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In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Sharon Tolbert-Glover, 1940-2018

When Sharon Tolbert-Glover was only 15 years old, she became a nun at the convent of the Servites of Mary in Illinois. When she was assigned to a parish in suburban Chicago, the all-White congregants refused to accept her, causing her to resign from the order. She later had a long career in higher education.

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

New Study Finds One in Ten Low-Income Women Experience Sexual Harassment From Their Landlords

The harassment included being asked to trade sex for rent, lewd comments, home invasions, and indecent exposure. The women were almost all in their 20s at the time of the incidents and were disproportionately likely to be members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In 1968, Dr. Hardy joined the faculty in the department of history at the University of Wyoming, where she later went on to serve as head of the department. She served as president of the Western Social Science Association.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for 10 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.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members 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.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Lora Taub-Pervizpour has been appointed dean for digital learning at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Tiffany L. Steinwert has been named dean for religious life at Stanford University in California, effective February 2019.

Researchers Find Connection Between Gender Diversity and Research Diversity

Researchers Find Connection Between Gender Diversity and Research Diversity

Londa Schiebinger, the John L. Hinds Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and colleagues at Aarhus University in Denmark, recently published a paper proposing ways organizations can continue to encourage gender diversity while also supporting diversity in new research directions.

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women at Colleges and University Across the United States

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women at Colleges and University Across the United States

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

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Brenda McComb has been named interim associate vice provost and dean of students at Stanford University and Tracy Sulkin has been named dean of the College of Media at the University of Illinois.

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.

Nonprofit Partners With Six Universities to Address Gender Inequality in Artificial Intelligence

Nonprofit Partners With Six Universities to Address Gender Inequality in Artificial Intelligence

This summer, Boston University hosted AI-4-ALL, a program designed to promote greater gender diversity and inclusion in the overwhelmingly male artificial intelligence field. Also partnering with the organization are Stanford University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkley, Carnegie Mellon University, and Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Janet Rapelye Named President of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education

Janet Rapelye Named President of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education

For the past 15 years, Rapelye has been dean of admissions at Princeton University in New Jersey. During her tenure, annual applications to Princeton have nearly tripled. Before coming to Princeton, Rapelye was dean of admission at Wellesley College from 1991 to 2003.

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Professor Magill has led Stanford Law School for the past six years. Earlier, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure. She will become provost at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2019.

Georgia Lorenz Is the New President of Seminole State College of Florida

Georgia Lorenz Is the New President of Seminole State College of Florida

Dr. Lorenz has been serving as vice president of academic affairs at Santa Monica College in California. From 2008 to 2014, she was dean of instructional services at the college. Prior to joining the staff at Santa Monica College, Dr. Lorenz was the associate director of the University of Southern California Center for Urban Education.

Stanford University Study Examines Why Some Women Avoid the Spotlight at Work

Stanford University Study Examines Why Some Women Avoid the Spotlight at Work

In interviews with a large group of women who participated in a women’s professional development program operated by a nonprofit organization, researchers found that many of these women chose a workplace strategy that they named “intentional invisibility,” that was risk averse and avoided conflicts.

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Dr. Gay is the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies and is the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative. She joined the faculty in 2006 and has served as dean of social science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2015.

Janelle Ayres Wins the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scholars in the Life Sciences

Janelle Ayres Wins the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scholars in the Life Sciences

Janelle Ayres, an associate professor and holder of the Helen McLoraine Development Chair at the Nomis Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, is the only women among three winners of the $250,000 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

The Gender Gap in Mathematics Is Greatest in Affluent, Predominantly White School Districts

The Gender Gap in Mathematics Is Greatest in Affluent, Predominantly White School Districts

A new study by researchers at the Center for Educational Policy Analysis at Stanford University finds that nationwide the average school district had no gender achievement gap in math. But the data shows that shows that in high income, predominantly White areas, the mathematics gender gap persists in favor of boys.

Nine Women Who Are Starting New Administrative Jobs in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are Starting New Administrative Jobs 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.

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The new deans are Kathryn Ann Moler, Marsha Horton, Priscilla Mora, Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, Jeanne Widen, Lenetta R. Lee, Holllis Robbins, Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, Laura Burian, and Avis E. Hinkson.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Thew new women deans are Debra Satz, Michele H. Jackson, Kelly M. Smith, Sandra Miles, Vanessa Beasley, Courtney Bentley, Stephanie Hartwell, Camelia Moses Okpodu, and Dorothy L. Hodgson.

Yale's Penny Goldberg to Serve as Chief Economist at the World Bank

Yale’s Penny Goldberg to Serve as Chief Economist at the World Bank

Pinelopi K. “Penny” Goldberg is the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. She will take public service leave from her faculty position at Yale for the duration of her term at the World Bank. Dr. Goldberg, who has dual citizenship with Greece and the United States, joined the faculty at Yale in 2001.

Tulane's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University in New Orleans, will receive the fiction award at the 83rd Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award ceremony in Cleveland this September. She is the only woman to win two National Book Awards.

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano, the Sterling Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School, was honored by the faculty of the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Professor Romano has taught at Yale Law School since 1985.

Stanford University Report Says Progress Toward Gender Equality Has Stalled

Stanford University Report Says Progress Toward Gender Equality Has Stalled

A new report from the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University finds that while women made substantial progress in the latter half of the twentieth century in employment, pay, education and other areas, that progress has slowed or stalled completely in the early years of this century.

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

Saba Mahmood, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was also affiliated with the university’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Program in Critical Theory and the Institute for South Asian Studies.

Study Finds Women Students Face Bias From Instructors of Online Courses

Study Finds Women Students Face Bias From Instructors of Online Courses

The researchers found that instructors in these MOOCs responded to about 7 percent of all inquiries posted. But for the fictional accounts designed to give the impression the student was a White male, the instructors responded 12 percent of the time.

The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

Mary Ellen Caro has been serving as vice president of enrollment management at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey. She has served on the staff there since 2004. When Dr. Caro takes office, she will be the first woman to serve as president in the 153-year history of Peirce College.

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Taylor Treisman, 1935-2018

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Taylor Treisman, 1935-2018

Anne Treisman served as the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Princeton University in New Jersey. She was on the Princeton faculty for 17 years. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Berkeley.

MIT Scholar Finds Gender Bias in Commercial Facial Analysis Programs

MIT Scholar Finds Gender Bias in Commercial Facial Analysis Programs

The study found that commercially available face analysis programs had a very low error rate when determining the gender of light-skinned men. For women who had the darkest skin, the systems failed to accurately determine their gender nearly half the time.

Academic Study Finds a Gender Gap in Earnings of Uber Drivers

Academic Study Finds a Gender Gap in Earnings of Uber Drivers

It was thought that jobs in what the authors called the “Gig Economy” would produce greater opportunities for women because these jobs offer flexible work hours. But in examining data from nearly 2 million ride share drivers women earned 7 percent less per hour than men.

Solmaz Sharif of Stanford University Wins the Levis Reading Prize

Solmaz Sharif of Stanford University Wins the Levis Reading Prize

Solmaz Sharif, a lecturer at Stanford University in California, has been selected to receive the 2017 Levis Reading Prize from the department of English and the master of fine arts in creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

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Karen Abrams Named the Next Dean of Duke Law School

Professor Abrams, who will become dean of Duke Law School on July 1, is the vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at the University of Virginia. She joined the faculty there in 2005. From 2002, to 2005, Professor Abrams taught at the New York University School of Law.

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Dr. Davis-Blake is the former dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the former dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She will become president of Bentley University on July 1.