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Promoting Diversity in Optics: A Column Is Born By Ursula Keller and Anthony Johnson
OSA Board member Ursula Keller and past  president Anthony Johnson are pleased  to announce a new space in OPN that will  explore how the optics community can  broaden its own spectrum.

On the Power of Small Initiatives by Malgosia Kaczmarek
When it comes to effecting big change, sometimes you need to think small.

Minority Women Scientists: At the Culture-Gender Crossroads by Anthony Johnson
As we engage in efforts to increase diversity among scientists, culture is an important part of the conversation.

Uncovering Hidden Biases in Optics by Elsa Garmire
How do you fight what you cannot see, even within yourself?

A Formula for Success by Renetta G. Tull and Damon L. Tull
Scientists often struggle with how to improve diversity in their field, in part because the problem seems overwhelmingly complex and multi-faceted. Here we attempt to lead women, minorities and others toward success using the tool that many physicists love best: the equation.

Combatting Stereotype Threat by Anthony M. Johnson
Anthony M. Johnson talks about an insidious obstacle for women and minority scientists.

Making Physics Cool by Brandon James Johnson
Getting past misconceptions to get young minorities interested in physics.

Establishing a Women Professors Forum by Ursula Keller and Anna Garry
A case study in establishing a successful professional network for advancing women scientists.

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