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New York University Scholar Wins Top Award in Occupational Therapy

New York University Scholar Wins Top Award in Occupational Therapy

Kristie Patten, an associate professor and vice dean for academic affairs at the Steinhardt School of New York University, is the recipient of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s prestigious Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award. The award is considered the highest honor in the profession of occupational therapy.

Study Claims That Early-Career Women Scientists May Do Better If They Have a Male Mentor

Study Claims That Early-Career Women Scientists May Do Better If They Have a Male Mentor

A study published on the website of the journal Nature Communications by researchers at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University concluded that “opposite-gender mentorship may actually increase the impact of women who pursue a scientific career.” The paper has created a firestorm in academic circles.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

Lisette Garcia has been named assistant vice president of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Pennsylvania State University. Cheryl Waites Spellman is the interim special assistant to the chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Maria Ramirez was appointed the director of equity initiatives at New York University.

Three Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties at Major Universities

Three Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties at Major Universities

Gloria Johnson-Cusack was appointed senior advisor to the president at Florida International University. Irem Tumer has been named vice president for research at Oregon State University and Aisha Oliver-Staley was appointed general counsel and university secretary at New York University.

Isabel Wilkerson Is the Inaugural Winner of the $100,000 NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize

Isabel Wilkerson Is the Inaugural Winner of the $100,000 NYU/Axinn Foundation Prize

A graduate of Howard University, Professor Wilkerson has taught at Emory University, Princeton University, Boston University, and Northwestern University. She won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1994, as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times. She was the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

The women appointed to diversity posts are Norma Holland at the University of Rochester, Fatiah Tourney at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University, Karen Armstrong at Pennsylvania State University, Stephany Rose Spaulding at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Kamille Dean at Fordham Law School in New York.

New York University Aims to Address the Gender Disparity in Entrepreneurship

New York University Aims to Address the Gender Disparity in Entrepreneurship

The Female Founders Fellowship program supports entrepreneurs by plugging them into NYU’s ecosystem of resources, and, upon graduation, invites them to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to help alleviate the financial burden of early-career startup costs.

In Memoriam: Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, 1932-2020

Dr. Mollenkott taught at Temple University and  Bob Jones University. She later chaired the English departments at Shelton College in Ringwood, New Jersey, and Nyack College in New York. She taught for 30 years at William Patterson University, before retiring in 1997.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Taking on new roles are Claudia Rankine at New York Univerity, Lydia Moland at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Pamela VanHaitsma, at Pennsylvania State University, Fotini Christia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Heather Nachtmann at the University of Arkansas.

Deborah Damast of New York University Honored For Her Work in Dance Education

Deborah Damast of New York University Honored For Her Work in Dance Education

Deborah Damast has been teaching dance education at New York University since 2002, and now serves as the program director. She is also a professional dancer and choreographer and is studying for a doctorate in dance education at Columbia University.

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas, the R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Gender Equity Award from the American Anthropological Association.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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: Helen Pittas Damico, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Helen Pittas Damico, 1931-2020

Helen Damico was professor emerita of medieval language and literature at the University of New Mexico. A native of Greece, she taught at the university for 31 years.

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Four of the six winning authors this year are women. Each has some ties to higher education.

Colleges and Universities That Have Appointed 10 Women to New Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities That Have Appointed 10 Women to New Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

C. Nicole Mason Is the New President of the Institute for Women's Policy Research

C. Nicole Mason Is the New President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Prior to taking over the leadership of the Institute, Dr. Mason was the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has also taught at Georgetown University and Spelman College.

Children's Gender Stereotypes About Intelligence Vary by Race

Children’s Gender Stereotypes About Intelligence Vary by Race

Previous research has found that by the age of 6, girls become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their own gender. But a new study shows that this gender stereotype is not applied by children of all races to Black men and women.

Eight Women Academics Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Academics Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Susan Greenbaum was appointed dean of the School of Professional Studies at New York University. Leykia Nulan has been named dean of admission at Mount Holyoke College and Sandra Russ is the new interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

In Memoriam: Paule Marshall, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Paule Marshall, 1929-2019

Paule Marshall taught at both Virginia Commonwealth University and New York University. She numerous novels, essays, and works of short fiction.

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In 1969, Dr. Sudarkasa joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. She was the first tenured African American faculty member at the university. In 1986, she was appointed the eleventh president of historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 12 years.

Three University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Crisann McCloy, a senior financial and business analyst at the University of Kentucky, Stacy Goad Williams, a research associate professor and director of the Center for Training Transportation Professionals at the University of Arkansas, and Margaret H. Wright, Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at New York University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Exposure to High-Achieving Male Peers May Lower Girls' Chance of Earning a Bachelor's Degree

Exposure to High-Achieving Male Peers May Lower Girls’ Chance of Earning a Bachelor’s Degree

According to a new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research, high school girls who have a greater exposure to high-achieving male peers are less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree. The research also found that by ages 26 to 32, these girls have lower labor-force participation rates and more children.

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Receives 2019 STEM Educator Ada Lovelace Award

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Receives 2019 STEM Educator Ada Lovelace Award

Dr. Julie Cwikla was honored for her efforts at advancing STEM opportunities for her students at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 11 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. New members are elected only upon the death of other members. Of the 11 new members, eight are women.

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis currently serves as a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. She previously served as the Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University.

Both Men and Women Show Bias Against Women for Jobs and Activities Requiring Intellectual Ability

Both Men and Women Show Bias Against Women for Jobs and Activities Requiring Intellectual Ability

The results of the experiment found that people were less likely to refer a woman when the job description required high intelligence (43.5 percent women referrals) compared to when it did not (50.8 percent women referrals). Both women and men were less likely to refer women for the “high intelligence” jobs than for other positions.

Martha Nussbaum Wins the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

Martha Nussbaum Wins the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

The $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture is given annually to thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.

In Memoriam: Colleen Marie Conway-Welch, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Colleen Marie Conway-Welch, 1944-2018

Colleen Conway-Welch served as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for 29 years. During her time as dean, Dr. Conway-Welch established an accelerated master’s degree program, a Ph.D. program and a doctor of nursing practice program.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

New York University Researchers Develop Tool to Help Transgender Women Have a More "Feminine" Voice

New York University Researchers Develop Tool to Help Transgender Women Have a More “Feminine” Voice

A New York University study suggests biofeedback may be used as a tool to help trans women achieve a voice they are comfortable with.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Stanford University Study Examines Why Some Women Avoid the Spotlight at Work

Stanford University Study Examines Why Some Women Avoid the Spotlight at Work

In interviews with a large group of women who participated in a women’s professional development program operated by a nonprofit organization, researchers found that many of these women chose a workplace strategy that they named “intentional invisibility,” that was risk averse and avoided conflicts.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

Adrian Parr was named dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. Jelena Kovačević was appointed dean of the School of Engineering at New York University and Roberta Olson will serve as interim dean of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University.