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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.

Lauren Benton of Vanderbilt University to Receive the 2019 Toynbee Prize

Lauren Benton of Vanderbilt University to Receive the 2019 Toynbee Prize

The award is given biennially by the Toynbee Prize Foundation to a scholar who has made a significant contribution to the study of global history. Professor Benton will be honored and present a lecture at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago next January.

For Breast Cancer Survivors, Race Appears to Be an Important Factor in Their Employment Prospects

For Breast Cancer Survivors, Race Appears to Be an Important Factor in Their Employment Prospects

In a study of breast cancer survivors conducted at Washington University in St. Louis, the data showed that African-Americans were four times more likely to leave the workforce despite fighting a breast cancer with high survival rates than was the case for White patients of the same age.

Solmaz Sharif of Stanford University Wins the Levis Reading Prize

Solmaz Sharif of Stanford University Wins the Levis Reading Prize

Solmaz Sharif, a lecturer at Stanford University in California, has been selected to receive the 2017 Levis Reading Prize from the department of English and the master of fine arts in creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Study Finds That Perceived Discrimination in a Field Is Why College Women Avoid Some STEM Majors

Study Finds That Perceived Discrimination in a Field Is Why College Women Avoid Some STEM Majors

A new study finds that college women tend to shy away from certain STEM fields when selecting a major not because of apprehension about the rigors of mathematics or science but because of a perception that they will face discrimination if they pursue a career in those fields.

A Pair of Women Academics Honored by the Academy of American Poets

A Pair of Women Academics Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Marilyn Chin is a professor emerita at San Diego State University in California and Marie Howe teaches poetry at New York University and Sarah Lawrence College. Both scholars have been named chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four women taking on new faculty roles are Tatiana Sanses at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Christina Greer at New York University, Nancy Small at the University of Wyoming, and Erika Lorraine Milam at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Study Examines Why College Men Engage in Unwanted Sex With Women

Study Examines Why College Men Engage in Unwanted Sex With Women

Author Jessie Ford says that “men are motivated to have unwanted sex through a process where they try to avoid embarrassing themselves or their partner and seek to behave in interpretable ways. In particular, men consent to unwanted sex because accepting all opportunities for sexual activity is a widely accepted way to perform masculinity.”

Mildred Garcia to Lead the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Mildred Garcia to Lead the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Since 2012, Dr. Garcia has been president of California State University, Fullerton. Previously, she was president of California State University, Dominguez Hills and CEO of Berkeley College, which operates campuses in the New York City metropolitan area.

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight 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.

New York University's Eileen Sullivan-Marx to Lead the American Academy of Nursing

New York University’s Eileen Sullivan-Marx to Lead the American Academy of Nursing

Eileen Sullivan-Marx is the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and dean of the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University. She will serve for two years as president-elect and then lead the American Academy of Nursing for two years.

Professor Zadie Smith of New York University to Receive the Langston Hughes Medal

Professor Zadie Smith of New York University to Receive the Langston Hughes Medal

The Langston Hughes Medal honors writers of poetry, drama, fiction, biographies, and critical essays from throughout the Black diaspora. Women who have won the medal previously include Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Octavia Butler, and Edwidge Danticat.

New Online Archive on How the Women's Suffrage Movement Was Portrayed in the Media

New Online Archive on How the Women’s Suffrage Movement Was Portrayed in the Media

The American Journalism Historians Association recently debuted an online archive of material relating to the women’s suffrage movement. The project is led by Brooke Kroeger, a professor and director of the graduate program in journalism at New York University.

University of Nebraska Awards Book Prizes in Fiction and Poetry to Two Women Scholars

University of Nebraska Awards Book Prizes in Fiction and Poetry to Two Women Scholars

Prairie Schooner, the University of Nebraska’s literary journal, has announced the winners of its 2017 book prizes in fiction and poetry. The winners will receive a cash award and have their books published by the University of Nebraska Press.

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.

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.