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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.

In Memoriam: Marta Weigle, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Marta Weigle, 1944-2018

Dr. Weigle joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 1972 with joint appointments in English and anthropology. Later she chaired the American studies department. Dr. Weigle joined the anthropology department full time in 1993 and served as department chair from 1995 to 2002.

Drew Gilpin Faust to Receive the $1 Million Kluge Prize From the Library of Congress

Drew Gilpin Faust to Receive the $1 Million Kluge Prize From the Library of Congress

The John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped public affairs and civil society and has had a major impact on social and political issues.

A Milestone Honor for Julie Fairman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

A Milestone Honor for Julie Fairman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Julie Fairman, the Nightingale Professor in honor of Nursing Veterans and chair of the department of biobehavioral health sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, is the first nurse to be selected to give the Garrison Lecture before the annual convention of the American Association for the History of Medicine.

Jennifer Higdon Awarded the $100,000 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Jennifer Higdon Awarded the $100,000 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

Jennifer Higdon, who holds the Rock Chair in Composition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, is the winner of the 2018 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Linda Oubré Selected as the Fifteenth President of Whittier College in California

Linda Oubré Selected as the Fifteenth President of Whittier College in California

For the past six years, Dr. Oubré has served as dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University. Earlier, Dr. Oubré was executive director of corporate relations and business development, and chief diversity officer for the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.

The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

The First Woman President of Peirce College in Philadelphia

Mary Ellen Caro has been serving as vice president of enrollment management at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey. She has served on the staff there since 2004. When Dr. Caro takes office, she will be the first woman to serve as president in the 153-year history of Peirce College.

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, a professor at Columbia University who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, has been appointed president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.