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Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Seven Women in Higher Education Who Were Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are MiYoung Kwon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leykia Nulan at the University of Massachusetts, Anny Berry Somers at UNC-Greensboro, Janelle M. Walter at Baylor University, Gilda A. Barabino at CCNY, Ethel Frese at Saint Louis University, and Sandra San Miguel at Purdue University.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Lesley Lokko at City College of New York, Angela Kashuba at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Susan Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Mariette DiChristina at Boston University, Robin L. Hughes at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Melissa Sturge-Apple at the University of Rochester, and Sue Day Perroots at West Virginia University.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

In Memoriam: Bernice Sandler, 1928-2019

Bernice Sandler was often referred to as the “godmother of Title IX.” When she applied for her first job in academia, she was told she came “on too strong for a woman.”

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

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

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.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Julie Williams of Wright State University, Deborah O’Bannon at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Maria Tamargo of the City College of New York, Jean Giddens of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Gloria Chuku of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Professor Zadie Smith of New York University to Receive the Langston Hughes Medal

Professor Zadie Smith of New York University to Receive the Langston Hughes Medal

The Langston Hughes Medal honors writers of poetry, drama, fiction, biographies, and critical essays from throughout the Black diaspora. Women who have won the medal previously include Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Octavia Butler, and Edwidge Danticat.

Six Women Academics Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

Six Women Academics Selected to Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Beverly Edmond of the University of Montana, Sally G. Hoskins of City College of New York, Gail Mellow of LaGuardia Community College in New York, Lori Ideta at the University of Hawaii, Tamara Scerpella at the University of Wisconsin, and Janelle Baker at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Seven Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Shirley Meng of the University of California, San Diego, Maiken H. Mikkelsen of Duke University, Mara C. Tieken of Bates College, Lori Mann Bruce of Mississippi State University, Lynn Appelbaum of City College of New York, Susan Brantley of Pennsylvania State University, and Deborah A. Raines of the University at Buffalo.

Lisa Coico Resigns as President of City College of New York

Lisa Coico Resigns as President of City College of New York

The resignation came one day after a story in the New York Times questioned $150,000 in personal expenses that may have been paid by the research arm of the City University of New York System. A federal investigation is under way to determine if federal research funds were used improperly.

University of Pittsburgh Professor Wins the Lenore Marshall Poetry Award

University of Pittsburgh Professor Wins the Lenore Marshall Poetry Award

Lynn Emanuel, professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The prize honors the most outstanding book of poetry published in the previous calendar year.

Academic Honors for a Trio of Women Scholars

Academic Honors for a Trio of Women Scholars

Selected for prestigious awards are Lisa S. Coico, president of City College of New York, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a professor of dance at Florida State University, and Patricia Bowyer, an associate professor of occupational therapy on the Houston campus of Texas Woman’s University.

Emily Raboteau Wins the International Flash Fiction Competition

Emily Raboteau Wins the International Flash Fiction Competition

Emily Raboteau, a professor of English and creative writing at the City College of New York, won the $20,000 first prize for her 100-word short story entitled “Oysters.” It was selected from more than 35,000 entries worldwide.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Kethleen Lowney of Valdosta State University in Georgia, Andrea Modica at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Sarah G. Holterhoff at Valparaiso University in Indiana, Daniell Walsh at East Carolina University, Judith Cone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Jennifer Katona at the City University of New York.

Three Women Scholars Elected to Lead National Organizations

Three Women Scholars Elected to Lead National Organizations

Jane Bray was named chair-elect of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Nancy E. Davidson was named president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research and Gilda Barabino will lead the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Four Women Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Four Women Appointed to New Faculty Posts

The women taking on new faculty roles are Mary Erina Driscoll at City College of New York, Susan Burch at Middlebury College, Emilie Hafner-Burton at the University of California, San Diego, and Lucy Hodder at the University of New Hampshire.

City College of New York Is Establishing an Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs

City College of New York Is Establishing an Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs

The City College of New York has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank to establish a program to support women entrepreneurs. The bank is funding the two-year, $575,000 program that will be called the Standard Chartered Technology Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs.

Emily Raboteau of City College of New York Wins the American Book Award

Emily Raboteau of City College of New York Wins the American Book Award

Professor Raboteau is being honored for her work of creative nonfiction in which she describes her 10-year journey through Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and the American South to explore the complex and contradictory perspectives of Black Zionists.

A Quartet of Women Who Will Serve as Deans

A Quartet of Women Who Will Serve as Deans

The new deans are Ana Diez Roux at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Michele Baptiste at City College of New York, Gilda Barabino at the City College of New York and Sharon L. Wood at the University of Texas.

City College Seminar Identifies Places of Significance in Women's History

City College Seminar Identifies Places of Significance in Women’s History

Students in Professor Marta Gutman’s seminar on gender and architecture at City College in New York have identified 14 sites that they believe are important to women’s history. The students are proposing that these sites be included in New York City’s Census of Places That Matter.

Seven Women Academics Win Book Awards

Seven Women Academics Win Book Awards

The honorees are Jorie Graham, Jennifer Klein, Eileen Boris, Barbara Ann Naddeo, Wendy Kohli, Arlene Keeling, and Barbara Mann Wall.

Edwidge Danticat Awarded the Langston Hughes Medal

Edwidge Danticat Awarded the Langston Hughes Medal

The award-winning author has taught at New York University and the University of Miami.