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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.

New Administrative Positions for 10 Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 10 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.

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Currently, Dr. Aubry serves as a University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to coming to Northeastern, she served as head of the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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.