News and Announcements

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Fix for website formatting in process. Thx for patience!

Our website suffered a virus attack that has triggered a problem with our old PHP code. As far as we can tell, the website is functional; but, the CSS formatting has stopped. Thus, welcome back to the 1990’s web :)

We’re working on a fix to this current problem so we thank you for your patience! BTW, we have a new website under development to replace 15-year old L.A.M.P. backend content management system (CMS). Tentatively, we plan to launch the new website later this August; and, the new modern CMS will lay the groundwork for future interactive features.

Updated 9-Aug-2018,
First posted 8-Aug-2018


Buy Ads online! Note email newsletter Aug 10 deadline

Buy advertisements online!. Submit your contact email address, ad text (e.g. job posting), and credit card payment information online. Advertising rates here; and, potential clients can direct questions to us at .

Please note the following deadlines for the DiverseScholar monthly email newsletter. The publishing schedule below lists deadlines when advertisement copy must be received by 5pm PST. These email announcements drive readers to our website. Schedule subject to change without notice. Advertisements are published soon after payment is made any weekday throughout the month. However, having the ad published before the e-newsletter mailing will maximize exposure to our listserv readers.

Month Deadline Mailing
August 10 14
September 14 18
October 12 16
November 9 13

Posted 3-Aug-2018


Success! #DivSch18 Postdoctoral Conference Completed

Our second event #DivSch18 July 20-21 in collaboration with the University of Houston Postdoctoral Fellows Association brought together a diverse group of postdocs for professional development, research presentations, and recruiting. DiverseScholar’s postdoc participants are members of our Doctoral Directory CV database. Postdocs prepared elements of their job application in anticipation of the Fall faculty marketing season (see advertisement rates). Join us in 2019 to network with the next generation of diverse faculty and professionals!

Info about: Agenda | Logistics | Sponsorships | Questions:

Posted 23-Jul-2018


Recruiters! Register for 2018 Postdoctoral Conference

Our second event #DivSch18 July 20-21 in collaboration with the University of Houston Postdoctoral Fellows Association will bring together a diverse group of postdocs for professional development, research presentations, and recruiting. DiverseScholar’s postdoc participants are members of our Doctoral Directory CV database. Postdocs will be preparing elements of their job application in anticipation of the Fall faculty marketing season (see advertisement rates). Join us to network with the next generation of diverse faculty and professionals!

Info about: Agenda | Logistics | Sponsorships | Questions:

Posted 15-Jun-2018


Reaction: Sexual Harassment in Academia Report

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on June 26 had a public discussion of a new report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Below is our archive of the #ScienceToo and #MeTooSTEM tweets about the event.

Posted 26-Jun-2018


National Report: Sexual Harassment in Academia

How can academic institutions improve in the #MeToo era?
Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Tuesday, June 12 at 11am EST, for the public release of a new report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report presents a comprehensive review of the research, experiences, and effects of sexual harassment on women and their careers in science, engineering, and medicine. In addition to evidence-based findings, the report provides recommendations for how organizations can prevent and address sexual harassment in academic settings, specifically in science, engineering, and medicine.

Posted 8-Jun-2018


Remove Sexual Harassers from National Science Orgs

We are supporting these petitions about the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science since diversity, equity, and inclusion must be upheld by all — especially our scholarly leaders. How can we respect the recommendations and pronouncements from these stakeholder organizations if they do not hold their own membership accountable? Read about this advocacy from the founder of the petition:
Scientists Call on National Academy of Sciences to Oust Harassers

Updated 7-Jun-2018,
First posted 23-May-2018


New EquitableTech Project: Open Source Intro Workshops

See more #EqTech18 Tweets from our new EquitableTech project.

Posted 29-Apr-2018


Attending National Postdoctoral Conference

Posted 6-Apr-2018


Welcome Second Employee Team Member: Sebastian Lopez

We welcome our second employee to the DiverseScholar team! As a Coordinator, Sebastian Lopez’s responsibilities will include general administrative duties to assist Executive Director, Alberto Roca, with the operational activities of our small non-profit. (below) Mr. Lopez pictured visiting the offices of our fiscal sponsor Community Partners where we coincidentally are wearing the same color.

Posted 6-Feb-2018


Diversity Calendar Page Updated for 2018

Our Diversity Calendar page has been updated for 2018. The Calendar page has national conferences and workshops that may be of interest to current & future diverse postdocs (and their allies). Unique features are 1) a map localizing all the diversity events in the nation and 2) a sortable table database with logistical information and links to event webpages. See our Events page for the conference list of where our organization plans to have a presence. For our advertising clients, we distribute their job/opportunity flyers during the event (contact us for details and rates).

Posted 2-Jan-2018


American Physiological Society Hurricane Relief Fund

The APS Hurricane Relief Fund is designed to help our scientific colleagues and friends to cope with the after effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. With an initial commitment of $100,000 APS Council has recommended that funds be provided to support graduate students and postdoctoral fellows by providing unrestricted grants of up to $2,000 to help them replace belongings, pay for relocation costs, etc. It is expected that the graduate students and postdoctoral fellows supported by this Fund will either be APS members or working in laboratories of APS members. APS will accept applications and work with the chairs of the affected departments to assess need. Apply online at apps.the-aps.org/awardapps/. Deadline December 31, 2017.

Posted 31-Oct-2017


Honoring #WomenBoycottTwitter on October 13

No tweeting or Twitter timeline on our website for 24 hours. Read more from Teen Vogue.

Posted 12-Oct-2017


ASBMB Offers Hurricane Harvey Relief Grant

The ASBMB is accepting applications from those affected by Hurricane Harvey for small grants (up to $2,000) for personal or professional use. Researchers and students in need of financial assistances hould apply. Applicants need not be members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Questions about the grant program should be emailed to [email protected].

Posted 19-Sep-2017


Buy DiverseScholar Doctoral Directory Access Online!

New in 2017, buy Directory access online!. Submit your contact email address and credit card payment information online. Subscription rates here; and, potential clients can direct questions to us at .

Our Doctoral Directory is available to help institutions diversify their job candidate pools. Read summary demographic information about the Directory. Learn about our Institutional Subscription packages for access to the online and print versions of the Doctoral Directory.

See images below from the Online and Print Editions.

      

Posted 19-Sep-2017


New DiverseScholar Postdoctoral Conference #DivSch17

Our inaugural event July 13-15 in collaboration with the University of Houston Postdoctoral Fellows Association will bring together a diverse group of postdocs for professional development, research presentations, and recruiting. DiverseScholar’s postdoc participants are members of our Doctoral Directory CV database. Postdocs will be preparing elements of their job application in anticipation of the Fall faculty marketing season (see advertisement rates). Join us to network with the next generation of diverse faculty and professionals!

Info about: Agenda | Logistics | Sponsorships | Questions:

Posted 22-Jun-2017


Diversity Considerations When Marching for Science

Will you be participating in a March for Science this April 22 in D.C. or any of the 300+ other sites in the U.S.? The central March for Science organization has faced criticism over its handling of diversity, equity, and inclusion as reviewed recently. Now Dr. Zuleyka Zevallos continues her critique in a new DiverseScholar original article: Analyzing the March for Science Diversity Discourse. Connect with Dr. Zevallos on Twitter at @OtherSociology to follow this story and her work. DiverseScholar is proud to commission such original writing/scholarship especially to support the work of underrepresented authors.

Posted 29-Mar-2017


2017 Seminar: Promoting Postdocs for Faculty Diversity

We’re speaking at the American Association for Access, Equity, & Diversity (AAAED) conference from June 7-9 in Scottsdale, AZ. Editor, Alberto I. Roca, will describe MinorityPostdoc.org as a targeted marketing site as well as our Doctoral Directory for proactive outreach to connect with faculty candidates. He will present data about the alumni outcomes from the first cohort of Directory members (2016 version of presentation below).

Posted 6-Mar-2017


Diversity Calendar Page Returns with New Features

Our Diversity Calendar page has returned with updated info for 2017. The Calendar page has national conferences and workshops that may be of interest to current & future diverse postdocs (and their allies). First published in 2010, the Calendar page has been brought back with the diligent work of Sarah Roy. The new features are 1) a map localizing these diversity events and 2) a sortable table database with logistical information and links to event webpages. See our Events page for the conference list of where our organization plans to have a presence. For our advertising clients, we distribute their job/opportunity flyers during the event (contact us for details and rates).

Posted 2-Mar-2017


Diversity chapter in Science Blogging: The Essential Guide

MinorityPostdoc.org editor, Alberto I. Roca, has a chapter in the book Science Blogging: The Essential Guide. Roca’s chapter on diversity is titled Using Social Media to Diversify Science.” Learn more from the online Resources page. This book edited by C. Wilcox, B. Bethany, and J.G. Goldman will be released in March. This is the book description from publisher Yale University Press:
“Here is the essential how-to guide for communicating scientific research and discoveries online, ideal for journalists, researchers, and public information officers looking to reach a wide lay audience. Drawing on the cumulative experience of twenty-seven of the greatest minds in scientific communication, this invaluable handbook targets the specific questions and concerns of the scientific community, offering help in a wide range of digital areas, including blogging, creating podcasts, tweeting, and more. With step-by-step guidance and one-stop expertise, this is the book every scientist, science writer, and practitioner needs to approach the Wild West of the Web with knowledge and confidence.”

Posted 16-Feb-2016