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Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

A Check-Up on Gender Disparities in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery

A Check-Up on Gender Disparities in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery

Women are only 6.5 percent of the members of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The good news is 13 percent of the residents in the field are women. But a new study finds that very large gender gaps persist in the financial arrangments companies make with orthopedic surgeons.

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

Laurie Schwab Zabin, a former professor of population, family and reproductive health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, was an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Three Women Have Been Appointed Harvard College Professors

Three Women Have Been Appointed Harvard College Professors

The three women appointed Harvard College Professors are Katia Bertoldi, the William and Ami Kuan Danoff Professor of Applied Mechanics, Glenda Carpio, a professor of English and African and African American studies. and Cassandra Extavour, a professor of biology.

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

Marion J. Faber was the Scheuer Family Professor Emerita of Humanities and Professor Emerita of German at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at the highly selective liberal arts college for 30 years.

Harvard Scholar Wins the John Bates Clark Medal From the American Economics Association

Harvard Scholar Wins the John Bates Clark Medal From the American Economics Association

Melissa Dell, a professor of economics at Harvard University, won the coveted prize that is awarded annually to an American economist under the age of 40 for making significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the field.

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

The Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, administered by Tel Aviv University in Israel, recognizes distinguished scientists under age 45 who have made outstanding and fundamental contributions in their fields.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Jenny Kim was appointed to an endowed chair in hospitality business management at Washington State University. Jennifer L. Biddle was appointed to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University and Barbara Rockenbach was appointed the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian at Yale University.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

A professor of statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Dr. Miranda was the university’s Howard R. Hughes Provost from 2015 to 2019. Earlier, she taught at the University of Michigan and Duke Univerity. Dr. Miranda will become provost at the University of Notre Dame on July 1.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

Professor Cheryl Wall focused on African-American literature, American literature, and feminist criticism. She first joined the faculty at Rutgers University in 1972. and had planned on retiring this year.

Major Study Finds Breastfeeding Reduces Mothers' Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer Later in Life

Major Study Finds Breastfeeding Reduces Mothers’ Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer Later in Life

Results showed an 18 percent reduction in risk for women who breastfed less than 3 months per live birth and a 34 percent reduction for women who breastfed 12 months or longer per live birth.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four women faculty members who are taking on new roles are Dorothy Y. Ko of Barnard College in New York City, Erica Cooper at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, and Rebecca Cunningham at the University of Michigan.

Berkeley's Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Dr. Christina Maslach, who joined Berkeley’s faculty in 1971 and is now a profeessor emerita of psychology, is the creator of a workplace exhaustion measure, known as the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which continues to be cited as a standard evaluator of job-related mental stress.

Harvard University's Lizabeth Cohen Wins the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

Harvard University’s Lizabeth Cohen Wins the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy

Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University and former dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, has won the Bancroft Prize in American history and diplomacy, which is administrated by Columbia University.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

Karen L. Daniel, professor emerita of law at Northwestern University and the former director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the university, was killed when she was struck by a pick-up truck while she was walking her dog in Oak Park, Illinois.

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

Women who chair clinical departments at public medical schools are paid an average of 88 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, or about $70,000 to $80,000 less per year. Furthermore, when all other factors are accounted for such as region of the country, seniority, medical speciality etc., a significant pay gap remains.

Harvard University Divinity Student Wins the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Harvard University Divinity Student Wins the 2020 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

In addition to her being an award-winning poet, Ariana Reines is also an Obie Award-winning playwright, performing artist, and translator. She has taught at Pomona College, the University of California, Davis, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Laetitia La Follette Is the New President of the Archaeological Institute of America

Laetitia La Follette Is the New President of the Archaeological Institute of America

Laetitia La Follette is an associate professor and chair of the department of history of art and architecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has taught at the university since 1987. Dr. La Follette specializes in the physical culture of the ancient Mediterranean and the protection of cultural heritage.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Sandra Sharman at East Georgia State College, Jacqueline Jones LaMon at Adelphi University in New York, Sarah Laursen at Harvard University, Lisa Wood at the University of Arkansas, Kristina Olson at Princeton Univeersity in New Jersey and Lisa E. Farrington at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

The exhibit is entitled “What Would a Woman Offer Her Country?: Elizabeth Dole’s Ground-Breaking, Trail-Blazing Life of Service.” The exhibition features over 100 items from her personal collections, documenting her career across six decades of public service.

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

The award honors Dr. Faber, a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, “for her outstanding research on the formation, structure and evolution of galaxies, and for her contributions to the optical design of the Keck Telescopes and other novel astronomical instruments.”

Study Finds a Widespread Gender Gap in Self-Promotion That May Impact Hiring Decisions and Promotions

Study Finds a Widespread Gender Gap in Self-Promotion That May Impact Hiring Decisions and Promotions

A study by Christine Exley of Harvard Business School and Judd Kessler of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania finds that when employers are looking at self-performance reviews, they are more likely to hire those who rate themselves higher. And men tend to rate themselves higher than women.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Roberta Herman of the Joslin Diabetes Center, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Jennifer Daniel at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Cheryl A. Brown of Stanford University, Kerry Case at the University of Utah, and Nadirah Pippen at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Elizabeth Spiller to Be the Next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Nebraska

Elizabeth Spiller to Be the Next Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Nebraska

Since 2017, Dr. Spiller has served as dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Davis. Earlier, Professor Spiller served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. She will begin her new job at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in March.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Ilene Whitney Crawford was named dean of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, effective July 1, 2020. Marketa Marvanova was appointed dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana and Vicki Rosen was named interim dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Study Finds That Male Authors of Scientific Papers Tend to Hype Their Own Work More Than Women Authors

Study Finds That Male Authors of Scientific Papers Tend to Hype Their Own Work More Than Women Authors

Researchers found that articles where the lead or senior author was a man, were 22 percent more likely than articles where the lead or senior author was a woman to use language in the abstract calling their findings using such words as significant, unique, unprecedented, prominent, and noteworthy.

Harvard University Aims to Boost Women in Its Information Technology Workforce

Harvard University Aims to Boost Women in Its Information Technology Workforce

The Harvard Women in Technology + Allies Mentoring Program’s objective is to make the university a more engaged and inclusive community by increasing retention and promotion of those in IT roles, providing coaching and career-development tools, and empowering members in their workspace.

Harvard Medical School Study Ties Societal Gender Inequality to Perceptual Bias Against Women

Harvard Medical School Study Ties Societal Gender Inequality to Perceptual Bias Against Women

The authors suggest that men living in countries with low gender equality are prone to cognitive “lumping” that obscures individual differences. The effect is similar to earlier research that shows that people tend to overlook interpersonal variations in the faces of people from races other than their own.

Boston University Professor Emelia Benjamin Earns Two Awards From the American Heart Association

Boston University Professor Emelia Benjamin Earns Two Awards From the American Heart Association

Emelia Benjamin, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University. also serves as assistant provost for faculty development for the Boston University Medical Campus, and as vice chair for faculty development and diversity for the department of medicine.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In 1976, Dr. Yalom was hired as deputy director of the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University. Later she was a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford, where she served as director from 1984 to 1985.

Women Who Suffer From PTSD Are Twice as Likely as Other Women to Develop Ovarian Cancer

Women Who Suffer From PTSD Are Twice as Likely as Other Women to Develop Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer and the fifth-most-common cause of cancer-related death among U.S. women. Studies in animal models have shown that stress and stress hormones can accelerate ovarian tumor growth, and that chronic stress can result in larger and more invasive tumors.

Study Finds That 1 of Every 16 Women's First Sexual Encounters Was Rape or Otherwise Forced

Study Finds That 1 of Every 16 Women’s First Sexual Encounters Was Rape or Otherwise Forced

A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School finds that one of every 16 women’s first sexual encounter was forced. Furthermore, the study found that forced sexual initiation appeared to be associated with multiple adverse reproductive, gynecologic, and general health outcomes later in life.

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Since 2016, Dr. Crosen has served as dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. She is also a Michigan State University Foundation Professor of economics. Earlier in her career, Professor Crosen served as dean of the School of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington.

University of New Mexico Scholar Honored for Her Mentoring of Doctoral Students

University of New Mexico Scholar Honored for Her Mentoring of Doctoral Students

For 12 years Dr. Allison Borden supervised the dissertation research of 24 graduates in educational leadership at the University of New Mexico. She also serves on the dissertation committees of an additional 25 graduates from educational leadership and other programs in the College of Education.