RSSArchive for 2019

Smith College Launches $75 Million Fundraising Initiative to Support Student Financial Aid

Smith College Launches $75 Million Fundraising Initiative to Support Student Financial Aid

The fundraising effort, “Here For Every Voice,” seeks to secure immediate-use gifts through The Smith Fund, as well as planned gifts and endowed funds that will benefit students at Smith in perpetuity. So far, the campaign has raised close to $32 million.

Simmons University Establishes Three New Certificates for Master of Social Work Students

Simmons University Establishes Three New Certificates for Master of Social Work Students

Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts, has created three new certificates for online masters of social work students: practice with groups and families, mental health practice, and trauma practice.

Three Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in the Stanford University Office of Student Affairs

Three Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in the Stanford University Office of Student Affairs

Emelyn dela Peña has been named associate provost for inclusion, community, and integrative learning. Rosalind Conerly has been named associate dean of students and director of the Black Community Services Center and Elvira Prieto has been promoted to associate dean of students and director of El Centro Chicano y Latino.

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Bradley LeFlore, 1940-2019

In addition to serving as poet laureate for the city of St. Louis, LeFlore was an educator. She was the first African American assistant dean of students at what is now Webster University in Missouri.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be 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.

Eight Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Positions as Deans

Eight Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Positions as Deans

Thew new deans are Laura Belmonte at Virginia Tech, Anita Welch at Wayne State, Allison Danell at East Carolina University, Karinna M. Vernaza at Gannon University, Carol M. Musil at Case Western Reserve University, Leslie Wolf at Georgia State, Nicole Curvin at Middlebury College in Vermont, and Amy Radford-Popp at Olivet College in Michigan.

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

The new center aims to increase the number of women students and faculty in engineering and support women in the discipline by hosting events and providing professional development opportunities. Rachelle Heller, a professor of computer science, will serve as the center’s inaugural director.

In Memoriam: Kristi Larkin Havens, 1964-2019

In Memoriam: Kristi Larkin Havens, 1964-2019

Dr. Havens joined the University of Tennessee’s department of English in 1996 as a lecturer. She taught courses on composition, public writing, women in American literature, and African-American literature.

Rosemary Balsam Will Be the First Woman in the U.S. to Receive the Sigourney Award

Rosemary Balsam Will Be the First Woman in the U.S. to Receive the Sigourney Award

Rosemary Balsam is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She is the first woman in the United States to receive the Sigourney Award, which honors outstanding work that advances psychoanalysis.

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

The women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, Mary Murphy at Indiana University, Ute Poerschke at Pennsylvania State University, Nancy Netzer at Boston College, and Martine Haas at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

Kent State University in Ohio Honors Its Outgoing President

Beverly J. Warren, president of Kent State University in Ohio, will step down from her position on June 30, 2019. To recognize her accomplishments over her five-year tenure, the Kent State University board of trustees has voted to name the university’s new Student Recreation and Wellness Center in her honor.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

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

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are: Frances Negrón-Muntaner of Columbia University, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham of Carnegie Mellon University, Linda Hirst of the University of California, Merced, Alsion Butler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Anne Kapuscinski, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Nancy Deloye Fitzroy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Four Women Faculty Members Earn Promotions at the University of Mobile in Alabama

Four Women Faculty Members Earn Promotions at the University of Mobile in Alabama

The four promotions were awarded to Barbara Brousseau in French, Cassidy Cooper in sociology, Melissa Thomas in kinesiology, and Rachel Counselman in English.

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

The report found that women in tech fields are “portrayed in ways that overemphasize their appearance and sexuality.” They also found that women in tech are often referred to as “exceptional” implying that a woman’s achievements are “abnormal.”

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Donde Plowman Named Chancellor of the University of Tennessee

Currently Dr. Plowman serves as executive vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Earlier in her career, Dr. Plowman served as a professor of management at the University of Tennessee and was head of the university’s management department from 2008 to 2010.

Study Finds Both Men and Women Perceive Women Who Drink as Less Human and More Sexually Available

Study Finds Both Men and Women Perceive Women Who Drink as Less Human and More Sexually Available

On average, when participants saw a woman holding a beer bottle, they believed she possessed less human characteristics than participants who saw a woman holding a water bottle. However, this disparity was not seen among participants who viewed a man holding a beer bottle and those who saw a man holding a water bottle.

Audrey Bilger Will Be the First Women President of Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Audrey Bilger Will Be the First Women President of Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Currently, Dr. Bilger serves as vice president for academic affairs, dean of the college, and professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Earlier in her career, she spent 22 years at Claremont McKenna College.

Study Finds Adolescent Girls Are More Likely Than Boys to Be Bullied and Attempt Suicide

Study Finds Adolescent Girls Are More Likely Than Boys to Be Bullied and Attempt Suicide

Many schools have been cracking down on physical bullying, which is more common among male adolescents. For girls, bullying is more often relational bullying, such as excluding someone from activities and social circles, or spreading rumors about them. This type of bullying is more difficult for adults to detect.

Women Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges in the Western United States

Women Appointed to Lead Three Community Colleges in the Western United States

The three women who were appointed community college presidents are Angelica Suarez at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, Monica Torres at Dona Ana Community College at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, and Kim Hoffmans at Ventura Colllege in California.

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.

Report Shows Large Gender Pay Gap Among University of Virginia Faculty

Report Shows Large Gender Pay Gap Among University of Virginia Faculty

According to a new report based on data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request by editors at The Cavalier Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Virginia, women faculty earned an average of $33,939 less than male faculty in 2018-2019.

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

The group aims to increase the visibility and voices of women in architecture, bring awareness to the gender disparity in the profession, and empower female architects to grow, succeed, and become leaders in the industry.

Four Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Named to Provost Positions at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to provost positions are Emily A. Carter at the University of California, Los Angeles, Mitzi Montoya at Washington State University, Linda Strong-Leak at Berea College in Kentucky, and Julie Sandell at Suffolk University in Boston.

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: Claire Hill Collins, 1975-2019

In Memoriam: Claire Hill Collins, 1975-2019

Claire Collins was assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She began her career at the university in 2010 as an administrative assistant in the Public Policy Institute.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Posts in Higher Education

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Posts in Higher Education

The three women who are leaving their posts are Susan Day at Virginia Tech, Patricia White, dean of the School of Law at the University of Miami, and Joyce E. Smith, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

In Memoriam: Kris Watson, 1973-2019

In Memoriam: Kris Watson, 1973-2019

Watson was assistant director of information access in disability services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She had been a member for the university community for 28 years, beginning as a student in 1991.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Currently, Van der Vliet Oloomi is an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She is being honored for her novel that tells the story of a young woman who leaves New York and retraces the path she took with her father from Iran to the United States.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

The 10 new deans at colleges and universities across the United States are Jennifer Collins, Laura Auricchio, Gwyneth Price, Amy Lauren Fairchild, Raka Ray, Diana Martinelli, Karen Muncaster, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lori Messinger, and Lisa Dutton.

University of California, Berkeley's Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

University of California, Berkeley’s Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

Dr. Nakamura, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics and a faculty affiliate with the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored by the American Economic Association.

Four Women Named Distinguished Professors in the State University of New York System

Four Women Named Distinguished Professors in the State University of New York System

The four women faculty members appointed to Distinguished Professer positions in the State University of New York System are Margaret A. Turk at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, Lisa Jean Moore at Purchase College, Nkiru Nzegwu at Binghamton University, and Tiantian Zheng at SUNY Cortland.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

The honorees are Sandra Faber of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Abigail Latimer of the University of Kentucky, Denise Dowling of the University of Montana, Julie Barnes of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Amy Gaffney of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and the late Carolyn Lewis Attneave of Stanford University.