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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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The three women appointed to endowed professorships are Valeria Raquel Mas at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Susan Stokes at the University of Chicago, and Carmen Winant at Ohio State University.

University of Chicago's Ayelet Fishbach Honored for Her Research in Social Psychology

University of Chicago’s Ayelet Fishbach Honored for Her Research in Social Psychology

Ayelet Fishbach, the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioral Sciences and marketing at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, received the Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.

Study at Cornell University Finds That Scholars More Apt to Refer to Men by Using Only Their Last Name

Study at Cornell University Finds That Scholars More Apt to Refer to Men by Using Only Their Last Name

Study participants were more than twice as likely to call male professionals – even fictional ones – by their last name only, compared to equivalent female professionals. For example, Charles Darwin is often referred to simply as Darwin. But Marie Curie is rarely referred to simply as Curie.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Laura R. Olson was named the J. Strom Thurmond Professor of Political Science at Clemson University. Wendy W. Chapman was appointed to a Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Faculty Chair at the University of Utah, and Deborah L. Nelson has been named the Helen B. and Frank L. Sulzberger Professor at the University of Chicago.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

The women scholars appointed to endowed faculty posts are Mingyan Liu at the University of Michigan, Juana Mendenhall at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Margaret M. Mitchell at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Mary Anne Raymond at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Martha Minow at Harvard University.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

Northwestern University's Phyllis Lyons Honored by the Japanese Government

Northwestern University’s Phyllis Lyons Honored by the Japanese Government

Phyllis Lyons, a professor emerita of Asian languages and culture at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, was honored with the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for her role in promoting Japanese culture, language education and cultural exchange.

Four Women Academics Named William T. Grant Scholars

Four Women Academics Named William T. Grant Scholars

The four women scholars selected to receive the $350,000 grant awards are Anjali Adukia at the University of Chicago, Rachel H. Farr at the University of Kentucky, Simone Ispa-Landa at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Pamela Wisniewski at the University of Central Florida.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Lena Hill at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Sally Wallace at Georgia State University, Bridget Gorman at Rice University in Houston, Tarshia Stanley at St. Catherine University in Minnesota and Amanda Woodward at the University of Chicago.

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano, the Sterling Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School, was honored by the faculty of the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Professor Romano has taught at Yale Law School since 1985.

In Memoriam: Margery Smith, 1928-2018

In Memoriam: Margery Smith, 1928-2018

Margery Smith served for a quarter century on the English department faculty at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She then spent 18 years as university archivist.