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Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women appointed to named chairs are Diane K. Denis at the University of Pittsburgh, Catriona MacLeod at the University of Chicago, Suzanne Berger at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hanna Pickard at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Carolyn Kitch at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Research Finds That Reproductive Coercion Impacts One of Eight Sexually-Active Teenage Girls

Research Finds That Reproductive Coercion Impacts One of Eight Sexually-Active Teenage Girls

A new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh finds that 1 in 8 sexually active high school girls had experienced reproductive coercion within the three months prior to the survey. Reproductive coercion is a form of relationship abuse that includes pressuring a partner to become pregnant when they don’t want to be.

Nancy Cartwright is the First Woman to Receive the Carl Gustav Hempel Award

Nancy Cartwright is the First Woman to Receive the Carl Gustav Hempel Award

Nancy Cartwright, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, is the first woman recipient of the Carl Gustav Hempel Award from the Philosophy of Science Association. Dr. Cartwright’s current research specializes in philosophy and methodology of the social sciences with special attention to economics.

Keisha Blain Wins Book Award From the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Keisha Blain Wins Book Award From the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Dr. Blain is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has served on the faculty since 2017. Her book examines the activism of Black nationalist women who challenged White supremacy and advocated for full citizenship and human rights for people of African descent.

Anne Skleder Will Be the First Woman President of Brenau University in Georgia

Anne Skleder Will Be the First Woman President of Brenau University in Georgia

Currently, Anne Skleder serves as senior vice president, provost, and professor of psychology at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. When Dr. Skleder begins her new role on July 1, 2019, she will the first woman to lead Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

Examining The Gender Gap in Attrition Rates for Students in Premed Classes

Examining The Gender Gap in Attrition Rates for Students in Premed Classes

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh discovered that women were dropping out of the premed track at higher rates than men. Furthermore, among women and men with identical grade point averages in premed courses, women dropped out of the premed track at a higher rate than men.

University of Pittsburgh Scholar Wins Book  Award From the Organization of American Historians

University of Pittsburgh Scholar Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Keisha N. Blain, an assistant professor in the department of history at the University of Pittsburgh, was honored by the Organization of American Historians for her book on 20th-century Black women nationalists.

Barbara Mistick Appointed President of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Barbara Mistick Appointed President of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Dr. Mistick has served as the president of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania since 2011. During her tenure there, she transitioned the college to a full co-educational institution. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mistick served as president of the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Nora E. Warshawsky Elected President of the Association of Leadership Service in Nursing

Nora E. Warshawsky Elected President of the Association of Leadership Service in Nursing

Nora E. Warshawsky, professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Central Florida, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as president of the Association of Leadership Science in Nursing (formerly known as CGEAN). Before joining the faculty at the University of Central Florida in 2018, Dr. Warshawsky taught at the University of Kentucky.

New Assignments in Academia for Seven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Academia for Seven 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.

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Manderline W. Scales, 1927-2019

After 20 years in the public schools of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Scales joined the staff at Winston-Salem State University. She served as dean of women, director of student affairs and assistant vice chancellor of student affairs and development.

Nine Women Scholars in Academia Who Are Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Scholars in Academia Who Are Taking on New Duties

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.

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.

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.

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell is a professor of oncology, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and associate dean of community health and outreach at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Named Provost at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg Named Provost at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth

Currently, Dr. Dahlberg serves as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University in New York. Prior to her current position, she served as chief academic officer, dean, and professor of electrical engineering at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.

Tara Murray Elected President of the Special Libraries Association

Tara Murray Elected President of the Special Libraries Association

Currently, Murray serves as librarian for Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures at Pennsylvania State University Libraries. Murray will serve as president-elect in 2019 and become president of the Special Libraries Association in 2020.

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.

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Alexandra Ros at Arizona State University, Michele Eodice at the University of Oklahoma, Rohini Pande at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, Susan Fullerton of the University of Pittsburgh, and Michelle Petri at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Three Women from the University of Pittsburgh Win National Awards

Three Women from the University of Pittsburgh Win National Awards

The three women honorees are Emily Elliott, an associate professor in the department of geology and environmental science, Elaine Vitone, senior editor at Pitt Med, the magazine of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Valerie Kinloch, the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education.

Kim Carter Elected President of the Society of Research Administrators International

Kim Carter Elected President of the Society of Research Administrators International

Carter is the executive director of the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration at the University of Kentucky and associate director of the University of Kentucky Research Foundation. Her term as president of the 5,000-member global society will start this October.

Wanda Austin Is the New Leader of the University of Southern California

Wanda Austin Is the New Leader of the University of Southern California

From 2008 to 2016, Dr. Austin was president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the application of science and technology relating to the nation’s space program. She was the first woman and the first African American to serve as CEO of the organization since its founding in 1961.

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Since 2015, Dr. Cudd has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. Earlier, she was vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. Dr. Cudd came to the University of Kansas in 1988 and was named a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 2012.

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The new deans are Kathryn Ann Moler, Marsha Horton, Priscilla Mora, Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, Jeanne Widen, Lenetta R. Lee, Holllis Robbins, Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, Laura Burian, and Avis E. Hinkson.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the biology department at Princeton University in New Jersey, will be honored this October in Pittsburgh for her research on cell-to-cell communication among bacteria.

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.

A New $1 Million Prize for Research on Women's Health or Reproductive Sciences

A New $1 Million Prize for Research on Women’s Health or Reproductive Sciences

This coming October, the Magee-Women’s Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will hold its first Magee-Womens Rearch Summit. At this conference the inaugural Magee Prize of $ 1 million will be awarded to a collaborative team whose groundbreaking research in reproductive sciences and women’s health will improve lives globally.

Amy Wildermuth Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Amy Wildermuth Will Be the Next Leader of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Professor Wildermuth currently serves as associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Utah. Earlier, she was the university’s chief sustainability officer and a professor in the university’s College of Law. She was a clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dorothy Browne Named Provost at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

In 2015, Dr. Browne was named the inaugural dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University in Mississippi. Earlier in her career, she was a professor of public health and senior scientist at the Prevention Research Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Carolyn Meier was named professor emerita at Virginia Tech. Susan Baldridge, provost at Middlebury College, and Patricia E. Beeson, provost at the University of Pittsburgh, will be leaving their administrative posts and return to tenured faculty positions.

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

In Memoriam: Juana Gamero de Coca, 1959-2017

Juana Gamero de Coca was an associate professor of Spanish at Middlebury College in Vermont. A native of Spain, Dr. Gamero de Coca’s scholarship was focused on twentieth and twenty-first century Spanish culture and literature with a focus on gender issues.

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.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

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.

In Memoriam: Betty Jane Lloyd, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Betty Jane Lloyd, 1922-2017

Lloyd joined the faculty at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1943. She later served as associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She retired from the university in 1983.