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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.

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

Saba Mahmood, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was also affiliated with the university’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Program in Critical Theory and the Institute for South Asian Studies.

Thirteen Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles

Thirteen Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles

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: Mary Ellen Konieczny, 1959-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Konieczny, 1959-2018

Mary Ellen Konieczny was the Henkel Family Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Her research centered around religion and conflict, the family, and public politics.

Lorraine Daston Wins the $1 Million Dan David Prize for Her Research on the History of Science

Lorraine Daston Wins the $1 Million Dan David Prize for Her Research on the History of Science

Lorraine Daston is a visiting professor in the department of history at the University of Chicago and the director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

Academic Study Finds a Gender Gap in Earnings of Uber Drivers

Academic Study Finds a Gender Gap in Earnings of Uber Drivers

It was thought that jobs in what the authors called the “Gig Economy” would produce greater opportunities for women because these jobs offer flexible work hours. But in examining data from nearly 2 million ride share drivers women earned 7 percent less per hour than men.

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, a professor at Columbia University who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, has been appointed president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

Penn State Professor Emily Grosholz Honored for Her Work on the Philosophy of Science

Penn State Professor Emily Grosholz Honored for Her Work on the Philosophy of Science

Professor Grosholz has been selected as the recipient of the Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science presented by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Dr. Grosholz will be honored in Lisbon on April 9.

In Memoriam: Cynthia DuBois, 1985-2018

In Memoriam: Cynthia DuBois, 1985-2018

Cynthia DuBois, a Presidential Fellow and research associate in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern Unversity, died earlier this month. She was 32 years old and had suffered from brain cancer.

The University of Chicago Names Three Women to Endowed Professorships

The University of Chicago Names Three Women to Endowed Professorships

The University of Chicago recently named a large group of scholars to endowed chairs. Three of these appointments went to women: Bana Jabri, Carole Ober, and Sydney L. Hans.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Gretchen Crosby Sims was appointed executive director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. Lori Stettler was appointed vice chancellor for student affairs at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and Rae Gould was named tribal liaison at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Valerie Jarrett Named a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School

Valerie Jarrett Named a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School

For eight years, Valerie Jarrett was a senior adviser to the President during the Obama administration. In her new role, she will participate in academic seminars, conferences, and student-led initiatives. Jarrett will continue to focus on issues of gender equality, criminal justice reform, health care, and civic engagement.

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.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Sutton Stuart, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Sutton Stuart, 1940-2017

Dr. Stuart taught and conducted research at the University of Massachusetts for 37 years. She directed the university’s program in chlamydia vaccine research and was issued six patents.

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

Why the Gender Makeup of the Nursing Profession Is Changing

The study, published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and authored by economists at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Louisville, finds that from 1960 to 2013, the percentage of men among all registered nurses rose from 2.2 percent to 13 percent.

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

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: Hannah Frank, 1984-2017

In Memoriam: Hannah Frank, 1984-2017

Hannah Frank, an assistant professor of film studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, died on August 28, from what authorities believe was a case of pneumococcal meningitis. She was 33 years old.

For Students Good at Math, Women Are Less Likely Than Men to Have Confidence in Their Abilities

For Students Good at Math, Women Are Less Likely Than Men to Have Confidence in Their Abilities

A new analysis by a professor of behavioral science and a research scientist in behavioral economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, finds that women who are good at mathematics are less likely to have confidence in their abilities than men who are good at mathematics.

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.

Michelle Howard-Vital Named to Lead Florida Memorial University

Michelle Howard-Vital Named to Lead Florida Memorial University

In 2016, Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital was chosen to serve as executive vice president and provost at Florida Memorial University. From 2007 to 2014, she was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Six Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Chicago

Six Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago recently announced the appointments of 24 faculty members to endowed named professorships. Six of these appointments went to women: Angela V. Olinto, Katherine Baicker, Joy Bergelson, Sonali M. Smith, Haitao Zheng, and Laurie Zoloth.

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay, 1934-2017

In Memoriam: Herma Hill Kay, 1934-2017

Herma Hill Kay served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law for 57 years. In 1992, she became the first woman dean at the law school.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

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: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

After teaching at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Professor Burnett joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1961 and was promoted to full professor in 1970. She served as chair of the department of classical languages and literatures from 1969 to 1972. She retired in 1992.

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Since 2008, Christie Henry has been serving as editorial director for sciences, social sciences, and reference at the University of Chicago Press. She joined the University of Chicago Press in 1993 as an editorial assistant.

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 15 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.

Sian Leah Beilock Named the Eighth President of Barnard College in New York City

Sian Leah Beilock Named the Eighth President of Barnard College in New York City

Dr. Beilock has been serving as executive vice provost at the University of Chicago. She also was the Stella W. Rowley Professor in the department of psychology. Professor Beilock joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005. Earlier she taught at Miami University.

Professors Find Gender Discrimination in Punishment of Financial Advisers Who Commit Misconduct

Professors Find Gender Discrimination in Punishment of Financial Advisers Who Commit Misconduct

The report, authroed by finance professor at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University, finds that women financial advisers are half as likely as their male colleagues to commit misconduct. But the study found that after cases of misconduct 55 percent of men – but only 45 percent of women – remain with the same firm.

Montserrat Fuentes Honored by the American Statistical Association

Montserrat Fuentes Honored by the American Statistical Association

Montserrat Fuentes, a professor in the department of statistical sciences and operations research and dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, conducts statistical research on weather, climate, pollution, and ecology.

Rachel Lindsey Appointed to Lead Chicago State University

Rachel Lindsey Appointed to Lead Chicago State University

Dr. Lindsey has served as a professor of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Northeastern Illinois University and Loyola University of Chicago.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Allyson Leggett Watson at the University of South Florida, Soyeon Shim at the University of Wisconsin, Carol Strohecker at the University of Minnesota, Kathryn Graff low at Bates College in Maine, Ann Walters Robertson at the University of Chicago, and Bonnie J. Dow at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

Study Finds a Large Gender Perception Gap in Mathematics Abilities

Study Finds a Large Gender Perception Gap in Mathematics Abilities

A new study by researchers at Florida State University, finds that girls rate their abilities in mathematics lower than those of boys even when there is no difference between their expertise in the subject.