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Mary Francis Named Director of the University of Pennsylvania Press

Mary Francis Named Director of the University of Pennsylvania Press

Since 2015, Francis has served as the editorial director of the University of Michigan Press. Before that she spent more than 16 years at the University of California Press, serving as the executive editor for music, cinema, and media studies.

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Dr. Adkins-Regan joined the Cornell faculty as an assistant professor of psychology and of neurobiology and behavior in 1975. She retired and was conferred the title of professor emerita in 2018. As a researcher, Dr. Adkins-Regan focuses on the neuroendocrine basis of social behavior.

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

Dr. Cromwell first joined the Boston University faculty in 1951. Two years later, she co-founded the university’s African Studies Center. In 1969, she founded the university’s African American studies program, the country’s second such program and the first to offer a graduate degree in the subject.

Eight Women Academics Honored With the Berlin Prize

Eight Women Academics Honored With the Berlin Prize

The annual awards are presented to United States scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standard of excellence in their field. The recipients will be provided with a semester-long fellowship in Berlin, Germany.

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

The women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, Mary Murphy at Indiana University, Ute Poerschke at Pennsylvania State University, Nancy Netzer at Boston College, and Martine Haas at the University of Pennsylvania.

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

University of Pennsylvania Forms Student Group for Women in Architecture

The group aims to increase the visibility and voices of women in architecture, bring awareness to the gender disparity in the profession, and empower female architects to grow, succeed, and become leaders in the industry.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

Linda Smith Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists

Linda Smith Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists

Dr. Smith is a Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. She is being honored for extensive and significant research on human cognitive development, as well as her ongoing career, which has shaped the essential framework of her field.

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the gender breakdown of their admitted students.

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Rebecca Wyke Appointed President of the University of Maine at Augusta

Since 2017, Dr. Wyke has been serving as interim president of the Augusta campus. Earlier, she was vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Maine System. Prior to joining the University of Maine System, Dr. Wyke was the commissioner of the Department of Administration and Finance for the state of Maine.

Joy Connolly Elected President of the American Council of Learned Societies

Joy Connolly Elected President of the American Council of Learned Societies

Currently, Dr. Connolly serves as interim president and distinguished professor of classics at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Previously, she served as provost and senior vice president of the Graduate Center.

University of Pennsylvania Conference Promotes Women in Physics

University of Pennsylvania Conference Promotes Women in Physics

Participating students had the opportunity to meet informally and share their work with Beth Willman, a world-renowned astronomer and deputy director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

Rutgers Professor Finds Women Executives Are Better at Promoting Diversity in the Workforce

Rutgers Professor Finds Women Executives Are Better at Promoting Diversity in the Workforce

Dr. Anuja Gupta, an assistant professor of management in the School of Business at Rutgers University Camden in New Jersey, cites a major study of leadership competencies of 7,000 executives that shows that women scored better than men in 12 of 16 competencies in the evaluation.

Survey Examines Lactation Facilities and Planning at Colleges and Universities

Survey Examines Lactation Facilities and Planning at Colleges and Universities

This study explores the planning and design of lactation spaces on college and university campuses from the perspectives of campus planners and facility professionals, administrators, and other decision-makers.”

Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to High-Level 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.

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

Nine 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.

Drew Faust Named a University Professor at Harvard University

Drew Faust Named a University Professor at Harvard University

Drew Faust, who stepped down as the 28th president of Harvard University on June 30, 2018, was appointed a University Professor at Harvard. She joins 24 other scholars who currently serve as University Professors at Harvard.

University of Pennsylvania Surgeons Use a Surgical Robot During Breast Reconstruction Surgery

University of Pennsylvania Surgeons Use a Surgical Robot During Breast Reconstruction Surgery

A team of surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania recently were the first surgical team in the world to use a robot to assist with a bilateral free flap breast reconstruction. The procedure involves taking tissue from the lower abdomen and using it to rebuild the breast.

The Growing Gender Gap in the K-12 Public School Teacher Workforce

The Growing Gender Gap in the K-12 Public School Teacher Workforce

In 1980-1981, women represented 67 percent of public school teachers. That percentage increased to 76 percent during the 2015-2016 school year. Today, women represent 59 percent of secondary school teachers, 73 percent of middle school teachers, and 90 percent of elementary school teachers.

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 Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

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.

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.

University of Pennsylvania Report Examines What Makes Companies Good Employers for Women

University of Pennsylvania Report Examines What Makes Companies Good Employers for Women

A new report by scholars at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania digs into the academic research literature on women and work to identify the workplace outcomes that matter most for women. The authors identify four key areas: equal representation, sufficient and equal pay, concern for health and well-being, and providing a good workplace environment.

University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Gender Gap Among High Performing Math Students

University of Pennsylvania Study Finds Gender Gap Among High Performing Math Students

The results of the study showed that among the top 500 highest-scoring 9th grade students participating in the American Mathematics Competition, there was a 4.6-to-1 boys to girls ratio. That gap only widens as the students get older.

Alison Chapman Wins Book Award from the Milton Society of America

Alison Chapman Wins Book Award from the Milton Society of America

Alison Chapman, professor and chair of the department of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham was selected as the winner of the James Holley Hanford Award from the Milton Society of America. The award honors the most distinguished book that furthers the scholarship on English poet John Milton.

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.

Danielle Laraque-Arena Will Step Down As President of the Upstate Medical University

Danielle Laraque-Arena Will Step Down As President of the Upstate Medical University

Danielle Laraque-Arena, the first woman president of the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, has announced she is stepping down, effective at the end of this semester. She will return to a full-time faculty position in June 2019.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

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.

Two Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Sara Bachman was appointed dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and Carol Musil was named interim dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

New Assignments for 13 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 13 Women Faculty Members 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.

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

Study Finds That the Math Gender Gap in Ninth Grade Is Large But It Expands Further As Girls Get Older

The study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, found that of the top 5,000 ninth graders in the American Mathematics Competitions, only 30 percent were female. In the top 500, 18 percent were female and in the top 50, 8 percent were female.

Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Currently, Dr. Harrison is the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management and professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Wharton in 2012, Dr. Harrison was director of development policy at the World Bank.

Two Universities Partner in Program Aimed at Increasing Women's Opportunities in Asset Management

Two Universities Partner in Program Aimed at Increasing Women’s Opportunities in Asset Management

The University of Notre Dame in Indiana has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania and the educational nonprofit organization Girls Who Invest in a summer program designed to increase the number of women seeking careers in the asset management business.

Professor Marsha Huber Honored by the American Accounting Association for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Marsha Huber Honored by the American Accounting Association for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Huber, a professor of accounting at Youngstown State University in Ohio, focuses her research on advancing accounting education through the interdisciplinary application of positive psychology, neuroscience, and educational theories.