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Catherine Koverola Named President of Two University of Pittsburgh Campuses

Catherine Koverola Named President of Two University of Pittsburgh Campuses

Currently, Dr. Koverola serves as the inaugural provost and senior adviser at the African Leadership University in Mauritius, Africa. In June she will become president of both the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville.

Martha Whitehead Appointed to Lead Harvard University's Vast Library System

Martha Whitehead Appointed to Lead Harvard University’s Vast Library System

Currently, Whitehead serves as university librarian and vice provost of digital planning at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. She will serve as Harvard University librarian, vice president for the Harvard Library, and the Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She will assume her new duties in June 2019.

Educated Women Are More Likely to Get Married and Stay Married Than Women With Less Education

Educated Women Are More Likely to Get Married and Stay Married Than Women With Less Education

Dr. Yue Qian of the University of British Columbia found that the proportion of marriages in which the husband had a higher level of education than his spouse dropped from 24 percent to 15 percent and marriages in which the wife had more education rose from 22 percent to 29 percent between 1980 and 2012. Women with a higher level of education were more likely to get, and stay, married.

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Colorado Law

Three Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Colorado Law

The three women finalists are all law school professors. They are Mary Anne Bobinski of the University of British Columbia, Laura Gomez of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig of the University of Iowa.

Two Women From the Academic World Are Finalists for the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

Two Women From the Academic World Are Finalists for the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

The Indianapolis Prize is awarded every two years by the Indianapolis Zoo to individuals who have made significant contributions to the conservation of animal species. Amanda Vincent of the University of British Columbia and P. Dee Boersma of the University of Washington are among the six finalists.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the University of Colorado College of Media, Communication and Information

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the University of Colorado College of Media, Communication and Information

Lori Bergen is dean of the College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee and Caroline Haythornwaite is a professor and director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Gillian Lester Appointed the 15th Dean of Columbia Law School

Gillian Lester Appointed the 15th Dean of Columbia Law School

Currently she is the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law, the Mimi Wolfen Research Professor, and acting dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Professor Lester will become dean at Columbia Law School on January 1.

The University of British Columbia Acts to Close the Gender Pay Gap

The University of British Columbia Acts to Close the Gender Pay Gap

An internal study compared women’s salaries to those of men with similar academic rank and tenure. It found that gender was the factor that accounted for about $3,000 of the $14,000 discrepancy in average faculty salaries for men and women.

The New Director of the Nursing School at the University of British Columbia

The New Director of the Nursing School at the University of British Columbia

Suzanne H. Campbell has been serving as an associate professor at the School of Nursing at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Academic Women Who Won 2011 Genius Awards

Academic Women Who Won 2011 Genius Awards

Three of the winners teach at the University of Michigan.