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In Memoriam: Sherry F. Colb, 1966-2022

In Memoriam: Sherry F. Colb, 1966-2022

Professor Colb came to Cornell Law School in 2008 from the Rutgers University School of Law. She was a scholar and prolific writer on constitutional criminal procedure, animal rights, and sexual equality

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new titles or roles are Kelly Hammond at the University of Arkansas, Krystyn J. Van Vliet at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Dawn Bragg at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Amy E. Keating at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tiffany Steele at the University of Rochester in New York, and Deb Welsh at the University of Tennessee.

Lisa Diamond Has Been Chosen to Lead the International Academy of Sex Research

Lisa Diamond Has Been Chosen to Lead the International Academy of Sex Research

Lisa Diamond is a distinguished professor of developmental psychology, health psychology, and gender studies at the University of Utah. She has taught at the university since 1999. Her research focuses on sexuality, gender and intimate relationships, and their implications for health and well-being over the life course.

Jane Bunker Has Been Chosen to Lead the Association of University Presses

Jane Bunker Has Been Chosen to Lead the Association of University Presses

Bunker became the director of the Cornell University Press in March 2020. She is the first woman to serve in this role since the press was founded in 1869. From 2010 to 2020, she was director of Northwestern University Press. She previously served as associate director and editor-in-chief at the State University of New York Press.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Wins the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Wins the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

Dr. Jamieson, the Elizabeth Ware Packer Professor of Communication and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the honor by the Roper Center for Public Opinion at Cornell University.

Why Women in the Workplace Have Negative Responses to Supposedly-Positive Gendered Stereotypes

Why Women in the Workplace Have Negative Responses to Supposedly-Positive Gendered Stereotypes

A new study co-authored by Devon Proudfoot, assistant professor of human resource studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, finds that women feel more frustrated than men by the gendered expectations placed on them at work, even when those expectations appear to signal women’s virtues.

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

The Eve Kosofsky Sedgwck Archives at Duke University Are Now Available to Researchers

Dr. Sedgwick, who in 2009 at the age of 58, was a poet, artist, literary critic, and teacher. She is best known as one of the founders of the field of Queer Theory. Professor Sedgwick taught at Duke for a decade and later at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Association of Women in Mathematics grants a midcareer mathematician a residential fellowship in the Cornell University mathematics department without teaching obligations.

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Dr. Bloomberg became provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cleveland State on September 1, 2021. She previously served eight years as dean and as associate dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Cornell University's Liliana Colanzi Has Been Honored for Her Latest Short Story Collection

Cornell University’s Liliana Colanzi Has Been Honored for Her Latest Short Story Collection

Liliana Colanzi, an assistant professor of Romance studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has won the Ribera del Duero prize, honoring the best short stories in Latin America and Spain. The prize includes an award of €25,000.

In Memoriam: Judith Lynn Bancroft Pipher, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: Judith Lynn Bancroft Pipher, 1940-2022

Professor Pipher captured the first telescopic infrared pictures of starburst galaxies. She taught at the University of Rochester in New York from 1971 to 2002.

In Memoriam: Ann Richardson Kenney, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Richardson Kenney, 1950-2022

Kenney first joined Cornell University Library in 1987 as associate director in the department of preservation and conservation. She served as the interim university librarian in 2007 and was selected the following year as the 11th Carl A. Kroch University Librarian.

Naminata Diabate Wins the Best Book Prize From the African Studies Association

Naminata Diabate Wins the Best Book Prize From the African Studies Association

Dr. Diabate is an associate professor of comparative literature at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The award recognizes the most important scholarly work in African studies published in English and distributed in the United States during the preceding year.

In Memoriam: Sheila McCarthy, 1942-2022

In Memoriam: Sheila McCarthy, 1942-2022

Dr. McCarthy taught Russian language and literature at Antioch College, Cornell, and Grinnell College, where she worked for 16 years and earned tenure. She then joined the faculty at Colby College in 1987 and taught there until her retirement in 2009.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties at Universities

The five women scholars taking on new assignments are Madhavi Kadakia at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Carla Schwan at the University of Georgia, Katherine Ankerson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Theresa Pietsch at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, and Diane Bailey at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is the Promise Institute Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She was honored by the Association of American Law Schools for her work on critical race theory and intersectionality.”

In Memoriam: Linda Lopez McAlister, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Linda Lopez McAlister, 1939-2021

Dr. McAlister first came to the Unversity of South Florida in 1982, After working for the state university system, she returned to the University of South Florida in 1987 as a professor of philosophy and women’s studies, specializing in feminist philosophy, the history of women in philosophy, and feminist film studies. She served as chair of the philosophy department from 1996 to her retirement in 1999.

Crystal Williams Will Be the Eighteenth President of the Rhode Island School of Design

Crystal Williams Will Be the Eighteenth President of the Rhode Island School of Design

President-elect Williams has been serving as a professor of English and vice president and associate provost for community & inclusion at Boston University. She began her academic career at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She later served as associate vice president for strategic initiatives at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

East Carolina University Appoints Robin Coger as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

East Carolina University Appoints Robin Coger as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dr. Coger is currently the dean of the College of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. Before joining North Carolina A&T in 2011, Professor Coger was a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering and engineering science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1996 to 2011.

The First Woman to Win Sandia National Laboratories' International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award

The First Woman to Win Sandia National Laboratories’ International Meshing Roundtable Fellow Award

Suzanne Shontz is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas. Mesh generation — or meshing — is the mathematical and computational process of building items out of many shapes. It is used for simulation analysis and rendering models in the fields of engineering, medicine, and even fashion — leading to a better understanding of structures and processes.

Study Finds a Sharp Rise in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Women

Study Finds a Sharp Rise in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Women

A new study, co-led by researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University, has captured the magnitude and issues related to cannabis use disorders during pregnancy. The study found that the proportion of hospitalized pregnant patients identified with cannabis use disorder – defined as cannabis use with clinically significant impairment or distress – rose 150 percent from 2010 to 2018.

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.

Cornell's Lillian Lee Honored by the Association for Computational Linguistics

Cornell’s Lillian Lee Honored by the Association for Computational Linguistics

Lillian Lee, the Charles Roy Davis Professor in the departments of computer science and information science in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is being honored for her services as editor of Transactions of the ACL.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Stella Xu has been named the John R. Turbyfill Professor of History at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Ellen Avril was named the inaugural Judith H. Stoikov Curator of Asian Art at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Yolanda Cooper was named the Lindseth Family University Librarian at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Vanderbilt University's Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Vanderbilt University’s Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Professor Reinhart-King, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, is a cellular bioengineer whose seminal work on extracellular matrices has contributed to a breakthrough in understanding tumor formation. The citations of her cellular bioengineering research number in the thousands.

Four Women Who Have Been Named Deans at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Named Deans at Colleges and Universities

Renee Y. Chow, was named dean of the College Environmental Design at Berkeley and Marla Love is the new dean of students at Cornell University. Kathryn Kay Coquemont will be the next dean of students at Macalester College in Minnesota, and Xuemei May Cheng is the new dean of graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania..

New Assignments for Three Women Full Professors at Major Universities

New Assignments for Three Women Full Professors at Major Universities

Emily Carter was appointed professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey. Emily Tanner-Smith, Thomson Professor in the College of Education at the University of Oregon will lead the HEDCO Institute for Evidence-Based Educational Practice at the university and Virginia Doellgast was promoted to full professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles related to diversity in higher education are Tekita R. Bankhead at Mississippi State University, Sonja Rucker at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Felysha Jenkins at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

Michaele Whelan Will Be the Ninth President of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts

Michaele Whelan Will Be the Ninth President of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts

Since 2013, Dr. Whelan has been provost at Emerson College in Boston. Earlier in her career, she was vice provost for academic affairs at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and associate dean of academic planning and innovation in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

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

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Manisha Juthani is an associate professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Yale School of Medicine and an associate professor of epidemiology and microbial diseases at the Yale School of Public Health. She will take a public service leave of absence from the faculty at Yale while serving in state government.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to endowed positions are Elizabeth Gregory at the University of Houston, Karinda Brown at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, Janet Loebach at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Valerie Hotchkiss at Oberlin College in Ohio.

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Maria Yang at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sarah Evanega at the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University, Allison Leggett at the University of California Los Angeles, Joanna York at the University of Delaware, Nandi A. Marshall at Georgia Southern University and Eleanor Sterling at the University of Hawai’i.