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1. Call for nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2010

2. First announcement of the FPCA-II meeting

3. Meeting the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse Workforce

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1. Call for nominations for the Tycho Brahe Prize 2010

One of the highlights of this year's JENAM was the award of the EAS Tycho Brahe
prize to Françoise Combes. EAS Council now invites nominations for the 
Tycho Brahe Prize 2010. Full details, including nomination form can be found on 
the EAS webpages at

  http://eas.unige.ch/tycho_brahe_prize.jsp

Note the strict deadline of 31st October 2009

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2. First announcement of the FPCA-II meeting

The organisers wish to call your attention to the FPCA-II meeting
http://conf.adsabs.harvard.edu/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=0

FPCA = Future Professional Communication in Astronomy. This meeting aims at
providing an open forum to discuss the state and evolution of publishing in
astronomy. The main audience will consist of editors, publishers, librarians,
archives managers, officers of learned societies, as well as scientists
involved in professional publishing and in evaluation processes.

[FPCA-I took place in Brussels in 2007 and details can be found here:
http://vizier.u-strasbg.fr/~heck/fpca.htm]

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3. Meeting the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse Workforce

We have been working on organizing a meeting entitled
"Women in Astronomy and Space Science: Meeting the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse Workforce",
Oct 21-23 at University of Maryland University College.
 
While "women" is the first word in the title, the meeting focuses on all aspects
of today's scientific workforce, with special emphasis on diversity and also
some emphasis on generational differences.  We now have 4 generations in the
science workforce together, with the youngest generation also being the most
diverse --- so the gaps in understanding can compound!
 
We would like to ask you to help us get the word out to the community.

Please have a look at our web site
http://wia2009.gsfc.nasa.gov --
and pass it on to interested scientists!
 
There is a strong emphasis on best practices at the meeting, along with good
networking events.  We think our meeting will be very helpful to the diverse
community of scientists who are early in their career, as well as the mentors
and managers of today's diverse scientific workforce.
 
September 21 is the deadline for early registration, as well as the deadline
for poster submission.  Please join us and bring along your lessons learned
and best practices.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,
Anne Kinney and the Organizing Committee, WIA2009
 
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