Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

The seven women elected fellows of the American Mathematical Society are Irena Lasiecka, Kristin E. Lauter, Gordana Matic, Irina Mitrea, Andrea R. Nahmod, Brooke Shipley, and Christina Sormani.

Cornell University Adds 34 Women to Its Faculty

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has added 34 women to its faculty.

Seven Women Awarded Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced 18 winners of the 2014 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Seven of the 18 winners are women.

Seventeen Women Academics Elected to the Institute of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 new members of the Institute of Medicine by WIAReport finds that 22, or 31.4 percent, are women. Seventeen of the 22 women who are new members have current academic affiliations.

Princeton University Appoints 10 Women to Assistant Professor Positions

The board of trustees of Princeton University in New Jersey has approved the appointments of 19 new assistant professors. Of the 19 new assistant professors, some of whom will not teach until the fall 2015 semester, 10 are women.

The Nine New Women on the Brown University Faculty

Brown University, the prestigious Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, has 30 new faculty members on campus this year. Nine of the new faculty members are women.

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  • Virginia Tech's College of Engineering Hires Five Women to Its Faculty

    Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering Hires Five Women to Its Faculty

    Nov. 20, 2014 - The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech has announced that there are 27 new tenured or tenure-track faculty in its ranks this academic year. Five of the 27 new hires are women: Xi Chen, Donna Riley, Bhuvanna Srinivasan, Zhiting Tian, and Katerina Ziotopoulou.
  • New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

    New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

    Nov. 20, 2014 - The women with new administrative roles are Joan Gallagher, Susan S. Williams, Jean Rawlings Sumner, Bess Marcus, Leslie Chambers Strohm, Theresa Mendoza, Jyl R. Shaffer, Patricia R. DeLucia, Nancy R. Grden, Dorianne Johnson, and Shirley A. Weis.
  • New Faculty Posts for Six Women Scholars

    New Faculty Posts for Six Women Scholars

    Nov. 20, 2014 - The appointees are Trudy Tuttle Arriaga at California Lutheran University, Kathy S. Northern at Ohio State University, Laura P. Sands at Virginia Tech, Kelly Shannon at the University of Southern California, Katherine Sullivan at Berkeley College, and Lenore A. Grenoble at the University of Chicago.
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  • In Memoriam: Esther Marley Conwell, 1922-2014

    In Memoriam: Esther Marley Conwell, 1922-2014 [11.20.2014]

    Esther Conwell, research professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Rochester and a pioneer in the field of semiconductor research, died as a result of injuries from an automobile accident. She was 92 years old and was still active in the university community.

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to WIAReport Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to WIAReport Readers [11.18.2014]

    From time to time, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

  • Recent Books That May Be of Interest to Women Scholars

    Recent Books That May Be of Interest to Women Scholars [11.18.2014]

    Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

  • Tuck Bridge Program for Business Expands to the Campus of Smith College

    Tuck Bridge Program for Business Expands to the Campus of Smith College [11.17.2014]

    The Smith-Tuck Bridge Program, held at Smith College and taught by faculty of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, will be a three-week course of study with the goal of increasing the number of women who pursue careers in business.

  • Four Women Join the Faculty at Coker College

    Four Women Join the Faculty at Coker College [11.17.2014]

    The new women faculty members at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, are Jessica Robinson in chemistry, Stephanie Weiss in business administration, Jennifer Heusel in communications, and Elizabeth Scott Hill in social work.

  • In Memoriam: Kathryn M. Chaloner, 1954-2014

    In Memoriam: Kathryn M. Chaloner, 1954-2014 [11.17.2014]

    Kathryn M. Chaloner wa a professor and chair of the department of biostatistics at the University of Iowa. She joined the university’s faculty in 2002 after teaching at the University of Minnesota for 20 years.

  • Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

    Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education [11.17.2014]

    Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

  • Proceeds of New Musical Release to Benefit Women in Science

    Proceeds of New Musical Release to Benefit Women in Science [11.14.2014]

    The band Violet Transmissions has released a new version of Thomas Dolby’s 1982 hit song, “She Blinded Me With Science.” All of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit ScienceGrrl.

  • Pearl Buck Archives Now Housed at West Virginia University

    Pearl Buck Archives Now Housed at West Virginia University [11.14.2014]

    The archives of West Virginia native Pearl S. Buck have been held at West Virginia Wesleyan College for the past 45 years. The collection will now be housed at West Virginia University, which has far greater resources to make the collection more accessible to researchers and the public.

  • Simmons College Issues a Formal New Policy on Transgender Applicants

    Simmons College Issues a Formal New Policy on Transgender Applicants [11.14.2014]

    Simmons College, founded in 1899 in Boston, Massachusetts, enrolls more than 4,600 women undergraduate students. Now, following in the footsteps of some other women’s colleges, Simmons has formalized a new policy that redefines who is eligible for admission.

  • MIT's Mildred Dresselhaus to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    MIT’s Mildred Dresselhaus to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom [11.14.2014]

    Mildred Dresselhaus, Institute Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, will be one of 19 individuals to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony on November 24.

  • University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

    University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award [11.13.2014]

    Ellen Griffith Spears, an assistant professor in New College and the department of American studies at the University of Alabama is being honored by the medical care section of the American Public Health Association for her book on environmental racism.

  • A Pair of New Deans: Bella Karr Gerlich at Texas Tech and Lei Lei at Rutgers

    A Pair of New Deans: Bella Karr Gerlich at Texas Tech and Lei Lei at Rutgers [11.13.2014]

    Bella Karr Gerlich was named dean of University Libraries at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and Lei Lei was appointed dean of the Rutgers Business School in Newark and New Brunswick, New Jersey.

  • Neurobiologist Cori Bargmann to Be Awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal

    Neurobiologist Cori Bargmann to Be Awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal [11.13.2014]

    Cori Bargmann, the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and the director of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University in New York City, has been selected to receive the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

  • Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs

    Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs [11.13.2014]

    The women appointed for endowed chairs are Anjali Joseph at Clemson University, Karen C. Johnson at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Judie F. Charlton at West Virginia University, and Katherine H. Federle at Ohio State University.

  • Five Women From Academia Receive Distinguished Honors

    Five Women From Academia Receive Distinguished Honors [11.13.2014]

    The honorees are Patricia Sullivan of New Mexico State University, Rhonda Borcherding of Pomona College, Linda Kean of East Carolina University, Anne Arseneau of the College of William and Mary, and the late Della Davidson of the University of California, Davis.

  • Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

    Eight Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education [11.13.2014]

    The women in new administrative positions are Breona M. Hayes, Kay Wolf, Sondra Schreiber, Leanne M. Shank, Allyson Zazulia, Leandra Celaya, Tanya L. Jachimiak, and Eileen G. McLoughlin.

  • In Memoriam: Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, 1954-2014

    In Memoriam: Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, 1954-2014 [11.13.2014]

    She was associate dean for international students and director of the International Students Office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She had served on the staff at MIT since 1988.

  • The Next President of Westchester Community College in New York

    The Next President of Westchester Community College in New York [11.12.2014]

    Since 2011, Dr. Belinda S. Miles has served as provost and executive vice president of access, learning, and success at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. She will begin her new duties in January.

  • Cornell University Research Examines Participation at Pro-Anorexia Websites

    Cornell University Research Examines Participation at Pro-Anorexia Websites [11.12.2014]

    More than one half of individuals who have anorexia have visited pro-anorexia websites. Visitors to these websites are often ostracized for not being extreme enough. Sometimes they are called ‘wanna-rexics.’

  • Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna Wins a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize

    Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna Wins a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize [11.12.2014]

    Berkeley Professor Jennifer Doudna and Emanuelle Chapentier of Umea University in Sweden will each receive $3 million for their research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into technology for genome editing.

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