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National Institutes of Health Director Will Refuse to Serve on All-Male Academic Panels

National Institutes of Health Director Will Refuse to Serve on All-Male Academic Panels

While there has been much talk about how to expand the participation of women speakers at academic conferences, Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health is actually doing something about it. Recently Dr. Collins announced that he would no longer participate on academic panels where women were not represented.

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Across the Nation Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

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

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

The women leaving their posts in academia are Melissa Thomas-Hunt at Vanderbilt University, Julie A. Hodge at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia, Dorothy Leland, chancellor of the University of California, Merced, Melissa R. Hyatt at Johns Hopkins University, Marie Lynn Miranda at Rice University in Houston, and Diane Cole Ahl at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Major Universities

The twelve women appointed to dean posts at major universities are: Amy Falkner, Grace Kuo, Amy Hungerford, Lynn Boyd, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Haifa Abou Samra, Pamela F. Cipriano, Susan McIntosh, Kristi Palmer, Jane Aiken, Safiya George, and Allison Brashear.

Mary Beth Walker Named Provost at California State University, Northridge

Mary Beth Walker Named Provost at California State University, Northridge

Dr. Walker currently serves as interim president of Georgia Gwinnett College and as associate provost for strategic initiatives and innovation at Georgia State University. She will begin her new duties at California State University, Northridge in July.

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Klara Jelinkova is vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice University. She was recognized for “exceptional leadership and service and enabling services and achievements beyond the scope of individual institutions.”

Naomi Halas Wins the 2019 Spiers Memorial Award From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Naomi Halas Wins the 2019 Spiers Memorial Award From the Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Halas is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of chemistry, bioengineering, physics and astronomy, and materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University.

In Memoriam: Jenessa R. Shapiro, 1980-2018

In Memoriam: Jenessa R. Shapiro, 1980-2018

Dr. Shapiro, an associate professor of psychology who also held an endowed chair in management at UCLA, was an expert in stereotype threat and prejudice in intergroup relations and a strong advocate for increasing educational and career opportunities for women in STEM fields.

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

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

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

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women From the Academic World Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

Dr. Bishnoi served as a research scientist for the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, before becoming a lecturer in natural sciences and the coordinator of the Sustaining Excellence in Research Scholar program at the university.

Letters of Recommendation for Women More Likely to Raise Doubt of Their Competence

Letters of Recommendation for Women More Likely to Raise Doubt of Their Competence

The study revealed that, on average, letters written for women were more likely to contain a doubt-raiser than letters written for men (regardless of whether a man or a woman wrote the letter). The researchers defined “doubt-raisers” as phrases or statements that question an applicant’s aptness for a job.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic Assignments

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 High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight Women 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.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan Eggers, a computer scientist at the University of Washington, Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College in Atlanta, Sheila Jasanoff, a professor in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Janne Blichert-Toft, a visiting professor at Rice University in Houston.

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

They are Lenora Tubbs Tisdale at Yale DIvinity School, Carolyn B. Brooks at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Mary Cronin at Rice University, Ethel Hill Williams at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Roxanne Lalande of Lafayette College, and Janet Strohl-Morgan at Princeton University.

Princeton's Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Princeton’s Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Angela Creager, the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University in New Jersey, received the 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science from the American Philosophical Society for her book on the history of radioisotopes in science and medicine.

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

The four women who are stepping down are Mary Cronin at Rice University in Houston, Linda Hayden at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Sally Graves Machlis at the University of Idaho, and Elizabeth Creamer at Virginia Tech.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Lena Hill at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Sally Wallace at Georgia State University, Bridget Gorman at Rice University in Houston, Tarshia Stanley at St. Catherine University in Minnesota and Amanda Woodward at the University of Chicago.

Two Women Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Research Universities

Two Women Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Research Universities

Julie Browning has announced that she will step down from her position as dean of undergraduate enrollment at Rice University and Rosemary Magee has retired as director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

Rice University Establishes an Award to Honor the Late Marjorie Corcoran

Rice University Establishes an Award to Honor the Late Marjorie Corcoran

The Majorie Corcoran Award will honor a scholar who has made major contributions to the advancement of women or students from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines. Professor Corcoran died a year ago after being hit by a light-rail train while riding a bicycle.

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

Dr. Manning joined the faculty at Boston College in 1975 and remained their until her retirement in 2013. She was an expert on Soviet history and politics.

Eden King to Lead the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Eden King to Lead the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Eden King is an associate professor of psychology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is a senior associate editor of the Journal of Management and associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Study Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Speakers Invited to Give Talks at High-Ranking Universities

Study Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Speakers Invited to Give Talks at High-Ranking Universities

A new study led by researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that during the 2013-14 academic year male professors gave more than twice as many talks as women at events sponsored by academic departments at the nation’s 50 highest-ranked universities.

Rice University's Linda Capuano Appointed to High-Level Energy Department Post

Rice University’s Linda Capuano Appointed to High-Level Energy Department Post

Linda Capuano, a fellow in energy technology for the Center for Energy Studies in the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, has been appointed by President Trump as administrator of the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at American 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.

Rice University's Naomi Harris Honored by the American Physical Society

Rice University’s Naomi Harris Honored by the American Physical Society

Professor Halas is being honored for “pioneering research at the intersection of optics and nanoscience, and groundbreaking applications of those findings in the field of plasmonics.” The award comes with a $10,000 prize.

Andrea Jain Named Editor of the <em>Journal of the American Academy of Religion</em>

Andrea Jain Named Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Andrea Jain is an associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is an expert on South Asian religions as well as the study of yoga.

Rice University Receives the Archives of Musician Sara Hickman

Rice University Receives the Archives of Musician Sara Hickman

Sara Hickman began performing at the age of seven. She has released 18 albums and has performed as a guest artist on more than 25 other albums by other artists. Hickman was named Texas State Musician in 2010.

Rice University Scholar Wins the 2017 Book Prize From the American Philosophical Association

Rice University Scholar Wins the 2017 Book Prize From the American Philosophical Association

Gwen Bradford, an associate professor of philosophy at Rice University in Houston, Texas, was awarded the prize that is given every other year to a young scholar who is the author of the best book on philosophy published over the past two years.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

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

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Dr. Ross has been serving as dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She joined the faculty there in 1995. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the role of fluid dynamics in infection formation in the human cardiovascular system.