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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: MaryLou Butler, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: MaryLou Butler, 1944-2020

Dr. Butler then served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. In 1987, she joined the faculty at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was named president of the college in 1996 and served in that role until her retirement in 2005.

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

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

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.

Two Women Professors Share a National Jewish Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share a National Jewish Book Prize

Nancy E. Berg, professor of Hebrew language and literature at Washington University in St. Louis and Naomi Sokoloff, a professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of Washington in Seattle were presented with the National Jewish Book Award in the anthologies and collections category.

Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Grants Tenure to Five Women

Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Grants Tenure to Five Women

Carleton College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Northfield, Minnesota, has announced that it was promoted six scholars to the rank of associate professor, effective September 1. They were also granted tenure. Five of the six scholars who were promoted are women.

Mary Saunders of Texas Woman's University to Be Honored by the Public Leadership Education Network

Mary Saunders of Texas Woman’s University to Be Honored by the Public Leadership Education Network

Mary Saunders, a retired major general of the U.S. Air Force and the founding executive director of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University, has been selected to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Public Leadership Education Network.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Kathryn Lofton has been appointed dean of humanities at Yale University. Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College in Chicago and Dayna Bowen Matthew will be the next dean of the School of Law at George Washington University.

Harvard University Divinity Student Wins the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Harvard University Divinity Student Wins the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

In addition to her being an award-winning poet, Ariana Reines is also an Obie Award-winning playwright, performing artist, and translator. She has taught at Pomona College, the University of California, Davis, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pittsburgh.

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.

A Check Up on Women in the Dentistry Profession: Progress Is Being Made

A Check Up on Women in the Dentistry Profession: Progress Is Being Made

A research study conducted by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center at the University at Albany’s Center for Health Workforce Studies found that women now make up 30 percent of all dentists, up from 24 percent in 2010.

Barbara Snyder to Serve as President of the Association of American Universities

Barbara Snyder to Serve as President of the Association of American Universities

Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has been chosen to lead the Association of American Universities. The organization represents 63 leading research universities in the United States, as well as two in Canada. She is expected to take on her new role this fall.

Report Finds That the Field of Data Science Has an Image Problem Among Women

Report Finds That the Field of Data Science Has an Image Problem Among Women

A forthcoming report by Boston Consulting Group, entitled What’s Keeping Women out of Data Science, finds that almost half of all women STEM students perceive data science to be overly theoretical, is “nerdy,” is too competitive, and has a low impact on society.

Katherine Douglas Is the New Leader of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York

Katherine Douglas Is the New Leader of Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York

Dr. Douglas has worked in community college education for more than 40 years and was most recently president at Corning Community College in Steuben County, New York. She retired in June 2019 after eight years as president of that college.

Gender Differences in Lifetime Publishing Productivity Are Largely the Result of Career Length

Gender Differences in Lifetime Publishing Productivity Are Largely the Result of Career Length

A new study, published on the website of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that in many scientific disciplines men and women publish a comparable number of papers per year and have an equivalent career-wise impact for the same total number of publications.

Tina Heafner Elected President of the National Council for the Social Studies

Tina Heafner Elected President of the National Council for the Social Studies

Dr. Heafner is a professor in the department of middle, secondary, and K-12 education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.Dr. Heafner is a long-time member of the National Council for the Social Studies and has served in a number of leadership positions for the organization.

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

After teaching at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dr. Kasfir joined the Emory University faculty in 1989. She was an internationally renowned scholar of contemporary African art.

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.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Four Women Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Stepping down from their positions are Patricia M. Lampkin at the University of Virginia, Karen P. DePauw at Virginia Tech, Endia Beal at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, and Jeanne H. Balsam at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Breastfeeding Mothers Not Allowed to Attend Women's Conference at Brigham Young University

Breastfeeding Mothers Not Allowed to Attend Women’s Conference at Brigham Young University

The annual Women’s Conference on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, is being held on April 30-May 1. A notice on the conference’s webpage states that: “Infants and young children, including nursing infants, cannot be accommodated.”

University of Hawai'i Releases Results of Student Survey on Sexual Misconduct

University of Hawai’i Releases Results of Student Survey on Sexual Misconduct

The survey reported an uptick in reported incidents of sexual assault and misconduct from a similar survey conducted two years ago. But the university stated that “this was expected with greater awareness of these issues on UH campuses and in the national conversation with the #MeToo movement.”

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties 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.

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

The honorees are Barbra Partee, a professor emerita of linguistics and philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Monica G. Turner, the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Margaret M. Murnane, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Laetitia La Follette Is the New President of the Archaeological Institute of America

Laetitia La Follette Is the New President of the Archaeological Institute of America

Laetitia La Follette is an associate professor and chair of the department of history of art and architecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has taught at the university since 1987. Dr. La Follette specializes in the physical culture of the ancient Mediterranean and the protection of cultural heritage.

National Science Foundation to Name an Astronomical Observatory in Chile for Vera Rubin

National Science Foundation to Name an Astronomical Observatory in Chile for Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who confirmed the existence of black matter in the universe and taught at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will be recognized by having the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope facility in Chile named in her honor.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Annmarie Caño will be the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Kathrin Engisch has been named interim dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and Sonja S. Watson was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Texas Chrisitan University in Fort Worth.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Be Honored With the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for 2020

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Be Honored With the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for 2020

Bonnie L. Bassler is the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the department of molecular biology at Princeton University in New Jersey. She will be honored on April 23 at the Allied Genetics Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American 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.

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Since 2014, Dr. Hinton has served as president of the Collge of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Before becoming president at the College of St. Benedict, Dr. Hinton was vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.

Gender Equity in the Legal Profession: Still a Long Way to Go

Gender Equity in the Legal Profession: Still a Long Way to Go

Women now make up a majority of the enrollments and degree earners at American law schools. But they are only 38 percent of the nation’s attorneys, less than 40 percent of the nation’s judges, and only 35 percent of the deans at American law schools.

Columbia College in South Carolina to Admit Men to Residential Programs for the First Time

Columbia College in South Carolina to Admit Men to Residential Programs for the First Time

Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina has announced that for the first time in the school’s 166-year history, it will allow men to enroll as residential students. However, the college states that it hopes to offer two tracks, one for just women and one that will be co-educational.

Study Finds Hollywood Does Not Offer Adequate Production and Marketing Support for Films Starring Women

Study Finds Hollywood Does Not Offer Adequate Production and Marketing Support for Films Starring Women

Authors Stacy Smith and Rene Weber found that when controlling for a set of production, distribution, and exhibition factors, films with female lead or co-lead characters do not perform significantly different than those with male lead characters domestically and internationally.

Katie Conboy Selected to Be the Next President of St. Mary's College in Indiana

Katie Conboy Selected to Be the Next President of St. Mary’s College in Indiana

Since 2013, Dr. Conboy has served as provost and senior vice president at what is now Simmons University in Boston. Earlier, she was a professor of English literature and later provost at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. She will become president of St. Mary’s College on June 1.

International Study Finds Large Scale Dissatisfaction in Body-Image Among Women

International Study Finds Large Scale Dissatisfaction in Body-Image Among Women

The authors note that “greater breast size dissatisfaction was associated with poorer breast awareness, as indexed through lower breast self-examination frequency and lower confidence in detecting breast change. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in women worldwide and poor survival rates are reliably associated with poorer breast awareness.”

Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden Announces She Is Stepping Down on July 1

Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden Announces She Is Stepping Down on July 1

Phoebe A. Haddon became the chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden in July 2014. From 2009 to 2014, Haddon was dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. Chancellor Haddon will remain at the university as a professor of law.