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
Wednesday 11/8/17 2pm PAB 3-703

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

Past diversity presentations

Tuesday 1/24/17 3-5pm 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 1pm PAB 4-330

Prof. Jenessa Shapiro: Implicit biases and stereotype threats

Tuesday  6/23/17 1pm 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.