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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.

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.

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

The exhibit is entitled “What Would a Woman Offer Her Country?: Elizabeth Dole’s Ground-Breaking, Trail-Blazing Life of Service.” The exhibition features over 100 items from her personal collections, documenting her career across six decades of public service.

Wesleyan University's Prison Education Program Graduates Seven Women

Wesleyan University’s Prison Education Program Graduates Seven Women

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education began offering classes at the women’s prison in 2013. Since that time, the program has offered nearly 140 classes to more than 150 incarcerated students, according to the university.

Simmons University Partners With Columbia University in Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

Simmons University Partners With Columbia University in Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

Simmons University in Boston, where traditional undergraduate programs are reserved for women, has announced the launch of a new five-year, dual-degree program in engineering with Columbia University. Successful graduates earn a bachelor’s degree from Simmons University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Columbia 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.

Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Promotes and Awards Tenure to Three Women Scholars

Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Promotes and Awards Tenure to Three Women Scholars

Colby College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Waterville, Maine, has announced that it has promoted six faculty members to the rank of associate professor. All three were awarded tenure. Three of these promotions went to women. Megan Cook is an internationally respected scholar of medieval English literature. She is the author of […]

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

The award honors Dr. Faber, a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, “for her outstanding research on the formation, structure and evolution of galaxies, and for her contributions to the optical design of the Keck Telescopes and other novel astronomical instruments.”

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at State Universities

Harriet B. Nembhard was appointed dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. Mari Castañeda has been named dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Northern Colorado has appointed SherRhonda Gibbs as dean of its College of Business.

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Kate Manne associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has won the 2019 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize. The biennial prize is awarded in odd years for the best-published book written by a younger philosophy scholar.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

The five women are Kim Booker in the College of Business at Oklahoma State University, Tonya Butler at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Victoria Sancho Lobis at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Reann LeBlanc at the University of Massachusetts, and Lisa Lesch Palmer at George Washington University.

Florida State University's Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

Florida State University’s Sharon Nicholson Honored by the Humboldt Foundation in Germany

The Humboldt Research Award is granted to researchers whose fundamental discoveries or insights have had a significant impact on their discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Two Women Appointed Pulte Homes Professors of Practice at Virginia Tech

Two Women Appointed Pulte Homes Professors of Practice at Virginia Tech

The Pulte Homes Professorships were established in 2003 by a gift from Pulte Homes to help with the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty members. newly appointed to these endowed professorships are Aleksandra Graff and Lindsay Lally.

International Study Finds That Women Are Underrepresented as First Authors in Medical Research

International Study Finds That Women Are Underrepresented as First Authors in Medical Research

Women published fewer articles, were more often affiliated with institutions in the Western world, and were more likely to publish qualitative studies rather than systematic reviews or experiments. They also found that women were less likely to publish research on clinical trials.

The Inaugural Director of the Nursing School at Grove City College in Pennsylvania

The Inaugural Director of the Nursing School at Grove City College in Pennsylvania

Dr. Janey Roach comes to Grove City College from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Schools of Nursing where she was the director of faculty affairs at Shadyside School of Nursing. She previously served on the faculty of UPMC’s St. Margaret Hospital School of Nursing.

Research Finds That Attractive Women Face a Disadvantage When Applying for Traditional Male Jobs

Research Finds That Attractive Women Face a Disadvantage When Applying for Traditional Male Jobs

The “beauty is beastly” effect suggests that when attractive women apply for masculine jobs in which attractiveness is not relevant, they are hindered by their beauty — particularly in comparison to unattractive women.

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Phoebe A. Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden in July 2014. From 2009 to 2014, she was dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. Chancellor Haddon will continue to fulfill all her duties at Rutgers University-Camden while serving as board chair.

Study Finds a Widespread Gender Gap in Self-Promotion That May Impact Hiring Decisions and Promotions

Study Finds a Widespread Gender Gap in Self-Promotion That May Impact Hiring Decisions and Promotions

A study by Christine Exley of Harvard Business School and Judd Kessler of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania finds that when employers are looking at self-performance reviews, they are more likely to hire those who rate themselves higher. And men tend to rate themselves higher than women.

Connie Walton Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Connie Walton Appointed Provost at Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Walton is a professor of chemistry at the university. Her research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of molecules that exhibit liquid crystalline behavior and polymer synthesis. She holds two U.S. patents. Dr. Walton has served as interim provost since May 2019.

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.

A Novel Approach to Help Fight Sexual Assault on College Campuses

A Novel Approach to Help Fight Sexual Assault on College Campuses

The university is offering free coasters that women can take to bars, parties, and restaurants. The coasters afford users the ability to test their drinks for gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and ketamine, two substances that are used to incapacitate women by rapists.

Two Universities Join Forces to Develop an Educational Program for Women Exiting Prison

Two Universities Join Forces to Develop an Educational Program for Women Exiting Prison

The new initiative is led by Hyunjin Seo, an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Kansas and Baek-Young Choi, associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Stephens College Debuts a New Master's Degree Program in Health Information Management

Stephens College Debuts a New Master’s Degree Program in Health Information Management

The master’s degree program at the women’s college was designed to prepare graduates for executive-level positions in the nation’s rapidly growing medical and health service management industry.

Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Law Schools in the United States

Two Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Law Schools in the United States

Sean Megan Scott was named the next president and dean of the California Western School of Law in San Diego and Camille M. Davidson, a former professor and associate dean at Charlotte School of Law, will become the next dean of the Southern Illinois University School of Law. Both women will take office this coming summer.

Four Women Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Williams College in Massachusetts

Four Women Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Williams College in Massachusetts

The four women scholars promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at Williams College in Massachusetts are Michelle Apotsos in art, Corinna Campbell in music, Susan Godlonton in economics, and Pamela Harris in mathematics.

Two Women Political Scientists From the University of Hawaiʻi Win Book Awards

Two Women Political Scientists From the University of Hawaiʻi Win Book Awards

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua and Noenoe K. Silva, both political science professors in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, have won 2019 Ka Palapala Poʻokela awards from the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association.

C. Nicole Mason Is the New President of the Institute for Women's Policy Research

C. Nicole Mason Is the New President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Prior to taking over the leadership of the Institute, Dr. Mason was the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has also taught at Georgetown University and Spelman College.

Two Women Scholars Presented With Awards in Pharmacy

Two Women Scholars Presented With Awards in Pharmacy

Demetra Antimisiaris of the University of Louisville in Kentucky was honored by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and Edith Nutescu of the University of Illinois at Chicago receied an award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Roberta Herman of the Joslin Diabetes Center, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Jennifer Daniel at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Cheryl A. Brown of Stanford University, Kerry Case at the University of Utah, and Nadirah Pippen at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Kishauna Soljour Receives Dissertation Award From the Council of Graduate Schools

Kishauna Soljour Receives Dissertation Award From the Council of Graduate Schools

Bestowed annually since 1982, the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Council of Graduate Schools recognizes recent doctoral recipients who have already made unusually significant and original contributions to their fields.

The Next Provost at the University of Chicago

The Next Provost at the University of Chicago

Dr. Ka Yee C. Lee is a professor of chemistry and has been serving as vice provost for research. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1998 as an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and was appointed full professor in 2008.

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

Dr. Charlton was the first and only woman to serve as the permanent chancellor at both the University of Missouri and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Gender Gap in Finance Faculty Positions at the Leading Business Schools in the United States

The Gender Gap in Finance Faculty Positions at the Leading Business Schools in the United States

According to a new study by scholars at the University of Massachusetts and Yale University, women hold just 16 percent of faculty positions in finance at top U.S. business schools. Women faculty members were less likely to be tenured, are paid less, and tended to be more likely to hold positions at lower-ranked business schools.