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Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

The University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize supports publication of the first book by an emerging scholar presenting new research in modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Winners have their books published by the University of California Press

Report Shows Lack of Gender Diversity in Faculty and Administrators  in California Higher Education

Report Shows Lack of Gender Diversity in Faculty and Administrators in California Higher Education

In the University of California System, women make up 54.1 percent percent of all undergraduate students. But women are just 33.6 percent of the tenured faculty in the system. Women hold 38.8 percent of senior leadership posts in the University of California System.

Study Finds That the 35 Highest-Paid Employees of the University of California Are All Men

Study Finds That the 35 Highest-Paid Employees of the University of California Are All Men

An analysis of state records conducted by the Sacramento Bee newspaper found that of the 35 people employed by the University of California System who make more than $1 million annually, all 35 are men.

Notable Honors for Seven Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors for Seven Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

The honorees are Sara Goodkind of the University of Pittsburgh, Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell at Texas A&M University, Ellen Goldring and Donna Segar of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Sandra Yancy McGuire of Louisiana State University, and Maureen Oldham Gallagher of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women 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.

Mills College Names Elizabeth Hillman as Its Next President

Mills College Names Elizabeth Hillman as Its Next President

Professor Hillman currently serves as provost, academic dean, and professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Previously, she served as professor of law and director of faculty development at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

University of California Faculty Required to Take New Online Course on Sexual Misconduct Reporting

University of California Faculty Required to Take New Online Course on Sexual Misconduct Reporting

At the beginning of the year new rules were implemented on the reporting of sexual assault and harassment. Faculty and staff supervisors will be required to take a new online course to make sure they are knowledgeable about the new policies.

The Next President of Sonoma State University in California

The Next President of Sonoma State University in California

Judy K. Sakaki has been serving as vice president of student affairs in the Office of the President of the University of California System. When she takes office at Sonoma State on July 1, she will be the seventh president and the second woman president in Sonoma State’s 55-year history.

In Memoriam: Sarah Nash Gates, 1949-2015

In Memoriam: Sarah Nash Gates, 1949-2015

Sarah Nash Gates was the interim divisional dean of the arts and the former executive director of the School of Drama at the University of Washington. She had been associated with the University of Washington for more than 30 years.

Scripps College President Leaving Post to Head the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scripps College President Leaving Post to Head the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Lori Bettison-Varga, the eighth president of Scripps College in Claremont, California, will become president of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in October. She has served as president of Scripps College since July 2009.

New Administrative Roles for 19 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 19 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.

Report Finds That Women In Science Face Widespread Gender Bias

Report Finds That Women In Science Face Widespread Gender Bias

A new report by researchers at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law finds that More than 90 percent of women scientists stated that they had been subjected to some form of gender bias. More than a third said they were victims of sexual harassment.

Chief Investment Officer for the University of California Leaves Post

Chief Investment Officer for the University of California Leaves Post

Marie N. Berggren abruptly retired for personal reasons from her post as the chief investment officer for the University of California. She held the post since 2006, overseeing an investment portfolio of about $80 billion.

Janet Napolitano to Become President of the University of California System

Janet Napolitano to Become President of the University of California System

Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona and the current secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has announced that she is stepping down from her post in President Obama’s Cabinet to take the position of president of the University of California system.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Students at the University of Colorado

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Dean of Students at the University of Colorado

Pamela D. Anthony of Georgia State University and Christina M. Gonzalez of the University of California at Berkeley are the two women candidates.

Ten New Administrative Appointments for Women in Higher Education

Ten New Administrative Appointments for Women in Higher Education

Here is news of some of the latest appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities across the nation.

Ten Women Named to New Administrative Positions

Ten Women Named to New Administrative Positions

Here is news of 10 women appointed or promoted to new positions in higher education.

Laura Romo to Head the Chicano Studies Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Laura Romo to Head the Chicano Studies Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara

She is an associate professor of education at the university.

Dorothy Leland Chosen to Lead the Merced Campus of the University of California

Dorothy Leland Chosen to Lead the Merced Campus of the University of California

Dorothy Leland, president of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, is slated to become chancellor of the Merced campus of the University of California.

Six Academic Women Honored for Scholarship or Service

Six Academic Women Honored for Scholarship or Service

Mary M. Doyle, vice chancellor for information technology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been selected to receive the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for College and University Planning. Dr. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Arizona State University and a doctorate from the University of California, Santa […]

Four Women Scientists Honored for Early Career Accomplishments in Psychology

Four Women Scientists Honored for Early Career Accomplishments in Psychology

The American Association for Psychological Science has announced the six winners of the 2011 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. Four of the six winners are women.