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First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Of the 27 high-ranking universities for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 17 schools. Three years ago, women were a majority of the first-year students at only 11 high-ranking universities.

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.

In Memoriam: Zina Tillona, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Zina Tillona, 1929-2018

Dr. Tillona first taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1951 as an instructor in Romance languages. After teaching abroad and at Wellesley College and Boston University, Dr. Tillona returned to Amherst in 1966 as professor of Italian and head of the Italian language program.

Three Generations of Women at the Univerity of Virginia Who Have Worked to Shrink the Gender Gap in Architecture

Three Generations of Women at the Univerity of Virginia Who Have Worked to Shrink the Gender Gap in Architecture

Currently, only 18 percent of practicing architects are women, despite women representing 50 percent of architecture students. Here are three women at the University of Virginia who have worked to shrink the gender gap in the field.

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Eileen Haughey Searls, 1925-2019

Professor Searls joined the Saint Louis University law library faculty in 1952, after the school had reopened following World War II. She remained there until her retirement in 2000.

Dartmouth College Launches Mandatory Sexual Violence Prevention Course for Faculty and Staff

Dartmouth College Launches Mandatory Sexual Violence Prevention Course for Faculty and Staff

The new initiative comes on the heels of a recent lawsuit filed by seven women that claims that three male professors in the department of psychological and brain sciences “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and even raped female students.”

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Israels Perry, 1939-2018

Elisabeth Israels Perry was professor emerita of history and women’s and gender studies at Saint Louis University. She taught at a large number of academic institutions before settling in at Saint Louis University in 1999.

Colette Geary to Step Down as President of the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota

Colette Geary to Step Down as President of the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota

Dr. Geary first became president of the private Catholic college in 2016. She is the first laywoman to serve as St. Scholastica president and the first woman president since 1975.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties 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.

Titilayo Ufomata Appointed Provost at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana

Titilayo Ufomata Appointed Provost at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana

Currently, Dr. Ufomata had served as special advisor to the president and board of trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She first joined the colleges in 2012 as provost and dean of faculty. She will become provost at St. Mary’s College on June 1.

Naomi Halas Wins the 2019 Spiers Memorial Award From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Naomi Halas Wins the 2019 Spiers Memorial Award From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Halas is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University.

Four Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Four Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Newly appointed to dean positions are Ann Huff Stevens at the University of Texas, Allyson Watson at Florida A&M University, Barbara Hempstead at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Jill Creighton at Washington State University.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Received Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Shelly Peper Sitton of Oklahoma State University, Chitra Nayak at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Julie Reagan at Georgia Southern University, Judith Aissen of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Amanda Murdie of the University of Georgia, and Aaron Fobian of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

New Administrative Appointments Relating to Higher Education for a Dozen Women

New Administrative Appointments Relating to Higher Education for a Dozen Women

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

Study Finds Women and Men Have Equal Wage Negotiation Skills

Study Finds Women and Men Have Equal Wage Negotiation Skills

A new study from researchers at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the University of Georgia has found that there is no difference in wage negotiation skills between men and women. This contrasts previous beliefs that men are better negotiators than women and therefore are more successful in salary negotiations.

Carol Folt Announces She Is Stepping Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carol Folt Announces She Is Stepping Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The resignation announcement was made while the University of North Carolina System’s board of governors was in an emergency session meeting on “issues related to UNC-Chapel Hill’s leadership,” according to board chair Harry L. Smith Jr. The board was not notified in advance of Chancellor Folt’s decision.

Women Remain Largely Underrepresented Among Directors of Top-Grossing Films

Women Remain Largely Underrepresented Among Directors of Top-Grossing Films

A recent study from the University of Southern California found that since 2007, only 46 women directed one of the top 1,200 top-grossing films. Out of the 100 top-grossing films in 2018, only four of the 112 directors or co-directors, or 3.6 percent, were women.

Erica Harden Named President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Sandersville, Georgia

Erica Harden Named President of Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Sandersville, Georgia

Erica Harden began her career at the college in 1990 as director of public relations and marketing and has since held roles as director of admissions, executive director of student affairs, and vice president of academic and student affairs. Most recently, she has served as executive vice president.

Study Identifies Risk Factors Linked to Sexual Violence in College-Age Women's Relationships

Study Identifies Risk Factors Linked to Sexual Violence in College-Age Women’s Relationships

“There’s this idea that sexual violence doesn’t happen in relationships – certainly not in young women’s first relationships – which is absolutely not the case,” said Dr. Angie Kennedy, associate professor of social work at Michigan State University and the lead author of the study.

Patricia Kunz Howard Is the New Leader of the Emergency Nurses Association

Patricia Kunz Howard Is the New Leader of the Emergency Nurses Association

Patricia Kunz Howard, the University of Kentucky HealthCare enterprise director for emergency services, has been named president of the Emergency Nurses Association. She is the first person in the history of the association to be elected president twice.

In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

Dr. Carey taught and conducted research at Emory University School of Nursing for 27 years. In 1976 she assumed responsibility for training clinical nurse specialists in maternal-child health. Her efforts helped create the nurse midwifery, neonatal/perinatal, and child health programs at the nursing school.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

Of the 21 high-ranking liberal arts colleges for which we have data, women were a majority of the entering students at 20 schools. A year ago, women were a majority of the entering students at only 13 schools. This is a major development.

University of Virginia Law School Team Aids Legal Effort to Improve Health Care at a Women's Prison

University of Virginia Law School Team Aids Legal Effort to Improve Health Care at a Women’s Prison

Alumni and students from the University of Virginia School of Law were on a legal team that recently won an injunction against officials at the Virginia Department of Corrections that mandates improve healthcare for women at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Troy, Virginia.

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.

Stetson University Receives Funding for Science Camp for Girls and Other Underrepresented Youths

Stetson University Receives Funding for Science Camp for Girls and Other Underrepresented Youths

The Nina B. Hollis Research Impact Awards provide grants for Stetson research projects that explore ways to improve preschool through high school educational outcomes for girls and other youth who are underrepresented in mathematics and computer science.

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

Bernice Sandler was often referred to as the “godmother of Title IX.” When she applied for her first job in academia, she was told she came “on too strong for a woman.”

Scholar Claims Wichita State University Retracted a Job Offer After She Revealed She Was Pregnant

Scholar Claims Wichita State University Retracted a Job Offer After She Revealed She Was Pregnant

The plaintiff, now a visiting scholar at Oberlin College in Ohio, claims that she was offered a job at Wichita State. After she had mentioned she was pregnant and inquired about childcare facilities on campus, the job offer was retracted, according to the lawsuit.

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

Tasia Smith was the Evergreen Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services at the University of Oregon. Only 32 years old at the time of her death, Dr. Smith had joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2016.

Two Women Scholars Call for Greater Attention to Gender Differences in Opioid Use Disorder

Two Women Scholars Call for Greater Attention to Gender Differences in Opioid Use Disorder

The authors of a commentary in the journal Biology of Sex Differences note that women are more likely than men to be prescribed and use opioid analgesics and that women experience pain and the effects of opioids differently than men. Also, women tend to develop addictions more quickly than men.

In Memoriam: Susan West Marmagas, 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Susan West Marmagas, 1967-2018

Susan West Marmagas was director of the master of public health degree program and associate professor of practice in the department of population health sciences at Virginia Tech and instructor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.

Three Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Susan Grant has retired as director of university housing at North Carolina State University. Judith L. Bonner, provost at Mississippi State University, and Kathy Hart, president of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California, announced that they will step down later this year.

New Duties for Eight Women Scholars in Academia

New Duties for Eight Women Scholars in Academia

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.

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Dr. Boesgaard was honored at the society’s semi-annual meeting in Seattle on January 8 for her work on light-element abundances to test Big Bang nucleosynthesis and for her research on stellar structure and stellar evolution.