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Leila Hamdan Chosen to Lead the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Leila Hamdan Chosen to Lead the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Dr. Hamdan is an associate professor of coastal sciences and interim associate director of the School of Ocean Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. She will become president of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation in 2021.

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

A new study by Andrea Foulkes a professor of mathematics and statistics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, finds that women comprise less than a quarter of editorial board members on prestigious journals in statistics and biostatistics.

Suzanne Blum Malley Will Be the Next Provost at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Suzanne Blum Malley Will Be the Next Provost at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Dr. Blum Malley currently serves as senior associate provost and a member of the English department faculty at Columbia College in Chicago. She joined the faculty at the college in 1995 as an assistant professor of English. Dr. Blum Malley will begin her new duties in January.

Addresssing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

Addresssing the Lack of Women in Leadership Positions in Academic Pediatrics

in 2017, women were 35 percent of all physicians in the United States but 63 percent of all pediatricians. Women made up 57 percent of all medical school faculty in pediatrics but were just 35 percent of all full professors in pediatrics and 26 percent of pediatric department chairs.

Boise State University Scholar Named President-Elect of Respiratory Care Society

Boise State University Scholar Named President-Elect of Respiratory Care Society

Samantha Davis, clinical assistant professor in the department of respiratory care at Boise State University in Idaho, has been elected president-elect of the Idaho Society for Respiratory Care for the year 2020. Davis will serve one year as president-elect and then will serve the Idaho Society for Respiratory Care as president for the year 2021.

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was a professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, professor emerita of law at Syracuse University in New York, and one of the first African American students to enroll at Duke University in North Carolina.

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 New Women Assistant Professors at Princeton University in New Jersey

Five New Women Assistant Professors at Princeton University in New Jersey

The five new women who were hired as assistant professors at Princeton University are Renèe Bolinger in politics, Isadora Moura Mota in history, Evrydiki Nestoridi in mathematics, Stefana Parascho in architecture, and Elissa M. Redmiles in computer science.

Women's Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell University Doubles in Size

Women’s Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell University Doubles in Size

W.E. Cornell was founded last year to empower and train women entrepreneurs in Cornell University’s STEM programs. The program aims to level the playing field by providing members with networking, mentoring and training opportunities to help them compete for venture capital.

In Memoriam: John Miriam Jones, 1924-2019

In Memoriam: John Miriam Jones, 1924-2019

Dr. Jones was appointed assistant provost at the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and charged with facilitating the integration of the first 400 women students into the 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.

Simmons University to Offer Inter-Professional Informationist Certificate Program

Simmons University to Offer Inter-Professional Informationist Certificate Program

Informationists are librarians or information specialists qualified to engage in research and knowledge management services in clinical care or biomedical research.

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities Who Are 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.

Harvard's Xiaowei Zhuang Wins the $100,000 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize From Rockefeller University

Harvard’s Xiaowei Zhuang Wins the $100,000 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize From Rockefeller University

Xiaowei Zhuang, David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University is being honored for her work on the development of super-resolution and genome-scale imaging techniques that has found new structures in cells, clarified molecular processes, and discovered new types of neurons.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

The new women deans are Susan Anderson at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Ellen McIntyre at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Theodorea Regina Berry at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and Carol Johnson at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala, a professor of physics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution Recipient from the American Physical Society.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Louisiana State University Scholar of Media History Has an Award Named in Her Honor

Louisiana State University Scholar of Media History Has an Award Named in Her Honor

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication has announced the establishment of the Jinx Coleman Broussard Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Media History. Dr. Broussard is the Bart R. Swanson Endowed Memorial Professor in the Manship School of Mass Communications at LSU.

Six Women Scholars Have Joined the Faculty at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts

Six Women Scholars Have Joined the Faculty at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts

The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, has seven new tenure-track faculty on campus this fall. Six of the seven new hires are women: Nina Barzachka, Shreyashi Chakdar, Amy FInstein, Sarah Klotz, Liat Spiro, and Elizabeth Spragins.

The Next President of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

The Next President of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

A native of Australia, Susan Edwards has served as provost at Wright State University since 2018. Prior to coming to Wright State, Dr. Edwards served as vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of biology at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Report Examines the Power Gap in Leadership Positions in Massachusetts Higher Education

Report Examines the Power Gap in Leadership Positions in Massachusetts Higher Education

The report found that while women are a majority of college students in the state, only 37 percent of college and university presidents in the state are women. And the gender gap is even more pronounced at the state’s major universities.

Allana Hamilton Appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents

Allana Hamilton Appointed Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Board of Regents

Dr. Hamilton has been president of Jackson State Community College in Tennessee for nearly three years. Before becoming president of Jackson State Community College in January 2017, Dr. Hamilton was vice president for academic affairs at Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee.

The Gender Gap in Household Income in the United States Remains Large

The Gender Gap in Household Income in the United States Remains Large

The median income of households headed by a single woman in the United States in 2018 was $45,128. For households headed by a single man in 2018, the median income figure was $61,518. For married-couple families, the median income was $93,684.

Alysia Starkey Named the Leader of Kansas State University Polytechnic in Salina

Alysia Starkey Named the Leader of Kansas State University Polytechnic in Salina

Dr. Starkey joined the faculty at the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus in 2002. Before being named interim CEO and dean in 2018 she had been serving as a full professor and as associate dean for academics at the Polytechnic Campus.

Woman's Philanthropy Institute Looks at Nonprofits Dedicated to Women and Girls

Woman’s Philanthropy Institute Looks at Nonprofits Dedicated to Women and Girls

The index identified 45,000 U.S. charities that are dedicated to serving primarily women and girls. In 2016, these organizations received a collective total of $6.3 billion in charitable contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations. This was about 1.6 percent of all donations.

In Memoriam: Emily E. Williamson, 1965-2019

In Memoriam: Emily E. Williamson, 1965-2019

Williamson became director of the Child Development Center at the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2003 and remained in that post until her death. She served as an instructor in family and consumer sciences from 2003 to 2010. She then became an instructor in the School of Education.

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.

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.

Hollins University in Virginia Updates Its Policy on Transgender Students

Hollins University in Virginia Updates Its Policy on Transgender Students

The new Hollins University policy states that “in recognition of our changing world and evolving understanding of gender identity, Hollins will consider for admission those applicants who consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.”

University of California, Berkeley Launches Archive on the Women's Studies Movement

University of California, Berkeley Launches Archive on the Women’s Studies Movement

The archive includes the original papers outlining the proposal to create a women’s studies program. Also included are syllabi from the original courses on women’s studies, correspondence relating to the program, and feminist pamphlets and literature.

Clemson University Holds Workshops for Women Who Own Forestland in South Carolina

Clemson University Holds Workshops for Women Who Own Forestland in South Carolina

The Cooperative Extension service of Clemson University in South Carolina is sponsoring a new statewide educational program designed to prepare family forest matriarchs for the reality that they could someday be left to make management decisions about their forestland.

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: Tracie Gibson

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

Dr. Gibson joined the staff at the University of Massachusetts in 2017. Before coming to Amherst, Dr. Gibson served on the faculty at the University of Texas-Permian Basin and later at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Svetlana Jitomirskaya Selected to Receive the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

Svetlana Jitomirskaya Selected to Receive the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

Svetlana Jitomirskaya, Distinguished Professor of mathematics at the University of California, Irvine, has been named the 2020 winner of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics. She is only the second woman to receive the annual prize – and the first to receive it alone, not jointly.