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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.

The New President of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

The New President of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

A native of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Claudia V. Schrader was appointed president of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Schrader has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic and student success at Bronx Community College.

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence, who served as president of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, for 10 years, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She is the former dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Large Universities

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Large Universities

The new deans are Maria Cancian at Georgetown University, Laura D. Tyson at the University of California, Berkeley, Stephanie Woods at the Texas Tech Health Science Center in El Paso, Kit Pogliano at the University of California, San Diego, and Lorraine Frazier at Columbia University in New York City.

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Joan Jonas, professor emerita in the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been affiliated with the university since 1998. Originally a sculptor, Professor Jonas is a pioneer in video and performance art.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Reinhardt Mabry, 1921-2018

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Reinhardt Mabry, 1921-2018

Dr. Mabry joined the nursing faculty at Emory University in 1948. She remained on the faculty for a half century, retiring in 1998. She was the first person to donate funds to Emory University for 45 consecutive years.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech's Jaqueline Barton

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech’s Jaqueline Barton

Jaqueline Barton, a professor of chemistry at CalTech, is one of three winners and the only woman to win a 2018 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. From 2015 to 2018, only 8 percent of all scholars who were nominated for this award have been women.

Yale's Penny Goldberg to Serve as Chief Economist at the World Bank

Yale’s Penny Goldberg to Serve as Chief Economist at the World Bank

Pinelopi K. “Penny” Goldberg is the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. She will take public service leave from her faculty position at Yale for the duration of her term at the World Bank. Dr. Goldberg, who has dual citizenship with Greece and the United States, joined the faculty at Yale in 2001.

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, a professor at Columbia University who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, has been appointed president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

In Memoriam: Frances Johanne Ingemann, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Frances Johanne Ingemann, 1927-2018

Dr. Ingemann joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1957 and taught there for 42 years. She founded the department of linguistics at the university in 1967 and was a pioneer in acoustic speech research.

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

Dr. Manning joined the faculty at Boston College in 1975 and remained their until her retirement in 2013. She was an expert on Soviet history and politics.

Columbia University Literary Scholar Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Columbia University Literary Scholar Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Branka Arsic is the Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of English and Comparative Literature and director of graduate studies in English and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York City. She was honored for her 2016 book on Thoreau.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans at Major Universities

Wendy Fritzen Hensel is the new dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University. Sonia Hirt was appointed dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia and Lisa Rosen-Metsch was named dean of the School of General Studies at Columbia University in New York City.

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Dr. Sinha is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut. Professor Sinha was honored for her book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016).

Mildred Garcia to Lead the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Mildred Garcia to Lead the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Since 2012, Dr. Garcia has been president of California State University, Fullerton. Previously, she was president of California State University, Dominguez Hills and CEO of Berkeley College, which operates campuses in the New York City metropolitan area.

University of Central Florida Anthropologist Joanna Mishtal Wins Book Award

University of Central Florida Anthropologist Joanna Mishtal Wins Book Award

Joanna Mishtal, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, was chosen as the recipient of the Adele E. Clark Book Award from the ReproNetwork, an organization of scholars who are concerned with reproductive rights and research.

Marie Ponsot Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From the Center for American Catholic Studies

Marie Ponsot Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From the Center for American Catholic Studies

Marie Ponsot, the author of seven collections of poetry, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University in New York. Ponsot, now 96-years old, was on hand to accept the award and to read some of her poetry.

Jane Milley to Lead the Parkersburg Campus of West Virginia University

Jane Milley to Lead the Parkersburg Campus of West Virginia University

Dr. Milley has more than 40 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, she served as interim senior vice president for academic affairs at West Virginia University Parkersburg.

Investors Show Gender Bias Against the Advice of Women Professionals

Investors Show Gender Bias Against the Advice of Women Professionals

A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Management and Columbia Business School finds that the advice given by women in investment positions to clients is not valued as high as advice given by male investment professionals.

The First Woman President of Pratt Institute in New York

The First Woman President of Pratt Institute in New York

Since 2015, Frances Bronet has been senior vice president and provost at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Previously, she served as a distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

Hope Glidden was a professor of French and Francophone studies at Syracuse University in New York. She joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2010 after teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Barnard College's Paige West Earns a Prestigious Book Award

Barnard College’s Paige West Earns a Prestigious Book Award

Paige West, the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College in New York City, received the Distinguished Book Award from Columbia University Press. The award is given to the author of a book that “brings the highest distinction to Columbia University and Columbia University Press for its outstanding contribution to academic and public discourse.”

Women Are Making Progress at Schools With Large Numbers of STEM Graduates

Women Are Making Progress at Schools With Large Numbers of STEM Graduates

A new study by the labor market analytics firm Emsi and published in The Wall Street Journal finds that at nine of the 10 universities with the largest number of degree earners in STEM fields, women made gains from 2012 to 2016. At six of these 10 schools women earned at least one third of all STEM degrees.