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The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech's Jacqueline Barton

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech’s Jacqueline Barton

Jacqueline Barton, a professor of chemistry at CalTech, is one of three winners and the only woman to win a 2018 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. From 2015 to 2018, only 8 percent of all scholars who were nominated for this award have been women.

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are M. Cynthia Logsdon of the University of Louisville, Ming Fang He of Georgia Southern University, Karen Skolfield of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Ursula Emery McClure of the University of Louisville.

Barnard College Boosts Efforts to Prepare Students for Life After Graduation

Barnard College Boosts Efforts to Prepare Students for Life After Graduation

The Beyond Barnard Initiative is designed to expand and integrate the resources the college provides to prepare students and alumnae for life after graduation and to increase their chances for success in their chosen fields.

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.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New 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.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Former Skidmore College President Jamienne Studley Named CEO of Accrediting Agency

Former Skidmore College President Jamienne Studley Named CEO of Accrediting Agency

The Western Senior College and University Commission is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific.

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Miriam Cochran, 1963-2017

Mary Cochran taught dance at Mills College in Oakland, California, and Barnard College in New York City and was a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 12 years.

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.

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.

Barnard College Launches a New Social Justice Institute

Barnard College Launches a New Social Justice Institute

The Social Justice Institute will provide support for a cohort of five activists to deepen their thinking; connect with new collaborators; begin or continue their projects; and build a broader platform for their critical perspectives and on-the-ground movement building work.

The Sages Colleges in New York Honor the Outgoing President

The Sages Colleges in New York Honor the Outgoing President

Susan C. Scrimshaw, the outgoing president of the Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, New York, was recognized by the colleges by having a building named in her honor on the downtown Troy campus.

The First Naval ROTC Graduate in the 128-Year History of Barnard College

The First Naval ROTC Graduate in the 128-Year History of Barnard College

Kelsey Lynch, who graduated from Barnard with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, completed the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program. This September, Lynch will begin her six-year term of naval service at the Aviation Pre-Flight Indoctrination facility in Pensacola, Florida.

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri, professor of creative writing at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been selected to receive the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story from the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Sian Leah Beilock Named the Eighth President of Barnard College in New York City

Sian Leah Beilock Named the Eighth President of Barnard College in New York City

Dr. Beilock has 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. Earlier she taught at Miami University.

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 New Endowed Scholarship for Refugee Women at Barnard College in New York City

A New Endowed Scholarship for Refugee Women at Barnard College in New York City

The Ann and Andrew Tisch Scholarship for Refugee Women will be awarded each year to a woman whose education has been interrupted as a result of war, persecution, conflict, natural disaster, or crisis.

Barnard College Admits Its Most Selective Class in Its 127-Year History

Barnard College Admits Its Most Selective Class in Its 127-Year History

Barnard College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City, reports that it sent acceptance letters to 1,139 women from around the world inviting them to become members of the Class of 2021. Barnard admitted only 14.8 percent of all students who applied for admission.

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.

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.

Two Women Named to Dean Positions

Two Women Named to Dean Positions

Jennifer Green was appointed dean of the library and academic information services at Barnard College in New York City and Margaret L. Williams was named dean of the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Yale University Art Historian Wins Book Award

Yale University Art Historian Wins Book Award

Kishwar Rizvi, associate professor in the history of art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, received the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. Dr. Rizvi joined the faculty at Yale in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 2012.

Barnard College Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award From the International Studies Association

Barnard College Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award From the International Studies Association

Severine Autesserre is an associate professor of political science at Barnard College in New York City. Her award-winning book is based on the author’s extensive field work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and briefer comparative research in Burundi, Cyprus, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

The four women are Kimberly G. Walker at Washington University in St. Louis, Barbara Ryder at Virginia Tech, Lynn Garafola at Barnard College in New York City, and Ann R. Britt, president of Martin Community College in Williamston, North Carolina.

Music Scholar Publishes Research on the Gender Gap in Organist Positions

Music Scholar Publishes Research on the Gender Gap in Organist Positions

Research by Gail Archer, director of the music program at Barnard College in New York City and the college organist at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, finds that there are no women leading the organ program at any music conservatory in the United States and only two women are organists at cathedrals in major American cities.

In March, Debora Spar Will Step Down as President of Barnard College

In March, Debora Spar Will Step Down as President of Barnard College

Dr. Spar, who has led the highly rated liberal arts college for women in New York City since 2008, has agreed to become president and chief executive officer of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

Barnard College Scholar Dusa McDuff Earns a Major Mathematics Prize

Barnard College Scholar Dusa McDuff Earns a Major Mathematics Prize

Dusa McDuff, the Helen Lyttle Kimmel ’42 Professor of Mathematics at Barnard College in New York City, has been selected to receive the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Exposition from the American Mathematical Society. The prize recognizes contributions to geometry and topology.

Barnard College Acquires the Sabra Moore NYC Women's Art Movement Collection

Barnard College Acquires the Sabra Moore NYC Women’s Art Movement Collection

The collection includes organizational records from the feminist political artist group Heresies Collective, documentation of Moore’s work as a counselor at the first legal abortion clinic in New York, memorabilia from the 1984 demonstration against the Museum of Modern Art, and 20 original artworks from Moore’s contemporaries.

Where Do Women's Colleges Stand in the New <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in the New U.S. News Rankings?

Some women’s colleges made impressive gains in their rankings. In fact of the six women’s colleges ranked in the top 50 of all national liberal arts colleges, five have shown an improvement over their rankings in 2013. Wellesley College is now ranked third nationally among all liberal arts colleges.

In Memoriam: Dena F. Dincauze, 1934-2016

In Memoriam: Dena F. Dincauze, 1934-2016

Professor Dincauze taught at the University of Massachusetts from 1973 to 2001 and served as president of the Society of Professional Archaeologists and was the editor of American Antiquity, a journal of the Society of American Archaeology.

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Seven Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Michele Cloonan of Simmons College, Karen C. Davis of the University of Cincinnati, Carol Pilgrim of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Anca Sala of Baker College in Michigan, Lisa Kaltenegger of Cornell University, Alison Duvall of the University of Washington, and Brittany Perham of Stanford University.

Barnard College Acquires the Archives of a Noted Playwright, Poet, and Novelist

Barnard College Acquires the Archives of a Noted Playwright, Poet, and Novelist

Barnard College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in New York City, has announced that it has acquired an extensive archive of material from playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange. She is a 1970 graduate of Barnard College.

Website Offers Its Choices for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

Website Offers Its Choices for the Best Women’s Colleges in the United States

Wellesley College in Massachusetts was rated as the best women’s college in the nation by the College Choice website. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, was ranked second with Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania holding the third spot.

History Professor Wins Three Awards for Her Latest Book

History Professor Wins Three Awards for Her Latest Book

Nancy Woloch, who teaches history at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City, has won three awards for her latest book A Class By Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890-1990s.

Barbara Miller Lane Wins Two Awards for Her Latest Book

Barbara Miller Lane Wins Two Awards for Her Latest Book

Barbara Miller Lane, the Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Emerita at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, is being honored by the Philadelphia Athenaeum and the Association of American Publishers. Professor Lane joined the faculty at Bryn Mawr in 1962.