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Brandeis University Bucks the National Trend of a Decline in Women Coaches

Brandeis University Bucks the National Trend of a Decline in Women Coaches

At Brandeis in Waltham, Massachusetts, women’s teams are mainly coached by women, with only one of the eight teams led by a male head coach. Men’s teams’ head coaches are evenly split along gender lines, with three teams coached by women and four coached by men.

Susan Lanser of Brandeis University Wins Award From the International Society for the Study of Narrative

Susan Lanser of Brandeis University Wins Award From the International Society for the Study of Narrative

In the society’s announcement of the award, Professor Lanser was praised for “sustained contributions to narrative studies” and for advocating for “the importance of extending the corpus of narratology and of developing a historical narratology.”

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

Ten 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.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

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.

A Dozen Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

A Dozen Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

Karen Uhlenbeck Is the First Woman to Be Awarded the 2019 Abel Prize

The award, modeled after the Nobel Prize, is considered the top international award in the field of mathematics. Dr. Uhlenbeck will receive the award, which comes with a monetary prize of approximately $700,000, at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway on May 21.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

In September of 2018, the ‪Birmingham Civil Rights Institute‬’s board of directors selected Angela Davis to receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award at its annual gala in February. That decision has now been changed and the event has been cancelled. Dr. Davis believes her support of Palestinian rights prompted the decision.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

In Memoriam: Nancy W. Veeder, 1937-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy W. Veeder, 1937-2018

A native of Albany, New York, Dr. Veeder was a graduate of Smith College and served on the faculty at the Boston College School of Social Work for 40 years. Dr. Veeder retired from teaching in 2008.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Thew new women deans are Debra Satz, Michele H. Jackson, Kelly M. Smith, Sandra Miles, Vanessa Beasley, Courtney Bentley, Stephanie Hartwell, Camelia Moses Okpodu, and Dorothy L. Hodgson.

Six Universities Appoint Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Six Universities Appoint Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean posts are Bridget Terry Long at Harvard University, Constance Relihan at Virginia Commonwealth University, Piyushimita Thakuriah at Rutgers University, Edith Parker at the University of Iowa, Kathryn Graddy at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and Pauline Sampson at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

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.

Harvard University Acquires the Papers of Professor Angela Davis

Harvard University Acquires the Papers of Professor Angela Davis

Professor Davis, who taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz until 2008, has been a political activist for most of her life, advocating for the rights of African Americans, women, and prison inmates.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Major Universities

Appointed to endowed faculty posts are Amy Singer at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachsuetts, Antoinette Burton at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sylvie Naar in the College of Medicine at Florida State University.

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Duties for Eight Women at Major 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 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.

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

June Gary Hopps is the Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Earlier she was dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

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

Eleven 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.

Wesleyan University Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Sociological Association

Wesleyan University Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Sociological Association

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was honored for an outstanding book on science, knowledge and/or technology published during the preceding three years.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Nine Women

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 Administrative Positions for Seventeen Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Seventeen Women 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.

Brandeis University Awards Tenure to Four Women Scholars

Brandeis University Awards Tenure to Four Women Scholars

The four women awarded tenure at Brandeis University, all associate professors, are Aparna Baskaran in physics Jennifer Marusic in philosophy, Avital Rodal in biology, and Anna Scherbina in finance.

Larissa Ruiz Baia Appointed Interim President of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, New Hampshire

Larissa Ruiz Baia Appointed Interim President of Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, New Hampshire

Since 2012, Dr. Baia has served as vice president for student services and enrollment management at the college. Earlier, she was associate vice president for enrollment management at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire.

University of Michigan Professor Carol Fierke Appointed Provost at Texas A&M University

University of Michigan Professor Carol Fierke Appointed Provost at Texas A&M University

Dr. Fierke has been serving as dean of the Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for graduate academic affairs at the University of Michigan. She also was the Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry.

Five Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Positions

Five Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level Academic Positions

They are Joan Hirt, a professor of educational leadership at Virginia Tech, Laurel Jones, president of Cabrillo College in California, Dian Fox, a professor of Hispanic studies at Brandeis University, Milla Cozart Riggio, a professor of English at Trinity College in Connecticut, and Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University.

Four Women Retiring From Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Retiring From Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

The women who are retiring are Christine Jackson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mary Blaine Campbell at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Joan Morrison at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Paula J. Giddings at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Chana Bloch, 1940-2017

In Memoriam: Chana Bloch, 1940-2017

Chana Bloch was an acclaimed poet and professor emerita of English literature at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Dr. Bloch joined the faculty at Scripps College in 1973 and taught there for 32 years. At Scripps, she was the director of the creative writing program.

Lynn Stephen of the University of Oregon to Lead the Latin American Studies Association

Lynn Stephen of the University of Oregon to Lead the Latin American Studies Association

Lynn Stephen is a Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon. She is an affiliated faculty member in programs on ethnic studies, Latin American studies, and women’s and gender studies.

In Memoriam: Lisel Judge, 1916-2017

In Memoriam: Lisel Judge, 1916-2017

Lisel Judge was a former faculty member, athletic administrator, and the longtime women’s fencing coach at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

The New Leader of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Barbara G. Lyman has served as the chief academic officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania since 2008. She will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted for a permanent president. The search will begin later this year.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Stepping down from their current posts are Nasrin Jewell at St. Catherine University, Mary Spilde at Lane Community College in Oregon, Carol M. Swain at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Deborah Jenson at Duke University in North Carolina, and Nancy Winship at Brandeis University in Massachusetts,

Brandeis University Program Seeks to End Health Disparities for Women With Intellectual Disabilities

Brandeis University Program Seeks to End Health Disparities for Women With Intellectual Disabilities

In an effort to reduce the disparities, the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy has produced a series of YouTube videos that highlight the importance of mammograms and Pap tests for women, particularly those with intellectual disabilities.

The "Mommy Factor" Does Not Explain the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

The “Mommy Factor” Does Not Explain the Gender Gap in STEM Fields

The study, led by a demographer at Cornell University, found that when women planned to delay marriage and limit the number of children they wanted – which would let them focus exclusively on work – they didn’t get the same employment opportunities in STEM as men.

Kimberlé Crenshaw to Receive the Gittler Prize From Brandeis University

Kimberlé Crenshaw to Receive the Gittler Prize From Brandeis University

The Gittler Prize is presented annually to a person whose body of published work reflects scholarly excellence and makes a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic or religious relations. Professor Crenshaw, who is on the faculty at the law schools of Columbia University and UCLA, will receive the award and a $25,000 prize in October 2017.