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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.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

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.

Harvard University Launches Initiatives to Prevent and Respond to Instances of Sexual Harassment on Campus

Harvard University Launches Initiatives to Prevent and Respond to Instances of Sexual Harassment on Campus

These new initiatives include creating student, faculty, and staff liaison committees to educate their peers about Title IX policies and resources, hiring an education manager to expand the university’s training efforts, developing a new mandatory online training program for faculty staff, and launching a bystander intervention training program.

In Memoriam: Gail R. O'Day (1954-2018)

In Memoriam: Gail R. O’Day (1954-2018)

Dr. O’Day was dean of the School of Divinity and professor of the New Testament at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She served as dean from 2010 to June 30, 2018.

Researchers Find Connection Between Gender Diversity and Research Diversity

Researchers Find Connection Between Gender Diversity and Research Diversity

Londa Schiebinger, the John L. Hinds Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and colleagues at Aarhus University in Denmark, recently published a paper proposing ways organizations can continue to encourage gender diversity while also supporting diversity in new research directions.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

The six women named to endowed chairs are April Hill at Bates College in Maine, Tina Nabatchi at Syracuse University in New York, Jennifer Hurley at Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, Sabriya Rice at the University of Georgia, Shawon Kinew at Harvard University, and Kelly Chong at the University of Kansas.

Harvard University's First Woman Faculty Member Honored With a Statue

Harvard University’s First Woman Faculty Member Honored With a Statue

Alice Hamilton was named an assistant professor of industrial medicine in 1919. However, she was subject to three restrictions because she was a woman. She was not allowed in the faculty club, could not participate in processions during commencement, and was not eligible for faculty tickets to football games.

Debra Elmegreen to Lead the International Astronomical Union

Debra Elmegreen to Lead the International Astronomical Union

Debra M. Elmegreen is a professor of astronomy and the holder of the Maria Mitchell Chair in the department of physics and astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeppsie, New York. She has taught at the highly rated liberal arts college since 1985.

Joan Steitz Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award From the Lasker Foundation

Joan Steitz Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award From the Lasker Foundation

Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, is the recipient of the 2018 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. The award comes with a $250,000 prize.

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

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

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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.

Study Finds That Women Heart Attack Victims Are More Likely to Survive If Treated by a Woman Doctor

Study Finds That Women Heart Attack Victims Are More Likely to Survive If Treated by a Woman Doctor

A new study by researchers at the business schools of the University of Minnesota, Washington University in St. Louis, and Harvard University also found that male physicians who have a large number of female colleagues or who have treated a large number of female heart attack patients have better success rates with female heart attack patients.

Boston University's Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Boston University’s Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Dr. McKee received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference for establishing the criteria for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease experienced by many athletes who have had repeated hits to the head.

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Dr. Gay is the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies and is the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative. She joined the faculty in 2006 and has served as dean of social science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2015.

In the Twitter Universe of Washington Journalists, Women Tend to Be Ignored

In the Twitter Universe of Washington Journalists, Women Tend to Be Ignored

A new study led by Nikki Usher, an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, finds that male journalists were three times as likely to retweet posts made by other men than to retweet posts by women journalists.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars 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.

New Administrative Posts for 15 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 15 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.