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Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

The study, published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and authored by economists at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville, finds that from 1960 to 2013, the percentage of men among all registered nurses rose from 2.2 percent to 13 percent.

Two Women Deans Announce They are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Two Women Deans Announce They are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Mary Kerr, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Lizabeth A. Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, will step down in June, take one-year sabbaticals, and then return to their respective universities to teach.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles 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.

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Giyeon Kim of the University of Alabama, Cheryl Hitchcock of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Mary Hudson of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and Xihong Lin of Harvard University.

Website Ranks the Top College and University Computer Science Programs for Women

Website Ranks the Top College and University Computer Science Programs for Women

The website StudySoup.com examined the top-ranked U.S. universities for computer science to see which are also offering an inclusive environment for female students looking to enter into the industry. Harvey Mudd College, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University were the top three.

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

Professor Fara taught undergraduate and graduate courses on logic, semantics, and the philosophy of language at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Have New Posts or Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Have New Posts or 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.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Barbara J. Grosz of Harvard University, May-Lee Chai of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Kate Shoulders of the University of Arkansas, Patricia Ann Conrad of the University of California, Davis, Ilana B. Witten of Princeton, and Beverly Daniel Ttaum, professor emerita of Spelman College.

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

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 Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been promoted to senior vice president for academic affairs for the University of Massachusetts System. She has taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and Princeton University.

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

Maryam Mirzakhani was a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, attaining the rank of full professor at the age of 31. In 2014 Professor Mirzakhani was awarded the Fields Medal, considered by many as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.” She was the first woman to win the award, which was established in 1936.

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently named 22 early-career scholars as this year’s cohort of Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Eight of the 22 Pew Scholars are women.

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

The Macy Faculty Scholars program seeks to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in the fields of medicine and nursing. Each scholar receives up to $100,000 in salary support annually for two years. They agree to spend half of their work time on educational reform projects.

The Huge Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates in Their Mid-40s

The Huge Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates in Their Mid-40s

The authors tracked the quarterly earnings of men and women college graduates between 1995 and 2008. They found that at the start of their careers after college, the earnings gap was very small. But as these graduates reached their mid-40s the gender gap became huge.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Drew Faust Will Step Down as President of Harvard University Next June

Drew Faust Will Step Down as President of Harvard University Next June

Dr. Faust became the first woman president of Harvard University in July 2007. At the time of her appointment, she was serving as the founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Earlier, she served for 25 years on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

Arlene Sharpe Is the Only Woman Among the Five Winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Arlene Sharpe Is the Only Woman Among the Five Winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Arlene Sharpe, the George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology at Harvard Medical School, is being honored for transformative discoveries in the field of cancer immunology. She will share a $500,000 award with four other winners of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize.

Tracey Hucks Appointed Provost at Colgate University

Tracey Hucks Appointed Provost at Colgate University

Dr. Hucks has been serving as the James D. Vail III Professor at Davidson College in North Carolina. Earlier in her career, Professor Hucks spent more than 15 years on the faculty at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

The Gruber Foundation is recognizing Professor Faber for a body of work that has helped establish many of the foundational principles underlying the modern understanding of the universe. Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Two Women Scholars Appointed Harvard College Professors

Two Women Scholars Appointed Harvard College Professors

Amanda Claybaugh was named the Samuel Zemurray Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of English and Melissa Franklin was appointed the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics. The two scholars will receive extra support for research or other scholarly activities, a semester of paid leave, or additional summer salary.

Harvard University Making Some Progress in Increasing Women on Its Faculty

Harvard University Making Some Progress in Increasing Women on Its Faculty

In 2017, women made up 25.8 percent of all tenured faculty and 42 percent of all tenure-track faculty at Harvard. But women make up less than one quarter of the tenured faculty at Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Medical School.

Lecturer at Purchase College Wins a Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition

Lecturer at Purchase College Wins a Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition

Du Yun, a lecturer in the School of the Arts at Purchase College in Harrison, New York, was honored for operatic work about human trafficking entitled Angel’s Bone. Dr. Yun is a native of Shanghai, China. She began playing the piano at age four.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

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.

Four Women Selected for Named Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Selected for Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women holding named professorships are Marcy C. Purnell at the University of Memphis, Samantha Power at Harvard University, Rachel Green at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Gordana Vunjak-Novakic at Columbia University in New York City.

East Carolina University Scholar Wins the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction

East Carolina University Scholar Wins the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction

Liza Wieland, a professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She will be honored at the groups annual convention this November in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2021. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by gender.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

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

Eight 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.

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

The papers document Dole’s long career in public service, including her years as commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Labor, president of the American Red Cross and a U.S. senator representing the state of North Carolina.

Laura Freid Chosen as the Next President of the Maine College of Art

Laura Freid Chosen as the Next President of the Maine College of Art

Dr. Freid has been serving as the CEO and executive director of The Silk Road Project, a global cultural arts organization based at Harvard University. She has held high-level executive posts in communications and public affairs at both Harvard University and Brown University.

The First Woman Dean of Yale Law School

The First Woman Dean of Yale Law School

Professor Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale and is the director of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. When she takes office on July 1, she will become the 17th person and the first woman to hold the position as dean of Yale Law School.

A Significant Gender Gap in Academic Cardiology

A Significant Gender Gap in Academic Cardiology

A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital found that women were significantly less likely than men to be full professors, even when adjusting for factors such as age, years of experience, and research productivity that are traditionally associated with academic rank.

Harvard Professor Michele Lamont Chosen to Win the 2017 Erasmus Prize

Harvard Professor Michele Lamont Chosen to Win the 2017 Erasmus Prize

The Erasmus Prize honors individuals who have made significant contributions to European culture, society, or social science. Dr. Lamont, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, will receive a prize of 150,000 euros.

Stanford University's Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

Stanford University’s Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

The award is given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana for the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country.

Two Women Scientists to Share the Japan Prize for Their Work on Genetics

Two Women Scientists to Share the Japan Prize for Their Work on Genetics

Jennifer Doudna, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier, the director of Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, are being honored for their research in gene-editing technology that has led to new therapies for cancer patients and those suffering from heredity diseases.