RSSAll Entries Tagged With: "Northwestern University"

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

Parneshia Jones joined the Northwestern University Press in 2003 as marketing assistant and served in several progressively more responsible positions. Most recently, she served as editorial director for trade and engagement.

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Teresa Woodruff Wins a Prestigious Award From the Endocrine Society

Coining the term oncofertility — the blend of oncology and fertility — Dr. Woodruff, the new provost at Michigan State University, created a now widely-recognized medical field that strives to explore and expand the reproductive options of cancer patients and cancer survivors.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women who are leaving their administrative positions are Susan Gennaro at Boston College, Jutta-Annette Page from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Stephanie Smith at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Lindsay Chase-Lansdale of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Dr. Hagerty has been serving as an interim provost since April. Earlier, she was interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and senior associate dean of faculty and research. Dr. Hagerty, who holds the First Chicago Professorship in Finance, has been on the faculty at the university for more than 30 years.

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Teri Odom, the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University has been selected for the 2020 Centenary Prize which recognizes scientists who are not citizens of the United Kingdom for high-impact research and exceptional communications skills.

Northwestern University Scholars Examine a Century of Women's Participation in the Film Industry

Northwestern University Scholars Examine a Century of Women’s Participation in the Film Industry

The researchers found that from 1910 to 1920 women actors comprised roughly 40 percent of casts. Women wrote 20 percent of movies, produced 12 percent and directed 5 percent. By 1930, acting roles for women were cut in half; producing and directing roles hit close to zero.

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

Appointed to new administrative posts are Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Northwestern University, Katherine A. Stanton at Princeton University, Sonya Audria Miller at Florida Memorial University, Linda Kopecky at the University of Nevada at Reno, Katie Callow-Wright at the University of Chicago, and Valora Richardson at Hampton University in Virginia.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

Karen L. Daniel, professor emerita of law at Northwestern University and the former director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the university, was killed when she was struck by a pick-up truck while she was walking her dog in Oak Park, Illinois.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or 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.

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Uehling Charlton, 1932-2020

Dr. Charlton was the first and only woman to serve as the permanent chancellor at both the University of Missouri and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Wendy Hadley at the University of Oregon, Teri W. Odom of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Adrienne Morgan at the University of Rochester, Lynne Parker of the University of Tennessee, Barna Saha of the University of California, Berkeley, and Altha Stewart at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

New Study Documents High Levels of Mistreatment of Women Surgical Residents

New Study Documents High Levels of Mistreatment of Women Surgical Residents

The study reports that sexual harassment, verbal/physical abuse and pregnancy/childcare discrimination primarily came from the attending surgeons and other residents. Gender discrimination came mostly from patients and their families.

New Roles in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Six 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.

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

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Barbara O’Keefe, dean of the School of Communication at Northwestern University and Mary G. Boland, dean of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will retire next summer. Lori A. Lewis, vice chancellor for advancement at Western Carolina University, recently stepped down from her position.

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women 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.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Paige Comstock Cunningham Is the New Leader of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana

Paige Comstock Cunningham Is the New Leader of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana

Dr. Cunningham is currently the executive director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. She has been a member of the board of trustees at Taylor University for 17 years and is stepping down as board chair to become interim president for the coming academic year.

Most Academic Conferences in Biology Do Not Have Codes of Conduct Governing Sexual Harassment

Most Academic Conferences in Biology Do Not Have Codes of Conduct Governing Sexual Harassment

In examining nearly 200 conferences in the United States and Canada, researchers found that less than one quarter had developed a code of conduct for attendees. Of those conferences that did have a code of conduct, slightly more than half mentioned sexual harassment or sexual misconduct.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

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

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

Patricia Telles-Irvin was vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Before coming to Northwestern in 2011, Dr. Telles-Irvin served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida for seven years. Earlier in her career, she served in various roles at Florida International University.

Joan Richtsmeier is the 2019 Recipient of the Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award

Joan Richtsmeier is the 2019 Recipient of the Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award

The award is the American Association of Anatomists’s most prestigious scientific award, presented annually to a member in recognition of unique and meritorious contributions and achievements in the field. Dr. Richtsmeier is a distinguished professor of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University

Girls in Families Whose Parents Favor Boys Have Lower Test Scores in STEM Fields

Girls in Families Whose Parents Favor Boys Have Lower Test Scores in STEM Fields

A new study from the national Bureau of Economics research finds that girls who were born into families that had a boy-biased structure scored an average of three percentage points lower on math and science standardized tests than girls from non-biased households.

Four Women in Academia Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Four Women in Academia Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Stepping down from their roles are Rebecca Chopp, chancellor of the University of Denver, Cynda Ann Johnson dean of the Carilion School of Medicine at Virginia Tech, Pamela S. Beemer, chief human resource officer at Northwestern University, and Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill at Boston College.

A Half Dozen Women  Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at Universities

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at 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.

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

The fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners.

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

Northwestern University Study Finds Gender Gap in First-Time National Institutes of Health Grant Amounts

The investigators found that first-time grant recipients who were men received a median grant of $165,721. For women first-time grant recipients, the median grant was $126,615. Thus, the median funding for male grant recipients was 31 percent higher than the median amount awarded to women.

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Wins 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Wins 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

The award honors individual achievements of curators who make lasting contributions that have shaped the way we conceive of exhibition-making today. The award comes with a $25,000 prize. Professor Christov-Bakargiev, who teaches at Northwestern University, will be honored at a ceremony in New York in April.

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

Dr. Scott, an authority on U.S. women’s hitory, was hired as a full-time Duke University faculty member in 1961. In 1980, she became the history department chair. Dr. Scott retired from her position in 1991.

Researchers Find That a Family's Preference For Sons Results in Low Math Scores For Girl Children in Same Family

Researchers Find That a Family’s Preference For Sons Results in Low Math Scores For Girl Children in Same Family

Even when accounting for economic and educational levels, girls in boy-favoring families did worse on math tests. Additionally, the wealthier the family and the more educated the mother, the worse the daughter performed on math tests.

A Handful of New Women Deans at Universities Across the United States

A Handful of New Women Deans at Universities Across the United States

The five women appointed to dean positions are Dana Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Eileen Strempel at the University of California, Los Angeles, Francesca Cornelli at North Western University in Evanston, Illinois, Faye Gilbert at the University of Maine, and Adrienne C. Webber at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

New Administrative Positions for 10 Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 10 Women in American 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 Women With Female-Dominated Inner Circles More Likely to Hold High-Ranking Leadership Positions

Study Finds Women With Female-Dominated Inner Circles More Likely to Hold High-Ranking Leadership Positions

The results showed that women with a high network centrality and a female-dominated inner circle have an expected job placement level that is 2.5 times greater than women with low network centrality and a male-dominated inner circle.