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Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Since 2015, Dr. Mnookin has been dean of the School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 2005. Earlier, she was a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Young Women Are Better Educated But Are Still Less Likely to Have Good Jobs

Young Women Are Better Educated But Are Still Less Likely to Have Good Jobs

Even though young women are more likely to have good jobs than women in the earlier generation, they are still substantially less likely than young men to have good jobs. These gaps have not closed even though young women have higher levels of postsecondary education than young men.

The University of Southern Maine in Portland Names Its Next President

The University of Southern Maine in Portland Names Its Next President

Since 2017, Dr. Edmondson has been the chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Greater Allegheny. Earlier, she was a tenured professor and associate dean in the College of Education and later associate vice president and associate dean for undergraduate education.

After the Pandemic Struck, College-Educated Women Stayed in the Labor Force

After the Pandemic Struck, College-Educated Women Stayed in the Labor Force

The number of women with a college degree and children under age 4 who were “at work” was almost 4 percentage points higher in spring 2021 compared with spring 2018, while mothers of young children without a college degree saw a drop of 4.4 percentage points in their “at work” status.

Torie Jackson Has Been Selected to Lead West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Torie Jackson Has Been Selected to Lead West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Most recently she has been chief operating officer, executive vice president for institutional advancement, and president and CEO of the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation. She also holds a faculty post as an associate professor of communication.

Report Finds NASA Needs to Do More to Increase the Number of Women Space Researchers

Report Finds NASA Needs to Do More to Increase the Number of Women Space Researchers

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration must do more to increase the diversity of scientists who are selected to conduct research for the agency.

Lovell Pugh-Bassett Wll Be the Next President of Camden County College in New Jersey

Lovell Pugh-Bassett Wll Be the Next President of Camden County College in New Jersey

Dr. Pugh-Bassett has served as the vice president of institutional effectiveness, advancement, and strategic initiatives at Camden County College since August of 2019. Earlier, she was program coordinator for the math/science Upward Bound program at Temple University and then program director for Upward Bound at Philadelphia Community College.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Grimes Droessler

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Grimes Droessler

Dr. Droessler began teaching at Meredith College in 2005 and taught through the spring 2002 semester. Earlier, Dr. Droessler served for more than 30 years as senior administrator for the arts for the Wake County School System.

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

Dr. Sedgwick, who in 2009 at the age of 58, was a poet, artist, literary critic, and teacher. She is best known as one of the founders of the field of Queer Theory. Professor Sedgwick taught at Duke for a decade and later at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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.

In Memoriam: Georgia Benkart, 1947-2022

In Memoriam: Georgia Benkart, 1947-2022

Dr. Benkart joined the faculty in the mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin in 1974. She was only the second woman appointed to a faculty post in the department. She taught at the university for 32 years.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The women scholars in new roles are Angelica Sanchez at Bard College in Avondale-on-Hudson, New York, Fatemeh Shahedipour-Sandvik of the State University of New York, Stephanie Hicks at the University of Arkansas, Kim Cobb at Brown University in Rhode Island, and Alyssa Panitch, at Georgia Tech and Emory University in Atlanta.

Columbia University's Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

Columbia University’s Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Foundation’s award recognizes individuals who have increased the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The $250,000 award honors Dt. Rosenzweig’s achievements as the founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Association of Women in Mathematics grants a midcareer mathematician a residential fellowship in the Cornell University mathematics department without teaching obligations.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Honors Nanette Veilleux of Simmons University

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Honors Nanette Veilleux of Simmons University

Nanette Veilleux, a professor of computer science and information technology at Simmons University in Boston, was honored “for supporting young women in the STEM fields by inspiring students in the classroom and creating innovative curriculum and research opportunities at a women-centered institution.”

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Women Scholars as Deans

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Women Scholars as Deans

The new deans are Bindhu Alappat at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Tracey Weldon at the University of South Carolina, Linda Nagel at Utah State University, Sharon Beard at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Laura Bridgewater at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Stacy L. Jones at the University of Alabama

Professor Susan Bruce of Boston College Wins Award From the Council for Exceptional Children

Professor Susan Bruce of Boston College Wins Award From the Council for Exceptional Children

Professor Bruce’s career has focused on how students with severe disabilities communicate. The award recognizes remarkable contributions and exemplary leadership, and commitment to the field of education and rehabilitation of students with visual impairments and deafblindness.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women appointed to diversity posts are Bobbie Porter at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Pamela Braboy Jackson at Indiana University in Bloomington, Tomarra Adams at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, and Damira Grady at Madson College in Wisconsin.

Julie Chen Has Been Named Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Julie Chen Has Been Named Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Chen has been serving as vice chancellor for research and innovation and has been a member of the faculty since 1997, after spending six years as an assistant professor at Boston University. She was appointed vice provost for research in 2009 and was promoted to vice chancellor in 2016.

National Study Finds Harmful Levels of Chemicals and Pesticides in Pregnant Women

National Study Finds Harmful Levels of Chemicals and Pesticides in Pregnant Women

Researchers measured 103 chemicals in a nationwide group of pregnant women. They found that more than 80 percent of the chemicals were found in at least one of the women in the study, and more than a third of the chemicals were found in a majority of the participants.

Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee Chooses Its Next President

Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee Chooses Its Next President

Since 2017, Dr. Ty Stone has served as the sixth president of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. Earlier, the Air Force veteran was vice president for strategic initiatives at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

University of California Study Finds an Unwelcoming Environment for Women of Color in the Tech Workplace

University of California Study Finds an Unwelcoming Environment for Women of Color in the Tech Workplace

Over two-thirds of the women of color in the study reported some form of sexual harassment. Nearly one quarter reported unwanted physical contact, and almost 10 percent reported having lost opportunities like promotions or career-enhancing assignments due to sexual harassment.

Tracy Brundage Appointed President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia

Tracy Brundage Appointed President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia

Since 2018, Dr. Brundage has served as the eleventh president of Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Keystone. Before coming to Keystone, Dr. Brundage served as vice president of workforce development at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

Young Women With Chest Pain Linger Longer in Emergency Room Waiting Areas Than Young Men

Young Women With Chest Pain Linger Longer in Emergency Room Waiting Areas Than Young Men

A new study led by Darcy Banco, chief resident for safety and quality in the department of medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, finds that younger women experiencing chest pain – the most common symptom of a heart attack – wait longer to get care in the emergency room than their respective male counterparts.

Texas A&M University Has Announced the Leader of Its New Campus in Fort Worth

Texas A&M University Has Announced the Leader of Its New Campus in Fort Worth

Kim McCuistion is currently dean of the Fort Worth campus of Tarleton State University. She joined Tarleton in 2018 as chief of staff after 11 years with Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

In Memoriam: Ann Oliva Boudreaux Metzinger, 1932-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Oliva Boudreaux Metzinger, 1932-2022

in 1967 Dr. Metzinger joined the faculty of the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine with a dual appointment at the Tulane University School of Medicine in maternal-fetal health. She taught at the university for 42 years.

Four Women With Current Ties to the Academic World Win Pulitzer Prizes

Four Women With Current Ties to the Academic World Win Pulitzer Prizes

Nicole Eustace and Ada Ferrer of New York University won Pulitzer Prizes in history. Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark won in the criticism category and Erin I. Kelly of Tufts University was awarded the prize in biography.

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Dr. Bloomberg became provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cleveland State on September 1, 2021. She previously served eight years as dean and as associate dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

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.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Roles

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Roles

Taking on new roles are Zheng Jennifer Huang at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, Cristina Davis at the University of California, Davis, Marcia Ostrom at Washington State University, and Samantha Baskind at Cleveland State University.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Ingrid Guerra-López at George Mason University in Virginia, Susan Shelangoskie at Siena Height University in Michigan, Marianne Baernholdt at the University of Virginia, Nandita Mani at the University of Massachusetts, Stephanie Shonekan at the University of Maryland, and Jolie Graybill at North Dakota State University.

Two Women Scholars Win Waterman Awards From the National Science Foundation

Two Women Scholars Win Waterman Awards From the National Science Foundation

Jessica E. Tierney is an associate professor of geosciences at the University of Arizona whose research focuses on understanding past climate change. Lara Thompson is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of the District of Columbia, who is being recognized for her innovations in rehabilitation engineering.