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Michigan State University's Angela K. Wilson Wins Major Award for Women in Chemistry

Michigan State University’s Angela K. Wilson Wins Major Award for Women in Chemistry

Angela K. Wilson is John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University. Dr. Wilson also serves as associate dean for strategic initiatives in the College of Natural Science and she is the current president of the American Chemical Society.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Universities

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022

In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022

Browne C. Lewis, dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, died on June 2 while attending a conference in Colorado. She was 60 years old.

Jayathi Murthy Has Been Appointed the Sixteenth President of Oregon State University

Jayathi Murthy Has Been Appointed the Sixteenth President of Oregon State University

Since 2016, Dr. Murthy has been serving as the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was the first woman to hold that position. She was also a professor in the mechanical and aerospace engineering department.

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Laura Bloomberg Named the Eighth President of Cleveland State University in Ohio

Dr. Bloomberg became provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Cleveland State on September 1, 2021. She previously served eight years as dean and as associate dean of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Jolene Koester Selected to Serve as Chancellor of the California State University System

Jolene Koester Selected to Serve as Chancellor of the California State University System

When Dr. Koester takes office on May 1, she will be the second woman to lead the university system. Her appointment is expected to last for one year. From 2000 to 2011, Dr. Koester was president of California State University, Northridge.

Do Corporations Add More Women to Their Boards After Increased Public Attention to Gender Equity Issues?

Do Corporations Add More Women to Their Boards After Increased Public Attention to Gender Equity Issues?

A new study finds that on average, more women earn positions on U.S. public company boards following rises in public attention to gender equality issues, such as the Me Too movement, but this increase in representation largely happens at firms where a more inclusive corporate culture already exists.

Angela K. Wilson Is the New President of the American Chemical Society

Angela K. Wilson Is the New President of the American Chemical Society

Angela K. Wilson is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University. She is a prominent scholar in the fields of theoretical and computational chemistry. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State, Dr. Wilson was the director of the Chemistry Division at the National Science Foundation from 2016 to 2018.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Work Interruptions for Employees Working at Home Due to the Pandemic

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Work Interruptions for Employees Working at Home Due to the Pandemic

The researchers found that even when both partners worked from home, the woman reported more demands related to childcare and household tasks. Women reported more interruptions than men did prior to the pandemic, but this difference has only increased. Women also noted more frequent interruptions from co-workers and supervisors while working from home than did men.

Rebecca Simmons Wins the Entomological Society of America's Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching

Rebecca Simmons Wins the Entomological Society of America’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching

An entomologist by training, Dr. Simmons has employed her insect expertise in teaching a range of biology courses at the University of North Dakota – including evolution – for the past 17 years. She has been a member of the Entomological Society of America for 25 years.

In Memoriam: Luz María Orozco y Aragón, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Luz María Orozco y Aragón, 1933-2021

A native of Mexico City, Dr. Orozco was the daughter of a hydraulic engineer and a medical doctor. She came to the United States to pursue higher education to join the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in Davenport Iowa. She then taught at the now-closed Marycrest College.

Rebecca Blank Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Northwestern University

Rebecca Blank Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Northwestern University

Dr. Blank became chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. An internationally renowned economist, Dr. Blank is a well-known researcher on poverty and the low-income labor market and has served as an economics expert in three presidential administrations.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Nell Jessup Newton at the University of Miami School of Law, Mira Lowe at Florida A&M University, Megan Walsh at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, Eileen G. Collins at the University of Illinois Chicago, Sarah Szanton at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Catherine R. Squires at the University of Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Research Finds Eating Disorders Affect Women in All Socioeconomic Groups

University of Minnesota Research Finds Eating Disorders Affect Women in All Socioeconomic Groups

Many people have the impression that eating disorders mainly affect White girls and women from middle and high-income families. But new research from scholars at the University of Minnesota finds that binge eating and use of unhealthy weight control behaviors are prevalent among young people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Study Examines How Religion Impacts the Gender Pay Gap in the United States and Worldwide

Study Examines How Religion Impacts the Gender Pay Gap in the United States and Worldwide

A study by Traci Sitzmann, a professor of management at the University of Colorado Denver and Elizabeth Campbell an assistant professor in the School of Management at the University of Minnesota, finds that religion may be a significant factor in the worldwide gender pay gap. They also found that the wage gap is lower in the more secular states in the U.S.

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

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

The four women in new administrative potions are Karen Diver at the University of Minnesota, Victoria K. Holt at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Jennifer Leon at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and Roberta Page at Slippery Rock Univerity in Pennsylvania.

Lynn Priddy Is the New President of Claremont Lincoln University in California

Lynn Priddy Is the New President of Claremont Lincoln University in California

Dr. Priddy has served on the university’s board of directors for the past two years. She was the interim vice president of academic affairs for the institution from February 2019 to December 2020. Earlier, Dr. Priddy served as provost at National American University, a private for-profit online university headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.

In Memoriam: Jean Harmon Langenheim, 1925-2021

In Memoriam: Jean Harmon Langenheim, 1925-2021

Professor Langenheim was a plant ecologist and leading authority on amber and plant resins. Her investigations included fieldwork on five continents. A woman of many “firsts”, Dr. Lanenheim taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1966 to 1994.

Elena Litchman Recognized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Elena Litchman Recognized by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Elena Litchman is a professor of aquatic ecology at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2005. Dr. Litchman is perhaps best known for her seminal work developing a trait-based approach for the study of plankton ecology.

Two Women Win the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award From the Association for Psychological Science

Two Women Win the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award From the Association for Psychological Science

The award is given to psychology’s most accomplished and respected scientists whose research addresses critical societal problems. Alison Gopnik of the University of California, Berkeley, and Megan Gunnar of the University of Minnesota are two of this year’s three winners.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Maureen Kohi at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sheara Williams Jennings at the University of Houston, Karla Klein Murdock at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Lauren Barron at Baylor University in texas, and Andrea Westby at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

DoVeanna Fulton Is the New Provost at Norfolk State University in Virginia

DoVeanna Fulton Is the New Provost at Norfolk State University in Virginia

For the past eight years, Dr. Fulton has served as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of history, humanities, and languages at the University of Houston–Downtown. Earlier, she taught at the University of Alabama.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The new holders of endowed chairs are Mykel Taylor at Auburn University in Alabama, Alice Squires at Washington State University, Renée Crichlow at the University of Minnesota, Susan Stryker at Mills College in Oakland, California, and Kathryn Lofton at Yale University.

In Memoriam: Sherry Wagner-Henry, 1966-2020

In Memoriam: Sherry Wagner-Henry, 1966-2020

Sherry Wagner-Henry was the director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the Wisconsin School of Business. Before joining the staff at the University of Wisconsin, she spent 21 years on the staff at the University of Minnesota.

Connie Foster Selected to Lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Connie Foster Selected to Lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

During her previous tenure at the university, Dr. Foster initially served as a professor of health and human performance, gymnastics coach, and women’s athletic director. She later was appointed athletic director and chair of the health and human performance department. She also served as interim chancellor for 10 months.

In Memoriam: Anne Hornickel Yuska, 1956-2020

In Memoriam: Anne Hornickel Yuska, 1956-2020

Anne Yuska was the former program director of the NorthStar STEM Alliance at the University of Minnesota. She retired in 2019 after serving on the staff at the university fo a dozen years.

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

In Memoriam: Clara D. Bloomfield, 1942-2020

Dr. Bloomfield, of Ohio State University, was well known for her more than 50 years of groundbreaking research in blood cancers, particularly acute myeloid leukemia. She was the first scientist to prove that adults with acute leukemia, including the elderly, could be cured with chemotherapy.

Study Finds That After a Period of Unemployment, Men Are More Likely to Consider Traditional Female Jobs

Study Finds That After a Period of Unemployment, Men Are More Likely to Consider Traditional Female Jobs

The researchers found that when men take jobs traditionally held by women, their wages increase, on average, by 4 percent from their previous employment and their occupational prestige also increases. Men who eventually find new employment in male-dominated or mixed-gender fields either maintain past levels or lose ground in these areas.

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Since 2016, Dr. Crosen has served as dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. She is also a Michigan State University Foundation Professor of economics. Earlier in her career, Professor Crosen served as dean of the School of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington.

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

The study found that the pay gaps at organizations such as NOAA and the DOE — agencies focused on traditionally masculine fields such as engineering and physical sciences — were largely the result of men being paid more than women for the same jobs.

Birgit Tautz Wins Book Award for Her Work on German Literature

Birgit Tautz Wins Book Award for Her Work on German Literature

Birgit Tautz, the George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is being honored for her most recent book by the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Carol Johnson-Dean Will Be the New Leader of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis

Dr. Johnson-Dean has been serving as executive director of the Memphis chapter of New Leaders, a nonprofit organization that develops educators’ leadership skills. Earlier, she led the public school systems in Memphis, Boston, and Minneapolis.

Patricia Rogers Named President of Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota

Patricia Rogers Named President of Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota

Dr. Rogers has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Winona State University in Minnesota since 2013. From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Rogers served as the founding dean of the Health Sciences and Human Ecology and the School of Graduate Studies at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. She will become president in July.

University of Minnesota Graduate Student Analyzes Gender Gap in Public Sculptures

University of Minnesota Graduate Student Analyzes Gender Gap in Public Sculptures

Sydney Shea, a landscape architecture graduate student found that there are 25 statues honoring historical figures in Central Park in New York City. Not one is in honor of a woman.

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