Month: August 2016

In Memory of Joan Acker: 1924 – 2016

Pictured is Joan Acker.

[ August 27, 2016; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Memorial Service: Saturday afternoon, Aug. 27, Gerlinger Lounge, UO campus

June 22, 2016—CSWS received word of the passing of feminist scholar Joan Acker, a leader of the original group that established a center to study women at the University of Oregon. Born in 1924, she joined the UO faculty in 1967 after earning her PhD in […]

Women in physics face big hurdles — still

Persistent biases continue to affect the numbers of female physicists.
August 1, 2016: “There are more women in the sciences than ever before. They hold leading faculty and administrative positions while their representation in fields such as biology, sociology and psychology has increased. Yet the physical sciences are woefully behind when it comes to the number […]