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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.

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.