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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.

Seven New Women Faculty Members in the Humanities at Yale University

Seven New Women Faculty Members in the Humanities at Yale University

Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut has announced that there are seven new women faculty members in humanities disciplines this fall. They are Rizvana Bradley, Deborah Coen, Aimee Meredith Cox, Naomi Levine, Elise Morrison, Eda Pepi, and Ana Ramos-Zayas.

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

Ann Johnson served as an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, where she held joint appointments in the departments of history and philosophy. After her death in 2016 at the age of 51, Dr. Johnson’s father made a gift to establish an institute in her name on the university’s campus.

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Dr. Sinha is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut. Professor Sinha was honored for her book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016).

Three Women Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Nita Ahuja was appointed chair of the department of surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Carolina Cruz-Neira was named interim chair of the department of the computer science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Laurin R. Severin was appointed chair of the department of English at North Carolina State University.

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Winners, who received $60,000 to further their research, are selected on the basis of their academic records, research potential, intellectual merit, and their commitment to supporting women and girls in science.

Research Shows That Faculty Search Committees Consider Relationship Status of Women But Not Men

Research Shows That Faculty Search Committees Consider Relationship Status of Women But Not Men

A new study by Lauren A. Rivera, an associate professor at Northwestern University, found that faculty search committee members assumed that heterosexual women whose partners held academic or high-status jobs were not “movable” and therefore excluded them from job offers.

Investors Show Gender Bias Against the Advice of Women Professionals

Investors Show Gender Bias Against the Advice of Women Professionals

A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Management and Columbia Business School finds that the advice given by women in investment positions to clients is not valued as high as advice given by male investment professionals.

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

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.

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

Laura Kiessling, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston next summer.

Stanford's Carol Dweck Is the Inaugural Winner of the $4 Million Yidan Prize

Stanford’s Carol Dweck Is the Inaugural Winner of the $4 Million Yidan Prize

Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University in California is being honored for her research that focuses on helping at-risk children realize academic success through effort and effective learning strategies.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

They are: Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Kristy Kelly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ruth Kleinpell and Mariann Plano at Vanderbilt University, Deana A. Rohlinger at Florida State University, Carolyn Roberts at Yale University, and Karen Davies at the University of South Dakota.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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.