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New Research Finds Persisting Gender Bias in Linguistics Textbooks

New Research Finds Persisting Gender Bias in Linguistics Textbooks

Their study looked at six textbooks studying the scientific structure of language, published between 2005-2017. The authors found that male protagonists occurred almost twice as often as females in the textbooks and appeared in more prominent roles. Men were more likely to be portrayed as having stable occupations whereas women were more likely to exhibit emotions.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been appointed to endowed faculty positions are Mara Rúbia André Alves de Lima at Rutgers University, Kristin Cline at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, Teresa L. Smallwood at the United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, and Jodi Forlizzi at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Rutgers University Study Finds That Postpartem Depression Can Have Lingering Effects for Up to 15 Years

Rutgers University Study Finds That Postpartem Depression Can Have Lingering Effects for Up to 15 Years

Researchers looked at 4,362 U.S. women who delivered babies between 1998 and 2000 and were followed until 2017. They found that maternal depression during the first year had a strong and sustained association with economic hardship — such as meeting medical costs, experience of utility shut-offs, inability to pay bills, and food and housing insecurity — up to 15 years later.

Bryn Mawr College's Anita Kurimay Wins the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize for Her Work on Slavic Studies

Bryn Mawr College’s Anita Kurimay Wins the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize for Her Work on Slavic Studies

Dr. Kurimay was honored for her book Queer Budapest: 1873-1961 (University of Chicago Press, 2020). The book explores the history of non-normative sexualities as they were understood and experienced in Hungary between the birth of the capital as a unified metropolis in 1873 and the decriminalization of male homosexuality in 1961.

New Administrative Roles for Ten Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Ten 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Rose Cuison-Villazor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, Ramona Denby-Brinson at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cecilia Konchar Farr at West Liberty University in West Virginia, Danielle Dennis at the University of Rhode Island, Karen C. Goff at Oberlin College in Ohio, Pamela Padilla at the University of North Texas, and Melissa Lubin at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

In Memoriam: Julia A. Miller, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Julia A. Miller, 1928-2021

In 1970 Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, established the Black Studies Center. Dr. Miller was the founding associate director. Within two years she became the director. She served in that role until 1984.

Three State Universities Have Selected Women to Be Their Next Provost

Three State Universities Have Selected Women to Be Their Next Provost

Karen Moranski was named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Sonoma State University in California. Francine Conway will be chancellor-provost of the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey and Melissa L. Gilliam has been appointed executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University.

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.

Terri Goss Kinzy Named the Twentieth President of Illinois State University

Terri Goss Kinzy Named the Twentieth President of Illinois State University

Dr. Kinzy has been serving as a professor of biology and vice president for research and innovation at Western Michigan University. Earlier, she served as vice president of research and professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Two Women at Rutgers University Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Two Women at Rutgers University Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Nicole Fleetwood, a professor of American studies and art history in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University New-Brunswick won the award for criticism/ Poet Cathy Park Hong, a professor in the master of one arts degree program in creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark, was honored in the autobiography category.

Rutgers University's Nancy Sinkoff Wins the National Jewish Book Award for Biography

Rutgers University’s Nancy Sinkoff Wins the National Jewish Book Award for Biography

Professor Sinkoff was honored for her biography of Lucy S. Dawidowicz (1915–1990) who was a trailblazing historian in the field now known as Holocaust studies.

Laurie A. Carter Selected as the Seventeenth President of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin

Laurie A. Carter Selected as the Seventeenth President of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin

Since 2017, Carter has been president of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She spent 25 years in leadership positions at The Juilliard School and later was executive vice president and university counsel at Eastern Kentucky University. She will begin her new duties on July 1.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

Dr. Devore began her academic career at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She then taught at Rutgers University before joining the faculty at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in 1980. She retired in 1999.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars 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.

New Consortium to Research Concussions Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

New Consortium to Research Concussions Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Males and females experience IPV, but violence against women tends to result in more severe and chronic injuries. Due to the high degree of physical aggression associated with this type of abuse, there is a significant risk for traumatic brain injury. A new research group is seeking to learn how this head trauma affects cognitive and psychological functioning in women.

Camilla Townsend is the Winner of the $75,000 Cundill History Prize from McGill University

Camilla Townsend is the Winner of the $75,000 Cundill History Prize from McGill University

The award recognizes books that best embody historical scholarship, originality, literary quality, and broad appeal. Professor Townsend, a Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was honored for her book Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The three women who have been appointed to serve as diversity officers are Linda Strong-Leek at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Enobong “Anna” Branch at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Shaniqua Crawford at the University of Oklahoma.

Texas Woman's University Scholar's Book  Honored by the National Women's Studies Association

Texas Woman’s University Scholar’s Book Honored by the National Women’s Studies Association

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, an associate professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University, was honored for groundbreaking scholarship in women’s studies that makes significant feminist contributions to the topic of women and labor. T

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Carole Boyce Davies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Denise Hien, at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Kateryna Makova at Pennsylvania State University, and Audrey Jaeger at North Carolina State University.

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Kittie Pain at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Amy Diamond at the University of Southern California, Jovette Dew at Oklahoma State University, Donna Gustafson at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Melba V. Pearson at Florida International University in Miami.

New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities for Seven Women

New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities for Seven Women

Taking on new roles are Tamara Pearson at Spelman College, Donna Gustafson at Rutgers University, Charleita Richardson at the University of South Florida, Catherine Spear at the University of Southern California, Ereka Williams at Winston-Salem State University, Denise Baclawski at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Taricka Burton at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

Taub joined the faculty at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newarkmin 1973. There she founded the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation, according to the university.

Rutgers University Debuts New Database of Women Elected Officials

Rutgers University Debuts New Database of Women Elected Officials

The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University in New Jersey has launched its Women Elected Officials Database that includes every woman officeholder in U.S. history at the federal, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels. The databasse contains entries for more than 11,000 women officeholders dating back to 1893.

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

A new study led by Sandra Petersen, a professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, finds that an online mutual-mentoring model can create “trusting and supportive environments” among underrepresented minority women in STEM across academic institutions.

The New Executive Director of the College Art Association

The New Executive Director of the College Art Association

Before joining the College Art Association, Omogbai served as a member and past board chair of the New Jersey Historic Trust, one of four landmark entities dedicated to the preservation of the state’s historic and cultural heritage. She also served on Montclair State University’s Advisory Board.

American Sociological Association Gives Career Award to Princeton's Patricia Fernández-Kelly

American Sociological Association Gives Career Award to Princeton’s Patricia Fernández-Kelly

The Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association honors outstanding contributions to sociological practice and work that has facilitated, or served as a model for, the work of others in sociology or outside the discipline.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

Professor Cheryl Wall focused on African-American literature, American literature, and feminist criticism. She first joined the faculty at Rutgers University in 1972. and had planned on retiring this year.

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.

Rutgers Business School Opens a New Center for Women in Business

Rutgers Business School Opens a New Center for Women in Business

The center will work to improve gender equity in the business world by empowering working women and developing women business leaders through a robust network and academic research. Lisa Kaplowitz, an assistant professor of professional practice in finance is the center’s founding director.

Rutgers University Study Finds Stereotypic Images of Gender Roles in the Workforce Persist Online

Rutgers University Study Finds Stereotypic Images of Gender Roles in the Workforce Persist Online

The scholars searched the internet for online images of men and women in four professions – librarian, nurse, computer programmer, and civil engineer. They compared the search results to the gender representation of each occupation according to data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

University of Arkansas Professor Wins an Award for Her Poetry Manuscript

University of Arkansas Professor Wins an Award for Her Poetry Manuscript

Mohja Kahf, a professor in the department of English, the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program and the Middle East Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, was recently named the winner of the 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry.

American Society of Criminology Honors "Rock Star" Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

American Society of Criminology Honors “Rock Star” Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

At the American Society of Criminology award ceremony, Professor Taxman was described as a scholarly “rock star” who has engaged with and moved the field of corrections for more than 30 years.

Katherine Clay Bassard Will Be the Next Provost at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Katherine Clay Bassard Will Be the Next Provost at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Bassard currently serves as a professor of English and interim senior associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Earlier, she was senior vice provost for faculty affairs at VCU.