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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

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Delmore, 1921-2018

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Delmore, 1921-2018

Sister Delmore served on the faculty at St. Catherine University for 20 years and was library director for 10 years. After retiring in 1984, Sister Delmore served for seven years as chaplain in the cardiac unit at a local hospital.

Joan T. A. Gabel Named President of University of Minnesota

Joan T. A. Gabel Named President of University of Minnesota

Gabel has served as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina since 2015. Previously, she served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business.

Smita Bhatia Receives the Outstanding Investigator Award From the National Cancer Institute

Smita Bhatia Receives the Outstanding Investigator Award From the National Cancer Institute

Smita Bhatia is the director of the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bhatia also serves as vice chair for outcomes research in the university’s department of pediatric oncology.

Study Finds That Women Heart Attack Victims Are More Likely to Survive If Treated by a Woman Doctor

Study Finds That Women Heart Attack Victims Are More Likely to Survive If Treated by a Woman Doctor

A new study by researchers at the business schools of the University of Minnesota, Washington University in St. Louis, and Harvard University also found that male physicians who have a large number of female colleagues or who have treated a large number of female heart attack patients have better success rates with female heart attack patients.

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

The New Leader of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State

Dr. Kedrowski is a professor of political science at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is also the director of the Center for Civic Learning and co-director of the John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at the university. She will begin her new job at Iowa State University in January.

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women's Athletic Teams

A Report Card on University Performance on Hiring Women Coaches for Women’s Athletic Teams

Nationwide, women were 41. 5 percent of all head coaches of women’s teams at 86 colleges and universities that were members of seven major athletic conferences. The percentage varied greatly by sport. For example, 95.7 percent of field hockey coaches were women but there were no women head coaches in triathlon or alpine skiing.

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

After teaching for two years at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor Andresen joined the faculty at Pomona College in 1972. A scholar of Renaissance literature and Shakespeare, Dr. Andresen remained on the faculty at Pomona College for 34 years.

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.

In Memoriam: Julie Belle White-Newman, 1943-2017

In Memoriam: Julie Belle White-Newman, 1943-2017

After earning a doctorate at the University of Minnesota, Dr. White-Newman joined the faculty at St. Catherine University in 1975. She served on the faculty for 30 years, retiring in 2005 as an associate professor of speech communication.

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Kain, 1927-2017

oan Kain, who served for 17 years on the biology department faculty at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, held master’s degrees from Marquette University, the University of Northern Arizona, the University of Minnesota, and Macalester College.

Testing Practices May Be Driving Women Out of Some STEM Disciplines, Study Finds

Testing Practices May Be Driving Women Out of Some STEM Disciplines, Study Finds

A new study led by Cissy J. Ballen of the University of Minnesota and Shima Salehi of Stanford University, found that women students in introductory biology courses performed worse on average than men on high-stakes examinations but better on other types of assessments, such as lab work and written assignments.