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Adler University Selects Lisa Coleman as President

Adler University Selects Lisa Coleman as President

Dr. Coleman currently serves as the inaugural senior vice president for global inclusion and strategic innovation at New York University. She will assume the presidency of Adler University in September.

BBVA Foundation Honors Elke Weber for Contributions to Understanding Environmental Decision-Making

BBVA Foundation Honors Elke Weber for Contributions to Understanding Environmental Decision-Making

Dr. Weber currently serves as the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. Her research centers on environmental decision-making and motivational factors for combating climate change.

Harvard Study Reveals Disparities in Women Nurses' Mortality Based on Sexual Orientation

Harvard Study Reveals Disparities in Women Nurses’ Mortality Based on Sexual Orientation

An analysis of over 90,000 women nurses from the Nurses Health Study II from 1989 to 2022 found lesbian and bisexual women nurses died roughly 20 percent and 37 percent earlier than heterosexual nurses, respectively.

Study Finds Treatment by Women Physicians Associated with Lower Mortality

Study Finds Treatment by Women Physicians Associated with Lower Mortality

Researchers from the University of Tokyo, Harvard University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Los Angeles have discovered patients treated by women doctors are associated with lower mortality and hospital re-admission rates.

In Memoriam: Helen Vendler, 1933-2024

In Memoriam: Helen Vendler, 1933-2024

Dr. Vendler was a poetry critic and professor of English at Harvard University for three decades. She was Harvard’s first woman faculty member to earn the designation of University Professor.

In Memoriam: Barbara Arnstine, 1934-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Arnstine, 1934-2024

For over 25 years, Dr. Arnstine served as a professor of education at California State University, Sacramento, where she taught courses on teacher preparation and the philosophy of education.

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney Announces Retirement

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney Announces Retirement

In 2014, Dr. Berger-Sweeney became the first African American and first woman president of Trinity College since its founding in 1823. Over the past decade, the college has experienced growth in enrollment and graduation rates, hired more diverse faculty, and improved campus infrastructure.

American Economic Association Names Bronwyn Hall a 2024 Distinguished Fellow

American Economic Association Names Bronwyn Hall a 2024 Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Hall is a professor emerita of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught for nearly four-decades. She has conducted extensive research on patents, patent citations, the relationship between research and development and productivity, and the econometrics of firm-level microdata

CDC Foundation Honors Ninez Ponce for Data Equity and Racial Health Disparities Research

CDC Foundation Honors Ninez Ponce for Data Equity and Racial Health Disparities Research

Ninez Ponce was recognized for her scholarship and advocacy for data equity which has contributed to the understanding of racial and ethnic health disparities, particularly for Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

American Bar Foundation Honors Suzette Malveaux with Outstanding Service Award

American Bar Foundation Honors Suzette Malveaux with Outstanding Service Award

“I am incredibly honored to receive this lifetime achievement award. I’m so grateful to belong to a community committed to studying and using the law for the public good. Especially now, it’s important to support each other and work together to defend democracy,” said Malveaux, a professor of law at the University of Colorado.

In Memoriam: Barbara Burns, 1941-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Burns, 1941-2024

Dr. Burns was a member of the Duke University faculty for over three decades where she served as a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the services effectiveness research program.

In Memoriam: Barbara Reeves, 1944-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Reeves, 1944-2024

Barbara Reeves spent over two decades serving the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, where she taught courses on the history of science. She also taught at Cornell University, Ohio State University, and Harvard University earlier in her career.

National Academy of Sciences Honors Nancy Hopkins for Lifetime Contributions to Women's Representation in STEM

National Academy of Sciences Honors Nancy Hopkins for Lifetime Contributions to Women’s Representation in STEM

President Emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Susan Hockfield, says Dr. Hopkins’ award “celebrates her critical role in increasing the participation of women in science and engineering as a significant national achievement.”

Sylvia Houghteling Honored With Two Awards For Her Book <em>The Art of Cloth in Mughal India</em>

Sylvia Houghteling Honored With Two Awards For Her Book The Art of Cloth in Mughal India

The Textile Society of America and the College Art Association have both presented Sylvia Houghteling with an award for her book, “The Art of Cloth in Mughal India”

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Appointments include Rebecca Robinson at Oregon State University, Lydia Sermons at Howard University, Holly Jensen at Harvard University, Kameron Causey at Albany State University, Lynanne Jamison at Virginia Commonwealth University, Jamie Lucero at Virginia Tech, Suzanne Wones at the University of California, and Amy Jackson at the University of New Mexico

In Memoriam: Jane Guyer, 1943-2024

In Memoriam: Jane Guyer, 1943-2024

Dr. Guyer was a professor emerita at Johns Hopkins University where she formerly served as the George Armstrong Kelly Professor of Anthropology and co-chair of The Academy. Throughout her career, she conducted extensive research on economic transformations in West Africa.

New Collaborative Launches Long-Term Study of Women's Health

New Collaborative Launches Long-Term Study of Women’s Health

The National Institutes of Health, Apple, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have announced a research partnership for a major long-term study of women’s health. The collaboration will permit researchers to study conditions including pregnancy, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, menopausal transition, and osteoporosis.

Claudine Gay Resigns as President of Harvard University

Claudine Gay Resigns as President of Harvard University

Dr. Gay had served as president of Harvard University for only six months. She was the first African American and the second woman to lead Harvard in its nearly 400-year history.

Columbia University's Lila Abu-Lughold Honored With Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Anthropology

Columbia University’s Lila Abu-Lughold Honored With Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Anthropology

Dr. Abu-Lughod’s work, strongly ethnographic and mostly based in Egypt, has focused on three broad issues: the relationship between cultural forms and power; the politics of knowledge and representation; and the dynamics of women’s and human rights, global liberalism, and feminist governance of the Muslim world.

In Memoriam: Diana Elizabeth Edelman Kleiner, 1947-2023

In Memoriam: Diana Elizabeth Edelman Kleiner, 1947-2023

Diana Kleiner was the Dunham Professor of the History of Art and Classics, Emerita at Yale University. She was an acclaimed art historian known for her expertise on the art and architecture of the ancient Romans.

Deborah Dyett Desir Is the New President of the American College of Rheumatology

Deborah Dyett Desir Is the New President of the American College of Rheumatology

Dr. Desir has more than three decades of experience in clinical medicine. In 1993, she started a rheumatology private practice in Hamden, Connecticut. In 2019, Dr. Desir joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty.

Patricia Hill Collins Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture

Patricia Hill Collins Awarded the $1 Million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture

The prize is given annually to an individual whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world. Professor Collins joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in 2005. Earlier, she was the director of the African American Center at Tufts University and spent more than 20 years on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati.

In Memoriam: Janet Martin, 1938-2023

In Memoriam: Janet Martin, 1938-2023

After four years as an instructor and assistant professor at Harvard University, including a year as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Dr. Martin spent the rest of her academic career at Princeton. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1973, where she taught for 37 years.

Professor Rachel Dickey Wins the Cultural Heritage Landscape Award for a Plaza in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Professor Rachel Dickey Wins the Cultural Heritage Landscape Award for a Plaza in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Rachel Dickey is an associate professor in the David R. Ravin School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and founder of Studio Dickey, a Charlotte-based art and design practice.

Study Finds That Air Pollution May Contribute to Early-Onset Puberty for Girls

Study Finds That Air Pollution May Contribute to Early-Onset Puberty for Girls

The average age of girls’ first periods is believed to have declined by three of four years over the past century. Why does this matter? Girls who have their first periods at an earlier age face increased risk for several diseases later during their lifetime, including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

Ten Women With Current Ties to Academia Named MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 20 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Ten women academics are among the 20 new MacArthur Fellows.

Stefanie Stantcheva to Receive the 2023 A.SK Bright Mind Award From the Berlin Social Science Center

Stefanie Stantcheva to Receive the 2023 A.SK Bright Mind Award From the Berlin Social Science Center

Stefanie Stantcheva is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. The A.SK Bright Mind Award recognizes younger academics who make important contributions to political and economic reforms. She will be honored at an award ceremony in Berlin on November 4.

Melissa Gilliam Will Be the First Woman President of Boston University

Melissa Gilliam Will Be the First Woman President of Boston University

Dr. Gilliam has been provost at Ohio State University since July 2021. Earlier, she was vice provost, the Ellen H. Block Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. She will become president of Boston University on July 1, 2024.

Harvard University's Claudia Goldin to Receive the Nobel Prize in Economics

Harvard University’s Claudia Goldin to Receive the Nobel Prize in Economics

Professor Goldin has collected over 200 years of data from the U.S., allowing her to demonstrate how and why gender differences in earnings and employment rates have changed over time. She has shown that the bulk of this earnings difference is now between men and women in the same occupation and that it largely arises with the birth of the first child.

In Memoriam: Evelyn Fox Keller, 1936-2023

In Memoriam: Evelyn Fox Keller, 1936-2023

Dr. Keller joined the MIT faculty in 1992 after teaching at a large number of prestigious institutions. That year, she received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award for her scholarship. The foundation called her “a scholar whose interdisciplinary work raises important questions about the interrelationships among language, gender, and science.”

New Leadership for Harvard University Health

New Leadership for Harvard University Health

Harvard University Health Services recently announced two additions to its senior leadership team. Kathy G. Niknejad will serve as chief medical officer and physician-in-chief, and Kimberly Eng will serve as deputy executive director and chief administrative officer.

National Bureau of Economic Research Creates New Working Group on Gender in the Economy

National Bureau of Economic Research Creates New Working Group on Gender in the Economy

The Working Group will take a broad approach to analyzing gender-related disparities in economic outcomes, and in studying how limited access to education, labor market opportunities, formal financial services, along with disempowering social norms and gender-biased laws and institutions, can create them.

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

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

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Universities Offer New Assignments to Eight Women Scholars

Universities Offer New Assignments to Eight Women Scholars

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

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

Seven 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.