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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 National Academies Urge Academia to Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

The National Academies Urge Academia to Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has issued a new report that notes that 58 percent of women faculty and staff in academia (all disciplines, not limited to science, engineering, and medicine) have experienced sexual harassment.

Wellesley College's New Website Highlighting Faculty Research

Wellesley College’s New Website Highlighting Faculty Research

The new webpage aims to publicize the path-breaking and creative work of faculty from across the college and to celebrate the many competitive fellowships, grants, and awards Wellesley faculty receive throughout the year. The research is widely diverse and is organized by academic discipline.

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From  the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

The Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology “honors the author of a specific article offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.”

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Dr. Sayrs is dean of University College and vice provost for undergraduate education at Ohio University in Athens. She will serve as interim provost and executive vice president while a search for a permanent new provost is conducted. Dr Sayrs has taught at Ohio University since 2004.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Sutton Stuart, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Sutton Stuart, 1940-2017

Dr. Stuart taught and conducted research at the University of Massachusetts for 37 years. She directed the university’s program in chlamydia vaccine research and was issued six patents.

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.

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

Dr. Susan Jackson began teaching at Boston University in 1982 as a lecturer in French. At the time of her death, she was an associate professor of French and assistant provost for general education at the university.

The Huge Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates in Their Mid-40s

The Huge Gender Pay Gap for College Graduates in Their Mid-40s

The authors tracked the quarterly earnings of men and women college graduates between 1995 and 2008. They found that at the start of their careers after college, the earnings gap was very small. But as these graduates reached their mid-40s the gender gap became huge.

In Memoriam: Beth Kulakofsky Smith, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Beth Kulakofsky Smith, 1921-2017

Beth Smith taught leadership and management courses at the Henry M. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. An endowed chair at the School of Management was named in her honor. Smith and her husband also endowed a chair in Jewish studies at Wellesley College.

A Major Vote of Confidence for the President of Lafayette College

A Major Vote of Confidence for the President of Lafayette College

In 2013, Alison Byerly was named the first woman president of Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania. The board of trustees of Lafayette College has now extended Dr. Byerly’s contract for an additional five years.

Four Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Four Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and Spelman College in Atlanta ranked in a tie for seventh place on the small colleges list with 11 alumnae currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers.

Wellesley College Offers a New Minor Degree Program in Comparative Race and Ethnicity

Wellesley College Offers a New Minor Degree Program in Comparative Race and Ethnicity

The new minor at the highly rated women’s college will allow students to create a structured yet individualized plan of study from interdisciplinary courses that offer rigorous and complementary approaches to understanding race and ethnicity.

Persis Drell Will Be the Next Provost at Stanford University

Persis Drell Will Be the Next Provost at Stanford University

Dr. Drell has been serving a dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford since 2014. Earlier, she was the director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. She will begin her new duties as provost on February 1.

Duke University Scholar Honored for Her Book on Religious History

Duke University Scholar Honored for Her Book on Religious History

Caroline Bruzelius, the Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University, has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Pelikan Award from Yale University Press. The award recognizes the best book published by the press on the subject of religion over the past two years.

Where Do Women's Colleges Stand in the New <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in the New U.S. News Rankings?

Some women’s colleges made impressive gains in their rankings. In fact of the six women’s colleges ranked in the top 50 of all national liberal arts colleges, five have shown an improvement over their rankings in 2013. Wellesley College is now ranked third nationally among all liberal arts colleges.

Website Names Its Picks for the Best Colleges and Universities for Women

Website Names Its Picks for the Best Colleges and Universities for Women

The rankings come out very similar to those for the best national research universities published by U.S. News & World Report. The top five colleges and universities for women according to CollegeChoice are Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and MIT.

The First Woman to Chair the Board of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

The First Woman to Chair the Board of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Cynthia Shapira will chair the board of governors that oversees the operations of 14 state universities that combined enroll more than 100,000 students. She is a trustee at Point Park University in Pittsburgh and Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

MIT Establishes Excellence Through Adversity Award to Honor Robbin Chapman of Wellesley College

MIT Establishes Excellence Through Adversity Award to Honor Robbin Chapman of Wellesley College

Robbin Chapman is the former manager of diversity recruiting at the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT and also served as the inaugural assistant associate provost for faculty equity at the university. She joined the administration of Wellesley College in suburban Boston in 2011.

Website Offers Its Choices for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

Website Offers Its Choices for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

Wellesley College in Massachusetts was rated as the best women’s college in the nation by the College Choice website. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, was ranked second with Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania holding the third spot.

History Professor Wins Three Awards for Her Latest Book

History Professor Wins Three Awards for Her Latest Book

Nancy Woloch, who teaches history at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City, has won three awards for her latest book A Class By Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890-1990s.

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.

Law School Dean Completes the Boston Marathon in Her Eighth Month of Pregnancy

Law School Dean Completes the Boston Marathon in Her Eighth Month of Pregnancy

Jocelyn Benson, dean of the Wayne University Law School in Detroit, is expecting her first child on June 4. On April 18, Dr. Benson, with the approval of her doctor, competed in and finished the Boston Marathon.

Yale Honors the First Seven Women to Earn Ph.Ds at the University

Yale Honors the First Seven Women to Earn Ph.Ds at the University

Yale University recently honored the first women to earn Ph.D.s at the educational institution by unveiling portraits of the scholars that will be permanently displayed on campus. The women all earned their doctoral degree in 1894.

Wellesley College Partners With Ashoka University in India

Wellesley College Partners With Ashoka University in India

The five-year agreement calls for the joint development of course content, research collaborations for faculty members and students, faculty exchanges, and possible student exchanges and study abroad opportunities.

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Simmons College in Boston ranked eighth among the small colleges and universities. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and Wellesley College in Massachusetts also were among the top 25 small colleges with the most graduates serving in the Peace Corps.

Wellesley College Offers the First MOOCs in Italian Language and Culture

Wellesley College Offers the First MOOCs in Italian Language and Culture

Wellesley College, the highly rated and selective liberal arts college for women in Massachusetts, has announced the establishment of three massive open online courses (MOOCs) in beginning, intermediate, and advanced Italian. The MOOCs are taught by Daniela Bartalesi-Graf, a lecturer in Italian studies.

Paula Johnson Named the Next President of Wellesley College

Paula Johnson Named the Next President of Wellesley College

Dr. Johnson is a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the founder and executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Website Issues Its Rankings of the Nation's Best Women's Colleges

Website Issues Its Rankings of the Nation’s Best Women’s Colleges

The educational research website StartClass.com rates women’s colleges on factors such as affordability, career readiness programs, admissions selectivity, academic ratings, and experts’ opinions. Wellesley College in Massachusetts sits atop the rankings.

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.

In Memoriam: Diane Mae Stewart Pollard, 1944-2015

In Memoriam: Diane Mae Stewart Pollard, 1944-2015

After serving on the faculty at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Professor Pollard joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976. She taught there for more than 30 years.

Wellesley College Boosts Its Support Network for Multicultural Women

Wellesley College Boosts Its Support Network for Multicultural Women

Wellesley College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Massachusetts, announced plans to enhance and add to existing multicultural centers on campus and to create a network of multicultural groups.

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.

In Memoriam: Ernestine Friedl, 1920-2015

In Memoriam: Ernestine Friedl, 1920-2015

Ernestine Friedl was the James B. Duke Professor Emerita of anthropology at Duke University. In 1980 she was appointed dean of Trinity College at Duke, the first woman to hold that position.

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.