribute http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/05/sally-ride-honored-at-kennedy-center-tribute.html
May 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM EDT
100 Women Who Are Redefining Power
The annual snapshot of the 100 top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities, next gen entrepreneurs and philanthropists who matter most http://www.forbes.com/power-women/
Alice E. Kober, 43; Lost to History No More, Margalit Fox. New York Times. May 11, 2013
"It is now clear that without Dr. Kober’s work, Mr. Ventris could never have deciphered Linear B when he did, if ever. Yet because history is always written by the victors — and the story of Linear B has long been a British masculine triumphal narrative — the contributions of this brilliant American woman have been all but lost to time."