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A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Wendy Hadley at the University of Oregon, Teri W. Odom of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Adrienne Morgan at the University of Rochester, Lynne Parker of the University of Tennessee, Barna Saha of the University of California, Berkeley, and Altha Stewart at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Study Finds No Biological Gender Differences in Brain Function of Children Regarding Mathematics

Study Finds No Biological Gender Differences in Brain Function of Children Regarding Mathematics

The research team used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the brain activity in a group of young children ages 3 to 10 while the children were watching an educational video covering early math topics. After numerous statistical comparisons, the research team found no difference in the brain development of girls and boys.

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curcio, who holds the White-McKee Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will receive the 2019 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

B. Paige Lawrence has been named the Wright Family Research Professor at the University of Rochester in New York and Ruzica Piskac has been named the Donna L. Dubinsky Associate Professor of Computer Science at Yale University.

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen 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.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Faculty Posts

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Faculty Posts

The three scholars appointed to named faculty positions are Nina Stark at Virginia Tech, Julie Dorsey at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Elizabeth Marvin at the University of Rochester in New York.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Lesley Lokko at City College of New York, Angela Kashuba at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Susan Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Mariette DiChristina at Boston University, Robin L. Hughes at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Melissa Sturge-Apple at the University of Rochester, and Sue Day Perroots at West Virginia University.

Julie White Named President of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Washington State

Julie White Named President of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Washington State

Currently, Dr. White serves as senior vice president of student engagement and learning support at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. She has conducted extensive research on strategies to reduce sexual assault on college campuses.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Here is a large group of women who recently have been appointed to dean positions at educational institutions across the United States.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 14 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 14 Women

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The three women who are leaving their posts are Gail Norris, vice president and general counsel for the University of Rochester, Kimberly Gold, president of Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina, and Eunice John, professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Thu H. Le at the University of Rochester in New York, Laura McGuinn at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Olena Morozova Vaske at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Melyna J. Price at the University of Kentucky, and Hui Cao at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Marla F. Frederick at Emory University in Atlanta, Amy Hauft at Washington University in St. Louis, Chen-Yu Li at Indiana University, and Paula M. Vertino at the University of Rochester in New York.

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

Sixteen 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.

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: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

During World War II, Dr. Hooker became the first Black woman to serve on active duty with the United States Coast Guard. She used her G.I. benefits to fund her graduate education at Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Professor Hooker served on the faculty at Fordham University in New York from 1963 to 1985.

Seton Hall University's Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Seton Hall University’s Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Maxine Lurie, professor emerita in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for her latest book, which contains 650 historical photographs taken in New Jersey.

Donna Strickland Is the Third Woman to Earn the Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland Is the Third Woman to Earn the Nobel Prize in Physics

From 1964 to 2017, no woman was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. But this year, Donna Stickland, an associate professor of physics at the University of Waterloo in Canada is sharing the prize with two men. She is the third woman in the 117-year history of the Nobel Prize in physics to win the award.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles 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.

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

Professor George joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1964 as an instructor of maternal and child nursing. In 1975 she founded the school’s nurse practitioner graduate program and served as director for 15 years.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars 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.

A Change in Leadership at Keuka College in New York State

A Change in Leadership at Keuka College in New York State

When the president of the college stepped down due to a death in his family, the board of trustees of Keuka College named Amy Storey as interim president. Story has been serving since 2013 as vice president for advancement and external affairs and chief advancement officer at the college.

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano, the Sterling Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School, was honored by the faculty of the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Professor Romano has taught at Yale Law School since 1985.

A Persistent Gender Gap in Authorship of Papers Published in Key Scientific Journals

A Persistent Gender Gap in Authorship of Papers Published in Key Scientific Journals

The research found that fewer than 25 percent of Nature research articles listed women as the first author — usually the junior scientist who led the research. Among last authors — typically the senior laboratory leader — just over 15 percent were women. Other journals had similar percentages of women authors.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lynn E. Maquat of the University of Rochester in New York, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Linda Sealy of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Anita Tood of the University of Cincinnati.

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Dr. Sayrs is dean of University College and vice provost for undergraduate education at Ohio University in Athens. She will serve as interim provost and executive vice president while a search for a permanent new provost is conducted. Dr Sayrs has taught at Ohio University since 2004.

Six Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jacqueline Levine of the University of Rochester, Kathryn Edwards of Vanderbilt University, Simine Vizire of the University of California, Davis, Donna Hoylman Peduto of West Virginia University, Mary Sue Coleman of the Association of American Universities, and Karen M. Sames of St. Catherine University.

New York University's Eileen Sullivan-Marx to Lead the American Academy of Nursing

New York University’s Eileen Sullivan-Marx to Lead the American Academy of Nursing

Eileen Sullivan-Marx is the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and dean of the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University. She will serve for two years as president-elect and then lead the American Academy of Nursing for two years.

Mary Ann Mavrinac Is the New President of the Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac Is the New President of the Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac is vice provost and the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of University of Rochester Libraries. The Association of Research Libraries represents 125 libraries at large research universities in the United States and Canada.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips was a professor of psychology and served as provost at the University of Florida, the University at Buffalo, and Arizona State University.

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Hollins University Scholar to Receive the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner is an associate professor of English at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The prize for the best work of prose fiction is awarded annually by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the department of English at the University of Rochester in New York.

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Dr. Grotz is a professor in the department of English at the University of Rochester. Professor Grotz attended the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in 1995 and has returned every year since, except for one. She joined the staff of the organization in 1997 and was named assistant director in 2005.