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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.

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

Thirteen 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.

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

The award, modeled after the Nobel Prize, is considered the top international award in the field of mathematics. Dr. Uhlenbeck will receive the award, which comes with a monetary prize of approximately $700,000, at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway on May 21.

University of Michigan Researchers Adapt Sexual Assault Program for Use at a University in Ghana

University of Michigan Researchers Adapt Sexual Assault Program for Use at a University in Ghana

The program was adapted from Relationship Remix, the sexual violence prevention program delivered to incoming freshman at the University of Michigan. The effort tailored the program to address specific issues facing students at the African university.

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fairfax served as dean of women at what is now Kentucky State University in Frankfort and at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Bettye Meyers, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Bettye Meyers, 1926-2019

Dr. Myers held teaching positions at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama College, and the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 1961. She served as a professor of kinesiology until her retirement as professor emerita in 2015.

New Study Finds Half of New Mothers Leave STEM Careers After Having Their First Child

New Study Finds Half of New Mothers Leave STEM Careers After Having Their First Child

According to a new study by scholars at the University of Michigan and the University of California, San Diego, 43 percent of new mothers and 23 percent of new fathers leave their full-time STEM jobs within four to seven years of the birth or adoption of their first child.

In Memoriam: Feleta Wilson, 1945-2019

In Memoriam: Feleta Wilson, 1945-2019

Dr. Wilson, an associate professor of nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit, focused her academic research on patient education and patient health literacy to reduce health disparities and inequities in vulnerable populations.

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Recently, Cancian was named dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as a professor at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Two Women Scholars Call for Greater Attention to Gender Differences in Opioid Use Disorder

Two Women Scholars Call for Greater Attention to Gender Differences in Opioid Use Disorder

The authors of a commentary in the journal Biology of Sex Differences note that women are more likely than men to be prescribed and use opioid analgesics and that women experience pain and the effects of opioids differently than men. Also, women tend to develop addictions more quickly than men.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

Professor Maccoby was the first woman to chair the psychology department at Stanford. She held that post from 1973 to 1976.

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

Sarah Mangelsdorf was appointed President of the University of Rochester in New York. When she takes office in the summer of 2019, she will be the first woman to serve as president of the university. She is currently the provost and a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

Professor Ervin-Tripp, who served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley for four decades, was known for her research on language development in children, Native Americans, and immigrants. She was also a strong advocate for gender equality in higher education.

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.

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.

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 11 Women With Ties to American Higher Education

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

In Memoriam: Jan Kozma (1946-2018)

In Memoriam: Jan Kozma (1946-2018)

Dr. Kozma began her career at the University of Kansas in 1977 as an assistant professor. For 37 years she taught Italian language and literature in the department of French & Italian. Dr. Kozma retired in 2014.

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Alexandra Ros at Arizona State University, Michele Eodice at the University of Oklahoma, Rohini Pande at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, Susan Fullerton of the University of Pittsburgh, and Michelle Petri at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

In Memoriam: Jan Ellen Lewis (1949-2018)

In Memoriam: Jan Ellen Lewis (1949-2018)

Jan Ellen Lewis served as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark. Dr. Lewis was a Rutgers-Newark faculty member for over 40 years.

Iowa State University Study Finds Persisting Gender Stereotypes Impact Voting Behavior

Iowa State University Study Finds Persisting Gender Stereotypes Impact Voting Behavior

The study found that when there was only one woman on the ballot, participants were just as likely to vote for her as the male candidate, however, when another woman was added, the woman lower on the ballot had more negative evaluations and received less votes.

Statistics Textbook Co-Authored by Hope College Scholar Earns Two Awards

Statistics Textbook Co-Authored by Hope College Scholar Earns Two Awards

Jill Vanderstoep, an assistant professor of mathematics at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, is sharing the 2018 Daniel Solow Author’s Award from the Mathematical Association of America for a textbook on statistics.

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.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

The women scholars appointed to endowed faculty posts are Mingyan Liu at the University of Michigan, Juana Mendenhall at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Margaret M. Mitchell at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Mary Anne Raymond at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Martha Minow at Harvard University.

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

Susan Williams a distinguished professor in the department of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, died late last month in a six-vehicle automobile crash in Petaluma, California. She was one of the most respected marine biologists in the nation.

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

On March 1, 2017, Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Now 14 months later, she has been placed on administrative leave and will no longer serve as chancellor as of July 1.

Tulane's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University in New Orleans, will receive the fiction award at the 83rd Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award ceremony in Cleveland this September. She is the only woman to win two National Book Awards.

University of Massachusetts Scholar Wins the Russian National Award in Applied Economics

University of Massachusetts Scholar Wins the Russian National Award in Applied Economics

Ina Ganguli, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has received the 2018 Russian National Award in Applied Economics. The award is given every two years for outstanding published papers on the Russian economy.

Three Women With Ties to Universities in the United States Win Windham-Campbell Prizes

Three Women With Ties to Universities in the United States Win Windham-Campbell Prizes

Each winner will receive a $165,000 prize at an international literary festival at Yale in September. The three women with ties to U.S. universities are Lorna Gibson, professor emerita at the University of Michigan, Cathy Park Hong of Rutgers University-Newark, and Suzan-Lori Parks of New York University.

Maud S. Mandel Will Be the Eighteenth President of Williams College in Massachusetts

Maud S. Mandel Will Be the Eighteenth President of Williams College in Massachusetts

Dr. Mandel currently serves as dean of the college and as a professor of Judaic studies and history at Brown University in Providence, Rhode island. She joined the faculty at Brown in 2001 and was promoted to full professor in 2014. She will become preident of Williams College on July 1.

Sheryl Kubiak Will Be the Next Dean of the Wayne State University School of Social Work

Sheryl Kubiak Will Be the Next Dean of the Wayne State University School of Social Work

Since 2006, Dr. Kubiak has served on the faculty at Michigan State University. Earlier, she was an assistant professor at the Wayne State University School of Social Work from 2002 to 2006.

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Bentley University in Massachusetts Selects Alison Davis-Blake to Be Its Next Leader

Dr. Davis-Blake is the former dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the former dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She will become president of Bentley University on July 1.

Effective Communication Methods for Diverse Teams Vary Depending on the Gender Makeup of Group Members

Effective Communication Methods for Diverse Teams Vary Depending on the Gender Makeup of Group Members

The study found that text-messaging is the most effective communications method for racially diverse teams rather than face-to-face communications. However, for teams that were diverse along gender lines, using text messages had the opposite impact.