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Four Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Four Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Newly appointed to dean positions are Ann Huff Stevens at the University of Texas, Allyson Watson at Florida A&M University, Barbara Hempstead at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Jill Creighton at Washington State University.

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.

Yale Professor Julie Dorsey Wins Microsoft's Female Founders Competition

Yale Professor Julie Dorsey Wins Microsoft’s Female Founders Competition

Julie Dorsey, a professor of computer science at Yale University, will receive $2 million in venture capital funding, for her digital drawing company, Mental Canvas that reimagines sketching for the digital age.

Cornell University Launches Exhibit Focused on Women's Fashion and Empowerment

Cornell University Launches Exhibit Focused on Women’s Fashion and Empowerment

Cornell University has opened a new exhibit called “Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline,” which chronicles how women have strategically used fashion to empower and collectively uplift themselves.

Fourteen Women "Geniuses" Win MacArthur Fellowships

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The three women who have been appointed to named professorships are Ebonya Washington at Yale University, Catherine King at Cornell University, and Vilma Navarro-Daniels at Washington State University.

May Berenbaum Named Editor-in-Chief of the <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</em>

May Berenbaum Named Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Berenbaum is the Swanlund Chair of Entomology and professor at the University of Illinois. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1994 and has served on the PNAS editorial board since 1998. She holds Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University.

Cornell University Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Women's Suffrage

Cornell University Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage

The exhibit, “Woman Suffrage at Cornell,” highlights the university’s connections to the suffrage movement through digitized photographs, programs, letters and artifacts from the Jon A. and Virginia Lindseth Woman Suffrage Collection

In Memoriam: Alison Van Dyke, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Alison Van Dyke, 1939-2018

Alison Van Dyke was a retired senior lecturer of performing and media arts at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She taught at Cornell from 1977 to 2014.

Cornell University Study Finds Women Who Breastfeed Longer Are More Likely to Have More Children

Cornell University Study Finds Women Who Breastfeed Longer Are More Likely to Have More Children

A new study led by Vida Maralani, a professor of sociology Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has found that women who breastfeed their first child for longer durations than other women were likely to meet or exceed the number of children they expected to have before they started their families.

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women at Colleges and University Across the United States

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women at Colleges and University Across the United States

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

Lisa Freeman Becomes First Woman President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

Lisa Freeman Becomes First Woman President of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb

Lisa C. Freeman has been appointed as the thirteenth and first woman president of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She had been serving as acting president since July 2017. Before coming to Northern Illinois University in 2010, she served on the staff at Kansas State University for 16 years.

In Memoriam: Lois Spier Gray (1924-2018)

In Memoriam: Lois Spier Gray (1924-2018)

Dr. Gray began her career with Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations when she was hired to lead the school’s office in Buffalo. In 1976, she became associate dean of the school’s extension service for the entire state.

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.