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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.

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.