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For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan has named an academic building to honor a woman. The building that houses the Life Sciences Institute, a hub for bioscience research, will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Dr. Coleman was president of the university from 2002 to 2014.

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new diversity assignments are Jin Feng at Grinnell College in Iowa, Jessica Harris at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Rosta Farzan at the University of Pittsburgh, Precious Porras at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and Marilyn Clark at the University of Kentucky.

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Dr. Harris came to Grinnell College in 2019 as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Earlier she was a professor of art history at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Dr. Harris joined the faculty at DePauw University in 1999. She is the second woman to lead Grinnell College.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Senior Posts as Diversity Officers

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Senior Posts as Diversity Officers

The new leaders of diversity efforts in higher education are Peony Fhagen at Colorado College, Schvalla R. Rivera at Grinnell College in Iowa, Tanisha Stevens at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Karen A. Jones at Binghamton University in New York.

Mélanie Marcel to Receive the 2018 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize

Mélanie Marcel to Receive the 2018 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize

Mélanie Marcel is the founder and CEO of SoScience, an organization that brings together scientists and social entrepreneurs to solve global problems. The $100,000 prize, established in 2011, is the largest award given by a U.S. college in recognition of efforts to enhance social justice.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and 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.

Julie Cassidy of Williams College to Lead the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Julie Cassidy of Williams College to Lead the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Julie Cassidy, a professor of Russian at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts,will serve as vice president of the association in 2017 and then become president in 2018. The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is housed at the University of Pittsburgh.

Mary Sue Coleman Chosen to Lead the Association of American Universities

Mary Sue Coleman Chosen to Lead the Association of American Universities

Dr. Coleman has served as president of the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. She will lead an association that represents 60 research universities in the United States and two in Canada. Member institutions confer nearly one half of all doctoral degrees awarded in the United States.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women taking on new roles are Carol Strohecker, Brenda Malone, Beth Raffeld, Kate Walker, Danielle Rice, Christina V. Tran, Maria Keri, and Dawn Thompson.

Ten Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts at American Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts at American Colleges and Universities

The women taking on new administrative roles are Amanda Kelso, Angela Lee Gieras, Joyce E. Coffee, Kristen Fischer, S. Laurel Weldon, Poonam Arora, Lynne O’Brien, Alonda Thomas, Allison Rains, and Kathy Bickel.

Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Victoria Chun at Colgate University, Chinyere Ukabiala at Grinnell College, Priscilla McChristian at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Pamela Landi at Florida International University and Ellen de Graffenreis at Brandeis University.

Grinnell College Promotes Three Women Faculty Members

Grinnell College Promotes Three Women Faculty Members

Jin Feng, Elaine Marzluff, and Janet Davis are among eight faculty members who were promoted to either associate professor or full professor at the highly rated liberal arts college in Iowa.

Grinnell College Appoints Two Women to Endowed Chairs

Grinnell College Appoints Two Women to Endowed Chairs

Johanna Meehan and Astrid Henry are appointed to named chairs at the Iowa liberal arts college.

Six Women Honored for Their Accomplishments

Six Women Honored for Their Accomplishments

Lisa Pruitt, a professor of mechanical engineering at Berkeley, and five other women win prestigious awards.

Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Positions

Appointments of Women to Key Administrative Positions

Here is news of five women who have recently been appointed to executive positions in higher education.