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In Memoriam: Sarah Predock Burke Lupinski, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: Sarah Predock Burke Lupinski, 1940-2022

Sarah Predock Burke Lupinski was a professor emerita of modern languages and literatures at Trinity Univerity in San Antonio, Texas. She joined the faculty at the university in 1973 and taught there for 38 years.

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.

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.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

Professor Howard taught and directed the remedial English program at the University of New Mexico before joining the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno in 1963. She was the only woman on the English department faculty at that time. She taught at the university for 37 years and was instrumental in the establishment of the women’s studies program.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

The new deans are Lisa A. Kitko (University of Rochester), Henrietta Williams Pichon (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Sue VandeWoude (Colorado State University), Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah (Virginia Union University), Deborah Crown (Pepperdine University), Carla S. Freeman (Emory University), Viki Williams (Old Dominion University), and Nell Jessup Newton (Wake Forest University).

Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins the Levis Reading Prize From Virginia Commonwealth University

Devon Walker-Figueroa Wins the Levis Reading Prize From Virginia Commonwealth University

Devon Walker-Figueroa has taught undergraduate creative writing at the University of Iowa, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and New York University, as well as composition courses at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn.

A Dozen Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions

A Dozen Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Carlotta Berry Wins the Distinguished Educator Award From the Society of Women Engineers

Carlotta Berry Wins the Distinguished Educator Award From the Society of Women Engineers

Carlotta A. Berry is the Dr. Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. Dr. Berry will receive the award in Houston this October during WE22, a gathering of more than 14,000 women engineers and technologists for professional development, education, networking, and career opportunities.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The women appointed to named chairs are Anamika Dubey in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University, Sarah Kurtz in the School of Engineering at the University of California, Merced, Ange-Marie Hancock at Ohio State University, and Sharon Werning Rivera at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

The Eudora Welty Society Bestows an Award on Western Carolina University Scholar Mae Miller Claxton

The Eudora Welty Society Bestows an Award on Western Carolina University Scholar Mae Miller Claxton

Mae Miller Claxton, an English professor at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, has won the Phoenix Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Eudora Welty Society. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of studies of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Officer Positions at Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Officer Positions at Universities

The new diversity officers are Tina Simpson at the School of Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Alisa Macksey at La Salle University in Philadelphia, J. Camille Hall at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and Greneda Johnson at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

DeBunking the Myth That Women Perform at a Lower Level Than Men in College-Level Mathematical Sciences

DeBunking the Myth That Women Perform at a Lower Level Than Men in College-Level Mathematical Sciences

A study at the University of Nebraska-Omaha found that while men and women in statistics courses scored similarly on exams at the start of the semester, women finished the semester with almost 10 percent higher final exam grades. This was the case even though women had significantly worse attitudes about their mathematical abilities at the start of the semester than their male counterparts.

Donna M. Carroll Selected to Lead North Central College in Naperville, Illinois

Donna M. Carroll Selected to Lead North Central College in Naperville, Illinois

Dr. Carroll recently completed a 27-year presidency at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She is expected to lead North Central College for the coming academic year while a search for a permanent president is conducted.

New Report Examines Gender Differences in Bullying Victimization at School

New Report Examines Gender Differences in Bullying Victimization at School

More than 25 percent of all girls ages 12 to 18 in 2019 reported that they had been bullied at school compared to 19 percent of boys. The largest gender gap was in cyberbullying. More than 22 percent of all girls who were bullied said that they had been victims of cyberbullying. Only 7.6 percent of boys said they were victims of cyberbullying.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa has named Heidi Manning as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Patricia Price was appointed interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Queens College, a campus of the City University of New York and Barbara J. Johnson is the new executive vice president and provost at Talladega College in Alabama.

How Social Media Can Be Used to Counter Negative Stereotypes of Women in STEM Fields

How Social Media Can Be Used to Counter Negative Stereotypes of Women in STEM Fields

In 2018, Alexandra Phillips, now a researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, established Women Doing Science, a site that features photos and profiles of female scientists all over the world. The site currently has almost 100,000 followers. A survey of followers found that images helped alleviate the loneliness of being a woman in a STEM field.

Carmen Simone Selected to Lead Dakota State College in Bottineau, North Dakota

Carmen Simone Selected to Lead Dakota State College in Bottineau, North Dakota

Founded in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry, Dakota State College at Bottineau is now an affiliate campus of Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Most recently Dr. Simone served as president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff.

In Memoriam: Marie Valentine McDemmond, 1946-2022

In Memoriam: Marie Valentine McDemmond, 1946-2022

Marie McDemmond was the first woman to lead Norfolk State University and the first African-American woman to serve as president of a four-year college in Virginia.

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.

Texas Woman's University Debuts a Bachelor's Degree Program in Multicultural Women and Gender Studies

Texas Woman’s University Debuts a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Multicultural Women and Gender Studies

The university already offers a master’s degree, a Ph.D. program, and a graduate certificate program in multicultural women’s and gender studies but until now a bachelor’s degree program has not been offered in the field.

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.

President of York College in Pennsylvania Will Retire at the End of the 2022-23 Academic Year

President of York College in Pennsylvania Will Retire at the End of the 2022-23 Academic Year

Dr. Gunter-Smith became the fourth president of York College in 2013 after serving as provost and academic vice president at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Previously, she was the Porter Professor of Physiology at Spelman College in Atlanta.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Pathology Department Creates New Women's Health Division

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Pathology Department Creates New Women’s Health Division

The primary goals for the division are to aid in recruiting talented individuals to UAB to focus on women’s health, to work with UAB Medicine to enhance diagnostic and molecular testing in areas impacting women’s health, and to build a research portfolio in these areas.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Pearl Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, Suzanne M. Darais at the University of Utah, Sarah Kenehan at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, Stephanie Ricker Schulte at the University of Arkansas, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Chandice Haste-Jackson at Syracuse University in New York, and Miriam Mara at Arizona State University.

State Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

State Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed deans are Beth Mayer-Davis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Leslee Battle at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Margaret A. Amstutz at the University of Georgia, Paula Montgomery at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Amy Ellen Schwartz at the University of Delaware, and Jenna Hyatt at Washington State University.

University of Maine's Joyce Longcore Honored by the Mycological Society of America

University of Maine’s Joyce Longcore Honored by the Mycological Society of America

Dr. Longcore has spent decades studying various species of microscopic, aquatic fungi from a group called Chytridiomycota, also known as chytrids. Among her many accomplishments. Dr. Loncore was responsible for discovering a pathogen that has caused widespread amphibian die-offs worldwide.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Universities

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Jessica Fintzen Awarded the Whitehead Prize From the London Mathematical Society

Jessica Fintzen Awarded the Whitehead Prize From the London Mathematical Society

Dr. Fintzen, an assistant professor of mathematics at Duke University, was honored for her groundbreaking work in the so-called Langlands program, which connects two areas of mathematics: number theory (the study of integers and prime numbers) and representation theory, which involves studying complex objects by representing them with simpler objects like matrices.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Rochester

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Rochester

The University of Rochester in New York has announced the appointment of 134 scholars to named professorships. Six of these appointments went to women: Natalya Antonova, Danielle Benoit, Gretchen Helmke, Lisa Kahn, M. Patricia Rivera, and Sharon Willis.

Florida State University Dance Professor Wins the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Florida State University Dance Professor Wins the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Lawton and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University, has been awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize — one of the most prestigious awards in the American arts. Professor Zollar, a MacArthur Fellow, will receive a cash award of approximately $250,000.

Four Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Roles as Diversity Officers

Four Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Roles as Diversity Officers

The four women who have been appointed to administrative roles relating to diversity are Rochelle D. Smith at Saint Louis University in Missouri, Jane Irungu at Utah State University, Brianna Williams at Norfolk State University in Virginia, and Alaina Macaulay at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

A Check-Up on the Progress of Women Faculty in Academic Medicine

A Check-Up on the Progress of Women Faculty in Academic Medicine

A new study by scholars at six medical schools found that in 1966, women made up 6.4 percent of tenured faculty in academic medicine. By 2019, women were 25.8 percent of all tenured faculty. By plotting recent progress, the authors conclude that achieving gender parity in some ranks will take 40 years.

Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri Will Be the Next Leader of the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University

Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri Will Be the Next Leader of the Imperial Valley Campus of San Diego State University

Dr. Núñez-Mchiri, a native of Calexico, California, has been serving as an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso. She began as a visiting assistant professor at UTEP, where she eventually gained tenure and became director of Women’s and Gender Studies.