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Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties

The women scholars in new roles are Laura McCabe at Michigan State University, Phillis Isabella Sheppard at Vanderbilt University, Rebecca Saxe at MIT, Kirsten T. Edwards at Florida International University, Mari Boor at North Dakota State University, Pamela M. Norris at George Washington University, and Tekla Ali Johnson at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New Yrk.

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry Wins a Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Markita del Carpio Landry, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored for the development of probes to visualize neurochemical communication in the brain, and for breakthroughs in gene-editing technologies with applications for agriculture and the development of edible biologic drugs.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to New Faculty Roles

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Clara Sousa-Silva at Bard College in New York, LeConté Dill at Michigan State University. Jaqueline Lees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Deidra Hodges at Florida International University, Beth A. Ferri at Syracuse University in New York, Esther Schor at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Emily Masghati aat the University of Northern Iowa.

Five Women Join the Faculty in the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Five Women Join the Faculty in the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The women who have taken on new faculty positions in the School of Science at MIT are Olivia Corridin in biology, Arlene Fiore in earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, Danna Freedman in chemistry, Kristin Knouse in biology, and Lina Necib in physics.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new titles or assignments are Kerstin Perez at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M. Suzanne Lang at Michigan State University, Jeanette Wing at Columbia University in New York, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Srah Rifky at Virginia Commonwealth University, Christine Rapp Prescott at New York University, and Trimiko Melancon at Michigan State University

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Maria Yang at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sarah Evanega at the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University, Allison Leggett at the University of California Los Angeles, Joanna York at the University of Delaware, Nandi A. Marshall at Georgia Southern University and Eleanor Sterling at the University of Hawai’i.

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: Jing Wang, 1950-2021

In Memoriam: Jing Wang, 1950-2021

Dr. Wang joined the faculty at MIT in 2001 as a professor in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Section of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. She chaired the Foreign Language and Literatures Section from 2005 to 2008.

Promotions and Appointments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Promotions and Appointments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on New roles are Priscilla Meléndez at Trinity College in Connecticut, Rachel E. Bernard at Amherst College in Massachusetts, Ashli Brown at Mississippi State University, Lauren Clare at the University of Arkansas, Elsa A. Olivetti at MIT, Mari Ostendorf at the University of Washington, and Eugenia L. Weiss at the University of Nevada

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Are Taking on New Roles 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Sianne Ngai at the University of Chicago, Charmaine Royal at Duke University in North Carolina, Dina Katabi at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Nancy Wagner at Youngstown State University in Ohio.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

The four women appointed to endowed positions are Arlene Fiore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ulka Anjaria at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Stacy Tessler Lindau at the University of Chicago, and Tracy Heather Strain at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Five Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The new assistant deans for diversity at MIT are Alana Anderson in the Schwarzman College of Computing, Nandi Bynoe in the School of Engineering, Tracie Jones in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and

Syracuse University in New York Has Selected Gretchen Ritter as Its Next Provost

Syracuse University in New York Has Selected Gretchen Ritter as Its Next Provost

Since 2019, Dr. Ritter has been serving as executive dean and vice provost for the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University. In 2013, Dr. Ritter was appointed the 21st dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She was the first woman to hold the position.

Melissa Nobles Appointed Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Melissa Nobles Appointed Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The provost and chancellor are the Institute’s two most senior academic appointments; both report to the president of MIT. The chancellor oversees matters including admissions, teaching and learning, residential life, student support, and efforts to prevent sexual harassment and misconduct. Dr. Nobles has been serving as dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT.

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

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

The National Academy of Engineering Honors MIT's Linda G. Griffith for Innovative Teaching

The National Academy of Engineering Honors MIT’s Linda G. Griffith for Innovative Teaching

Professor Griffith was honored for “the establishment of a new biology-based engineering education, producing a new generation of leaders capable of addressing world problems with innovative biological technologies.”

In Memoriam: ChoKyun Rha, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: ChoKyun Rha, 1933-2021

Dr. Rha earned four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught on the faculty there for 40 years. She was the first woman of Asian descent to be awarded tenure at MIT.

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

Nine 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.

In Memoriam: Thelma Jean Grossholtz, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Thelma Jean Grossholtz, 1929-2021

Professor Grossholtz joined the faculty at Mount Holyoke College in 1961 and founded the women’s studies program. She taught politics and women’s studies at the college. She retired in 1999.

MIT's Shafi Goldwasser Wins the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

MIT’s Shafi Goldwasser Wins the 2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards annually honors five eminent women scientists representing every major region of the world. The award honors women for excellent research within the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.

Eight Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Eight Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

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.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Wins Award From the American Association of Physics Teachers

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Wins Award From the American Association of Physics Teachers

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson was chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1995 to 1999. She then left government service to take over as the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1999. She was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in any discipline from MIT.

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.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Dava Newman at MIT, Aria S. Halliday at the University of Kentucky, Tiffany Murphy at the University of Arkansas School of Law, Beth Montelone of Kansas State University, Jennifer Duckworth at Washington State University, and Jennifer M. Granholm of the University of California, berkeley.

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: Judith Jarvis Thomson, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Judith Jarvis Thomson, 1929-2020

Before joining the faculty at MIT in 1964, Judith Thomson taught at Barnard College and Boston University. Professor Thomson taught morality and metaphysics at MIT for 40 years before retiring in 2004.

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

After earning degrees in chemistry at MIT and Oxford Univerity, Dr. Wagley began her teaching career at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She later taught at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, both in Baltimore.

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

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

The six women faculty in new roles are Siqi Zheng at MIT, Cristin Gavin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kathryn Birkeland at the University of South Dakota, Charrise M. Barron at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Susan Crawford Sullivan at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Sharon A. Simmons at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

Susan Hockfield is a professor of neuroscience, a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and president emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was honored for her book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.

In Memoriam: Angelika Amon, 1967-2020

In Memoriam: Angelika Amon, 1967-2020

Angelika Amon, the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, made profound contributions to our understanding of the fundamental biology of the cell.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Taking on new roles are Claudia Rankine at New York Univerity, Lydia Moland at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Pamela VanHaitsma, at Pennsylvania State University, Fotini Christia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Heather Nachtmann at the University of Arkansas.

New Administrative Duties for Ten Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Ten Women 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 First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

The First Woman Dean of the School of Science at MIT

Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics, has been named the new dean of School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Mavalvala is known for her pioneering work in gravitational-wave detection.