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Middlebury College President Laurie Patton to Lead the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Middlebury College President Laurie Patton to Lead the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Patton has been serving as the first woman president of Middlebury College in Vermont. She has an extensive background in professional organization leadership, having previously served as president of both the American Society for the Study of Religion and the American Academy of Religion.

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.

Emory University Discovers Unexpectedly High Rate of Maternal Substance Abuse in United States

Emory University Discovers Unexpectedly High Rate of Maternal Substance Abuse in United States

Historically, research on this topic has only measured maternal substance abuse using data from delivery visits. The research team from Emory University builds on this method and includes data from the full 9 months of pregnancy and the first 12 months postpartum.

Five Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Five Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Taking on new faculty duties are Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Emory University in Atlant, Allison Oakes at Syracuse University in New York, Kimberly Haynie at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Rasha Abdrabou at Loma Linda University in California, and Marylyn Ritchie at the University of Pennsylvania.

Six Women Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women in new administrative posts are Jennifer Wilder at Florida A&M University, Miranda Kyle at Emory University, Akilah Rosado at the Relay Graduate School of Education, Naadiya Hopkins at Fayetteville State University, Colleen Coppla at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Desireé Reed-Francois at the University of Arizona.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

“As a servant leader, I am confident I will be an effective President for the University of the Virgin Islands and will remain humble and grounded with a sincere desire to improve outcomes and the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the community,” says Safiya George, who will assume the role of president of the University of the Virgin Islands this summer.

Study Analyzes Positive Effects of Peer Counseling Breastfeeding Programs in Rural Minnesota

Study Analyzes Positive Effects of Peer Counseling Breastfeeding Programs in Rural Minnesota

Federally-funded breastfeeding peer-counseling programs have been initiated across the United States to increase the rates of breastfeeding among low-income and rural women. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found promising results upon analyzing the success of programs in Minnesota counties.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Taking on new roles are Renee Robinson at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, Penny Castellano at Emory University in Atlanta, Julie Simmons Ivy at the Universuty of Michigan, and Deborah Cohen at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

A Quartet of New University Deans

A Quartet of New University Deans

The new deans are Sandra L. Wong has been appointed the next dean of Emory University School of Medicine, Janet A. Guyden at Bowie State University in Maryland, Amity Noltemeyer at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Mary Rezac at the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas.

Survey Examines the Poor State of Maternal Health in Georgia

Survey Examines the Poor State of Maternal Health in Georgia

According to a statewide survey commissioned by Research!America in partnership with the Woodruff Health Sciences Center at Emory University in Atlanta, one in 10 Georgians know of someone who has died during pregnancy, at delivery, or soon after birth, and more than half have experienced or know someone who has experienced complications during pregnancy.

Five Women Faculty Members in New Posts or Taking on New Duties

Five Women Faculty Members in New Posts or Taking on New Duties

The five women scholars with new assignments are Aparna Kumar at Emory University in Atlanta, Pari Riahi at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kiara Winans at Virginia Tech, Amanda Blair at South Dakota State University, and Clare Croft at the University of Michigan.

Study Finds That Air Pollution May Contribute to Early-Onset Puberty for Girls

Study Finds That Air Pollution May Contribute to Early-Onset Puberty for Girls

The average age of girls’ first periods is believed to have declined by three of four years over the past century. Why does this matter? Girls who have their first periods at an earlier age face increased risk for several diseases later during their lifetime, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

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.

Emory University's Jennifer Adamski to Lead the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Emory University’s Jennifer Adamski to Lead the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Dr. Adamski is an associate professor and program director of the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta. She is also a critical care acute care nurse practitioner for the Critical Care Flight team at Cleveland Clinic, the first in the nation to have a nurse practitioner-managed flight team.

Women on Inventor Teams Can Produce Products of Greater Value

Women on Inventor Teams Can Produce Products of Greater Value

A recent study by scholars at Emory University in Atlanta, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Vienna in Austria, challenges a long-held finding in academic literature that the presence of women on company invention teams results in products of lesser value than inventions produced by teams that consist only of men.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

The five women scholars who are assuming new assignments are Renee Irvin at the University of Oregon, Andrea Case at Michigan State University, Julia Bullock at Emory University in Atlanta, Aisha Ali-Gombe at Louisiana State University, and Margaret Meserve at the University of Notre Dame.

Study Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine

Study Finds Widespread Sexual Harassment in Academic Medicine

A new study led by Reshma Jagsi, chair of the department of radiation oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, finds that women are disproportionately affected by workplace mistreatment in academic medicine, and this mistreatment negatively impacts their mental health.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

The women appointed dean are Karen Kim at Pennsylvania State University, Donna LaVoie at Saint Louis University in Missouri, Badia Ahad at Emory University in Atlanta, Loretta Griffy at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Patricia Timmons-Goodson at North Carolina Central University.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Dean Positions

the new deans are Shannon Jimenez at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michelle D. Young at the University of California, Berkeley, Kimberly Bissell at Louisiana State University, Barbara Krauthamer at Emory University, Jennifer Jahner at Caltech, Teresa Martin at Michigan State University, Teri Browne at the University of South Carolina, and Shelly Blunt at the University of Southern Indiana.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

The women faculty who are taking on new roles are Daphna Shohamy at Columbia University in New York City, Malinda Maynor Lowery at Emory University in Atlanta, Bryana French in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and Amy D’Olivio was named vice president for academic affairs at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Camara Phyllis Jones Honored for Her Contributions to Health Education

Camara Phyllis Jones Honored for Her Contributions to Health Education

Camara Phyllis Jones received the 2023 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the CDC Foundation and the James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation. The award recognizes a health educator who has made a substantial contribution to advancing the field of health education or health promotion through research, program development, or program delivery.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Clementina D. Ceria-Ulep at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Jackie Krasas at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Kristina K. Bethea Odejimi at Emory University in Atlanta, Jennifer Allen at Portland State University in Oregon, Tina Freiburger at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Yolanda Pierce at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Carla S. Freeman at Emory University in Atlanta, Dina Refki in the Rockefeller Institute of Government of the State University of New York in Albany, Lynne Steuerle Schofield at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Nicole B. Burwell at North Carolina A&T State University, and Amy Fleming, at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.

Tressie McMillan Cottom Is the Winner of the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

Tressie McMillan Cottom Is the Winner of the Gittler Prize from Brandeis University

The Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize was created in 2007 by the late Professor Joseph B. Gittler to recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and/or religious relations. The annual award includes a $25,000 prize and a medal.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New University Duties

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New University Duties

The five women in new positions are Chandra L. Ford at Emory University in Atlanta, Biwei Huang in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego, Alison Bailey at Illinois State University, Breezy Taggart in the Honors College at the University of Wyoming, and Brett Abarbanel at the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández Is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Mills Institute

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández Is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Mills Institute

Launched with $30 million in funding, the Mills Institute in Oakland, California, is charged with preserving and advancing the legacy of Mills College, which was founded in 1852 and merged with Northeastern University in July after a period of financial instability.

Five Women Win Mitchell Scholarships for Graduate Study in Ireland

Five Women Win Mitchell Scholarships for Graduate Study in Ireland

The US-Ireland Alliance has announced the 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2024. This year, five of the 12 Mitchell Scholars are women.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named Leaders of Their Academic Departments

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named Leaders of Their Academic Departments

The four women who were named chairs of academic departments are Reshma Jagsi at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Carlayne E. Jackson at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Jennifer Ogle at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Mary Hawk in the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

The new deans are Lisa A. Kitko (University of Rochester), Henrietta Williams Pichon (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Sue VandeWoude (Colorado State University), Ahkinyala Cobb-Abdullah (Virginia Union University), Deborah Crown (Pepperdine University), Carla S. Freeman (Emory University), Viki Williams (Old Dominion University), and Nell Jessup Newton (Wake Forest University).

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Pearl Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, Suzanne M. Darais at the University of Utah, Sarah Kenehan at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, Stephanie Ricker Schulte at the University of Arkansas, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Chandice Haste-Jackson at Syracuse University in New York, and Miriam Mara at Arizona State University.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Women Are More Frequently Interrupted Than Men in Congressional Committee Meetings

Women Are More Frequently Interrupted Than Men in Congressional Committee Meetings

A study by scholars at Barnard College in New York City and Emory University in Atlanta found that women members of Congress are significantly more likely to be interrupted than men during congressional committee hearings. The interruptions are even more frequent when the committees discussed women’s issues, including reproductive rights, abortion, and child care.