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Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Akiko Iwasaki at the Yale Medical School, Samantha Clinkinbeard at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Kristie Bluett at the University of Cincinnati School of Law, Emily Walton at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Bridget Diamond-Welch at the University of South Dakota.

Donna Heiland Appointed Provost at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York

Donna Heiland Appointed Provost at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Heiland joined Pratt as associate provost for academic affairs in 2016, and became vice provost just over a year later. Prior to arriving at Pratt, Dr. Heiland was vice president and special assistant to the president at Emerson College in Boston and was a tenured faculty member at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

New Duties for Four Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Duties for Four Women Scholars at Major Universities

The four women scholars taking on new assignments are Karina Nielsen at Oregon State University, Margaret McGovern at the Yale School of Medicine, Anita Plummer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Katherine Clegg Smith in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Two American Women Among the Eight Winners of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Two American Women Among the Eight Winners of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Administered by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the awards are conferred annually to eight authors writing in English anywhere in the world. Two of this year’s winners are American women with ties to the academic world.

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: Sara Suleri Goodyear, 1953-2022

In Memoriam: Sara Suleri Goodyear, 1953-2022

Dr. Goodyear taught at Williams College in Massachusetts and, for most of her career, at Yale University, beginning in 1983. She was a founding editor of the Yale Journal of Criticism.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

A Trio of Women Appointed to New Positions as Diversity Officers

A Trio of Women Appointed to New Positions as Diversity Officers

Jennifer Rosales is the chief diversity officer at Barnard College in New York City. Trachette Jackson is the assistant vice president for research for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the University of Michigan and Risë Nelson was appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale University Library.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Ruth Jebe at Boise State University in Idaho, Akiko Iwasaki at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Jane L. Risen at the University of Chicago.

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton's Marina Rustow

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton’s Marina Rustow

Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and professor of Near Eastern studies and history at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the 2022 Haskins Medal, awarded annually for for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies.

Women Are a Small Percentage of Finance Faculty But Some Slow Progress Is Being Made

Women Are a Small Percentage of Finance Faculty But Some Slow Progress Is Being Made

A new study conducted by Mila G. Sherman, professor of finance in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Heather Tookes, professor of finance at the Yale School of Management, finds that only 16 percent of the finance faculty at the nation’s top business schools are women.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

Margaret Vendryes has been appointed dean of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Heather K. Gerken, the Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of Yale Law School, and Gretchen Long, the Frederick Rudolph ’42 – Class of 1965 Professor of American Culture at Williams College in Massachusetts, will serve as the next dean of the college.

Study Led by Yale University Scholars Examines If Women Are Less Psychologically Resilient Than Men

Study Led by Yale University Scholars Examines If Women Are Less Psychologically Resilient Than Men

Researchers surveyed more than 2,500 health care providers at the hospital during the first wave of COVID-19 infections in 2020. Although women were more likely than men to report symptoms of psychological distress, this difference was no longer significant after taking into account preexisting and concurrent stressors, which are more often experienced by women.

In Memoriam: Kenya Siana Flash, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Kenya Siana Flash, 1980-2021

Kenya Siana Flash was the librarian for political science, global information, and government information at the Marx Science and Social Science Library on the campus of Yale University.

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor Magill has been serving since 2019 as executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia. Earlier, she was the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and dean of Stanford Law School. Previously, 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.

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Lani Guinier was the first woman of color to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.

Four Women Who Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women taking on new roles as diversity officers are Liliana Madrid at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sharon Perry-Fantini at Iowa State University, Krishauna Hines-Gaither at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, and Cindy Crusto, at the Yale School of Medicine.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Annemarie Martin-Boyan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Lorraine Goffe at Northwestern University in Illinois, Courtney Roberts at the Ivy Tech Community College System in Indiana, Marquita Armstead at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ellen Ossorio at the University of Mississippi, Elizabeth Conklin at Yale University, and Orielle Hope at Salem College in North Carolina.

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Armstrong has been serving as the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and chair of the department of medicine and physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the staff at Harvard in 2013.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Endowed Professorships

Graça Vicente, a professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University was named a Boyd Professor at the university. Jacqueline Goldsby has been appointed the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of African American Studies and English at Yale University and Pamela L. Allison has been named to the Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Jennifer Collins Appointed President of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Jennifer Collins Appointed President of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Collins has served since 2014 as the Judge James Noel Dean and professor of law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She was appointed to the law faculty at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2003 and was named associate provost for academic and strategic initiatives in 2010 and vice provost in 2013. She will become president of Rhodes College on July 1.

Andrea Talentino Will Be the Next President of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Andrea Talentino Will Be the Next President of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Dr. Talentino currently serves as provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Before arriving at Nazareth, Dr. Talentino served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University in Vermont. Prior to that, she was an associate dean at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She also has served on the faculty at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Marjoleine Kars will Share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center

Marjoleine Kars will Share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center

Marjoleine Kars, an associate professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will share the Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. The prize is awarded each year to the “best book(s) written in English about slavery, abolition and their legacies across all borders and all time.”

In Memoriam: Frances McCall Rosenbluth, 1958-2021

In Memoriam: Frances McCall Rosenbluth, 1958-2021

Frances McCall Rosenbluth was Damon Wells Professor of Political Science at Yale University. She was the first woman to chair the political science department at the university.

Yale Physicist Honored for Her Study of Fast Radio Bursts From Distant Galaxies

Yale Physicist Honored for Her Study of Fast Radio Bursts From Distant Galaxies

Yale physicist Laura Newburgh is participating on the research team of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). The research group is the winner of the 2022 Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy. The American Astronomical Society has presented the Berkeley Prize since 2011.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Jennifer Klein at Yale University, Kjerstin Thorson at Michigan State University, Rosemary Nabaweesi at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and Anne Rimoin at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Laura Mays Hoopes

In Memoriam: Laura Mays Hoopes

An avid advocate for women in science, Dr. Hoopes served as Pomona College’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college from 1993 to 1998. She was the first scientist and woman appointed dean of the college at Pomona.

The New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

The New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Dr. Fontenot has been with the university since 2019, serving first as interim chief of staff and more recently as interim provost. Before coming to Fort Valley State University, Dr. Fontenot served as the interim regional vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg.

Study Shows How Evaluators' Gender Biases Can Be Reduced

Study Shows How Evaluators’ Gender Biases Can Be Reduced

In ratings on Yelp, women restaurant servers were more likely than men to receive just one star in approval ratings and were less likely than men to get the highest five-star rating. But the authors found that among Yelp reviewers who had received an “Elite” designation, the gender gap in their reviews became smaller.

Shelley Lowe of Harvard University Selected to Lead the National Endowment for the Humanities

Shelley Lowe of Harvard University Selected to Lead the National Endowment for the Humanities

Lowe is the executive director of the Native American program at Harvard University. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first Native American and the second woman to lead the federal agency that provides more than $100 million in grants to cultural and educational institutions each year.

Yale's Debra Fischer to Lead the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation

Yale’s Debra Fischer to Lead the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation

Dr. Fischer is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Yale University. Dr. Fischer will relocate to Washington, D.C. for the new job, but will continue to oversee her Yale research. She is the first Yale faculty member to be selected for the role.

Study Finds Managers Rate Women's Performance High but Their Potential Low

Study Finds Managers Rate Women’s Performance High but Their Potential Low

The analysis by scholars at the University of Minnesota, MIT, and Yale University, found that women are 14 percent less likely to be promoted at the company in each year, and that a major factor preventing women from being promoted is that they are consistently judged as having lower leadership potential than men.

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Manisha Juthani is an associate professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Yale School of Medicine and an associate professor of epidemiology and microbial diseases at the Yale School of Public Health. She will take a public service leave of absence from the faculty at Yale while serving in state government.

Pennsylvania State University's Kimberly Lau Is a Real "Rock" Star

Pennsylvania State University’s Kimberly Lau Is a Real “Rock” Star

Kimberly Lau, assistant professor of geosciences and an associate in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University, received the Pre-tenure Excellence Award from the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America. She will be honored at the society annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in October.

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women 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.