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Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University has been honored by the American Association for Anatomy for her outstanding contributions to the field comparative neuroanatomy.

Washington University Discovers Increased Breast Cancer Diagnoses Among Women Under 50

Washington University Discovers Increased Breast Cancer Diagnoses Among Women Under 50

Researchers at the School of Medicine at Washington University have discovered the rate of breast cancer diagnoses for women under age 50 has steadily increased over the past 20 years, with an even greater increase found among young Black women.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Stefanie Lindquist at the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, Kimberly Cavanagh at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, Shalei Simms at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, Amy Fry in the College of Nursing at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana, and Mary Hatcher-Skeers at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Five Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Five Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Chairs

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Chairs

Orit Bashkin has been named the Mabel Greene Myers Professor in the department of Near Eastern languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago. Ruth Blake was appointed the Edward P. Bass  Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Yale University and Paz Galupo is the Audre Lorde Distinguished Professor in Sexual Health & Education during a ceremony at Washington University in St. Louis.

Three Women Academics Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Academics Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Penelope Andrews was appointed the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School. Anca Parvulescu was named the Liselotte Dieckmann Professor in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St Louis and Melissa R. Kerin has been selected as the next Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The three women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Hoda Heidari in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Robyn LeBoeuf at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, snd Melinda Buntin in health policy and economics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Rizia Bardhan is the inaugural Jean H. Steffenson Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University. Beverly Brozanski of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been named the inaugural Susan and James C. Gould Professor of Pediatric Quality and Safety and Jennifer Joe has been named the John E. Peterson Jr. Professor in Accounting in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Universities

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Karen Colley Is the New Provost at the University of Illinois Chicago

Karen Colley Is the New Provost at the University of Illinois Chicago

Dr. Collley has been serving as acting provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at the university in 1991 and was named a full professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular genetics in 2002. Dr. Colley is the former dean of the Graduate College.

Four Woman Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Four Woman Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The four women named to endowed chairs are Mapuana Antonio at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Sandra Kingery, a professor of Spanish at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lorrie Frasure at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Rebecca L. Aft at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The four women appointed to named chairs are Margarita Estévez-Abe at Syracuse University in New York, Tonya Pinkins at Fordham College at Lincoln Center in New York City, Limor Golan at Washington University in St. Louis, and Marcia Chatelain at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Duties at Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Duties at Universities

Taking on new duties are Lynne McLandsborough at the University of Massachusetts, Melanie E. Loehwing at Mississippi State University, Saida Grundy at Boston University, Linda C. Samuels at Washington University in St. Louis, Beth Belmont at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Bonnie Dow at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Taryn Loyd at the University of Arkansas.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Positions or Duties

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Positions or Duties

The five women scholars who are taking on new roles are Elaine A. Peña at Washington University in St. Louis, Fanta Waterman at the University of Illinois Chicago, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer at Princeton University in New Jersey, Ahkinyala Abdullah at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and HJope Ballentine at the University of Arkansas.

Would Paid Paternity Leave Achieve More Progressive Views on Gender Equality?

Would Paid Paternity Leave Achieve More Progressive Views on Gender Equality?

In Estonia a new parental leave policy extended fathers’ leave threefold for children born on or after July 1, 2020. It had a measurable effect. New parents were significantly more likely to express support for gender equality in the social and economic spheres than those who had children before the policy took effect.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women named to endowed professorships are Lilian Garcia-Roig at Florida State University, Pamela K. Woodard at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Kathryn Rand at the University of North Dakota, and Monica Swahn at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lidia Kos at the University of California, Riverside, Divya Choudhary at Indiana State University, Johanna Bond at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey, Angie Tissi-Gassoway at Amherst College in Massachusetts, Dorian Traube at Washington University in St. Louis, and Pamela J. Powell at Southern Utah University.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Named the Inaugural Holders of New Endowed Chairs

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Named the Inaugural Holders of New Endowed Chairs

Claudia Swan has been named the to the Mark Steinberg Weil Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis. Rebecca Ryals was named to the Presidential Chair in Climate Change at the University of California, Merced and Danielle Benoit was named to the Lorry Lokey Chair in the department of bioengineering at the University of Oregon.

Laura Rosenbury Selected to Be the Ninth President of Barnard College in New York City

Laura Rosenbury Selected to Be the Ninth President of Barnard College in New York City

Laura Rosenbury – a leading women and gender legal theorist with expertise that spans reproductive rights, children’s rights, and sexual harassment and abuse – currently serves as the first woman dean at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. From 2002 to 2015, Professor Rosenbury served on the faculty at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Lorie A. Vanchena, 1961-2022

In Memoriam: Lorie A. Vanchena, 1961-2022

After earning a Ph.D. in German studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Vanchena joined the faculty at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2008. There, she served as director of the Max Kade Center for German-American Studies.

The University of Louisville Names Kim Schatzel as It Next President

The University of Louisville Names Kim Schatzel as It Next President

Since 2016, Dr. Schatzel has served as president of Towson University, one of 12 universities that are part of the University System of Maryland. She also is a professor of marketing. Professor Schatzel previously served as provost of Eastern Michigan University and dean of the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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 Study Finds Women Legislators Are Asked to Do More for Their Constituents Than Male Legislators

University Study Finds Women Legislators Are Asked to Do More for Their Constituents Than Male Legislators

A new study by scholars at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden finds that women who hold elected office often are 10 percent more likely to be contacted by their constituents, and they receive 14 percent more issue requests per constituent they contact than is the case for male elected officials.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been named to endowed chairs are Cynthia E. Rogers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Jane Springer at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Joya Misra at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Kish Parella at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Xiuli Liu, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Chinese American Pathologists Association. Octavia Peck Palmer, an associate professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, was named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Amanda Bettencourt, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is the new president of the American Association of Critical Nurses.

A Dozen Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions

A Dozen Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Universities

A Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Young Women With Chest Pain Linger Longer in Emergency Room Waiting Areas Than Young Men

Young Women With Chest Pain Linger Longer in Emergency Room Waiting Areas Than Young Men

A new study led by Darcy Banco, chief resident for safety and quality in the department of medicine at New York University Grossman School of Medicine, finds that younger women experiencing chest pain – the most common symptom of a heart attack – wait longer to get care in the emergency room than their respective male counterparts.

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Names Its First Woman President in Its 170-Year History

Dr. Neiduski has been serving as dean of the School of Health Sciences at Elon University in North Carolina. Earlier, she was the chair and program director for the department of occupational therapy at Concordia University Wisconsin and an associate professor of occupational therapy with tenure at Maryville University in St. Louis.

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State's Carrie Pettus

Society for Social Work and Research Honors the Work of Florida State’s Carrie Pettus

Carrie Pettus, associate professor, executive director, and founder of Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development, received the 2022 Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Pettus was honored for her notable research contributions to criminal justice policy reform.