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Columbia University Names Nemat Shafik as Its First Woman President

Columbia University Names Nemat Shafik as Its First Woman President

Dr. Shafik has led the London School of Economics and Political Science since 2017. Earlier, she was the first female permanent secretary of the Department for International Development for the United Kingdom. Dr. Shafik began her career at the World Bank, becoming the bank’s youngest-ever vice president at the age of 36.

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Teach at Columbia University

Hillary Rodham Clinton to Teach at Columbia University

Hillary Rodham Clinton, former First Lady of the United States, former U.S. senator from the State of New York, former U.S. Secretary of State, and the only woman to win a major nomination for President of the United States, is joining Columbia University in New York City as professor of practice at the School of International and Public Affairs and presidential fellow at Columbia World Projects.

Karen Lee Is the New Chancellor of Honolulu Community College in Hawai'i

Karen Lee Is the New Chancellor of Honolulu Community College in Hawai’i

Dr. Lee began her 21-year career at the University of Hawai’i in 2001 at the Mānoa campus as the undergraduate coordinator at the Shidler College of Business. She then served in the University of Hawai’i System as associate vice president and executive director of Hawaiʻi P–20 Partnerships for Education, associate vice president for student affairs, and executive assistant to the president.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to New Administrative Roles

Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to New Administrative Roles

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Betty Diamond of Hofstra University Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Rheumatology

Betty Diamond of Hofstra University Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Rheumatology

Betty Diamond, a professor of molecular medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University in Uniondale, New York, was selected to receive the Presidential Gold Medal from the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals.

In Memoriam: Katherine Usher Henderson, 1937-2022

In Memoriam: Katherine Usher Henderson, 1937-2022

Katherine Henderson, who had a long career as a teacher and administrator in higher education including nine years as the president of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, died on July 26 in California. A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Dr. Henderson was a graduate of Connecticut College. She went on to earn master’s degrees at […]

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties at Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Women Win Three of the Four Investigator Awards From the Brown Science Foundation

Women Win Three of the Four Investigator Awards From the Brown Science Foundation

The Investigator Awards given out by The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation of Metairie, Louisiana, recognize curiosity-driven basic research in chemistry and physics with the goal of alleviating human suffering. The award supports investigators’ research with $2 million over five years.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new roles or duties are Mary Bernstein at the University of Connecticut, Kristina G. Douglass at Columbia University in New York City, Shannon Monnat at Syracuse University in New York, Miranda Drake at the University of South Dakota, Ashleigh Graveline at Clarkson University in Postdam, New York, and Nancy Glenn at Boise State University in Idaho.

Colleges and Universities Have Appointed Nine Women Scholars to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Have Appointed Nine Women Scholars to Dean Positions

The nine women appointed to dean positions are Yuqing Melanie Wu, Keren Yarhi-Milo, Akilah Carter-Francique, Deborah R. Marinski, Kimberly Griffin, Alyssa Crittenden, Kimberly White-Smith, Glenda Gillaspy, and Ana M. Franco-Watkins.

Columbia University's Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

Columbia University’s Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Foundation’s award recognizes individuals who have increased the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The $250,000 award honors Dt. Rosenzweig’s achievements as the founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project.

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University's Linda Fried

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University’s Linda Fried

Linda Fried, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, was honored for her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science defining the clinical syndrome of frailty and for prevention of frailty, disability, and cardiovascular disease.

Two American Women Among the Eight Winners of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Two American Women Among the Eight Winners of the 2022 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Administered by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the awards are conferred annually to eight authors writing in English anywhere in the world. Two of this year’s winners are American women with ties to the academic world.

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Mia Bay is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. They will be honored at a ceremony in New York in late April.

In Memoriam: Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

In Memoriam: Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

Madeleine Albright was the first woman to hold the post of Secretary of State and a long-time faculty member at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Caribbean Philosophical Association to Honor University of Illinois-Chicago Historian Barbara Ransby

Caribbean Philosophical Association to Honor University of Illinois-Chicago Historian Barbara Ransby

University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named a recipient of the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award. She was selected for the award “because of the historical and political importance of her writings, her tireless work as an institution-builder and activist.”

Jacqueline Barton of Caltech Honored by the American Chemical Society

Jacqueline Barton of Caltech Honored by the American Chemical Society

Barton is receiving the award for her work on the chemistry of DNA, in particular, her use of transition metal complexes to examine DNA site recognition and reactions. Her work has shown that electrons can migrate rapidly through DNA as long as the double helix is well stacked and undamaged. This property of DNA is important in understanding how DNA is damaged and repaired.

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is the Promise Institute Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She was honored by the Association of American Law Schools for her work on critical race theory and intersectionality.”

Pardis Mahdavi Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Montana

Pardis Mahdavi Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Montana

Dr. Mahdavi now serves as dean of social sciences at Arizona State University. Earlier, she served as acting dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and dean of women and president and director of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College in California. She will become provost at the University of Montana next summer.

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Armstrong has been serving as the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and chair of the department of medicine and physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the staff at Harvard in 2013.

Study Finds High Rates  of Cervical Cancer  in Lower-Income New York City Neighborhoods

Study Finds High Rates of Cervical Cancer in Lower-Income New York City Neighborhoods

Cervical cancer is highly preventable with vaccination and regular screening. But a new study finds that the rate of cervical cancer among women living in New York City neighborhoods with the lowest socioeconomic indices is nearly two times higher than the rate among New Yorkers who live in the city’s neighborhoods with the highest socioeconomic indices.

In Memoriam: Frances McCall Rosenbluth, 1958-2021

In Memoriam: Frances McCall Rosenbluth, 1958-2021

Frances McCall Rosenbluth was Damon Wells Professor of Political Science at Yale University. She was the first woman to chair the political science department at the university.

In Memoriam: Zena Athene Stein, 1922-2021

In Memoriam: Zena Athene Stein, 1922-2021

Dr. Stein, professor emerita at the School of Public Health at Columbia University, and her late husband and longtime collaborator, Mervyn Susser, chair of epidemiology at Columbia from 1966 to 1978, were seminal figures in the establishment of the discipline of epidemiology.

Yale Physicist Honored for Her Study of Fast Radio Bursts From Distant Galaxies

Yale Physicist Honored for Her Study of Fast Radio Bursts From Distant Galaxies

Yale physicist Laura Newburgh is participating on the research team of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). The research group is the winner of the 2022 Lancelot M. Berkeley – New York Community Trust Prize for Meritorious Work in Astronomy. The American Astronomical Society has presented the Berkeley Prize since 2011.

Study Finds a Sharp Rise in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Women

Study Finds a Sharp Rise in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant Women

A new study, co-led by researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University, has captured the magnitude and issues related to cannabis use disorders during pregnancy. The study found that the proportion of hospitalized pregnant patients identified with cannabis use disorder – defined as cannabis use with clinically significant impairment or distress – rose 150 percent from 2010 to 2018.

In Memoriam: Pamela Ann McCorduck, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Pamela Ann McCorduck, 1940-2021

Pamela McCorduck taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University and was the author or co-author of 11 books, many on the field of artificial intelligence.

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Weiping Wu at Columbia University in New York City, Jennifer Faison Kelly at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, Lisa Macklin at Emory Univerity in Atlanta, Johannah Williams at Nashville State Community College in Tennessee, and Susan Murin at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative duties are Erin Martinovich at Alfred University in New York, Penya M. Moses at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Robyn Fergus at Colorado State University, Terri Stewart at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, Cat Alves at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Jennifer Bischoff at Vanderbilt University, and Courtney Chartier at Columbia University.

Katherine Zatz Appointed Acting President of the American Public University System

Katherine Zatz Appointed Acting President of the American Public University System

The American Public University System, headquartered in Charlestown, West Virginia, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University. The system has approximately 110,000 alumni worldwide. From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Zatz was the assistant dean of Petrocelli College at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

taking on new roles are Sandra Ryeom at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dana Franz at Mississippi State University, Melissa Bilec at the University of Pittsburgh, D’Jaris Coles-White at Western Michigan University, and Mary McKay at Washington University in St. Louis.

Cynthia Rudin Wins the $1 Million Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity

Cynthia Rudin Wins the $1 Million Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity

Cynthia Rudin,  professor of computer science and electrical and computer engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was won the $1 million Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Founded in 1979, AAAI serves as the prominent international scientific society serving […]

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Ten 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.

In Memoriam: Edra Charlotte Bogle, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Edra Charlotte Bogle, 1934-2021

Dr. Bogle began her career in the academic world as a librarian at what is now Western Oregon University. Dr. Bogle joined the English department faculty at the University of North Texas in 1968 and continued to teach there until 2004.

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.”