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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.

In Memoriam: Frances Wu, 1921-2017

In Memoriam: Frances Wu, 1921-2017

Frances Wu was a field instructor for the Columbia University School of Social Work and the first Chinese American to receive a doctorate in social work at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Columbia University Offering a MOOC on Women's History

Columbia University Offering a MOOC on Women’s History

Alice Kessler-Harris, the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor Emerita of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University, has launched a massive open online course (MOOC) entitled “Women Have Always Worked.”

In Memoriam: Toni Beck Bosner, 1924-2017

In Memoriam: Toni Beck Bosner, 1924-2017

Toni Beck Bosner joined the faculty at Southern Methodist University in 1962, when the dance program was part of the physical education department. She served on the faculty until 1985 and was founding chair of the dance department.

University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been promoted to senior vice president for academic affairs for the University of Massachusetts System. She has taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and Princeton University.

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed deans are Katharyne Mitchell at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Germaine M. Louis at George Mason University, Cindy Munro at the University of Miami, Rebecca Chaisson at Southern University-New Orleans, Jean King at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Sarah Cole at Columbia University.

Princeton's Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Princeton’s Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Tracy Smith is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, and director of the university’s Program in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She joined the faculty at Princeton in 2005.

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

After teaching at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Professor Burnett joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1961 and was promoted to full professor in 1970. She served as chair of the department of classical languages and literatures from 1969 to 1972. She retired in 1992.

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Marta Gutman of the City University of New York Honored by the Society of Architectural Historians

Marta Gutman of the City University of New York Honored by the Society of Architectural Historians

The Spiro Kostof Award from the Society of Architectural Historians is given to the author of a book that made the greatest contribution to the understanding of the growth and development of cities. Dr. Gutman received the award earlier this month in Glasgow, Scotland.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Ellis Staton, 1946-2017

In Memoriam: Carolyn Ellis Staton, 1946-2017

Carolyn Ellis Staton, the first woman to hold the position of provost at the University of Mississippi. At Yale law School she was a roommate of Hillary Rodham. The former First Lady and presidential candidate spoke at Dr. Staton’s funeral service.

The Sages Colleges in New York Honor the Outgoing President

The Sages Colleges in New York Honor the Outgoing President

Susan C. Scrimshaw, the outgoing president of the Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, New York, was recognized by the colleges by having a building named in her honor on the downtown Troy campus.

Men and Women Administrators Have Different Views on How Best to Retain Women in STEM Fields

Men and Women Administrators Have Different Views on How Best to Retain Women in STEM Fields

A new study that finds that that women department chairs, deans, and provosts have different attitudes and beliefs than their male counterparts about how to retain women professors in STEM fields.

New Positions or Duties for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Positions or Duties for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

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.

Four Women Selected for Named Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Selected for Named Professorships at Major Universities

The women holding named professorships are Marcy C. Purnell at the University of Memphis, Samantha Power at Harvard University, Rachel Green at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Gordana Vunjak-Novakic at Columbia University in New York City.

East Carolina University Scholar Wins the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction

East Carolina University Scholar Wins the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction

Liza Wieland, a professor of English at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She will be honored at the groups annual convention this November in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine Berry, 1915-2017

In Memoriam: Margaret Catherine Berry, 1915-2017

Margaret Berry served in several administrative positions during a long career at the University of Texas at Austin. She also wrote several books about the university’s history.

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Margee Ensign Appointed President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

For the past seven years, Dr. Ensign has served as president of the American University of Nigeria in Yola. Before going to Africa, she served as dean of the School of International Studies and associate provost for international initiatives at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

In 2015, Professor Davies was named vice provost and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University. She has been on the faculty at the university’s Moritz College of Law for the past 22 years and holds the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson, a professor of sociology and dean of social science at Columbia University in New York City, will serve as president of the Social Science Research Council for five years beginning in September.

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Dr. Meredith Woo, a native of South Korea, is the director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations in London. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Woo was the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Barnard College Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award From the International Studies Association

Barnard College Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award From the International Studies Association

Severine Autesserre is an associate professor of political science at Barnard College in New York City. Her award-winning book is based on the author’s extensive field work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and briefer comparative research in Burundi, Cyprus, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Joy Spanabel Emery, professor emerita at the University of Rhode Island, Terrie E. Moffitt of Duke University in North Carolina, Stacie Raucci at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Linda P. Fried of Columbia University in New York City, and Yvonne Janssen-Heininger of the University of Vermont.

In Memoriam: Jane Huttenlocher, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Jane Huttenlocher, 1932-2016

Jane Huttenlocher conducted research and taught at the University of Chicago for 40 years. She was a leading scholar on how children acquire language and mathematical skills

Rutgers Names a Lecture Series in Women's Global Health After an Alumna Who Died in a Terrorist Attack

Rutgers Names a Lecture Series in Women’s Global Health After an Alumna Who Died in a Terrorist Attack

The Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University in New Jersey has established a lecture series in women’s global health to honor Anita Ashok Datar. A 1995 graduate of Rutgers University, Datar was in Africa working to education women on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health, when she was killed in a November 2015 terrorist attack in Mali.

NYU Study Examines the Gender Gap in Charter School Enrollments

NYU Study Examines the Gender Gap in Charter School Enrollments

The study found that both boys and girls were both more likely to leave charter schools than traditional public schools. However, boys were more likely than girls to exit charters at every grade level, by as much as 1 to 3 percentage points more per year, with larger gaps in the upper grades.

University of Delaware Professor Honored by History Association

University of Delaware Professor Honored by History Association

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the Blue and Gold Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, is the winner of the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award from the Association of Black Women Historians.

Kimberlé Crenshaw to Receive the Gittler Prize From Brandeis University

Kimberlé Crenshaw to Receive the Gittler Prize From Brandeis University

The Gittler Prize is presented annually to a person whose body of published work reflects scholarly excellence and makes a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic or religious relations. Professor Crenshaw, who is on the faculty at the law schools of Columbia University and UCLA, will receive the award and a $25,000 prize in October 2017.

Barbara Ransby Elected President of the National Women's Studies Association

Barbara Ransby Elected President of the National Women’s Studies Association

Barbara Ransby is the Distinguished Professor of African American studies, gender and women’s studies, and history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her two-year term as president will begin at the conclusion of the association’s annual conference in Montreal in November.

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.

Professor Wins the Arab American Book Award for Poetry

Professor Wins the Arab American Book Award for Poetry

Nathalie Handal, a professor of English at Columbia University and a professor in the low-residency creative writing program at Sierra Nevada College, has been selected to received the The George Ellenbogen Poetry Award as part of the 2016 Arab American Book Awards.

A Guide to the Federal Government's Resources on Combating Sexual Assault on Campus

A Guide to the Federal Government’s Resources on Combating Sexual Assault on Campus

Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, has assembled an extensive resource guide outlining all the federal resources available to colleges and universities to help them prevent sexual assault on campus and to help victims of such violence.

Yale's Alanna Schepartz Is the New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Biochemistry

Yale’s Alanna Schepartz Is the New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Biochemistry

Professor Schepartz’s research focuses on understanding how macromolecular interactions control sophisticated biological processes such as information transfer, intracellular trafficking, and compartmentalization.