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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.

Cornell University Establishes the Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship

Cornell University Establishes the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship

The program provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and resources to build their own businesses. The free, 12-week online program is broken down into six courses that each last for two weeks.

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State-Operated Universities

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State-Operated Universities

Nancy Niemi has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Montserrat Fuentes has been named executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa.

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.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The three women who are leaving their posts are Gail Norris, vice president and general counsel for the University of Rochester, Kimberly Gold, president of Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina, and Eunice John, professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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 Michigan Researchers Adapt Sexual Assault Program for Use at a University in Ghana

University of Michigan Researchers Adapt Sexual Assault Program for Use at a University in Ghana

The program was adapted from Relationship Remix, the sexual violence prevention program delivered to incoming freshman at the University of Michigan. The effort tailored the program to address specific issues facing students at the African university.

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.

Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Jeanine E. Gangeness has been named acting dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Winona State University in Minnesota and Beth A Longenecker has been appointed dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Named Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Named Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Holly Rushmeier at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Usha R. Rodrigues at the University of Georgia, and Gaelyn Garrett at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

In Memoriam: Judy Bolton, 1962-2019

In Memoriam: Judy Bolton, 1962-2019

Dr. Bolton was a Distinguished Professor and head of the medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined the faculty at the university in 1994.

Kim Lee Hughes Elected President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Kim Lee Hughes Elected President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

Dr. Lee Hughes currently serves as an assistant professor in the counseling department in the School of Education at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. She will begin her term as president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development in July.

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Klara Jelinkova is vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice University. She was recognized for “exceptional leadership and service and enabling services and achievements beyond the scope of individual institutions.”

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

The investigators found that first-time grant recipients who were men received a median grant of $165,721. For women first-time grant recipients, the median grant was $126,615. Thus, the median funding for male grant recipients was 31 percent higher than the median amount awarded to women.

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson Named as the Next Leader of the University of Texas at El Paso

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson Named as the Next Leader of the University of Texas at El Paso

Since May 2017, Dr. Wilson has been Secretary of the United States Air Force. Earlier in her career, she was president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. From 1998 to 2009, Dr. Wilson served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico.

Survey Examines Lactation Facilities and Planning at Colleges and Universities

Survey Examines Lactation Facilities and Planning at Colleges and Universities

This study explores the planning and design of lactation spaces on college and university campuses from the perspectives of campus planners and facility professionals, administrators, and other decision-makers.”

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Dr. Brickhouse has been serving as provost at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Earlier, she served for 27 years at the University of Delaware in several senior administrative roles including deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and director of the School of Education.

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Several nations now require companies to make their wage data public in an effort to encourage them to pay men and women equally. A recent study of companies in Denmark co-authored by scholars at several U.S. universities finds that when this policy is enacted, the gender pay gap shrinks.

Deborah Fox Chosen as the Next President of Highlands Community College in Kansas

Deborah Fox Chosen as the Next President of Highlands Community College in Kansas

Fox currently serves as the director of business operations and management for the public school district in Independence, Kansas. Earlier in her career she was vice president for finance and operations at Highlands Community College.

The First All-Women Senior Editorial Board at the <em>Cornell Law Review</em>

The First All-Women Senior Editorial Board at the Cornell Law Review

he Cornell Law Review has elected a senior editorial board made up entirely of women for the first time in the student-edited journal’s history. The new board also believes that this is the first all-female senior editorial board of a law journal at any of the top 14 law schools in the country.

Six Medical Schools Partner With TIME'S UP Healthcare to Support Women in Medicine

Six Medical Schools Partner With TIME’S UP Healthcare to Support Women in Medicine

The participating institutions are the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, the Drexel University College of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Health, and Yale School of Medicine.

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fairfax served as dean of women at what is now Kentucky State University in Frankfort and at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Five Women Who Have Announced Their Intentions to Retire From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Five Women Who Have Announced Their Intentions to Retire From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

The five women leaving their posts are Wendy Libby, president of Stetson University in Florida, Susan Welch, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Penn State, Catherine Murray-Rust, dean of libraries at Georgia Tech, Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College in New York, and Peggy Bradford, President of Shawnee Community College in Illinois.

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.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Thu H. Le at the University of Rochester in New York, Laura McGuinn at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Olena Morozova Vaske at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Melyna J. Price at the University of Kentucky, and Hui Cao at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

Byers joined the faculty at Salem College in 1957 and served there for the next 35 years. During her tenure, she taught courses in American social and cultural history, British history, American women’s history, U.S. history, and Russian history.

Clemson University Partners With Local Heath Network to Train Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

Clemson University Partners With Local Heath Network to Train Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

The goal is to increase the number of trained sexual assault nurse examiners and the number of certified sexual assault nurse examiners at health care facilities in Greenville and surrounding counties. This will enable the organization to have 24-hour, seven-day-a-week coverage for patients.

Two Women Scholars Among the Five Finalists for President of Boise State University in Idaho

Two Women Scholars Among the Five Finalists for President of Boise State University in Idaho

Susan E. Borrego is currently chancellor and a professor in the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint and Marlene Tromp is provost, executive vice chancellor, and a professor of literature and critical race and ethnicity studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch is a Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on protein folding, which is how an amino acid sequence determines the three-dimensional structure of a protein.

Gianna Mosser is the Next Leader of the Vanderbilt University Press

Gianna Mosser is the Next Leader of the Vanderbilt University Press

Gianna Mosser has been serving as editor-in-chief of the Northwestern University Press in Illinois. She joined Northwestern University Press in 2009 as journal managing editor and project editor. She later worked in acquisitions as an assistant editor and acquisitions editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2016.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Wins 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Wins 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

The award honors individual achievements of curators who make lasting contributions that have shaped the way we conceive of exhibition-making today. The award comes with a $25,000 prize. Professor Christov-Bakargiev, who teaches at Northwestern University, will be honored at a ceremony in New York in April.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

An academic building at Stanford University has been renamed in honor of Carolyn Lewis Attneave, the founder of the Society of Indian Psychologists and the North American Indian Center in Boston. Cynthia Owsley, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was honored by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Foundation for Eye Research.