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Princeton's Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

Princeton’s Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

the Anita Borg Early Career Award from the Computing Research Association is given to a woman in computer science or engineering for significant research contributions and service to their profession, especially outreach to women.

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Dr. Hagerty has been serving as an interim provost since April. Earlier, she was interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and senior associate dean of faculty and research. Dr. Hagerty, who holds the First Chicago Professorship in Finance, has been on the faculty at the university for more than 30 years.

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Honors University of Washington Scholar

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Honors University of Washington Scholar

Tatiana Toro, the Craig McKibben and Sarah Merner Professor in Mathematics at the University of Washington, was honored for “excellence in research among people who have promoted diversity within the mathematical and statistical sciences.”

Stanford University Has Made Only Snail-Like Progress in Reducing Its Faculty Gender Gap

Stanford University Has Made Only Snail-Like Progress in Reducing Its Faculty Gender Gap

The latest count shows 693 women on the Stanford faculty compared to 1,582 men. Over the past decade, the percentage of women on Stanford’s faculty has increased from 26 percent to 30 percent. In some schools on campus, the percentage of women faculty has decreased or remained stagnant over the last decade.

Lilly Irani of the University of California, San Diego Wins Book Award

Lilly Irani of the University of California, San Diego Wins Book Award

Lilly Irani, an associate professor of communication and science studies at the University of California, San Diego has been honored with the Outstanding Book Award by International Communication Association. She was honored for her book Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India.

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Ohio State University Appoints Kristina Johnson as Its Next President

Dr. Johnson has been serving as chancellor of the State University of New York System since 2017. Earlier in her career, Dr. Johnson served as under secretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy and held academic leadership positions at Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women 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.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

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 Memorian: Eaven Boland, 1944-2020

In Memorian: Eaven Boland, 1944-2020

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Eavan Boland was the Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in Humanities and the Melvin and Bill Lane Director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University.

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who will become dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University this fall, has been awarded the Marconi Prize from the San Francisco-based Marconi Society. She is the first woman to earn the award in its 45-year history.

In Memoriam: Chitra Dinakar, 1966-2020

In Memoriam: Chitra Dinakar, 1966-2020

Dr. Dinakar arrived at Stanford in 2017 and became clinical chief of allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency. By the fall of 2019, had established Stanford Health Care’s allergy, asthma, and immunodeficiency clinic in Atherton, the institution’s first such clinic for adult patients.

In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock, 1938-2020

Barbara A. Babcock was the Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita at Stanford University. In 1972, she became the first woman to serve on the law school faculty at Stanford.

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.