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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.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan L. Brantley of Pennsylvania State University, Carol A. Landis of the University of Washington, Hava T. Siegelmann of the University of Massachusetts, Wendy E. Parmet of Northeastern University in Boston, and Diane Kerr of Kent State University in Ohio.

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New High-Level Administrative Duties 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.

Marilynne Robinson Selected to Receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Marilynne Robinson Selected to Receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Marilynne Robinson is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop of the University of Iowa. She has served on the faculty at the University of Iowa since 1991. Dr. Robinson will receive the award at the Library of Congress in Washington this September.

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars at American Universities

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars at American Universities

The honorees are Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, Fay S. Adams of the University of Tennessee, Rebecca U. Thorpe of the University of Washington, Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain of Kutztown University, Rebecca Richards-Kortum of Rice University, Allison Beese of Penn State, and Rita Dove of the University of Virginia.

University of Washington Making Strides Reducing the Gender Gap in Information Technology

University of Washington Making Strides Reducing the Gender Gap in Information Technology

The university states that of the 210 students enrolled in its undergraduate informatics program, 40 percent are women. Nationwide, women earn less than 20 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in the field.

Michelle Williams to Lead the Harvard School of Public Health

Michelle Williams to Lead the Harvard School of Public Health

Since 2011, Dr. Williams has served as the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and chair of the department of epidemiology at the school. Earlier she taught at the University of Washington.

Florida State University Musicologist Wins Book Award

Florida State University Musicologist Wins Book Award

Denise Von Glahn, professor of musicology and director of the Center for Music of the Americas at Florida State University in Tallahassee, won the Pauline Alderman Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music.

Finding a Different Path to Faculty Posts in Academia for Women in STEM Fields

Finding a Different Path to Faculty Posts in Academia for Women in STEM Fields

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington suggests that colleges and universities look to industry, government, and private research organizations to expand the pool of women teaching science and mathematics in the academic world.

Study Finds Gender Bias Among Students in Undergraduate Biology Classrooms

Study Finds Gender Bias Among Students in Undergraduate Biology Classrooms

A new study led by researchers at the University of Washington, found that men enrolled in undergraduate courses in biology consistently rank their male peers as being more knowledgeable and competent in the coursework than their female classmates, even when the women performed better academically in the course.

Two Women From the Academic World Are Finalists for the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

Two Women From the Academic World Are Finalists for the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize

The Indianapolis Prize is awarded every two years by the Indianapolis Zoo to individuals who have made significant contributions to the conservation of animal species. Amanda Vincent of the University of British Columbia and P. Dee Boersma of the University of Washington are among the six finalists.

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

Three Women Academics Selected to Receive the National Medal of Science

Three Women Academics Selected to Receive the National Medal of Science

President Obama has chosen nine individuals to receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony early in 2016. Among the nine individuals selected for the honor this year, three are women.

In Memoriam: Sarah Nash Gates, 1949-2015

In Memoriam: Sarah Nash Gates, 1949-2015

Sarah Nash Gates was the interim divisional dean of the arts and the former executive director of the School of Drama at the University of Washington. She had been associated with the University of Washington for more than 30 years.

University of Massachusetts Bio-Statistician Finds a Significant Drop in Global Maternal Mortality

University of Massachusetts Bio-Statistician Finds a Significant Drop in Global Maternal Mortality

The research, led by Leontine Alkema, an assistant professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, analyzed data on maternal mortality from 183 countries around the world. The study found that the maternal mortality rate declined from 385 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 216 deaths per live births in 2015.