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Katherine Frank Named the First Woman Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout

Katherine Frank Named the First Woman Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout

Dr. Frank has been serving as vice president of academic innovation and professor of English at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. From 2016 to this past summer. Dr. Frank was she was provost and vice president of academic and student life.

Can Women "Have It All?" Study Looks at Gender Equality in the Workplace and Happiness at Home

Can Women “Have It All?” Study Looks at Gender Equality in the Workplace and Happiness at Home

A study authored by Mihaela Pintea, associate professor of economics at Florida International University in Miami, finds that society is making it more financially rewarding for women to enter the workforce, and is slowly eroding the norms that prevent them from doing it.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Taja-Nia Henderson has been named dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University. Nancy Allbritton has been named dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington and Jeannine Dingus-Eason was named dean of education at Rhode Island College.

Groups With a "Token" Woman Tend to Perform Complex Tasks More Effectively Than All-Male Groups

Groups With a “Token” Woman Tend to Perform Complex Tasks More Effectively Than All-Male Groups

A new study led by Crystal I. C. Farh, an associate professor of management in the School of Business at the University of Washington, finds that when a token woman becomes part of a male-dominated group, complex tasks are performed more effectively.

Five Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The five women appointed to new positions as dean are Alison Cullen at the University of Washington, Katherine Traylor Schaftzin at the University of mMemphis, Yolanda Cooper at Emory University in Atlanta, Natalie Person at Rhodes College in Memphis, and Joan R.M. Bullock at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Eight Women Who Have Been Selected for Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Selected for Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Lisa D. Ordonez at UC-San Diego, Kristina Odejimi at Bowdoin College, Kathryn Lively at Dartmouth College, Sandra Brown at Southern University, Marianne Lewis at the University of Cincinnati, Laurie Grubbs at Florida State, Joy Williamson-Lott at the University of Washington, and Stephanie J. Rowley at Teachers College of Columbia University.

Yale University Launches Web Application Highlighting Careers and Achievement of Women in STEM

Yale University Launches Web Application Highlighting Careers and Achievement of Women in STEM

Yale University has recently launched Science Stories, a linked-data, image-based web application highlighting the careers and achievements of women in STEM fields. Currently, Science Stories has archived nearly 600 profiles of women scientists.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

Professor Maccoby was the first woman to chair the psychology department at Stanford. She held that post from 1973 to 1976.

Fourteen Women "Geniuses" Win MacArthur Fellowships

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In 1968, Dr. Hardy joined the faculty in the department of history at the University of Wyoming, where she later went on to serve as head of the department. She served as president of the Western Social Science Association.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members 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.

Duke University's Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Duke University’s Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Dr. Lozier has been a Duke faculty member since 1992. She is widely cited for research on large-scale ocean circulation and its links to global climate change. She will begin her two-year term as president-elect of the American Geophysical Union on January 1, 2019, followed by a two-year term as president beginning in 2021.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Seven 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.

Researchers Discover Gender Differences in the Neurological Processing of Motion

Researchers Discover Gender Differences in the Neurological Processing of Motion

The study found that both males and females are very quick at reporting which direction black and white bars move on a screen. On average, respondents required only a tenth of second or less to respond, but women took between 25 to 75 percent longer to respond than men.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan Eggers, a computer scientist at the University of Washington, Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College in Atlanta, Sheila Jasanoff, a professor in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Janne Blichert-Toft, a visiting professor at Rice University in Houston.

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.

University of Notre Dame Professor Wins Book Award

University of Notre Dame Professor Wins Book Award

Laura Dassow Walls, the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has received the Los Angeles Times Book Award in the biography on Henry David Thoreau.

Five Women Scholars at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars at State Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Gloria Billingsley at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Kristina Olson at the University of Washington, Sandra NcGeee at the University of Iowa, Janice Jackson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Deborah J. Wiebe at the University of California, Merced.

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.

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

In Memoriam: Saba Mahmood, 1962-2018

Saba Mahmood, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was also affiliated with the university’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Program in Critical Theory and the Institute for South Asian Studies.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

The five women appointed to dean positions are Renee Cheng at the University of Washington, Peggy Rajski at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Sarah A. Mustillo at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Carolyn Henry at the University of Missouri, and Emma Dench at Harvard University.

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.

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

Ranjana Khanna, a noted feminist scholar, is a professor of English, literature, and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University. She joined the university’s faculty in 2000 after teaching at the University of Washington and the University of Utah.

College Women With Disabilities Are at a Higher Risk of Sexual Violence and Abuse

College Women With Disabilities Are at a Higher Risk of Sexual Violence and Abuse

A tudy by researchers at Michigan State University finds that college women with disabilities, including those with physical, mental, or emotional conditions, are at particularly high risk of becoming victims of sexual violence or abuse. College women with a disability were also more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence.

New Playing Card Deck Features 54 Notable Women in the Physical Sciences

New Playing Card Deck Features 54 Notable Women in the Physical Sciences

The California-based Educational Card Project was begun with the mission to design and distribute playing cards to educators who will use them to inspire girls to pursue careers in the sciences.

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.

Are Men Who Perceive Anti-Male Bias in Society Likely to Discriminate Against Women?

Are Men Who Perceive Anti-Male Bias in Society Likely to Discriminate Against Women?

A new study led by Clara Wilkins, an assistant professor of psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, sought to determine if men, who perceive that society is biased against men and favors women, were more likely to discriminate against women.

The Incoming President of the American Medical Women's Association

The Incoming President of the American Medical Women’s Association

Suzanne Harrison is a professor and director of education in the department of family medicine and rural health in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She joined the faculty at Florida State in 2005. She will assume the presidency of the American Medical Women’s Association on April 1.

New Networking Group Seeks to Help Women Gain Traction in Academic Engineering

New Networking Group Seeks to Help Women Gain Traction in Academic Engineering

A new joint program by the University of Washington, North Carolina State University, and California Polytechnic State University seeks to build a support group for women engineers seeking to transfer from graduate programs into tenure-track faculty positions.

University of Washington Scholar Earns Book Award for Study of Dance in East Java

University of Washington Scholar Earns Book Award for Study of Dance in East Java

Christina Sunardi, an associate professor of musicology at the University of Washington, received the Philip Brett Award from the American Musicological Society. Dr. Sunardi holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2008.

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

The four women scholars are Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy who will share the prize in Education, Marsha Linehan who will receive the award in Psychology, and Dana Burde who will be honored in the Improving World Order category.

Six Women Scholars Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Heather Shotton of the University of Oklahoma, Jackie Luedtke of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Monica Olvera de la Cruz from Northwestern University, Severine Van Slambrouck from South Dakota State University, Leah Ceccarelli of the University of Washington, and Leona Sevick of Bridgewater College in Virginia.

Study Examines Wide Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments in STEM Fields

Study Examines Wide Gender Disparities in Degree Attainments in STEM Fields

While women earn a solid majority of all degrees in higher education, they receive only about 37 percent of all degrees awarded in STEM fields. And even within STEM disciplines there are wide gender disparities.

In Memoriam: Justine P. Roth, 1970-2016

In Memoriam: Justine P. Roth, 1970-2016

Dr. Roth, who died at the age of 46, joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2003. Her research focused on metal containing radical enzymes involved in energy production in mammals and photosynthesis in plants.

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Michele Cloonan of Simmons College, Karen C. Davis of the University of Cincinnati, Carol Pilgrim of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Anca Sala of Baker College in Michigan, Lisa Kaltenegger of Cornell University, Alison Duvall of the University of Washington, and Brittany Perham of Stanford University.