Sandra Black of the University of Texas at Austin has been has been appointed to serve as one of three members of the Council of Economic Advisers. Kathryn M.E. Dominguez of the University of Michigan was named to the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Dr. Sutton joined the Baylor University faculty in 1945 and taught courses in French, Spanish, and Italian. She retired from teaching in 1994 after serving on the faculty for nearly a half-century.
Dr. Caitlin Dooley will take a one-year leave of absence from her faculty duties in the College of Education at Georgia State to serve as deputy superintendent of the Georgia Department of Education. In this role, Dr. Dooley will lead a statewide early literacy campaign.
Professor Armstrong-West had served on the faculty at Edward Waters College since 2008. Earlier, she was assistant dean of student at the University of Texas at Austin and dean of academic programs at Rutgers University.
Mary C. Murphy of Indiana University will use electronically activated recorder technology to capture and analyze spoken interactions between 2,000 male and female undergraduate students and 40 faculty members in the natural and social sciences.
The appointees are Letizia Gambrelle-Boone at Virginia State, Evangeline Cummings at the University of Florida, Karen Nelson Moore at Harvard, Audrey Marcus Berkman at Wellesley College, Joanne Woodward at the University of North Texas, Marsha Mailick at the University of Wisconsin, and Hemlata Jhaveri at the University of Texas.
The appointees are Judith B. Greiman at Stony Brook, Cindy Hess at Tulsa Community College, Lisa Watson at Scripps College, Naomi Norman at the University of Georgia, Celena Mondie-Milner at the University of Texas, Kelly Sartorius at the University of Arkansas, and Shana Lassiter at Columbia.
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, has named Suzanne Shipley as the sole finalist to be its next president. Dr. Shipley is currently president of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
A new study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Texas finds White straight males and White lesbians are more open to interracial dating than White gay men and White straight women.
Terri Givens has been serving as a professor in the department of government in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Earlier in her career, Dr. Givens taught at the University of Washington.
Jayathi Y. Murthy was appointed dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA and Beth M. Castiglia was appointed dean of the School of Business at Berkeley College.
Two Women Among the Five Finalists to Chair the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas
W. Elysse Newman is an associate professor and director of advanced studies at Florida International University in Miami and Nichole Wiedemann is an associate professor and director of the Professional Residency Program at the University of Texas.
A new study by researchers at the University of Texas and the University of California, Santa Barbara, finds that a majority of young men and women would prefer a relationship in which all work and family responsibilities were shared equally.
The women with new faculty assignments are Amy Young at the University of Texas, Jamie Greenberg Reuland at Priinceton University, Leslie Leinwald at the University of Colorado, Maire M. Kenna Liberace at Rockland Community College, and Ardis R.T. Butterfield at Yale University.
Women who jobs that have a high degree of authority over other people in the workplace are more likely to develop symptoms of depression than other women. In contrast, men who are given a high degree of authority in the workplace are less likely than other men to develop depressive symptoms.
Miriam Kilimo, a 2014 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, won a Rhodes Scholarship reserved for students from Kenya. Jessica Glennie, a native of South Africa and an architecture student at the University of Texas, also has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar.
New research from scholars at the University of Texas finds that girls ages 10 to 15 who have the belief that it is important for them to be sexually attractive tend to have lower grades in school and score lower on standardized tests than other girls who put less value on how they appear.
While the number of single-sex public K-12 schools has grown in recent years, a new study finds that parents are choosing to send their children to these schools based on outdated theories of differences in how girls and boys learn.
They are Seinquis Leinen at North Dakota State, Nadia Korobova at Upper Iowa University, Nycee Gray at Claremont McKenna College, Pratima Dharm at Georgetown University, Lorraine Haricombe at the University of Texas, Nilanjana Dasgupta at the University of Massachusetts, Martha Saunders at the University of West Florida and Gwen Gorzelsky at Colorado State.
Nilsa A. Bosque-Perez is professor in the department of plant, soil, and entomological sciences at the University of Idaho and Nancy A. Moran is a professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin. They will be honored at the society’s annual convention in Portland, Oregon, this November.
Juliet V. Garcia, the outgoing president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, has been selected to receive The Chair’s Medallion Award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. In August, she will become director of the University of Texas’ Institute of the Americas.
The six women appointed to dean posts are Lisa Bond-Maupin at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Elizabeth K. Meyer at the University of Virginia, Sharon L. Wood at the University of Texas, Lisa Plowfield at Towson University, Shannon Blanton at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Peris Drell at Stanford University.
The seven women who have been selected to receive prestigious awards are Alice Baumgartner, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Martha Hilley, Denise Mallor, Allison Joseph, Alison Chapman, and Velma McBride Murry.
Women in new teaching roles are Elodie Ghedin at New York University, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Mary Ellen Poole at the University of Texas, Pat Mulroy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Connie Kohler at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Christine M. Mazier is vice president, senior associate vice provost, and professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She previously taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas.
Ruth G. McRoy, the Donahue and DiFelice Professor of Social Work at Boston College, has been selected to receive the Child Advocate of the Year Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children.
Results of a study of more than 400 women who were trying to conceive showed that women who had higher levels of the stress biomarker alpha-amylase took 29 percent longer to become pregnant than women who had low levels of the stress indicator.
Eileen Breslin is dean and professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She will serve a two-year term as president of the association that represents more than 740 member institutions nationwide.
The women named to new administrative posts are Jean Davis, Crystal Crockett, Beverly Adams, Maria Anguiano, Ryann Randall, Noel Sloan, and Patricia A. Johnson.
A new study by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Texas finds that for women who start out in STEM-related jobs, after 12 years 50 percent had moved to non-STEM related jobs.
The new deans are Judith Langlois at the University of Texas, Reeta Piirala-Skoglund at Lindenwood University, Julie Marfell at Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky, and Karlene Hoo at Montana State University.
Barbara E. Murray, a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, is a professor and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Of this fall’s entering class of 1,161 students, 29 percent are women. This is the highest percentage in the school’s history. Last year, women made up 26 percent of the entering class. Total enrollments of women at the school are also at record levels.
The new faculty members are Anna Collette an assistant professor of photography, Carma Corman an associate professor of design, and Kristin Lucas an assistant professor of transmedia.
Dr. Buffler held the Kenneth and Marjorie Kaiser Chair in Cancer Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. At the time of her death, Professor Buffler was leading several studies on childhood leukemia and other childhood cancers.