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Study Investigates Factors Leading to Perinatal Suicide in the United States

Study Investigates Factors Leading to Perinatal Suicide in the United States

Perinatal suicide, a leading cause of death among pregnant women and new mothers, is especially prominent in the United States compared to other developed countries. A new study has found mothers who die from perinatal suicide were more likely to experience mental health disorders, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new dean 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.

New Administrative Appointments for Ten Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Ten 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Saida Grundy Wins Race, Gender, and Class Book Award From the American Sociology Association

Saida Grundy Wins Race, Gender, and Class Book Award From the American Sociology Association

Dr. Grundy’s book, “Respectable: Politics and Paradox in Making the Morehouse Man,” explores the culture and experiences of graduates from Morehouse College in Atlanta, the country’s only historically Black college for men.

Nancy Kusmaul Recognized for Outstanding Academic Contributions to Social Work and Policy

Nancy Kusmaul Recognized for Outstanding Academic Contributions to Social Work and Policy

With a background in professional social work and academia, Dr. Kusmaul has conducted extensive research into nursing home social work and the rights of older adults and professional caregivers.

New Dean Appointments for Seven Women Scholars at Universities

New Dean Appointments for Seven Women Scholars at Universities

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

Martha Pollack Stepping Down From Presidency of Cornell University on June 30

Martha Pollack Stepping Down From Presidency of Cornell University on June 30

With the announcement coming only seven weeks before she leaves the presidency, some observers speculated that she is leaving under pressure as a result of how she dealt with protests over Israel’s conduct in Gaza. But in a statement to the university community, President Pollack said: “This decision is mine and mine alone.”

Sue Boren Recognized for Teaching Excellence in Health Sciences

Sue Boren Recognized for Teaching Excellence in Health Sciences

Dr. Boren currently serves as a professor of health sciences and director of the master of health administration program at the University of Missouri. She studies how informatics can be used to improve patient care and student learning outcomes.

Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Lorrie Moore, professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was recognized for her novel I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home. She has authored numerous other publications throughout her four-decades long career, including three other novels, many short-stories, and various works of nonfiction.

Study Finds Having a High-Status Network Can Result in Social Backlash for Women Professionals

Study Finds Having a High-Status Network Can Result in Social Backlash for Women Professionals

The research found women with high-status connections are perceived as more dominant than their peers, and therefore subject to additional social penalties as dominance in women can be seen as defying stereotypical gender norms.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Shani Mott, 1976-2024

In Memoriam: Shani Mott, 1976-2024

Dr. Mott was a lecturer in the department of history and Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University where she worked for the past 16 years. Her academic studies focused on racial language in American popular culture.

Rebecca Cunningham Appointed President of the University of Minnesota

Rebecca Cunningham Appointed President of the University of Minnesota

Dr. Cunningham joins the University of Minnesota after more than two decades of service at the University of Michigan, where she currently serves as vice president for research and innovation and professor in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine.

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Dr. Cantor says she is “eager to collaborate with communities across New York City to highlight how higher education can answer the call of what the public needs, now and going forward.”

In Memoriam: Rita Wilson

In Memoriam: Rita Wilson

“Rita’s absence will leave a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of working alongside her,” said University of Texas San Antonio vice provost and university librarian, Dean Hendrix. “Her legacy of excellence and the positive impact she had on our library and its patrons will be remembered with great admiration.”

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans

The new deans are Barbara J. Johnson af Perimeter College at Georgia State University, Melissa Rose at the School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Elizabeth Lorang at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, and Marie Hronik-Tupaj is the new dean of STEM at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Taking on new roles are Renee Robinson at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, Penny Castellano at Emory University in Atlanta, Julie Simmons Ivy at the Universuty of Michigan, and Deborah Cohen at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to Additional Duties

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to Additional Duties

Professor Rumana Riffat was named vice provost for faculty affairs at George Washington University. Anita Lee was appointed associate dean of academic and faculty affairs for the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and Professor Angela D. Dillard was named the inaugural vice provost for undergraduate education the University of Michigan.

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

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

Taking on new administrative roles are Dee Raneri at Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania, Shauna Harris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Andrea Anderson at the University of Michigan, Fara Warner at the University of Rhode Island, and Brigitte Weinsteiger at the University of Pennsylvania.

Five Women Faculty Members in New Posts or Taking on New Duties

Five Women Faculty Members in New Posts or Taking on New Duties

The five women scholars with new assignments are Aparna Kumar at Emory University in Atlanta, Pari Riahi at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kiara Winans at Virginia Tech, Amanda Blair at South Dakota State University, and Clare Croft at the University of Michigan.

In Memoriam: Janet Martin, 1938-2023

In Memoriam: Janet Martin, 1938-2023

After four years as an instructor and assistant professor at Harvard University, including a year as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Dr. Martin spent the rest of her academic career at Princeton. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1973, where she taught for 37 years.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Robin Nelson Wins the Sussman Award From the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Robin Nelson Wins the Sussman Award From the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Robin Nelson, an associate professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, is being recognized for “her outstanding contributions to understanding human relationships and their evolutionary impact.”

Shannon Schmoll to Lead the International Planetarium Society

Shannon Schmoll to Lead the International Planetarium Society

Dr. Schmoll is the director of the Abrams Planetarium and an instructor in the department of physics and astronomy in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University, She will serve a six-year term beginning this year — two years each as president-elect, president, and past president.

President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York Is Stepping Down

President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York Is Stepping Down

Robin L. Garrell has served as president since August 1, 2020. Dr. Garrell had come under fire in August for the hiring of Marc Lamont Hill as the Presidential Professor of Urban Education. Professor Hill has been criticized for his remarks relating to the state of Israel.

Donna Fry Is the New Leader of the University of Michigan-Flint

Donna Fry Is the New Leader of the University of Michigan-Flint

Dr. Fry has been serving as the dean of the College of Health Sciences at the Flint campus since 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and a Ph.D. in kinesiology and exercise science from the University of Michigan.

In Memoriam: Ulku Ulkusal Bates, 1938-2023

In Memoriam: Ulku Ulkusal Bates, 1938-2023

A native of Romania, Dr. Bates began teaching career at Oakland University in Michigan, and the University of Michigan, where she taught Islamic and Chinese art history. In 1971, she joined the faculty at Hunter College in New York City and served on the faculty there for 37 years.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

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.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Hope-McCarthy, 1933-2023

In Memoriam: Eleanor Hope-McCarthy, 1933-2023

A lifelong teacher, Hope-McCarthy spent most of her career as a professor at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She took pride in teaching and was committed to never teaching the same syllabus twice.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar Recognized by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholar Recognized by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, a professor who holds the Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was awarded the 2023 Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr. Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Society of Preventive Oncology. The award is given annually to an outstanding scientist in the area of preventive oncology, cancer control and/or cancer prevention.

New Administrative Duties for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Margaret Lo at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, Pat Kendrick at Xavier University in New Orleans, Angela Abbott at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Alejandra “Ale” Sosa Pieroni at Georgia Southern University, Alexis A. Antracoli at the University of Michigan, and Brittney Johnson at Florida A&M University.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Chairs

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Chairs

Deborah Small was recently appointed the Adrian C. Israel Professor of Marketing at Yale University School of Management. Lisa H. Harris, was named a Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan and Kathryn Howell is the inaugural holder of the Urban Child Institute Chair of Child Well-Being at the University of Memphis.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Sabita Manian at Lynchburg University in Virginia, Dorothy E. Mosby at Skidmore College in New York, Lisa Carter at the University of Michigan, Catherine Heyman at High Point University in North Carolina, Alma Littles at Florida State University, Mary Powell at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania, Kate Mamiseishvili at the University of Arkansas, and Rebecca Bichel at the University of North Dakota.

Cornell's Melody Zeng to Be Honored by the American Association of Immunologists

Cornell’s Melody Zeng to Be Honored by the American Association of Immunologists

As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Melody Seng was among the first to discover that a class of antibodies called IgG recognizes gut bacteria for maintenance of host-microbe symbiosis in the intestine. Dr. Zeng established her lab at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2019.