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Woman Claims Carnegie Mellon University Failed to Protect Her From Sexual Harassment

Woman Claims Carnegie Mellon University Failed to Protect Her From Sexual Harassment

The complaint alleges that a woman student was sexually assaulted by another woman student and that subsequently the university failed to prevent the offender from harassing and intimidating the victim on campus.

A Trio of Women Taking on New Teaching Roles

A Trio of Women Taking on New Teaching Roles

Jelana Kovacevic was named chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Tricia Rose will spend the spring semester at Dominican University and Hannah Stewart-Gambino will hold a joint appointment at Lafayette College.

Kiron Skinner to Lead the New Institute for Strategic Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University

Kiron Skinner to Lead the New Institute for Strategic Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University

The new institute will be involved with the university’s consultation services with government defense, intelligence, and diplomatic officials in areas such as computer science, cybersecurity, robotics, and communications.

Marlene Behrmann to Lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Marlene Behrmann to Lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Dr. Behrmann is a professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh and sponsors an interdisciplinary graduate training program.

Carnegie Mellon Professor Honored for Achievement in Statistical Science

Carnegie Mellon Professor Honored for Achievement in Statistical Science

Kathryn Roeder, professor of statistics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has been selected to receive the Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences.

Carnegie Mellon University Holds Summer Program in STEM for High School Girls

Carnegie Mellon University Holds Summer Program in STEM for High School Girls

The Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) is funded by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technical Alliance and the university’s Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES).

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Carol Giuriceo, Yvette Clayton, Dynpna Callaghan, Usha Haley, Brenda Phillips, Lisa Gilbert Williams, Gigi Peters, Patricia Pritchett, Marlene Schwartz, Elizabeth Meadows, Lynn Brusco, and Linda Noble.

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Eugenia Wang of the University of Louisville, Vicki Croft of Washington State University, Margaret Phillips of West Virginia University, Melissa Harrington of Delaware State University, and Gabriela Hug of Carnegie Mellon University.

Professor Lori Holt to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academy of Sciences

Professor Lori Holt to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academy of Sciences

Professor Holt, of Carnegie Mellon University, is being honored for “studies advancing our understanding of the sensory and cognitive processes that are fundamental to the perception of speech.”

Computer Scientist Leaving Carnegie Mellon University to Take Post at Microsoft

Computer Scientist Leaving Carnegie Mellon University to Take Post at Microsoft

MIT trained Jeannette Wing will be a vice president at Microsoft Research and director of Microsoft Research International with responsibilities for research laboratories in Bangalore India, Beijing, China, and Cambridge, England.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Teaching Positions

A Trio of Women Appointed to Teaching Positions

Bridgett vonHoldt will join the Princeton faculty next year. Aisling Kelliher has joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and Fiona Somerset is now teaching at the University of Connecticut.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Chosen for Major Awards

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Chosen for Major Awards

The honorees are Deborah Canter, M. Bernadine Dias, Andrea Deaton, and Mary Thompson.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sarha Pearson, Jeanette Sims, Kiron Skinner, Anne O’Leary-Kelly, Ruby Perry, Sharon Marine, Jane McQueeny, and Cindy Faria are taking on new duties.

University Study Finds Women Are More Stressed Than Men

University Study Finds Women Are More Stressed Than Men

The results showed that women and people with lower income and lower levels of education were more stressed than other members of society.

Carnegie Mellon Professor Creates Film Aimed at Reducing Risky Sexual Behavior Among Young Women

Carnegie Mellon Professor Creates Film Aimed at Reducing Risky Sexual Behavior Among Young Women

A follow up study will take place to determine if young women who view film will have fewer unplanned pregnancies and lower rates of sexually transmitted disease than young women who did not view the film.

New Faculty Appointments for Four Women

New Faculty Appointments for Four Women

Nadine Aubry at Carnegie Mellon, Karen Dreyfus at USC, Myra Sabir at Binghamton, and Sierra Guynn at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine have been appointed to faculty posts.

Three Women Named Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Three Women Named Fellows of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Nadine Aubry, Ellen Pawlikowski, and Mary Snitch are the only women among 28 new AIAA Fellows.

Two Women Named to Department Chairs

Two Women Named to Department Chairs

Ann McKenna and Susan G. Polansky have been named to head their academic departments.

Five Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Here is news of five women honored for their scholarly research.

Carnegie Mellon Professor Elected President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Carnegie Mellon Professor Elected President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Irene Fonseca, a native of Portugal, joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon in 1987.

Barbara Liskov Wins Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science

Barbara Liskov Wins Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science

MIT professor is honored for her excellence in computer science research.

Carnegie Mellon Professor to Lead New Research Center

Carnegie Mellon Professor to Lead New Research Center

Priya Narasimhan was named c0-director of the Intel Science and Research Center for Embedded Computing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The center will be funded with a five-year, $15 million grant from Intel. The research will focus on technology innovations for the home, the car, and the retail environment. Mei Chen, senior research scientist […]

Faculty News: Five Women Receive Distinguished Appointments

Faculty News: Five Women Receive Distinguished Appointments

Melissa V. Harris-Perry was named professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans. There, she will also be the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She was on the political science and African-American studies faculty at Princeton University. Her most recent book, Sister […]

Six Academic Women Honored for Scholarship or Service

Six Academic Women Honored for Scholarship or Service

Mary M. Doyle, vice chancellor for information technology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been selected to receive the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for College and University Planning. Dr. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Arizona State University and a doctorate from the University of California, Santa […]