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Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

A new study by Andrea Foulkes a professor of mathematics and statistics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, finds that women comprise less than a quarter of editorial board members on prestigious journals in statistics and biostatistics.

Harvard's Xiaowei Zhuang Wins the $100,000 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize From Rockefeller University

Harvard’s Xiaowei Zhuang Wins the $100,000 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize From Rockefeller University

Xiaowei Zhuang, David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University is being honored for her work on the development of super-resolution and genome-scale imaging techniques that has found new structures in cells, clarified molecular processes, and discovered new types of neurons.

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala, a professor of physics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution Recipient from the American Physical Society.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine 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.

Women Scientists Are Far Less Likely to Author Invited Commentaries in Medical Journals

Women Scientists Are Far Less Likely to Author Invited Commentaries in Medical Journals

The study led by researchers at the School of Public Health at Harvard University found that women scientists were 21 percent less likely to author invited commentaries in medical journals during a five-year period than men with similar scientific expertise, seniority, and publication metrics.

Harvard University's Danielle Allen to Receive the 2019 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Harvard University’s Danielle Allen to Receive the 2019 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Earlier she taught at the Insitute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and the University of Chicago.

Nancy Brown Appointed to Serve as the Next Dean of Yale Medical School

Nancy Brown Appointed to Serve as the Next Dean of Yale Medical School

Brown is currently the Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and chair of the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She will become dean of Yale Medical School on February 1, 2020.

Apple Joins With Harvard University on a Major Women's Health Research Project

Apple Joins With Harvard University on a Major Women’s Health Research Project

The Apple Women’s Health Study will leverage participants’ voluntary use of a smartphone research app to advance understanding of menstrual and gynecological health. Using the new research app, participants will contribute to the research as they go about their daily lives.

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Gilson Rosen, 1940-2019

Dr. Rosen joined the Cornell Univerity faculty in 1978 as an instructor. She was named full professor in 1994. Professor Rosen retired in 2010. Professor Rosen’s research was focused on relational grammar, a framework she helped create.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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: Roberta Coleman, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Roberta Coleman, 1938-2019

Dr. Coleman joined the faculty at the University of Delaware and taught there until her retirement in 2009. In 1985, she became the first woman to receive the University’s Francis Alison Award, the University of Delaware’s highest faculty honor.

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna Will Receive the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize

Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna Will Receive the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize

Jennifer Doudna, professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will be honored at a ceremony in Hong Kong this October. Professor Doudna will receive an award equivalent to about $2.56 million.

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

Dr. Quinn joined the Duke University faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor. She conducted research on psychological anthropology, exploring how culture is shared, endures, and shapes our lives.

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

Dr. Travers joined the Swarthmore College faculty in 1975 as a supervisor for secondary school practice teachers. She was the first tenure-track faculty appointment in what is now the department of educational studies. Dr. Travers retired in 2005.

The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

Anne Holton served as Virginia Secretary of Education from 2014 to 2016. She has been a visiting professor in both the Schar School of Policy and Government and the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University since May 2017. Holton is the wife and the daughter of former governors of Virginia.

Leslie Ward Appointed to Lead the Vermont College of Fine Arts

Leslie Ward Appointed to Lead the Vermont College of Fine Arts

President Ward has had an extensive career in management consulting and strategic planning. She holds a master of fine arts degree in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MBA from Harvard University.

Three Women Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

Three Women Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

The Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists recognize scholars in three disciplines; life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. For the first time in the program’s 13-year history, all of the recipients are women. Each woman receives a $250,000 prize.

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

Olivia Cousins was a feminist scholar, historian, and long-time faculty member at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. She served on the faculty there for more than 30 years.

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

Rear Adminral Shoshana Chatfield served as a helicopter pilot in the Western Pacific, Afghanistan, and the Arabian Gulf. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Chatfield was an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Most recently, she was commander of U.S. Naval Forces in the Mariana Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean.

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

Eight Women Who Have Been 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.

In Memoriam: Georgianna Alice Mitchell Rivlin, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Georgianna Alice Mitchell Rivlin, 1931-2019

Alice Rivlin, was an educator, founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve System, president of the American Economics Association, and a longtime researcher at the Brookings Institution.

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

The women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, Mary Murphy at Indiana University, Ute Poerschke at Pennsylvania State University, Nancy Netzer at Boston College, and Martine Haas at the University of Pennsylvania.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

University of California, Berkeley's Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

University of California, Berkeley’s Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

Dr. Nakamura, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics and a faculty affiliate with the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored by the American Economic Association.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Mary Ann Krough at South Dakota State University, Priscilla Elsass at Clark University in Massachusetts, Nicola Boothe Perry at Florida A&M University, Ana Gaillat at Vermont Technical College, Peggy Shannon at San Diego State University, Sarah Whiting at Harvard University, and Lise Youngblade at Colorado State University

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the gender breakdown of their admitted students.

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Since 2004, tenured-track faculty appointments at Harvard University are up 14 percent for women, which is particularly striking since the overall number of tenure-track faculty has decreased by 18 percent over the same time period.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

The women leaving their posts are Ellen Smiley at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Barbara A. Schaal at Washington University in St. Louis, Patricia Henry at Harvard University, Sharon Hunt at the University of Arkansas, and Mari Anne Phillips at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Here is a listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in 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.

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

Byers joined the faculty at Salem College in 1957 and served there for the next 35 years. During her tenure, she taught courses in American social and cultural history, British history, American women’s history, U.S. history, and Russian history.

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch is a Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on protein folding, which is how an amino acid sequence determines the three-dimensional structure of a protein.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Martha Whitehead Appointed to Lead Harvard University's Vast Library System

Martha Whitehead Appointed to Lead Harvard University’s Vast Library System

Currently, Whitehead serves as university librarian and vice provost of digital planning at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. She will serve as Harvard University librarian, vice president for the Harvard Library, and the Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She will assume her new duties in June 2019.