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Cedar Crest College to Offer Qualified Students Same Tuition They Would Pay at Flagship Public Campus in Their State

Cedar Crest College to Offer Qualified Students Same Tuition They Would Pay at Flagship Public Campus in Their State

The State Tuition Access Rate (STAR) program will offer a private liberal arts education at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to qualified women students at the same tuition they would pay at the flagship public university in their home states.

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.

Where Do Women's Colleges Stand in the New <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in the New U.S. News Rankings?

The magazine U.S. News and World Report recently issued its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Several women’s colleges are included in the rankings of the top 35 best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Sherine Obare to Lead the the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro, North Carolina

Sherine Obare to Lead the the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro, North Carolina

Sherine O. Obare has been serving as associate vice president for research and a professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University. Dr. Obare also serves as a research leader fellow at the American Public and Land-Grant University Council on Research.

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven 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.

Princeton University's Jo Dunkley Will Be Honored With the New Horizons in Physics Prize

Princeton University’s Jo Dunkley Will Be Honored With the New Horizons in Physics Prize

Jo Dunkley, a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University in New Jersey, will receive a 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize. The New Horizons Prize is worth $100,000. It is part of a family of awards from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Dean

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Dean

The new deans are Shanna L. Howell at the Bristol Community College New Bedford Campus in Massachusetts, Wanda C. Gonsalves at Kentucky State University, Barbara Lee Bass at George Washington University, Janelle Chiasera at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, and Annette B. Wysocki at Stony Brook University in New York.

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Supporting outstanding postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since 2007, the Blavatnik Regional Awards recognize outstanding researchers in three scientific disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Melanie Wilcox of Oklahoma State University Wins Three Awards from the American Psychological Association

Melanie Wilcox of Oklahoma State University Wins Three Awards from the American Psychological Association

Dr. Wilcox joined the College of Education, Health and Aviation faculty at Oklahoma State University in 2018. Prior to coming to OSU, Wilcox was an assistant professor and director of the Psychological Services Clinic at Louisiana Tech University.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Isabela Mares at Yale University, Camellia Okpodu at Xavier University of Louisiana, Victoria Niederhauser at the Univerity of Tennessee College of Nursing, and Ellen Pawlikowski at the School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.

Report Documents the Attrition of Women Faculty as They Move Up the Academic Ladder

Report Documents the Attrition of Women Faculty as They Move Up the Academic Ladder

The results showed that despite the fact that women make up a majority of all undergraduate and graduate students in STEM disciplines, they make up 42 percent of assistant professors, 34.2 percent of associate professors, and 23.4 percent of full professors.

Christina Drale Is the New Leader of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Christina Drale Is the New Leader of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Drale has served as interim executive vice chancellor and provost of the campus since October 2018. A member of the university’s administration since 2006, Dr. Drale was associate vice chancellor for faculty relations and administration before being named interim provost last year.

Study Finds Longer Tests Can Eliminate the Gender Scoring Gap in STEM

Study Finds Longer Tests Can Eliminate the Gender Scoring Gap in STEM

The researchers found that the longer the test, the lower the gender gap. The authors report that “for more than 20 percent of the countries where male students had an initial advantage in math and science, this gap was completely offset or even reversed after two hours of test-taking.”

Wendy Hensel is the New Provost at Georgia State University in Atlanta

Wendy Hensel is the New Provost at Georgia State University in Atlanta

She has served in the post on an interim basis since July 1. Prior to serving as interim provost, Hensel served as interim and full dean of the College of Law from 2017 to 2019, as well as the first associate dean for research and faculty development from 2012-2017.

Research Finds an Easy Way to Increase Women's Participation in STEM Courses

Research Finds an Easy Way to Increase Women’s Participation in STEM Courses

NaLette Brodnax, an assistant professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, created a set of brochures that were integrated into the advising process during freshman orientation so women could see how a technology class would align with their degree requirements and with their interests.

Three African American Women University Presidents Announce Their Retirements

Three African American Women University Presidents Announce Their Retirements

WIlma Mishoe, president of Delaware State University, and Lucille H. Mauge, who until recently was interim president of Calrk Atlanta University, will retire at the end of 2019. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, president of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, will retire at the end of the current academic year.

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

Dr. Rosen joined the Cornell Univerity faculty in 1978 as an instructor. She was named full professor in 1994. Professor Rosen retired in 2010. Professor Rosen’s research was focused on relational grammar, a framework she helped create.

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.

Utah State University Is Broadening the Scope of Its Women and Gender Studies Programs

Utah State University Is Broadening the Scope of Its Women and Gender Studies Programs

The new Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research at Utah State will provide a broader focus on issues at the intersection of identities, such as gender and gender identity, race, class, sexual orientation, nationality, and disability.

In Memoriam: Carole Bellini-Sharp

In Memoriam: Carole Bellini-Sharp

Dr. Bellini-Sharp joined the faculty at Kirkland College in 1973 as an assistant professor of drama. After Kirkland merged with Hamilton College in 1978, she remained on the faculty where she was instrumental in shaping Hamilton’s theatre program.

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.

Wellesley College Hosts Workshop Aimed at Teaching Middle Schoolers About Healthy Social Media Use

Wellesley College Hosts Workshop Aimed at Teaching Middle Schoolers About Healthy Social Media Use

Throughout the workshop, the participating students engaged in discussions on how apps are created and learned about basic coding concepts. They also contributed to the design of a research-based app Dr. Charmaraman and Dr. Delcourt are developing to teach middle school students about healthy social media use.

In Memoriam: Betty Ashbury Jones, 1933-2019

In Memoriam: Betty Ashbury Jones, 1933-2019

Betty Ashbury Jones was a former college professor and trustee emerita at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2015, the college named its School of French in honor of Betty Jones.

For the First Time in History, Women Make Up the Majority of First-Year Law Students at the University of Alabama

For the First Time in History, Women Make Up the Majority of First-Year Law Students at the University of Alabama

This historic milestone at the University of Alabama mirrors a national trend. According to the American Bar Association, women have outnumbered men in law school classrooms across the country since 2016.

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

The University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize supports publication of the first book by an emerging scholar presenting new research in modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Winners have their books published by the University of California Press

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Boston College Scholar Wins the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Boston College Scholar Wins the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest

Janet E. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and director of  Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She was honored at last month’s annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

The women appointed to dean posts are Marlyn Delva at Columbia University, Mary Huff at Bellarmine University, Takita Felder Sumter at Winthrop University, Camilla P. Benbow at Vanderbilt University, Jerri A. Haynes at Tennessee State University and Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Hale Ann Tufan of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Nancy Joy, a professor of horn performance at New Mexico State University, Lora Walsh, a scholar of biblical literature at the University of Arkansas, and Carol A. Fierke, provost and professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University.

New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education for Thirteen Women

New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education for Thirteen 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.

Arizona State University Adds Three Women to Its English Department Faculty

Arizona State University Adds Three Women to Its English Department Faculty

Emily Cooney and Andrea Dickins are new lecturerers in Arizona State University’s writing program. Kathleen Hicks was named director of online programs. She has previously taught composition in the university’s English department.

Nancee Sorenson Is the New Chancellor of Louisiana State University Eunice

Nancee Sorenson Is the New Chancellor of Louisiana State University Eunice

Since 2015, Dr. Sorenson has served as president of Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus, in Florida. Earlier, she held several administrative posts and was acting president at Pima Community College in Tuscon, Arizona.

Why Are Women College Athletes More Prone to Concussions Than Their Male Peers?

Why Are Women College Athletes More Prone to Concussions Than Their Male Peers?

The reasons that women athletes have nearly double the risk of concussion compared to their male counterparts are not clear. Possible factors include head and neck strength, hormonal differences, and a difference in the reporting habits of a concussion between boys and girls.