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Four Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Universities

Four Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Universities

Taking on new roles at major universities are Sherry Kollmann at New Mexico State University, Katie Callow-Wright at the University of Chicago, J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz at the University of Arkansas, and Rebecca Hannagan at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

Appointed to new administrative posts are Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Northwestern University, Katherine A. Stanton at Princeton University, Sonya Audria Miller at Florida Memorial University, Linda Kopecky at the University of Nevada at Reno, Katie Callow-Wright at the University of Chicago, and Valora Richardson at Hampton University in Virginia.

In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless, 1931-2020

Dr. Pless was one of the world’s top experts in the field of error-correcting codes. She taught in the mathematics department at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1975 to 2006.

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

In Memoriam: Karen L. Daniel, 1957-2019

Karen L. Daniel, professor emerita of law at Northwestern University and the former director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the university, was killed when she was struck by a pick-up truck while she was walking her dog in Oak Park, Illinois.

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

Dr. Bloomfield, of Ohio State University, was well known for her more than 50 years of groundbreaking research in blood cancers, particularly acute myeloid leukemia. She was the first scientist to prove that adults with acute leukemia, including the elderly, could be cured with chemotherapy.

Barbara Snyder to Serve as President of the Association of American Universities

Barbara Snyder to Serve as President of the Association of American Universities

Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has been chosen to lead the Association of American Universities. The organization represents 63 leading research universities in the United States, as well as two in Canada. She is expected to take on her new role this fall.

Is the Choice of College Major a Significant Factor in the Gender Wage Gap Later in Life?

Is the Choice of College Major a Significant Factor in the Gender Wage Gap Later in Life?

A working paper from the Becker Friedman Institute authored by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Chicago, finds that women today still choose college majors associated with lower potential wages than men.

University of Chicago Receives Archive of 2,700 Vivian Maier Photographs

University of Chicago Receives Archive of 2,700 Vivian Maier Photographs

Vivian Meier spent much of her early life traveling the world before finding a home in 1956 in Chicago, where she worked as a nanny to support her photography. It was only after her death in 2009 that Maier’s work was displayed in museums and galleries to widespread acclaim.

Eleonory Gilburd to Receive the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

Eleonory Gilburd to Receive the 2020 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies

The award, given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, honors “the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole.”

The Next Provost at the University of Chicago

The Next Provost at the University of Chicago

Dr. Ka Yee C. Lee is a professor of chemistry and has been serving as vice provost for research. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1998 as an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and was appointed full professor in 2008.

Study Finds No Biological Gender Differences in Brain Function of Children Regarding Mathematics

Study Finds No Biological Gender Differences in Brain Function of Children Regarding Mathematics

The research team used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the brain activity in a group of young children ages 3 to 10 while the children were watching an educational video covering early math topics. After numerous statistical comparisons, the research team found no difference in the brain development of girls and boys.

In Memoriam: Mary Jean Mulvaney, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Jean Mulvaney, 1927-2019

Mary Jean Mulvaney was a professor emerita of physical education and former director of athletics at the University of Chicago.

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan to Serve as Provost at Michigan State University

Teresa Sullivan is the former president of the University of Virginia. Earlier in her career, she was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan.

In Memoriam: Vivian Gussin Paley, 1929-2019

In Memoriam: Vivian Gussin Paley, 1929-2019

Vivian Gussin Paley was a renowned educator, author, and researcher of early childhood education. She spent nearly a quarter-century at the University of Chicago.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Research Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Research Universities

The three women appointed to named professorships are Ashani Weeraratna, a cancer biologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Joy Bergelson in the department of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago, and Nadine Martin, a professor of communication sciences and disorders at Temple University in Philadelphia,

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women appointed to named chairs are Diane K. Denis at the University of Pittsburgh, Catriona MacLeod at the University of Chicago, Suzanne Berger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hanna Pickard at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Carolyn Kitch at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Wendy Rheault Is the New President of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Wendy Rheault Is the New President of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Wendy Rheault has served on the faculty at the university for 38 years. She has been interim president since January. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Rheault served as provost. From 2003 to 2014, she was dean of the College of Health Professions.

In Memoriam: Marie Borroff, 1923-2019

In Memoriam: Marie Borroff, 1923-2019

In 1959, Dr. Borroff became the first woman appointed to Yale’s department of English. In 1965, she was named a full professor of English, making her one of the first two women granted tenure in any department of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Appoints Its Next Leader

Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Appoints Its Next Leader

Currently, Janet Steinmayer serves as president of Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut. Earlier in her career, Steinmayer served as CEO of Centerplate, Inc. and as senior vice president of external affairs and general counsel for Trans World Airlines.

Syracuse University's Kal Alston Elected President of the Philosophy of Education Society

Syracuse University’s Kal Alston Elected President of the Philosophy of Education Society

Dr. Alston currently serves as a professor of cultural foundations of education and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education at Syracuse University in New York. She has been very active within the Philosophy of Education Society for the past 30 years.

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

The fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners.

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Klara Jelinkova is vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice University. She was recognized for “exceptional leadership and service and enabling services and achievements beyond the scope of individual institutions.”

Gianna Mosser is the Next Leader of the Vanderbilt University Press

Gianna Mosser is the Next Leader of the Vanderbilt University Press

Gianna Mosser has been serving as editor-in-chief of the Northwestern University Press in Illinois. She joined Northwestern University Press in 2009 as journal managing editor and project editor. She later worked in acquisitions as an assistant editor and acquisitions editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2016.

Brown University's Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

Brown University’s Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

This award was established in 1973 to commemorate Jose Rollin de la Torre Bueno, who was the first university press editor to champion the field of dance. The award is presented annually by the Dance Studies Association to an English-language book that advances the field of dance studies.

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, 11 are women.

Gender Disparities in Pay and Career Choice Among Postdoctoral Researchers

Gender Disparities in Pay and Career Choice Among Postdoctoral Researchers

The researchers found that women postdocs tended to be paid less than men in all fields except physical sciences, where women postdocs earned slightly more than men. the researchers found that men were more likely than women to have a same-gender mentor.

Three Women Named to Distinguished Service Professorships at the University of Chicago

Three Women Named to Distinguished Service Professorships at the University of Chicago

Appointed to named professorships at the University of Chicago are Margaret Gardel in physics, Elisabeth Clemens in sociology, and Amy R. Ward in the Booth School of Business at the university.

The New Dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago

The New Dean of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago

Deborah Gorman-Smith is the Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor of the School of Social Service Administration and has been serving as interim dean since July 2017. Her research has focused on studying and addressing the underlying causes of youth violence.

Yolanda Watson Spiva Named President of Complete College America

Yolanda Watson Spiva Named President of Complete College America

Complete College America is a national nonprofit organization that works with states to significantly increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close educational attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.

Martha Nussbaum Wins the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

Martha Nussbaum Wins the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

The $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture is given annually to thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.

University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Gender Gap Among High Performing Math Students

University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Gender Gap Among High Performing Math Students

The results of the study showed that among the top 500 highest-scoring 9th grade students participating in the American Mathematics Competition, there was a 4.6-to-1 boys to girls ratio. That gap only widens as the students get older.

New Research Finds No Gender Difference in Innate Mathematical Ability

New Research Finds No Gender Difference in Innate Mathematical Ability

A new study from the University of Chicago has found that there is no difference in the ability to process numbers between young boys and girls. This contradicts the stereotype that boys are innately superior in math and science.

In Memoriam: Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 1953-2018

In Memoriam: Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 1953-2018

Dr. Howard-Vital became Cheyney University’s eleventh and first woman president in 2007. She served in that role until 2014. After stepping down as president of Cheyney Univerity, Dr. Howard-Vital was named provost at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. A year later, she was appointed interim president.

Yale University Study Documents How Title IX Complaints Have Changed Over the Years

Yale University Study Documents How Title IX Complaints Have Changed Over the Years

The data shows that complaints citing discrimination in academics were the most common type filed for nearly all of the last 20 years, while athletics complaints were the least commonly filed. Complaints alleging schools violated the law by mishandling sexual harassment began to rise in 2006, skyrocketing in 2009.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members 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.