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This Week's Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

This Week’s Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Ramona Romero, Zora Mulligan, Alta Mauro, Jenna Colvin, Indira Guzman, LaToya Battle-Brown, Judi Segall, Betty Boatright, Anusha Zechella, Elizabeth R. Dumont, Amy Eichhorst, Maricel Cigales, Jane Schuh, and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan,

Jennifer Homans to Lead the New Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University

Jennifer Homans to Lead the New Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University

New York University has announced the establishment of the Center for Ballet and the Arts, for both the study of and creation of ballets. The university states that the new organization is the first academic center for the study of ballet in the world.

In Memoriam: Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld, 1921-2014

In Memoriam: Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld, 1921-2014

Sylvia Hassenfeld was a longtime member of the board of trustees and financial supporter of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. A graduate of Cedar Crest College, she also served on the board of New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

 Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

New York University Scholar Honored by the American Dental Association

New York University Scholar Honored by the American Dental Association

Maureen McAndrew, clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care and senior director of professional development at the College of Dentistry at New York University, is the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education.

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Charlotte Johnson at Scripps College, Karol Dean at Mercy College, Robin Rinehart at Lafayette College, Karen Pugliesi at Northern Arizona University, Elizabeth Davis at the University of San Francisco, and Allyson Green at New York University.

Women Face Bias When Seeking Mentors Among University Faculty

Women Face Bias When Seeking Mentors Among University Faculty

University faculty members were less likely to respond to requests from prospective women students than male students seeking information on research opportunities before applying to doctoral programs.

Three Women to Join the Princeton University Faculty

Three Women to Join the Princeton University Faculty

The women who will be new assistant professors at Princeton are Erin Yu-Tien Huang in East Asian studies, Beatrice Kitzinger in art and archaeology, and Barbara Nagel in German.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at American Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at American Universities

The women in new faculty posts are Jesmyn Ward at Tulane, Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State, Mary Hale Toler at Kansas State, Molly Brewer at the University of Connecticut, Cameron Myler at NYU, and Tsveti Markova at Wayne State.

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Women in new teaching roles are Elodie Ghedin at New York University, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Mary Ellen Poole at the University of Texas, Pat Mulroy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Connie Kohler at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Three Women Named to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Named to Endowed Chairs

The appointees to endowed teaching posts are Ann Kurth at New York University, Dhyana Ziegler at Florida A&M University, and Laura Jean Bierut at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative assignments are Harriet Frink Davis, Kristine Anderson, Mary E. Benjamin, Cheryl Harrelson, Virginia Evans, Taimi Olsen, Kimberly Glassman, Barbara Bryson, and Catherine Blake.

University Researchers Find Children Perceive More Gender Segregation Than Is Actually the Case

University Researchers Find Children Perceive More Gender Segregation Than Is Actually the Case

A study led by Jennifer Watling Neal, an assistant professr of psychology at Michigan State University, finds that young children have a perception that gender segregation is more prevalent in their relationships than is actually the case.

Three Academic Women Awarded Book Prizes

Three Academic Women Awarded Book Prizes

The honorees are Brigid Cohen of New York University, Elizabeth Harris of the University of North Dakota, and Kathleen Parthe of the University of Rochester.

Honors for Five Women Scholars

Honors for Five Women Scholars

The honorees are Elsa M. Nunez of Eastern Connecticut State University, Eileen Sullivan-Marx of NYU, Marcella Kelly of Virginia Tech, Tatiana Homonoff of Cornell University, and Lisa Tedesco of Emory University.

Education Department Official to Join the Faculty at New York University

Education Department Official to Join the Faculty at New York University

Martha J. Kanter, under secretary of education at the U.S. Department of Education, has accepted a two-year appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Diane Ravitch Wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

Diane Ravitch Wins Grawemeyer Award in Education

Diane Ravitch, now a research professor of education at New York University, had been a strong advocate for standardized testing, universal educational standards, charter schools, and school choice. But in a 2010 book, Dr. Ravitch said she had been wrong.

Six Women Academics Honored With Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Awards

The honorees are Rita Knuesel of the College of Saint Benedict, Elizabeth Capezutiof New York University, Margaret Potter of the University of Pittsburgh, Charlene Johnson of South Carolina State, Beth A. Todd of the University of Alabama, and Tamzen Stringham of the University of Nevada.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles

Six Women in New Teaching Roles

The women in new faculty roles are Teresa Francis at Central Washington University, Anette Hosoi at MIT, Margarita Blush at the University of Connecticut, Carolyn Rude at Virginia Tech, Eno Ebong at Northeastern University, and Donna Alberston at New York University.

Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU Will Step Down Next August

Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU Will Step Down Next August

Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University for the past 22 years, will take a one-year sabbatical and then return to the Tisch School as a tenured professor in the department of art and public policy.

The New President of the American Sociologial Association

The New President of the American Sociologial Association

Paula England, professor of sociology at New York University, has been elected president of the American Sociological Association. The ASA was founded in Baltimore in 1905 and now has more than 14,000 members. The association publishes 10 journals and magazines.

Six Women Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Six Women Awarded the National Humanities Medal

President Obama recently presented National Humanities Medals to 12 Americans. Six of the winners are women and five have strong ties to the academic world.

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

Six Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Sherry Glied at New York University, Debbie Storrs at the University of North Dakota, Kelly Cleary at Haverford College, Catherine Krause at the University of New Mexico, Mimi Fenton at Western Carolina University, and Kathleen Brook at New Mexico State.

Two Women Are in the Running for the 2014 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Two Women Are in the Running for the 2014 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

As finalists for the Cherry Award, Meera Chandrasekhar of the University of Missouri and Joan Breton Connelly of New York University win $15,000. The eventual winner will receive $250,000.

Two Women Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

Two Women Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

Caroline Shaw, a doctoral student in music at Princeton University and Sharon Olds, acting director of the graduate program in creative writing at New York University have won Pulitizer Prizes in music and poetry, respectively.

New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Honors for Three Women Academics

Honors for Three Women Academics

The honorees are Vivian Chi-Hua Wu of the University of Maine, Catherine Pierce of Mississippi State University, and Marion Nestle of New York University.

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The ten women in new posts are Cindy Glavas, Charmaine Hack, Linda A.D. Bub, Ingrid Stolzel, Laurie Koehler, Lori Hendricks, Karen Clarke, Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Pam Peter and Marcy Carsey.

In Memoriam: Jane Cooke Wright, 1919-2013

In Memoriam: Jane Cooke Wright, 1919-2013

In 1955, Dr. Wright was appointed associate professor of surgical research at New York University Medical Center. There she was part of a team that developed a nonsurgical system to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to hard to reach organs.

Seven American Women Win Marshall Scholarships

Seven American Women Win Marshall Scholarships

The scholarships provide funds for up to two years of study at a British university, and include money for travel, living expenses, and books.

NYU's Anna Deavere Smith to Receive the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

NYU’s Anna Deavere Smith to Receive the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

The award comes with a $300,000 prize and honors “a trailblazer in the arts who has redefined their art and pushed the boundaries of excellence in their field.”

In Memoriam: Vernice Doris Ferguson, 1928-2012

In Memoriam: Vernice Doris Ferguson, 1928-2012

After a long and distinguished career in government service, she was named a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and held the Fagin Family Chair in Diversity.

Two New Women Deans

Two New Women Deans

Cheryl Healton is the new dean of global public health at New York University and Lynda Ransdell is the new dean of education at Montana State University.

A Quartet of Women Awarded Prestigious Honors

A Quartet of Women Awarded Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Erika Camacho, Catherine Barnett, Jane Goldstein, and Marva Barnett.

Thirteen Women With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here’s is a large group of women taking on new administrative posts at educational institutions across the United States.