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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.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

The four women scholars appointed to endowed posts at colleges and universities are Rola El-Serag at Rice University in Houston, Catherine Peters at Princeton University in New Jersey, Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, and Valerie Barr at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

In Memoriam: Miah Im, 1974-2021

In Memoriam: Miah Im, 1974-2021

Miam Im was director of opera studies at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Before coming to Rice University in 2020, Im was principal coach and conductor of the University of Toronto Opera School and music director of the University of Maryland Opera Studio.

How Marriage, Parenting, and Issue of Work-Life Balance Impact Women Academics' Publication Rates

How Marriage, Parenting, and Issue of Work-Life Balance Impact Women Academics’ Publication Rates

A new study led by Elaine Howard Ecklund, who holds the Herbert S. Autrey chair in social sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that parenting, marriage, and the strain of maintaining a work-family balance are all factors for women’s success in publishing. But there were differences by global region and academic discipline.

Is the Gender Wage Gap Due to Women's Lack of Assertiveness in Negotiations?

Is the Gender Wage Gap Due to Women’s Lack of Assertiveness in Negotiations?

A recent study led by Denise L. Reyes, a new assistant professor of psychology at the University of Houston, comes to the conclusion that the salary gap between men and women may be due to certain personality traits, specifically – assertiveness. 

Carol Quillen to Step Down as President of Davidson College in North Carolina

Carol Quillen to Step Down as President of Davidson College in North Carolina

Carol Quillen, president of highly rated Davidson College in North Carolina, announced recently that she will step down from her post at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. She will take a sabbatical year and then return to Davidson College as a professor of history. When she took office in August 2011, Dr. Quillen was the first woman to serve as president of Davidson College.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

The women faculty in new positions are Veronica Terriquez at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dana Yang at Cornell University, Julea Vlassakis at Rice University in Houston, Diane Thiel at the University of New Mexico, Alena Allen at the University of Arkansas, and Barbara MacKenzie-Wood at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Marina Vannucci is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Vannucci, who has taught at Rice Univerity since 2007, also holds an adjunct appointment in biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Marie T. Nolan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dana A. Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Angie Kamath at New York University, Ann E. Auston at Michigan State University, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro at Rice University in Houston, and Deborah Berke at Yale Univeersity

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The four women named to diversity posts are Harris Akinloye at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Keesha Burke-Henderson at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Constance Porter, at Rice University in Houston.

Gilda Barabino Is the New President-Elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino Is the New President-Elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino is the president of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. After serving for one year as president-elect, Dr. Barabino will serve one year as AAAS president and then one year as chair of the AAAS Board of Directors.

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea was an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She joined the Rice University faculty in 2009.

Rice University Scholar Chosen to Lead the Strategic Management Society

Rice University Scholar Chosen to Lead the Strategic Management Society

Yan “Anthea” Zhang, the Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is the new president-elect of the Strategic Management Society. She will be president-elect for two years and then become president in 2023.

In Memoriam: Lyn K. Ragsdale, 1954-2020

In Memoriam: Lyn K. Ragsdale, 1954-2020

Dr. Ragsdale’s prolific career in political science education began in 1983 when she joined the faculty at the University of Arizona. In 2006, she was named dean of social sciences at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 2006.

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Faculty Women Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The six women scholars in new roles are Ana María Martínez at Rice University in Houston, Gail Wilson at Oklahoma State University, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, Shoshana Schechter at Yeshiva University in New York, Anne-Marie Schultz at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

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.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Universities

The new deans are Judy L. Postmus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Sarah Rebecca Thomas at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, Teresa L. Knott at Virginia Commonwealth Univerity, Tatum Thomas at DePaul University in Chicago, and Janet Braam at Rice University in Houston.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Six Women

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Six 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: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In 1995, Redelfs was appointed director of external communications at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. In 2002 she was named ssociate director of public programs for the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties 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.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

A professor of statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Dr. Miranda was the university’s Howard R. Hughes Provost from 2015 to 2019. Earlier, she taught at the University of Michigan and Duke Univerity. Dr. Miranda will become provost at the University of Notre Dame on July 1.

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

Benevolent Sexism at Work Can Negatively Impact New Mothers' Decisions to Return to Their Jobs

Benevolent Sexism at Work Can Negatively Impact New Mothers’ Decisions to Return to Their Jobs

Overall, the authors found that “helpful” behavior at work – regardless of whether the women thought of it as helpful or harmful to their productivity — ultimately made them feel worse about themselves and their workplace abilities and this impacted their plans on returning to the workforce after giving birth.

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

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

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.

New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education for Thirteen Women

New Administrative Roles in American Higher Education for Thirteen 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.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 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.

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.