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Report Examines If There Is Gender Bias at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Report Examines If There Is Gender Bias at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

A new study by Science magazine finds that in 2011, women led 27 percent of the labs in the Division of Intramural Research. Today the figure is 23 percent. In contrast, at leading children’s research hospitals comparable percentages of women running research labs were between 30 percent and 47 percent.

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

For the past nine years, Dr. Garrell has served as vice provost of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 1991 and serves as professor of chemistry and professor of bioengineering.

Nations That Allow Exploitation of Women in the Home Also Tend to Have Unstable Governments

Nations That Allow Exploitation of Women in the Home Also Tend to Have Unstable Governments

A new book by women scholars at Texas A&m University and Brigham Young University finds that countries that exploit women within the household have governments that are far more unstable. These countries end up with far worse governments, demographics, economic performance, environmental preservation, and health outcomes.

Suzanne Austin Will Be the Next Provost at the College of Charleston in South Carolina

Suzanne Austin Will Be the Next Provost at the College of Charleston in South Carolina

Dr. Austin has spent the last nine years serving as the senior vice provost and senior international officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining UAB, Austin spent 20 years at the University of Delaware serving in a variety of academic positions.

Major Study Finds Breastfeeding Reduces Mothers' Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer Later in Life

Major Study Finds Breastfeeding Reduces Mothers’ Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer Later in Life

Results showed an 18 percent reduction in risk for women who breastfed less than 3 months per live birth and a 34 percent reduction for women who breastfed 12 months or longer per live birth.

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

The Inaugural President of the United States Naval Community College

The Inaugural President of the United States Naval Community College

Randi Cosentino has been serving as served as the chief academic officer for Guild Education. There, she worked with major Fortune 500 companies to provide college-level education and training to their workforces.

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 Rochester Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

University of Rochester Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The suit, originally filed in 2017, claimed that the university retaliated against and defamed the plaintiffs after they alleged sexual harassment by a faculty member.

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.

Four Women Named Distinguished Professors at Indiana University

Four Women Named Distinguished Professors at Indiana University

Indiana University trustees have approved the appointment of 15 faculty members as Distinguished Professors. This is the highest academic title at the university. Of the 15 new Distinguished Professors, four are women: Lisa Blomgren Amsler, Lynda Bonewald, Lynda Bonewald, and Marietta Simpson.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean posts are Carey Busch at Ohio University, Janice Naegele at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Eboni Nelson at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Maria Donoghue Velleca at the College of William and Mary, and Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachuhsetts at Amherst.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four women faculty members who are taking on new roles are Dorothy Y. Ko of Barnard College in New York City, Erica Cooper at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, and Rebecca Cunningham at the University of Michigan.

Berkeley's Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Dr. Christina Maslach, who joined Berkeley’s faculty in 1971 and is now a profeessor emerita of psychology, is the creator of a workplace exhaustion measure, known as the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which continues to be cited as a standard evaluator of job-related mental stress.

Texas Tech University Professor Mindy Brashears Confirmed as Under Secretary of Agriculture

Texas Tech University Professor Mindy Brashears Confirmed as Under Secretary of Agriculture

Mindy Brashears, a longtime professor of food microbiology and food safety in the department of animal & food sciences at Texas Tech University, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga, professor of social justice education in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was the recipient of the College Student Educators International Lifetime Achievement Award.

Four Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Universities

Four Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Universities

Taking on new roles at major universities are Sherry Kollmann at New Mexico State University, Katie Callow-Wright at the University of Chicago, J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz at the University of Arkansas, and Rebecca Hannagan at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The four women honored with notable awards are Ann Brothers Smith of West Virginia State University, Julie Wheeler at Utah State University, Yoko Kano of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Beatriz Colomina of Prinecton University in New Jersey.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Cathy Eng was named to the David H. Johnson Chair in Surgical and Medical Oncology at Vanderbilt University. M. Lisa Manning has been named the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics at Syracuse University and Tara Leigh Grove will join the University of Alabama School of Law in August as the Charles E. Tweedy, Jr. Endowed Chairholder in Law.

The Gender Pay Gap Is Far Wider for Many Women of Color

The Gender Pay Gap Is Far Wider for Many Women of Color

In 2018, White women earn 79 percent of what is earned by White men. But African American women earn only 62 cents to the dollar compared to the earnings of White men. Hispanics women earned only 54 cents for every dollar earned by White men.

The Next President of Stony Book University of the State University of New York System

The Next President of Stony Book University of the State University of New York System

Maurie McInnis is a cultural historian and since 2016 has served as executive vice president and provost at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she spent nearly 20 years at the University of Virginia, rising to the post of vice provost for academic affairs. She will become president of Stony Brook University on July 1.

How the Level of Education Impacts the Nation's Divorce Rate

How the Level of Education Impacts the Nation’s Divorce Rate

Women with a college education had a 78 percent chance of having their marriage succeed and not end in divorce. For women with only a high school diploma, more than half had a marriage that ended in divorce.

Michelle Marks Appointed as the Next Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver

Michelle Marks Appointed as the Next Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver

Since 2002, Dr. Marks has served in various roles at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, currently as vice president for academic innovation and new ventures. She has also served as vice provost for academic affairs, associate provost for graduate education, and professor of management in the university’s School of Business.

Study Finds an Alarming Rate of Tobacco Smoking Among Low-Income Pregnant Women

Study Finds an Alarming Rate of Tobacco Smoking Among Low-Income Pregnant Women

In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 7.2 percent of women in the U.S. who gave birth in 2016 smoked while pregnant. But a new study led by Karen Tabb Dina, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois. suggests that the rate for low-income women is at least twice as high.

Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson Will Be the First Woman President of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage

Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson Will Be the First Woman President of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage

Davidson is well known to Alaskans, having served as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services and then lieutenant governor. She previously served as senior director of legal and intergovernmental affairs for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

In Memoriam: Ellen Kay Compton, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Ellen Kay Compton, 1938-2020

In 1980, Dr. Compton was hired to work in the special collections unit at the University of Arkansas Libraries. She remained on the staff until 2009. Dr. Compton served as president of the Arkansas Historical Association from 1986-1988.

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.

Dean of the Baylor University School of Nursing to Step Down on June 30

Dean of the Baylor University School of Nursing to Step Down on June 30

Shelley F. Conroy dean of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing at Baylor University in Texas, has decided to step down from her administrative post effective June 30. She has served as dean of the nursing school for eight years.

A Milestone Appointment for a Woman in College Football

A Milestone Appointment for a Woman in College Football

Heather Marini, a native of Australia, was promoted to quarterbacks coach at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the first woman to serve as a position coach in the history of NCAA Division I intercollegiate football.

Three Women Faculty Members at State Universities Who Are Taking on New Roles

Three Women Faculty Members at State Universities Who Are Taking on New Roles

Carey Ellis Laffoon was promoted to full professor of nursing at Arkansas Tech University. Jami Fullerton, a professor of strategic communication at Oklahoma State was named chief editor of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator and Chrysanthi Leon, associate professor of sociology at the University of Delaware, was named deputy director of the university’s honors program.

Harvard University's Lizabeth Cohen Wins the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

Harvard University’s Lizabeth Cohen Wins the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University and former dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, has won the Bancroft Prize in American history and diplomacy, which is administrated by Columbia University.

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Dashiell joined the Ohio University faculty in 1992 and currently serves as an associate professor and associate director of undergraduate programs for the journalism school. Earlier, she taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Indiana University while pursuing her graduate degrees.

Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Fatimah Jackson is a professor of biology and the director of the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the first woman of African descent to receive this prestigious award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.