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Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Martha Jones’ book examines the racism and sexism Black women endured in their pursuit of political participation and power. It also closely examines how Black women used that power to secure equality and representation for others.

In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

In Memoriam: Frances Degen Horowitz, 1932-2021

Dr. Horowitz served as president of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York from 1991 to 2005. Earlier, Dr. Horowitz distinguished herself as a developmental psychologist and administrator at the University of Kansas.

Gilda Barabino Is the New President-Elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino Is the New President-Elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Gilda Barabino is the president of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. After serving for one year as president-elect, Dr. Barabino will serve one year as AAAS president and then one year as chair of the AAAS Board of Directors.

Betty Rosa Named Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York

Betty Rosa Named Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York

Dr. Rosa has served on the board of regents since 2008 and became the board’s chancellor in 2016. She resigned as chancellor in August to fill in as interim commissioner of education. Dr. Rosa holds two master’s degrees from the City University of New York and a master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard University.

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Professor Gubar created groundbreaking works of feminist criticism that uncovered a female literary tradition previously obscured within a traditionally male literary universe.

In Memoriam: Leith Patricia Mullings, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Leith Patricia Mullings, 1945-2020

After teaching for six years at Columbia University, Dr. Mullings joined the faculty at the City University of New York in 1983. There she eventually became a distinguished professor of anthropology at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Julie Jordan at Mississippi State University, Ashley Irviin at Xavier University in New Orleans, Adriana Lau at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Claudia Grant at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, and Maria Anguiano at Arizona State University.

In Memoriam: Marguerite Elsa Ballon Nadien, 1930-2020

In Memoriam: Marguerite Elsa Ballon Nadien, 1930-2020

Dr. Nadien joined the full-time faculty at Fordham in 1974. In 1981, she became the first psychologist in the division of social sciences at the Lincoln Center campus to achieve tenure. She taught at Fordham for more than four decades.

Daisy Cocco De Filippis to Lead Hostos Community College in The Bronx, New York

Daisy Cocco De Filippis to Lead Hostos Community College in The Bronx, New York

Since 2008, Dr. De Filippis has been the president of Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut. From 2002 to 2008, she served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Hostos Community College.

New CUNY Program to Help Women Entrepreneurs Learn Emerging Technologies

New CUNY Program to Help Women Entrepreneurs Learn Emerging Technologies

The City University of New York has announced the creation of an emerging technology mentorship program that targets 250 small businesses owned by veterans, minorities, and women throughout New York City.

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Berenecea Johnson Eanes Is the New Leader of York College of the City University of New York

Dr. Eanes has been serving as vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton. She has been on the staff at CalState, Fullerton for the past seven years.

Karrin Wilks to Lead the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City

Karrin Wilks to Lead the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City

Dr. Wilks has been serving as senior vice president and provost at the college since 2014 and has been with the City University of New York for eight years. Earlier, Dr. Wilks was senior vice president at Vermont State Colleges. She will become interim president of the CUNY campus on September 1.

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.

Vita Rabinowitz to Lead the City University of New York

Vita Rabinowitz to Lead the City University of New York

Prior to being named as executive vice chancellor and provost at CUNY in 2015, Dr. Rabinowitz served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Hunter College, a CUNY campus on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Women Computer Science Students at CUNY Participating in Winternship

Women Computer Science Students at CUNY Participating in Winternship

Short internships early in their college careers will give these young CUNY women exposure, experience and a set of credentials that make their resumes more competitive when it comes time to apply for summer internships and, ultimately, full-time jobs.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed 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.

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Joan W. Blos, 1928-2017

A graduate of Vassar College, Blos, who won a National Book Award in 1980, taught at the Bank Street College of Education in New York. Later she served on the faculty at the University of Michigan.

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.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Carolyn Dever, provost at Dartmouth College, is stepping down to return to teaching. Gloriana Waters, vice chancellor at the City University of New York and Deborah Cook, professor of business information technologies at Virginia Tech, are retiring.

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women 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.

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tina Simpson of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Sue Klappa of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, Monika Williams Shealey of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, Patricia A. Broderick of the City University of New York, and Laurie Fleming of the University of Mississippi.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Andrea Frantz of Buena Vista University in Iowa, Paula Donahue of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Setha M. Low of the City University of New York, Cassie Gerhardt of the University of North Dakota, and Kay Ferrell of the University of Northern Colorado.

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Names Its Next Provost

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Names Its Next Provost

Joy Connolly has been a professor of classics at New York University. She also has been serving as dean for the humanities. Professor Connolly is an expert on Roman culture and politics.

The Next Provost at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey

The Next Provost at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey

Gillian Small, a native of Great Britain, has been serving as vice chancellor of research at the City University of New York. Before coming to CUNY in 2001, she was on the faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and the University of Florida.

University Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Gang Association for Women

University Study to Examine Long-Term Effects of Gang Association for Women

Backed by a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Dr. Alice Cepeda of the University of Southern California will seek out and interview women who participated in an earlier study of women associated with gangs that was conducted 15 years ago.

Seven Women Scholars Are Being Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Scholars Are Being Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lori Pollock of the University of Delaware, Stacy Ziegler of Clarkson University, Pamela Heaton of the University of Cincinnati, JoAnne Epps of Temple University, Grace Schulman of Baruch College, Virginia Caples of Alabama A&M University, and Janice Moore of Colorado State University.

Maureen O'Connor Appointed President of Palo Alto University

Maureen O’Connor Appointed President of Palo Alto University

For the past 18 years, Dr. O’Connor has been a member of the faculty at the City University of New York. She was chair of the department of psychology at John Jay College from 2002 to 2008. Since 2008, Dr. O’Connor has been the director of the doctoral program in psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Women Historians Create Online Database of Early Women Political Candidates

Women Historians Create Online Database of Early Women Political Candidates

Two women scholars have established the Her Hat Was in the Ring online database of women who ran for public office before the enactment of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, which gave women the right to vote nationwide.

In Memoriam: Ernestine Friedl, 1920-2015

In Memoriam: Ernestine Friedl, 1920-2015

Ernestine Friedl was the James B. Duke Professor Emerita of anthropology at Duke University. In 1980 she was appointed dean of Trinity College at Duke, the first woman to hold that position.

In Memoriam: Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, 1939-2015

In Memoriam: Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall, 1939-2015

A noted feminist historian Rosalyn Baxandall joined the faculty in the American studies department at the State University of New York at Old Westbury in 1971.

U.S. Justice Department Debuts New Website on Campus Sexual Assault

U.S. Justice Department Debuts New Website on Campus Sexual Assault

The Center for Changing Our Campus Culture offers a wide variety of information on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus. It provides a wealth of information for law enforcement, victim service providers, students, parents and other key stakeholders to use to improve campus safety.

Nineteen Women With New Administrative Posts at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Nineteen Women With New Administrative Posts at U.S. 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.

Eighteen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in American Higher Education

Eighteen Women With New Administrative Responsibilities in American 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.

Political Scientist at the University of Nebraska Omaha Wins Book Award

Political Scientist at the University of Nebraska Omaha Wins Book Award

Lana Obradovic, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, has won the Best Book Award from the European Research Group on Military and Society. Her book examines the status of women in the military of 24 NATO countries.

The New Provost at the City University of New York

The New Provost at the City University of New York

Vita Carulli Rabinowitz was named provost and executive chancellor for academic affairs at the City University of New York. Since 2007, Dr. Rabinowitz has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at CUNY’s Hunter College.