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Margaret Murnane Chosen as Winner of the 2022 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

Margaret Murnane Chosen as Winner of the 2022 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

Dr. Murnane, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, received the award from the Institute of Physics for pioneering and sustained contributions to the development of ultrafast lasers and coherent X-ray sources and the use of such sources to understand the quantum nature of materials.

Colleges and Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Nine Women Administrators

Colleges and Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Nine Women Administrators

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

In Memoriam: Anne Bail Howard, 1927-2022

Professor Howard taught and directed the remedial English program at the University of New Mexico before joining the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno in 1963. She was the only woman on the English department faculty at that time. She taught at the university for 37 years and was instrumental in the establishment of the women’s studies program.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

The Productivity Penalty Impacting New Mothers in the Academic World

The Productivity Penalty Impacting New Mothers in the Academic World

Despite strides in family-leave offerings, and men taking a greater role in parenting, women in academia still experience about a 20 percent drop in productivity after having a child, while their male counterparts generally do not, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Three Women Appointed to Posts Overseeing Campus Diversity at State Universities

Three Women Appointed to Posts Overseeing Campus Diversity at State Universities

Taking on new administrative roles related to diversity are Lotte N. Dyrbye at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Kendra N. Cadogan at the State University of New York at Oswego, and Donyell Roseboro at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Bárbara Medina Named the New Leader of Northern New Mexico College in Espanola

Bárbara Medina Named the New Leader of Northern New Mexico College in Espanola

Dr. Medina is an educational consultant based in Albuquerque and Denver. Earlier, she served as director of English language acquisition programs for the Denver public schools and was assistant commissioner for innovation and transformation for the Colorado Department of Education.

In Memoriam: Marian Fullerton Brown St. Onge, 1944-2021

In Memoriam: Marian Fullerton Brown St. Onge, 1944-2021

At Boston College. Dr. St. Onge taught both French language and literature, in addition to directing the women’s studies program, serving as the coordinator of the French language program, and later becoming the founding director of the Center for International Partnerships and Programs, a position she held for 15 years.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

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

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

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

Men Are More Than Two-Thirds of All Experts Quoted in a Leading Science Publication

Men Are More Than Two-Thirds of All Experts Quoted in a Leading Science Publication

A new study by women researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that 69 percent of all direct quotes from experts quoted in articles in the publication Nature, a leading international scientific journal, were from men.

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Appointed to dean positions are Rama Yelkur at Texas Woman’s University, Laura Padilla-Walker at Brigham Young University in Utah, Lolita Buckner Inniss at the University of Colorado School of Law, Gretchen Hofmeister at Carlton College in Minnesota, Linda Kean at East Carolina University, and Sara Guyer at the University of California, Berkeley

Study Documents a 20 Percent Drop in Publishing Activity After Women Academics Give Birth

Study Documents a 20 Percent Drop in Publishing Activity After Women Academics Give Birth

The study led by researchers at the University of Colorado suggests that persistent differences in parenting roles are the key reason that men tend to publish more research papers than women. Because publishing is closely linked to promotion, this gender gap could have long-term impacts on academia.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

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

All Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law Are Women

All Four Finalists for Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law Are Women

The four women finalists for dean of the University of Colorado School of Law are Michèle Alexandre of Stetson University, Johanna Bond of Washington and Lee University, Lolita Buckner Inniss of Southern Methodist University, and Sarah Krakoff of the University of Colorado.

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on New roles are Stephanie Coleman at East Carolina University, Agnessa Vartanova at the University of Colorado, Erin Hedlun at Evangel University in Missouri, Mary Jo Daniel at the University of New Mexico, Lily E. West at the University of Virginia, and Nontalie Morrow at the University of Georgia.

University of Colorado's Diane Conlin Honored by the Archaeological Institute of America

University of Colorado’s Diane Conlin Honored by the Archaeological Institute of America

Dr. Conlin, who joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 1998, has taught both in classics and art and art history and specializes in the art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Rome. She was honored with the 2021 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

University of Pittsburgh's Sharon Alvarez to Lead the Academy of Management

University of Pittsburgh’s Sharon Alvarez to Lead the Academy of Management

Sharon Alvarez is the Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurship and professor of business administration at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She will serve a five-year term in leadership posts, culminating as president of the Academy of Management.

Eight Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties 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.

Eliminating Names From Research Proposals Boosts Women's Acceptance Rates

Eliminating Names From Research Proposals Boosts Women’s Acceptance Rates

Examining proposals for research time on the Hubble Space Telescope, scholars from the Univerity of Colorado and the University of Memphis found that eliminating all gender identifying information from the proposals had a significant positive effect on the success rate of women scientists.

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

Three Women Scholars From Flagship State Universities to Receive Franklin Institute Awards

The honorees are Barbra Partee, a professor emerita of linguistics and philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Monica G. Turner, the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Margaret M. Murnane, a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

University of Colorado's Kristi Anseth to Receive the For Women in Science Award for North America

University of Colorado’s Kristi Anseth to Receive the For Women in Science Award for North America

The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced the winners of the 22nd For Women in Science Awards, which honor five exceptional women scientists from different regions of the world. Each of the five laureates will receive 100,000 euros at a ceremony on March 12 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Research Finds That Attractive Women Face a Disadvantage When Applying for Traditional Male Jobs

Research Finds That Attractive Women Face a Disadvantage When Applying for Traditional Male Jobs

The “beauty is beastly” effect suggests that when attractive women apply for masculine jobs in which attractiveness is not relevant, they are hindered by their beauty — particularly in comparison to unattractive women.

Women College Students More Likely to Suffer Concussions Than Their Male Peers

Women College Students More Likely to Suffer Concussions Than Their Male Peers

A new study authored by three researchers at the University of Colorado presents some interesting data on concussions suffered by U.S. college students. A majority of all concussions were not suffered by varsity athletes and women were more likely to suffer concussions than male students.

Fourteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

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: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In 1973, Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She taught biology there for almost 20 years. In 1992, Dr. Lynch accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate School, vice chancellor for research, and professor of ecological and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at 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 Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

Three Women Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

The Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists recognize scholars in three disciplines; life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. For the first time in the program’s 13-year history, all of the recipients are women. Each woman receives a $250,000 prize.

When More Women are Involved in Decision-Making, Groups Environmentally Conserve More

When More Women are Involved in Decision-Making, Groups Environmentally Conserve More

According to a new study from the University of Colorado at Boulder, when more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more, particularly when offered financial incentives to do so.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen 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.

Kimberly Dale Appointed President of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs

Kimberly Dale Appointed President of Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs

Currently, Dr. Dale serves as executive vice president of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Earlier in her career she served as dean of instruction at the Larimer and Westminster campuses of Front Range Community College in Colorado.

Six Women STEM Scholars Honored by Johnson & Johnson

Six Women STEM Scholars Honored by Johnson & Johnson

In 2015, Johnson & Johnson launched the WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) program to increase the representation of women in these fields. Two years later they established an awards program to honor outstanding women in these fields.

University Study Finds Attractive Businesswomen Are Viewed as Less Truthful and Trustworthy

University Study Finds Attractive Businesswomen Are Viewed as Less Truthful and Trustworthy

According to new research from the University of Colorado and Washington State University, attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy, less truthful, and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women. The researchers call this the “femme fatale effect.”