Entertainment For Ladies 1933

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | October 13, 2008 9:15 am

Science, New Series, Vol. 77, No. 2003, Issue Containing the Preliminary Program of the Chicago Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Associated Societies May 19, 1933, p. 464


Mrs. Henry Gale, chairman of the Ladies’ Committee, has reported the present stage of plans for entertaining the ladies while their husbands are attending the scientific sessions. On Wednesday, there will be an automobile trip up the North Shore, luncheon and visits to two or three private gardens, with tea; on Thursday afternoon, a visit to the University of Chicago campus, with tea at the Ida Noyes Hall; in the late afternoon, probably on Friday, a boat trip on the lake in private boats of Chicago yachtsmen. For at least the first and last of these functions the parties will be limited in number. Plans for registering for them will be announced in the printed programs for the meetings, along with plans for visiting other points of interest in Chicago by individual request, guest memberships at the women’s clubs, etc.

frocks.pngSeventy-six years later, the 2009 AAAS annual meeting will take place in the Windy City once again where my two X chromosomes and I will be in a February 14th panel. And while automobile and boat trips are still lovely, I suspect most of the ladies present will be more than ‘entertained‘ by the scientific sessions this time.


Comments (3)

  1. Malorie

    It’s refreshing to see how far we’ve come! And further to go!

  2. Linda

    Yes, women have advanced so that society ‘out loud’ recognizes an astonishing amount of achievements. But, alas, it’s only a beginning.


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About Sheril Kirshenbaum

Sheril Kirshenbaum is a research scientist with the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy where she works on projects to enhance public understanding of energy issues as they relate to food, oceans, and culture. She is involved in conservation initiatives across levels of government, working to improve communication between scientists, policymakers, and the public. Sheril is the author of The Science of Kissing, which explores one of humanity's fondest pastimes. She also co-authored Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future with Chris Mooney, chosen by Library Journal as one of the Best Sci-Tech Books of 2009 and named by President Obama's science advisor John Holdren as his top recommended read. Sheril contributes to popular publications including Newsweek, The Washington Post, Discover Magazine, and The Nation, frequently covering topics that bridge science and society from climate change to genetically modified foods. Her writing is featured in the anthology The Best American Science Writing 2010. In 2006 Sheril served as a legislative Knauss science fellow on Capitol Hill with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) where she was involved in energy, climate, and ocean policy. She also has experience working on pop radio and her work has been published in Science, Fisheries Bulletin, Oecologia, and Issues in Science and Technology. In 2007, she helped to found Science Debate; an initiative encouraging candidates to debate science research and innovation issues on the campaign trail. Previously, Sheril was a research associate at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and has served as a Fellow with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and as a Howard Hughes Research Fellow. She has contributed reports to The Nature Conservancy and provided assistance on international protected area projects. Sheril serves as a science advisor to NPR's Science Friday and its nonprofit partner, Science Friday Initiative. She also serves on the program committee for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She speaks regularly around the country to audiences at universities, federal agencies, and museums and has been a guest on such programs as The Today Show and The Daily Rundown on MSNBC. Sheril is a graduate of Tufts University and holds two masters of science degrees in marine biology and marine policy from the University of Maine. She co-hosts The Intersection on Discover blogs with Chris Mooney and has contributed to DeSmogBlog, Talking Science, Wired Science and Seed. She was born in Suffern, New York and is also a musician. Sheril lives in Austin, Texas with her husband David Lowry. Interested in booking Sheril Kirshenbaum to speak at your next event? Contact Hachette Speakers Bureau 866.376.6591 info@hachettespeakersbureau.com For more information, visit her website or email Sheril at srkirshenbaum@yahoo.com.


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