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Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

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

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The women recently hired to diversity positions are Elaina Sutley in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas, Tashiana Bryant-Myrick at the California Institute of Technology, and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

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

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University's Karen Casciotti

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University’s Karen Casciotti

Professor Casciotti is the recipient of third annual John Hayes Award from the Geochemical Society. The award is granted to a mid-career scientist who draws together multiple fields of investigation to advance biogeochemical science.

Caltech's Viviana Gradinaru Wins Young Investigator Award From the Society for Neuroscience

Caltech’s Viviana Gradinaru Wins Young Investigator Award From the Society for Neuroscience

The award, supported by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has demonstrated understanding of the mammalian brain in health and disease. Dr. Gradinaru’s research focuses on deep brain stimulation procedures for treating human neurodegenerative disorders.

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five Women to Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Donna Wrublewski at the California Institute of Technology, Laquitha Bonds at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin, Ellen Fisher at the University of New Mexico, Jana Blick at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Rebecca Armstrong-English at Dillard University in New Orleans.

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

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

Takin on new administrative duties are Karen Craddock at Brown University in Rhode Island, Crate Herbert at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Sara Thorndike at Pennsylvania State University, Julia Yager at Smith College in Massachusetts,. Cathy Light at Caltech, and Emilly Borthwick-Wong at the University of Nevada, Reno.

A Rising Star in Planetary Science Honored by the American Geophysical Union

A Rising Star in Planetary Science Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Sarah Hörst is an assistant professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. her research has a particular interest in the complex organic chemistry occurring in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.

New Administrative Assignments for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Assignments for Eight 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.

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics, has been named the new dean of School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Mavalvala is known for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection.

Caltech's Kathryn Zurek Has Been Named a 2020 Simmons Investigator

Caltech’s Kathryn Zurek Has Been Named a 2020 Simmons Investigator

Professor Zurek studies dark matter, an invisible substance that pervades our universe. She also develops theories for observational techniques to measure dark matter clumps in our galaxy and, in the realm of particle physics, has studied the impact of the Higgs boson on cosmological history.

Barbara Wold Named the Director of the Institute for Translational Research at the CalTech

Barbara Wold Named the Director of the Institute for Translational Research at the CalTech

The institute, established earlier this year, aims to help CalTech scientists and engineers transform their breakthroughs into advances in human health and enhance resources for every step in translational science, from basic discovery through clinical collaboration and the introduction of new treatments.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

The academy was established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI with the goal of promoting “the progress of the mathematical, physical, and natural sciences.” It is the latest incarnation of papal scientific academies that date back to 1603. Professor Arnold won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

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

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Dr. Greer’s research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on creating 3-D micro- and nano-architected materials using 3-D lithography, nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing techniques. She joined the faculty at CalTech in 2007 and was promoted to full professor in 2013.

CalTech Seeks to Boost the Number of Women Pursuing Graduate Study in Physics

CalTech Seeks to Boost the Number of Women Pursuing Graduate Study in Physics

Recently, the California Institute of Technology hosted the inaugural “FUTURE of Physics” event. The program brought junior and senior college women who are majoring in physics to CalTech for two days of panels and mini-workshops.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

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.

New Administrative Positions for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 10 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.

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Beverly McKeon, a professor of aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology, Nicole Dawson, an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Central Florida, and Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on 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.

Two Women Scholars Named Moore Foundation Inventor Fellows

Two Women Scholars Named Moore Foundation Inventor Fellows

Two women – Viviana Gradinaru of CalTech and Jennifer Dionne of Stanford – are among this year’s Moore Investor Fellows. The honorees each receive $825,000 over the next three years to further their research in science, medicine, and environmental conservation.

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Honored by the American Chemical Society

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Honored by the American Chemical Society

Alison Butler, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and associate vice chancellor for academic personnel at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected to receive the Alfred Bader Award in Bio-Inorganic or Bio-Organic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Honored by the Society of Women Engineers

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Honored by the Society of Women Engineers

The Achievement Award from the Society of Women’s Engineer is presented annually to a “woman who has made an outstanding technical contribution for at least 20 years in a field of engineering.”

Melanie Sanford Wins the $250,000 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

Melanie Sanford Wins the $250,000 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

Professor Sanford was honored for her work developing simpler, more environmentally friendly approaches to the creating molecules that can be used to store energy in batteries, serve as new medical imaging agents, convert carbon dioxide into fuels, or serve as pharmaceuticals to treat disease.

New Positions for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Positions for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Megan Finno-Valasquez at New Mexico State University, Lisa Mohanty at Trident University International, Ruth Ozeki at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Maura Dykstra at the California Institute of Technology.

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liliya Yatsunyk of Swarthmore College, Rose McLarney of Auburn University, M. Darby Dyar of Mount Holyoke College, Erika Marin-Spiotta of the University of Wisconsin, Helen Grundman of Bryn Mawr College, Viviana Gradinaru of ClaTech, and Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College.

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.

Fiona Harrison of CalTech Wins Award From the Committee on Space Research

Fiona Harrison of CalTech Wins Award From the Committee on Space Research

Dr. Harrison is the principal investgator on the NASA grant project for the NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission. The project began in 2012 and involves a telescope operating in a high frequency band of hard X-rays.

In Memoriam: Alison Winter, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Alison Winter, 1965-2016

Alison Winter was a professor and historian of science and medicine at the University of Chicago. Professor Winter joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2001. Earlier, she taught at the California Institute of Technology.

Eight Women Appointed to Executive Posts in College and University Administrations

Eight Women Appointed to Executive Posts in College and University Administrations

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

CalTech's Frances Arnold Is the First Woman Recipient of the Millennium Technology Prize

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Is the First Woman Recipient of the Millennium Technology Prize

Dr. Arnold is the Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. She is the first woman to win the 1 million euros award from the Technology Academy of Finland

Emily Carter Named Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University

Emily Carter Named Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University

Dr. Carter has been on the faculty at Princeton since 2004 after teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently serves as the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and as professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton.