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Women in the Health Sciences Face Significant Barriers and the Pandemic Made Things Worse

Women in the Health Sciences Face Significant Barriers and the Pandemic Made Things Worse

In a study conducted prior to the pandemic, scholars at Florida International University found several significant barriers facing early-career women researchers in the health sciences. The authors state that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated women’s opportunities to achieve success in the field.

Berrin Tansel Wins the 2021 Science Award From the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

Berrin Tansel Wins the 2021 Science Award From the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

Berrin Tansel is a professor of environmental engineering and undergraduate program director in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Florida International University in Miami. She is being honored as an individual who demonstrates leadership, originality, and has innovative solutions to current environmental challenges.

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Kittie Pain at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Amy Diamond at the University of Southern California, Jovette Dew at Oklahoma State University, Donna Gustafson at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Melba V. Pearson at Florida International University in Miami.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Senior Posts as Diversity Officers

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Senior Posts as Diversity Officers

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

The five women scholars taking on new assignments are Melanie K. Prusakowski at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Cheryl Holder at Florida International University, Ashley Steffens at the University of Georgia, Kim Warren at the University of Kansas, and Camille Wilson at the University of Michigan.

Study Finds Women College Students Are Foregoing Pap Smear Tests

Study Finds Women College Students Are Foregoing Pap Smear Tests

A new study by researchers at Florida International University in Miami, finds that many women college students are not familiar with risk factors for cervical cancer and had not had a Pap smear – the screening procedure for the disease. Nearly 3,700 women die ech year from cervical cancer.

Can Women "Have It All?" Study Looks at Gender Equality in the Workplace and Happiness at Home

Can Women “Have It All?” Study Looks at Gender Equality in the Workplace and Happiness at Home

A study authored by Mihaela Pintea, associate professor of economics at Florida International University in Miami, finds that society is making it more financially rewarding for women to enter the workforce, and is slowly eroding the norms that prevent them from doing it.

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Strong-Leek had been serving as vice president for diversity and inclusion at the college. Earlier in 2012, she was named associate vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Strong-Leek is also a professor of women’s and gender studies.

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of 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.

Study Finds Significant Gender Bias in Hiring Physics Faculty

Study Finds Significant Gender Bias in Hiring Physics Faculty

The results showed that both physics and biology professors rated women candidates as more likeable than men. However, physics professors rated male candidates as more competent and hireable than women. In biology, this gender bias was absent.

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Avis Proctor Named President of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois

Currently, Dr. Proctor serves a president of the North Campus of Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. She has 25 years of experience working in multicultural environments as an mathematics educator and academic administrator.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Florida International University's New Mentorship Program for Women in STEM Fields

Florida International University’s New Mentorship Program for Women in STEM Fields

Many of the 600 women from underrepresented groups who have graduated with STEM degrees from the university over the last five years, most likely were never taught by a woman.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Appointed to 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.

Florida International University Study Documents Barriers for Women in the Communications Industry

Florida International University Study Documents Barriers for Women in the Communications Industry

A new report from the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University in Miami, concludes that “women earn less, experience negative company cultures, and still face a glass ceiling in the communications industries.”

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Chooses Irma Becerra as Its Next President

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, Chooses Irma Becerra as Its Next President

Irma Becerra was born in Cuba and was raised in Puerto Rico. For the past four years, she has served as provost and chief academic officer at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Earlier she served on the faculty of Florida International University in Miami for nearly 30 years.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Being Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are J. Ellen Gainor of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Helen Tempest of Florida International University in Miami, Lisa Eby of the University of Montana, and Jennifer Bloom of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Study Finds No Gender Bias in Hiring of University Philosophy Faculty

Study Finds No Gender Bias in Hiring of University Philosophy Faculty

A new study by Sean Hermanson, an associate professor of philosophy at Florida International University in Miami, finds that men and women are actually hired for full-time faculty positions in philosophy in proportion to the number of men and women earning doctoral degrees in the field.

Florida International University Scholar Appointed to Lead an African University

Florida International University Scholar Appointed to Lead an African University

Ophelia Weeks, who served for more than 30 years on the faculty at Florida International University in Miami, was appointed the fourteenth president of the University of Liberia in Africa. When she takes office, she will be only the second woman to lead the university since its founding in 1951.

Ten Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Major Universities

Ten Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Major 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.

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.

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.

Four Women Who Are Retiring or Leaving Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Are Retiring or Leaving Their Current Posts in Higher Education

The four women who are stepping down are Helen Gonzalez at the University of New Mexico, Barbara Bader at Florida International University in Miami, Victoria Fu, who is assuming professor emerita status at Virginia Tech, and Deborah Armstrong at Syracuse University in New York.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

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.

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Florida International University's New Effort to Prevent Domestic Violence

Florida International University’s New Effort to Prevent Domestic Violence

Florida International University’s International Women, Gender, and Violence Initiative is focused on prevention and education on the issues related to domestic violence on the local, national, and global scale.

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Margarita A. Mooney at Princeton Theological Seminary, Martha Mamo at the University of Nebraska, Suzanna Rose at Florida International University, Eve Straussman-Pflanzer at Detroit Institute of Arts, Suzanne Lenhart at the University of Tennessee, Megan J. Mueller at Tufts University, and Cheryl Lyn Walker at Texas A&M University.

University Report Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Communications Industry Employment

University Report Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Communications Industry Employment

A new study led by researchers at the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University in Miami has found a huge gender gap in employment in media-related firms.

A Pair of Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

A Pair of Women Academics Elected to Lead National Organizations

Candace Floyd of the University of Alabama Birmingham is president-elect of the National Neurotrauma Society. Marilys R. Nepomechie of Florida International University is the new president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

Florida International University's Research on the Gender Gap in the Nation's Newsrooms

Florida International University’s Research on the Gender Gap in the Nation’s Newsrooms

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University in Miami has teamed up with the American Society of News Editors to collect and analyze data on the presence of women and minorities in the nation’s newsrooms.

Five Women Scholars Selected for Honors From National Associations

Five Women Scholars Selected for Honors From National Associations

The honorees are Elizabeth Belding of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Yolanda T. Moses of the University of California, Riverside, Isis Carbajal de Garcia of Florida International University, Elena T. Carbone of the University of Massachusetts, and Lynda Bonewald from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Five Women Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women appointed to new administrative positions are Jennifer deHart at Unity College, Kerry Chaplin at Vassar College, Erica J. Hashimoto at the University of Georgia, Evelyn Gaiser at Florida International University, and Kelli Thomas at the University of Kansas.

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.