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Three Women Historians in Higher Education Receive Prestigious Dan David Prize

Three Women Historians in Higher Education Receive Prestigious Dan David Prize

Keisha Blain of Brown University, Cécile Fromont of Harvard University, and Kathryn Olivarius of Stanford University have received 2024 Dan David Prizes for their outstanding achievements as academic historians.

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Positions at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Martha Catherine Wroe, 1921-2024

In Memoriam: Martha Catherine Wroe, 1921-2024

For nearly two decades, Wroe served as a professor of physical therapy at the University of Florida, where she co-founded the department of physical therapy.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

American Economic Association Names Bronwyn Hall a 2024 Distinguished Fellow

American Economic Association Names Bronwyn Hall a 2024 Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Hall is a professor emerita of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught for nearly four-decades. She has conducted extensive research on patents, patent citations, the relationship between research and development and productivity, and the econometrics of firm-level microdata

In Memoriam: Marjorie Perloff, 1931-2024

In Memoriam: Marjorie Perloff, 1931-2024

Dr. Perloff was a professor emerita of English with Stanford University, where she taught for 14 years. She was a scholar of contemporary and experimental poetry, authoring over a dozen books throughout her lifetime.

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Dr. Cantor says she is “eager to collaborate with communities across New York City to highlight how higher education can answer the call of what the public needs, now and going forward.”

Caltech's Shu-ou Shan Recognized for Her Research on Molecular Machines in Protein Folding

Caltech’s Shu-ou Shan Recognized for Her Research on Molecular Machines in Protein Folding

The National Academy of Science has honored Shu-ou Shan with their Award in Molecular Biology. Dr. Shan is the Altair Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology where she studies biochemistry and molecular biophysics.

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin Honored for Her Work in Cancer Research

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin Honored for Her Work in Cancer Research

Dr. Eberlin, an associate professor of surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, developed the MasSpec Pen in 2016 while she was serving as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. The MasSpec Pen is a device for detecting cancer directly on tissues. The device is used to detect cancer tissue during a surgical operation, which allows doctors to more accurately remove tumor tissue.

MIT's Elly Nedivi Honored for Her Research on the Cerebral Cortex

MIT’s Elly Nedivi Honored for Her Research on the Cerebral Cortex

Elly Nedivi is the William R. and Linda R. Young Professor of Neuroscience in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the 2023 recipient of the Krieg Cortical Kudos Discoverer Award from the Cajal Club.

Cathy Garzio Named Chief Operating Office for Weill Cornell Medicine

Cathy Garzio Named Chief Operating Office for Weill Cornell Medicine

Garzio was previously vice chair and director of finance and administration in the department of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Earlier, she was administrative director of the department of radiology and biomedical imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Women Are Making Progress in Academic Publishing in STEM But a Gender Gap Persists

Women Are Making Progress in Academic Publishing in STEM But a Gender Gap Persists

In an analysis of 5.8 million authors in journals of 174 scientific fields, the researchers found that men outnumbered women 3.93 times among those authors who started publishing before 1992, but only 1.36 times among those authors who started publishing after 2011.

In Memoriam: Emily Honig, 1953-2023

In Memoriam: Emily Honig, 1953-2023

Dr. Honig taught at Lafayette College and Yale University, before joining the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1992 where she would teach for the next 28 years.

Maya Rossin-Slater Awadred the Elaine Bennett Research Prize from the American Economic Association

Maya Rossin-Slater Awadred the Elaine Bennett Research Prize from the American Economic Association

Maya Rossin-Slater is a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and an associate professor of health policy at Stanford University. The prize recognizes Dr. Rossin-Slater’s research examining the impacts of public policies and other factors on families and children.

In Memoriam: Karin Woodruff Jackson, 1940-2023

In Memoriam: Karin Woodruff Jackson, 1940-2023

In 1974, Jackson began teaching courses in women’s studies at the University of Southern Maine. She went on to teach for 10 years at Westbrook College in Portland, Maine, and later for 20 years at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Princeton's Ilana Witten Receives a Director's Pioneer Award From the National Institutes of Health

Princeton’s Ilana Witten Receives a Director’s Pioneer Award From the National Institutes of Health

Professor Witten, an expert in the brain activity that underlies reward-driven learning and decision making, will receive funding to study the fundamental question of what produces individual differences in behavior, a question often posed as nature versus nurture.

Stanford University Appoints Jenny Martinez as Its Next Provost

Stanford University Appoints Jenny Martinez as Its Next Provost

Jenny S. Martinez is the dean of Stanford Law School and the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law. Prior to her appointment as law school dean, she served as associate dean for curriculum from 2013 to 2016. Professor Martinez is a leading expert on the role of courts and tribunals in advancing human rights. She will become the 14th provost of Stanford University on October 1.

Agustina S. Paglayan Wins Award for the Best Paper in Political Science

Agustina S. Paglayan Wins Award for the Best Paper in Political Science

Agustina S. Paglayan, an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, has received the 2023 Heinz I. Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association. She is being recognized for the best article published in the American Political Science Review.

In Memoriam: Mary A. Kilbourne Matossian, 1930-2023

In Memoriam: Mary A. Kilbourne Matossian, 1930-2023

Mary Kilbourn Matossia was a noted historian who was an expert on Armenia. She taught for 31 years at the University of Maryland.

Stanford University Study Finds a Gender Gap in Academic Authors Who Get to Share in Patents

Stanford University Study Finds a Gender Gap in Academic Authors Who Get to Share in Patents

New research undertaken by an interdisciplinary team of Stanford Law and Stanford Medicine students, looks at the overlap between biomedical research paper authors and those authors who go on to be named inventors of their research on patents. Among the findings is a gender discrepancy between male and female authors, with male authors receiving patents more frequently.

Martha Finnemore Honored by the Johan Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University in Sweden

Martha Finnemore Honored by the Johan Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University in Sweden

Since 1995, the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science has been awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding and groundbreaking contributions to the understanding of political science and its relevance in the world today. The prize includes a cash award of about $46,000 and a silver medal.

Two Women Scholars to Receive the 2023 Sage-CASBS Award

Two Women Scholars to Receive the 2023 Sage-CASBS Award

Established in 2013, the honor is bestowed by Sage, the global academic publisher of books, journals, and library resources and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advances the understanding of pressing social issues.

Berkeley's Susan Marqusee to Lead the Biological Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Susan Marqusee to Lead the Biological Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation

Dr. Marqusee, who has been at Berkeley since 1992, will begin her appointment on June 30, with plans to maintain her Berkeley lab while at the National Science Foundation under the agency’s Independent Research/Development program, which allows employees to remain actively involved with their professional research while there.

Christy L. Brown Will Be the Next President of Alverno College in Milwaukee

Christy L. Brown Will Be the Next President of Alverno College in Milwaukee

Since 2012, Brown has served as chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. Prior to leading the Girl Scouts, Brown served as vice chancellor for finance and administrative affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2007 to 2012. Earlier, she was executive vice president and general counsel at Milwaukee Area Technical College from 2002 to 2007.

JoAnne Hewett Will Be the First Woman to Direct the Brookhaven National Laboratory

JoAnne Hewett Will Be the First Woman to Direct the Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven Science Associates, a partnership between Stony Brook University and Battelle Memorial Institute, has operated Brookhaven National Laboratory for the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Science since 1998. Dr. Hewett will also be a tenured faculty member in the department of physics and astronomy at Stony Brook University.

Susan Athey Elected President of the American Economics Association

Susan Athey Elected President of the American Economics Association

Dr. Athey began her academic career in 1995 as an assistant professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Athey taught at Stanford University before joining the economics faculty at Harvard University. In 2013, she returned to Stanford.

Anna J. Egalite Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Anna J. Egalite Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Anna J. Egalite, an associate professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University who is currently serving as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, has been selected as the American Educational Research Association Outstanding Reviewer.

In Memoriam: Patricia Liggins Hill, 1942-2023

In Memoriam: Patricia Liggins Hill, 1942-2023

Dr. Hill joined the faculty at the University of San Francisco in 1970 as an instructor in English and ethnic studies. Dr. Hill retired as a full professor in 2015 after teaching at the University of San Francisco for 45 years.

Hilary Link Has Been Named the Fifteenth President of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey

Hilary Link Has Been Named the Fifteenth President of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey

Since 2019, Dr. Link has been the president of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. From 2013 to 2019, she served as dean of Temple University Rome. As the senior Temple University administrator in Rome, she was responsible for all aspects of the Rome campus, which enrolls more than 600 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. Earlier, Dr. Link was vice provost at Barnard College in New York City.

In Memoriam: Shoshana Levy, 1939-2022

In Memoriam: Shoshana Levy, 1939-2022

Shoshana Levy, a long-time faculty member at Stanford Medical School, died late last year.

MIT Scholar to Lead the Advanced Research Projects Agency at the U.S. Department of Energy

MIT Scholar to Lead the Advanced Research Projects Agency at the U.S. Department of Energy

Evelyn Wang, the Ford Professor of Engineering and head of the department of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is stepping down as department head and will take a temporary leave as a faculty member at MIT while she serves in this public service role.

Claudine Gay Appointed the Thirtieth President of Harvard University

Claudine Gay Appointed the Thirtieth President of Harvard University

When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first African American and the second woman to lead the university since its founding nearly 400 years ago. Since 2018, Dr. Gay has served as the Edgerley Family Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She first joined the Harvard faculty in 2006.

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.

Linda Darling-Hammond Wins the $3.9 Million Yidan Prize

Linda Darling-Hammond Wins the $3.9 Million Yidan Prize

Linda Darling-Hammond, a professor emeritus at Stanford Graduate School of Education has been awarded the 2022 Yidan Prize for education research. She now serves as president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, a nonprofit focused on education research.

Princeton University Scientist Win Quantum Computing Award From the American Physical Society

Princeton University Scientist Win Quantum Computing Award From the American Physical Society

Nathalie de Leon, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey, won the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing from the American Physical Society for her contributions to experimental quantum information science.