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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.

Eight Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of eight women scholars who have been appointed to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Rebecca Stoltzfus Tapped to Be the Next President of Goshen College in Indiana

Rebecca Stoltzfus Tapped to Be the Next President of Goshen College in Indiana

Dr. Stoltzfus is vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of nutritional studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She joined the faculty at Cornell University in 2002. From 1992 to 2002, she served on the faculty of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

In Memoriam: Chana Bloch, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Chana Bloch, 1940-2017

Chana Bloch was an acclaimed poet and professor emerita of English literature at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Dr. Bloch joined the faculty at Scripps College in 1973 and taught there for 32 years. At Scripps, she was the director of the creative writing program.

Men and Women Administrators Have Different Views on How Best to Retain Women in STEM Fields

Men and Women Administrators Have Different Views on How Best to Retain Women in STEM Fields

A new study that finds that that women department chairs, deans, and provosts have different attitudes and beliefs than their male counterparts about how to retain women professors in STEM fields.

Three Women Scholars at Major Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Women Scholars at Major Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Davene M. White, a clinical assistant professor at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Julia Bailey-Serress, a professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside, and Kathleen M. Rasmussen , a professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Morrison, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Morrison, 1921-2017

Mary Alice Morrison was a professor emerita in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. During World War II, she served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain's Royal Society

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain’s Royal Society

Dr. Susan Wessler holds the Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

An Honor for the First American Woman to Earn a Degree in Civil Engineering

An Honor for the First American Woman to Earn a Degree in Civil Engineering

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection was decided to name its new state-of-the-art tunnel-boring machine after Nora Stanton Blatch Barney who earned a degree in civil engineering at Cornell University in 1905.

In Memoriam: Natalie Whitford Uhl, 1919-2017

In Memoriam: Natalie Whitford Uhl, 1919-2017

Dr. Uhl, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Professor Emerita at Cornell University, was an expert in the anatomy of the palm family of plants. In 1979, Dr. Uhl was named editor of the journal now known as Palms. She held that post for 21 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory, 1923-2017

Mary Jane Strattner-Gregory was an associate professor emerita in the department of individual and family studies (now human development and family studies) at the University of Delaware.

A Quartet of New Deans at Top Universities in the United States

A Quartet of New Deans at Top Universities in the United States

The four women appointed to dean positions are Lisa K. Nolan at the University of Georgia, Jennifer Widom at Stanford University, Lynn Perry Wooten at Cornell University, and Michelle Addington at the University of Texas.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in the Most Prestigious Doctoral Programs

Study Finds a Gender Gap in the Most Prestigious Doctoral Programs

The data shows that women make up just under half of all doctorates in research fields but there are large gender gap in many specific fields. Also, the data showed that the share of doctoral degrees earned from the most prestigious programs is higher for men than for women.

Fordham University Scholar Wins Book Award

Fordham University Scholar Wins Book Award

Shonni Enelow, an assistant professor of English at Fordham University in New York, has been selected to receive the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her book on method acting.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Janie Simms Hipp of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Eva Tardos of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Catherine Dulac of Harvard University, and Susan Goldman of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts 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.

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

Cornell University Offers New Online Certificate Program on Women in Leadership

The five-course certificate program examines the issues facing women in leadership positions and offers strategies for handling them. The program can be completed in three months with five, two-week courses.

In Memoriam: Barbara Fraser Csavinszky, 1934-2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Fraser Csavinszky, 1934-2016

Before her retirement in 1995, Barbara Csavinszky was an associate professor of home economics and health education at the University of Maine. From 1976 to 1986, she was the director of the School of Human Development at the university.

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Professor Levine will receive the 47th annual James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award is given to the author of an outstanding book; either a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography.

In Memoriam: Susan M. Christopherson, 1947-2016

In Memoriam: Susan M. Christopherson, 1947-2016

Dr. Christopherson joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1987. She was the first woman to be appointed a professor of city and regional planning at Cornell and the first woman to chair her department.

New Research Focuses Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts on Adolescent Boys

New Research Focuses Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts on Adolescent Boys

Many sexual assault prevention programs focus on educating women on how to avoid sexual violence or on bystander prevention programs aimed at diffusing situations that may lead to sexual assault. But a new initiative seeks to prevent sexual assault at its source, the behavior of boys and young men.

Cornell Professor Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Cornell Professor Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Marilyn Migiel, professor of Romance studies and senior associate dean for arts and humanities at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, was selected to receive a prize for the the best book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving the Italian language.

Cornell University Looks to Close the Faculty Gender Gap

Cornell University Looks to Close the Faculty Gender Gap

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has established several new initiatives aimed at increasing the number of women among new faculty hires.

Martha E. Pollack to Be the 14th President of Cornell University

Martha E. Pollack to Be the 14th President of Cornell University

Dr. Pollack will also hold a tenured faculty position in the departments of computer science and information science at Cornell. She has served as provost at the University of Michigan since 2013. Professor Pollack has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan since 2000.

The "Mommy Factor" Does Not Explain the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

The “Mommy Factor” Does Not Explain the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

The study, led by a demographer at Cornell University, found that when women planned to delay marriage and limit the number of children they wanted – which would let them focus exclusively on work – they didn’t get the same employment opportunities in STEM as men.

Persis Drell Will Be the Next Provost at Stanford University

Persis Drell Will Be the Next Provost at Stanford University

Dr. Drell has been serving a dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford since 2014. Earlier, she was the director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. She will begin her new duties as provost on February 1.

Lisa Coico Resigns as President of City College of New York

Lisa Coico Resigns as President of City College of New York

The resignation came one day after a story in the New York Times questioned $150,000 in personal expenses that may have been paid by the research arm of the City University of New York System. A federal investigation is under way to determine if federal research funds were used improperly.

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

Naylor, who taught creative writing at several univeraities, was best known for her her 1982 novel The Women of Brewster Place, for which she won the National Book Award for the best first novel.

Angela Naimou Honored for Her Book on U.S. and Caribbean Literature

Angela Naimou Honored for Her Book on U.S. and Caribbean Literature

Angela Naimou, an associate professor of English at Clemson University in South Carolina, has won the 2016 ASAP Book Prize from the Association of the Study of the Arts of the Present.

Cornell University Research Finds a Gender Bias in Sports Journalism

Cornell University Research Finds a Gender Bias in Sports Journalism

The results showed that women tennis players were significantly more likely than men tennis players to be asked questions that did not pertain to their on-court performance. For example, women were more likely than men to be asked questions about their fathers or their personal lives.

In Memoriam: Katherine Tsanoff Brown, 1919-2016

In Memoriam: Katherine Tsanoff Brown, 1919-2016

Katherine Tsanoff Brown grew up on the Rice University campus as her father was the first professor of philosophy there. She graduated from Rice at the age of 19 and later returned to the university as its first instructor in art history. She taught at Rice for 26 years.

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and 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.