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Touring the Northwestern University Campus From a Feminist Perspective

Touring the Northwestern University Campus From a Feminist Perspective

The Women’s Center at Northwestern University has developed a self-guided campus tour celebrating the achievements of women. At each stop on the tour, people will learn about the staff and student leaders who contributed to the rights of women at Northwestern and discover gender resources available on campus.

How Age, Race, and Early-Life Disadvantage Among College-Educated Mothers Impacts Birth Weights

How Age, Race, and Early-Life Disadvantage Among College-Educated Mothers Impacts Birth Weights

According to a new study by researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Black infants experience disproportionately high risks of low birth weight compared with non-Hispanic White infants, particularly among mothers with high educational attainment and greater socioeconomic advantage.

In Memoriam: Valerie Jean Boyd, 1963-2022

In Memoriam: Valerie Jean Boyd, 1963-2022

Valerie Boyd was an award-winning author and served as the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and director of the master of fine arts in narrative nonfiction program at the University of Georgia.

How the Pandemic Impacted the Academic Production of Women Physicians

How the Pandemic Impacted the Academic Production of Women Physicians

At the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, when many Americans transitioned to working at home, the scholarly production of academic articles increased in most fields. But a new study led by researchers at Northwestern University finds that among physicians, men’s scholarly productivity increased while women physicians submitted fewer works to publishers.

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

Taking on new administrative duties are Annemarie Martin-Boyan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Lorraine Goffe at Northwestern University in Illinois, Courtney Roberts at the Ivy Tech Community College System in Indiana, Marquita Armstead at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ellen Ossorio at the University of Mississippi, Elizabeth Conklin at Yale University, and Orielle Hope at Salem College in North Carolina.

Study Suggests That Stress Endured by Pregnant Women May Alter the Genes of Their Children and Grandchildren

Study Suggests That Stress Endured by Pregnant Women May Alter the Genes of Their Children and Grandchildren

Veena Prahlad, an associate professor of biology at the University of Iowa, conducted research on roundworms and found that a mother roundworm release serotonin when she senses danger. The serotonin travels from her central nervous system to warn her unfertilized eggs, where the warning is stored, so to speak, and then passed to offspring after conception.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Appointed to posts overseeing diversity programs are Tiffany Taylor Smith at the University of Dayton in Ohio, Jasmine Gurneau at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Kiwana McClung at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Joanne Solis-Walker at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, Judith Green McKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Sophie Esch at rice University in Houston, Andia Augustin-Billy at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, and Jennifer Keys at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Seven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women in new administrative posts are Krupal Amin at the University of North Carolina at Chaple Hill, Danielle Sims Brooks at Wiley College in Texas, Katie Tyler at North Dakota State University, Camaron Loritts at Wake Forest University, Beth Kramer at Simmons University in Boston, Dominique Moye at California State University, Northridge, and Sarah Brown at Northwestern University.

Temple University Scholar Recognized for Her Work in Public Health Communication

Temple University Scholar Recognized for Her Work in Public Health Communication

Sarah Bauerle Bass, associate professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences in the College of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, is being honored by the American Public Health Association for advancing public health communication practice, theory, and research, mentoring students, and advancing the field of public health communication.

Jeanne VanBriesen to Lead the NSF's Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems

Jeanne VanBriesen to Lead the NSF’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems

Dr. VanBriesen joined Carnegie Mellon in 1999 as an assistant professor and was awarded an endowed professorship in 2014. She recently served as the university’s vice provost for faculty and previously served as chair of the Faculty Senate. Dr. VanBriesen’s research focuses on the biodegradation and thermodynamics of microbial systems

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Society for Marketing Advances Recognizes the Work of Lisa Scheer of the University of Missouri

Professor Scheer was honored for her highly cited research and her willingness to help mentor younger members of the academic community. Dr. Scheer’s research has more than 11,000 citations on Google Scholar. She has two papers that have been cited more than 2,000 times.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Mary Anderson at the University of West Florida, Katherine Whitaker at Voorhees College in South Carolina, Ana Franco-Watkins at Auburn University in Alabama, Martha Peterson at the University of Kentucky, Allyssa L. Harris at Prairie View &AM University in Texas, Ellen Weinauer at the University of Maine, and Mona Dugo at Northwestern University in Illinois.

Study Examines Gender Differences in Participation in Clinical Trials Compared to Those Affected by a Disease

Study Examines Gender Differences in Participation in Clinical Trials Compared to Those Affected by a Disease

The authors state that clinical trial sample populations should be proportionate to the population affected by the disease, as some diseases are more prevalent or manifest differently in one sex versus the other.  The study is the first to examine sex bias in all U.S. human clinical trials relative to disease burden (the prevalence of disease based on factors such as sex and ethnicity).

Six Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Robin L. Rasor at Duke University, Kimberly D. Whitehead at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, Sarah Klaper at Northwestern University, Lavinia Boxill at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Kimberly Shiner at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and Mary Ritayik at the State University of New York.

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

As the end of the academic year is upon us and a new one is ready to dawn, colleges and universities throughout the United States are appointing deans to head their colleges and schools. Here are eight women who have been appointed to dean positions.

In Memoriam: Bren Adair Ortega-Murphy, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Bren Adair Ortega-Murphy, 1949-2021

After teaching at Niles College Seminary, from 1978-1983, Dr. Ortega-Murphy worked at Loyola University for 36 years in both the School of Communication and the women’s and gender studies program.

University Study Finds Gender Bias Is Prevalent in the Early Recruitment Phase for Leadership Positions

University Study Finds Gender Bias Is Prevalent in the Early Recruitment Phase for Leadership Positions

Participants were told they had to recruit a male and female leader for an imaginary company. Conservative participants in the group that thought they were communicating with a male candidate picked more positive pieces of information about the position and the company, and those communicating with the female picked less positive information. Political liberals did not exhibit this trend.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

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.

In Memoriam: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

Robinson began her career at Jackson State University in Mississippi in 1952 as the assistant band director and instructor of music. After a 60-year career at the university, she was named dean emerita in 2012.

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley, an assistant professor of history at the University of Louisville, was honored for her book on the role of the faith community, in particular the Maryknoll order, on U.S. policy in Central America in the 1980s.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University 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.

Catherine Paden Will Be the  Next Provost at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire

Catherine Paden Will Be the Next Provost at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire

Dr. Paden currently services as deputy provost at Simmons University in Boston. She joined Simmons in 2006 as an assistant professor in the department of political science and international relations. Dr. Paden was named dean of undergraduate programs in 2016 and continues in that role today.

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

Academic Study Examines the Best Way to Increase Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

A new working paper of the European Corporate Governance Institute, written by scholars at Washington University, the University of Alabama, and Northwestern University, finds that shareholder influence is more effective in diversifying boards of directors than mandates by governments or financial organizations.

Four Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Four Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Susannah Ottaway at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Lynn Meskell at the University of Pennsylvania, and Whitney Pirtle at the University of California, Merced.

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago will rename the Special Collections Research Center — the principal steward of the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives — in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and President Emeritus of the University.

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

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

The six women named to diversity posts are Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University, Lisa Guerrero at Washington State University, Jasmine A. Lee at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Andreá Williams at Ohio State University, Yolanda Caldwell at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, and Tiffany Hayden at the University of Kentucky.

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

Dr. Rose joined the University of Michigan faculty as a professor of history and sociology in 1993. In 1995, she received an additional appointment as a professor of women’s studies. In 2002, Dr. Rose was appointed the Natalie Zemon Davis Collegiate Professor of History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

Jeanne Craig Sinkford Wins the Highest Award Given by the American College of Dentists

Jeanne Craig Sinkford Wins the Highest Award Given by the American College of Dentists

Dr. Sinkford was appointed associate dean at the Howard University College of Dentistry in 1967. In 1975, she broke the gender barrier when she was appointed dean of Howard University College of Dentistry, the first woman to lead a U.S. dental school. She served as dean from 1975 to 1991.

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.