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Priscilla Grew Awarded the President's Medal From the Geological Society of America

Priscilla Grew Awarded the President’s Medal From the Geological Society of America

Priscilla Grew is professor emerita and Native American Graves and Repatriation Act advisor at the University of Nebraska‒Lincoln. She was the first woman to hold a tenure-track appointment in the geology department at Boston College. Dr. Grew joined the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 1993 and retired from teaching in 2015.

Florida State's Emily DuVal Named President-Elect of the Animal Behavior Society

Florida State’s Emily DuVal Named President-Elect of the Animal Behavior Society

Dr. DuVal is an animal ecology and evolution expert who specializes in the evolution of complex social behavior in wild birds, such as their courtship and mating processes. Her lab studies cooperation and mate choice of lance-tailed manakins in the tropical forests of Panama as well as nuthatches in the longleaf forest of the Tallahassee area.

Allison Schachter of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Translation of Yiddish Short Stories

Allison Schachter of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Translation of Yiddish Short Stories

Allison Schachter, associate professor of Jewish studies and English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was awarded the Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies from the Modern Language Association of America. She is sharing the award with her colleague Jordan Finkin of Hebrew Union College in New York.

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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new duties are Tanya Paul in the business school at the University of California, Berkeley, Margaret Sova McCabe at the University of Arkansas, Micah Perks at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sarah Millholland at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ann Wallace of New Jersey City University.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Gender Gap in Academic Publishing in Astronomy

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Gender Gap in Academic Publishing in Astronomy

Before the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly shut down labs and sent scientists home to work, female astronomers on average published about nine papers for every 10 published by men. But in the first two years of the pandemic, the gender gap in publication rate expanded.

Study Examines Gender Gap in Q&A Participation After Lectures at Academic Conferences

Study Examines Gender Gap in Q&A Participation After Lectures at Academic Conferences

In an analysis of 32 academic presentations at an interdisciplinary conference – where 63 percent of the attendees were men – men asked 78 percent of the questions. A follow-up survey found that women were more likely to hold back because of anxiety.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Aimee J. Vargas at New York University, Alexis Travis at Michigan State University, Erin Martin Kane at the University of Rochester, Toni Monette at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Angel Riotutar at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Charlene Widener at Northeast Community College in Nebraska, and Hannah Weisman at the University of California, Berkeley.

Six Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Universities

Six Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Universities

Taking on new faculty roles are Sana Khan Hussaini at San Francisco State University, Desirée Plata at MIT, Kristen Granger at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Alexandra Navrotsky at Arizona State University, Sharon Jacobs at the University of California, Berkeley, and Claire Jiménez at the University of South Carolina.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties at Universities

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties at Universities

Taking on new assignments are Neelam Azad at Hampton University in Virginia, Gretchen Minton at Montana State University, Amber Polk at Florida International University in Miami, Laura Vandenberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Adrienne Brown at the University of Chicago, and Molly Ohainie at the University of California, Berkeley.

Yale's Vanessa Ogle Win the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Yale’s Vanessa Ogle Win the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Dr. Ogle, a historian of global Europe from the 18th century to the present, was honored for her historical research on capitalism and globalization. Before joining the faculty at Yale this fall, Dr. Ogle taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Doudna Wins the Inaugural $250,000 Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Jennifer Doudna Wins the Inaugural $250,000 Kimberly Prize in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

The new award, given by Kimberly Querrey in honor of her late husband, Lou Simpson, a Northwestern University trustee, alumnus, and benefactor, is the largest biochemistry award offered in the U.S. It will be awarded annually to a scientist who has made outstanding biochemical research contributions to the molecular basis of life with a direct demonstrated link of their discovery into the clinic that improves human health.

Study Finds That Men in Subordinate Positions in the Workplace Are the Most Likely to Flirt for Personal Gain

Study Finds That Men in Subordinate Positions in the Workplace Are the Most Likely to Flirt for Personal Gain

A new study led by Laura J. Kray, who holds the Ned and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, finds men are more likely than women to engage in social sexual behavior at work for personal gain, and it’s most often men in lower-power positions who initiate it.

Could a Shorter Workweek Help Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap?

Could a Shorter Workweek Help Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap?

Melanie Wasserman, an assistant professor at UCLA, set out to find whether women in the early stages of their careers were choosing careers based on the time requirements and, if so, what this meant for achieving wage parity. Some researchers suggest a significant part of the remaining gender wage gap is due to men taking higher-paying jobs that require longer hours with less flexibility.

Four of the Six Winners of the McKnight Scholar Awards Are Women

Four of the Six Winners of the McKnight Scholar Awards Are Women

The McKnight Scholar Awards are granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.

In Memoriam: Joyce Cohen Lashof, 1926-2022

In Memoriam: Joyce Cohen Lashof, 1926-2022

In 1973, Dr. Lashof became the first female director of the State of Illinois Public Health Department. She served as deputy assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and as assistant director of the Office of Technology Assessment before becoming the first female dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members in New Positions or Taking on New Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Carolyn Bertozzi for Mentoring

American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Carolyn Bertozzi for Mentoring

Dr. Bertozzi, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, is being recognized for her contributions to mentorship and diversity in chemistry and chemical biology through her roles as an advisor to students and postdoctoral scholars in her lab and as a leader in scientific training programs.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

In Memoriam: Lisa Marie Goddard, 1966-2022

In Memoriam: Lisa Marie Goddard, 1966-2022

Dr. Goddard was a professor, senior research scientist, and former director of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society of Columbia University.

In Memoriam: Melinda Micco, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Melinda Micco, 1947-2021

After raising a family, at age 39, Melinda Micco decided to pursue higher education and enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in ethnic and Native American studies in less than seven years. She then taught at Mills College in Oakland, California.

East Carolina University Appoints Robin Coger as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

East Carolina University Appoints Robin Coger as Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dr. Coger is currently the dean of the College of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. Before joining North Carolina A&T in 2011, Professor Coger was a faculty member in the department of mechanical engineering and engineering science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1996 to 2011.

In Memoriam: Pamela Ann McCorduck, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Pamela Ann McCorduck, 1940-2021

Pamela McCorduck taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University and was the author or co-author of 11 books, many on the field of artificial intelligence.

Bryn Mawr College's Anita Kurimay Wins the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize for Her Work on Slavic Studies

Bryn Mawr College’s Anita Kurimay Wins the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize for Her Work on Slavic Studies

Dr. Kurimay was honored for her book Queer Budapest: 1873-1961 (University of Chicago Press, 2020). The book explores the history of non-normative sexualities as they were understood and experienced in Hungary between the birth of the capital as a unified metropolis in 1873 and the decriminalization of male homosexuality in 1961.

Four Women Who Have Been Named Deans at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Named Deans at Colleges and Universities

Renee Y. Chow, was named dean of the College Environmental Design at Berkeley and Marla Love is the new dean of students at Cornell University. Kathryn Kay Coquemont will be the next dean of students at Macalester College in Minnesota, and Xuemei May Cheng is the new dean of graduate studies at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania..

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Positions in the Academic World

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Positions in the Academic World

Taking on new assignments are at the University of Wisconsin, Julie Wolter at the University of Montana, Janet Chen at Princeton University in New Jersey, Jennifer Karas Montez at Syracuse University in New York, and Kathy Yelick at the University of California, Berkeley.

University of Chicago's Young-Kee Kim Joins the Chain of Presidential Succession of the American Physical Society

University of Chicago’s Young-Kee Kim Joins the Chain of Presidential Succession of the American Physical Society

Dr. Kim is chair of the department of physics at the University of Chicago. She is the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in the department and the Enrico Fermi Institute and senior advisor to the provost for global scientific initiatives. In 2024, she will be the ninth scholar from the University of Chicago to become president of the American Physical Society.

Georgetown University Scholar to Serve as U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank

Georgetown University Scholar to Serve as U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank

Dr. Adriana Kugler, who served as vice provost for faculty at Georgetown University from 2013-2016, is a professor of public policy and economics in the McCourt School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the role of public policies, unemployment, and immigration. She previously served as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama administration.

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored for the development of probes to visualize neurochemical communication in the brain, and for breakthroughs in gene-editing technologies with applications for agriculture and the development of edible biologic drugs.

Alison Gopnik Has Been Awarded the 2021 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization

Alison Gopnik Has Been Awarded the 2021 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization

Alison Gopnik is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and a world-renowned expert in child development. The Carl Sagan Prize recognizes researchers who “have contributed mightily to the public understanding and appreciation of science.”

In Memoriam: Marie Alexandria Malveaux, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Marie Alexandria Malveaux, 1928-2021

Malveaux worked as a teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District and as a social worker with the San Francisco Department of Social Services. She joined the social work faculty at the Universsity of Mississippi in 1973.

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

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

Appointed to new positions or roles are Shereen Marisol Meraji at the University of California, Berkeley, Jennifer Macalady at Pennsylvania State University, Victoria Zigmont at the University of Mississippi, Deborah Hickman at Purdue University in Indiana, Jamie Simpson at Midland University in Nebraska, Cynthia Peterson at Louisiana State University and Lisa Broidy at the University of New Mexico.

A New Mineral Is Named for Priscilla Grew, Professor Emerita at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A New Mineral Is Named for Priscilla Grew, Professor Emerita at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

There are approximately 5,700 minerals that have been identified worldwide. Of these only 100 or so are named for women. Now there is one more. A mineral discovered near Amman, Jordan, will be named in honor of Priscilla Grew, a professor emerita of geology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The three women who have been appointed to diversity posts are Belinda ’Otukolo Saltibanat Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Rachael Blansett in a joint effort by Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, and the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Dania Matos at the University of California, Berkeley.

New Online Digital Library Aims to Boost Resources for Women Leaders in Academic Medicine

New Online Digital Library Aims to Boost Resources for Women Leaders in Academic Medicine

The books and talks available on the new Women’s Leadership Resource Library address topics like building confidence, embracing vulnerability, knowing your worth, responding in crisis, and the soft skills needed to become an effective leader.