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Univerity of California, Berkeley Survey on Sexual Violence and Harassment on Campus

Univerity of California, Berkeley Survey on Sexual Violence and Harassment on Campus

The survey found that survivors often don’t report harm due to a number of reasons including thinking the incident wasn’t serious enough, feeling that they did not need assistance, and worrying that they would be blamed.

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. According to the award citation, she is being honored for “the directed evolution of enzymes.”

Two Woman Deans at the University of California, Berkeley Are Stepping Down to Return to Teaching

Two Woman Deans at the University of California, Berkeley Are Stepping Down to Return to Teaching

Carla Hesse, executive dean of the College of Letters & Science and dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Jennifer Wolch, dean of the College of Environmental Design will be leaving their pots as dean and will return full-time to teaching faculty positions.

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Stepping down from their posts are Carolyn Ashe, a business professor at the University of Houston-Downtown, Pat Thompson, the vice president for athletics at Elmira College in New York, and Fiona Doyle dean of the graduate division at the University of California, Berkeley.

Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Currently, Dr. Harrison is the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management and professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Wharton in 2012, Dr. Harrison was director of development policy at the World Bank.

In Memoriam: Susan O'Hara, 1938 to 2018

In Memoriam: Susan O’Hara, 1938 to 2018

Susan O’Hara was a long-time leader of the disability rights movement and the former director of the Disabled Students Residence Program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Large Universities

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Large Universities

The new deans are Maria Cancian at Georgetown University, Laura D. Tyson at the University of California, Berkeley, Stephanie Woods at the Texas Tech Health Science Center in El Paso, Kit Pogliano at the University of California, San Diego, and Lorraine Frazier at Columbia University in New York City.

Janelle Ayres Wins the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scholars in the Life Sciences

Janelle Ayres Wins the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scholars in the Life Sciences

Janelle Ayres, an associate professor and holder of the Helen McLoraine Development Chair at the Nomis Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, is the only women among three winners of the $250,000 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Universities

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Posts at Universities

The six women are Tsu-Jae King Liu at the University of California, Berkeley, Corinne Murphy at Western Kentucky University, Faye Marsha Camahalan at Indiana University Southeast, Margaret M. Andrewa at the University of Michigan-Flint, Esther L. Jones at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Angi Elsea Bourgeois at Mississippi State University.

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic Assignments

Eleven Women Scholars Taking on New Academic 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.

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Jennifer Doudna is a professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is being honored for her research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes.

Princeton's Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Princeton’s Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Angela Creager, the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University in New Jersey, received the 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science from the American Philosophical Society for her book on the history of radioisotopes in science and medicine.

Kathryn Foster Appointed President of The College of New Jersey

Kathryn Foster Appointed President of The College of New Jersey

Since 2012, Dr. Foster has served as president of the University of Maine at Farmington. Earlier, she served on the faculty of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System for 18 years. She will begin her new job on July 1.

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

Saba Mahmood, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was also affiliated with the university’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Program in Critical Theory and the Institute for South Asian Studies.

Study Looks at the Gender of Characters in 200 Years of Fiction

Study Looks at the Gender of Characters in 200 Years of Fiction

Using an algorithm, researchers examined 104,000 works of fiction that had been digitized. They found that in novels written by men, women typically accounted for one quarter to one third of all prominent characters. In novels written by women, the gender of characters was roughly equal.

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Taylor Treisman, 1935-2018

In Memoriam: Anne Marie Taylor Treisman, 1935-2018

Anne Treisman served as the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Princeton University in New Jersey. She was on the Princeton faculty for 17 years. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Berkeley.

Solmaz Sharif of Stanford University Wins the Levis Reading Prize

Solmaz Sharif of Stanford University Wins the Levis Reading Prize

Solmaz Sharif, a lecturer at Stanford University in California, has been selected to receive the 2017 Levis Reading Prize from the department of English and the master of fine arts in creative writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Currently, Dr. De la Torre serves as vice chancellor for student affairs and campus diversity at the University of California, Davis. Earlier in her career, Dr. De la Torre was director of the Mexican American Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona. She will begin her new job this coming June.

MIT's Susan Solomon to Be Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Stockholm, Sweden

MIT’s Susan Solomon to Be Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Stockholm, Sweden

Professor Solomon is being honored for “fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmosphere trace gases in Earth’s climate system.” She will be honored by the king and queen of Sweden in Stockholm on May 24. The prize comes with a cash award of six million kroner, worth more than $750,000.

In Memoriam: March Fong Eu, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: March Fong Eu, 1922-2017

March Fong Eu was the first woman to hold a division chair at the University of California, San Francisco, where she headed the dental hygiene program. She was also the first woman to hold the office of Secretary of State in California.

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Professor Doudna is being honored for her groundbreaking research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine.

Sigma Xi Chooses the University of Oregon's Geri Richmond to Lead the Honor Society

Sigma Xi Chooses the University of Oregon’s Geri Richmond to Lead the Honor Society

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 at Cornell University by a group of engineering students and a junior faculty member. Today, it is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers with nearly 60,000 members in more than 500 chapters around the world.

Anna Maria Nápoles Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

Anna Maria Nápoles Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Nápoles has been a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since 2001. She is the first Latina to be named a scientific director at the National Institutes of Health.

Six Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jacqueline Levine of the University of Rochester, Kathryn Edwards of Vanderbilt University, Simine Vizire of the University of California, Davis, Donna Hoylman Peduto of West Virginia University, Mary Sue Coleman of the Association of American Universities, and Karen M. Sames of St. Catherine University.

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Winners, who received $60,000 to further their research, are selected on the basis of their academic records, research potential, intellectual merit, and their commitment to supporting women and girls in science.

In Memoriam: Mari Lyn Salvador, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Mari Lyn Salvador, 1940-2017

Mari Lyn Salvador was the former director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a long-time faculty member at the University of New Mexico.

Mills College Signs Partnership Agreement With the University of California, Berkeley

Mills College Signs Partnership Agreement With the University of California, Berkeley

The partnership grants Mills students access to Berkeley’s Summer Abroad and Global Internship programs. Some Berkeley students will be able to live at Mills College in Oakland, nine miles away from the Berkeley campus.

Georgetown University Study Examines Why Women Transfer Out of STEM Majors

Georgetown University Study Examines Why Women Transfer Out of STEM Majors

The study found that women who are threatened by the prospect of low grades, are in fields with a low number of women peers, and are subjected to stereotypes that they are unlikely to succeed, are likely to switch majors. Only when all three factors are present are women likely to transfer to another field, according to the research.

FEMTech: A Technology Support Group for Women of All Majors at Berkeley

FEMTech: A Technology Support Group for Women of All Majors at Berkeley

Established two years ago, FEMTech has a full series of programs including speaker events, web-development workshops, tutoring services and a robot building team. It hosts weekly speaker events and workshops, and is helping make critical STEM skills accessible to women at Berkeley.

Colorado State University Offers a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Women's and Gender Studies

Colorado State University Offers a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

There has been a women’s studies program at the university for the past 40 years in the form of an interdisciplinary minor, an undergraduate certificate, and a graduate certificate. Now for the first time, undergraduate students can earn a degree in the field.

The New Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan

The New Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan

Anna Kirkland, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, was appointed director of the institute, which is interdisciplinary and inclusive of the creative and performing arts as well as the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Honored by the Society of Women Engineers

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Honored by the Society of Women Engineers

The Achievement Award from the Society of Women’s Engineer is presented annually to a “woman who has made an outstanding technical contribution for at least 20 years in a field of engineering.”

Opal Palmer Adisa Returning to Jamaica to Head the Institute for Gender and Development Studies

Opal Palmer Adisa Returning to Jamaica to Head the Institute for Gender and Development Studies

After serving on the faculty at the California College of the Arts for nearly a quarter century, Professor Opal Palmer Adisa is returning to her native Jamaica to serve as the director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies.

University of Utah Dean Stepping Down to Take Major Humanities Post at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

University of Utah Dean Stepping Down to Take Major Humanities Post at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dianne S. Harris, dean of the College of Humanities and a professor of history at the University of Utah since 2015, will be leaving the university to take on the duties as senior program officer in higher education and scholarships in the humanities at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York City.

Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Environmental Sciences

Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Environmental Sciences

Erika Marín-Spiotta, an associate professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from colleges and universities across the country to develop sexual harassment bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.