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Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

Academic Paper Finds Women Face Harsher Discipline Than Men in the Financial Services Industry

According to the study, following an incidence of misconduct, female advisers are 20 percent more likely to lose their jobs and 30 percent less likely to find new jobs relative to male advisers. This is true despite the fact that males are more likely to commit acts of misconduct.

Sara Ray Stoelinga Decides Not to Become President of Carroll University in Wisconsin

Sara Ray Stoelinga Decides Not to Become President of Carroll University in Wisconsin

Last fall, Sara Ray Stoelinga was named president of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Now, she has decided not to take the position and to remain in her faculty post at the University of Chicago. Dr. Stoelinga would have been the first woman president of the 170-year-old Carroll University.

Study Examines If Single Women Downplay Their Ambition Around Single Men

Study Examines If Single Women Downplay Their Ambition Around Single Men

The study finds that single professional women tend to downplay their accomplishments and not to reveal their ambitions, perhaps, according to the authors, because this may make them “undesirable in the marriage market.”

New Administrative Positions for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 14 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.

Four Academic Women Selected for Notable Honors and Awards

Four Academic Women Selected for Notable Honors and Awards

The homorees are Martha C. Nussbaum of the University of Chicago, Wanda Spurlock of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ellen Thomas of Wesleayn University in Middletown, Connecticut and Carmen Robinson of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Chicago

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has announced that 16 faculty members have been appointed to named professorships. Four of the faculty members appointed to these endowed chairs are women. They are Erin Adams, Oeindrila Dube, Young-Kee Kim, and Amanda Woodward.

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Dr. Bradley currently serves as the Bradley-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of the residential Branford College, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University. She will become president of Vassar College on July 1.

Fourteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women 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.

Two Women Rhodes Scholars From Foreign Lands With Ties to U.S. Educational Institutions

Two Women Rhodes Scholars From Foreign Lands With Ties to U.S. Educational Institutions

Lillian Dube is one of two Rhodes Scholars from Zimbabwe. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Chicago. Diala Issam Al Masri, a native of Labanon, is a 2015 master’s degree graduate of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she now works as a research assistant.

In Memoriam: Jane Huttenlocher, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Jane Huttenlocher, 1932-2016

Jane Huttenlocher conducted research and taught at the University of Chicago for 40 years. She was a leading scholar on how children acquire language and mathematical skills

The First Woman President of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin

The First Woman President of Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Sara Ray Stoelinga currently serves as the Sara Liston Spurlark Director of the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago. Dr. Stoelinga also serves as a professor in the Urban Teacher Education Program at the university. She will become president of Carroll University in July 2017.

University of Chicago Releases Results of Its Campus Climate Survey

University of Chicago Releases Results of Its Campus Climate Survey

Women students were slightly more positive about their personal experiences and overall campus climate regarding sexism than were women faculty. Women staff members had the most positive experiences.

Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Dr. Fuchs is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at Rockefeller University in New York City. The Vanderbilt Prize honors women scientists with a stellar record of research accomplishments who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.

Danielle Allen Named University Professor at Harvard University

Danielle Allen Named University Professor at Harvard University

Danielle Allen was appointed the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, effective January 1. This is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member at Harvard. Currently there are 24 University Professors at Harvard. Five are women.

President of Middlebury College to Lead the American Academy of Religion

President of Middlebury College to Lead the American Academy of Religion

With more than 9,000 members, the American Academy of Religion is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the critical study of religion. Dr. Patton will serve one year as vice president, one year as president-elect, and then in 2018 will become president of the organization.

In Memoriam: Susan Lee Lindquist, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Lee Lindquist, 1949-2016

Professor Lindquist served on the faculty at the University of Chicago for 23 years. In 2001, she became a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was named director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

University of Chicago to Honor Its First Black Woman Doctoral Degree Recipient

University of Chicago to Honor Its First Black Woman Doctoral Degree Recipient

According to a local television station, there are no statues of women in public parks in the city of Chicago and no monuments to any women on the campus of the University of Chicago. But that is about to change.

In Memoriam: Deborah Jin, 1968-2016

In Memoriam: Deborah Jin, 1968-2016

Deborah Jin was an adjunct professor in the department of physics at the University of Colorado and a fellow of JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics), a joint endeavor of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado

In Memoriam: Virginia Curran Shipman

In Memoriam: Virginia Curran Shipman

Virginia C. Shipman, the former chair of the family studies program in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico, died earlier this summer at a healthcare facility in Albuquerque.

In Memoriam: Peggy Ann Brainerd Way, 1931-2016

In Memoriam: Peggy Ann Brainerd Way, 1931-2016

Peggy Ann Brainerd Way was the first woman to hold a full-time faculty post at Vanderbult Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee, and the first woman to hold a full-time faculty position at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

In Memoriam: Joan Acker, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Joan Acker, 1924-2016

Joan Acker was the first woman professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. When Dr. Acker joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1967, women were less than 3 percent of the total faculty at the university.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four women named to endowed chairs are Betty Rambur at the University of Rhode Island, Cynthia Huntington at Dartmouth College, Susan Hermanson at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Angela Olinto at the University of Chicago.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions 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.

Ellen Zweibel to Receive the Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics

Ellen Zweibel to Receive the Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics

Dr. Zweibel is the William L. Kraushaar Professor of Physics and Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Zweibel will receive a $10,000 prize at the annual meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society.

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Roberta Marinelli at Oregon State University, Diane Yendol-Hoppey at the University of North Florida, Debra H. Moddelmog at the University of Nevada, Janet Wessel Krejci at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Anne Walters Robertson at the University of Chicago and Cheryl Harrison at Manhattan College in New York.

In Memoriam: Alison Winter, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Alison Winter, 1965-2016

Alison Winter was a professor and historian of science and medicine at the University of Chicago. Professor Winter joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2001. Earlier, she taught at the California Institute of Technology.

University of Chicago's Martha Nussbaum to Receive the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy

University of Chicago’s Martha Nussbaum to Receive the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, will receive a gold medal and a cash prize of 50 million yen, equal to about $472,000, at ceremonies in Japan this coming November.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Appointed to endowed professorships are Cheryl Taylore Lee at Ohio State University, Ann Kurth at Yale University, Oeindrila Dube at the University of Chicago, and Angela K. Dills at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, 1956-2016

Professor Kordesch joined the faculty at Ohio University in 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 2010. She was the president of the International Association of Limnogeology.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

Susan Tolchin was a political scientist, educator, and author who taught for 16 years at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She authored or co-authored 10 books on political topics.

Five Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Five Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Charlotte Baker at Florida A&M University, Ellen J. Langer of Harvard University, Karen S. Rheuban of the University of Virginia, Augusta Read Thomas of the University of Chicago, and J. Meejin Yoon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Barbara Miller Lane Wins Two Awards for Her Latest Book

Barbara Miller Lane Wins Two Awards for Her Latest Book

Barbara Miller Lane, the Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Emerita at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, is being honored by the Philadelphia Athenaeum and the Association of American Publishers. Professor Lane joined the faculty at Bryn Mawr in 1962.

Historian Katherine Fleming Named the Next Provost at New York University

Historian Katherine Fleming Named the Next Provost at New York University

Dr. Fleming currently serves as deputy provost and vice chancellor for Europe at the university. She also serves as the Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization and as director of the Remarque Institute at the university.