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Study Examines the Gender Gap in Career Advice Given to College Students

Study Examines the Gender Gap in Career Advice Given to College Students

A working paper by women scholars at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that women college students regularly receive different messages from career counselors than their male counterparts.

Washington State University Scholar Honored for Her Work on Late Roman Art

Washington State University Scholar Honored for Her Work on Late Roman Art

Hallie Meredith, a teaching assistant professor of fine arts at Washington State University, received the William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art before 1750 from SECAC, formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

University of Chicago's Martha Nussbaum to Receive the 2021 Holberg Prize

University of Chicago’s Martha Nussbaum to Receive the 2021 Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize is one of the most prestigious international awards given to an outstanding researcher in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, law, or theology. She is scheduled to receive the award – worth approximately $705,000 – during a ceremony at the University of Bergen in Norway.

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

Since 2012, the University of North Texas’s department of English has awarded the annual Rilke Prize to recognize exceptional artistry and vision by a mid-career poet. The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926).

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas

Dr. Fuentes has been serving as professor of statistics and executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa. Earlier, she served on the faculty at North Carolina State University and was dean of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago will rename the Special Collections Research Center — the principal steward of the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives — in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and President Emeritus of the University.

Northwestern University's Carol D. Lee Selected to Lead the National Academy of Education

Northwestern University’s Carol D. Lee Selected to Lead the National Academy of Education

Dr. Lee served as Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy and as a professor of African American studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She became professor emerita in 2019. Professor Lee will serve a four-year term as president of the National Academy of Education beginning in November 2021.

In Memoriam: Ann Metcalf, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Metcalf, 1940-2020

Ann Metcalf joined the teaching faculty at Mills College in Oakland, California, in 1984. Her research was focused on women’s studies, Native American studies, child development, and social inequality. She taught at Mills College for 22 years before her retirement in 2016.

University of Chicago's Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

University of Chicago’s Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

Eve Ewing is an assistant professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. The Paul Engle Prize honors writers who demonstrate a pioneering spirit in the world of literature and a commitment to engaging with the issues of the day.

University Researchers Find a Drug Dose Gender Gap That Is Harming Women

University Researchers Find a Drug Dose Gender Gap That Is Harming Women

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago finds that women are more likely than men to suffer adverse side effects of medications because drug dosages have historically been based on clinical trials conducted on men.

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 the appointments of 13 scholars to named professorships. Four of the appointments went to women: Mercedes Pascual in ecology and evolution, Frances Ferguson in English, Ka Yee C. Lee in chemistry, and Linda Waite in sociology.

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Dr. Harris came to Grinnell College in 2019 as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Earlier she was a professor of art history at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Dr. Harris joined the faculty at DePauw University in 1999. She is the second woman to lead Grinnell College.

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University's Danielle S. Allen

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University’s Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen, a University professor and professor of government who also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, has been awarded the John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. The prize includes a $500,000 award.

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

Although she was the first woman faculty member in the department of astronomy & astrophysics at the Univerity of Chicago, Dr. Roman left the university after determining she would not get tenure. She went on to join the Naval Research Laboratory and NASA.

University of Chicago's Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

University of Chicago’s Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

The Berlin Prize is awarded to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Dr. Goff will begin a semester-long fellowship this fall at the Academy, which fosters intellectual, cultural, and political ties between Germany and the United States.

Susan Henking Selected as the Leader of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Susan Henking Selected as the Leader of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dr. Henking has been serving as interim vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of the college. She is the former president of Shimer College in Chicago and earlier was a professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

Susan Kidwell, the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2020 Paleontological Society Medal for her contributions to interpreting the older fossil record and advancing conservation paleobiology.

Two Women Philosophers Share the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution

Two Women Philosophers Share the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution

Each year, the award is presented to a pair of philosophers who hold contrasting views of an important philosophical question “that is of current interest both to the field and to an educated public audience.”

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

The Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, administered by Tel Aviv University in Israel, recognizes distinguished scientists under age 45 who have made outstanding and fundamental contributions in their fields.

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,