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New High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New High-Level Administrative Posts 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.

Depression in Young Mothers Can Lead to the Lower Cognitive Development of Their Children

Depression in Young Mothers Can Lead to the Lower Cognitive Development of Their Children

The study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that mothers who were highly depressed didn’t invest emotionally or in providing learning materials to support their child, such as toys and books, as much as mothers who were not depressed. This, in turn, negatively impacted the child’s IQ.

University of Mississippi's Karen Raber to Lead the Shakespeare Association of America

University of Mississippi’s Karen Raber to Lead the Shakespeare Association of America

The association, founded in 1972, has been housed at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Now the organization will be headquartered at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Raber has taught at Ole Miss since 1995.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

Two Women Appointed to New Endowed Chairs at Western Universities

Two Women Appointed to New Endowed Chairs at Western Universities

Yishi Jin is the inaugural holder of the Junior Seau Foundation Endowed Chair in Traumatic Brain Injury at the University of California, San Diego, and Beth Plummer is the inaugural Susan C. Karant-Nunn Professor of Reformation and Early Modern European History at the University of Arizona.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome May Be Far More Prevalent Than Previous Studies Have Suggested

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome May Be Far More Prevalent Than Previous Studies Have Suggested

In a study of 6,000 first graders in four regions of the United States, less than one percent of the children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome during the study had previously been diagnosed. The authors found that rate of fetal alcohol syndrome may be five times as high as previously thought.

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

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.

Joanne Chory Awarded a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Joanne Chory Awarded a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Joanne Chory is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and an adjunct professor of biological science at the University of California, San Diego. She was honored for “discovering how plants optimize their growth, development, and cellular structure to transform sunlight into chemical energy.”

Kalindi Vora Appointed Director of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California, Davis

Kalindi Vora Appointed Director of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California, Davis

The Feminist Research Institute is a collaborative, trans-disciplinary hub for exploring how gender, sexuality, race, and other social structures inform the design, execution, and interpretation of research. Among the institute’s current research projects are working groups on soil health, radical mycology, feminism and precision medicine, and speculative ecofeminist futures.

Women Making Huge Advances in Research Grants at the University of California, San Diego

Women Making Huge Advances in Research Grants at the University of California, San Diego

In 2013 women were the principal investigators on grant programs that amounted to $24.5 million. In contrast, men led grants totaling $133.3 million. In 2017, women were the principal investigators on grants totaling $89.1 million, while men led grant programs totaling $72.5 million.

University of Chicago Honors a Pioneering Woman Who Served on Its Faculty

University of Chicago Honors a Pioneering Woman Who Served on Its Faculty

Maria Goeppert Mayer, whose research on the structure of atoms at the University of Chicago, enabled her to be one of only two women to win the Nobel Prize in physics, is being recognized by having a lecture hall at the university named in her honor.

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen 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.

University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been promoted to senior vice president for academic affairs for the University of Massachusetts System. She has taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and Princeton University.

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently named 22 early-career scholars as this year’s cohort of Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Eight of the 22 Pew Scholars are women.

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.

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson, a professor of sociology and dean of social science at Columbia University in New York City, will serve as president of the Social Science Research Council for five years beginning in September.

Four Women Among This Year's 15 Churchill Scholars

Four Women Among This Year’s 15 Churchill Scholars

Churchill Scholars will study for master’s degrees in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England. Of the 15 Churchill Scholarships awarded this year, four went to women. A year ago, nine of the 15 winners of Churchill Scholarships were women.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

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.

University of California, San Diego Professor Wins Major Award in Operations Research

University of California, San Diego Professor Wins Major Award in Operations Research

Ruth Williams, who holds the Charles Lee Powell Endowed Chair in Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, has been selected as a winner of the John von Neumann Theory Prize, presented by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Seven Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Shirley Meng of the University of California, San Diego, Maiken H. Mikkelsen of Duke University, Mara C. Tieken of Bates College, Lori Mann Bruce of Mississippi State University, Lynn Appelbaum of City College of New York, Susan Brantley of Pennsylvania State University, and Deborah A. Raines of the University at Buffalo.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are: Tajana Rosing at the University of California, San Diego, Bonnie Berger at MIT, Mae C. Jemison at Indiana University, and Lynn S. Fuchs at Vanderbilt University.

Denise Whisenhunt Is the New Leader of San Diego City College

Denise Whisenhunt Is the New Leader of San Diego City College

Denise Whisenhunt has been serving as vice president for student services at the college. Whisenhunt is expected to serve as interim president for up to a year. The college currently enrolls about 17,000 students. Women make up 52 percent of the student body.

Large Universities Where a High Percentage of Women Earn Degrees in STEM Fields

Large Universities Where a High Percentage of Women Earn Degrees in STEM Fields

Nationwide, 7 percent of all women and 17 percent of all men earn their bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. At the University of California, San Diego, 32.7 percent of all women graduates earn their degree in a STEM field, the highest rate among the nation’s 100 largest universities.

Two New Women Provosts at State Universities

Two New Women Provosts at State Universities

Emily Roxworthy was named provost of Earl Warren College, one of six undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego, and Kate Miller was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Wyoming.

Two Universities Name Women to Positions as Provost

Two Universities Name Women to Positions as Provost

Patricia Pierce Ramsey was named provost at The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Leslie Carver was named provost at Thurgood Marshall College, one of six undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego.

New Administrative Appointments for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 10 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.

In Memoriam: Deborah S. Carlin, 1958-2016

In Memoriam: Deborah S. Carlin, 1958-2016

Deborah Carlin was a professor of American literacy and cultural studies and associate chair of the department of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Erika Beck Chosen as the New President of California State University, Channel Islands

Erika Beck Chosen as the New President of California State University, Channel Islands

Dr. Beck currently serves as provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College in Henderson. Before becoming provost, she served as dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, chair of the Faculty Senate, and as a faculty member in the psychology department.

Five Women Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five Women Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The five women in new administrative roles are Melissa Yang at the University of North Dakota, Hope Murphy Tyehimba at North Carolina Central University, Steph Barry at the University of California, San Diego, Alison Colwell at Stanford University, and Susan Promislo at Princeton University.

Three Women Faculty Members Win Notable Awards

Three Women Faculty Members Win Notable Awards

The women scholars honored with prestigious awards are Donna S. West-Strum of the University of Mississippi, Camille Nebeker at the University of California, San Diego, and Mukta Panda of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Dispelling One Myth About Occupational Gender Segregation in the United States

Dispelling One Myth About Occupational Gender Segregation in the United States

A new study by Erin A. Cech, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas, dispels the myth at women choose college majors and occupational fields based on flexibility that will enable them to raise a family as they pursue their careers.

Four Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

The four women retiring or leaving their positions are Diane Baxter at the University of California, San Diego, Carolyn R. Hodges at the University of Tennessee, Mary H. Gresham at the University at Buffalo, and Melissa Maxcy Wade at Emory University in Atlanta.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key 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.