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The American Chemical Society Presents Its Highest Honor to Frances Arnold

The American Chemical Society Presents Its Highest Honor to Frances Arnold

Dr. Arnold was honored for developing a bioengineering method known as directed evolution. She first developed the method in the 1990s. Today, it is used by laboratories across the globe to make effective and sustainable chemical and biological products.

Eight Women Selected for Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Selected for Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new dean 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.

Three Women Honored With 2024 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics and Neuroscience

Three Women Honored With 2024 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics and Neuroscience

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awarded Sara Seager with a Kavil Prize in Astrophysics. Nancy Kanwisher and Doris Ying Tao were awarded Kavil Prizes in Neuroscience.

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney Announces Retirement

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney Announces Retirement

In 2014, Dr. Berger-Sweeney became the first African American and first woman president of Trinity College since its founding in 1823. Over the past decade, the college has experienced growth in enrollment and graduation rates, hired more diverse faculty, and improved campus infrastructure.

American Economic Association Names Bronwyn Hall a 2024 Distinguished Fellow

American Economic Association Names Bronwyn Hall a 2024 Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Hall is a professor emerita of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught for nearly four-decades. She has conducted extensive research on patents, patent citations, the relationship between research and development and productivity, and the econometrics of firm-level microdata

Kat Gutierrez Honored for Contributions to Community Engagement in Pajaro Valley, California

Kat Gutierrez Honored for Contributions to Community Engagement in Pajaro Valley, California

Dr. Gutierrez, an assistant professor of history at the University of of California, Santa Cruz, was honored for her contributions to the community-based project, Watsonville is in the Heart, which focuses on the history of Filipino migration and labor in the Pajaro Valley region.

CDC Foundation Honors Ninez Ponce for Data Equity and Racial Health Disparities Research

CDC Foundation Honors Ninez Ponce for Data Equity and Racial Health Disparities Research

Ninez Ponce was recognized for her scholarship and advocacy for data equity which has contributed to the understanding of racial and ethnic health disparities, particularly for Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Study Finds Women Lawyers More Reluctant Than Male Peers to Use Artificial Intelligence Tools

Study Finds Women Lawyers More Reluctant Than Male Peers to Use Artificial Intelligence Tools

A research team from the University of California Berkeley has found that although women lawyers have a greater initial reluctance to AI tools than male lawyers, once they are introduced to AI programs, both genders report an increase in productivity.

Susan Solomon Honored with 2023 VinFuture Award for Female Innovators for Contributions to Climate Change Research

Susan Solomon Honored with 2023 VinFuture Award for Female Innovators for Contributions to Climate Change Research

The Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Susan Solomon, was honored for her contributions to understanding the chemical properties of the ozone layer which have influenced international climate change policies.

Teresa Gould Named First Woman Commissioner of the Pac-12 Athletic Conference

Teresa Gould Named First Woman Commissioner of the Pac-12 Athletic Conference

Gould succeeds former Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff, whose leadership was unable to prevent ten schools from leaving the conference over the past two years. Gould’s appointment makes her not only the first woman commissioner of the Pac-12 conference, but the first woman commissioner of any Autonomy Five athletic conference.

Study Finds Gender Bias is More Prevalent in Online Images Than Online Text

Study Finds Gender Bias is More Prevalent in Online Images Than Online Text

“This isn’t only about the frequency of gender bias online,” says Douglas Guilbeault, professor at the University of California Berkeley. “Part of the story here is that there’s something very sticky, very potent about images’ representation of people that text just doesn’t have.”

Bernadine Marie Hernandez Receives Three Literary Awards for New Book

Bernadine Marie Hernandez Receives Three Literary Awards for New Book

Border Bodies: Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital, and Violence in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands has earned author Bernadine Marie Hernández two Book of the Year awards and an honorable mention from three national literary associations.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions

Appointments include Rebecca Robinson at Oregon State University, Lydia Sermons at Howard University, Holly Jensen at Harvard University, Kameron Causey at Albany State University, Lynanne Jamison at Virginia Commonwealth University, Jamie Lucero at Virginia Tech, Suzanne Wones at the University of California, and Amy Jackson at the University of New Mexico

Maya Rossin-Slater Awadred the Elaine Bennett Research Prize from the American Economic Association

Maya Rossin-Slater Awadred the Elaine Bennett Research Prize from the American Economic Association

Maya Rossin-Slater is a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and an associate professor of health policy at Stanford University. The prize recognizes Dr. Rossin-Slater’s research examining the impacts of public policies and other factors on families and children.

American Society for Engineering Education Honors Lafayette College's Jenn Stroud Rossman

American Society for Engineering Education Honors Lafayette College’s Jenn Stroud Rossman

Dr. Rossmann, the Baird Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, was recently presented with the 2023 Sterling Olmsted Award. The award recognizes those who have made distinguished contributions to the development and teaching of liberal arts in engineering education.

Study Finds Women Ask for Raises and Promotions At Similar or Higher Rates Than Men

Study Finds Women Ask for Raises and Promotions At Similar or Higher Rates Than Men

A new study by women scholars at the University of California, Berkeley and Vanderbilt University in Nashville debunks the gender pay gap myth that “women don’t ask for raises.” The study found that women attempt salary negotiations as much or more than men do, but are more likely to be rejected.

The American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of the University of Pennsylvania's Marisa Kozlowski

The American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of the University of Pennsylvania’s Marisa Kozlowski

Dr. Kozlowski joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. The major focus of Dr. Kozlowski’s research is the development of new catalytic methods for efficient organic synthesis using computation and high throughput screening. She has authored over 170 independent publications.

Cognitive Science Society Recognizes the Work of Berkeley's Alison Gopnik

Cognitive Science Society Recognizes the Work of Berkeley’s Alison Gopnik

Alsion Gopnik, a professor of psychology at the University of California Berkeley, has researched how children learn to understand their own minds and how, given limited evidence, they nevertheless make sense of the world around them. Lately, Dr. Gopnik has increasingly focused on artificial intelligence, which has its roots in cognitive science.

Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, to Retire in 2024

Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, to Retire in 2024

Dr. Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 2017, after serving as provost. From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Christ was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Khatharya Um Named a Laureate of the Fukuoka Prize

Khatharya Um Named a Laureate of the Fukuoka Prize

Khatharya Um, associate dean in the Division of Social Sciences and an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley, s being honored for her notable contributions in the fields of political science, Southeast Asian studies, and global education – especially her work on the history of Cambodia.

In Memoriam: Virginia E. Grabiner, 1945-2023

In Memoriam: Virginia E. Grabiner, 1945-2023

Dr. Grabiner joined the faculty at Buffalo State University in 1975. At Buffalo State, she founded the women’s studies minor and served as the chair of the sociology department. She retired in 2012 after teaching at the university for 37 years.

Eva Nogales Is Sharing the 2023 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Eva Nogales Is Sharing the 2023 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Berkeley’s Eva Nogales, who is sharing the Life Science and Medicine Prize with Patrick Cramer, director of the department of molecular biology at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences in Germany, is being honored for pioneering structural biology that enabled visualization, at the level of individual atoms, of the protein machines responsible for gene transcription, one of life’s fundamental processes.

Berkeley's Susan Marqusee to Lead the Biological Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Susan Marqusee to Lead the Biological Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation

Dr. Marqusee, who has been at Berkeley since 1992, will begin her appointment on June 30, with plans to maintain her Berkeley lab while at the National Science Foundation under the agency’s Independent Research/Development program, which allows employees to remain actively involved with their professional research while there.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Dean Positions

the new deans are Shannon Jimenez at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michelle D. Young at the University of California, Berkeley, Kimberly Bissell at Louisiana State University, Barbara Krauthamer at Emory University, Jennifer Jahner at Caltech, Teresa Martin at Michigan State University, Teri Browne at the University of South Carolina, and Shelly Blunt at the University of Southern Indiana.

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in American Indian History

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in American Indian History

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui, a professor of American studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was recognized with the American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Western History Association. The award honors one scholar each year who has served in the trenches on all fronts to advance Indigenous history.

Janelle Scott to Serve as President of the American Educational Research Association

Janelle Scott to Serve as President of the American Educational Research Association

Janelle Scott is a professor and the Birgeneau Distinguished Chair in Educational Disparities in the School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Scott joins the AERA Council in 2023–2024 as president-elect. Her presidency begins at the conclusion of the association’s 2024 annual meeting.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Culler, 1948-2023

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Culler, 1948-2023

Dr. Culler served as an adjunct professor in the master’s degree program of marriage and family therapy at Fairfield University in Connecticut and as an associate professor in the master’s program in counseling psychology at Goddard College from 1993 to 1999. Until 2008, she worked at the Yale Child Study Center.

Study Finds Women Making Gains in Election to the National Academies

Study Finds Women Making Gains in Election to the National Academies

A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, finds that there has been significant increases in women scholars in psychology, mathematics, and economics in recent years and even greater increases in the share of women in these fields who have been elected to the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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.