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Study Discovers Domestic Violence in California Results in $73 Billion Cost to the State

The study found that in 2022, California underwent $73 billion in healthcare expenses, lost productivity and income, criminal justice expenditures, and resource programs due to domestic violence cases.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Five Women Scholars Selected for Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Scholars Selected for Endowed Faculty Positions

The women appointed to endowed chairs are Lea Stewart at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Connie Rogers at the University of Georgia, Sana Karam at Washington University in St. Louis, Barna Saha at the University of California, San Diego, and Réka Albert at Pennsylvania State University.

In Memoriam: Faith Ringgold, 1930-2024

In Memoriam: Faith Ringgold, 1930-2024

Ringgold was a mixed media artist, best known for her narrative quilts which centered around African American and women’s representation. She was a professor emerita of art with the University of California San Diego where she taught for 15 years.

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Appointed President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Appointed President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

“I appreciate the support I have received from my faculty and trainee colleagues here at UC San Diego along with colleagues from around the world,” said Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman. “Together we will work to advance our field and our reach, improving patient outcomes and eliminating health disparities.

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.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Honors Jennifer Wayne With Dedicated Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award “honors the unusual dedicated voluntary service to the society marked by outstanding performance, demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service, devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness.” 

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Lisa Portes at the University of California, San Diego, Amalia Leifeste in the School of Architecture at Clemson University in South Carolina, Dawn M. Turner at Oakwood University in Alabama, Paula Cohen at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Caroline Ajo-Franklin at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

Study Finds That Alcohol Intoxication Does Not Impact Women's Ability to Recall a Sexual Assault

Study Finds That Alcohol Intoxication Does Not Impact Women’s Ability to Recall a Sexual Assault

Acute alcohol intoxication has a significant impact on criminal proceedings, with up to 80 percent of victims reported to have been alcohol intoxicated when their attack occurred. During trials, victims’ accounts will often be contested if they were intoxicated.

Mitra Hooshmand Is the New Leader of the Human Milk Institute at the University of California, San Diego

Mitra Hooshmand Is the New Leader of the Human Milk Institute at the University of California, San Diego

The university launched the Human Milk Institute in October 2022 to accelerate research on the nature, biology, and therapeutic potential of human milk. The institute is believed to be the first of its kind worldwide.

Agustina S. Paglayan Wins Award for the Best Paper in Political Science

Agustina S. Paglayan Wins Award for the Best Paper in Political Science

Agustina S. Paglayan, an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, has received the 2023 Heinz I. Eulau Award from the American Political Science Association. She is being recognized for the best article published in the American Political Science Review.

More Evidence That Women Are Far Less Likely Than Men to Ask Questions in Academic Settings

More Evidence That Women Are Far Less Likely Than Men to Ask Questions in Academic Settings

A new study finds that women attendees of virtual ophthalmology grand rounds sessions were significantly less likely than their male counterparts to ask questions. And the gender gap is large. On average women asked 1.2 questions per session compared to 3.2 questions by men. Men were three times as likely as women to ask the first question.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Christine Alvarado will be the inaugural holder of the Paul R. Kube Endowed Chair of Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego. Allison Jaynes was appointed the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Iowa and Zelda Lockhart was named the Distinguished Endowed Associate Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literature at North Carolina Central University.

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman to Lead the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman to Lead the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman specializes in obstetric complications with a primary focus on preterm birth prevention. She became chair of the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the medical school in 2021. She holds the Samuel SC Yen Endowed Chair. Earlier, she was a professor at Columbia University in New York City.

Report Finds a Gender Disparity in Laboratory Space at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Report Finds a Gender Disparity in Laboratory Space at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The analysis found that the gender differences in lab, storage, and office space could not be explained by seniority, discipline, funding, or size of the faculty member’s research group. Rather they conclude that “our analysis points to the existence of widespread, institution-wide cultural barriers to gender equity within Scripps.”

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New University Duties

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New University Duties

The five women in new positions are Chandra L. Ford at Emory University in Atlanta, Biwei Huang in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego, Alison Bailey at Illinois State University, Breezy Taggart in the Honors College at the University of Wyoming, and Brett Abarbanel at the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions at Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions at Universities

The four women appointed to new faculty positions are Nicole Baumgarth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Tamika P. La Salle at Georgia State University, Allison Barry at South Dakota State University, and Tiffany Amariuta in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego.

Six Women Who Have Been Chosen to Serve as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Chosen to Serve as Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Christa D. Acampora at the University of Virginia, Valery Forbes at Florida Atlantic University, Victoria Burgos at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Shuneize Slater at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Brookie Best at the University of California, San Diego, and Jeanie McCarville-Kerber at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa.

Sian Leah Beilock Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

Sian Leah Beilock Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

Since July 2017, Dr. Beilock has been serving as the eighth president of Barnard College in New York City. Earlier, she had been serving as executive vice provost at the University of Chicago. She also was the Stella W. Rowley Professor in the department of psychology. Professor Beilock joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Study Finds That Presidential Elections Can Impact Women's Fertility Rates

Study Finds That Presidential Elections Can Impact Women’s Fertility Rates

New research led by scholars at the University of California, San Diego, finds that Republican-leaning counties saw a sharp rise in birth rates compared to Democratic-leaning counties after Donald J. Trump’s surprise win in the 2016 presidential election. Democratic counties, on the other hand, experienced a baby slump.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Kanako Okuda at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Imani N. S. Munyaka at the University of California, San Diego, Debora Halbert at the University of Hawai’i System, Libby V. Morris at the University of Georgia, Phillis Isabella Sheppard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Julie A. Furst-Bowe at Arkansas Tech University.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new duties are Samira Daroub of the Everglades Research & Education Center of the University of Florida, Lisa Jones at the University of California, San Diego, Carrie Grimes at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Michelle Rinehart at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Anfrea Faber at Wright State University in Ohio.

Study Examines Gender Differences in Components That Contribute to Wisdom

Study Examines Gender Differences in Components That Contribute to Wisdom

Men had higher scores on emotional regulation and decisiveness, while women had higher scores on insight, tolerance of divergent values, pro-social behaviors, and social advising. The authors found “no significant difference in the overall wisdom score, indicating that the relative strengths and weaknesses of each group balanced out in the overall score.”

Yoshiko Harden Is the New Interim President of Seattle Central College in Washington State

Yoshiko Harden Is the New Interim President of Seattle Central College in Washington State

Dr. Harden served as vice president for student services at Seattle Central College from 2016 to 2021, overseeing areas such as student development, enrollment and registration, and the Guided Pathways initiative. Prior to Seattle Central, she served as vice president for diversity at Bellevue College, and as director of multicultural services and student development at Highline College.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Women Archaeologists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic More Than Their Male Peers

Women Archaeologists Negatively Impacted by the Pandemic More Than Their Male Peers

A new study led by Julie Hoggarth, an associate professor of anthropology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, surveyed a large group of professional archaeologists on their experiences of job loss; economic, workload, research and training impacts; and changes in personal responsibilities after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Denise Whisenhunt Appointed President of Grossmont College in California

Denise Whisenhunt Appointed President of Grossmont College in California

Whisenhunt has been serving as vice president of student services at San Diego City College. She served as interim president of the college in 2016 and 2017. Whisenhunt has been on the staff at the college since 2001.

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

Dr. Fox taught at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 20 years before being named the first woman chancellor of North Carolina State University. She later served as Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean positions are Caroline Freund at the University of California, San Diego, Joanna Grabski at Arizona State University, Kristin Flora at Franklin College in Indiana, Katherine Gregory at Boston College, Debra J. Barsdale at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Jennifer Johnson-Hanks at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University's Karen Casciotti

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University’s Karen Casciotti

Professor Casciotti is the recipient of third annual John Hayes Award from the Geochemical Society. The award is granted to a mid-career scientist who draws together multiple fields of investigation to advance biogeochemical science.

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

In 2016, Dr. Beck was named the second president of California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo. Previously, she was provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College in Henderson. Dr. Beck will become president of California State University Northridge on January 11.

A Check-Up on Women in the STEM Workforce: A Long Way to Equality

A Check-Up on Women in the STEM Workforce: A Long Way to Equality

A new report from the Center for Research + Evaluation at the University of California, San Diego shows that women are making progress in the STEM workforce but that there is still a long way to go to reach equality.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Cheryl Anderson at the University of California, San Diego, Sharon Wise at Utica College in New York, Diana Hess at the University of Wisconsin, Judith A. Ponticell at the University of South Florida, Jasmine Alinder at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Carissa Schively Slotterback at the University of Pittsburgh.