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In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Lani Guinier was the first woman of color to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is the Promise Institute Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She was honored by the Association of American Law Schools for her work on critical race theory and intersectionality.”

Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association's Highest Honor for Service to Philosophy

Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Highest Honor for Service to Philosophy

Professor Allen is an internationally renowned expert on philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education. In 2018-19, she was the first Black woman to serve as president of the American Philosophical Association.

Five Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Five Women Appointed to Endowed Professorships at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Harvard Graduate School of Education has announced the appointment of five faculty members to endowed chairs. All of the appointments went to women: Susan Dynarski, Heather Hill, Nonie Lesaux, Meira Levinson, and Catherine Snow.

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Armstrong has been serving as the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and chair of the department of medicine and physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the staff at Harvard in 2013.

Jennifer Collins Appointed President of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Jennifer Collins Appointed President of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee

Collins has served since 2014 as the Judge James Noel Dean and professor of law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She was appointed to the law faculty at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2003 and was named associate provost for academic and strategic initiatives in 2010 and vice provost in 2013. She will become president of Rhodes College on July 1.

Harvard Professor Tiya Miles Wins National Book Award in the Nonfiction Category

Harvard Professor Tiya Miles Wins National Book Award in the Nonfiction Category

Tiya Miles has won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Professor Miles was honored for her book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, A Black Family Keepsake.

Suzanne Keen Will Be the Next President of Scripps College in Claremont, California

Suzanne Keen Will Be the Next President of Scripps College in Claremont, California

Dr. Keen is a distinguished scholar and professor of English literature. Since 2018, she has served as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She is the former dean of the college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she served as chair of the English department. She will become president of Scripps College on July 1, 2022.

A Scholar of International Terrorism Will Be the First Woman President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

A Scholar of International Terrorism Will Be the First Woman President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Since 2016, Louise Richardson has been the vice chancellor of the University of Oxford in England. Earlier, she was the first woman to serve as principal and vice-chancellor of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Dr. Richardson served on the faculty at Harvard University for 20 years and was the executive dean of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She will begin her leadership of the Carnegie Corporation in January 2023.

Cornell's Lillian Lee Honored by the Association for Computational Linguistics

Cornell’s Lillian Lee Honored by the Association for Computational Linguistics

Lillian Lee, the Charles Roy Davis Professor in the departments of computer science and information science in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is being honored for her services as editor of Transactions of the ACL.

Study Finds Academic and Professional Women Are Less Likely to Ask for Extensions to Complete Tasks

Study Finds Academic and Professional Women Are Less Likely to Ask for Extensions to Complete Tasks

A new study led by Ashley V. Whillans, an assistant professor in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business Schools, finds that in professional and academic settings women avoid asking for more time to complete work tasks, even when deadlines are explicitly adjustable, undermining their well-being and task performance.

President of Hobart and William Smith College Wins Award From the American Economic Association

President of Hobart and William Smith College Wins Award From the American Economic Association

Joyce Jacobsen was named the winner of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, which has been given annually since 1998 to an individual who has furthered the status of women in the economics profession through example, achievements, increasing our understanding of how women can advance in the economics profession or mentoring others.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Tam

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Tam

Professor Tam was the second Native Hawaiian chair of the department of medicine at the University of Hawai’i and served in that position for 15 years. She also held the American Lung Association of Hawaii and Leahi Fund Endowed Chair in Respiratory Health at the university.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Fine Knowles, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Marjorie Fine Knowles, 1939-2021

In 1972, Majorie Knowles became the first women faculty member at the University of Alabama School of Law. Professor Knowles became dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University in 1986, making her the 17th woman in U.S. history – and the first woman in Georgia – to serve as dean of a law school.

Shelley Lowe of Harvard University Selected to Lead the National Endowment for the Humanities

Shelley Lowe of Harvard University Selected to Lead the National Endowment for the Humanities

Lowe is the executive director of the Native American program at Harvard University. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first Native American and the second woman to lead the federal agency that provides more than $100 million in grants to cultural and educational institutions each year.

The Harvard Graduate School of Education Adds Three Women to Its Faculty

The Harvard Graduate School of Education Adds Three Women to Its Faculty

Bianca Baldridge has been named associate professor of education and Susan Dynarski is a new professor of education. Also, Gabrielle Oliveira has been named the Jorge Paulo Lemann Associate Professor of Education and of Brazil studies.

Harvard's Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Harvard’s Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Susan A. Murphy is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on developing data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real-time multi-stage decision-making in mobile health.

Michaele Whelan Will Be the Ninth President of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts

Michaele Whelan Will Be the Ninth President of Wheaton College in Norwood, Massachusetts

Since 2013, Dr. Whelan has been provost at Emerson College in Boston. Earlier in her career, she was vice provost for academic affairs at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and associate dean of academic planning and innovation in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Pamela Björkman to Receive a Major International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women Scientists

Pamela Björkman to Receive a Major International Award Recognizing Outstanding Women Scientists

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize is presented by The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Björkman is being recognized for “discovering key aspects of the immune system that are helping to direct better treatment for infection from viruses and other diseases.” The prize includes a $100,000 honorarium.

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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Assigned to New Roles

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Assigned to New Roles

Taking on new roles are Laura J. Crossey at the University of New Mexico, Michelle Effros at Caltech, Erin H. Moore at Shaw University in North Carolina, Myriam Heiman at MIT, Tania Bruguera at Harvard University, Luzita Vela at the University of Arkansas, Francine Berman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and La Toya Hart at Jackson Stte University in Mississippi.

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.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Ten Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Ten Women to Administrative Positions

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: Sally Falk Moore, 1924-2021

In Memoriam: Sally Falk Moore, 1924-2021

Sally Falk Moore was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology Emerita at Harvard University. A noted anthropologist, Dr. Moore was dean of the Graduate School at Harvard from 1985 to 1989.

Study Examines Gender Differences in Participation in Clinical Trials Compared to Those Affected by a Disease

Study Examines Gender Differences in Participation in Clinical Trials Compared to Those Affected by a Disease

The authors state that clinical trial sample populations should be proportionate to the population affected by the disease, as some diseases are more prevalent or manifest differently in one sex versus the other.  The study is the first to examine sex bias in all U.S. human clinical trials relative to disease burden (the prevalence of disease based on factors such as sex and ethnicity).

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

The women who are retiring or leaving higher education are Robin Morgan at the University of Delaware, Claire Max of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Anne Margulies at Harvard University, Madlyn Hanes at Pennsylvania State University, and Erin Hoffman Harding at the University of Notre Dame.

American Heart Association Honors Emory University Scholar Nanette K. Wenger

American Heart Association Honors Emory University Scholar Nanette K. Wenger

The Nanette K. Wenger Award for Best Scientific Publication on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women was recently created by the American heart Association to recognize Dr. Wenger’s monumental work and inspire continued research innovation and discovery.

Aviv Regev Wins the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Aviv Regev Wins the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Aviv Regev is an internationally known computational and systems biologist and executive vice president of Genentech Research and Early Development. She is on leave from her faculty position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In Memoriam: Marion Walter, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Marion Walter, 1928-2021

Dr. Walter was born in Berlin Germany. In 1938, she was one of 10,000 Jewish children evacuated from Germany and surrounding countries to the United Kingdom before the start of World War II. She founded the mathematics department at what is now Simmons University in Boston and later taught at the University of Oregon.

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.

Stanford University's Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Stanford University’s Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Sherri Rose, an associate professor of medicine and a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy in the Freeman Spogli Institute, has won this year’s Gertrude M. Cox Award from the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International for her significant contributions to applied statistics.

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.

Historian Amy Stanley of Northwestern University Wins Two Book Awards

Historian Amy Stanley of Northwestern University Wins Two Book Awards

Amy Stanley, professor of history in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University has won the 2021 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography and the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography for her book Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World.

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing, an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected to receive the 2021 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy from the American Astronomical Society for her research on the formation rate, composition, and evolution of planets around red dwarf stars.