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Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new titles or assignments are Kerstin Perez at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M. Suzanne Lang at Michigan State University, Jeanette Wing at Columbia University in New York, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Srah Rifky at Virginia Commonwealth University, Christine Rapp Prescott at New York University, and Trimiko Melancon at Michigan State University

New Faculty Member at the College of William and Mary Honored by the Society of American Historians

New Faculty Member at the College of William and Mary Honored by the Society of American Historians

Brianna Nofil, an assistant professor of history at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was recognized with the Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians for her dissertation, “Detention Power: Jails, Camps, and the Origins of Immigrant Incarceration, 1900-2002.”

In Memoriam:  Sheila Tobias, 1935-2021

In Memoriam: Sheila Tobias, 1935-2021

In 1967, Tobias she appointed assistant to the vice president for academic affairs at Cornell University. In 1970 she was named associate provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she led efforts to transition the once all-male school into a coeducational institution. Tobias’ writings and research focused on women’s anxiety toward pursuing math and science fields.

In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, 1924-2021

In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, 1924-2021

Sally Falk Moore was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology Emerita at Harvard University. A noted anthropologist, Dr. Moore was dean of the Graduate School at Harvard from 1985 to 1989.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Daphna Shohamy at Columbia University in New York City, Thavolia Glymph at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Millicent Sullivan at the University of Delaware, and Rachel Mindrup at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Bard College's Valeria Luiselli Wins the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award

Bard College’s Valeria Luiselli Wins the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award

Valeria Luiselli, who teaches literature and creative writing at Bard College in Avondale-on-Hudson, New York, has been awarded the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award for her novel Lost Children Archive/em>.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Three Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Three Women to Dean Positions

Maureen Raymo was appointed co-founding dean of the Columbia Climate School. Emily Roxworthy was named dean of the School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California and Susan Brocksmith was appointed dean of the College of Business and Public Service at Vincennes University in Indiana.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Nicole Stedman at the University of Florida, Nicole Stedman at East Carolina University, Ruth DeFries at Columbia University, Jennifer L. West at the University of Virginia, LaVonda N. Reed at Georgia State University, and Deanna Dannels at North Carolina State University.

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Martha Jones’ book examines the racism and sexism Black women endured in their pursuit of political participation and power. It also closely examines how Black women used that power to secure equality and representation for others.

University of North Dakota Scholar's Book Honored by the Society of Professors of Education

University of North Dakota Scholar’s Book Honored by the Society of Professors of Education

Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz, an assistant professor of education, health, and behavior at the University of North Dakota, received the 2021 Outstanding Book Award from the Society of Professors of Education.

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McBee, 1924-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McBee, 1924-2021

Dr. McBee held many positions at the University of Georgia including dean of women and vice president of academic affairs. She also served as an associate professor of psychology and an associate professor of higher education.

Chien-Shiung Wu is the Third Woman Physicist to Be Honored With a U.S. Commemorative Stamp

Chien-Shiung Wu is the Third Woman Physicist to Be Honored With a U.S. Commemorative Stamp

Dr. Wu was the first female president of the American Physical Society, the first woman hired to a tenure-track position in the physics department at Columbia University, and the first living scientist to have an asteroid named in her honor.

In Memoriam: Naomi Ruth Bronheim Levine, 1923-2021

In Memoriam: Naomi Ruth Bronheim Levine, 1923-2021

Naomi Levine, a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia Law Schools, raised over $2 billion as the chief fundraiser for New York University in the late 20th century. Earlier in her career, Levine was the executive director of the American Jewish Congress.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

In Memoriam: Leith Patricia Mullings, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Leith Patricia Mullings, 1945-2020

After teaching for six years at Columbia University, Dr. Mullings joined the faculty at the City University of New York in 1983. There she eventually became a distinguished professor of anthropology at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

In Memoriam: Judith Jarvis Thomson, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Judith Jarvis Thomson, 1929-2020

Before joining the faculty at MIT in 1964, Judith Thomson taught at Barnard College and Boston University. Professor Thomson taught morality and metaphysics at MIT for 40 years before retiring in 2004.

Bard College Scholar Wins Book Award From the Middle East Studies Association

Bard College Scholar Wins Book Award From the Middle East Studies Association

Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins, an assistant professor of anthropology at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, received the 2020 Albert Hourani Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association. Dr. Stamatopoulou-Robbins has taught at Bard College since 2013.

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.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down  From Their High-Level Posts at Universities

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their High-Level Posts at Universities

Stepping down from the current toles are Terry Murphy, deputy provost for academic affairs at George Washington University, Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations at the University of Michigan, and Dana Canedy, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University.

Doris Cintrón Chosen to Lead Guttman Community College in New York City

Doris Cintrón Chosen to Lead Guttman Community College in New York City

Dr. Cintrón has been serving since 2012 as senior associate provost for academic affairs, assessment and accreditation at The City College of New York. She has served as an administrator at City College since 1994. Dr. Cintrón will become interim president at Guttman Community College on August 1.

Columbia University Study Looks at Factors Influencing Women's Use of Preventive Care

Columbia University Study Looks at Factors Influencing Women’s Use of Preventive Care

Characteristics such as affluence, residential stability, and perceptions of neighborhood support and stress showed a significant association with women’s use of sex-specific preventive care (such as Pap smears, breast exams, and mammograms). But neighborhoods themselves showed the strongest association with women’s use of preventive care services.

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Four Women Authors Are Selected as Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Four of the six winning authors this year are women. Each has some ties to higher education.

Arizona State University's Patty Ferguson-Bohnee Wins Spirit of Excellence Award From the American Bar Association

Arizona State University’s Patty Ferguson-Bohnee Wins Spirit of Excellence Award From the American Bar Association

Administered by the ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, the Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes legal professionals who have demonstrated excellence and a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity.

More Than Income or Education, Where a Woman Lives Determines Her Use of Preventive Care Medicine

More Than Income or Education, Where a Woman Lives Determines Her Use of Preventive Care Medicine

A study conducted led by Carol Veldhuis, a postdoctoral researcher at the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City, shows where a woman lives influences her use of preventive health care more than her income or education.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

Simmons University Partners With Columbia University in Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

Simmons University Partners With Columbia University in Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

Simmons University in Boston, where traditional undergraduate programs are reserved for women, has announced the launch of a new five-year, dual-degree program in engineering with Columbia University. Successful graduates earn a bachelor’s degree from Simmons University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Columbia University.

New Book Examines the Issue of Sexual Consent on College Campuses

New Book Examines the Issue of Sexual Consent on College Campuses

The research included interviews of a large group of students as part of the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation initiative at Columbia University in New York City. The research was conducted by Jennifer S. Hirsch, a professor of sociomedical sciences, and Shamus Khan, a professor of sociology at Columbia University.

In Memoriam: Lucie S. Kelly, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Lucie S. Kelly, 1925-2019

At Columbia, Dr. Kelly had a joint appointment as professor of public health and nursing in the School of Nursing and professor of public health and associate dean of academic affairs in the School of Public Health.

In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019

In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019

Dr. Christian served as chair of the department of elementary education and was dean of the School of Education at Hampton University in Virginia. She also was elected to nine consecutive terms as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Professor Joan Tower of Bard College Named Composer of the Year

Professor Joan Tower of Bard College Named Composer of the Year

Joan Tower, the Asher B. Edelman Professor in the Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, has been selected to receive the Composer of the Year Award at the 59th Annual Musical American awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City in December.

Michelle Knight-Manuel is Named Executive Editor of the <em>Teachers College Record</em>

Michelle Knight-Manuel is Named Executive Editor of the Teachers College Record

Professor Knight-Manuel is the thirteenth scholar to serve as editor in the journal’s 119-year history. Dr. Knight-Manuel’s research focuses on college readiness and access, immigrant youth’s civic strengths, and culturally relevant teacher preparation and professional development.

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

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

In Memoriam: Joanna Kellogg Uhry 1937-2019

In Memoriam: Joanna Kellogg Uhry 1937-2019

Dr. Uhry taught at Teachers College at Columbia University before joining the faculty at Fordham in 1994. Dr. Uhry retired from the Fordham faculty in 2015 and was named professor emerita of literacy education.

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Supporting outstanding postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since 2007, the Blavatnik Regional Awards recognize outstanding researchers in three scientific disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

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.