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University of Southern California Study Examines Gender Gap Among Film Critics

University of Southern California Study Examines Gender Gap Among Film Critics

The data shows that 82 percent of all reviewers were men. Women of color are particularly underrepresented. Only 4 percent of all reviewers were women from underrepresented groups. In contrast, some 64 percent of all movie critics are White men and 18 percent are White women.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Dr. Herbst was appointed the 15th president of the University of Connecticut in December 2010. She is the only woman to serve as president of the university since its founding in 1881. Dr. Herbst will step down as president on June 30, 2019.

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed to dean positions are Laura Mosqueda, Rochelle L. Ford, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Jana Hawley, Emile M. Townes, Deborah Ward, Laura Kohn-Wood, Amy B. Henley, and Hilary Godwin.

New Positions for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Positions for Six 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.

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine 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.

University of Southern California Report Examines Vast Gender Gap in the Music Industry

University of Southern California Report Examines Vast Gender Gap in the Music Industry

The researchers examined the gender of the artists, songwriters, and producers of the 100 most popular songs on the year-end Billboard charts from 2012 to 2017. Women were 22.4 percent of the performing artists, 12.3 percent of the songwriters, and just 2 percent of the producers.

Academic Study Finds Dearth of Women as Directors of Major Hollywood Films

Academic Study Finds Dearth of Women as Directors of Major Hollywood Films

A new study led by Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor of communication at the University of Southern California, found that of 100 top grossing films each year during the 2007-to-2017 period, women directed only 43 films, or 4 percent of the total.

Large Gain in Women Engineering Students at the University of Southern California

Large Gain in Women Engineering Students at the University of Southern California

The percentage of women in undergraduate program in engineering at U.S. colleges and universities hovers around 20 percent. But at the University of Southern California, women now make up 38 percent of the undergraduate students and 44 percent of the entering class.

In Memoriam: Joan Metcalf Schaefer, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Joan Metcalf Schaefer, 1921-2017

Joan Metcalf Schaefer served as dean of women for 37 years at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Upon retirement, she maintained an office on campus as dean emerita and each year continued to take students from the university to International Summer School at the University of Cambridge in England.

In Memoriam: Frances Wu, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Frances Wu, 1921-2017

Frances Wu was a field instructor for the Columbia University School of Social Work and the first Chinese American to receive a doctorate in social work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen Women 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.

University of Southern California Study Examines the Gender Gap in the Film Industry

University of Southern California Study Examines the Gender Gap in the Film Industry

In the top 100 grossing films of 2016, women and girls were only 31.4 percent of the actors who had speaking roles. More than a quarter of these 100 films had some nudity of women, while only 9.2 percent had some nudity of male characters.

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

Eight Women Assistant Professors Named Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently named 22 early-career scholars as this year’s cohort of Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Eight of the 22 Pew Scholars are women.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or Assignments

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or 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.

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 Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or 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.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Alanna Schepartz at Yale University, Barbara L. Ludlow at West Virginia University, and Mary Kelly at the University of Southern California.

Five Women Chosen for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Five Women Chosen for Dean Positions at Major Universities

Selected for dean posts are Gail Dodge at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Sarah J. Ewing at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, Willow Bay at the University of Southern California, Elizabeth Chilton at Binghamton University in New York, and Megan Carpenter at the University of New Hampshire.

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Tomoko Sakomura at Swarthmore College, Aimee Bender at the University of Southern California, Anne C. Stone at Arizona State University, Ann-Catherine Sullivan at Norfolk State University in Virginia, Canan Dagdeviren at MIT, Lori Rolando at Vanderbilt University, and Raina Merchant at the University of Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Anna Nagurney of the University of Massachusetts, Sonia Rowley of the University of Hawaii, Wendy Wintersteen at Iowa State University, Susan L. Forsburg of the University of Southern California, and Deena Katz of Texas Tech University.

University Study Finds a Continuing Gender Gap in Hollywood Productions

University Study Finds a Continuing Gender Gap in Hollywood Productions

A survey conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California, found that of the 100 top-grossing films in 2015, women were just 31.4 percent of all the actors who held speaking roles. Women were 4.1 percent of the directors, 11.8 percent of the writers, and less than 1 percent of the composers that worked on Hollywood films.

In Memoriam: Penelope Trickett, 1943-2016

In Memoriam: Penelope Trickett, 1943-2016

Penelope Trickett was the David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She served on the faculty at USC for 27 years.

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.

A Look at Gender Diversity on the Faculty at the University of Southern California

A Look at Gender Diversity on the Faculty at the University of Southern California

The data shows a total of 3,614 faculty members at the university. Of these, 1,413, or 39.1 percent are women. In the tenured ranks, women are 12.9 percent of the faculty in the life and natural sciences and 17 percent of the faculty at the medical school.

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Twelve Women Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

This is the time of year when many scholars are changing jobs and taking on new assignments. Here are 12 women who will be assuming new duties as deans at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine 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.

Vittoria Di Palma Wins a Book Award From the Society of Architectural Historians

Vittoria Di Palma Wins a Book Award From the Society of Architectural Historians

Vittoria Di Palma is an associate professor of the history and theory of architecture in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She was honored for her book Wasteland: A History.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

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

Notable Honors and Awards for Four Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards for Four Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Nicky Phear of the University of Montana, Mary Morrison of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Suzanne Mahlburg Kay of Cornell University in New York, and Amy Ogata of the University of Southern California.

Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

The honorees are Ruth Harper, Jean Bolognia, M. Lisa Manning, Jennifer Van Hook, Helen Sheehy, Carla Della Datta, Faye W. Gilbert, Jennifer Freyd, Barbara Voorhies and Alexandra Navrotsky

University Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Gang Association for Women

University Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Gang Association for Women

Backed by a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Dr. Alice Cepeda of the University of Southern California will seek out and interview women who participated in an earlier study of women associated with gangs that was conducted 15 years ago.