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Cornell University is Launching a New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Fields

Cornell University is Launching a New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM Fields

Andrea Ippolito, executive director of the engineering management program and eLab instructor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is launching a new program called W.E. (women entrepreneurs) Cornell. Program participants will be provided with networking opportunities, mentorship, and leadership development.

A Major Milestone in Gender Equality in STEM at Cornell University

A Major Milestone in Gender Equality in STEM at Cornell University

For the first-time ever, 50 percent of undergraduates enrolled in the College of Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, are women. This far surpasses the national average for women in engineering programs, which stands at 22.9 percent.

Three Women Scholars Honored With Election as Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

Three Women Scholars Honored With Election as Fellows of the Entomological Society of America

The three women honorees are Christina M. Grozinger, Distinguished Professor of entomology at Pennsylvania State University, Ann E. Hajek, professor of entomology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and A. Alma Solis, a research scientist and former associate dean of the College of Math Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Four Women Faculty Members in New Roles at Major Research Universities

Four Women Faculty Members in New Roles at Major Research Universities

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.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The new deans are J. Meejin Yoon in the College of Architecture at Cornell University, Gale S. Etschmaier at the Florida State University Libraries, Anne L. Balazs in the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo, and Kimberly Chestnut in student affairs at the University of Wyoming.

Study at Cornell University Finds That Scholars More Apt to Refer to Men by Using Only Their Last Name

Study at Cornell University Finds That Scholars More Apt to Refer to Men by Using Only Their Last Name

Study participants were more than twice as likely to call male professionals – even fictional ones – by their last name only, compared to equivalent female professionals. For example, Charles Darwin is often referred to simply as Darwin. But Marie Curie is rarely referred to simply as Curie.

In Memoriam: Nina Zippen Baym, 1936-2018

In Memoriam: Nina Zippen Baym, 1936-2018

Dr. Baym, an expert on women’s fiction, joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1963 and taught there for 41 years until her retirement in 2004. She served as director of the School of Humanities from 1976 to 1987.

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

Dr. Johnston served as the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 1993 to 2002. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at DePaul University in Chicago.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty 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.

In Memoriam: Lynn Andrea Stout, 1957-2018

In Memoriam: Lynn Andrea Stout, 1957-2018

Lynn Stout was the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. Professor Stout joined the faculty at Cornell Law School in 2012. Previously, she served on the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

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: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Margaret Ruth Bogue, 1924-2018

Before joining the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1966, Dr. Bogue taught at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the University of Western Ontario. She served on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin for a quarter century before retiring in 1991.

The First All-Woman Class at the Cornell University Farrier Program

The First All-Woman Class at the Cornell University Farrier Program

The Cornell Farrier Program was founded in 1914. It trains its students in the practice of horse shoeing as part of Cornell’s land grant mission. The program did not admit its first woman student until 1972.

Jennifer Erickson Wins Book Award From the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association

Jennifer Erickson Wins Book Award From the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association

Jennifer L. Erickson, an associate professor of political science at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, received the is the inaugural recipient of the Best Book Award from the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

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.

Girls Who Mature Early Are More Likely to Have Psychological Problems Well Into Adulthood

Girls Who Mature Early Are More Likely to Have Psychological Problems Well Into Adulthood

The study, led by Jane Mendle at Cornell University, tracked 8,000 young women from adolescence to early adulthood. The results showed that women who got their periods at an earlier age were more likely to suffer from depression and exhibit anti-social behavior well into adulthood.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Three women who have been appointed to dean posts, effective this summer are Gayle A. Brazeau at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Nancy Fahrenwald at Texas A&M University, and Rachel Dunifon at the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.

Seven Women Academics Recognized with Prestigious Honors or Awards

Seven Women Academics Recognized with Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of Johns Hopkins University, Tresa M. Pollock of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Delia Cheung Horn of Northeastern University, Eugenie V. Mielczarek at George Mason University, Annelise Riles of Cornell University, Lila Gierasch of the University of Massachusetts, and Tina Mozelle Braziel of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Appointed to endowed chairs are A. Courtney DeVries at West Virginia University, Roberta Evans at the University of Montana, Kathy S. Albain at Loyola University, Carol Johnson at Oklahoma State University, and Samantha Sheppard at Cornell University.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Women Computer Science Students at CUNY Participating in Winternship

Women Computer Science Students at CUNY Participating in Winternship

Short internships early in their college careers will give these young CUNY women exposure, experience and a set of credentials that make their resumes more competitive when it comes time to apply for summer internships and, ultimately, full-time jobs.

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Mariana Federica Wolfner of Cornell University, Leslie Jill Patterson of Texas Tech University, Jessica R. Kramer of the University of Utah, Shideh Dashti of the University of Colorado, and Mary Ann Klassen of Swarthmore College.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten 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.

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

Ann Johnson served as an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, where she held joint appointments in the departments of history and philosophy. After her death in 2016 at the age of 51, Dr. Johnson’s father made a gift to establish an institute in her name on the university’s campus.

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.

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

In Memoriam: Verda Mae Dale, 1916-2017

Dr. Dale was a native of Kansas and grew up on a cattle farm. She rode a horse to her high school, where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Dr. Dale had a long career in higher education at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Hawaii.

Virginia Tech's Susan Day Honored by the International Society of Arboriculture

Virginia Tech’s Susan Day Honored by the International Society of Arboriculture

Dr. Day’s research focuses on finding practical information to improve tree health and canopy cover in urban environments. She has recently studied soil profile rebuilding, a technique to rehabilitating soils degraded by land development.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are J. Ellen Gainor of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Helen Tempest of Florida International University in Miami, Lisa Eby of the University of Montana, and Jennifer Bloom of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

Professor Fara taught undergraduate and graduate courses on logic, semantics, and the philosophy of language at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Cornell Acquires the Archives of Musician Gretchen Phillips

Cornell Acquires the Archives of Musician Gretchen Phillips

Phillips’ archive will add to the Cornell University library’s growing collections on queer and other human rights movements, along with significant collections on music-based cultures such as hip-hop and punk.

Fourteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Fourteen 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.

Denise Seigart Appointed Dean of the College of Health Sciences at East Stroudsburg University

Denise Seigart Appointed Dean of the College of Health Sciences at East Stroudsburg University

Dr. Seigart has been serving as associate director of undergraduate and master’s degree nursing programs and professor of nursing at Boise State University in Idaho. She will become dean at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania on August 21.

Are Green Degree Fields Serving to Narrow the Gender Gap in STEM?

Are Green Degree Fields Serving to Narrow the Gender Gap in STEM?

After examining more than nine million degree recipients in the United States, researchers found that the graduate of green fields such as environmental science and sustainability are far more gender equal than is the case in other STEM fields and also in non-STEM disciplines.

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently named 22 early-career scholars as this year’s cohort of Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Eight of the 22 Pew Scholars are women.