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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.

The Next Dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School

The Next Dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School

Dr. Laurie Zoloth currently serves as the Charles McCormick Deering Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. She holds joint appointments in the department of religious studies and in the Feinberg School of Medicine.

In Memoriam: Alice Louise Davison, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Alice Louise Davison, 1940-2017

Alice Davison was an associate professor emerita in the department of linguistics at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty at the university in 1989 and retired from teaching in 2016.

New Assignments for Three Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Three Women Scholars at Major Universities

Professor Ann Marie Stock was named vice provost at the College of William & Mary. A. Catherine Ross will chair the department of nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University and Augusta Read Thomas, a University Professor at the University of Chicago, will direct the the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition.

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Currently, Dr. Poggi is a professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She holds a secondary appointment in Italian studies. She has also served as director of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.