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Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

The four women who have been appointed to endowed positions are Christina Maranci at Harvard University,. Julie E. Bauman at George Washington University Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., Lisa T. Alexander at the Boston College School of Law, and Ashley Franklin at Texas Christian University.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Tenth Chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Tenth Chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago

Marie Lynn Miranda has been named the tenth chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago and a vice president of the University of Illinois System, effective July 5, 2023. The University of Illinois Chicago enrolls more than 22,000 undergraduate students and nearly 12,000 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. […]

In Memoriam: Janet Mulder Mueller, 1938-2022

In Memoriam: Janet Mulder Mueller, 1938-2022

A member of the University faculty for nearly four decades, Dr. Mueller was the first woman to lead an academic division at the University of Chicago. In her first four years on the faculty, Mueller had been the only woman teaching in the department of English.

Yale's Vanessa Ogle Win the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Yale’s Vanessa Ogle Win the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Dr. Ogle, a historian of global Europe from the 18th century to the present, was honored for her historical research on capitalism and globalization. Before joining the faculty at Yale this fall, Dr. Ogle taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania.

Betty Diamond of Hofstra University Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Rheumatology

Betty Diamond of Hofstra University Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Rheumatology

Betty Diamond, a professor of molecular medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University in Uniondale, New York, was selected to receive the Presidential Gold Medal from the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals.

University of Pennsylvania's Anita Allen Honored by the Hastings Center for Her Work in Bioethics

University of Pennsylvania’s Anita Allen Honored by the Hastings Center for Her Work in Bioethics

Anita L. Allen is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Allen was recognized for outstanding contributions to law and philosophy and to their practical applications in medicine, science, and public affairs.

Harvard's Xiaowei Zhuang Honored by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for Her Work in Cell and Neurobiology

Harvard’s Xiaowei Zhuang Honored by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for Her Work in Cell and Neurobiology

Dr. Zhuangs’ invention, STORM — short for STochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy — is one of the first imaging technologies to overcome the physical boundary (diffraction limit) of resolution in light microscopy. It thus enables us to observe single proteins performing their job within the crowded environment of intact, living cells.

Princeton University Scientist Win Quantum Computing Award From the American Physical Society

Princeton University Scientist Win Quantum Computing Award From the American Physical Society

Nathalie de Leon, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey, won the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing from the American Physical Society for her contributions to experimental quantum information science.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at University Art Museums

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at University Art Museums

Vanja V. Malloy has been appointed as the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım was named the Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art at Harvard and Silvia Forni was appointed the Shirley & Ralph Shapiro Director of the Fowler Museum in the School of the Arts and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Scheri Fultineer Will Be the Next Leader of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Scheri Fultineer Will Be the Next Leader of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Scheri Fultineer recently served as dean of the Division of Architecture and Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. She also held the roles of interim associate provost of research and was a department head. Earlier, she taught for more than a decade at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Four of the Six Winners of the McKnight Scholar Awards Are Women

Four of the Six Winners of the McKnight Scholar Awards Are Women

The McKnight Scholar Awards are granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.

Jessica Fintzen Awarded the Whitehead Prize From the London Mathematical Society

Jessica Fintzen Awarded the Whitehead Prize From the London Mathematical Society

Dr. Fintzen, an assistant professor of mathematics at Duke University, was honored for her groundbreaking work in the so-called Langlands program, which connects two areas of mathematics: number theory (the study of integers and prime numbers) and representation theory, which involves studying complex objects by representing them with simpler objects like matrices.

Rachel Rebouché Selected to Lead the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia

Rachel Rebouché Selected to Lead the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia

One of the nation’s leading reproductive law scholars and an expert in family law and health law, Professor Rebouché previously served as the law school’s associate dean for research before taking on the role of interim dean in August 2021.

Universities Announced the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

Universities Announced the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Erika Lee at Harvard University, Aili Mari Tripp at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chloe E. Bird at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and Laura Guerrero at Arizona State University.

Stanford University Scholar Named Chief Economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department

Stanford University Scholar Named Chief Economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department

Susan Athey, the Economics of Technology Endowed Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, will remain a member of the faculty on a part-time basis. She will step down as associate director of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

In Memoriam: Sharon Oster, 1948-2022

In Memoriam: Sharon Oster, 1948-2022

Sharon Oster, an influential economist and a towering figure in the history of the Yale School of Management, died on June 10, after a long battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. Dr. Oster joined the economics faculty at Yale Univerity in 1974. She joined the faculty at the Yale School of Management in […]

Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

The six women scholars assigned new duties are Eve Blau at Harvard University, Alena Allen of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Lea VanderVelde at the University of Iowa, Angela C.M. de Oliveira at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Courtney-Savali Andrews at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, and Amy Fiedler at the University of California, San Francisco.

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

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

Taking on new administrative roles are Kelli Mosteller at Harvard University, Roshaunda Ross-Orta at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jaci Lindburg at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas, Patricia M. Lampkin at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Julie K. Wood at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Moni Guo at the University of Cincinnati, Ella Atkins at Virginia Tech, Ju Yon Kim at Harvard University, Alison Harmon at Montana State University, Tiffiny Tung at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Jessie Juarez at South Dakota State University, and Devon Brenner at Mississippi State University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eleven Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eleven 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Mnookin Appointed Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Since 2015, Dr. Mnookin has been dean of the School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 2005. Earlier, she was a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.

After the Pandemic Struck, College-Educated Women Stayed in the Labor Force

After the Pandemic Struck, College-Educated Women Stayed in the Labor Force

The number of women with a college degree and children under age 4 who were “at work” was almost 4 percentage points higher in spring 2021 compared with spring 2018, while mothers of young children without a college degree saw a drop of 4.4 percentage points in their “at work” status.

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Caroline Tolbert of the University of Iowa and Karen Mossberger of Arizona State University are sharing the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

Rosephanye Powell Wins the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award From Harvard University

Rosephanye Powell Wins the Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award From Harvard University

Professor Powell teaches applied voice, art song literature and vocal pedagogy at Auburn University in Alabama. She also serves as the Women’s Chorus conductor and the Auburn University Gospel Choir’s co-conductor.

Two Women Among the Five Winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Two Women Among the Five Winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Cleveland Foundation recently announced the winners of its 87th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. The awards are the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and explores diversity. Two of the winners this year are women: Tiya Miles of Harvard University and Donika Kelly of the University of Iowa.

Four Women Academics Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Women Academics Taking on New Faculty Roles

Taking on new faculty titles or roles are Ayse Kaya at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Gabriella Coleman at Harvard University, June Hwang, at the University of Rochester in New York, and Shauna Rich Jacobson at the University of South Dakota.

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

The women in new faculty roles are Lisa J. Kewley at Harvard University, Kathryn Higley at Oregon State University, Deidra Hodges at Florida International University, Maysaa Basha at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Michelle Rinehart at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Harvard University's Sheila Jasanoff to Receive the 2022 Holberg Prize

Harvard University’s Sheila Jasanoff to Receive the 2022 Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in July 2003 and was awarded for the first time in 2004. It comes with a cash award valued at approximately $670,000. Professor Jasanoff is being recognized for her pioneering career in the field of science and technology studies.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Reynolds Duffy Touborg, 1944-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Reynolds Duffy Touborg, 1944-2022

Marilyn Touberg was the director of communications for the Office of Human Resources at Harvard from 1990 until her retirement in 2004.

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young Will Be the Next President of Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia

Cathy Young currently serves as executive director and senior vice president of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Massachusetts. Earlier, she was a tenured professor of dance at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Harvard's Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Harvard’s Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Professor Somerville, who leads the Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory at Harvard, was awarded the $75,000 annual prize to support her pioneering research on how brain and psychological development are intertwined during adolescence.

University of Michigan Provost Susan Collins to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

University of Michigan Provost Susan Collins to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Dr. Collins currently is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was a professor – and for a decade was the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean – at the university’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Tania Tetlow has served as president of Loyola New Orleans since August 2018. Prior to being named president of Loyola, she was senior vice president and chief of staff at Tulane University from 2015 to 2018. She is a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton's Marina Rustow

The Medieval Academy of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton’s Marina Rustow

Marina Rustow, the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and professor of Near Eastern studies and history at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the 2022 Haskins Medal, awarded annually for for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies.