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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.

Harvard University Study Assesses Cancer Risk for Flight Attendants

Harvard University Study Assesses Cancer Risk for Flight Attendants

A new study by researchers at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University presents evidence that airline flight attendants have higher rates of several types of cancer including breast, uterine, and cervical cancer. More than three quarters of all flight attendants in the United States are women.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members 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.

Shepherd University Extends Contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix

Shepherd University Extends Contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix

The board of governors of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has extended the contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix for an additional five years. She became the 16th president of the university in 2013. At that time, Dr. Hendrix was the first graduate of the university to be named president in the institution’s 144-year history.

In Memoriam: Nina Zippen Baym, 1936-2018

In Memoriam: Nina Zippen Baym, 1936-2018

Dr. Baym, an expert on women’s fiction, joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in 1963 and taught there for 41 years until her retirement in 2004. She served as director of the School of Humanities from 1976 to 1987.

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

The women scholars appointed to endowed faculty posts are Mingyan Liu at the University of Michigan, Juana Mendenhall at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Margaret M. Mitchell at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Mary Anne Raymond at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Martha Minow at Harvard University.

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

A Dozen 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.

The National Academies Urge Academia to Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

The National Academies Urge Academia to Take a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has issued a new report that notes that 58 percent of women faculty and staff in academia (all disciplines, not limited to science, engineering, and medicine) have experienced sexual harassment.

Drew Gilpin Faust to Receive the $1 Million Kluge Prize From the Library of Congress

Drew Gilpin Faust to Receive the $1 Million Kluge Prize From the Library of Congress

The John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity recognizes individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped public affairs and civil society and has had a major impact on social and political issues.

Kathleen Jagger to Lead Thomas More College in Kentucky

Kathleen Jagger to Lead Thomas More College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Jagger has served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Thomas More College. Previously, she was a professor of biology and held several administrative posts at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Six Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

The women who are stepping down are Katherine Ku at Stanford University, Judy Rose at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Sarah Thomas at Harvard University, Paula Miller at Texas A&M University, Karin M. Wiburg at New Mexico State University, and Diane Herson at the University of Delaware.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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.

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Jennifer Doudna is a professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is being honored for her research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Quartet of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Susan Eggers, a computer scientist at the University of Washington, Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College in Atlanta, Sheila Jasanoff, a professor in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Janne Blichert-Toft, a visiting professor at Rice University in Houston.

In Memoriam: Jill Kathryn Ker Conway, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Jill Kathryn Ker Conway, 1934-2018

Dr. Conway was appointed the firt woman president of Smith College in 1974 at a time when most of the faculty were men. She served in that role until 1985 and nearly tripled the college’s endowment.

MIT's Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

MIT’s Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

Her research has implications for the study of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, ADHD, and in neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette’s Syndrome. She will receive a gold medal and a $500,000 award at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego this coming November.

Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Tomiko Brown-Nagin at Harvard University, Adrienne Eaton at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Julie M. Anderson at Winona State University in Minnesota, Kim Crowley at Amarillo College in Texas, and Linda Schadler at the University of Vermont.

Tufts University's Diane Souvaine Elected Chair of the National Science Board

Tufts University’s Diane Souvaine Elected Chair of the National Science Board

The National Science Board is the governing authority of the National Science Foundation and acts an independent advisor to both the president and Congress on policies related to science and engineering, and also education in those disciplines.

Six Universities Appoint Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Six Universities Appoint Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean posts are Bridget Terry Long at Harvard University, Constance Relihan at Virginia Commonwealth University, Piyushimita Thakuriah at Rutgers University, Edith Parker at the University of Iowa, Kathryn Graddy at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and Pauline Sampson at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

Two Women From American Universities Will Be Awarded Heineken Prizes

Two Women From American Universities Will Be Awarded Heineken Prizes

Xiaowei Zhuang, the David B. Arnold Professor of Science at Harvard University will be awarded the Heineken Prize in biochemistry and biophysics and Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT, will receive the Heineken Prize in cognitive science.

The First Woman President of Utah Valley University in Orem

The First Woman President of Utah Valley University in Orem

Dr. Tuminez currently serves as regional director for corporate, external and legal affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft Corporation. She is the former dean of research and assistant dean of executive education for the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Dr. Nelson is currently the director of the Sustainability Institute and deputy chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire. Before going to the University of New Hampshire, she served on the faculty at Tufts University in Massachusetts for 25 years.

Janet Westpheling Elected President of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Janet Westpheling Elected President of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Dr. Westpheling is a professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the genetic engineering of microorganisms to efficiently convert plants into biofuels.

In Memoriam: Joan Braverman Pinck, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Joan Braverman Pinck, 1929-2018

Pinck was one of the first woman administrators at Harvard Business School, where she also taught a course on business writing. Later, she served as director of research administration and policy at Beth Israel Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Has a Long Way to Go to Reach Gender Parity in Faculty Positions

Harvard Has a Long Way to Go to Reach Gender Parity in Faculty Positions

Women make up just over one fifth of the tenured faculty at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government. Women are less than one quarter of tenured faculty in Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law School.

University of Massachusetts Scholar Wins the Russian National Award in Applied Economics

University of Massachusetts Scholar Wins the Russian National Award in Applied Economics

Ina Ganguli, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has received the 2018 Russian National Award in Applied Economics. The award is given every two years for outstanding published papers on the Russian economy.

Linda Oubré Selected as the Fifteenth President of Whittier College in California

Linda Oubré Selected as the Fifteenth President of Whittier College in California

For the past six years, Dr. Oubré has served as dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University. Earlier, Dr. Oubré was executive director of corporate relations and business development, and chief diversity officer for the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.

Lauren Benton of Vanderbilt University to Receive the 2019 Toynbee Prize

Lauren Benton of Vanderbilt University to Receive the 2019 Toynbee Prize

The award is given biennially by the Toynbee Prize Foundation to a scholar who has made a significant contribution to the study of global history. Professor Benton will be honored and present a lecture at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago next January.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Erika T. Camacho of Arizona State University, Susan A. Murphy of Harvard University, Kathleen Blake Yancy of Florida State University, Lorie Harper of the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Diane Ebert-May of Michigan State University.

Lorraine Daston Wins the $1 Million Dan David Prize for Her Research on the History of Science

Lorraine Daston Wins the $1 Million Dan David Prize for Her Research on the History of Science

Lorraine Daston is a visiting professor in the department of history at the University of Chicago and the director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

College of William and Mary Names Its First Woman Leader in its 325-Year History

College of William and Mary Names Its First Woman Leader in its 325-Year History

Currently, Dr. Katherine Rowe is provost and dean of the faculty at Smith College, a private, high-ranking liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts. Earlier, she served on the English department faculty at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania for 16 years.

Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

The award is given out by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine for a seminal discovery in neuroscience. CalTech Professor Doris Tsao is being honored for “major contributions to our understanding of how the brain recognizes human faces.”