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Berkeley's Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Dr. Christina Maslach, who joined Berkeley’s faculty in 1971 and is now a profeessor emerita of psychology, is the creator of a workplace exhaustion measure, known as the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which continues to be cited as a standard evaluator of job-related mental stress.

Na'ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Na’ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Since 2017, Dr. Nasir has been president of the Spencer Foundation, which has been a leading funder of education research since 1971. Earlier, she held the Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities and was vice-chancellor of equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley.

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Four of the six winning authors this year are women. Each has some ties to higher education.

In Memoriam: Athena Milatovich Cherry, 1959-2020

In Memoriam: Athena Milatovich Cherry, 1959-2020

Dr. Cherry was a professor of pathology and of pediatrics at the Stanford School of Medicine. She also served as the director of Stanford’s Cytogenetics Laboratory, where she oversaw, evaluated, and diagnosed thousands of patient cases each year.

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

Women who chair clinical departments at public medical schools are paid an average of 88 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, or about $70,000 to $80,000 less per year. Furthermore, when all other factors are accounted for such as region of the country, seniority, medical speciality etc., a significant pay gap remains.

Arizona State University's Patty Ferguson-Bohnee Wins Spirit of Excellence Award From the American Bar Association

Arizona State University’s Patty Ferguson-Bohnee Wins Spirit of Excellence Award From the American Bar Association

Administered by the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, the Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes legal professionals who have demonstrated excellence and a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

Viviana Gradinaru of Caltech Earns the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Viviana Gradinaru of Caltech Earns the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Dr. Gradinaru is a professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the California Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on deep brain stimulation procedures for treating human neurodegenerative disorders.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Roles 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.

Condoleezza Rice Appointed Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Condoleezza Rice Appointed Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Professor Rice joined Stanford University in 1981, where she served as provost from 1993 to 1999. She was national security advisor to President George W. Bush before serving as U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009.

Rutgers-Newark's Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Rutgers-Newark’s Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Nancy Cantor received the 10th Annual Ernest L. Boyer Award in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Cantor was cited for being “globally recognized as an advocate for higher education, a catalyst for social mobility, and leader for universities serving as a public good in their communities.”

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Southern Methodist University in Dallas Names Its Next Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Loboa is a biomedical engineer. She is currently vice chancellor for strategic partnerships and dean and Ketchum Professor of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Earlier, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Roberta Herman of the Joslin Diabetes Center, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Jennifer Daniel at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Cheryl A. Brown of Stanford University, Kerry Case at the University of Utah, and Nadirah Pippen at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Susan L. Perkins was appointed dean of science at the City University of New York. Mona Hicks was named dean of students and associate vice provost at Stanford University in California and Cora Thompson has been appointed interim dean for the College of Education at Savannah State University in Georgia.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In Memoriam: Marilyn Yalom, 1932-2019

In 1976, Dr. Yalom was hired as deputy director of the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University. Later she was a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford, where she served as director from 1984 to 1985.

Stanford University's Faculty Quality of Life Survey Reveals a Gender Gap in Satisfaction Levels

Stanford University’s Faculty Quality of Life Survey Reveals a Gender Gap in Satisfaction Levels

Stanford’s women faculty members responded less positively than their male colleagues across all areas addressed in the survey. The greatest differences can be found in concerns related to their scholarship and their experiences with discrimination and harassment.

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities Who Are Taking on New 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.

Stanford University Study Examines the Gender Pay Gap Among Uber Drivers

Stanford University Study Examines the Gender Pay Gap Among Uber Drivers

A study conducted by researchers at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University found that women Uber drivers make 7 percent less per hour than their male counterparts. The discrepancies aren’t the result of unfair compensation packages; instead, driver preferences and constraints create the gaps.

In Memoriam: Trish Del Pozzo, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Trish Del Pozzo, 1943-2019

Trish Del Pozzo, who served as assistant academic secretary at Stanford University for more than three decades. In this role. she was the chief administrator for the Faculty Senate and its committees.

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Dr. Greer’s research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on creating 3-D micro- and nano-architected materials using 3-D lithography, nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing techniques. She joined the faculty at CalTech in 2007 and was promoted to full professor in 2013.

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

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: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

Dr. Quinn joined the Duke University faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor. She conducted research on psychological anthropology, exploring how culture is shared, endures, and shapes our lives.

Do Venture Capitalists Show a Bias Against Women Entrepreneurs?

Do Venture Capitalists Show a Bias Against Women Entrepreneurs?

A new study by researchers at Stanford University and the University of British Columbia finds that fictional proposals to venture capitalists sent by entrepreneurs with female-sounding names received more replies than proposals sent with male-sounding names.

University of Wyoming Scholar Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of Wyoming Scholar Honored by the Geological Society of America

Dr. Lau joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming in 2018. She specializes in biogeochemistry, and her research focuses on investigating the causes of environmental changes in Earth’s history.

The Percentage of Questions Asked by Women at Academic Conferences Is Lower Than Attendance Would Suggest

The Percentage of Questions Asked by Women at Academic Conferences Is Lower Than Attendance Would Suggest

Across almost all subdivisions, each with vastly different representation of women, women asked fewer questions than would be expected. Additionally, the research team found that women tended to ask more questions of women speakers, and men asked more questions of male speakers.

Adding Inclusive Message to Marketing Materials Can Increase Women's Participation in Online STEM Courses

Adding Inclusive Message to Marketing Materials Can Increase Women’s Participation in Online STEM Courses

Researchers from Cornell University and Stanford University found that adding a photo of women and an inclusivity statement to a Facebook ad for a computer science course increased the number of women who clicked on the ad by 26 percent.

Lynn Mahoney Will Be the First Woman President of San Francisco State University

Lynn Mahoney Will Be the First Woman President of San Francisco State University

Currently, Dr. Mahoney serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. Previously she served in various roles at California State University, Long Beach including associate vice president for undergraduate studies and interim vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies.

Three Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in the Stanford University Office of Student Affairs

Three Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in the Stanford University Office of Student Affairs

Emelyn dela Peña has been named associate provost for inclusion, community, and integrative learning. Rosalind Conerly has been named associate dean of students and director of the Black Community Services Center and Elvira Prieto has been promoted to associate dean of students and director of El Centro Chicano y Latino.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven 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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

The honorees are Sandra Faber of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Abigail Latimer of the University of Kentucky, Denise Dowling of the University of Montana, Julie Barnes of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Amy Gaffney of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and the late Carolyn Lewis Attneave of Stanford University.

Beth Lew-Williams Receives Two Book Awards from the Organization of American Historians

Beth Lew-Williams Receives Two Book Awards from the Organization of American Historians

Dr. Lew-Williams has been an assistant professor of history at Princeton University since 2014. She is a historian of race and migration in the United States, specializing in Asian American history. She was awarded the 2019 Ray Allen Billington Prize the 2019 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

Stanford University Study Finds Women-Made Products in Male-Dominated Industries Suffer From Gender Bias

Stanford University Study Finds Women-Made Products in Male-Dominated Industries Suffer From Gender Bias

A new study from Stanford University suggests that gender stereotyping significantly impacts the way we evaluate products, and, in traditionally male-orientated markets, such as beer, power tools, and automobile parts, products made by women can stack up very negatively.

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

A Pair of Women Academics Who Have Received Notable Honors

An academic building at Stanford University has been renamed in honor of Carolyn Lewis Attneave, the founder of the Society of Indian Psychologists and the North American Indian Center in Boston. Cynthia Owsley, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was honored by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Foundation for Eye Research.

Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed President of the California State Board of Education

Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed President of the California State Board of Education

Dr. Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita at Stanford University. She is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education.

Jenny S. Martinez Appointed the Next Dean of Stanford Law School

Jenny S. Martinez Appointed the Next Dean of Stanford Law School

Professor Martinez joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003. Currently, she serves as the Warren Christopher Professor of Practice of International Law and Diplomacy and as a senior fellow of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Professor Martinez will become dean on April 1.