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The Next President of Cypress College in California

The Next President of Cypress College in California

Dr. JoAnna Schilling, a graduate of Smith College, has been serving as the interim vice president for academic affairs at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California. Earlier, she was vice president for academic affairs at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California.

Five Women in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women in new administrative roles are Angela Blanton at Carnegie Mellon University, Betsy Asserson at Montana State University, Katrina Briscoe at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Sara Judge at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Pilar Prather at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Eight Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to New 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.

Carnegie Mellon University Makes Great Strides in Enrolling Women in Computer Science and Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University Makes Great Strides in Enrolling Women in Computer Science and Engineering

At Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, women are 48.5 percent of all first-year undergraduates in computer science courses and 43.3 percent of all first-year women in undergraduate engineering courses. This is moe thsn double the national average.

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.

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans in Higher Education

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans in Higher Education

The new deans are Judy Didion at Oakland University, Nasha Torrez at the University of New Mexico, Katherine Ankerson at the University of Nebraska, Rachel Croson at Michigan State, Irene Aiken at UNC-Pembroke, Sharon Basso at Claremont McKenna College, and Rebecca Doerge at Carnegie Mellon University.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

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.

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

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.

Three Women Among the 12 Winners of the 2016 Hertz Fellowships

Three Women Among the 12 Winners of the 2016 Hertz Fellowships

Winners of the prestigious fellowships are awarded full tuition in Ph.D. programs for five years. And they receive an annual stipend. Preference is given to scholars who have a stated preference to pursue science in the public interest.

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

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.

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

Three Women University Scientists Taking on New Duties for Federal Agencies

Three Women University Scientists Taking on New Duties for Federal Agencies

Lorrie Faith Cranor of Carnegie Mellon University was named chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission. Kathy Partin of Colorado State was named director of an office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Anne Kenworthy of Vanderbilt University will review grant proposals at the National Institutes of Health.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in American Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in American 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.

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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 Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New 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.

Ten Women in New Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Ten Women in New Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Taking on new assignments are Linda Mansfield, Deana Lawson, Henrietta Kralovec, Alice Y. Kaplan, Deborah C. Haynes, Elizabeth M. Brannon, Grace Wasike Namwamba, Linda Babcock, Catherine Mobley, and Tracy Colemen.

Eighteen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in American Higher Education

Eighteen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in American 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 President of the Hertz Foundation

The First Woman President of the Hertz Foundation

After a long career in development posts at several universities, Robbee Baker Kosak will lead the foundation that offers financial support for Ph.D. students in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences.

Seven Women Appointed to Teaching Positions at Major Universities

Seven Women Appointed to Teaching Positions at Major Universities

The women in new teaching posts are Lorna McGhee at Carnegie Mellon, Sonal S. Tuli at the University of Florida, Jeannine Bell at Indiana University, Amy Landis at Clemson, Norma Riccucci at Rutgers, Donita Brady at the University of Pennsylvania, and Ann Burkhardt at Drake.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Five Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Women taking on new teaching roles are Jing Kong at MIT, Annemarie Gockel at Smith College, Amber Chelette at Ouachita Baptist University, Andrea Deciu Ritivoi at Carnegie Mellon University, and Linda M. Abriola at Tufts University.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Universities

Taking on new faculty roles are Tamera Broderick at MIT, Lakami Baker at Auburn, Lucia Rothman-Denes at the University of Chicago, Donna Harsch at Carnegie Mellon, April Benasich at Rutgers, and Patrice Buzzanell at Purdue.

In Memoriam: Kathryn M. Chaloner, 1954-2014

In Memoriam: Kathryn M. Chaloner, 1954-2014

Kathryn M. Chaloner wa a professor and chair of the department of biostatistics at the University of Iowa. She joined the university’s faculty in 2002 after teaching at the University of Minnesota for 20 years.

Two Women Scholars Honored With the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Two Women Scholars Honored With the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Cherry A. Murray is the John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, professor of physics and dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Mary Shaw is the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science Reports a Record Number of Women in Its Entering Class

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science Reports a Record Number of Women in Its Entering Class

Nationwide, women make up about 14 percent of all bachelor’s degree recipient in computer science. This fall, women will make up 40 percent of the incoming class at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.

Carnegie Mellon University's Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women

Carnegie Mellon University’s Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women

The program consists of six, two-day workshops and focuses on developing women’s leadership potential with a concentration on developing negotiation skills. Participants also receive six one-on-one executive coaching sessions.

Two Women Named University Professors at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

Two Women Named University Professors at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh

Irene Fonseca is the Mellon College of Science Professor of Mathematics and Manuela M. Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science. Both women are originally from Portugal.

Arizona State University Professor Wins Book Award

Arizona State University Professor Wins Book Award

Jewell Parker Rhodes, who holds the Piper Endowed Chair and is a professor of English at Arizona State University, received the 2014 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award in the books for older children category.

Two Distinguished Scholars Receive New Teaching Assignments

Two Distinguished Scholars Receive New Teaching Assignments

Cathy N. Davidson is leaving the faculty at Duke University and is taking a post as professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Marlene Behrmann was named to an endowed chair at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The three women named to endowed chairs are Cathleen Kaveny at Boston College, Rachael Pepper at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and Roberta Klatzky at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Mellon Scholar to Develop a New Sustainable Hydropower System

Carnegie Mellon Scholar to Develop a New Sustainable Hydropower System

Diana Marculescu, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, is leading a new three-year research project to develop a system to generate electricity through the natural flowing of rivers and and streams.

Woman Claims Carnegie Mellon University Failed to Protect Her From Sexual Harassment

Woman Claims Carnegie Mellon University Failed to Protect Her From Sexual Harassment

The complaint alleges that a woman student was sexually assaulted by another woman student and that subsequently the university failed to prevent the offender from harassing and intimidating the victim on campus.

A Trio of Women Taking on New Teaching Roles

A Trio of Women Taking on New Teaching Roles

Jelana Kovacevic was named chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Tricia Rose will spend the spring semester at Dominican University and Hannah Stewart-Gambino will hold a joint appointment at Lafayette College.

Kiron Skinner to Lead the New Institute for Strategic Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University

Kiron Skinner to Lead the New Institute for Strategic Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University

The new institute will be involved with the university’s consultation services with government defense, intelligence, and diplomatic officials in areas such as computer science, cybersecurity, robotics, and communications.

Marlene Behrmann to Lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Marlene Behrmann to Lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Dr. Behrmann is a professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh and sponsors an interdisciplinary graduate training program.

Carnegie Mellon Professor Honored for Achievement in Statistical Science

Carnegie Mellon Professor Honored for Achievement in Statistical Science

Kathryn Roeder, professor of statistics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has been selected to receive the Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences.