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The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago's Cathy Cohen

The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago’s Cathy Cohen

Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, received the 2021 Hanes Walton, Jr. Career Award from the American Political Science Association. The award honors a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship has made significant contributions to the understanding of racial and ethnic politics.

In Memoriam: Charlotte Sophia Davis Kasl, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Charlotte Sophia Davis Kasl, 1938-2021

After teaching music at Ohio University, Dr. Kasl became a certified addiction specialist in the areas of chemical dependency and sexuality and had a private psychotherapy practice for more than 30 years in Minnesota and later Montana.

The 2021 Linnean Medal Has Been Awarded to Evolutionary Biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard

The 2021 Linnean Medal Has Been Awarded to Evolutionary Biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard

Dr. West-Eberhard, a research associate in the department of biological sciences at Louisiana State University, was bestowed with the medal from the Linnean Society of London for her “significant contribution to the science of natural history and to the wider natural sciences community.”

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Appointed to new potions are Alejandra Rojas Silva at Ohio Wesleyan University, Kathleen Cagney at the University of Michigan, Nahid Bhadelia at the University of Michigan, Sharrelle Barber at Drexel University in Philadelphia, M. Diane Burton at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Elizabeth Lightfoot at Arizona State University

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions  at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions 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.

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan has named an academic building to honor a woman. The building that houses the Life Sciences Institute, a hub for bioscience research, will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Dr. Coleman was president of the university from 2002 to 2014.

University of Michigan Study Finds High Suicide Risk Among Women Who Are Nurses

University of Michigan Study Finds High Suicide Risk Among Women Who Are Nurses

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan finds that nurses who are women are roughly twice as likely to die by suicide than women in the general population. Among male nurses, the risk of suicide is no higher than the general male population.

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Martha Jones’ book examines the racism and sexism Black women endured in their pursuit of political participation and power. It also closely examines how Black women used that power to secure equality and representation for others.

In Memoriam: Ruth Grace Zibart, 1919-2020

In Memoriam: Ruth Grace Zibart, 1919-2020

Ruth Grace Zibart was a professor of French, emerita, and the first woman to serve as associate dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University.

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Professor Gubar created groundbreaking works of feminist criticism that uncovered a female literary tradition previously obscured within a traditionally male literary universe.

The Gender Gap in Faculty Positions at the University of Michigan

The Gender Gap in Faculty Positions at the University of Michigan

Data from the University of Michigan shows that in 2019, women make up 35 percent of all tenured or tenure-track faculty at the university. As is the case nationally, the gender gap is the most pronounced at the full professor level.

Brandeis University in Massachusetts Appoints Carol Fierke as Provost

Brandeis University in Massachusetts Appoints Carol Fierke as Provost

Since 2017, Dr. Fierke has been provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University. She also holds professorships in chemistry and biochemistry and has been conducting research on COVID-19. Prior to arriving at Texas A&M, Dr. Fierke spent much of her career at the University of Michigan.

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.

Cathryn Halverson Wins Book Award From the Western Literature Association

Cathryn Halverson Wins Book Award From the Western Literature Association

In conducting research for her first two books, Dr. Halverson of Minot State University in North Dakota found that many women writers in the American West had published in the Atlantic Monthly. So she decided to examine this connection in detail for her third book.

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

Dr. Rose joined the University of Michigan faculty as a professor of history and sociology in 1993. In 1995, she received an additional appointment as a professor of women’s studies. In 2002, Dr. Rose was appointed the Natalie Zemon Davis Collegiate Professor of History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Reappoints Antonia M. Villarruel as Dean

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Reappoints Antonia M. Villarruel as Dean

Among Dean Villarruel’s accomplishments are a near-doubling of National Institutes of Health funding, to $15.3 million in fiscal year 2019 from $7.8 million in fiscal year 2015; the launch of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program; and the creation of strategic global initiatives in regions including Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

The College of Medicine at Ohio State University Selects Its New Dean

The College of Medicine at Ohio State University Selects Its New Dean

Carol Bradford has been serving as the executive vice dean of academic affairs at the University of Michigan medical school and chief academic officer at Michigan Medicine for four years. Prior to that, she was chair of the department of otolaryngology at the medical school.

Gender Gap in Authorship of Medical Research Widened During Early Stages of the Global Pandemic

Gender Gap in Authorship of Medical Research Widened During Early Stages of the Global Pandemic

The results show that women constitute a significanty lower share of first authors of articles on COVID-19 in the world’s eading medical journals, as compared to the proportion of women among first authors of all articles published in the same journals the previous year.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down  From Their High-Level Posts at Universities

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their High-Level Posts at Universities

Stepping down from the current toles are Terry Murphy, deputy provost for academic affairs at George Washington University, Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations at the University of Michigan, and Dana Canedy, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University.

Two Universities Announce the Appointment of New Provosts

Two Universities Announce the Appointment of New Provosts

April Summitt is the new provost at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. She joined the La Sierra University community in 2013 as the university’s first dean of general education. And Susan M. Collins was named provost at the University of Michigan. She is the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and a professor of economics at the university.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Hoppe, 1951-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Hoppe, 1951-2020

In 1981, professor Hoppe joined the faculty in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. She was promoted to full professor in 1995.

Carleton College's Kim Smith Honored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

Carleton College’s Kim Smith Honored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

The William R. Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award honors members of the profession who have devoted their lives to strengthening the field by mentoring the next generation of environmental scientists and activists.

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

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.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

A professor of statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Dr. Miranda was the university’s Howard R. Hughes Provost from 2015 to 2019. Earlier, she taught at the University of Michigan and Duke Univerity. Dr. Miranda will become provost at the University of Notre Dame on July 1.

The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

Gisela de la Concepción Fosado has been with Duke University Press since 2010, acquiring books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences. Earlier, she served as the associate director for the Barnard Center for Research on Women in New York City.

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

For the past nine years, Dr. Garrell has served as vice provost of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 1991 and serves as professor of chemistry and professor of bioengineering.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four women faculty members who are taking on new roles are Dorothy Y. Ko of Barnard College in New York City, Erica Cooper at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, and Rebecca Cunningham at the University of Michigan.

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga Received the Lifetime Achievement Award From the American College Personnel Association

Ximena Zúñiga, professor of social justice education in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was the recipient of the College Student Educators International Lifetime Achievement Award.

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

New Study Finds a Large Gender Pay Gap at the Highest Levels of Academic Medicine

Women who chair clinical departments at public medical schools are paid an average of 88 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts, or about $70,000 to $80,000 less per year. Furthermore, when all other factors are accounted for such as region of the country, seniority, medical speciality etc., a significant pay gap remains.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Trio of Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Colleges and Universities

Carolyn Kapinus is the new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of Texas Woman’s University. Susan M. Collins was named acting provost at the University of Michigan and Karen Soul was appointed provost and dean of the college at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Erika James Will Be the First Woman to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Erika James Will Be the First Woman to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

When she takes office on July 1, Erika James will be the first woman and the first African American to lead the prestigious business school since its founding in 1881. Since 2014, Dr. James has been serving as dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.

Lynn Perry Wooten Will Be the Ninth President of Simmons University in Boston

Lynn Perry Wooten Will Be the Ninth President of Simmons University in Boston

Most recently, Dr. Wooten has been serving as the David J. Nolan Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Prior to her position at Cornell, Dr. Wooten served on the faculty at the University of Michigan for nearly two decades.

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes, a professor in the mathematical sciences department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has received the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.