Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley

Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley

By: Amanda L. Golbeck (author)Paperback

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Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley is the compelling story of one pioneering statistician's relentless twenty-year effort to promote the status of women in academe and science. Part biography and part microhistory, the book provides the context and background to understand Scott's masterfulness at using statistics to help solve societal problems. In addition to being one of the first researchers to work at the interface of astronomy and statistics and an early practitioner of statistics using high-speed computers, Scott worked on an impressively broad range of questions in science, from whether cloud seeding actually works to whether ozone depletion causes skin cancer. Later in her career, Scott became swept up in the academic women's movement. She used her well-developed scientific research skills together with the advocacy skills she had honed, in such activities as raising funds for Martin Luther King Jr. and keeping Free Speech Movement students out of jail, toward policy making that would improve the condition of the academic workforce for women. The book invites the reader into Scott's universe, a window of inspiration made possible by the fact that she saved and dated every piece of paper that came across her desk.

About Author

Amanda L. Golbeck is professor of biostatistics and associate dean for academic affairs in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has had a long-term interest in gender equity issues in academe that stems from her early association with Scott. Golbeck was the lead editor of Leadership and Women in Statistics (Chapman & Hall/CRC Press) and has had a number of published articles on gender issues in the statistics profession. In 2016, the Committee on Presidents of Statistical Societies selected Golbeck to receive the COPSS Elizabeth L. Scott Award.

Contents

The Betty Book Caught in the Thick of It (1968) Work as Usual UC and the Urban Crisis Berkeley Women and the Urban Crisis Berkeley Women Begin to Organize A Complicated Set of Problems Thick Politics and Early Exhaustion Shaping the Life Boots and Saddles (Before 1932) Grandfather Uncle and Father Childhood Influences Aunt Phoebe's Telescope (1882-1967) Astronomy Education Computer Work Astronomy Doctoral Studies Lick Observatory Work Life Career Balance Becoming an Outlier (1932-1939) Move to California University High School Advantage Math Advantage Science Advantage High School to College Tunnel Road House Neyman Serendipity Klumpke Prize and Graduation Ten Thousand Hours of Practice (1939-1946) Year One-Getting up the Mountain Year Two-Summer at Mount Wilson Year Three-Beginning War Work Year Fou-Lick Fellowship Year Five-University Fellowship Year Six-Qualifying Exam Year Seven-Ending War Work Year Eight-Teaching and Research A Symmetric Intellectual Relationship A Rising Star (1947-1954) Prospects at Vassar Competing Offers The UC-Berkeley Decision Lecturer in Mathematics Remarkable Research Instructor in Mathematics Assistant Professor of Mathematics Trumpler's Book A Retrospective: Similarities and Differences A Retrospective: Influence Clusters of Impact Championing Science (1939-1988) Themes and Controversies Modern Statisticians, Old Equipment Statistical Astronomy General Statistical Methods Bioscience and Health Symposia, Panels, and Talks Managing Neyman The Case of Cloud Seeding (1950-1985) Confusion Conflicts Radio Broadcast Testimony Association Leadership 8.6 Relevance Today Almost Alone in Statistics (1955-1988) New Statistics Department (1955) Teaching Administrator and Professor Colleague Juliet Popper Shaffer Status and Resilience Students and Memories (1948-1988) Remembrances On Mentoring On Generosity On Personality and Professionalism On Concentration On Political Acumen On Approach to Science On the Other Side On Gender Summing It Up Letters to Jerry (1954-1955) October 1954: Paris January 1955: Paris February 1955: Paris April 1955: Paris May 1955: Paris Thursday, May 5, 1955: Paris Sunday, May 8, 1955: Dieppe, Newhaven, Winchester Thursday, May 12, 1955: Oxford Thursday night, May 12, 1955: London Tuesday, May 17, 1955: Cambridge Wednesday, May 18, 1955: Paris Thursday morning, May 19, 1955: Paris (continuation of the previous letter) n.d: Paris Back in Paris Monday midnight [most likely May 23, 1955]: Paris Tuesday [May 24, 1955]: Paris May 26, 1955, 7:20 am: Paris Le 26 mai, 17 hr: Paris 29 Mai 1955: Paris June 1st: Paris [1955] Saturday, June 4: Lisbon Soul Mates Civil Rights Advocacy (1950-1953, 1963-1968) Loyalty Oath IMS and Racial Segregation Civil Rights Solicitations Saving Aquatic Park Free Speech Movement A Changed Environment The Status of Academic Women at Berkeley A Disgraceful Situation (January-September 1969) Two Faculty Clubs Senate Subcommittee Data Collection Making Visible (October-December 1969) Research Debriefing More Research Nearing End of Data Collection Not a Good Time (January-April 1970) One Club Counseling and Interpreting Problems in Zoology and Chemistry Follow-Up Problems in Mathematics Information Exchange Grounded in Hard Fact (May-June 1970) Completion Recommendations Appendices How to Proceed Perspective Getting on the Agenda A Tiny Beginning (June-July 1970) Copies Sent Advocacy Letters First Mention of Big Telescopes Persistence of Repeated Themes (August-December 1970) Hard Facts About Big Telescopes Concerns Not Ready to Vote Year End Follow-Ups We Intend to Do (January-March 1971) State and System Actions Club and Center Proposals De Facto Discrimination Budget Committee Attention Complexities Progress Report A Little Fire (April-May 1971) Finally on the Agenda Renovations Advisory Committees Class Action Complaint Awakened by Stories and Statistics Affirmative Action Not Easily Erased Overnight (June-July 1971) Prizes for Women Club Operations Doing More Issues and Recommendations Confidentiality No Women at the Top A Lot of Power (August-December 1971) New Advisory Committees Ideas for AAAS Policies and Practices LAW Mobilizes a Congressman Chancellor's CSAW Established Impasse Senate Resolution and Review Follow-Ups Still Negotiating Weak, Grudging, Incomplete (January-February 1972) CCHE Assignment Angela Davis and UCLA Committee Concerns Agreement Over Personnel Files Louder Voices A New Chapter Time for Action (March-June 1972) Loss and Delay Progress Affidavit, Dissent, Conferences, AAAS New Recommendations CCHE Deadlines, Topics, Connections Salary Equity Studies Facts of the Matter (July-December 1972) "Facts of the Matter" Club Accepts Women Women in Science Consult Now Focusing on Salary Data (January-July 1973) More Information Sharing More AAAS Activity Club Relationships Time for Affirmative Action Lack of Quorum Report Published `Lib' Flavor Society's Problem (August-December 1973) Vision for a Faculty Center Fong Hearing Papers Women Generally Receive Less (January-April 1974) Including Salary Inequity Invited Speakerships AAUP Joint Committee Venture Criticizing \Underutilization" Methods Communicating Methods; Explosive Results Responding to \Blasts" and Supporting Individuals Conciliation Agreement Time to Improve Pay Reporting Big Telescopes Story Challenged AAUP Kit Persuasive Analysis (April-December 1974) CCHE Study Top 100 Salaries Scrutiny Campus Attitudes toward Affirmative Action Expertise Needed by AAUP Committee of Statisticians Nominated High Stakes (1975) Club Relationship Pains UC Progress and Problems Berkeley Pilot Study Initial Kit Progress Federal Testimony Pilot Studies Progress Not Nearly Enough Developing the Kit (1976) More UC Affirmative Action Club Merger Declined More Reports, Advocacy, Testimony Statistics Department Self-Evaluation Mills College Fighting to Hold Gains First Draft of Part I Rank as a Predictor Next Drafts Completing the Kit (1977) Praise and Potential for the Kit Old Master More Salary Work and Kit Dissemination Faculty Club Questionnaire Influencing Salaries (1978) Persisting Inequities Conferences and Colloquia Astronomy, Statistics, Engineering Ferber Collaboration Irritations Kit Promotion and Experience Affirmative Action Comments Conclusion Final Decade of Leadership (1979-1988) More Women's Studies Publications More Honors Neyman's Stroke Censorship Revelations Betty's Fatal Stroke Bibliography

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  • ISBN13: 9781482249446
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781482249446
  • weight: 956
  • ISBN10: 1482249448

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