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HSS 2009: Student Rooms Available August 14, 2009

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The Hyatt Regency Phoenix has a limited number of rooms set aside under a Student Subsidy block that will be $89/night (rather than the standard $129/night rate). Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible to take advantage of this limited availability.

Click here to make online reservations. Please note that the pull-down menu will allow you to switch between the general and student hotel blocks.

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HSS 2009: GECC Events August 10, 2009

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The GECC would like to announce the following two panels and film screening that have been accepted for the upcoming annual meeting:

I’ve Got a Ph.D. in the History of Science, Now What? Historians at work in a down economy on Saturday, 11/21 at 9-11:45am.

Digital Media in the History of Science on Saturday, 11/21 at 1:30-3:10pm (co-sponsored by the Committee on Research and the Profession)

History of Science in Film: A Screening of Proteus and a Conversation with Director David Lebrun on Saturday, 11/21 at 3:30-5:30pm.

Please check back for additional information and rooms.

HSS Mentorship Program 2009 – Join and Enjoy August 10, 2009

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Need a little encouragement to chat with senior scholars at the annual HSS Meeting? Want to help younger scholars feel at home at the conference? Participate in the HSS Mentorship program at Phoenix, November 19-22, 2009.

The Mentorship program is designed to bring first-time attendees at the HSS Meeting together with a more experienced colleague together in a collegial spirit – communicating one’s ideas and interests in the conference atmosphere can be quite exciting for the first-timer, while a more seasoned colleague may find sharing their knowledge very satisfying.

Participation in this program requires some preparation. The first-time attendees and mentors’ first point of contact is the program officer at HSSmentorship@gmail.com by September 7, 2009. Please consult the Mentorship program guidelines at https://hssgecc.wordpress.com/mentorship-program/ for further directions.

The participants are paired on the grounds of shared scholarly interest by Joan Cadden (HSS Women’s Caucus) in October. The junior scholars are expected to contact their mentors by the beginning of November in order to “touch base,” to communicate their interests and goals for the Meeting, as well as to schedule a meeting time during the conference.

Thank you for your participation!