RSSAll Entries Tagged With: "Cornell University"

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.

Laurie Glimcher to Receive the 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award

Laurie Glimcher to Receive the 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award

The award, now in its 53rd year, honors a woman physician or scientist who has made significant contributions to healthcare. In January, Dr. Glimcher will become the president and chief executive officer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Elmira Mangum May Be on the Way Out as Florida A&M University President

Elmira Mangum May Be on the Way Out as Florida A&M University President

Recently the board of trustees voted – by a 7-5 margin – not to renew the president’s contract when it expires in April. The board created a task force to determine the future of leadership at the university. It did not rule out extending the president’s contract and it did not rule out letting her go.

Women Scientists Survey the Extent of Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes

Women Scientists Survey the Extent of Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes

Women scientists from the United States and Canada recently embarked on a mission on the five Great Lakes to assess the amount of plastic debris pollution exists in the lake system and to raise awareness of the problem.

Cornell Scholar Honored by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Cornell Scholar Honored by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Professor Sharon Center of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is a specialist in liver disease. She has made significant scientific contributions to the field of small animal hepatology over the past 30 years.

Mary Beth Norton to Lead the American Historical Association

Mary Beth Norton to Lead the American Historical Association

Professor Norton will be the fifth faculty member at Cornell University to lead the American Historical Association since its establishment in Washington, D.C., in 1884. Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson served as president of the association.

Why Do Women Entrepreneurs Tend to Receive Less Investor Money?

Why Do Women Entrepreneurs Tend to Receive Less Investor Money?

A new study by led by Sharon Poczter, an assistant professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University, suggests that women may receive less in venture capital financing simply because they ask for less money from investors.

An Unfriendly Workplace Is the Culprit in High Levels of Stress for Women in Male-Dominated Occupations

An Unfriendly Workplace Is the Culprit in High Levels of Stress for Women in Male-Dominated Occupations

A new study by Cate Taylor, an assistant professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Indiana, finds that the reason for the high levels of stress for women in male-dominated occupations have little to do with the women but are mostly related to the workplace environment.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Among those who announced that they are leaving their posts in the academic world is Nancy O. Gray, president of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, since 2005.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Major Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Caroline Simpson of Florida International University, Deborah Estrin of Cornell Tech in New York, Michelle Personick of Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Doris Taylor of the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, and Cait Lamberton of the University of Pittsburgh.

In Memoriam: Carol Margaret Vonckx Kaske, 1933-2016

In Memoriam: Carol Margaret Vonckx Kaske, 1933-2016

Dr. Kaske joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1983. She was promoted to full professor in 1992 and retired from teaching in 2003 as a professor emerita of English.