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Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> 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.

Three New Women Deans at Westfield State University

Three New Women Deans at Westfield State University

Three women have been named as founding deans at Westfield State University in Massachusetts upon the university’s transition to a college structure. Thew new deans are Jennifer A. Hanselman, Juline E. Mills, and Emily B. Todd.

Cornell University is Launching a New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Fields

Cornell University is Launching a New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Fields

Andrea Ippolito, executive director of the engineering management program and eLab instructor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is launching a new program called W.E. (women entrepreneurs) Cornell. Program participants will be provided with networking opportunities, mentorship, and leadership development.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

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 Who Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Stepping down are Mary Beahm at Pennsylvania State University, Joy Kenseth at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Liz Liddy at Syracuse University in New York, and AnnaLee Saxenian at the University of California, Berkeley.

Five New Women Faculty at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina

Five New Women Faculty at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina

The new women faculty members are Nancy Smith in physical therapy, Quiteya D. Walker in rehabilitation counseling, La-Tika S. Douthit in music, Radscheda Nobles in history, politics, and social justice, and Rennae Stowe in health, physical education, and sports studies.

In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

In Memoriam: Linda Rae Daniels, 1953-2018

Linda R. Daniels worked for Ohio University for 18 years, most recently as director of multicultural programs. Earlier, she was on the staff at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for 14 years.

Ohio University Program Supports Women Battling Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Disorders

Ohio University Program Supports Women Battling Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Disorders

The program, entitled “The Write to Recover,” hosts women from the Rural Women’s Recovery (RWR) Program in Athens at the university once a month. The participants are provided with a safe space to express their emotions without judgement by writing in their own personal journal.

Heather Silber Mohamed Wins Award for Best Book on Latino Politics

Heather Silber Mohamed Wins Award for Best Book on Latino Politics

Heather Silber Mohamed, a political science professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, was awarded for the Best Book in Latino Politics for 2017 by the Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association. The honor is given annually to a book that analyzes the political thought and practice of Latinos in the United States.

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

Joan Steitz Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award From the Lasker Foundation

Joan Steitz Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award From the Lasker Foundation

Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, is the recipient of the 2018 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. The award comes with a $250,000 prize.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Jennifer E. Swanberg has been named dean of the School of Professional Studies at Providence College in Rhode Island and Margaret Sova McCabe has been appointed dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout the United States

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout the United States

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

New Research Finds No Gender Difference in Innate Mathematical Ability

New Research Finds No Gender Difference in Innate Mathematical Ability

A new study from the University of Chicago has found that there is no difference in the ability to process numbers between young boys and girls. This contradicts the stereotype that boys are innately superior in math and science.

Nora Miller Named the Fifteenth President of the Mississippi University for Women

Nora Miller Named the Fifteenth President of the Mississippi University for Women

President Miller has worked for the university for 17 years. Most recently, she served as the chief financial officer and has been acting president since March 2018. Before being named senior vice president for administration and chief financial officer, Miller served as vice president for finance and administration for the university for 11 years.

Georgetown University Computer Science Professor Mines #MeToo Movement Data

Georgetown University Computer Science Professor Mines #MeToo Movement Data

The data, mined by a research team at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., found that there have been more than 8.1 million tweets containing #MeToo to date and most tweets were more negative than positive. The project was led by Lisa Singh, a professor of computer science at the university.

Kim Carter Elected President of the Society of Research Administrators International

Kim Carter Elected President of the Society of Research Administrators International

Carter is the executive director of the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration at the University of Kentucky and associate director of the University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Her term as president of the 5,000-member global society will start this October.

New York University Researchers Develop Tool to Help Transgender Women Have a More "Feminine" Voice

New York University Researchers Develop Tool to Help Transgender Women Have a More “Feminine” Voice

A New York University study suggests biofeedback may be used as a tool to help trans women achieve a voice they are comfortable with.

Paulette Dillard Appointed the Eighteenth President of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Paulette Dillard Appointed the Eighteenth President of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Dillard had been serving as interim president of Shaw University since June 2017. Previously, she was the vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university. Dr. Dillard is a trained medical technologist certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

Three Women Appointed to Faculty Posts in the English Department at Arizona State University

Three Women Appointed to Faculty Posts in the English Department at Arizona State University

Lois Brown was named a Foundation Professor and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. Aviva Dove-Viebahn was appointed assistant professor of film and media studies and Jenny Irish is a new assistant professor of creative writing.

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft to Step Down After 19 Years at the Helm

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft to Step Down After 19 Years at the Helm

Since Dr. Genshaft became president in 2000, the university has seen enrollment increase by 40 percent. Graduation rates and research grant levels have tripled and the university’s endowment grew from $254 million to $480 million.

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> 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.

The College of William & Mary in Virginia Celebrates 100 Years of Co-Education

The College of William & Mary in Virginia Celebrates 100 Years of Co-Education

In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This made William & Mary the first public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia to allow the enrollment of women.

Florida International University's New Mentorship Program for Women in STEM Fields

Florida International University’s New Mentorship Program for Women in STEM Fields

Many of the 600 women from underrepresented groups who have graduated with STEM degrees from the university over the last five years, most likely were never taught by a woman.

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Hatton Beck, 1952-2018

Deborah Hatton was professor of special education, emerita, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was the founder and director of the Governor Moorehead Preschool for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

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

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

In Memoriam: Patricia Mercaitis (1950-2018)

Patricia A Mercaitis was a retired associate professor of speech language pathology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She joined the faculty there in 1983 and taught for more than 30 years.

Vanderbilt Begins Planning for Campus Initiatives to Support Women On Campus

Vanderbilt Begins Planning for Campus Initiatives to Support Women On Campus

The provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University, Susan R Wente, has launched a planning phase for a new initiative on the status of women on campus.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members 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.

Six Women Appointed to Tenure-Track Faculty Posts at Macalester College in Minnesota

Six Women Appointed to Tenure-Track Faculty Posts at Macalester College in Minnesota

The six new tenure-track assistant professors are Brianna Heggeseth and Leslie Myint in statistics, Mary Heskel in biology, Morgan Jerald in psychology, and Abigail Marsh and Lauren Milne in computer science.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins the $3 Million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins the $3 Million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, an astronomy professor at the University of Cambridge in England, has won the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. While earning her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, Dr. Bell Burnell was the first scientist to discover pulsars. Her male professor ended up earning a Nobel prize for her discovery.

Two University of Georgia Scholars Honored for Developing a Social Work Education Course

Two University of Georgia Scholars Honored for Developing a Social Work Education Course

Jennifer Elkins, is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and Emma Hetherington is an assistant clinical professor in the School of Law at the University of Georgia. They are being honored by the Council on Social Work Education.