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In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

In Memoriam: Sandra Bishnoi, 1973-2018

Dr. Bishnoi served as a research scientist for the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University in Houston, Texas, before becoming a lecturer in natural sciences and the coordinator of the Sustaining Excellence in Research Scholar program at the university.

MIT's Susan Solomon to Be Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Stockholm, Sweden

MIT’s Susan Solomon to Be Awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Stockholm, Sweden

Professor Solomon is being honored for “fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmosphere trace gases in Earth’s climate system.” She will be honored by the king and queen of Sweden in Stockholm on May 24. The prize comes with a cash award of six million kroner, worth more than $750,000.

Felicia Davis to Lead Olive-Harvey College in Chicago

Felicia Davis to Lead Olive-Harvey College in Chicago

Davis is a former Chicago police detective and served as deputy chief of staff to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. She has been serving as director of the Public Building Commission for the City of Chicago.

Frances Bronet Is the New Provost at the Illinois Institute of Technology

Frances Bronet Is the New Provost at the Illinois Institute of Technology

Bronet has been serving as acting provost at the University of Oregon since August 2014. Previously, she was dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

The First Woman President of the Hertz Foundation

The First Woman President of the Hertz Foundation

After a long career in development posts at several universities, Robbee Baker Kosak will lead the foundation that offers financial support for Ph.D. students in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences.

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Five Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

The five women in new faculty roles are Denise W. Streeter at Penn State, Eunice Santos at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Tsveti Markova at Wayne State University in Detroit, Anna Taylor at North Dakota State, and Beth Merryman at Towson University in Maryland.

Seven Women Tabbed for Dean Positions

Seven Women Tabbed for Dean Positions

The new deans are Christine Himes at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Camilla Bendow at Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Spiller at Virginia Tech, Nancy Butler Songer at Drexel, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard at the University of Louisville, Marion Preest at Scripps College, and Marsha Mailick at the University of Wisconsin.