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The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

Anne Holton served as Virginia Secretary of Education from 2014 to 2016. She has been a visiting professor in both the Schar School of Policy and Government and the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University since May 2017. Holton is the wife and the daughter of former governors of Virginia.

Leslie Ward Appointed to Lead the Vermont College of Fine Arts

Leslie Ward Appointed to Lead the Vermont College of Fine Arts

President Ward has had an extensive career in management consulting and strategic planning. She holds a master of fine arts degree in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MBA from Harvard University.

Three Women Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

Three Women Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

The Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists recognize scholars in three disciplines; life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. For the first time in the program’s 13-year history, all of the recipients are women. Each woman receives a $250,000 prize.

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Olivia Cousins, 1948-2019

Olivia Cousins was a feminist scholar, historian, and long-time faculty member at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. She served on the faculty there for more than 30 years.

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

The First Woman to Lead the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island

Rear Adminral Shoshana Chatfield served as a helicopter pilot in the Western Pacific, Afghanistan, and the Arabian Gulf. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Chatfield was an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Most recently, she was commander of U.S. Naval Forces in the Mariana Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean.

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

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

In Memoriam: Georgianna Alice Mitchell Rivlin, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Georgianna Alice Mitchell Rivlin, 1931-2019

Alice Rivlin, was an educator, founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve System, president of the American Economics Association, and a longtime researcher at the Brookings Institution.

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

The women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, Mary Murphy at Indiana University, Ute Poerschke at Pennsylvania State University, Nancy Netzer at Boston College, and Martine Haas at the University of Pennsylvania.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

University of California, Berkeley's Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

University of California, Berkeley’s Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

Dr. Nakamura, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics and a faculty affiliate with the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored by the American Economic Association.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Mary Ann Krough at South Dakota State University, Priscilla Elsass at Clark University in Massachusetts, Nicola Boothe Perry at Florida A&M University, Ana Gaillat at Vermont Technical College, Peggy Shannon at San Diego State University, Sarah Whiting at Harvard University, and Lise Youngblade at Colorado State University

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the gender breakdown of their admitted students.

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Harvard University Makes Great Strides In Hiring Women Faculty

Since 2004, tenured-track faculty appointments at Harvard University are up 14 percent for women, which is particularly striking since the overall number of tenure-track faculty has decreased by 18 percent over the same time period.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Positions in Academia

The women leaving their posts are Ellen Smiley at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Barbara A. Schaal at Washington University in St. Louis, Patricia Henry at Harvard University, Sharon Hunt at the University of Arkansas, and Mari Anne Phillips at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri.

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in the Academic World

Here is a listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

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: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Mildred Inzer Byers, 1926-2019

Byers joined the faculty at Salem College in 1957 and served there for the next 35 years. During her tenure, she taught courses in American social and cultural history, British history, American women’s history, U.S. history, and Russian history.

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch is a Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on protein folding, which is how an amino acid sequence determines the three-dimensional structure of a protein.

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

Eleven 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.

Martha Whitehead Appointed to Lead Harvard University's Vast Library System

Martha Whitehead Appointed to Lead Harvard University’s Vast Library System

Currently, Whitehead serves as university librarian and vice provost of digital planning at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. She will serve as Harvard University librarian, vice president for the Harvard Library, and the Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She will assume her new duties in June 2019.

New Mexico Governor Appoints Kate O'Neill to Lead the State's Department of Education

New Mexico Governor Appoints Kate O’Neill to Lead the State’s Department of Education

Most recently, Dr. O’Neill served as CEO of the University of New Mexico at Taos. During her tenure, she developed a nationally accredited nursing program and increased the campus’ budget. She first joined the campus in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member.

Joyce P. Jacobsen Will Be the  First Woman President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Joyce P. Jacobsen Will Be the First Woman President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Currently, Dr. Jacobsen serves as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In addition to her administrative positions, Dr. Jacobsen serves as the Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan.

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Jill Mattuck Tarule, 1943-2019

Over a long career in higher education, Dr. Tarule taught at Goddard College in Plainfied, Vermont, Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the University of Vermont.

Brown University's Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

Brown University’s Kiri Miller Wins the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Book Award

This award was established in 1973 to commemorate Jose Rollin de la Torre Bueno, who was the first university press editor to champion the field of dance. The award is presented annually by the Dance Studies Association to an English-language book that advances the field of dance studies.

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Eleven Women From Foreign Nations But Studying in the United States Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, 11 are women.

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

In Memoriam: Eleanor Maccoby, 1917-2018

Professor Maccoby was the first woman to chair the psychology department at Stanford. She held that post from 1973 to 1976.

Drew Faust Named a University Professor at Harvard University

Drew Faust Named a University Professor at Harvard University

Drew Faust, who stepped down as the 28th president of Harvard University on June 30, 2018, was appointed a University Professor at Harvard. She joins 24 other scholars who currently serve as University Professors at Harvard.

Wendy Raymond Appointed the Sixteenth President of Haverford College in Pennsylvania

Wendy Raymond Appointed the Sixteenth President of Haverford College in Pennsylvania

Dr. Raymond joined the faculty at Williams College in Massachusetts in 1994 as an assistant professor of biology. She taught at Williams for 19 years and was promoted to the rank of full professor. In 2013, Dr. Raymond was hired for her current position as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Davidson College in North Carolina.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Posts

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Taking on new duties are Sangeeta Bhatia at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Anna Prentiss in the Montana University System, Emi Nakamura at the University of California, Berkeley, and Heather Needham at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

The honorees are Marsha I Lester of the University of Pennsylvania, M. Christina Marchetti of the University of California, Katherine Freese of the University of Michigan, Shirley Ann Jackson of Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tanya Zelevinsky of Columbia, Sharon C. Glotzer of the University of Michigan, Heather J. Lewandowski of the University of Colorado, and Julia Mundy of Harvard.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Five Women in Academia Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Alexandra Ros at Arizona State University, Michele Eodice at the University of Oklahoma, Rohini Pande at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, Susan Fullerton of the University of Pittsburgh, and Michelle Petri at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Martha Nussbaum Wins the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

Martha Nussbaum Wins the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture

The $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture is given annually to thinkers whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.