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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.

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson, a professor of sociology and dean of social science at Columbia University in New York City, will serve as president of the Social Science Research Council for five years beginning in September.

Three Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Kathleen Keane is retiring as director of the Johns Hopkins University Press. Professor of kinesiology Patty S. Freedson has retired from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Ruth A. Knox is stepping down in June from the presidency of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.

Nursing School at Ursuline College in Ohio Enters Into a Partnership

Nursing School at Ursuline College in Ohio Enters Into a Partnership

Under the agreement, students at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus can participate in a three-year, dual enrollment program to become a registered nurse. Then students who complete that curriculum will be eligible to complete a bachelor’s degree from Ursuline College through a one-year online program.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Blasius Corcoran, 1950-2017

In Memoriam: Marjorie Blasius Corcoran, 1950-2017

Dr. Majorie Corcoran joined the faculty at Rice University in 1980. Her research was focused on experimental particle physics.

Two Women Named to Dean Positions

Two Women Named to Dean Positions

Jennifer Green was appointed dean of the library and academic information services at Barnard College in New York City and Margaret L. Williams was named dean of the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Stanford University's Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

Stanford University’s Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

The award is given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana for the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country.

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Taking on new duties are Suzanne Shanahan at Duke University, Alyssa Hasty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Amy Morsman at Middlebury College in Vermont, Keisha R. Callins at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, and Kathy Yadrick at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Two Women Scientists to Share the Japan Prize for Their Work on Genetics

Two Women Scientists to Share the Japan Prize for Their Work on Genetics

Jennifer Doudna, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier, the director of Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, are being honored for their research in gene-editing technology that has led to new therapies for cancer patients and those suffering from heredity diseases.

Seven Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Tasks in Academia

Seven Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Tasks 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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Janie Simms Hipp of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Eva Tardos of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Catherine Dulac of Harvard University, and Susan Goldman of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Wesleyan College in Georgia Appoints Vivia Fowler as Its Next President

Since 2007, Dr. Fowler has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Fowler is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church.

Academic Disciplines With Huge Gender Gaps in Doctoral Degree Awards

Academic Disciplines With Huge Gender Gaps in Doctoral Degree Awards

In 2015, women earned 46.2 percent of all doctorates awarded by universities in the United States. But there are a significant number of disciplines where women earned less than one third of all doctorates. In contrast, there are a large number of fields in which women earned more than three quarters of all doctorates.

The Next Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

The Next Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Marlene Tromp currently serves as vice provost for the West Campus of Arizona State University in Glendale. She also serves as dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and as a professor of English and professor of women’s and gender studies at Arizona State.

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women's Health

Gender Bias Can Produce Stress That Can Negatively Impact Women’s Health

Dr. Kristen Salomon, an associate professor of psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, found that women experienced an increased heart rate and higher blood pressure when exposed to gender discrimination in a controlled experiment.

Four Women Among This Year's 15 Churchill Scholars

Four Women Among This Year’s 15 Churchill Scholars

Churchill Scholars will study for master’s degrees in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.Of the 15 Churchill Scholarships awarded this year, four went to women. A year ago, nine of the 15 winners of Churchill Scholarships were women.

The Nationwide Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

The Nationwide Gender Gap in College Graduation Rates

For all students who enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at the nation’s largest four-year colleges and universities in 2009, 66 percent earned their degrees by 2015. When we break the figures down by gender, we see that 68 percent of women earned their degrees within six years compared to 63 percent of men.

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.

Four Women Scholars Granted Tenure at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Four Women Scholars Granted Tenure at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Macalester College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in St. Paul, Minnesota, has granted tenure to seven faculty members. Four of the seven are women: Zeynep Devrim Gursel in international studies, Rivi Handler-Spitz in Asian languages and culture, Andrea Kaston Tange in English, and Karin Velez in history.

In Memoriam: Jill Carol Dustin, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Jill Carol Dustin, 1959-2017

Jill Dustin was an associate in the department of counseling and human services in the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in 1998.

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for President of Wright State University in Ohio

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for President of Wright State University in Ohio

A search committee at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, has announced a field of three candidates to become the educational institution’s next president. Two of the three finalists are women: Deborah Ford, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and Cheryl Schrader, chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

In Memoriam: Adele Howe

In Memoriam: Adele Howe

Adele Howe was a professor of computer science at Colorado State University. She joined the faculty in 1992 and in 2010 was named Professor Laureate in the university’s College of Natural Sciences.

Two Women Political Scientists at Purdue University to Edit a Major Journal

Two Women Political Scientists at Purdue University to Edit a Major Journal

Nadie E. Brown and Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, both associate professors of political science at Purdue will share duties as lead editor for the journal Politics, Groups and Identities, a publication of the Western Political Science Association.

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Tomoko Sakomura at Swarthmore College, Aimee Bender at the University of Southern California, Anne C. Stone at Arizona State University, Ann-Catherine Sullivan at Norfolk State University in Virginia, Canan Dagdeviren at MIT, Lori Rolando at Vanderbilt University, and Raina Merchant at the University of Pennsylvania.

Two Women Appointed to Dean Posts at the University of California, Davis

Two Women Appointed to Dean Posts at the University of California, Davis

At the University of California, Davis, Lauren E. Lindstrom was named the next dean of the School of Education and Elizabeth Spiller was named dean of the College of Letters and Science.

Two Women Professors Earn Seven Sisters Book Awards

Two Women Professors Earn Seven Sisters Book Awards

The Seven Sisters Book Awards were established in 2015 by author Lynne Hinton to honor women writers. Among this year’s four winners are Jacqueline Allen Trimble chair of the department of languages and literatures at Alabama State University and Kathy Giuffre, a professor of sociology at Colorado College.

Kim Hunter Reed Appointed to Lead the Colorado Department of Higher Education

Kim Hunter Reed Appointed to Lead the Colorado Department of Higher Education

Dr. Reed served as under secretary of education for postsecondary diversity and inclusion in the Obama administration. Earlier, she was chief of staff for the Louisiana Board of Regents and executive vice president of the University of Louisiana System.

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine 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.

Hunter College Scholar Wins the 2016 University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize

Hunter College Scholar Wins the 2016 University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize

Lynda Klich, an assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Hunter College, won the award for her manuscript entitled The Noisemakers: Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1921-1927). The book will be published by the University of California Press.

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Dr. Meredith Woo, a native of South Korea, is the director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations in London. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Woo was the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

The Gender Gap in Doctoral Degree Awards

The Gender Gap in Doctoral Degree Awards

In 2015, women earned 46.1 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded by American universities. But, if we restrict the data to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of this country, we find that 17,872 women earned doctorates. This is nearly 51 percent of all doctoral recipients among U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

The Next Provost at Princeton University in New Jersey

The Next Provost at Princeton University in New Jersey

Dr. Deborah Prentice is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and dean of the faculty at Princeton. Professor Prentice joined the Princeton faculty in 1988. She was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and to full professor in 2000.

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes of Intellectual Abilities Are Apparent at an Early Age

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes of Intellectual Abilities Are Apparent at an Early Age

In an experiment, children ages 5 to 7 were asked about their perception of the intellectual abilities of men and women in a story that was read to them. For children at age 5, boys and girls were equally likely to rate their own gender positively. But by age 7, girls were significantly less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their gender.