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Two Women Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

Two Women Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

At Yale University, Jane Tylus has been named the Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Italian and Pamela Lee has been named the Carnegie Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Posts

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Posts

The four women scholars named to endowed faculty posts are Marcy Lascano at the University of Kansas, Martine Vanryckeghem at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Barbara Kazmierczak at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Serena Zabin at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships

Daphne Ann Brooks has been named the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies at Yale University and Sherry Fowler has been named a Keeler Family Intra-University Professor at the University of Kansas.

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 11 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. New members are elected only upon the death of other members. Of the 11 new members, eight are women.

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong Wins Norma Faber Book Award From the Poetry Society of America

Anna Maria Hong is a creative writing faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont. Earlier, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, the University of California, Los Angeles, Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Washington Bothell.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

Katarzyna Chawarska has been named the Emily Fraser Beede Professor of Child Psychiatry. Veneeta Dayal has been named the Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics and Jane Tylus has been named the Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Italian.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Bethany Rittle-Johnson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Debra Fischer at Yale University in Connecticut, Jane Aiken at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Pearl K. Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, and Tami Bond at Colorado State University.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Named Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Awarded Named Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Holly Rushmeier at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Usha R. Rodrigues at the University of Georgia, and Gaelyn Garrett at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Thu H. Le at the University of Rochester in New York, Laura McGuinn at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Olena Morozova Vaske at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Melyna J. Price at the University of Kentucky, and Hui Cao at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed President of the California State Board of Education

Linda Darling-Hammond Appointed President of the California State Board of Education

Dr. Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita at Stanford University. She is a former president of the American Educational Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Education.

Jenny S. Martinez Appointed the Next Dean of Stanford Law School

Jenny S. Martinez Appointed the Next Dean of Stanford Law School

Professor Martinez joined the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003. Currently, she serves as the Warren Christopher Professor of Practice of International Law and Diplomacy and as a senior fellow of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Professor Martinez will become dean on April 1.

In Memoriam: Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954-2019

Dr. Tsakirgis first joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in 1984. Her academic research focused on the complex relationship between private and public spaces and the experiences of households and communities in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Most recently, Dr. Plant served as editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska Press, a position she has held since 2015. Under her leadership, the press increased its annual output of titles by 35 percent.

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.

Yale University Study Finds Gender Bias in Pain Assessment of Children

Yale University Study Finds Gender Bias in Pain Assessment of Children

According to a new study from Yale University, when asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls.

Hilary Link Will Be the Next President of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Hilary Link Will Be the Next President of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Since 2013, Dr. Link has served as dean of Temple University Rome. As the senior Temple University administrator in Rome, she is responsible for all aspects of the Rome campus, which enrolls more than 600 students in graduate and undergraduate programs.

Two Women Scholars Call for Greater Attention to Gender Differences in Opioid Use Disorder

Two Women Scholars Call for Greater Attention to Gender Differences in Opioid Use Disorder

The authors of a commentary in the journal Biology of Sex Differences note that women are more likely than men to be prescribed and use opioid analgesics and that women experience pain and the effects of opioids differently than men. Also, women tend to develop addictions more quickly than men.

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

Professor DiMaggio joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts as a nursing instructor in 1954. An expert in maternal-child nursing, she and three other women were the first faculty members in what later became the College of Nursing.

Yale Professor Julie Dorsey Wins Microsoft's Female Founders Competition

Yale Professor Julie Dorsey Wins Microsoft’s Female Founders Competition

Julie Dorsey, a professor of computer science at Yale University, will receive $2 million in venture capital funding, for her digital drawing company, Mental Canvas that reimagines sketching for the digital age.

New Administrative Posts for Ten Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Ten 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.

Marcia Johnson Wins the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science

Marcia Johnson Wins the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science

Marcia Johnson, Sterling Professor Emerita of Psychology at Yale University, was honored for “developing innovative models of human memory with application in psychology, brain science, human development, and our understanding of the malleability of memory in real-world settings.”

A Trio of Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The three women who have been appointed to named professorships are Ebonya Washington at Yale University, Catherine King at Cornell University, and Vilma Navarro-Daniels at Washington State University.

Two Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Two Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Lorraine Siggns, a distinguished psychiatrist who has spent the last 30 years as director of Mental Health & Counseling at Yale Health and Beverly Warren, president of Kent State University in Ohio since 2014, will step down at the end of the current academic year.

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In 1957 Josephine Ott began teaching French at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She became a full professor in 1975 and remained on the college’s faculty until her retirement in 1992.

May Berenbaum Named Editor-in-Chief of the <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</em>

May Berenbaum Named Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Berenbaum is the Swanlund Chair of Entomology and professor at the University of Illinois. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1994 and has served on the PNAS editorial board since 1998. She holds Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University.

Princeton University's Tera Hunter Wins Book Awards From the American Historical Association

Princeton University’s Tera Hunter Wins Book Awards From the American Historical Association

Tera W. Hunter, the Edwards Professor of History and professor of African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in women’s history and/or feminist theory as well as the Littleton-Griswold Prize in U.S. law and society from the American Historical Association.

Joan Steitz Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award From the Lasker Foundation

Joan Steitz Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award From the Lasker Foundation

Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, is the recipient of the 2018 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. The award comes with a $250,000 prize.

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Here is a listing of women who are faculty or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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.

New Assignments for 13 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 13 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.

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

Lorelle Semley, an associate professor of history at th College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, will share the Bentley Book Prize from the World History Association. Dr. Semley’s book, described by a reviewer as a “staple of reading lists for years to come,” explores the meaning of citizenship for French colonial subjects of African descent.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Research Universities

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Research Universities

Amy Wrznesniewski was appointed the Michael H. Jordan Professor of Management at Yale University and Sally A. McKee was named to the C. Tycho Howle Chair in Collaborative Computing Environments at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Stanford Law School Dean Elizabeth Magill Appointed Provost at the University of Virginia

Professor Magill has led Stanford Law School for the past six years. Earlier, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure. She will become provost at the University of Virginia in the summer of 2019.

Yale University Study Documents How Title IX Complaints Have Changed Over the Years

Yale University Study Documents How Title IX Complaints Have Changed Over the Years

The data shows that complaints citing discrimination in academics were the most common type filed for nearly all of the last 20 years, while athletics complaints were the least commonly filed. Complaints alleging schools violated the law by mishandling sexual harassment began to rise in 2006, skyrocketing in 2009.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The three women scholars who were recently appointed to endowed chairs are Rebecca Saxe at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ruth Yeazell at Yale University in Connecticut, and Elizabeth Cerejido at the University of Miami in Florida.