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Study Finds Women of Color Author a Disproportionate Share of Banned Books in American Schools

Study Finds Women of Color Author a Disproportionate Share of Banned Books in American Schools

In the 2021-2022 academic year, schools and libraries across the country experienced a significant spike in book bans. A new study has found a disproportionate share of these banned books are written by women of color and include characters from diverse backgrounds.

New Appointments for Six Women Faculty Members

New Appointments for Six Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty 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.

New Administrative Appointments for Ten Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Ten Women in Higher Education

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: Susan Courtney, 1966-2024

In Memoriam: Susan Courtney, 1966-2024

Dr. Courtney joined the faculty in the department of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University in 1999. She conducted research on how the brain’s structure is altered through aging and disease.

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

†he five women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Paulina Mena at Central College in Iowa, Sarah Ganz Blythe at Harvard University, Sylvie Lorente at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Janeen Salak-Johnson at Oklahoma State University, and Mary-Hunter “Mae” McDonnell at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Universities

The women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Brigitte Weinsteiger at the University of Pennsylvania, Zoe Marks at Harvard University, and Natalie Lynner at Drake University.

Martha Pollack Stepping Down From Presidency of Cornell University on June 30

Martha Pollack Stepping Down From Presidency of Cornell University on June 30

With the announcement coming only seven weeks before she leaves the presidency, some observers speculated that she is leaving under pressure as a result of how she dealt with protests over Israel’s conduct in Gaza. But in a statement to the university community, President Pollack said: “This decision is mine and mine alone.”

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Named to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Patricia Ruiz at the University of Pennsylvania, China Jude at Chadron State College, Renai Bodley at Virginia Tech, Xuxa Rodríguez at Duke University, Lori McMahon at the University of Virginia, Alyson Paul at the University of North Georgia, and Jackie Davis at Northwestern College.

Five Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Five Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Taking on new faculty duties are Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Emory University in Atlant, Allison Oakes at Syracuse University in New York, Kimberly Haynie at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Rasha Abdrabou at Loma Linda University in California, and Marylyn Ritchie at the University of Pennsylvania.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The endowed professor appointments are Rachel Fearns at Boston University, Ada Ferrer at Princeton University, Nora Peterson at the University of Nebraska, Helen Caines at Yale University, and Sarah Light at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eight Women Leaders Appointed to Administrative Posts

Eight Women Leaders Appointed to Administrative Posts

The appointments are Melissa Smiley at Wayne State University, Lisa Ferrell at North Carolina State University, Shani Crayton at Alabama State University, Jessica Brown at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Naomi Nixon at Florida International University, Kimberly Shiner at California State University Fullerton, Genita Magnum at Delaware State University, and Marie Harf at the University of Pennsylvania

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women Professionals

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women Professionals

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.

Remote Work Opportunities Lead to a More Diverse Applicant Pool

Remote Work Opportunities Lead to a More Diverse Applicant Pool

Between 2018 and 2022, there was a 15 percent increase in women and a 33 percent increase in underrepresented minority applicants for open STEM positions, suggesting remote work opportunities are more likely to attract diverse candidates than on-site positions.

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University has been honored by the American Association for Anatomy for her outstanding contributions to the field comparative neuroanatomy.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The new holders of endowed chairs are Noel Shulz at Washington State University Tri-Cities, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Kelly Cartwright at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Wendy Henderson at the University of Pennsylvania.

Modern Language Association Honors Jody Enders With Lois Roth Award

Modern Language Association Honors Jody Enders With Lois Roth Award

Professor of French at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Jody Enders, has received the Lois Roth Award from the Modern Language Association for one of her many collections of translated French plays

NASPA Recognizes Florida State University's Amy Hecht for Sustained Professional Achievement and Leadership

NASPA Recognizes Florida State University’s Amy Hecht for Sustained Professional Achievement and Leadership

Amy Hecht, vice president for student affairs at Florida State University, has been recognized with the Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles related to diversity are Jenn Dye at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Shawnrece Campbell at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Danielle Lopez at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Taunita V. Stephenson at the University of Pennsylvania.

Liz Magill Resigns as President at the University of Pennsylvania

Liz Magill Resigns as President at the University of Pennsylvania

After giving testimony before Congress, where she refused to say whether calling for the genocide of Jews was contrary to the university’s code of conduct and resulting criticism from all sides of the political spectrum and most importantly some of Penn’s biggest donors, Liz Magill has resigned as president of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

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

Taking on new administrative roles are Dee Raneri at Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania, Shauna Harris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Andrea Anderson at the University of Michigan, Fara Warner at the University of Rhode Island, and Brigitte Weinsteiger at the University of Pennsylvania.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

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.

New Duties for Seven Women Scholars at Universities

New Duties for Seven Women Scholars at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

University of Pennsylvania Scholar to Share the Nobel Prize in Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Scholar to Share the Nobel Prize in Medicine

Katalin Karikó, an adjunct professor of neurosurgery and a research scientist at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine. She and her colleague Drew Weissman, the Roberts Family Professor in Vaccine Research at the University of Pennsylvania, were recognized for their groundbreaking resarch which led to the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

The American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of the University of Pennsylvania's Marisa Kozlowski

The American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of the University of Pennsylvania’s Marisa Kozlowski

Dr. Kozlowski joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. The major focus of Dr. Kozlowski’s research is the development of new catalytic methods for efficient organic synthesis using computation and high throughput screening. She has authored over 170 independent publications.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Universities

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women 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.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Wiebke Strehl at Newberry College, Sonja Harris-Haywood at Meharry Medical College, Sarah Banet-Weiser at the University of Pennsylvania, Laurie Garrett-Cobbina at the University of Redlands, Mollye Demosthenidy at Newcomb-Tulane College, Jenna Hyatt at Washington State University, Deleise Wilson at Polk State College, and Mary Gallant at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

University of Pennsylvania's Beverly Crawford Honored by the National Dental Association Foundation

University of Pennsylvania’s Beverly Crawford Honored by the National Dental Association Foundation

Beverley Crawford, professor of clinical restorative dentistry and director of the student diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized for her service to students and academics.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The four women appointed to named chairs are Margarita Estévez-Abe at Syracuse University in New York, Tonya Pinkins at Fordham College at Lincoln Center in New York City, Limor Golan at Washington University in St. Louis, and Marcia Chatelain at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Florida State's Jessica Ribeiro Recognized for Her Work on Suicide Prevention

Florida State’s Jessica Ribeiro Recognized for Her Work on Suicide Prevention

Jessica Ribeiro, an associate professor of psychology at Florida State University, has earned the 2023 Edwin S. Shneidman Award from the American Association of Suicidology in recognition of her research into suicide causes and prevention.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Taking on new roles are Christine Kim Garcia in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Jamie Waters at Boston College, Dana R. Fisher at American University in Washington, D.C., Caterina Scoglio at Kansas State University, Ann Marie Stanley at Pennsylvania State University, and Sanya Carley at the University of Pennsylvania.

Shu Yang Honored for Her Work in the Field of Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Shu Yang Honored for Her Work in the Field of Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Dr. Yang, who has taught at the University of Pennsylvania since 2004, was selected to receive the award from the American Chemical Society for “contributions to the geometric design and controlled assembly of colloids and liquid crystals at surfaces and interfaces.”

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new positions or duties are Rossana Hu at the University of Pennsylvania, Mary Wiedenhoeft at Iowa State University, Lois Agnew, at Syracuse University in New York, and Joan Blakey at the University of Minnesota.

Kimberly Bowes Wins Award for Her Two-Volume Book on Roman Peasants

Kimberly Bowes Wins Award for Her Two-Volume Book on Roman Peasants

Kimberly Bowes, a professor of classical studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the 2023 Anna Marguerite McCann Award for Fieldwork Reports from the Archaeological Institute of America.

Diane Chase Appointed Provost at the University of Houston

Diane Chase Appointed Provost at the University of Houston

Dr. Chase joins the University of Houston from Claremont Graduate University in California, where she served since 2019 as vice president for academic innovation, student success, and strategic initiatives. Earlier, Dr. Chase served as vice provost for academic program quality at the University of Central Florida before moving to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2016 as executive vice president and provost.