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The University of Southern California Appoints Three Women to Prestigious Faculty Posts

The University of Southern California Appoints Three Women to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Estela Mara Bensimon of the Rossier School of Education was named a University Professor. Susan Forsburg, a professor of biological sciences, and Mahta Moghaddam, the holder of the Ming Hsieh Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been appointed Distinguished Professors.

Erica Muhl Has Been Chosen as the First Woman President of the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Erica Muhl Has Been Chosen as the First Woman President of the Berklee College of Music in Boston

Dr. Muhl comes to Berklee College after a distinguished 30-year career at the University of Southern California, where she was dean and founding executive director of the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation and the former associate dean of the Thornton School of Music.

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Kittie Pain at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Amy Diamond at the University of Southern California, Jovette Dew at Oklahoma State University, Donna Gustafson at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Melba V. Pearson at Florida International University in Miami.

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: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

Dr. Tufte joined the English departmeny faculty at the University of Southern California in 1964. She also was a founder of the univerity’s program for the Study of Women and Men in Society, a predecessor of gender and sexuality studies. She retired from teaching in 1989.

Selenne Bañuelos Wins Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Selenne Bañuelos Wins Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Selenne Bañuelos, an associate professor of mathematics at California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo, California, recently won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities in the United States

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities in the United States

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

Gender Differences in the Economic and Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gender Differences in the Economic and Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Among the findings of the new study is that for those holding the same job since March, 64 percent of college-educated mothers reported by early June that they had reduced their working hours at some point since March, compared to 36 percent of college-educated fathers.

How to Reduce the Child Penalty in Incomes After Women Give Birth

How to Reduce the Child Penalty in Incomes After Women Give Birth

A new study finds that after giving birth women’s incomes on average drop significantly — by about 40 percent in the United States. And this so-called “child penalty” lingers for years. The researchers also found that subsidized high-quality child care reduces the child penalty by 25 percent.

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.

Connie Foster Selected to Lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Connie Foster Selected to Lead the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

During her previous tenure at the university, Dr. Foster initially served as a professor of health and human performance, gymnastics coach, and women’s athletic director. She later was appointed athletic director and chair of the health and human performance department. She also served as interim chancellor for 10 months.

Susan Gaber Chosen to Be the Fifth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Susan Gaber Chosen to Be the Fifth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Gaber currently serves as the first woman president of the University of Toledo in Ohio. She became president in 2015 following six years as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Gaber will become chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on July 1.

Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore Named Provost at California Polytechnic State University

Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore Named Provost at California Polytechnic State University

Dr. Jackson-Elmoore is currently dean of the Honors College at Michigan State University and a professor with affiliations in the School of Social Work and the Global Urban Studies Program. She also currently co-chairs a university-level Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Duties

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Duties

Taking on new assignments are Jackie Krasas at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Doris Sung at the University of Southern California, Clancy Wilmott at the University of California Berkeley, Nisha Botchwey at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Cheryl Devuyst at Oklahoma State University.

Study Finds Hollywood Does Not Offer Adequate Production and Marketing Support for Films Starring Women

Study Finds Hollywood Does Not Offer Adequate Production and Marketing Support for Films Starring Women

Authors Stacy Smith and Rene Weber found that when controlling for a set of production, distribution, and exhibition factors, films with female lead or co-lead characters do not perform significantly different than those with male lead characters domestically and internationally.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Monica Adya at the Rutgers University-Camden business school, Valerie A. Johnson at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at Shaw University in Raleigh, Sarah Gehlert at the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California and Amy Waer at the medical school at Texas A&M University.

Sally Pratt Is the New Chair of the Board of the Council of Graduate Schools

Sally Pratt Is the New Chair of the Board of the Council of Graduate Schools

Sally Pratt is a professor and vice provost for graduate programs at the University of Southern California. She has served on the faculty there for 40 years. A professor of Slavic languages and literatures, she came to the university in 1980 as the Russian language program coordinator.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Isabela Mares at Yale University, Camellia Okpodu at Xavier University of Louisiana, Victoria Niederhauser at the Univerity of Tennessee College of Nursing, and Ellen Pawlikowski at the School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.

In Memoriam: Leila Leah Amsel Bronner, 1930-2019

In Memoriam: Leila Leah Amsel Bronner, 1930-2019

Lelia Bronner was a noted biblical scholar who taught at universities in South Africa and the United States. She died in Los Angeles earlier this month and was buried in Jerusalem.

In Memoriam: Alice Schoenfeld, 1921-2019

In Memoriam: Alice Schoenfeld, 1921-2019

A native of Yugoslavia, Professor Schoenfeld made her professional music debut with the Berlin Philharmonic at age 10. She immigrated to the United States with her sister, Eleonore Schoenfeld, in 1952. Both sisters joined the faculty at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1959.

Study Finds Women Are More Productive at Warmer Room Temperatures

Study Finds Women Are More Productive at Warmer Room Temperatures

The authors found a meaningful relationship between room temperature and how well participants scored on the math and verbal tasks. They believe that their findings suggest temperatures should be raised significantly higher than current standards to increase productivity in mixed-gender workplaces.

Eleven Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Four Women Scholars Receive 2019 Whiting Awards

Four Women Scholars Receive 2019 Whiting Awards

The four women with ties to the academic world who are winners of this year’s Whiting awards are: Terese Marie Mailhot of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Nafissa Thompson-Spires of the University of Illinois, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal of the University of Southern California, and Lauren Yee of Princeton University.

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

Six Women Named 2019 Luce/ACLS Fellows in Religion, Journalism, and International Affairs

The fellowships support scholars in the humanities and related social sciences pursuing research on any aspect of religion in international contexts with a desire to connect their specialist knowledge with journalists and media practitioners.

New Administrative Roles for 10 Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 10 Women in American 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.

Carol Folt Will Be the Next President of the University of Southern California

Carol Folt Will Be the Next President of the University of Southern California

Dr. Folt left the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this past January after taking the bold and controversial step of removing the pedestal for a Confederate monument from a main entrance to the campus. She became chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in July 2013.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Fourteen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Fourteen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

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 Administrative Positions for 10 Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 10 Women in American 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.

New Duties or Positions in Higher Education Assigned to Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Positions in Higher Education Assigned to Eight 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties 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.

Women Remain Largely Underrepresented Among Directors of Top-Grossing Films

Women Remain Largely Underrepresented Among Directors of Top-Grossing Films

A recent study from the University of Southern California found that since 2007, only 46 women directed one of the top 1,200 top-grossing films. Out of the 100 top-grossing films in 2018, only four of the 112 directors or co-directors, or 3.6 percent, were women.

Erika Endrijonas Appointed President of Pasadena City College in California

Erika Endrijonas Appointed President of Pasadena City College in California

Dr. Endrijonas has served as president of Los Angeles Valley College for the past four years. Previously, she served as executive vice president and accreditation liaison officer at Oxnard College in California and was dean of educational programs at Santa Barbara City College in California.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Posts

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Taking on new duties are Sangeeta Bhatia at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Anna Prentiss in the Montana University System, Emi Nakamura at the University of California, Berkeley, and Heather Needham at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.