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New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

New Report Documents the Persistence of a Gender Pay Gap at Federal Scientific Agencies

The study found that the pay gaps at organizations such as NOAA and the DOE — agencies focused on traditionally masculine fields such as engineering and physical sciences — were largely the result of men being paid more than women for the same jobs.

New Study Warns of Health Risks for Pregnant Women Who Live Near Fracking Operations

New Study Warns of Health Risks for Pregnant Women Who Live Near Fracking Operations

A new study led by Janet Currie, the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey, provides evidence of health risks for pregnant women and their babies who live within two miles of hydraulic fracturing operations.

In Memoriam: Elaine Fantham, 1933-2016

In Memoriam: Elaine Fantham, 1933-2016

Elaine Fantham was the Giger Professor of Latin Emerita and professor of classics emerita at Princeton University in New Jersey. During her long career in higher education she also taught at Indiana University and the University of Toronto.

Former Bryn Mawr College President Takes on New Role at the Library of Congress

Former Bryn Mawr College President Takes on New Role at the Library of Congress

Jane McAuliffe, the former president of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, was appointed director of national and international outreach at the Library of Congress.

Alina Payne Named Director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

Alina Payne Named Director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

Dr. Payne is the Alexander P. Misheff Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard. She previously taught at Oberlin College and the University of Toronto.

94-Year-old Former Mayor Takes Post at the University of Toronto-Mississauga

94-Year-old Former Mayor Takes Post at the University of Toronto-Mississauga

Hazel McCallion is the new special adviser to the president of the University of Toronto-Mississauga. Nicknamed “Hurricane Hazel,” McCallion served for 36 years as mayor of the city of Mississauga. She was first elected in 1978 and served 12 terms.

Two Women Professors Win the Griffin Poetry Prize

Two Women Professors Win the Griffin Poetry Prize

Two women were award the Griffin Poetry Prize from the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry. The trust awards two $65,000 prizes, one to a Canadian-born poet and one to a poet who is not Canadian. This year’s winners are Anne Carson and Brenda Hillman.

Gillian Lester Appointed the 15th Dean of Columbia Law School

Gillian Lester Appointed the 15th Dean of Columbia Law School

Currently she is the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law, the Mimi Wolfen Research Professor, and acting dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Professor Lester will become dean at Columbia Law School on January 1.