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National Science Foundation to Name an Astronomical Observatory in Chile for Vera Rubin

National Science Foundation to Name an Astronomical Observatory in Chile for Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who confirmed the existence of black matter in the universe and taught at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., will be recognized by having the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope facility in Chile named in her honor.

Lynn Perry Wooten Will Be the Ninth President of Simmons University in Boston

Lynn Perry Wooten Will Be the Ninth President of Simmons University in Boston

Most recently, Dr. Wooten has been serving as the David J. Nolan Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Prior to her position at Cornell, Dr. Wooten served on the faculty at the University of Michigan for nearly two decades.

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Cornell University Philosopher Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize

Kate Manne associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has won the 2019 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize. The biennial prize is awarded in odd years for the best-published book written by a younger philosophy scholar.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women in American 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.

Barbara Knuth, Dean of Cornell's Graduate School, Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools

Barbara Knuth, Dean of Cornell’s Graduate School, Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools

Knuth, also a professor of natural resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the honor at an awards ceremony held during the council’s 59th annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The award included a cash prize.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women 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's Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell University Doubles in Size

Women’s Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell University Doubles in Size

W.E. Cornell was founded last year to empower and train women entrepreneurs in Cornell University’s STEM programs. The program aims to level the playing field by providing members with networking, mentoring and training opportunities to help them compete for venture capital.

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

In Memoriam: Tracie Gibson

Dr. Gibson joined the staff at the University of Massachusetts in 2017. Before coming to Amherst, Dr. Gibson served on the faculty at the University of Texas-Permian Basin and later at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Nine 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.

Julian Lim of Arizona State University Wins the 2019 Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Julian Lim of Arizona State University Wins the 2019 Institute for Humanities Research Book Award

Dr. Lim was honored for her book that presents the case that nations and governments have long used borders to regulate race and national identity and that racially charged immigration laws have created a monoracial identity and effectively erased the multiracial reality of the past.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Rachel Beatty Riedl was named to an endowed chair in the department of government at Cornell University. Victoria Niederhauser now holds an endowed chair in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, and Velma McBride Murry, who holds an endowed chair, was named University Professor at Vanderbilt University.

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

Dr. Rosen joined the Cornell Univerity faculty in 1978 as an instructor. She was named full professor in 1994. Professor Rosen retired in 2010. Professor Rosen’s research was focused on relational grammar, a framework she helped create.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Hale Ann Tufan of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Nancy Joy, a professor of horn performance at New Mexico State University, Lora Walsh, a scholar of biblical literature at the University of Arkansas, and Carol A. Fierke, provost and professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University.

In Memoriam: Ann Snitow, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Ann Snitow, 1943-2019

In 1972, Ann Snitow, co-founded the gender studies program at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She also twice founded gender studies programs at The New School in New York City, where she taught for 30 years.

In Memoriam: Erin Stewart Lindquist, 1975-2019

In Memoriam: Erin Stewart Lindquist, 1975-2019

Dr. Erin Lindquist first joined the faculty Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2006. She taught courses on biology and environmental sustainability.

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison was a giant of American literature and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University in New Jersey. In 1993, Professor Morrison was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal is presented annually by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to an astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research.

Small Class Size Plays a Major Role in Women's Retention Rate in STEM Majors

Small Class Size Plays a Major Role in Women’s Retention Rate in STEM Majors

Using data obtained from 44 science courses across multiple institutions, the research team calculated that large classes begin to negatively impact women students’ participation when they reach enrollments over 120 students.

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley Honored for Her 30-Year Career in Vision Impairment Research

Cynthia Owsley, who holds the Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology and is the director of the Clinical Research Unit of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is being recognized by the nonprofit organization Prevent Blindness.

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Dr. Adkins-Regan joined the Cornell faculty as an assistant professor of psychology and of neurobiology and behavior in 1975. She retired and was conferred the title of professor emerita in 2018. As a researcher, Dr. Adkins-Regan focuses on the neuroendocrine basis of social behavior.

Suzanne Walsh Will Be the Next President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Suzanne Walsh Will Be the Next President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Currently, Walsh serves as the founder and manager of Discerning SEWlutions, a consulting firm in Seattle. Earlier in her career she held various leadership roles with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Heinz Endowments, and Cuyahoga Community College.

Adding Inclusive Message to Marketing Materials Can Increase Women's Participation in Online STEM Courses

Adding Inclusive Message to Marketing Materials Can Increase Women’s Participation in Online STEM Courses

Researchers from Cornell University and Stanford University found that adding a photo of women and an inclusivity statement to a Facebook ad for a computer science course increased the number of women who clicked on the ad by 26 percent.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Nine Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Nine 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.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be 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.

In Memoriam: Louise H. Kellogg, 1959-2019

In Memoriam: Louise H. Kellogg, 1959-2019

Louise Kellogg was a professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Davis. As a researcher, Dr. Kellogg worked on a planetary scale, developing 3D modeling tools to visualize the flows within Earth’s mantle that shape our planet and its environment.

Exposure to High-Achieving Male Peers May Lower Girls' Chance of Earning a Bachelor's Degree

Exposure to High-Achieving Male Peers May Lower Girls’ Chance of Earning a Bachelor’s Degree

According to a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, high school girls who have a greater exposure to high-achieving male peers are less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree. The research also found that by ages 26 to 32, these girls have lower labor-force participation rates and more children.

Large Majority of Undergraduate Women Physics Students Subjected to Sexual Harassment

Large Majority of Undergraduate Women Physics Students Subjected to Sexual Harassment

The authors of a new study on women undergraduates in physics programs refer to the level of sexual harassment faced by women in physics as “insidious and significantly higher than is generally acknowledged.” They believe this level of sexual harassment can have a major negative impact of women’s persistence in physics and other STEM fields.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The five women scholars in new roles in higher education are Elizabeth Meadows at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Filiz Garip at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Kathryn McKee at the University of Mississippi, Colleen Johnson of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and Katherine Lewis at Syracuse University in New York.

Cornell University Study Finds 10 Percent of New Yorkers Experience Workplace Sexual Harassment

Cornell University Study Finds 10 Percent of New Yorkers Experience Workplace Sexual Harassment

A new study from the Worker Institute at Cornell University has found that 12.2 percent of New York women experienced workplace sexual harassment compared to 9.5 percent of New York men. Additionally, 13.9 percent of minorities reported experience sexual misconduct at work.

Cornell University Establishes the Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship

Cornell University Establishes the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship

The program provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and resources to build their own businesses. The free, 12-week online program is broken down into six courses that each last for two weeks.

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

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Several nations now require companies to make their wage data public in an effort to encourage them to pay men and women equally. A recent study of companies in Denmark co-authored by scholars at several U.S. universities finds that when this policy is enacted, the gender pay gap shrinks.

The First All-Women Senior Editorial Board at the <em>Cornell Law Review</em>

The First All-Women Senior Editorial Board at the Cornell Law Review

he Cornell Law Review has elected a senior editorial board made up entirely of women for the first time in the student-edited journal’s history. The new board also believes that this is the first all-female senior editorial board of a law journal at any of the top 14 law schools in the country.

Two Women Scholars Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Two Women Scholars Who Are Stepping Down From University Positions

Cathy Klimaszewski, associate director and the Ames Curator of Education at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, has retired and Jacqueline Royster, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will step down this coming summer.

Two Women Announce Their Retirements From Executive Posts in Higher Education

Two Women Announce Their Retirements From Executive Posts in Higher Education

Kathy Zoner, the first woman chief of police at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, will step down on March 4 and Frankie Jeffries, longtime director of alumni affairs and sustained giving at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, retired on February 1.