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Wesleyan University Scholar Honored by the Philosophy of Science Association

Wesleyan University Scholar Honored by the Philosophy of Science Association

Victoria Pitts-Taylor, professor and chair of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies and professor of sociology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, was honored for the best scholarship written in English in the area of feminist philosophy of science within the past five years.

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 18 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

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

Two Women Neuroscientists Honored With the Kavli Prize

Two Women Neuroscientists Honored With the Kavli Prize

Eve Marder is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and Carla Shatz is the Sapp Family Provostal Professor and a professor of biology and professor of neurobiology at Stanford University.

The New President of the Organization of American Historians

The New President of the Organization of American Historians

Nancy F. Cott, the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University, is the new president of the Organization of American Historians. The organization, founded in 1907, represents more than 7,800 historians worldwide.

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine 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.

Anita Hill Will Be 10th Recipient of the Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy, and Tolerance

Anita Hill Will Be 10th Recipient of the Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy, and Tolerance

The honor, awarded by the University of California, Merced, comes with a $10,000 prize. Professor Hill will be honored on October 24 in Merced, 25 years after she testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, alleging sexual harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Nancy Kleckner of Harvard University, Julia Bryan at Pennsylvania State University, Kelly Chezum of Clarkson University, Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, Susanne Menden-Deuer of the University of Rhode Island, and Cait Lamberton of the University of Pittsburgh.

Cathy Spatz Widom Will Share the  2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Cathy Spatz Widom Will Share the 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Cathy Spatz Widom is a Distinguished Professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is being honored for her work on what parents do wrong that leads to criminal behavior by their children once they reach adulthood.

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Taking on New 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.

Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Adds Seven Women to Its Faculty

Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Adds Seven Women to Its Faculty

The new faculty members are Clementine Faure-Bellaiche in French, Tijana Ivanovic and Maria-Eirini Pandelia in biochemistry, Alice Hsiaw in economics, Laura Jaocusch in Holocaust studies, Hannah Weiss Muller in history, and Carina E. Ray in African and Afro-American studies.

Martha Minow Selected to Receive the $25,000 Gittler Prize

Martha Minow Selected to Receive the $25,000 Gittler Prize

A professor and dean of Harvard Law School, Martha Minow was named the winner of the 2015-16 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize from Brandeis University. The prize honors “a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic, or religious relations.”

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight Women

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight 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.

Seven Women in New University Faculty Posts

Seven Women in New University Faculty Posts

The women in new teaching roles are Suzanne C. Segerstrom at the University of Kentucky, Cynthia A. Toth at Duke, Khiaria M. Bridges at Boston University, Anita Berrizbeitia at Harvard, Veerle Keppens at the University of Tennessee, Maureen McHugh at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Gian Turrigiano at Brandeis.

Suffolk University in Boston Names Its Next President

Suffolk University in Boston Names Its Next President

Margaret McKenna was named the tenth president of Suffolk University in Boston. She was president of Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1985 to 2007. Most recently, McKenna has been teaching at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Emory University Professor to Be Subject of a New Film Starring Hilary Swank

Emory University Professor to Be Subject of a New Film Starring Hilary Swank

Deborah Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Professor Lipstadt’s 2005 book about her libel trial in British courts for accusing David Irving of being a “Holocaust denier” is coming to the big screen.

Anita Hill Named University Professor at Brandeis

Anita Hill Named University Professor at Brandeis

Professor Hill joined the Brandeis faculty in 1998. She came to national prominence in 1991 when she accused Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

Brandeis University Has Acquired the Archives of the Quarterly Magazine <em>Lilith</em>

Brandeis University Has Acquired the Archives of the Quarterly Magazine Lilith

The magazine was founded in 1976 and has the tagline “independent, Jewish, and frankly feminist.” The archives include notes, edited articles, editorial correspondence, photographs, manuscripts that were never published, and documents about the founding of the magazine.

Seven Women in New Faculty Roles

Seven Women in New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Claire Wills at Princeton University, Carrie Scanga at Bowdoin College, Anita L. Tucker at Brandeis University, Joan S. Carpenter at Indiana University, Christine Beckman at the University of Maryland, Madhavi P. Kadakia at Wright State University, and Bryna Goodman of the University of Oregon.

Lisa Lynch to Lead Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Lisa Lynch to Lead Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Lisa M. Lynch will serve as interim president of the university, beginning on July 1. This past October Dr. Lynch was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Brandeis University.

In Memoriam: Janet Kaplan, 1945-2014

In Memoriam: Janet Kaplan, 1945-2014

Janet Kaplan was a professor of art history and director of curatorial studies at the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She also taught at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, the University of New Hampshire, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Two Women Named to Dean Posts

Two Women Named to Dean Posts

Barbara Knuth was appointed to a new term as dean of the Graduate School at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Marty Krauss was named interim dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

More Accolades for Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna

More Accolades for Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna

Professor Doudna is sharing the 17th Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine from Brandeis University for her work in genomic engineering. It is the third major scientific award she has received this year.

The New Provost at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts

The New Provost at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Lisa M. Lynch has been serving as dean and the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at the university. During the Clinton administration, Dr. Lynch was chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Four Women in New Faculty Posts

Four Women in New Faculty Posts

The women in new teaching roles are Jasmine Johnson at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, Tara Tietjen-Smith at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Elizabeth Calhoun at the University of Arizona, and Christena Cleveland at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In Memoriam: Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld, 1921-2014

In Memoriam: Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld, 1921-2014

Sylvia Hassenfeld was a longtime member of the board of trustees and financial supporter of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. A graduate of Cedar Crest College, she also served on the board of New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

In Memoriam: Ann Weick, 1941-2014

In Memoriam: Ann Weick, 1941-2014

Professor Weick joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1976. She was named acting dean of the School of Social Welfare in 1987 and permanent dean a year later. She served as dean until 2006.

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Awards

The winners are Hannah Sanghee Park of USC, Kathy Lee Heuston of Austin Peay State, Alicia Dewey of Biola University, Sylvia Barack Fishman of Brandeis, Donna Shalala of the University of Miami, and Diana Lados of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Brandeis University Decides Not to Give an Honorary Degree to a Women's Rights Activist

Brandeis University Decides Not to Give an Honorary Degree to a Women’s Rights Activist

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somalian-born women’s rights activist who once held a seat in the Dutch parliament. Some faculty and students at Brandeis objected to her past statements about Islam.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named Associate Editor of Major Journal in Neuroscience

University of Kentucky Scholar Named Associate Editor of Major Journal in Neuroscience

Donna Wilcock, an assistant professor of physiology in the College of Medicine and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky, was appointed associate editor of The Journal of Neuroscience. She will edit the journal’s neurobiology of disease section.

Brandeis University Scholar's Research Finds Women of Influence in Early Christian Times

Brandeis University Scholar’s Research Finds Women of Influence in Early Christian Times

Bernadette J. Brooten, professor of Christian studies at Brandeis University, has recently completed research which shows that women held positions of power and influence in both Jewish and Christian societies in the first and second centuries.

Five Women in New University Administrative Positions

Five Women in New University Administrative Positions

The women taking on new administrative roles are Yolanda Cooper at Emory University, Lorraine Williams at Ashford University, Luanne Bowman at Ohio University, Amanda Nicholson at Syracuse University, and Sheila McMahon at Brandeis University.

Patricia Hill Collins to Be Awarded the Gittler Prize

Patricia Hill Collins to Be Awarded the Gittler Prize

Patricia Hill Collins, a Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park, has been selected to receive the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize from Brandeis University for outstanding scholarly contributions in the field of racial, ethnic, and religious relations.

Highest-Ranking Woman in the U.S. Department of Education Is Stepping Down

Highest-Ranking Woman in the U.S. Department of Education Is Stepping Down

Martha J. Kanter, under secretary of education is in charge of higher education programs, federal financial aid programs for higher education, and adult and vocational training programs.

Eve Marder Wins the $500,000 Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Eve Marder Wins the $500,000 Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Eve Marder, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has been chosen to receive the $500,000 Gruber Neuroscience Prize. Her research focuses on a network of large neurons located in the guts of lobsters and crabs.