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Seven Women in Higher Education Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

They are: Debra Daniels at Joliet Junior College, Lucile C. Jones of CalTech, who is retiring from the USGS, Karen E. Campbell of Vanderbilt University, Virginia Caples of Alabama A&M University, Janet Corson-Rikert of Cornell University, Fay S. Adams of the University of Tennessee, and Catherine M. O’Neill of the University of New Mexico-Taos.

Notable Honors for Four Women at Major Universities

Notable Honors for Four Women at Major Universities

The honorees are Doris Ching of the University of Hawaii, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw of Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles, Diane K. Newman of the California Institute of Technology, and Brené Brown of the University of Houston.

For the First Time in History There Are Three Sisters in Different Classes at CalTech

For the First Time in History There Are Three Sisters in Different Classes at CalTech

The Butkovich family from Blue Springs, Missouri, currently has three daughters attending the California Institute of Technology. The university says that it is the first time in CalTech history that three sisters have been enrolled in three different classes at the same time.

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Taking on New 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.

Survey Finds That 23 Percent of Undergraduate Women Are Subjected to Unwanted Sexual Contact

Survey Finds That 23 Percent of Undergraduate Women Are Subjected to Unwanted Sexual Contact

A major new study on sexual assault on 27 college campuses was recently published by the Association of American Universities. The report found that 23 percent of undergraduate women students said that they had been victims of sexual contact involving physical force or incapacitation since entering college.

In Memoriam: Kim West

In Memoriam: Kim West

Kim West was the associate dean for undergraduate programs at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. For 13 years, she served as director of residence life at the California Institute of Technology.

UCLA's Andrea Ghez to Receive the 2015 Bakerian Medal From the Royal Society

UCLA’s Andrea Ghez to Receive the 2015 Bakerian Medal From the Royal Society

Andrea Ghez, who holds the Lauren B. Leichtman & Arthur E. Levine Chair in Astrophysics at UCLA, is being honored for her work at the Keck Observatory to explore the suspected massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Seven Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at American Universities

Seven Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at American Universities

The appointees to endowed chairs are Andrea Louise Campbell at MIT, Alison P. Galvani at Yale University, Fiona Harrison at CalTech, Seung-kyung Kim at Indiana University, Susan R. Wessler at the University of California, Riverside, Vicki Sealey at West Virginia University, and Lisa Cohen at Wesleyan University.

Prestigious Honors for Six Women at American Universities

Prestigious Honors for Six Women at American Universities

The honorees are Barbara Oakley at Oakland University, Clara Adams at Morgan State University, Joanne Disch at the University of Minnesota, Judith Green-McKenzie at the University of Pennsylvania, Jacqueline Barton at CalTech, and Erica L. Herzog at Yale University.

Honors and Awards for Four Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Four Women Scholars

The honorees are Pamela Shoemaker of Syracuse University, Heather Knutson of the California Institute of Technology, Barbara Voorhies of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Janet Fink of the University of Massachusetts.

Five Women With Current University Affiliations Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Five Women With Current University Affiliations Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

New members include Sangeeta Bhatia, Karen Klincewicz Gleason, Daniela Rus, Ingrid Daubechies, and Janet G. Hering.

Four Women Professors Win Prestigious Honors

Four Women Professors Win Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Claire Max of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Swathi Ravichandran of Kent State University, Lisa Sowle Cahill of Boston College, and Fionna Harrison of the California Institute of Technology.

University of Illinois Increases Women Faculty in Engineering by One Third

University of Illinois Increases Women Faculty in Engineering by One Third

The University of Illinois reports that since last December, 23 women have joined the faculty or accepted offers to join the faculty in its College of Engineering. Every department in the College of Engineering has new women faculty members.

Fifteen Women Appointed to Senior-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fifteen Women Appointed to Senior-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Betty A. Block, Pamela L. Jennings, Carlia Smith, Claudia Donald, Stephanie McGowan, Sue B. Workman, Cori Fata-Hartley, Doreen D. Edwards, Linda Bonnin, Cynthia J. Cyrus, Cindy Weinstein, Malika Roman Isler, Alice C. Stewart, LLJuna Weir, and Stephanie Garst.

The Gender Gap in Engineering Bachelor's Degrees Is Widening

The Gender Gap in Engineering Bachelor’s Degrees Is Widening

A report from the American Society for Engineering Education shows that in 2004 women earned 20.3 percent of all bachelor’s degree awarded in engineering. By 2012, the percentage had dropped to 18.9 percent.

CalTech's Jacqueline Barton to Receive the American Chemical Society's Highest Honor

CalTech’s Jacqueline Barton to Receive the American Chemical Society’s Highest Honor

Jacqueline K. Barton is the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Ten Women Assuming New Administrative Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Assuming New Administrative Roles at American Universities

The women with new administrative posts are Amy Wohlert, Jana Jasinski, Kimberly Lamparelli, Susie Brubaker-Cole, Jennifer Heisey, Carla Peterson, Diana Jergovic, Apryle M. Cotton, Sara Childs, and Ellen Amsel.

Frances Arnold Awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Frances Arnold Awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Dr. Arnold is the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineeering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology. She is a leading scientist in the field of protein engineering.

Two Women Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Two Women Honored by the American Astronomical Society

C. Megan Urry of Yale and Heather A. Knutson of CalTech receive awards.

Rising Stars in Academic Chemistry

Rising Stars in Academic Chemistry

Of the 10 women who will be honored with Rising Star Awards from the American Chemical Society, four are currently affiliated primarily with an academic institution.

Five PostDocs Awarded L'Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Each woman will receive a grant to fund their research.

Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Positions

Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Positions

Here is news of five women who have recently been appointed to executive positions in higher education.