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SPP 2009 Conference

Posted by anonfemphil on June 4, 2009

There will be a lunch time discussion of diversity and the SPP on June 13th; Virginia Valian, whose work on diversity is very highly regarded, will be joining us.  Everyone at the conference is welcome to come. 

Below you’ll find info about the lunch and three links to new news about diversity.  This blog is also the repository for a number of posts about diversity and even more links to other resources.

Time and location

June 13; 1:15 to 2:45.

State Room East, on the second floor of the IMU (the main conference building)

Diversity statistics for the 2009 SPP conference.  (Many thanks to the program chairs).
…data from several studies indicate that greater male variability with respect to mathematics is not ubiquitous. Rather, its presence correlates with several measures of gender inequality. Thus, it is largely an artifact of changeable sociocultural factors, not immutable, innate biological differences between the sexes.
(Whatever you think of Sotomayor, it is interesting to see commentary that could be drawn from a handbook on racist and sexist stereotypes.  In these terms, assertive women are bullies and Latinas are sloppy and not too bright.)  H/T to this post.

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