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In Memoriam: Paula Joan Caplan, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Paula Joan Caplan, 1947-2021

A native of Springfield, Missouri, Dr. Caplan served as a professor of psychology and an assistant professor of psychiatry and lecturer in women’s studies at the University of Toronto between 1979 and 1995. She went on to teach at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Brown University, the University of Rhode Island, Connecticut College, American University, and Harvard University.

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at 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.

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.”

In Memoriam: Jing Wang, 1950-2021

In Memoriam: Jing Wang, 1950-2021

Dr. Wang joined the faculty at MIT in 2001 as a professor in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Section of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. She chaired the Foreign Language and Literatures Section from 2005 to 2008.

Professor Rebecca Wanzo of Washington University in St. Louis Has Won Two Book Awards

Professor Rebecca Wanzo of Washington University in St. Louis Has Won Two Book Awards

Rebecca Wanzo, professor and chair of women, gender, and sexuality studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won two major awards in the field of comic book studies.

In Memoriam: Paula Joan Caplaan, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Paula Joan Caplaan, 1947-2021

Paula Joan Caplaan, was a psychologist and prominent feminist scholar who taught at Harvard University and the University of Toronto.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Sianne Ngai at the University of Chicago, Charmaine Royal at Duke University in North Carolina, Dina Katabi at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Nancy Wagner at Youngstown State University in Ohio.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Daphna Shohamy at Columbia University in New York City, Thavolia Glymph at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Millicent Sullivan at the University of Delaware, and Rachel Mindrup at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Thavolia Glymph of Duke University Wins Three Awards From the Organization of American Historians

Thavolia Glymph of Duke University Wins Three Awards From the Organization of American Historians

Thavolia Glymph, the Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was honored with three awards for her book on the role of women during the Civil War.

Six Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Robin L. Rasor at Duke University, Kimberly D. Whitehead at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, Sarah Klaper at Northwestern University, Lavinia Boxill at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Kimberly Shiner at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and Mary Ritayik at the State University of New York.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions  at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions at 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.

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood, professor of mathematics at Harvard University, is the recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation, the organization’s most prestigious prize for scientists under the age of 40 in the United States.

In Memoriam: Dawn Tranchino Provenzale

In Memoriam: Dawn Tranchino Provenzale

Dawn Provenzale was a professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Duke University School of Medicine. She taught at Duke for nearly 30 years.

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

Taking on new roles are Yara González-Justiniano at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Emily A. Gasser at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Anna Storti at Duke University, Grace Marie Bochenek at the University of Central Florida, Amy Wendt at the University of Wisconsin, and Jessica Kastler at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new titles or roles are Natalia Molina at the Univerity of Southern California, Nine Johnson at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Dianah Wynter at Arizona State University, Sarah Peyre at the University of Rochester, and Grace Musila at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Alicia Timme-Laragy Named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Society of Toxicology

Alicia Timme-Laragy Named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Society of Toxicology

Dr. Timme-Laragy is an associate professor of environmental life sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research aims to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms of toxicant-induced oxidative stress in embryonic development and identify later-life consequences of embryonic exposure to oxidative stress.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

The three women appointed to endowed positions are Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Emily Greenwood at Yale University in Connecticut, and Lauren Haynes at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been 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.

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

In Memoriam: Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea, 1972-2021

Ilinca Stanciulescu-Panea was an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She joined the Rice University faculty in 2009.

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

Dr. Banks currently is dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M. She also is vice chancellor of engineering and national laboratories for the A&M System — a title she will retain. Before coming to Texas A&M in 2012, she was chair of the department of civil engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley, an assistant professor of history at the University of Louisville, was honored for her book on the role of the faith community, in particular the Maryknoll order, on U.S. policy in Central America in the 1980s.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Miriam Felton-Dansky at Bard College in New York, Kyna Shelley at the University of Southern Mississippi, Anita Hazelwood at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Matilde Bombardini at the University of California Berkeley, Filiz Garip at Princeton University, and Ke Dong at Duke University.

Banu Subramaniam Wins Book Award From the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts

Banu Subramaniam Wins Book Award From the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts

Banu Subramaniam, a professor in the department of women, gender, sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has won the 2020 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize. The Kendrick Prize is open to any book of original scholarship on literature, science, and the arts.

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Dr. Sullivan won the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, sponsored jointly by the American History Association and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The award is given annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project.

In Memoriam: Hannah Marie Colton, 1991-2020

In Memoriam: Hannah Marie Colton, 1991-2020

Hannah Colton was the news director for KUNM, the public broadcasting station of the University of New Mexico.

Duke University-Led Study Finds Major Lack of Knowledge on Abortion Laws and Regulations

Duke University-Led Study Finds Major Lack of Knowledge on Abortion Laws and Regulations

In a national survey, the mean score for women participants was just over two correct answers out of 12 on the laws governing abortion in their state. Poverty, low levels of education, or low health literacy did not appear to be factors affecting knowledge of state abortion laws.

New Study Finds That Telecommuting Takes a Larger a Toll on Working Women Than on Working Men

New Study Finds That Telecommuting Takes a Larger a Toll on Working Women Than on Working Men

Telecommuting moms spend significantly more time performing housework when they work from home than dads do. Moms working remotely also spend more time doing their jobs with children present than telecommuting dads. And the study also found that moms working remotely during the pandemic are more likely to report feeling depressed.

A Huge Gender Imbalance in Leadership Positions in Academic Hospital Medicine Programs

A Huge Gender Imbalance in Leadership Positions in Academic Hospital Medicine Programs

A new study led by Carrie Herkze, an assistant professor of medicine and associate vice chair for clinical affairs in the department of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, finds that 79 percent of academic hospital medicine programs are run by men.

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

The First Woman President of Carteret Community College in Morehead, North Carolina

The First Woman President of Carteret Community College in Morehead, North Carolina

Since 2016, Dr. Tracy Mancini has been serving as vice president of instruction and student support at Carteret Community College. Earlier, she spent 17 years at Durham Technical Community College, where she was an English instructor, department chair, assistant dean, and dean.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana

A professor of statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Dr. Miranda was the university’s Howard R. Hughes Provost from 2015 to 2019. Earlier, she taught at the University of Michigan and Duke Univerity. Dr. Miranda will become provost at the University of Notre Dame on July 1.

The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

Gisela de la Concepción Fosado has been with Duke University Press since 2010, acquiring books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences. Earlier, she served as the associate director for the Barnard Center for Research on Women in New York City.

Suzanne Austin Will Be the Next Provost at the College of Charleston in South Carolina

Suzanne Austin Will Be the Next Provost at the College of Charleston in South Carolina

Dr. Austin has spent the last nine years serving as the senior vice provost and senior international officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to joining UAB, Austin spent 20 years at the University of Delaware serving in a variety of academic positions.

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

Ida Stephens Owens was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. at Duke University. Dr. Owens was the first scientist to determine genetic defects in children with Crigler-Najjar diseases, a rare disorder often causing brain damage in infants.