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In Memoriam: Nancy E. Suchman, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy E. Suchman, 1957-2020

Nancy Suchman was an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School. She devoted her career to the study of parenting as a critical issue in the lives of mothers, and fathers, affected by drug addiction.

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

Deborah Rhode was a professor at Stanford Law School for more than 40 years, a world-renowned scholar in the legal profession, and the nation’s most frequently cited legal ethics scholar. She produced 30 books and 200 scholarly articles, many focusing on access to justice.

Yale's Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Yale’s Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Marina R. Picciotto is the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School and professor in the Child Study Center at the university. She also serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Maysa Akbar of Yale University was named chief diversity officer for the American Psychological Association. Lorie Johnson-Osho is the new director of faculty diversity and development at the Univerity of Pittsburgh and Eboni Britt was named executive director of strategic communications in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Syracuse University.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Rosenthal, 1967-2020

In Memoriam: Marjorie Rosenthal, 1967-2020

Majorie Rosenthal was an associate professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. At the time of her death, she was completing work on her memoir relating her experiences as a mother, daughter, pediatrician, widow, and person living with metastatic cancer.

L. Song Richardson Will Be the Next President of Colorado College

L. Song Richardson Will Be the Next President of Colorado College

Richardson currently is the dean and chancellor’s professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. When she was appointed to that post in January 2018, she was the only woman of color to lead a top-30 law school. Earlier, she was senior associate dean for academic affairs at the law school.

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago will rename the Special Collections Research Center — the principal steward of the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives — in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and President Emeritus of the University.

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Dr. Hill currently serves as dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at the university. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Hill was associate vice president and interim chief diversity officer at the University of Iowa, where she was an associate professor of English and African American studies.

Yale University's Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

Yale University’s Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

The British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize was established in 2013 to reward and celebrate the best works of nonfiction “that demonstrate rigor and originality, have contributed to global cultural understanding, and illuminate the interconnections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide.”

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

Susan Hockfield is a professor of neuroscience, a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and president emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was honored for her book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.

How the Legal Status of Women Impacts Gender Economic Equality

How the Legal Status of Women Impacts Gender Economic Equality

The study of data from the World Bank provides the first global picture of how discriminatory laws continue to restrict women’s economic opportunities. It documents large and persistent legal gender inequalities, particularly with regards to equal pay and parenting.

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.