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Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Currently, Dr. Johnson is the chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities. She served as under secretary of energy in the Obama administration and earlier was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Vanderbilt University's Kimryn Rathmell to Lead the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Vanderbilt University’s Kimryn Rathmell to Lead the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Professor Rathmell is the Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University and the director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also the associate editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Are Men Who Perceive Anti-Male Bias in Society Likely to Discriminate Against Women?

Are Men Who Perceive Anti-Male Bias in Society Likely to Discriminate Against Women?

A new study led by Clara Wilkins, an assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, sought to determine if men, who perceive that society is biased against men and favors women, were more likely to discriminate against women.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Heidi G. Elmendorf is an associate professor of biology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her research is focused on an intestinal pathogen that is a significant contributor to diarrheal disease around the world.

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

According to the study, following an incidence of misconduct, female advisers are 20 percent more likely to lose their jobs and 30 percent less likely to find new jobs relative to male advisers. This is true despite the fact that males are more likely to commit acts of misconduct.

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Study Finds Large Gender Gap in Grand Rounds Speakers in Academic Medicine

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have published a study which presents evidence that women are less likely than men to be chosen as speakers during grand rounds, the academic mainstay of expert-delivered lectures used to share patient-care guidelines and cutting-edge research within clinical departments.

Two University Deans Announce They Are Stepping Down

Two University Deans Announce They Are Stepping Down

Barbara W. Shank, a professor and dean of the School of Social Work at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, will step down in June and Pamela Matson, dean of the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, will step down in December and return to her faculty post at the university.

In Memoriam: Joan Louise Voris, 1941-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Louise Voris, 1941-2017

Joan Louise Voris was the former associate dean of the University of California, San Francisco’s medical education program in Fresno. She retired in 2015 and was the longest-serving associate dean in UCSF Fresno history.

A Quartet of New Deans at Top Universities in the United States

A Quartet of New Deans at Top Universities in the United States

The four women appointed to dean positions are Lisa K. Nolan at the University of Georgia, Jennifer Widom at Stanford University, Lynn Perry Wooten at Cornell University, and Michelle Addington at the University of Texas.

Stanford University's Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

Stanford University’s Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

The award is given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana for the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country.

Four Women Among This Year's 15 Churchill Scholars

Four Women Among This Year’s 15 Churchill Scholars

Churchill Scholars will study for master’s degrees in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England. Of the 15 Churchill Scholarships awarded this year, four went to women. A year ago, nine of the 15 winners of Churchill Scholarships were women.

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women 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.

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

The awards, given out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, are meant “to kick start the research efforts of early-career professional women in the chemical sciences.” Award winners receive grant funding, leadership development training, and mentors.

Julie Cassidy of Williams College to Lead the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Julie Cassidy of Williams College to Lead the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Julie Cassidy, a professor of Russian at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts,will serve as vice president of the association in 2017 and then become president in 2018. The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is housed at the University of Pittsburgh.

University of California, San Diego Professor Wins Major Award in Operations Research

University of California, San Diego Professor Wins Major Award in Operations Research

Ruth Williams, who holds the Charles Lee Powell Endowed Chair in Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, has been selected as a winner of the John von Neumann Theory Prize, presented by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Five Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Lisa Lapin at Stanford University, Laura E. Martin-Fedich at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, Gisele Litalien at the University of Massachusetts, Krystyna Varnado at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Heather Mechler at the University of New Mexico.

Persis Drell Will Be the Next Provost at Stanford University

Persis Drell Will Be the Next Provost at Stanford University

Dr. Drell has been serving a dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford since 2014. Earlier, she was the director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. She will begin her new duties as provost on February 1.

In Memoriam: Ingeborg H. Solbrig, 1923-2016

In Memoriam: Ingeborg H. Solbrig, 1923-2016

Professor Solbrig was a native of Weissenfels, Germany. After obtaining a Ph.D. at Stanford, she taught at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and the University of Kentucky before joining the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1975.

Study Examines Wide Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments in STEM Fields

Study Examines Wide Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments in STEM Fields

While women earn a solid majority of all degrees in higher education, they receive only about 37 percent of all degrees awarded in STEM fields. And even within STEM disciplines there are wide gender disparities.

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Michelle Alexander is a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary and a senior fellow at the Ford Foundation. Earlier, she taught at Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. Professor alexander is being honored for her research on racial disparities in incarceration rates.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Eight 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.

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

Joyce Carol Thomas, the author of more than 30 children’s books and a former college professor, won the National Book Award and the American Book Award in 1983. She taught at several higher educational institutions including Purdue University and the University of Tennessee.

Kay M. Tye Awarded the Freedman Prize From the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Kay M. Tye Awarded the Freedman Prize From the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Kay M. Tye, the Whitehead Career Development Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, conducts research on brain pathways that are involved in anxiety disorders so that drug therapies can be more precise and avoid unwanted side effects.

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Michele Cloonan of Simmons College, Karen C. Davis of the University of Cincinnati, Carol Pilgrim of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Anca Sala of Baker College in Michigan, Lisa Kaltenegger of Cornell University, Alison Duvall of the University of Washington, and Brittany Perham of Stanford University.

Linda Schott Appointed President of Southern Oregon University

Linda Schott Appointed President of Southern Oregon University

Dr. Schott has been serving as president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She is the former dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Colorado.

Two Women Neuroscientists Honored With the Kavli Prize

Two Women Neuroscientists Honored With the Kavli Prize

Eve Marder is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and Carla Shatz is the Sapp Family Provostal Professor and a professor of biology and professor of neurobiology at Stanford University.

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Dean Post at the University of Colorado

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Dean Post at the University of Colorado

Margaret R. Martonosi is the Hugh Trumball Adams ’35 Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University in New Jersey. For three years she served as associate dean for academic affairs for the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

In Memoriam: Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler, 1925-2016

In Memoriam: Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler, 1925-2016

Shirley Hufstedler was the nation’s first secretary of the Department of Education. She also served on the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology for 39 years.

In Memoriam: Barbara Mary Rosenthal Almond, 1938-2016

In Memoriam: Barbara Mary Rosenthal Almond, 1938-2016

Dr. Almond taught psychiatry at Stanford University and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. She was also an author and practiced psychiatry in Palo Alto, California, for more than 40 years.

Two Women Academics Are Finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Two Women Academics Are Finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Julie Iromuanya is an assistant professor of English and Africana literature at Arizona State University and Elizabeth Tallent is a professor of literature and creative writing at Stanford University in California. They are among five finalists for the prestigious award that will given out on May 14.

Finding a Different Path to Faculty Posts in Academia for Women in STEM Fields

Finding a Different Path to Faculty Posts in Academia for Women in STEM Fields

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington suggests that colleges and universities look to industry, government, and private research organizations to expand the pool of women teaching science and mathematics in the academic world.

Six Women Academics Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Engineering

Six Women Academics Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Engineering

Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced its 2016 class of new fellows. According to WIAReport‘s analysis, only 12 of the 80 new members are women. Thus, women are just 15 percent of the new members.

Five Women Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five Women Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The five women in new administrative roles are Melissa Yang at the University of North Dakota, Hope Murphy Tyehimba at North Carolina Central University, Steph Barry at the University of California, San Diego, Alison Colwell at Stanford University, and Susan Promislo at Princeton University.

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

Angelique EagleWoman to Lead a Canadian Law School

Angelique EagleWoman to Lead a Canadian Law School

Angelique EagleWoman was appointed dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota, she currently is a professor of law at the University of Idaho.