Duke University faculty in ocean sciences wish to mentor potential post docs from under-represented groups through the NSF and Duke application process for post-doctoral awards. More information
Program Inspiring Young Women to Discover Science. Students across the county take part in workshops that help to break down barriers.
Union Tribune Article here: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/oct/24/program-inspiring-young-women-to-discover-science/
Please plan to attend Dr. Rashid Sumaila’s Seminar this Wednesday at 1215pm in Hubbs Hall 4500.
The title of his talk will be:
“Whose fish are you catching– yours or future generations’?”
Pertinent articles for the seminar include:
*Sumaila, U.R*. and C. Walters (2005). Intergenerational discounting: A new
intuitive approach. Ecological Economics, 52, 135-142.
Ainsworth, C.H. and *U.R. Sumaila* (2005). Intergenerational valuation of
fisheries resources can justify long-term conservation: a case study in
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic
*Sumaila, U.R.* (2004). Intergenerational cost benefit analysis and marine
ecosystem restoration. Fish and Fisheries, 5, 329-343.
GDAWG is encouraging member attendance at Dr. Sumaila’s talk because Dr. Sumaila is a scientist with a background (African) that is underrepresented within the scientific community and as such, he brings a perspective rarely presented. For example, Dr. Sumaila, an expert in bioeconomics, has identified that fishery subsidies provided by “first-world” countries to their fishing fleets are major contributing factor to overfishing challenges (e.g. Ghana). Further, “first-world” subsidies of fishery fleets are issues that negatively affect us all since we all are part of a global economy (i.e. Ghana’s problem ties into the world supply of seafood affecting far off countries from Ghana such as China and the USA):
In addition, Dr. Sumaila’a works are focused on countries underrepresented within scientific literature (e.g. Namibia, Tanzania, Brazil, Malawi), as well as social inequity issues within fishery sciences. Titles of works such include, “The Tuna Cartel…,” “The rights to fish – A critique of ITQs,” “The cost of being apprehended for fishing illegally: Empirical evidence and policy implications.”(http://www2.fisheries.com/archive/members/rsumaila/sumaila-cvjan2007.pdf). But perhaps Dr. Sumaila’s most striking quality is the shear number of countries in which he conducts work with. One article titled, ” From Halifax to the White House” touches on this: http://www.seaaroundus.org/newsletter/Issue28.pdf
Supporting intellectual diversity is a core principle of GDAWG.
QuEST is proud to announce a new organization for local LGTBQ science and technical professionals and students. Please join us at our inaugural event to celebrate, socialize and learn about our organization! All career levels and allied community members are highly encouraged to attend.
Thursday, March 31, 5:30-9:00pm
Surfside at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD
8622 Kennel Way, San Diego, CA 92037
Free* food and drinks catered by Eden
QuEST (Queer Engineers Scientists and Technical Professionals) supports the careers of LGBTQ individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, life science and healthcare fields.
*This event is sponsored by the Society of Fellows (TSRI) and the Graduate Student Association (UCSD)
TIM WISE speech at UCSD podcast here: http://blinkpod.ucsd.edu/video/spec_video/2011_02_16_spec_640_wise.mp4
(Information from Wikipedia): After graduating in 1990, Wise began his work as an anti-racist activist, ultimately receiving training in methods for undoing racism from the New Orleans-based People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Wise began his anti-racism work as a youth coordinator, and then associate director, of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, the largest of the various organizations founded for the purpose of defeating political candidate, David Duke, when Duke ran for U.S. Senate and Governor of Louisiana in 1990 and 1991, respectively.
After his work campaigning against David Duke, Wise worked for a number of community-based organizations and political groups in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, including the Louisiana Coalition for Tax Justice, the Louisiana Injured Worker’s Union and Agenda for Children, where he worked as a policy analyst and community organizer in New Orleans public housing.
In 1995, Wise began lecturing around the country on the issues of racism and white privilege. The following year, he returned to his hometown Nashville, and he continued his work around the US, gaining a national reputation for his work in defense of affirmative action.
From 1999 to 2003, Wise served as an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute. Wise received the 2002 National Youth Advocacy Coalition‘s Social Justice Impact Award as well as the 2001 British Diversity Award, for best feature essay on race and diversity issues. He has appeared on numerous radio and television broadcasts, including The Montel Williams Show, Donahue, Paula Zahn NOW, MSNBC Live, and ABC’s 20/20, arguing the case for affirmative action and to discuss the issue of white privilege and racism in America.
Wise argues that racism in the United States is institutionalized, due to past overt racism and the ongoing effects of that past racism, along with current-day discrimination. Although he concedes that personal, overt bias is less common than in the past (or at least less likely to be openly articulated), Wise argues that institutions have been set up to foster and perpetuate white privilege, and that subtle, impersonal, and even ostensibly race-neutral policies contribute to racism and racial inequality today
In 2010, Utne Reader magazine listed Wise as one of the “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”