WIN’s Mentoring Panel on Tenure and Career Issues

Published: October 17th, 2009

We are inviting all tenure track junior faculty in the STEM disciplines to join us for our second annual Mentoring Panel on Tenure and Career Issues (details on date time below).  This event will feature a lunch with senior faculty who have served on promotions committees followed by a anel discussing specific topics on how to best navigate the promotion process.  If you would like to attend lease visit the pretenure page: to RSVP.

WIN’s Second Annual Mentoring Panel on Tenure and Career Issues
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
12 PM – 1:30 PM
Photonics Center Colloquia Rm, 8 Saint Mary’s St., 9th Floor.

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy to give lecture

Published: September 21st, 2009

On Thursday, November 19, she will be giving a public lecture entitled:
Darwin and the Ascent of Emotionally Modern Man: How humans became such hypersocial apes.
The lecture will be held at Hillel House located at 213 Bay State Road at 4:00, and will be followed by a reception.  This event is free and open to the public.  This event is sponsored by: the Women’s Studies Program, Darwin Bicentennial Initiative, Psychology Department, Biology Department, and Anthropology Department.
Sarah Blaffer Hrdy is a professor emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. She has been elected to the California Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Call for Colloquia Nominations

Published: September 21st, 2009

WIN would like to announce that we are still accepting submissions for Colloquium funds.  The funds would be available for this semester.  Details of this program can also be found on the Colloquia website which is under the Programs menu.

Call for Mary Erskine Grants applications

Published: September 21st, 2009

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for Mary Erskine Type II Grants.  The proposals are due Monday October 26th and decisions will be given before the end of the semester.    Submissions should be made on-line. The application form is accessed from the link on the right side of the Mary Erskine Grants page (under the Programs menu).   The application process requires you to fill in a short form and upload a single pdf with all parts of the proposal.

The grant duration will be for one year with a start date sometime between Janurary, 2010 and September 2010.

There will be one final Erskine Type II round of grants for which proposals will be due in the spring of 2010 and start dates will be September 2010.

The Erskine Type II Grants provide up to 20k of funding for new research efforts with preference given to efforts that extend the PIs professional network.  3 grants will be awarded this round and 3 more in the spring round.

We would also like to remind you of the Erskine Type I small grant opportunity that is also described on the web page. These grants have a rolling submission date.  The application for Type I Grants is now also on-line.

Women in Industry Colloquia

Published: September 8th, 2009

Colloquium (Women in Industry)

Jennifer Chayes
Microsoft Research
October 28, 3 pm
Hosted by the Computer Science department in collaboration with the WIN Colloquia Program

Women of ADVANCE Colloquia and Lunches with Leaders

Published: September 8th, 2009


Jo Anne Powell-Coffman
Iowa State University
November 9:  Biology Seminar at 12 PM in 24 Cummington St., Rm. B-01 entitled: When oxygen runs low, life goes on: Understanding hypoxia-response networks in C. elegans. Lunch with Women in Biology to follow.
Hosted by the Biology department in collaboration with the WIN Colloquia Program.


Clare Rimnac
Case Western Reserve University
September 24: Lunches with Leaders at 12 PM in the Kenmore Conference Room located at 1 Sherborn St on the 9th Floor.
September 24: Tea with GWISE in the first floor conference room of the Life Science and Engineering Building located at 24 Cummington St.
September 25 Colloquium Lecture on ME Colloquium featuring Claire Rimnac at 11:00 in Room 245 at 110 Cummington St.
Hosted by the Mechanical Engineering department in collaboration with the WIN Colloquia Program