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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.

Duke University Acquires the Sarah Westphal Collection

Duke University Acquires the Sarah Westphal Collection

The collection includes hundreds of books that were written, printed, illustrated or published by women some dating back to the seventeenth century.

Study Finds College Age Women Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana Far More Likely to Engage in Unsafe Sex

Study Finds College Age Women Who Use Alcohol and Marijuana Far More Likely to Engage in Unsafe Sex

The study, led by Jumi Hayaki, an associate professor of psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, found that when young women drank alcohol and smoked marijuana on the same day, they were more than three times as likely to have unprotected sex than on days when they neither drank or smoked pot.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 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.

In Memoriam: Anne Mochan, 1943-2018

In Memoriam: Anne Mochan, 1943-2018

Dr. Mochan joined the faculty at the University of Massachuetts in 1971. She taught there for 31 years before retiring in 2002 and being named professor emerita of art history.

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Jennifer Doudna is a professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is being honored for her research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes.

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level Positions in the Academic World

They are Lenora Tubbs Tisdale at Yale DIvinity School, Carolyn B. Brooks at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Mary Cronin at Rice University, Ethel Hill Williams at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Roxanne Lalande of Lafayette College, and Janet Strohl-Morgan at Princeton University.

Five Women Professors Retire From the Yale University Faculty

Five Women Professors Retire From the Yale University Faculty

They are Janice Carlisle, professor of English, Annping Chin, senior lecturer in history, Deborah Davis, professor of sociology, Roberta Frank, professor of English and professor of linguistics, and Susan Rose-Ackerman, professor of law and professor of political science.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Yale's Penny Goldberg to Serve as Chief Economist at the World Bank

Yale’s Penny Goldberg to Serve as Chief Economist at the World Bank

Pinelopi K. “Penny” Goldberg is the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. She will take public service leave from her faculty position at Yale for the duration of her term at the World Bank. Dr. Goldberg, who has dual citizenship with Greece and the United States, joined the faculty at Yale in 2001.

Princeton's Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Princeton’s Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Tera W. Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History from the Organization of American Historians.

In Memoriam: Lynn Andrea Stout, 1957-2018

In Memoriam: Lynn Andrea Stout, 1957-2018

Lynn Stout was the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York. Professor Stout joined the faculty at Cornell Law School in 2012. Previously, she served on the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Yale University Scholar to Receive the $275,000 Ho-Am Prize

Yale University Scholar to Receive the $275,000 Ho-Am Prize

Hee Oh, the Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematics at Yale University has been selected to receive the 2018 Ho-Am Prize for Science from the Ho-Am Foundation in Seoul, South Korea. The award is given to a person of Korean heritage for outstanding accomplishments in science.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The women faculty members in new roles are Hui Cao at Yale University, Cynthia Feliciano at Washington University in St. Louis, Tayari Jones at Emory University in Atlanta, Jane Aiken at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Mary Beth Kirkham at Kansas State University.

Do Women Face Discrimination From Examiners at the U.S. Patent Office?

Do Women Face Discrimination From Examiners at the U.S. Patent Office?

Researchers at Yale University found that overall, women inventors’ patents were more likely to be rejected than those filed by teams of men. When rejected, women’s applications were 2.5 percent less likely to be appealed. When applications were granted, women’s patents often had more words added that reduced the scope of their patents.

Four Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Research Universities

Four Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Research Universities

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Hyunsuk Shim at Emory University in Atlanta, Pamela L. Perrewé at Florida State University, Molly Wright Steenson at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Laura Barraclough at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

The Yale School of Medicine has announced the establishment of an endowed professorship to honor the late Carolyn Walsh Slayman. Dr. Slayman served on the faculty of the medical school for nearly a half century until her death in December 2016.

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

After teaching for two years at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor Andresen joined the faculty at Pomona College in 1972. A scholar of Renaissance literature and Shakespeare, Dr. Andresen remained on the faculty at Pomona College for 34 years.

Janet Levit Will Be the First Woman Provost at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma

Janet Levit Will Be the First Woman Provost at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma

Since January 2017, Professor Levit has served as vice president for strategic initiatives at the University of Tulsa. Previously, she was dean of College of Law at the university. She was the first woman to serve in that position.

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano Awarded the Marshall-Wythe Medallion for Exceptional Accomplishment in Law

Roberta Romano, the Sterling Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School, was honored by the faculty of the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. Professor Romano has taught at Yale Law School since 1985.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Eight 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.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Killam, 1933-2018

In Memoriam: Eleanor Killam, 1933-2018

Dr. Killam joined the mathematics faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1960. She taught there for 31 years, retiring in 1991.

University of Mississippi's Karen Raber to Lead the Shakespeare Association of America

University of Mississippi’s Karen Raber to Lead the Shakespeare Association of America

The association, founded in 1972, has been housed at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Now the organization will be headquartered at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Raber has taught at Ole Miss since 1995.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Anjelica Gonzalez of Yale University, Mary-Margaret Chren of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Achsah Guibbory of Barnard College in New York City, and Lamea Shaaban-Magana of the University of Alabama.

Two Women Professors at Yale University Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Two Women Professors at Yale University Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Vivian Irish was named the Eaton Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Elisabeth Jean Wood was appointed the Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor of the Human Environment.

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, a professor at Columbia University who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, has been appointed president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

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.

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

newly appointed to dean positions are Judith Kelley at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Carey Busch at Ohio University, Gesine Gerhard at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Riché Barnes at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Penn State Professor Emily Grosholz Honored for Her Work on the Philosophy of Science

Penn State Professor Emily Grosholz Honored for Her Work on the Philosophy of Science

Professor Grosholz has been selected as the recipient of the Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science presented by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Dr. Grosholz will be honored in Lisbon on April 9.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

The honorees are Sarbani Basu, professor and chair of the department of astronomy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Debra Elmegreen, the Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Professor Doudna is being honored for her groundbreaking research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Seven 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.

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation's 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation’s 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

L. Song Richardson was named dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Richardson has served as interim dean since July and previously was senior associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at the law school in 2014.