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Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and 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.

Amherst College in Massachusetts Hires Seven New Women Assistant Professors

Amherst College in Massachusetts Hires Seven New Women Assistant Professors

The new women assistant professors at Amherst College are Katharine Correia in statistics, Amy Coddington in music, Mona Oraby in law, jurisprudence and social thought, Karamatou Yacoubou Djima and Amalia Culiuc in mathematics, Kakina Debnam in economics, and Katerina Ragkousi in biology.

Three Women Who Have Stepped Down From Top-Level Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Stepped Down From Top-Level Positions in Higher Education

the three women who have left their posts are Elaine Heath, dean of the Duke Divinity School, Barbara S. McCrady, director of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse & Addictions at the University of New Mexico, and Katharine Fretwell, dean of admissions and financial aid at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Two Women Academics Win National Book Awards

Two Women Academics Win National Book Awards

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, won the National Book Award in fiction and Masha Gessen won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Gessen is the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy at Amherst College.

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

The Five College Consortium represents Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Pfatteicher is associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will begin her new job in April.

Anne Prescott Earns Book Award from the Association for Asian Studies

Anne Prescott Earns Book Award from the Association for Asian Studies

Anne Prescott, director of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies in Amherst, Massachusetts, won the annual prize that recognizes an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

A Surge in Sexual Discrimination Complaints at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

A Surge in Sexual Discrimination Complaints at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

The data shows there were 7,747 complaints relating to sexual discrimination filed with the Office for Civil Rights during the 2016 fiscal year. This was 46 percent of all complaints filed that year. Of these, most were related to Title IX provisions concerning equal opportunity for girls and women in athletics at educational institutions.

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for 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.

College Does Very Little to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap

College Does Very Little to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap

A new study by Antoinette Flores of the Center for American Progress found that for students who participated in federal financial aid programs while in college, working women’s earnings 10 years after they first enrolled in college are lower than working men’s earnings only six years after enrolling in colleges.

Lila Gierasch Named Editor-in-Chief of the <em>Journal of Biological Chemistry</em>

Lila Gierasch Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry

Dr. Gierasch is a Distinguished Professor in biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Earlier in her career, she taught at Amherst College, the University of Delaware, and the University of Texas.

Nine Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Nine Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Six Women Join the Tenure-Track Faculty at Amherst College

Six Women Join the Tenure-Track Faculty at Amherst College

The new assistant professors are Mary Ellen Hicks in Black studies and history, Deborah S. Holoien in psychology, Jeeyon Jeong in biology, Pooja G. Rangan in English, Yael R. Rice in art, and Crystal L. Valentine in computer science.

New Five College Consortium Digital Project Examines Early American Fashion

New Five College Consortium Digital Project Examines Early American Fashion

Scholars in the Five College Consortium (Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and the University of Massachusetts) in western Massachusetts have established a new online archive called Historic Dress.

University of Pittsburgh Establishes a New Center on Women's Health Research

University of Pittsburgh Establishes a New Center on Women’s Health Research

The new center is dedicated to improving the state of women’s health by fostering innovation in research, education and clinical practice, while promoting community partnership and advocacy around health care for women.

In Memoriam: Rose Richardson Olver, 1937-2014

In Memoriam: Rose Richardson Olver, 1937-2014

Rose R. Olver was the L. Stanton Williams ’41 Professor of Psychology and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies, Emerita at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She was the college’s first tenure-track woman faculty member and taught at Amherst for 50 years.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Hunt Davis Mazzocco, 1958-2014

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Hunt Davis Mazzocco, 1958-2014

Dr. Mazzocco was director of the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages in Amherst, Massachusetts. The center offers courses in less commonly taught languages for pools of students from Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The women in new administrative roles are Sheri Phillips, Stephanie Sanders, Katherine Bearden, Shelli Allen, Georgia L. Lorenz, Smitha Haneef, Sara Blair, Jacqueline Alvarez, Donna Polk, Catherine Harmonosky, Sarah Kate Gillespie, Heather Nachtmann, and Susan Carvalho.

Amherst College Awards Tenure to Two Women

Amherst College Awards Tenure to Two Women

Sara J. Brenneis was promoted to associate professor of Spanish. Leah Schmalzbauer, who currently teaches at Montana State University, received a joint appointment in anthropology & sociology and American studies.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Catherine Epstein was appointed dean of the faculty at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Kimberly Engber was named dean of the Honors College at Wichita State University and Karin Wittenborg was reappointed dean of libraries at the University of Virginia.

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.

The Next Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College

The Next Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Amherst College

Katharine Fretwell has served in the admissions office at Amherst College for nearly a quarter century. She has been dean of admission since 2012. Dr. Fretwell is a 1981 graduate of Amherst where she played soccer and lacrosse.

Amherst College Adds Eight Women to Its Faculty

Amherst College Adds Eight Women to Its Faculty

Amherst College, the high-ranked liberal arts institution in western Massachusetts, has added several women to its faculty including Monica Bel Lopez, Solsiree del Moral, Jacqueline Dresch, Carolyn Palmquist, Yan Qi, Kerry Ratigan, Sahar Sadjadi, and Vanessa Walker,

Three Women Named to Dean Positions

Three Women Named to Dean Positions

Gail Holt was named dean of financial aid at Amherst College. T. Kyle Vanderlick was reappointed dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale and Bridget Keegan was named interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University in Omaha.

Amherst College Honors Its First Woman Tenure-Track Faculty Member

Amherst College Honors Its First Woman Tenure-Track Faculty Member

Dr. Olver, the L. Stanton Williams Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies Emerita at Amherst, is the first woman to have her portrait displayed in Amherst’s chapel.

Two Highly Ranked Educational Institutions Hire New General Counsels

Two Highly Ranked Educational Institutions Hire New General Counsels

Lisa Rutherford will be the new general counsel at Amherst College, the highly rated liberal arts institution in Massachusetts and Lisa Brown will become the top legal officer at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

A Half-Century of Women Faculty at Amherst College

A Half-Century of Women Faculty at Amherst College

In 1962 Rose Olver was the first women hired to teach at the then all-male Amherst College. She is still on the faculty today.

Nine New Administrative Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Nine New Administrative Appointments of Women in Higher Education

Here is news of nine women assuming new posts at colleges and universities throughout the land.

Amherst College Names Woman as President

Amherst College Names Woman as President

Carolyn Arthur “Biddy” Martin will become president of the prestigious liberal arts college in western Massachusetts.