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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.

Historian Katherine Fleming Named the Next Provost at New York University

Historian Katherine Fleming Named the Next Provost at New York University

Dr. Fleming currently serves as deputy provost and vice chancellor for Europe at the university. She also serves as the Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization and as director of the Remarque Institute at the university.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Academics

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Academics

The honorees are Peggy Johnson of Penn State, Nancy Leveson of MIT, Nina Caldwell of Maryville University in St. Louis, Sheri Colberg-Ochs of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Isabelle Jouanneau-Fertig of Barnard College in New York City, and Nancy Merner of Auburn University in Alabama.

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.

Website Issues Its Rankings of the Nation's Best Women's Colleges

Website Issues Its Rankings of the Nation’s Best Women’s Colleges

The educational research website StartClass.com rates women’s colleges on factors such as affordability, career readiness programs, admissions selectivity, academic ratings, and experts’ opinions. Wellesley College in Massachusetts sits atop the rankings.

Susan Kaufman Purcell Stepping Down From Her Post at the University of Miami

Susan Kaufman Purcell Stepping Down From Her Post at the University of Miami

Susan Kaufman Purcell has announced that she is stepping down as director of the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami. She founded the center 11 years ago.

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.

Six New Women Are on the Faculty at Barnard College in New York City

Six New Women Are on the Faculty at Barnard College in New York City

Barnard College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City, has announced that there are eight new faculty members on campus this fall. Six of the new hires are women: Belinda Archibong, Rachel N. Austin, Gale Kenny, Mignon R. Moore, Angela Tolonen, and Christina Vizcarra.

Five Women Academics Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Five Women Academics Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Nine individuals received the National Humanities Medal at a White House ceremony on September 10. Among the nine individual winners are five women with current ties to the academic world.

Two New York City Scholars Wrote the Libretto for a New Opera Performed in London

Two New York City Scholars Wrote the Libretto for a New Opera Performed in London

The libretto for the opera Cities of Salt was written by Yvette Christianse, a professor of English and Africana studies at Barnard College and Rosalind Morris, a professor of anthropology at Columbia University. The opera recently debuted at the Royal Opera House in London.

Seven Sister Colleges Launch an Online Historical Archive of Women in Higher Education

Seven Sister Colleges Launch an Online Historical Archive of Women in Higher Education

The archive includes a wide variety of materials including photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, and diaries documenting the history of women in higher education.

Nine Women Faculty Members Take on New Roles

Nine Women Faculty Members Take on New Roles

The nine women scholars in new posts are Ishita Mukerji at Wesleyan, Lida E. Maxwell at Trinity College, Elizabeth Castelli at Barnard College, Margaret S. Clark at Yale, Caroline Elkins at Harvard, Deborah Vischak at Princeton, Constance W. Ziemian at Bucknell, Jane Parrish at Mississippi State, and Christina Kan at Texas A&M.

Barnard College Announces Major New Changes to Its Curriculum

Barnard College Announces Major New Changes to Its Curriculum

Linda A. Bell, provost at Barnard, said reports that the new curriculum will include a first-year writing seminar, a robust set of new general education requirements with broad distributional requirements, and a capstone senior experience.

The New Director of the MIT Press

The New Director of the MIT Press

Since 2014, Dr. Brand has been vice president at Digital Science, a subsidiary of Holtzbrinch Publishing Group. Previously, she was an assistant provost at Harvard University. From 1994 to 2000, Dr. Brand was executive editor at MIT Press for cognitive science and linguistics.

Barnard College's Campaign to Boost Women Entrepreneurs

Barnard College’s Campaign to Boost Women Entrepreneurs

Venture capital firms that take the Athena Pledge agree that one third of the start-up firms that receive support have at least one women founder as an equity owner and have women in their top management teams.

Barnard College Will Consider Transgender Students for Admission

Barnard College Will Consider Transgender Students for Admission

According to a statement from the board chair and president, “Barnard College will consider for admission those applicants who consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.”

Six Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Juanita Johnson-Bailey of the University of Georgia, Rae Silver of Barnard College, Maria Harrison of Cornell University, Lois Zook-Gerdau of Muskingum University, Barbara E. Hagler of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.