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A Women's College to Offer a New Undergraduate Major in Cybersecurity Risk Management

A Women’s College to Offer a New Undergraduate Major in Cybersecurity Risk Management

Bay Path University, a women’s college in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, has announced that it is launching a new undergraduate major in risk management and cybersecurity. The new program will include coursework in data privacy, project management, crisis management, and incident recovery.

Princeton Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley Awarded the Tomossoni Chisesi Prize From the Sapienza University of Roma

Princeton Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley Awarded the Tomossoni Chisesi Prize From the Sapienza University of Roma

The Tomossoni Chisesi Prize encourages and recognizes scientists making outstanding advances in the physical sciences. Dr. Dudley is is being honored for her innovative work exploring the earliest moments of our universe. She is donating the 40,000 Euro prize to the National Society of Black Physicists.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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.

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University's Danielle S. Allen

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University’s Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen, a University professor and professor of government who also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, has been awarded the John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. The prize includes a $500,000 award.

Six Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Six Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Adriana Galván UCLA, Amy Zeng at Suffolk University in Boston, Kathy Berchem at Lake Superior State Univerity in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Betty Telford at Salem College in North Carolina, Kimberly Killmer Hollister at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Genevieve Durham DeCesaro at Texas Tech University.

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Teri Odom, the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University has been selected for the 2020 Centenary Prize which recognizes scientists who are not citizens of the United Kingdom for high-impact research and exceptional communications skills.

New Administrative Positions for Women at Nine Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Women at Nine 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.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

The four women appointed to named professorships are Wendy Cadge at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Penny Kris-Etherton at Pennsylvania State University, Anna Shields at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Susan Madsen at Utah State University.

Study Finds Women Outperform Men in College STEM Courses, But Are Still Perceived as Less Competent

Study Finds Women Outperform Men in College STEM Courses, But Are Still Perceived as Less Competent

The study by researchers at Colorado State University found that women had statistically higher course grades than men, higher university-wide GPAs than men, and were 1.5 times more likely to earn an A or A+ than men. Yet, both men and women students ranked men as the top students in these courses.

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Harring as served as interim president since last summer. In 2017, she was named provost at the college. Dr. Harring has been on the faculty in the college’s psychology department since 1984.

A Huge Gender Imbalance in Leadership Positions in Academic Hospital Medicine Programs

A Huge Gender Imbalance in Leadership Positions in Academic Hospital Medicine Programs

A new study led by Carrie Herkze, an assistant professor of medicine and associate vice chair for clinical affairs in the department of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, finds that 79 percent of academic hospital medicine programs are run by men.

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Mary Croughan Is the New Provost at the University of California, Davis

Dr. Croughan has been serving as a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. From 1987 to 2010, Dr. Croughan served as a faculty member in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Study Finds Judges Who Serve With Women Are More Likely to Hire Women as Clerks

Study Finds Judges Who Serve With Women Are More Likely to Hire Women as Clerks

A new National Bureau of Economics research study by researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Occidental College in Los Angeles, finds that federal appellate judges are more likely to hire women to prestigious court clerkships after serving on panels with female colleagues.

Two Women Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

Two Women Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

Berenecea Johnson Eanes was appointed president of York College in Jamaica, New York. She has served as interim president since September 2019. And Christine Mangino was named president of Queensborough Community College in Bayside, New York. She has been serving as provost at Hostos Community College in The Bronx.

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

Professor Feist-Price currently serves as the vice president for institutional diversity and professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She will begin her new job on August 1.

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.

Texas Woman's University to Add New Master's Degree Program in Biotechnology

Texas Woman’s University to Add New Master’s Degree Program in Biotechnology

Texas Woman’s University will launch a new program this fall that combines biology and business with an industry internship. This professional science master’s (PSM) degree in biotechnology is only the second of its kind in Texas and one of only 39 in the United States.

Five Women Who Have Stepped Down From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Five Women Who Have Stepped Down From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

The women who are stepping down are Anne Prisco, president of Felician University in New Jersey, Mary Larson Diaz at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Holly Hanson at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Frances N. Coleman at Mississippi State University, and Jane Hegland at South Dakota State 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.

In Memoriam: Sister Thomas Welder, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Sister Thomas Welder, 1940-2020

sister Thomas Welder joined the faculty at what was then Mary College in Bismarck, North Dakota, in 1963, where she taught music. She was named president of the educational institution in 1978 and retired in 2009.

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The six women scholars in new roles are Ana María Martínez at Rice University in Houston, Gail Wilson at Oklahoma State University, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, Shoshana Schechter at Yeshiva University in New York, Anne-Marie Schultz at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Honors University of Washington Scholar

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Honors University of Washington Scholar

Tatiana Toro, the Craig McKibben and Sarah Merner Professor in Mathematics at the University of Washington, was honored for “excellence in research among people who have promoted diversity within the mathematical and statistical sciences.”

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Melanie Hatch at Albany State University in Georgia, Nancy Coleman at Harvard University, Kristin Gilger at Arizona State University, Jessica Harpole at the Mississippi University for Women, Susan Ettner at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Kavita Bala at Cornell University in ithaca, New York.

Linda Mayo Wins the Applied Research Ethics National Association Legacy Award

Linda Mayo Wins the Applied Research Ethics National Association Legacy Award

Among her duties at the University of New Mexico, Linda Mayo promotes the safety and protection of those involved in human research by providing support, guidance, and education to research faculty and students to facilitate sound and ethical research.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New University Administrative Roles

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New University Administrative Roles

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

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Heads of Their Departments

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Heads of Their Departments

The new departments heads at Laura Bittner at New Mexico State University, Shawn Ricks at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and Sarah L. Berga of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System.

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

A new study led by Sandra Petersen, a professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, finds that an online mutual-mentoring model can create “trusting and supportive environments” among underrepresented minority women in STEM across academic institutions.

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Selects its Fourteenth President

Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, Selects its Fourteenth President

Dr. Alisa White is currently president of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She previously served as vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Stanford University Has Made Only Snail-Like Progress in Reducing Its Faculty Gender Gap

Stanford University Has Made Only Snail-Like Progress in Reducing Its Faculty Gender Gap

The latest count shows 693 women on the Stanford faculty compared to 1,582 men. Over the past decade, the percentage of women on Stanford’s faculty has increased from 26 percent to 30 percent. In some schools on campus, the percentage of women faculty has decreased or remained stagnant over the last decade.

Karen Whitney to Lead the University of Illinois at Springfield

Karen Whitney to Lead the University of Illinois at Springfield

Dr. Whitney is the president emerita of Clarion University in Pennsylvania and recently served as interim chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Before leading Clarion, Dr. Whitney was vice chancellor for student life at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis from 1999 through 2010.

Survey Reveals That Many Women Economists Feel They Are Not Welcome in the Profession

Survey Reveals That Many Women Economists Feel They Are Not Welcome in the Profession

In a reent survey by the Amerian Economics Association, only 20 percent of women economists agreed with the statement, “I am satisfied with the overall climate within the field of economics.”  Only one quarter of women in the field said they “feel valued.” Just over one quarter of respondents said that they felt “included intellectually within the field of economics.”

Carol Puryear Appointed President of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro

Carol Puryear Appointed President of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro

Dr. Puryear joined the University of Tennessee System in 1994. In 2012, she was named associate vice chancellor for instruction and special projects for the colleges of applied technology. In 2017, Dr. Puryear was promoted to vice chancellor of economic and community development for the Tennessee Board of Regents.

In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Lowitt, 1956-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Lowitt, 1956-2020

Nancy Lowitt was an assistant professor of medicine who had recently been promoted to senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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.