Astronomy Division Diversity Resources

The UCLA Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics is committed to promoting and fostering an inclusive environment to serve our diverse community of learners. This website provides details regarding past and upcoming workshops, and a list of further resources.

If you have questions, suggestions or would like to report something please contact us.


Upcoming diversity presentations

Date Location Presenter and title
Thursday, Oct. 15, 11am-12pm ZOOM Joyce Yen, (University of Washington) will talk about de-biasing the evaluation processes.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1-2pm ZOOM DiversiTea Town Hall (aimed at discussing the next step of activities and actions followed our 11 week JC program, presenting the DEI strategic plan etc.)
Thursday, Nov. 19, 4pm ZOOM Sherard Robbins (University of Arizona), topic TBA
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1-2pm ZOOM DiversiTea

Past diversity presentations

 

Date Location Presenter and title

Monday 8/31/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: 13th movie discussion TBD

Monday 8/24/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: Race outside academia: Veronica Dike, Helen Kim

Monday 8/17/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: Race outside academia -  Ronald Lopez, Nick Geiser, Anshul Kogar

Monday 8/10/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: Prop 209 - Stuart Brown, Anna Ciurlo, Elizabeth Mills

Monday 8/3/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: Representation in Astronomy and Physics Model minority - Tuan Do, Devin Chu

Monday 7/27/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: Representation in Astronomy and Physics AIP report - Alice Shapley, Dorsa Majidi, Kyle Ferguson, Matt Hosek

Monday 7/20/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: Representation in Astronomy and Physics AIP report - Alice Shapley, Dorsa Majidi, Kyle Ferguson, Matt Hosek

Monday 7/13/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: Intersectionality - Smadar Naoz, Sarah Chase

Monday 7/6/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: Equity literacy,  - Denyz Melchor, Tony Pahl

Monday 6/29/20 3pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC: White Privilege -  Sanaea Rose, Alice Shapley,, Smadar Naoz

Monday 6/22/20 2pm

ZOOM

DiversiTea JC - logistics 

Tuesday 1/21/20 1pm PAB 4-330 DiversiTea: Stephanie Hamilton (Astro-Better) science communication
Thursday 1/9/20 PAB 1-434

Physics Colloquium: Elizabeth Simmons (UCSD) "Gender, Equity, Power Structures and Implicit Bias in STEM"

 

Tuesday 10/22/19 1pm PAB 4-330

DiversiTea

Tuesday 11/11/19 1pm PAB 1-434

Sherard Robbins presentation (Visceral Change ) "All Aboard: Diversifying Your Hiring and Admission with All Intents and Purposes."

 

Tuesday 11/26/19 1pm PAB 4-330

DiversiTea

Tuesday 5/28/19 1pm PAB 4-330

DiversiTea - community conversation

Tuesday 5/7/19 1pm PAB 4-330

DiversiTea - Dr. Nicole Cabrera Salazar "Our Complicity in the Leaky Pipeline"

Tuesday 4/30/19 1pm PAB 4-330

DiversiTea

Tuesday 4/2/19 1pm PAB 4-330

DiversiTea

Tuesday 2/26/19 1pm PAB 4-330 DiversiTea
Friday 1/18/19 2pm CNSI auditorium

BLINDSPOT: HIDDEN BIASES OF GOOD PEOPLE by Prof. Mahzarin Banaji, (Harvard)  implicit bias talk.

Friday 1/18/19 4pm PAB 3-703

Grad students meeting Prof. Mahzarin Banaji

Tuesday 12/4/18 1pm PAB 4-330 DiversiTea  - Stereotype threat overview with references
Tuesday 11/6/18 1pm PAB 4-330 DiversiTea 
Tuesday 10/16/18 1pm PAB 4-330  Frst DiversiTea - Reading: Income vs. College Changes and GRE scores of prize postdoctoral fellows - Sanaea Rose

Tuesday 9/27/18 1pm

PAB 4-330

Erika Nesvold: Finding Jobs Outside Academia

Tuesday 3/6/18 1pm PAB 4-330

Shanna Shaked: Mentoring in astrophysics

Tuesday 2/6/18 1pm

PAB 4-330

Jacquie Beaubien: Students' achievements workshop

Wednesday 11/8/17 

PAB 3-703

Keivan G. Stassun (Vanderbilt University, Fisk University): A Model for Dramatically Increasing Diversity at the PhD Level in Science and Engineering

Tuesday  4/11/17 PAB 4-330

Prof. Jenessa Shapiro: Implicit biases and stereotype threats

Tuesday 1/24/17

Knudsen 2-222

Dr. Patricia Tan: Strategies for Coping with Stress and Anxiety in Graduate School and Beyond (only for students and postdocs)

Tuesday  4/11/17 PAB 4-330

Prof. Jenessa Shapiro: Implicit biases and stereotype threats

Tuesday  6/23/17 PAB 4-330

Prof. Smadar Naoz: Invisible barriers


UCLA internal resources
 

UCLA equity, diversity, and inclusion
https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/
https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/campus-resources/

These websites provide information regarding resources for issues such as discrimination prevention, title IX, student affairs programs, and other resources. There are also educational links which have information about implicit bias, stereotype threat, and classroom climate. I think the discrimination prevention team could be a valuable resource because they investigate discrimination claims made by students, staff, or faculty. They also hold training to prevent discrimination and bias.

Anxiety and mental health resources
UCLA OCD Program: (310) 794-7305
UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program: (310) 794-1038
UCLA Trauma Psychiatry Service: (310) 794-1076
UCLA Child and Adolescent Program: (310) 825-0122

UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic
https://www.semel.ucla.edu/adc/clinic

This is a possible alternative to using CAPS, which is usually very overbooked and therefore not an option for a lot of students.

CAPS workshops and trainings
http://www.counseling.ucla.edu/Workshops-Traninings

CAPS resources for mental health and common concerns
http://www.counseling.ucla.edu/Resources/Online-Resources-Apps

This link includes resources for apps, including some about anxiety and relaxation techniques.

CAPS list of community resources
http://www.counseling.ucla.edu/Resources/Community-Resources

UCLA Sexual violence prevention and response:
http://www.sexualviolence.ucla.edu/Filing-a-Report

This website outlines all of the options for filing or not filing a report and provides a list of available resources through UCLA and the surrounding community.

SACNAS at UCLA (Society for the advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans)
http://www.sacnasatucla.com/

Women in Physics and Astronomy at UCLA
http://wipa.physics.ucla.edu/

Women in Physical Sciences at UCLA (for undergrads)
http://ugradwomen.pa.ucla.edu/
 

External resources

Astronomy in Color (In pursuit of social justice, diversity, and excellence in astronomy)
http://astronomyincolor.blogspot.com/

Astronomy Allies
http://www.astronomyallies.com/Astronomy_Allies/Welcome.html

Women in Astronomy blog
http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/

AAS Committee for Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy
https://sgma.aas.org/

AAS Committee for the Status of Minorities in Astronomy
http://csma.aas.org/

Sexual Assault Resources: CARE
http://www.sexualviolence.ucla.edu/Portals/33/Documents/ResourcesandOptions%20Brochure%20June2016.pdf

This lists reporting options, confidential resources, advocacy, and additional resources, as well as explains different forms of sexual violence and harassment.