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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.

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

Art History Scholar Caitlin Beach From Fordham University Wins Book Prize

The University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize supports publication of the first book by an emerging scholar presenting new research in modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Winners have their books published by the University of California Press

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at American Universities

The women appointed to dean posts are Marlyn Delva at Columbia University, Mary Huff at Bellarmine University, Takita Felder Sumter at Winthrop University, Camilla P. Benbow at Vanderbilt University, Jerri A. Haynes at Tennessee State University and Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

A Dozen Women Who Have Accepted Appointments to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Accepted Appointments to 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.

Eight Women Who Have Been Selected for Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Selected for Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Lisa D. Ordonez at UC-San Diego, Kristina Odejimi at Bowdoin College, Kathryn Lively at Dartmouth College, Sandra Brown at Southern University, Marianne Lewis at the University of Cincinnati, Laurie Grubbs at Florida State, Joy Williamson-Lott at the University of Washington, and Stephanie J. Rowley at Teachers College of Columbia University.

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In 1969, Dr. Sudarkasa joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. She was the first tenured African American faculty member at the university. In 1986, she was appointed the eleventh president of historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 12 years.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Here is a large group of women who recently have been appointed to dean positions at educational institutions across the United States.

Four Women in Higher Education Recognized With Prestigious Awards

Four Women in Higher Education Recognized With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Mabel O. Wilson of the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University, Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Gabrielle Abelard a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Benita Powell, assistant general counsel at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

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.

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are: Frances Negrón-Muntaner of Columbia University, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham of Carnegie Mellon University, Linda Hirst of the University of California, Merced, Alsion Butler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Anne Kapuscinski, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Nancy Deloye Fitzroy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Carolyn Rhodes, 1925-2019

Carolyn Rhodes was professor emerita of English and women’s studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She joined the faculty at the university in 1965 and was instrumental in the founding of the women’s studies program.

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis currently serves as a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. She previously served as the Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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.

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Study Finds Gender Gap Shrinks When Companies Are Required to Report Wage Data

Several nations now require companies to make their wage data public in an effort to encourage them to pay men and women equally. A recent study of companies in Denmark co-authored by scholars at several U.S. universities finds that when this policy is enacted, the gender pay gap shrinks.

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fairfax served as dean of women at what is now Kentucky State University in Frankfort and at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Anna Stirr Wins 2019 Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies

Anna Stirr Wins 2019 Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies

Anna Marie Stirr, an associate professor of Asian studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is the recipient of the 2019 Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. The award honors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a first, single-authored monograph on South Asia.

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline K. Barton is the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry and Norman Davidson Leadership Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

A Dozen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Will Be 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.

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Gellestrina DiMaggio, 1923-2018

Professor DiMaggio joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts as a nursing instructor in 1954. An expert in maternal-child nursing, she and three other women were the first faculty members in what later became the College of Nursing.

Barnard College and Columbia University Team Up for Accelerated Degree Program

Barnard College and Columbia University Team Up for Accelerated Degree Program

Barnard College, the highly selective liberal arts college for women in New York City, has announced an accelerated program where women students can earn a bachelor’s degree at Barnard and a master of public health degree at Columbia University in just five years.

In Memoriam: Patricia Henderson Shimm

In Memoriam: Patricia Henderson Shimm

Patricia Henderson Shimm was the founding teacher and associate director of the Barnard Center for Toddler Devevopment at Barnard College in New York City. She served as associate director of the Toddler Center from 1972 to 2007.

In Memoriam: Mary Teresa Noth, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Teresa Noth, 1923-2018

After being named dean of the School of Nursing at Saint Louis University in 1966. Dr. Noth created the nation’s first accelerated nursing degree program which offered students with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees a fast-track to earn their nursing credentials. Today there are more than 300 accelerated nursing programs in the United States.

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

During World War II, Dr. Hooker became the first Black woman to serve on active duty with the United States Coast Guard. She used her G.I. benefits to fund her graduate education at Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Professor Hooker served on the faculty at Fordham University in New York from 1963 to 1985.

Boston University's Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

Boston University’s Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

Sigrid Nunez, a lecturer in the creative writing program at Boston University, has won the 2018 National Book Foundation’s National Book Award for fiction. Her novel The Friend tells the story of a woman who loses a lifelong friend and mentor to suicide and now has to look after her late friend’s dog.

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

The honorees are Marsha I Lester of the University of Pennsylvania, M. Christina Marchetti of the University of California, Katherine Freese of the University of Michigan, Shirley Ann Jackson of Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tanya Zelevinsky of Columbia, Sharon C. Glotzer of the University of Michigan, Heather J. Lewandowski of the University of Colorado, and Julia Mundy of Harvard.

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Each of the 18 new Packard Fellows will receive $875,000 over five years for them to use to pursue their research interests in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, or engineering. This year, one third of the new cohort of Packard Fellows are women.

Columbia University Releases Equity Report on the Status of Women Faculty

Columbia University Releases Equity Report on the Status of Women Faculty

The report found widespread discrimination and harassment against female faculty members in the Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences Divisions.

Barnard College Partners With Columbia University to Offer Graduate Degrees in Engineering

Barnard College Partners With Columbia University to Offer Graduate Degrees in Engineering

Through a new partnership between the two institutions, students will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree from Barnard followed by a master’s degree from Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. This 4 + 1 initiative makes Barnard one of the first colleges for women to offer a program of this kind in engineering.