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Meredith College to Offer New Programs in Entrepreneurship

Meredith College to Offer New Programs in Entrepreneurship

The School of Business at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. will offer an interdisciplinary minor in entrepreneurship for women undergraduate students. Students in the co-educational MBA program at the college also will be able to concentrate in entrepreneurship.

Dawn Tilbury Named to Head the Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation

Dawn Tilbury Named to Head the Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation

Since 1995, Dr. Tilbury has served on the mechanical and electrical engineering faculty at the University of Michigan. She also served as associate dean for research in the College of Engineering.

In Memoriam: Jeanette Collier Phillips, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Jeanette Collier Phillips, 1931-2017

Dr. Phillips was a driving force to bring the National Food Service Management Institute to the University of Mississippi. The street that passes directly in front of the institute’s headquarters is now known as Jeanette Phillips Drive.

The New Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic at the University of Alabama Birmingham

The New Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic at the University of Alabama Birmingham

Any patient who was diagnosed with breast cancer more than a year ago is eligible to use the clinic for specialized follow-up care.

Stanford's Gretchen Daily Wins the $450,000 Blue Planet Prize

Stanford’s Gretchen Daily Wins the $450,000 Blue Planet Prize

The Blue Plant Prize, considered by many scholars as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in environmental science, is awarded to an individual or an organization whose work has and continues to contribute significantly to the improvement of the global environment.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

Isabel Montanez, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her scientific contributions to geology, her service to the society, and for mentoring young women geoscientists. She will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in October.

Diane Lipscombe of Brown University Chosen to Lead the Society for Neuroscience

Diane Lipscombe of Brown University Chosen to Lead the Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neurosciene is the world’s largest organization devoted to the study of the brain and nervous system. It has nearly 38,000 members from 90 countries around the world.

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Julia Cronin-Gilmore of Bellevue University in Nebraska, Claire Renzetti of the University of Kentucky, Sarah Jane Brubaker of Virginia Commonwealth University, Cora Downs at the University of Kansas, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Mary Splide, the outgoing president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Another Women's College Decides to Become Co-Educational

Another Women’s College Decides to Become Co-Educational

The University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, announced that men will be eligible for admission to all of the university’s undergraduate programs, effective for students entering in the fall of 2018.

Women in Engineering Are Tracked Into Management, Not Technical, Roles

Women in Engineering Are Tracked Into Management, Not Technical, Roles

A new study by M. Teresa Cardador, a professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, finds that increased efforts to promote women to managers in engineering fields, leaves smaller numbers of women in technical fields in engineering.

Princeton's Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Princeton’s Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Tracy Smith is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, and director of the university’s Program in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She joined the faculty at Princeton in 2005.

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Sexual Abuse of Early Maturing Girls

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Sexual Abuse of Early Maturing Girls

A new study by scholars at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University find that early maturing girls are more likely to be abused if their friend group contains a large number of boys.

Linda Skitka Chosen to Lead the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Linda Skitka Chosen to Lead the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Founded in 1974, the society is the largest organization of social psychologists and personality psychologists. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the society has about 7,500 members. Dr. Skitka is a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

After teaching at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Professor Burnett joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1961 and was promoted to full professor in 1970. She served as chair of the department of classical languages and literatures from 1969 to 1972. She retired in 1992.

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.

Mills College Announces Some Cuts to Deal With a Persistent Deficit

Mills College Announces Some Cuts to Deal With a Persistent Deficit

Last month, Mills College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Oakland, California, had issued a general “Blueprint for Restructuring” to deal with a persistent deficit. Now some details are beginning to emerge.

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Drew Faust Will Step Down as President of Harvard University Next June

Drew Faust Will Step Down as President of Harvard University Next June

Dr. Faust became the first woman president of Harvard University in July 2007. At the time of her appointment, she was serving as the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Earlier, she served for 25 years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

Five Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Positions

Five Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Positions

They are Joan Hirt, a professor of educational leadership at Virginia Tech, Laurel Jones, president of Cabrillo College in California, Dian Fox, a professor of Hispanic studies at Brandeis University, Milla Cozart Riggio, a professor of English at Trinity College in Connecticut, and Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University.

University of California, Berkeley to Build a Huge Gender-Inclusive Locker Room

University of California, Berkeley to Build a Huge Gender-Inclusive Locker Room

he university has announced plans to renovate existing locker room space at its Recreational Sports Facility to include a new 4,500-square-foot gender neutral locker room. The new locker room will offer private changing rooms, showers, lockers, and bathroom stalls that can be used by any student.

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Since 2008, Christie Henry has been serving as editorial director for sciences, social sciences, and reference at the University of Chicago Press. She joined the University of Chicago Press in 1993 as an editorial assistant.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Marta Gutman of the City University of New York Honored by the Society of Architectural Historians

Marta Gutman of the City University of New York Honored by the Society of Architectural Historians

The Spiro Kostof Award from the Society of Architectural Historians is given to the author of a book that made the greatest contribution to the understanding of the growth and development of cities. Dr. Gutman received the award earlier this month in Glasgow, Scotland.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

The five new deans are Elizabeth Frombgen at Thiel College in Pennsylvania, Linda Caron at Wright State University in Ohio, Julie Zerwic at the University of Iowa, Mary Farrell at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Donna M. Eddleman at the University of Redlands in California.

Arlene Sharpe Is the Only Woman Among the Five Winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Arlene Sharpe Is the Only Woman Among the Five Winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Arlene Sharpe, the George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology at Harvard Medical School, is being honored for transformative discoveries in the field of cancer immunology. She will share a $500,000 award with four other winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize.

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Dr. Grotz is a professor in the department of English at the University of Rochester. Professor Grotz attended the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in 1995 and has returned every year since, except for one. She joined the staff of the organization in 1997 and was named assistant director in 2005.

Clemson University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Rhetoric Society of America

Clemson University Scholar Wins Book Award From the Rhetoric Society of America

Cynthia Haynes, professor of English at Clemson University in South Carolina, has won the annual book prize from the Rhetoric Society of America. Professor Haynes has taught at Clemson University since 2006.

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

College Women Who Hold on to Traditional Gender Stereotypes May Be Prone to Unhealthy Relationships

College Women Who Hold on to Traditional Gender Stereotypes May Be Prone to Unhealthy Relationships

A new study led by Stacey J.T. Hust, an associate professor in the College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, finds that women college students who held traditional stereotypes on the role of women in society were less likely to refuse unwanted sexual advances.

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Since 2008, Dr. Wyke has been serving as vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Maine System. She had served as interim president of the Augusta campus for six months in 2015. Dr. Wyke is the former commissioner of the Department of Administration and Finance for the state of Maine.

Eight Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Eight Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

This year 27 new American members were elected to the American Philosophical Society along with five foreign members. Of the 27 new American members this year, 10 are women and eight of these women have current ties to the academic world.

Study Finds That Lower Resting Heart Rates of Men Contribute to the Gender Gap in Criminal Activity

Study Finds That Lower Resting Heart Rates of Men Contribute to the Gender Gap in Criminal Activity

It is well known that men are far more likely to participate in criminal activity, particularly violent crime, than women. A new study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania finds that that the lower resting heart rate of men compared to women can explain between 5 and 17 percent of the gender gap in criminal activity.