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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.”

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

The honorees are Marsha I Lester of the University of Pennsylvania, M. Christina Marchetti of the University of California, Katherine Freese of the University of Michigan, Shirley Ann Jackson of Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tanya Zelevinsky of Columbia, Sharon C. Glotzer of the University of Michigan, Heather J. Lewandowski of the University of Colorado, and Julia Mundy of Harvard.

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Each of the 18 new Packard Fellows will receive $875,000 over five years for them to use to pursue their research interests in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, or engineering. This year, one third of the new cohort of Packard Fellows are women.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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.

Mary Romero Takes Over as President of the American Sociological Association

Mary Romero Takes Over as President of the American Sociological Association

Dr. Romero is a professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She joined the faculty at Arizona State University in 1995. Previously, she taught at the University of Oregon, San Francisco State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Medical Schools That Are Doing Their Part to Close the Gender Gap in Faculty Ranks

Medical Schools That Are Doing Their Part to Close the Gender Gap in Faculty Ranks

The average percentage of women among all new faculty hires at U.S. medical schools for the three-year period beginning in the fall of 2013 to the spring of 2016 was 47 percent. At six medical schools, women made up at least 60 percent of new hires. But at 27 medical schools, women were less than 40 percent of new faculty hires.