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In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

A native of Jamaica, Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell was an assistant professor of medicine and a leading clinician-educator in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine and Veterans Administration’s Connecticut Healthcare System.

Yale University's Louise Glück Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Yale University’s Louise Glück Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Louise Glück, an adjunct professor of English at Yale University, is the first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature since Toni Morrison in 1993. Overall, 16 women have won the Nobel Prize in literature.

Four Women Have Announced Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Have Announced Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Stepping down from their university positions are Janet Lindner at Yale University, Valerie Gregory at the University of Virginia, Nancy Cohen at the University of Massachusetts AMherst, and Madelyn Wessel at Cornell University.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Anne C. Gilbert is the John C. Malone Professor of Mathematics at Yale University. Martha I. Pallante is the inaugural holder of the Charles Darling Endowed Faculty Chair in American Social History at Youngstown State University and Alina Campan is the inaugural holder of the STRAWS Endowed Professorship of Computer Science at Northern Kentucky University.

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver served as the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Later in her career, she served on the faculty at the Emory University School of Law.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The new holders of endowed chairs are Mykel Taylor at Auburn University in Alabama, Alice Squires at Washington State University, Renée Crichlow at the University of Minnesota, Susan Stryker at Mills College in Oakland, California, and Kathryn Lofton at Yale University.

Yale Medical School Study Discovers Why Women Are Less Likely Than Men to Die From the Coronavirus

Yale Medical School Study Discovers Why Women Are Less Likely Than Men to Die From the Coronavirus

Around the world, men account for about 60 percent of deaths from COVID-19. In England, researchers studying 17 million adults found that men could face nearly twice the risk of death from the disease as women. A new study by researchers at Yale Medical School offers an explanation for why this is so.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Lucie Schmidt was appointed to an endowed chair in economics at Williams College in Massachusetts. Mary-Louise Timmermans was named the Damon Wells Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Yale University and Amy Laurel Fluker has been named to an endowed professorship in history at Youngstown State University in Ohio.

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Nadine Taub, 1943-2020

Taub joined the faculty at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newarkmin 1973. There she founded the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation, according to the university.

New Study Finds That Telecommuting Takes a Larger a Toll on Working Women Than on Working Men

New Study Finds That Telecommuting Takes a Larger a Toll on Working Women Than on Working Men

Telecommuting moms spend significantly more time performing housework when they work from home than dads do. Moms working remotely also spend more time doing their jobs with children present than telecommuting dads. And the study also found that moms working remotely during the pandemic are more likely to report feeling depressed.

Study Finds That Support for Women's Creativity Faces a Glass Ceiling in the Workplace

Study Finds That Support for Women’s Creativity Faces a Glass Ceiling in the Workplace

A new study conducted at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has found men report greater support for creativity in the workplace than women, and greater support for workplace creativity leads to more frequent creative workplace behaviors.

How to Reduce the Child Penalty in Incomes After Women Give Birth

How to Reduce the Child Penalty in Incomes After Women Give Birth

A new study finds that after giving birth women’s incomes on average drop significantly — by about 40 percent in the United States. And this so-called “child penalty” lingers for years. The researchers also found that subsidized high-quality child care reduces the child penalty by 25 percent.

Laura Walker Named the Eleventh President of Bennington College in Vermont

Laura Walker Named the Eleventh President of Bennington College in Vermont

Walker served as president and CEO of New York Public Radio for 23 years. In the academic world, Walker currently serves on The President’s Council at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Yale School of Management’s Center for Customer Insights. 

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

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.

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

Susan Kidwell, the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2020 Paleontological Society Medal for her contributions to interpreting the older fossil record and advancing conservation paleobiology.

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Dr. Taylor is the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. She spent six years as a lecturer in public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also worked at a nonprofit affordable housing agency and served multiple terms as a city councilmember prior to her term as mayor.

Two Women Philosophers Share the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution

Two Women Philosophers Share the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution

Each year, the award is presented to a pair of philosophers who hold contrasting views of an important philosophical question “that is of current interest both to the field and to an educated public audience.”

Yale University Appoints Four Women to Endowed Professorships

Yale University Appoints Four Women to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs at Yale University are Margaret Homans in English, Lauren Benton in history, Susan J. Baserga in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and Regina Grace Kunzel in history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

Study by Scholars at Yale University Finds a Gender Gap in Returns on Investments in Housing

Study by Scholars at Yale University Finds a Gender Gap in Returns on Investments in Housing

The authors state that “the gender gap in housing returns arises because of gender differences in the location and timing of transactions, choice of initial list price, and women negotiate smaller discounts relative to the list price when buying and offer larger discounts when selling.”

In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock, 1938-2020

In Memoriam: Barbara Allen Babcock, 1938-2020

Barbara A. Babcock was the Judge John Crown Professor of Law, Emerita at Stanford University. In 1972, she became the first woman to serve on the law school faculty at Stanford.

Has Yale University's Diversity Initiative Been Successful in Adding Women to Its Faculty?

Has Yale University’s Diversity Initiative Been Successful in Adding Women to Its Faculty?

Over the past five years, Yale has invested $50 million in increasing the diversity of its faculty. During that time period the percentage of women oin the Yale faculty increased from 39 percent to 41 percent.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Jenny Kim was appointed to an endowed chair in hospitality business management at Washington State University. Jennifer L. Biddle was appointed to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University and Barbara Rockenbach was appointed the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian at Yale University.

The First Woman to Serve as President of Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington

The First Woman to Serve as President of Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington

Sara Thompson Tweedy currently serves as the vice president of student access, involvement, and success at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. She has held leadership positions at the State University of New York system over the past nine years.

University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

Alice Cheung, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research. Professor Cheung has taught at the university since 1997.

Academic Study Shows the Importance of Paid Maternity Leave for Mothers, Babies, and the Economy

Academic Study Shows the Importance of Paid Maternity Leave for Mothers, Babies, and the Economy

Only 16 percent of American workers have access to paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. Since paid maternity leave is available to so few, nearly one in four new mothers in the United States who are not eligible for paid leave return to work within 10 days of giving birth.

Survey Finds That More Than 40 Percent of Women Medical Students Report Mistreatment

Survey Finds That More Than 40 Percent of Women Medical Students Report Mistreatment

A new study lead by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine finds that more than 40 percent of women medical students reported experiencing at least one episode of mistreatment by faculty, peers, or clinical staff. Mistreatment included discrimination, assault, verbal abuse, and sexual harassment.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Kathryn Lofton has been appointed dean of humanities at Yale University. Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College in Chicago and Dayna Bowen Matthew will be the next dean of the School of Law at George Washington University.

Yale University Study Finds a Major Impact of the #MeToo Movement on Sexual Assault Reporting

Yale University Study Finds a Major Impact of the #MeToo Movement on Sexual Assault Reporting

The authors found that in the first three months after the movement launched on social media, there was a 7 percent increase in the number of reported sexual assaults. This increase accounted for the reporting of about 4,600 additional crimes and was spread evenly across racial and socioeconomic groups.

Tracie Hall Appointed Executive Director of the American Library Association

Tracie Hall Appointed Executive Director of the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 57,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The association was founded 143 years ago. Traci Hall will be the first Black woman to lead the association.

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Phoebe A. Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden in July 2014. From 2009 to 2014, she was dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. Chancellor Haddon will continue to fulfill all her duties at Rutgers University-Camden while serving as board chair.

The Gender Gap in Finance Faculty Positions at the Leading Business Schools in the United States

The Gender Gap in Finance Faculty Positions at the Leading Business Schools in the United States

According to a new study by scholars at the University of Massachusetts and Yale University, women hold just 16 percent of faculty positions in finance at top U.S. business schools. Women faculty members were less likely to be tenured, are paid less, and tended to be more likely to hold positions at lower-ranked business schools.

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, Monica Brown at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Joni Adamson at Arizona State University, Alice Kaplan at Yale University, and Johnnie Hamilton-Mason at Simmons University in Boston.

Study Finds That Male Authors of Scientific Papers Tend to Hype Their Own Work More Than Women Authors

Study Finds That Male Authors of Scientific Papers Tend to Hype Their Own Work More Than Women Authors

Researchers found that articles where the lead or senior author was a man, were 22 percent more likely than articles where the lead or senior author was a woman to use language in the abstract calling their findings using such words as significant, unique, unprecedented, prominent, and noteworthy.

University of Kentucky's Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

University of Kentucky’s Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 and recognizes the best book published in English on slavery, resistance or abolition. The award and a $25,000 prize are presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

A Trio of Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

The three women appointed to endowed chairs at Yale University are Joanne B. Freeman in American History, Catherine Panter-Brick in anthropology and Nancy J. Brown in internal medicine. Dr. Brown will also become dean of the Yale School of Medicine on February 1.