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In Memoriam: Karen Cook McNally, 1940-2014

In Memoriam: Karen Cook McNally, 1940-2014

Karen Cook McNally was professor emerita of earth sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was one of the nation’s leading authorities on earthquake risk assessment.

Nine Women Appointed to New High-Level Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to New High-Level Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The women taking on new administrative roles are Cassandra Lachica-Chavez, Beth Bryant-Claxton, LeAnn Alexander, Sian Beilock, Jacqueline A. Washington, Haiyan Gao, Jessica Fiske Bailey, Eileen Loftus-Berlin, and Jolynne Tschetter.

New University Faculty Appointments for Seven Women

New University Faculty Appointments for Seven Women

The appointees are Susan Altizer at the University of Georgia, Maria Chudnovsky at Princeton University, Nadine Finigan-Carr at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, Robin Hunicke at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sarah L. Harris at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Kami Chavis Simmons at Wake Forest University, and Abby Walker at Virginia Tech.

Nine Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Nine Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

The nine women taking on new faculty roles are Beverly McIver, Stacy Reischman Fletcher, Codrina Popescu, Jung Eun Lee, Claire Max, Jennifer R. Grandis, Ellen Weber, Theresa A. Johnson, and Susan Schneider.

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.

University Study Finds That, for Women, Social Media Photos Can Be a No-Win Situation

University Study Finds That, for Women, Social Media Photos Can Be a No-Win Situation

A new study reveals that women who post sexy photographs on social media sites to appear more attractive to men are viewed as less physically and socially attractive by other women and are deemed less competent to perform tasks.

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Pamela Walker, Donna Stewart, Jennifer Seal, Cynthia Noyes, Myra Blanco, Kimberly Luce, Sherry J. Yennello, Mia Henry, Susan Salvador, Terry Bumgardner, Gina Crabtree, Tommye Lou Davis, Pauline Entin, Calandra Waters Lake, Saleha Suleman, and Elizabeth Caldwell.

Oceanographer Is the New Head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Oceanographer Is the New Head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Kathryn Sullivan will direct the federal agency with a $4.7 billion budget and 12,000 employees. Dr. Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space and served on three space shuttle missions.

Ten Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Adela de la Torre, Alice Kinsler, Marie Blakey, Lorna Jean Edmonds, Julie Buehler, Jennifer Curry, Aida Martinez-Freeman, Julie Barroso, Helen Shapiro, and Carol Carbary.

Anna L. Tsing Named to $5 Million Niels Bohr Professorship

Anna L. Tsing Named to $5 Million Niels Bohr Professorship

Anna L. Tsing, a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has been selected as one of six Niels Bohr Professors by the Danish National Research Foundation. She will receive $5 million over five years to support her research.

Professor Alison Galloway Honored by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Professor Alison Galloway Honored by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Professor Galloway, who joined the faculty at the University of California Santa Cruz in 1990, is a frequent consultant to law enforcement officials and helps them identify human remains. She also serves frequently as an expert witness in homicide cases.

Among College Students, Tradition Holds Sway When It Comes to Gender Roles in Marriage Proposals

Among College Students, Tradition Holds Sway When It Comes to Gender Roles in Marriage Proposals

In a survey of college-age men and women, about two thirds of both men and women said they definitely would want the man to be the one to propose marriage.
Less than 18 percent of women respondents said they were either “very unwilling” or “somewhat unwilling” to change their name when they got married.

Four Women Named Winners of the National Medal of Science

Four Women Named Winners of the National Medal of Science

The four women who will be awarded the National Medal of Science are Sallie Chisholm of MIT, Sandra Farber of the University of California Santa Cruz, Lucy Shapiro of Stanford University, and Anne Treisman of Princeton University.

Three Women Named to Faculty Positions

Three Women Named to Faculty Positions

Jane Gordon will be moving from Temple to the University of Connecticut, Shawna Klahn is now teaching at Virginia Tech, and Brenda Romero will be teaching at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Ph.D. Program in Feminist Studies Launched at the University of California Santa Cruz

Ph.D. Program in Feminist Studies Launched at the University of California Santa Cruz

The goal of the program is to train teachers in feminist studies and also to produce graduates who can serve as leaders in public policy and human rights organizations.

Two Women to Share Presidential Chair in Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz

Two Women to Share Presidential Chair in Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz

Bettina Aptheker and Karen Yamashita will develop undergraduate and graduate curriculum in feminist studies, and support research and intellectual life through seminars, colloquia, and other events.

Nine Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s summary of women who have been named to key administrative positions at college and universities across the United States.

In Memoriam: Aaronette M. White, 1961-2012

In Memoriam: Aaronette M. White, 1961-2012

She was an associate professor of psychology and associate dean of equity and social responsibility in the Division of Social Sciences of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Six Women Academics Win Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Win Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Sandra Faber, Elaine Walker, Nalini Nadkarni, Donna Alvermann, Evelyn Wiener, and Kimiko Gunji.

Four Women Named Fellows of the American Geophysical Union

Four Women Named Fellows of the American Geophysical Union

Of the 61 new fellows for 2012, only four are women.

Awards for Eight Women Scholars

Awards for Eight Women Scholars

Bevlee Watford, Nalini Nadkarni, Jane Grande-Allen, Paula Heusinkveld, Deborah Steinberg, Jean Langenheim, Susan Henry, and Marsha Glines are honored.