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Elizabeth Ananat and Anna Gassman-Pines Honored for Their Study on the Impact of Work Schedule Unpredictability

Elizabeth Ananat and Anna Gassman-Pines Honored for Their Study on the Impact of Work Schedule Unpredictability

Elizabeth Ananat, Mallya Professor of Women and Economics at Barnard College in New York City and Anna Gassman-Pines, the WLF Bass Connections Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, received the 2022 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research from the Center for Families at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Sian Leah Beilock Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

Sian Leah Beilock Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire

Since July 2017, Dr. Beilock has been serving as the eighth president of Barnard College in New York City. Earlier, she had been serving as executive vice provost at the University of Chicago. She also was the Stella W. Rowley Professor in the department of psychology. Professor Beilock joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005.

Women Are More Frequently Interrupted Than Men in Congressional Committee Meetings

Women Are More Frequently Interrupted Than Men in Congressional Committee Meetings

A study by scholars at Barnard College in New York City and Emory University in Atlanta found that women members of Congress are significantly more likely to be interrupted than men during congressional committee hearings. The interruptions are even more frequent when the committees discussed women’s issues, including reproductive rights, abortion, and child care.

Columbia University's Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

Columbia University’s Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Foundation’s award recognizes individuals who have increased the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The $250,000 award honors Dt. Rosenzweig’s achievements as the founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

The three women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Jhumpa Lahiri at Barnard College in New York City, Lauren Anderson at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Allison Curseen at Boston College.

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Dr. Gayle is currently president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. Earlier, she was CEO of the international humanitarian organization CARE and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Barnard College Receives a Gift More Than Double the Size of Its Previous Largest Donation

Barnard College Receives a Gift More Than Double the Size of Its Previous Largest Donation

Barnard College, the highly selective liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City, is the recipient of a $55 million gift from Diana T. Vagelos and P. Roy Vagelos to fund the renovation and expansion of the college’s science center. Diana Vagelos is a graduate of the college and has served on the board of trustees for nearly two decades.

A Trio of Women Appointed to New Positions as Diversity Officers

A Trio of Women Appointed to New Positions as Diversity Officers

Jennifer Rosales is the chief diversity officer at Barnard College in New York City. Trachette Jackson is the assistant vice president for research for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the University of Michigan and Risë Nelson was appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale University Library.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Roles 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.

Jacqueline Barton of Caltech Honored by the American Chemical Society

Jacqueline Barton of Caltech Honored by the American Chemical Society

Barton is receiving the award for her work on the chemistry of DNA, in particular, her use of transition metal complexes to examine DNA site recognition and reactions. Her work has shown that electrons can migrate rapidly through DNA as long as the double helix is well stacked and undamaged. This property of DNA is important in understanding how DNA is damaged and repaired.

In Memoriam: Linda Lopez McAlister, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Linda Lopez McAlister, 1939-2021

Dr. McAlister first came to the Unversity of South Florida in 1982, After working for the state university system, she returned to the University of South Florida in 1987 as a professor of philosophy and women’s studies, specializing in feminist philosophy, the history of women in philosophy, and feminist film studies. She served as chair of the philosophy department from 1996 to her retirement in 1999.

Barnard College Looks to Expand Opportunities for Women in the Investment Industry

Barnard College Looks to Expand Opportunities for Women in the Investment Industry

Bridgewater Associates, an asset management firm, has entered into a partnership with Barnard College, a highly selective liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City. The “New Pathways Powered by Bridgewater” initiative will provide financial support for young women pursuing academic study in economics, math, statistics, and computer science, with the goal of encouraging more women to enter the investment industry.

Yale Physicist Honored for Her Study of Fast Radio Bursts From Distant Galaxies

Yale Physicist Honored for Her Study of Fast Radio Bursts From Distant Galaxies

Yale physicist Laura Newburgh is participating on the research team of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). The research group is the winner of the 2022 Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy. The American Astronomical Society has presented the Berkeley Prize since 2011.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Melissa Sanchez at the University of Pennsylvania, Roslyn Satchel at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Roslyn Satchel at Barnard College in New York City, Ebony Copeland at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Melissa C. Johnson at Pennsylvania State University, and Chantel Smith at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in This Year's <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in This Year’s U.S. News Rankings?

The magazine U.S. News and World Report recently issued its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Six women’s colleges are included in the rankings of the top 30 best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, 1924-2021

In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, 1924-2021

Sally Falk Moore was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology Emerita at Harvard University. A noted anthropologist, Dr. Moore was dean of the Graduate School at Harvard from 1985 to 1989.

Four Women Who Have Been Hired to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Hired to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Posts at Colleges and Universities

The four women hired to diversity, equity, and inclusion positions are Shontay Delalue at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Kerri Alexander at Xavier University in New Orleans, Cammie Jones at Barnard College in New York City, and Eunice Tarver at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma.

In Memoriam: Judith Jarvis Thomson, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Judith Jarvis Thomson, 1929-2020

Before joining the faculty at MIT in 1964, Judith Thomson taught at Barnard College and Boston University. Professor Thomson taught morality and metaphysics at MIT for 40 years before retiring in 2004.

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.

In Memoriam: Constance Hall Buchanan, 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Constance Hall Buchanan, 1947-2020

Constance Buchanan was hired to lead the Women’s Studies in Religion program at Harvard Divinity School in 1977.  She was a faculty member and associate dean at Harvard Divinity School for 20 years.

In Memoriam: Bettina Gilois, 1961-2020

In Memoriam: Bettina Gilois, 1961-2020

Bettina Gilois was an award-winning screenwriter and an assistant professor in the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University in Orange California.

The First Woman to Lead the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City

The First Woman to Lead the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City

The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City has selected Shuly Rubin Schwartz to be its eighth chancellor. When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first woman to lead the seminary in its 134-year history. She has been serving as provost at the seminary.

In Memoriam: Alicia Lawrence, 1983-2020

In Memoriam: Alicia Lawrence, 1983-2020

Alicia Lawrence was deputy dean and executive director of residential life and housing at Barnard College in New York City. Before joining the staff at Barnard, Lawrence held administrative posts at Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and Ohio University.

The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

Gisela de la Concepción Fosado has been with Duke University Press since 2010, acquiring books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences. Earlier, she served as the associate director for the Barnard Center for Research on Women in New York City.

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four women faculty members who are taking on new roles are Dorothy Y. Ko of Barnard College in New York City, Erica Cooper at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, and Rebecca Cunningham at the University of Michigan.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Lydia Hall Lenaghan, 1933-2019

In Memoriam: Lydia Hall Lenaghan, 1933-2019

Dr. Lenaghan began her career at Barnard College as an assistant professor in the department of classics in 1962. She chaired the department from 1974 to 1981 and again in 1985.

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.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

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

Eleven Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Jennifer L.W. Carter of Case Western Reserve, Johnetta Betcsh Cole, former president of Spelman College, Rebecca Wright of Barnard College, Amy Blackstone of the University of Maine, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonweath, Jane Huffman of East Stroudsburg University, Megan Pfitzinger Lippe of the University of Alabama, and Mary Atwater at the University of Georgia.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Oya Tukel at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lee Skinner at Tulane, Karen Richardson at Princeton, Janet Lohmann at Bowdoin College, Lisa Garcia Bedolla at the University of California, Berkeley, Leslie Grinage at Barnard College, Glenda M. Prime at Morgan State, and Debra Zeifman at Vassar College.

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis currently serves as a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. She previously served as the Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Who Have Earned Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Christine Stewart of South Dakota State University, Stephanie Salomone at the University of Portland in Oregon, Christina Vizcarra of Barnard College in New York, Kimberly McKeirnan of Washington State University, Laura Allen of Mississippi State University, and Robin Ennis of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.