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University of Missouri Opens New Center on Diversity in the Media

University of Missouri Opens New Center on Diversity in the Media

Lissa Behm-Morawitz, an associate professor of communication at the University of Missouri, has been named a co-director of the new center. The new center will examine all aspects of diversity in both traditional and new media.

University of Nevada, Reno Debuts New Website Documenting the History of Women on Campus

University of Nevada, Reno Debuts New Website Documenting the History of Women on Campus

The online exhibit includes the history of the suffrage movement on campus, women in science, women bridging cultural divides, the rise of feminism, women in medicine, women’s sororities, and women’s clubs and secret societies.

Clemson University Holding a Four-Day Seminar on Women in Farming

Clemson University Holding a Four-Day Seminar on Women in Farming

The four-day event includes educational presentations, networking opportunities and local farm tours. Presentation topics cover financial management, marketing, social media, risk assessment, insurance, law, estate planning and more.

Two Women Professors Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Two Women Professors Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Hope Jahren, an American who is a professor at the University of Oslo in Norway, won in the autobiography catergory and Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor and chair of African American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, won in the criticism category.

Study Looks at Why Adolescent Girls Turn Away From Science

Study Looks at Why Adolescent Girls Turn Away From Science

The authors conclude that “it is possible that girls who might otherwise have higher science career aspirations do not, only because they would lose friends or face criticism or fewer options for friendships.”

Three Women Appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Professorships

Three Women Appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Professorships

The three women named to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Professors are Jane Collins in sociology, Paula Niedenthal in psychology, and Aili Mari Tripp in political science and gender and women’s studies.

The Incoming President of the American Medical Women's Association

The Incoming President of the American Medical Women’s Association

Suzanne Harrison is a professor and director of education in the department of family medicine and rural health in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She joined the faculty t Florida State in 2005. She will assume the presidency of the American Medical Women’s Association on April 1.

New Positions for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Positions for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Megan Finno-Valasquez at New Mexico State University, Lisa Mohanty at Trident University International, Ruth Ozeki at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Maura Dykstra at the California Institute of Technology.

Six Women Academics Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Beverly Edmond of the University of Montana, Sally G. Hoskins of City College of New York, Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College in New York, Lori Ideta at the University of Hawaii, Tamara Scerpella at the University of Wisconsin, and Janelle Baker at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Three Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative positions at academic institutions are Susan Davies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Shawna Cooper-Gibson at Loyola University Chicago, and Emma Imbrie Chubb at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

According to the study, following an incidence of misconduct, female advisers are 20 percent more likely to lose their jobs and 30 percent less likely to find new jobs relative to male advisers. This is true despite the fact that males are more likely to commit acts of misconduct.

Three Women Named Dean at Major U.S. Law Schools

Three Women Named Dean at Major U.S. Law Schools

Cathy Cox was selected as the next dean of the School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Marcilynn Burke was named dean of the University of Oregon School of Law and Susan Duncan will be the next dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

Mary Maples Dunn served as the eighth president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, from 1985 to 1995. Later, she was the inaugural dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Ellen Smiley Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Ellen Smiley Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Ellen Smiley has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University on an interim basis since August 2016. Dr. Smiley joined the staff at Grambling State University in 1990 and has served in many administrative positions.

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have published a study which presents evidence that women are less likely than men to be chosen as speakers during grand rounds, the academic mainstay of expert-delivered lectures used to share patient-care guidelines and cutting-edge research within clinical departments.

Smith College Promotes Four Women Faculty Members

Smith College Promotes Four Women Faculty Members

Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, has announced the promotion of 12 faculty members. Four of these promotions were earned by women: Ginetta Candelario in sociology, Angie Hauseer in dance, Elizabeth Jamieson in chemistry and Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor in history.

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, 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 of Interest to Women Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

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

Smith College Goes All In on Sustainability

Smith College Goes All In on Sustainability

The Study Group on Climate Change at Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, has released a report with recommendations on how to embed sustainable development into all aspects of campus life.

In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

Amanda Kinzer was the director of the dance program and an associate professor in the department of communication in theatre arts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Two New Clinics at Yale Law School to Focus on Issues Important to Women

Two New Clinics at Yale Law School to Focus on Issues Important to Women

Yale Law School has announced the establishment of six new clinics where students can get hands-on legal experience. Among the new opportunities are the Domestic Violence Clinic and the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project.

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

The papers document Dole’s long career in public service, including her years as commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Labor, president of the American Red Cross and a U.S. senator representing the state of North Carolina.

Lisa Vollendorf Appointed Provost at Sonoma State University in California

Lisa Vollendorf Appointed Provost at Sonoma State University in California

Since 2012, Dr. Vollendorf has been serving as dean of the College of Humanities and Arts at San Jose State University in California. Earlier, Dr. Vollendorf was a professor of Spanish at California State University, Los Angeles and taught at Wayne State University in Detroit and Miami University in Ohio.

Author Who Teaches at Berea College in Kentucky Wins Two Book Awards

Author Who Teaches at Berea College in Kentucky Wins Two Book Awards

Crystal Wilkinson, the Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College in Kentucky, has won the 2016 Weatherford Award for Fiction from the Appalachian Studies Association and the 2017 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University.

Ten Women Faculty Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Ten Women Faculty Members Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

According to an analysis of the new membership list, it appears that there are 19 women among the 84 new members of the National Academy of Engineering. Ten of the 19 new women members currently hold faculty posts in academia.

Five Women Chosen for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Five Women Chosen for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Selected for dean posts are Gail Dodge at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Sarah J. Ewing at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, Willow Bay at the University of Southern California, Elizabeth Chilton at Binghamton University in New York, and Megan Carpenter at the University of New Hampshire.

The First Woman Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

The First Woman Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley

Since 2015, Dr. Christ has served as director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education and interim executive vice chancellor and provost at Berkeley. From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Christ was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A Major Vote of Confidence for the President of Lafayette College

A Major Vote of Confidence for the President of Lafayette College

In 2013, Alison Byerly was named the first woman president of Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania. The board of trustees of Lafayette College has now extended Dr. Byerly’s contract for an additional five years.

Notable Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars in Academia

Notable Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars in Academia

The seven women receiving awards are Nancy Schmieder Redeker, Nilanjana Dasgupta, Carol Frieze, Em Claire Knowles, Patty Hacker, Bridgette Rahim-Williams, and Elena Litchman.

Three Women Assigned to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Assigned to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

The faculty members in new roles are Sabine Stanley at Johns Hopkins University, Lori Holyfield at the University of Arkansas, and Iris Jaffe at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Shelley Stamp Named the Winner of the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize

Shelley Stamp Named the Winner of the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize

Shelley Stamp, a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is being honored by the International Association for Media and History for her book on Lois Weber, a screenwriter, actress, and director in the early days of the film industry in California.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Anna Barone at Pennsylvania State University, Michele Harper at Alcorn State University, Samantha K. Huge at the College of William and Mary, Alice A. Ruth at Dartmouth College, Tamala Tamu Sukari Choma at the University of California, Riverside, and Robin Dozier Otten at the University of New Mexico.

Major Report Documents the Status of Women in Academic Research

Major Report Documents the Status of Women in Academic Research

The report, by the major academic publisher Elsevier, finds that women make up at least 40 percent of all published researchers in nine of the 12 countries studied. Fifteen years ago, women were 40 percent of all authors of research papers in only one of the 12 countries.

Laura Freid Chosen as the Next President of the Maine College of Art

Laura Freid Chosen as the Next President of the Maine College of Art

Dr. Freid has been serving as the CEO and executive director of The Silk Road Project, a global cultural arts organization based at Harvard University. She has held high-level executive posts in communications and public affairs at both Harvard University and Brown University.

The Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Move Up the Educational Ladder

The Gender Pay Gap Widens as Women Move Up the Educational Ladder

The data shows that women with a college degree earn, on average, $26.93 per hour. But men with a college degree earn $37.13 per hour on average. For those with graduate degrees the gender pay gap is even greater.