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July 28, 2010

Finding Aids

Please go to http://purl.umn.edu/92154 for the finding aid to the Michael S. Mahoney Papers. Mahoney was an influential scholar in the history of technology and mathematics, and his papers provide a window into his scholarship.

Additionally, some materials have been added to the Diebold Group Client Reports. Please see the finding aid here!

July 27, 2010

Gender Codes Featured on IEEE Computer Society Website

The IEEE Computer Society (www.computer.org) is featuring Gender Codes on its main webpage today, citing it as "a fresh, constructive examination of the gender imbalance in computer education and technology."

Authors of the 13 chapters first met at a CBI-sponsored workshop in May 2008, and the volume developed as a historical response to the professional crisis of women "leaving" the profession. Proportionately fewer undergraduate women are studying computer science today than anytime in the last four decades, and there has also been a decline of women in the white-collar IT workforce since the mid-1980s. Most of the book's 71 images come from CBI's extensive photo collection.

July 22, 2010

Gender Codes

Gender Codes, the book based on the 2008 CBI-hosted conference History | Gender | Computing, is out for sale! Edited by CBI director Tom Misa and including chapters by Tom and associate director Jeff Yost, Gender Codes is subtitled "Why Women Are Leaving Computing" and deals with the important issues surrounding the historical roles of women and men in the computing industries.