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Columbia University Honors Carolyn Woods Eisenberg With the 2024 Bancroft Prize in American History

Columbia University Honors Carolyn Woods Eisenberg With the 2024 Bancroft Prize in American History

Dr. Eisenberg currently serves as a professor of American History and foreign relations at Hofstra University. She was honored for her latest book, Fire and Rain: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Wars in Southeast Asia.

Eight Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Appointed to 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: June Jackson Christmas, 1924-2023

In Memoriam: June Jackson Christmas, 1924-2023

A longtime clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, Dr. Christmas also taught behavioral science at the City University of New York School of Medicine and was a professor of mental health policy at the Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Study Uncovers Racial Disparities in Postpartum Depression Treatment

Study Uncovers Racial Disparities in Postpartum Depression Treatment

Although there were no disparities found in the diagnosis of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder among postpartum mothers, White women were significantly more likely to receive mental health treatment than women from other racial groups.

Columbia Professor Anne Bogart Awarded for Lifetime Achievement in Non-Profit Theatre Production

Columbia Professor Anne Bogart Awarded for Lifetime Achievement in Non-Profit Theatre Production

Anne Bogart, professor of theatre at Columbia University and co-artistic director of the SITI Company in New York City, has been honored for her over five decades of contributions to non-profit theatre.

Columbia University Professor Nabila El-Bassel Receives Research Award From the National Institutes of Health

Columbia University Professor Nabila El-Bassel Receives Research Award From the National Institutes of Health

“I’m honored to accept the NIH HEAL Initiative Director’s Research Award,” said Dr. El-Bassel. “I knew early in my research career that I wanted to direct my studies toward addressing society’s most pressing social and health problems.”

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Appointed President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Appointed President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

“I appreciate the support I have received from my faculty and trainee colleagues here at UC San Diego along with colleagues from around the world,” said Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman. “Together we will work to advance our field and our reach, improving patient outcomes and eliminating health disparities.

In Memoriam: Barbara Burns, 1941-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Burns, 1941-2024

Dr. Burns was a member of the Duke University faculty for over three decades where she served as a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the services effectiveness research program.

Karen Bullock Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Palliative Medicine

Karen Bullock Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Palliative Medicine

As an endowed professor at Boston College and scholar at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Bullock’s new award honors her dedication to improving care for underrepresented patient populations in hospice and palliative medicine.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

Mary Boyce Receives the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering

“I am deeply honored to receive the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal,” said Dr. Boyce, professor and former provost of Columbia University. “I feel that this recognition reflects my collaborative work with so many talented students, postdocs, and colleagues over many years.”

In Memoriam: Pauline Adams, 1922-2024

In Memoriam: Pauline Adams, 1922-2024

Former Michigan State University professor Pauline Gordon Adams passed away on January 16. She was 101 years old.

Angela Olinto Will Be the Next Provost at Columbia University in New York City

Angela Olinto Will Be the Next Provost at Columbia University in New York City

Professor Olinto is currently serving as dean of the Division of the Physical Sciences and the Albert A. Michelson Distinguished Service Professor in the department of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago.

Suri Duitch Is the New Leader of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

Suri Duitch Is the New Leader of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

Most recently, Dr. Duitch served as the dean and vice president for academic innovation at Tulane University School of Professional Advancement in New Orleans. Before her time at Tulane, Dr. Duitch worked at the Office of Academic Affairs for a decade at the City University of New York.

Claudia V. Schrader Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Claudia V. Schrader Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

A longtime member of the CUNY family, Dr. Schrader has served as president of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn New York, since September 2018. She has held leadership roles in three CUNY schools and worked has more than 20 years in the system.

Columbia University's Pamela Smith Honored by the American Historical Association

Columbia University’s Pamela Smith Honored by the American Historical Association

Pamela H. Smith is the recipient of the George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding major work of extraordinary scholarly distinction, creativity, and originality in the intellectual and cultural history of Europe since the Renaissance.

Columbia University's Lila Abu-Lughold Honored With Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Anthropology

Columbia University’s Lila Abu-Lughold Honored With Lifetime Achievement in Feminist Anthropology

Dr. Abu-Lughod’s work, strongly ethnographic and mostly based in Egypt, has focused on three broad issues: the relationship between cultural forms and power; the politics of knowledge and representation; and the dynamics of women’s and human rights, global liberalism, and feminist governance of the Muslim world.

New Study Finds That Discrimination Against the Mother Can Impact the Brains of Unborn Children

New Study Finds That Discrimination Against the Mother Can Impact the Brains of Unborn Children

Experiences of discrimination and acculturation are known to have a detrimental effect on a person’s health. For pregnant women, these painful experiences can also affect the brain circuitry of their children, a new study from Yale and Columbia University finds.

In Memoriam: Diana Elizabeth Edelman Kleiner, 1947-2023

In Memoriam: Diana Elizabeth Edelman Kleiner, 1947-2023

Diana Kleiner was the Dunham Professor of the History of Art and Classics, Emerita at Yale University. She was an acclaimed art historian known for her expertise on the art and architecture of the ancient Romans.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

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.

Margaret Sullivan Will Lead the Center for Journalism Ethics and Security at Columbia Journalism School

Margaret Sullivan Will Lead the Center for Journalism Ethics and Security at Columbia Journalism School

Sullivan is a weekly columnist for the Guardian US. She writes on media, politics and culture. She has benn serving as the 2023 Jack and Pamela Egan Visiting Professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Dewitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

In Memoriam: Louise Elizabeth Glück, 1943-2023

In Memoriam: Louise Elizabeth Glück, 1943-2023

Louise Glück was the Frederick Iseman Professor in the Practice of Poetry in the department of English at Yale University. She earned the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020

New Data on Gender-Affirming Surgery in the United States

New Data on Gender-Affirming Surgery in the United States

The study found that changes in federal and state laws mandating coverage of gender-affirming surgery may have led to an increase in the number of annual cases. The number of gender affirming surgeries in the United States increased from 4,552 in 2016 to 12,818 in 2020, nearly a threefold increase.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

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.

In Memoriam: Martha Porter Saxton, 1945-2023

In Memoriam: Martha Porter Saxton, 1945-2023

Martha Saxon, an author and long-time faculty member at Amherst College in Massachusetts, died on July 18 at her home in Norfolk, Connecticut.

Mildred García to Lead the 23-Campus California State University System

Mildred García to Lead the 23-Campus California State University System

Since 2018, Dr. García has been serving as president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Earlier in her career, she served as president of California State University, Fullerton and California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Kenyon College in Ohio Has Selected Julie Kornfeld as Its New President

Kenyon College in Ohio Has Selected Julie Kornfeld as Its New President

Dr. Kornfeld currently serves as vice provost for academic programs at Columbia University in New York City. She previously served as vice dean for education at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Earlier, Dr. Kornfeld was assistant dean and director of education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Columbia University Provost Mary Boyce to Leave Her Post to Return to Teaching

Columbia University Provost Mary Boyce to Leave Her Post to Return to Teaching

Dr. Boyce’s tenure at Columbia University stretches back to 2013, when she joined the university community as dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. She was named provost in 2021 and now plans to take a scholarly leave and return to research and teaching as a member of the engineering faculty at the university.
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Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Taking on new roles are Christine Kim Garcia in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Jamie Waters at Boston College, Dana R. Fisher at American University in Washington, D.C., Caterina Scoglio at Kansas State University, Ann Marie Stanley at Pennsylvania State University, and Sanya Carley at the University of Pennsylvania.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

The women faculty who are taking on new roles are Daphna Shohamy at Columbia University in New York City, Malinda Maynor Lowery at Emory University in Atlanta, Bryana French in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and Amy D’Olivio was named vice president for academic affairs at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

KerryAnn O'Meara Named Provost at Teachers College of Columbia University

KerryAnn O’Meara Named Provost at Teachers College of Columbia University

Dr. O’Meara currently serves as a professor of higher education and as special assistant to the provost for strategic initiatives, at the University of Maryland. Before joining the University of Maryland, Dr. O’Meara held academic appointments at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman to Lead the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman to Lead the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman specializes in obstetric complications with a primary focus on preterm birth prevention. She became chair of the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the medical school in 2021. She holds the Samuel SC Yen Endowed Chair. Earlier, she was a professor at Columbia University in New York City.

Two Women Scholars Win the Bancroft Prize

Two Women Scholars Win the Bancroft Prize

The Bancroft Prize is one of the nation’s top honors in the field of American history. The prizes are awarded annually by Columbia University. This year, two of the three winners are women: Beverly Gage, a professor of U.S. history at Yale University and Kelly Lytle Hernández who holds an endowed chair in history at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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.