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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.

Rutgers-Newark's Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Rutgers-Newark’s Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Nancy Cantor received the 10th Annual Ernest L. Boyer Award in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Cantor was cited for being “globally recognized as an advocate for higher education, a catalyst for social mobility, and leader for universities serving as a public good in their communities.”

A Hopeful Sign That in The Future Housework Will Be More Evenly Shared by Men and Women

A Hopeful Sign That in The Future Housework Will Be More Evenly Shared by Men and Women

Adult women still spend twice as much time on housework as men. But the amount of housework done by teenage boys compared to teenage girls has become relatively equal. Just 18 years ago, teenage girls spent almost twice as much time on housework as teenage boys.

In Memoriam: Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson, 1926-2020

Patricia Sankey Imfeld Robinson taught at Bates College in Lewiston, Mine, from 1947 to 1950. She later taught physical education classes at the University of Connecticut for 22 years.

Susan Darlington Named President of the Formerly All-Male Deep Springs College in California

Susan Darlington Named President of the Formerly All-Male Deep Springs College in California

The college admitted women in 2018 for the first time since its founding in 1917. The two-year college has a total of only about 30 students. This year women make up 54 percent of the student body. Dr. Darlingtonis currently a professor of anthropology and Asian studies and dean of the School of Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Four Women Retiring From High-Level Positions at Major Universities

Four Women Retiring From High-Level Positions at Major Universities

The four women who have announced their retirements from university administrative pots are Teresa Phillips at Tennessee State University, Jill D. Friedman at Washington University in St. Louis, E. Royce Harper at the University of Michigan, and Almeda Jacks at Clemson University in South Carolina.

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administration Positions

A Half Dozen Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administration 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.

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Professor Paula Pietromonaco Wins Award From the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Dr. Pietromonaco, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, focuses her research on how basic psychological processes that arise in the context of people’s close relationships such as dating and marital relationships might impact relationship outcomes as well as emotional and physical health over time.

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.

Apple Joins With Harvard University on a Major Women's Health Research Project

Apple Joins With Harvard University on a Major Women’s Health Research Project

The Apple Women’s Health Study will leverage participants’ voluntary use of a smartphone research app to advance understanding of menstrual and gynecological health. Using the new research app, participants will contribute to the research as they go about their daily lives.

Report Documents the Attrition of Women Faculty as They Move Up the Academic Ladder

Report Documents the Attrition of Women Faculty as They Move Up the Academic Ladder

The results showed that despite the fact that women make up a majority of all undergraduate and graduate students in STEM disciplines, they make up 42 percent of assistant professors, 34.2 percent of associate professors, and 23.4 percent of full professors.

In Memoriam: Vivian Perlis, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Vivian Perlis, 1928-2019

Vivian Perlis was founder of the Oral History of American Music archive at Yale University. The archive contains about 3,000 recordings of interviews with various American composers and other musical figures.

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.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women who were appointed to dean posts are Martha J. Crawford at Scared Heart University in Connecticut, Marion Broome at Duke University, Robin Renee Davis at Virginia Union University, Sherrill Smith at the University of Wyoming, Linda Burton at the University of California, Berkeley, and Anne Curzan at the University of Michigan.

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In 1969, Dr. Sudarkasa joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. She was the first tenured African American faculty member at the university. In 1986, she was appointed the eleventh president of historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 12 years.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

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.