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Mount Holyoke College's Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

Mount Holyoke College’s Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

M. Darby Dyer, the Kennedy Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was honored for lifetime achievement by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

Harvard University's Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Awarded the Evans Biography Award

Harvard University’s Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Awarded the Evans Biography Award

The Evans Awards, given out by the the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies at Utah State University, honor the best books that focus on the stories of people who shaped the character on the interior West. The award comes with a $10,000 prize.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

The new deans are Martha Spack at Arkansas State University, Marina Kaufman Holz at New York Medical College, Kathleen M. Hagerty at Northwestern University in Illinois, Kimberly Durham at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, Joan Phillips at Barry University in Miami, and Lynn Rainville at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

Five Women Scholars Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Alicia nails of Wayne State University in Detroit, Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor emerita at Princeton University, Mia Moody-Ramirez of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Karen Kirkhart of Syracuse University in New York, and Carolyn B. Murrray of the University of California Riveraide.

Sixteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Sixteen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

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

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Since September 2017, Dr. Anderson has been special advisor to the president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She served as provost and vice president for academic affairs there from 2015 to 2017.

The Gender Gap in Medical School Enrollments Is Disappearing

The Gender Gap in Medical School Enrollments Is Disappearing

New data from the Association of American Medical Colleges shows that during the 2017-18 academic year, there were 43,571 women enrolled in U.S. medical schools and 46,571 men. In 2017, for the first time in history, women outnumbered men as first-year medical school matriculants.

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Mary Gallagher Appointed President of Los Angeles City College

Dr. Gallagher has served as interim president since January 2018. Previously, she served as vice president of administrative services at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and was acting president of that college for eight months.

Women Scientists Receive More Negative Comments on YouTube Than Men

Women Scientists Receive More Negative Comments on YouTube Than Men

The data showed that 14 percent of the comments posted on videos made by women were critical, compared to just six percent for men. Nearly 5 percent of comments were related to the woman’s appearance. Only 1.4 percent of the comments on men’s videos were related to appearance.

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

The New President of Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts

For the past two years, Dr. Salomon-Fernandez has served as president of Cumberland County College in Vineland, New Jersey. Earlier, she held several positions at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, including interim president.

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women's Athletic Teams

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women’s Athletic Teams

Nationwide, women were 41. 5 percent of all head coaches of women’s teams at 86 colleges and universities that were members of seven major athletic conferences. The percentage varied greatly by sport. For example, 95.7 percent of field hockey coaches were women but there were no women head coaches in triathlon or alpine skiing.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

Cheryl Rodgers was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing where she worked in the children’s oncology group. Dr. Rodgers was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology.

Three Women Scholars Promoted to Full Professor at Princeton University in New Jersey

Three Women Scholars Promoted to Full Professor at Princeton University in New Jersey

Amy Borovy was appointed full professor of East Asian studies at Princeton. Yael Niv was promoted to professor of psychology and a professor at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Sarah Rivett was named a full professor of English and American studies.

MIT Compiles Archives of Its Pioneering Women Faculty Members

MIT Compiles Archives of Its Pioneering Women Faculty Members

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries has launched a new initiative to acquire and preserve the archives of women faculty members. The effort began by asking faculty members who are nearing the end of their careers to consider donating their papers to the archive. So far four faculty members have complied and donated 234 boxes of material to the libraries.

Syracuse University Adds Three Women to Posts in the Division of Marketing and Communications

Syracuse University Adds Three Women to Posts in the Division of Marketing and Communications

Sarah Scalese was promoted to senior associate president for communication. Ellen de Graffenreid was hired as the senior associate vice president for content strategy and Tonya Strong-Charles was appointed executive director for media relations.

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Two Women Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Audrey Anderson, vice chancellor and general counsel at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced that she will step down from her post on July 31 and Carolyn Ainslie, vice president for finance and treasurer at Princeton University in New Jersey is leaving her position in the academic world to become CFO at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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.

Women Making Big Strides in Membership in the National Academy of Medicine

Women Making Big Strides in Membership in the National Academy of Medicine

An analysis of the list of the 70 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine by WIAReport finds that 30, or 43 percent, are women. Most have current affiliations with academic institutions.

Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania Establishes a School of Nursing

Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania Establishes a School of Nursing

Cedar Crest College, the selective liberal arts college for women in Allentown, Pennsytlvania, has announced the establishment of the School of Nursing that will house the college’s extensive undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing. Dr. Wendy Robb will be the inaugural dean of the new School of Nursing.

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.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars 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.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Large Universities

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Large Universities

The new deans are Maria Cancian at Georgetown University, Laura D. Tyson at the University of California, Berkeley, Stephanie Woods at the Texas Tech Health Science Center in El Paso, Kit Pogliano at the University of California, San Diego, and Lorraine Frazier at Columbia University in New York City.

Professor Marsha Huber Honored by the American Accounting Association for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Marsha Huber Honored by the American Accounting Association for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Huber, a professor of accounting at Youngstown State University in Ohio, focuses her research on advancing accounting education through the interdisciplinary application of positive psychology, neuroscience, and educational theories.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The three women appointed to endowed professorships are Valeria Raquel Mas at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Susan Stokes at the University of Chicago, and Carmen Winant at Ohio State University.

University of Chicago's Ayelet Fishbach Honored for Her Research in Social Psychology

University of Chicago’s Ayelet Fishbach Honored for Her Research in Social Psychology

Ayelet Fishbach, the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Sciences and marketing at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.

New Administrative Posts for 15 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 15 Women at Colleges and Universities

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

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The five award winners are Mindy Brashears at Texas Tech University, Torrey Trust at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Rene Revis Shingles at Central Michigan University, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes at Boston College, and Anna Griswold, who recently retired from Pennsylvania State University.

In Memoriam: Kelly Anne Ward, 1963-2018

In Memoriam: Kelly Anne Ward, 1963-2018

Dr. Ward joined the faculty in the department of educational leadership and counseling psychology at Washington State University in 2003 as an assistant professor. At the time of her death, she was a full professor and vice provost for faculty development and recognition.

Carolyn Long to Preside Over the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Carolyn Long to Preside Over the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

For the past seven years, Long has served as president of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley. She is the former chair of the West Virginia University Board of Governors. Earlier, she served as superintendent of the Braxton County, West Virginia, school system.

Study at Cornell University Finds That Scholars More Apt to Refer to Men by Using Only Their Last Name

Study at Cornell University Finds That Scholars More Apt to Refer to Men by Using Only Their Last Name

Study participants were more than twice as likely to call male professionals – even fictional ones – by their last name only, compared to equivalent female professionals. For example, Charles Darwin is often referred to simply as Darwin. But Marie Curie is rarely referred to simply as Curie.

Clemson University's Kathy Headley to Lead the International Literacy Association

Clemson University’s Kathy Headley to Lead the International Literacy Association

Kathy N. Headley, professor of literacy in the College of Education at Clemson University in South Carolina, will serve for one year as vice president and then become president of the board of directors of the association in 2019. She has served on the Clemson University faculty since 1987.

New Report Reveals Gender Differences in Occupations Four Years After College

New Report Reveals Gender Differences in Occupations Four Years After College

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that only 4.6 percent of women who graduated from college in 2008 were employed in STEM fields in 2012. For men the figure was 20.0 percent.

Sally Kornbluth's Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Sally Kornbluth’s Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Dr. Kornbluth became provost on July 1, 2014. Earlier, she had served as the James B. Duke Professor of pharmacology and cancer biology and the vice dean for basic science at the Duke School of Medicine. She will now serve as provost until at least 2024.