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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.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

The University of Washington to Expand Its Child-Care Offerings

The University of Washington to Expand Its Child-Care Offerings

At the present time the university has four child-care centers on campus that serve 262 children. A new facility will provide an additional 150 places. But there is currently a wait list of more than 1,000 parents who want child-care services at the university.

Ana Mari Cauce Appointed the 33rd President of the University of Washington

Ana Mari Cauce Appointed the 33rd President of the University of Washington

Dr. Cauce is the first woman and the first Latina to serve as president of the flagship state university. For the past seven months she has been serving as interim president. Earlier she was provost and a professor of psychology and American ethnic studies.

Five Women Academics Honored With Awards From National Organizations

Five Women Academics Honored With Awards From National Organizations

The honorees at Preethika Kumar of Wichita State University in Kansas, Dionne Hoskins of Savannah State University in Georgia, Christine Colella of the University of Cincinnati, Marsha Linehan of the University of Washington, and Rebecca Campbell of Michigan State University.

Study Finds a Link Between Gender Equality in Employment and High Homicide Rates

Study Finds a Link Between Gender Equality in Employment and High Homicide Rates

A study led by West Virginia University’s Katie Corcoran while she was a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor University found that countries with a high degree of gender equality in employment also tend to have high rates of homicide. Theats to male masculinity may explain the phenomenon.

Making Classrooms More Inviting May Help Recruit More Women Into Computer Science

Making Classrooms More Inviting May Help Recruit More Women Into Computer Science

Researchers led by Allison Master at the University of Washington report in a new study that high school girls were more likely to enroll in computer science courses if classrooms were redesigned to appear “less geeky” and more inviting.

Gender Differences in Behaviors of Abused Children Can Predict Adult Criminal Activity

Gender Differences in Behaviors of Abused Children Can Predict Adult Criminal Activity

A new study led by researchers at the University of Washington finds that behaviors exhibited by abused children can indicate who is likely to participate in criminal behavior as an adult. And these behaviors vary by gender.

Dedre Gentner Wins the $100,000 David E. Rumelhart Prize

Dedre Gentner Wins the $100,000 David E. Rumelhart Prize

Dr. Gentner is the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor of Psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. The Rumelhart Prize is considered among the most prestigious honors in cognitive science.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Patricia Boyd, 1944-2015

In Memoriam: Carolyn Patricia Boyd, 1944-2015

Dr. Boyd taught history at the University of Texas at Austin from 1973 to 1999. She then joined the faculty at the University of California, Irvine. There she served as director of the Honor Program and in 2006 was named dean of graduate studies.

University Research Shows Men Tend to Exaggerate When Their Masculinity Is Threatened

University Research Shows Men Tend to Exaggerate When Their Masculinity Is Threatened

The data in the study by researchers at the University of Washington and Stanford University showed that a group of college men who were given artificially low results on a strength test, proceeded to answer a questionnaire on which they exaggerated their height by an average of three quarters of an inch.

Sachiko Tsuruta to Be Honored by the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics in Rome

Sachiko Tsuruta to Be Honored by the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics in Rome

Sachiko Tsuruta, a professor of astrophysics at Montana State University in Bozeman, has been selected to receive the Marcel Grossman Prize for her pioneering work on neutron starts. The prize is awarded every three 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.

University of Washington Professor to Receive the 2015 Saruhashi Prize

University of Washington Professor to Receive the 2015 Saruhashi Prize

Keiko Torii is the Endowed Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Washington. She will be honored in Japan on May 23 for both exceptional research accomplishments and mentoring of other women scientists.

Four University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Rebecca Campbell of Michigan State University, Keiko Torii of the University of Washington, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, professor emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Nancy Krieger of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Wellesley College President Has Announced Her Retirement

Wellesley College President Has Announced Her Retirement

H. Kim Bottomly became the 13th president of Wellesley College on August 1, 2007. Previously, she was deputy provost at Yale University and professor of immunobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine.