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MIT's Shafi Goldwasser Wins the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

MIT’s Shafi Goldwasser Wins the 2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards annually honors five eminent women scientists representing every major region of the world. The award honors women for excellent research within the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nazbanou Nozari, an associate professor of psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was honored by the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of human cognition and learning.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Valeria J. Martinez at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Tovar at the University of Iowa, and Anju Reejhsinghani at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

New Faculty Roles at Major Universities for Seven Women

New Faculty Roles at Major Universities for Seven Women

Taking on new roles are Wanda Heading-Grant at Carnegie Mellon University, Hope M. Anderson at Arizona State University, Julia Ballenger at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Samar S. Ali at Vanderbilt Unversity, Vivian Ibrahim at the University of Mississippi, Nichole Chapel Anderson at Texas Tech University, and Anne Hubbell at New Mexico State University.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new diversity roles are Tiffany López at Arizona State University, Alaine Allen at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux at the California Institute of Technology, and Joanne Pluff at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Yale's Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Yale’s Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Marina R. Picciotto is the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School and professor in the Child Study Center at the university. She also serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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

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

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

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

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

the new deans are Lis Pankl at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Taléa R. Drummer-Ferrell at Kent State University in Ohio, Stephanie Nesbitt at tica College in New York, Aarika Camp at Goucher College in Baltimore, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Dorie J. Gilbert at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Four Women Appointed to Chair Their Academic Departments

Four Women Appointed to Chair Their Academic Departments

The four women who were appointed to head their departments are Heidi Wengreen at Utah State University, Stephanie Boss at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Lisa Beckley-Roberts at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

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.

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

Seven 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.

Three Women Appointed University Professors at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

Three Women Appointed University Professors at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

The three new University Professors at Carnegie Mellon University are Jessica Hodgins, a professor of computer science and robotics, Kathryn Roeder, the UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences, and Susanne Slavick, an artist, curator, and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art.

Natalie Harder Appointed the 17th President of Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina

Natalie Harder Appointed the 17th President of Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina

Since 2012, Dr. Harder has been serving as chancellor of South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette. Earlier, Dr. Harder served as vice president of institutional advancement at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia, and as executive director of the Erie Community College Foundation in Buffalo, New York.

The Promotion Pathway for Women in Information Technology

The Promotion Pathway for Women in Information Technology

In what was somewhat of a surprise, the researchers found that women in an information technology firm were more likely to be promoted than men. Women are considered more helpful and trustworthy and often they will be more satisfied with a lower pay raise than men who get promoted, according to the study.

Honors for Carnegie Mellon University's Rising Star in the Field of Artificial Intelligence

Honors for Carnegie Mellon University’s Rising Star in the Field of Artificial Intelligence

Maria Florina Balcan, an associate professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was honored by the Association for Computing Machinery for significant innovations in machine learning and minimally supervised learning.

Seven Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New 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.

In Memoriam: Jennifer Church Hightower, 1969-2020

In Memoriam: Jennifer Church Hightower, 1969-2020

Jennifer Church Hightower was vice president for student services at Arizona State University and a former dean of student affairs at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Study Finds No Biological Gender Differences in Brain Function of Children Regarding Mathematics

Study Finds No Biological Gender Differences in Brain Function of Children Regarding Mathematics

The research team used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the brain activity in a group of young children ages 3 to 10 while the children were watching an educational video covering early math topics. After numerous statistical comparisons, the research team found no difference in the brain development of girls and boys.

Katrin Wesner-Harts Is the New President of the American College Health Association

Katrin Wesner-Harts Is the New President of the American College Health Association

Katrin Wesner-Harts is the director of the Abrons Student Health Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Prior to joining the staff at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2007, Dr. Wesner-Harts spent 18 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

In Memoriam: Carole Bellini-Sharp

In Memoriam: Carole Bellini-Sharp

Dr. Bellini-Sharp joined the faculty at Kirkland College in 1973 as an assistant professor of drama. After Kirkland merged with Hamilton College in 1978, she remained on the faculty where she was instrumental in shaping Hamilton’s theatre program.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

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.

Study Finds That Women in Male-Dominated Groups Who Speak Up Become Highly Influential

Study Finds That Women in Male-Dominated Groups Who Speak Up Become Highly Influential

A new study by women scholars at the business school at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh found that when women are outnumbered in a team setting, they tend to speak up and contribute less. But when women do contribute to a group in which they are outnumbered, they tend to have large influence within the group.

Eight Women Academics Honored With the Berlin Prize

Eight Women Academics Honored With the Berlin Prize

The annual awards are presented to United States scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standard of excellence in their field. The recipients will be provided with a semester-long fellowship in Berlin, Germany.

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are: Frances Negrón-Muntaner of Columbia University, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham of Carnegie Mellon University, Linda Hirst of the University of California, Merced, Alsion Butler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Anne Kapuscinski, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Nancy Deloye Fitzroy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Janelle Walter, a professor of family and consumer science at Baylor University in Texas, Mara Wade, a professor of German at the University of Illinois, and Susanne Slavick, who holds an endowed chair in art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

New Duties or Positions in Higher Education Assigned to Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Positions in Higher Education Assigned to Eight Women Faculty Members

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.

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Currently, Dr. Aubry serves as a University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to coming to Northeastern, she served as head of the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New 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.

New Faculty Roles at College and Universities for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Roles at College and Universities for Seven Women Scholars

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.

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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.

New Administrative Posts for Thirteen Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Thirteen Women 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.

Nonprofit Partners With Six Universities to Address Gender Inequality in Artificial Intelligence

Nonprofit Partners With Six Universities to Address Gender Inequality in Artificial Intelligence

This summer, Boston University hosted AI-4-ALL, a program designed to promote greater gender diversity and inclusion in the overwhelmingly male artificial intelligence field. Also partnering with the organization are Stanford University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkley, Carnegie Mellon University, and Simon Fraser University in Canada.