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Patricia Ramsey Will Be the First Woman President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York

Patricia Ramsey Will Be the First Woman President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Ramsey, whose appointment is effective May 1, comes to CUNY from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in Washington, D.C., where she spent the past year as a senior executive fellow. A biologist by training, Dr. Ramsey previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Harvard University's Katharine Park Named a Recipient of the 2021 David Dan Prize

Harvard University’s Katharine Park Named a Recipient of the 2021 David Dan Prize

Katharine Park is the Samuel Zemurray, Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Research Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. She is being honored by the David Dan Foundation in Israel for her research on the history of medicine in medieval and Renaissance Europe.

Betty Rosa Named Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York

Betty Rosa Named Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York

Dr. Rosa has served on the board of regents since 2008 and became the board’s chancellor in 2016. She resigned as chancellor in August to fill in as interim commissioner of education. Dr. Rosa holds two master’s degrees from the City University of New York and a master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard University.

American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania's Eleni Katifori

American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania’s Eleni Katifori

Eleni Katifori, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2021 American Physical Society Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research. Dr. Katifori was honored for “the seminal use of physical principles in understanding living transport networks.”

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to University 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: Lydia Averell Hurd Smith, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Lydia Averell Hurd Smith, 1929-2020

Lydia Smith was founder of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at what is now Simmons University in Boston. She served on the faculty at Simmons for 28 years.

MIT's Sara Seager Honored With One of Canada's Highest Civilian Honors

MIT’s Sara Seager Honored With One of Canada’s Highest Civilian Honors

Sara Seager, Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named an officer of the Order of Canada. She was honored “for her multidisciplinary research that has contributed to transforming the study of extrasolar planets into a full-fledged planetary science.”

In Memoriam: Leslie Altman Recoria, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Leslie Altman Recoria, 1945-2020

Dr. Rescoria taught at the University of Pennsylvania and later was hired in 1985 as an assistant professor and advanced to an endowed full professorship at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. At Bryn Mawr, she served as chair of the psychology department.

L. Song Richardson Will Be the Next President of Colorado College

L. Song Richardson Will Be the Next President of Colorado College

Richardson currently is the dean and chancellor’s professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. When she was appointed to that post in January 2018, she was the only woman of color to lead a top-30 law school. Earlier, she was senior associate dean for academic affairs at the law school.

Elizabeth Watkins Will Be the Next Provost at the University of California, Riverside

Elizabeth Watkins Will Be the Next Provost at the University of California, Riverside

Dr. Watkins currently serves as vice chancellor, dean of the Graduate Division, and professor in the department of anthropology, history, and social medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author or co-editor of five books.

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago will rename the Special Collections Research Center — the principal steward of the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives — in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and President Emeritus of the University.

University of Chicago's Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

University of Chicago’s Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

Eve Ewing is an assistant professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. The Paul Engle Prize honors writers who demonstrate a pioneering spirit in the world of literature and a commitment to engaging with the issues of the day.

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Are Retiring From Colleges and Universities

The women who have or will be stepping down are Kristi A. Nelson, provost at the University of Cincinnati, Barbara Craig at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Leslie Kirwan at Harvard University, Rebekka Wachter at Arizona State University, and Viven G. Fryd at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Examining the Gender Pay Gap Among Primary Care Physicians

Examining the Gender Pay Gap Among Primary Care Physicians

Female primary care physicians earn less revenue than men for the care they provide, but spend more time with patients than their male colleagues, dispelling the commonly held opinion that female physicians work fewer hours than men.

In Memoriam: Constance Hall Buchanan, 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Constance Hall Buchanan, 1947-2020

Constance Buchanan was hired to lead the Women’s Studies in Religion program at Harvard Divinity School in 1977.  She was a faculty member and associate dean at Harvard Divinity School for 20 years.

New Appointments for a Half Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Appointments for a Half Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

The women scholars taking on new roles are Fathima Wakeel at Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Rachel Finley at Arizona State University, Elaine Shuey at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, Susan Dynarski at Harvard University, Amy Campbell at the University of Illinois at Chicago, aand Christianne Roumie at Vanderbilt University.

Harvard University's Catherine Dulac Awarded the $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Harvard University’s Catherine Dulac Awarded the $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Catherine Dulac, the Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences and the Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, has been awarded a 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for her pioneering work identifying the neural circuitry that regulates parenting behavior in both males and females.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

Harvard's Emily Balskus Wins the $1 Million Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Harvard’s Emily Balskus Wins the $1 Million Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Emily Balskus, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University, received the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.

New Roles or Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Roles or Duties for Six 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.

Kathleen Jagger Is the New President of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas

Kathleen Jagger Is the New President of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas

Dr. Jagger most recently served as acting president at Thomas More University in Crestview Hills, Kentucky. Earlier, she was a professor of microbiology and public health from 1996-2002 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and then was a professor of biology at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

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

Eight 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.

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University's Danielle S. Allen

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University’s Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen, a University professor and professor of government who also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, has been awarded the John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. The prize includes a $500,000 award.

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Northwestern University Scholar Honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Teri Odom, the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University has been selected for the 2020 Centenary Prize which recognizes scientists who are not citizens of the United Kingdom for high-impact research and exceptional communications skills.

New Administrative Positions for Women at Nine Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Women at Nine 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.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Melanie Hatch at Albany State University in Georgia, Nancy Coleman at Harvard University, Kristin Gilger at Arizona State University, Jessica Harpole at the Mississippi University for Women, Susan Ettner at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Kavita Bala at Cornell University in ithaca, New York.

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

A Check-Up on Gender Disparities in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery

A Check-Up on Gender Disparities in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery

Women are only 6.5 percent of the members of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The good news is 13 percent of the residents in the field are women. But a new study finds that very large gender gaps persist in the financial arrangments companies make with orthopedic surgeons.

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

In Memoriam: Laurie Schwab Zabin, 1926-2020

Laurie Schwab Zabin, a former professor of population, family and reproductive health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, was an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Three Women Have Been Appointed Harvard College Professors

Three Women Have Been Appointed Harvard College Professors

The three women appointed Harvard College Professors are Katia Bertoldi, the William and Ami Kuan Danoff Professor of Applied Mechanics, Glenda Carpio, a professor of English and African and African American studies. and Cassandra Extavour, a professor of biology.

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

Marion J. Faber was the Scheuer Family Professor Emerita of Humanities and Professor Emerita of German at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at the highly selective liberal arts college for 30 years.

Harvard Scholar Wins the John Bates Clark Medal From the American Economics Association

Harvard Scholar Wins the John Bates Clark Medal From the American Economics Association

Melissa Dell, a professor of economics at Harvard University, won the coveted prize that is awarded annually to an American economist under the age of 40 for making significant contributions to thought and knowledge in the field.

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

The Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, administered by Tel Aviv University in Israel, recognizes distinguished scientists under age 45 who have made outstanding and fundamental contributions in their fields.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Jenny Kim was appointed to an endowed chair in hospitality business management at Washington State University. Jennifer L. Biddle was appointed to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University and Barbara Rockenbach was appointed the Stephen F. Gates ’68 University Librarian at Yale University.