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New Administrative Positions for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Perloff, 1931-2024

In Memoriam: Marjorie Perloff, 1931-2024

Dr. Perloff was a professor emerita of English with Stanford University, where she taught for 14 years. She was a scholar of contemporary and experimental poetry, authoring over a dozen books throughout her lifetime.

The Society for Neuroscience Recognizes the Career Achievements of BJ Casey

The Society for Neuroscience Recognizes the Career Achievements of BJ Casey

BJ Casey, the Christina L. Williams Professor of Neuroscience at Barnard College in New York City, is the winner of the 2023 Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Neuroscience.

Linda Bell to Step Down as Provost at Barnard College

Linda Bell to Step Down as Provost at Barnard College

Linda A. Bell, provost and dean of faculty at Barnard College in New York City, announced that she will step down at the end of the current academic year. She has served in these roles for more than a decade. After a sabbatical, Dr. Bell will return to Barnard as a faculty member in the department of economics.

Murray State University's Rebecca Rosen Honored by the Modern Language Association

Murray State University’s Rebecca Rosen Honored by the Modern Language Association

Rebecca M. Rosen, assistant professor of English at Murray State University in Kentucky, has been awarded the 2022 Richard Beale Davis Prize. This award is presented by the Modern Language Association Early American Literature Forum.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women named to endowed professorships are Merve Gül Emre at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Imani Perry at Harvard University, Jhumpa Lahiri at Barnard College in New York City, and Susan K. Serrano at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law.

In Memoriam: Saskia Hamilton, 1967-2023

In Memoriam: Saskia Hamilton, 1967-2023

Saskia Hamilton, a poet, professor of English, and vice provost for academic programs and curriculum at Barnard College in New York City, has died in New York. She was 56 years old. A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Hamilton was a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio. She held a master’s degree from New York […]

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.

Laura Rosenbury Selected to Be the Ninth President of Barnard College in New York City

Laura Rosenbury Selected to Be the Ninth President of Barnard College in New York City

Laura Rosenbury – a leading women and gender legal theorist with expertise that spans reproductive rights, children’s rights, and sexual harassment and abuse – currently serves as the first woman dean at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. From 2002 to 2015, Professor Rosenbury served on the faculty at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

In Memoriam: Nan H. Johnson, 1930-2022

In Memoriam: Nan H. Johnson, 1930-2022

Nan Johnson, a politician and the founder of the Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester, died late last month at her home in Pasadena, California. She was 92 years old. A native of Pittsburgh, Johnson was a graduate of Barnard College in New York City, where she majored in political science. After […]

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

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

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.

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.