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Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in Academia

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in Academia

The four women retiring from the their university posts are Judith M. Cole at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Karen M. Sowers at the University of Tennessee, Iris Rosa at Indiana University, and Catherine C. Scroggs at the University of Missouri.

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Six Women in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Kallie Bila Michels at the University of Michigan, Katie Rae at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gina Sanchez Gibau at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Anne Van Arsdall at Colorado State University, Jennifer Barut at Vanderbilt University, and Lori A. Ross at the University of Cincinnati.

In Memoriam: Mildred Dresselhaus, 1930-2017

In Memoriam: Mildred Dresselhaus, 1930-2017

Known as the “Queen of Carbon Science,” Professor Dresselhaus, Institute Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was dedicated to increasing opportunities for women in science.

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Tomoko Sakomura at Swarthmore College, Aimee Bender at the University of Southern California, Anne C. Stone at Arizona State University, Ann-Catherine Sullivan at Norfolk State University in Virginia, Canan Dagdeviren at MIT, Lori Rolando at Vanderbilt University, and Raina Merchant at the University of Pennsylvania.

Yale University Art Historian Wins Book Award

Yale University Art Historian Wins Book Award

Kishwar Rizvi, associate professor in the history of art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, received the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. Dr. Rizvi joined the faculty at Yale in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 2012.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments 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.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

The women in new roles are Azra Aksamija at MIT, Catherine B. Stroud at Williams College in Massachusetts, Robin White at Virginia Tech, Deb Markowitz at the University of Vermont, Kathleen Sprows Cummings of the University of Notre Dame, and Clare McCabe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Li-Huei Tsai of MIT, Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College in California, Michelle Brown of the University of Tennessee, Patricia Vittum of the University of Massachusetts, Kathleen Lane of the University of Kansas, and Rachel Halverson of the University of Idaho.

In Memoriam: Katie L. Vale, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Katie L. Vale, 1965-2016

Dr. Vale was the vice president for information and library services at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She also held the title of College Librarian. Before coming to Bates, Dr. Vale held library posts at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships at MIT

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships at MIT

Among the nine new appointments to named chair in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of technology are Sana Aiyar, Catherine Clark, Amy Finkelstein, and Deborah Fitzgerald.

A Trio of New Women Faculty in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT

A Trio of New Women Faculty in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the hiring of eight new faculty members. Three of the eight new hires are women: Claire Conceison, Tamar Schapiro, and Ariel White.

New Roles for Nine Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for Nine 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.

In Memoriam: Susan Lee Lindquist, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Lee Lindquist, 1949-2016

Professor Lindquist served on the faculty at the University of Chicago for 23 years. In 2001, she became a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was named director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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 Assignments in Higher Education for 11 Women

New Administrative Assignments in Higher Education for 11 Women

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are: Tajana Rosing at the University of California, San Diego, Bonnie Berger at MIT, Mae C. Jemison at Indiana University, and Lynn S. Fuchs at Vanderbilt University.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties

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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New 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.

Academic Study Examines Why Women Leave the Field of Engineering

Academic Study Examines Why Women Leave the Field of Engineering

The authors of the study estimate that 40 percent of all women who graduate with engineering degrees never enter the engineering workforce or drop out once they are employed in engineering.

In Memoriam: Judith Tendler, 1938-2016

In Memoriam: Judith Tendler, 1938-2016

Judith Tendler was professor emerita of urban studies and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She joined the MIT faculty in 1984 and retired from teaching in 2011.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Kay M. Tye Awarded the Freedman Prize From the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Kay M. Tye Awarded the Freedman Prize From the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Kay M. Tye, the Whitehead Career Development Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, conducts research on brain pathways that are involved in anxiety disorders so that drug therapies can be more precise and avoid unwanted side effects.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions 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.

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

In Memoriam: Suzanne Hammond Corkin, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Suzanne Hammond Corkin, 1937-2016

Suzanne Corkin was a professor of neuroscience emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During her 51-year career at MIT, Dr. Corkin’s research focused on patients with neurological disease including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Women Now Hold the Top Three Leadership Positions at the National Science Foundation

Women Now Hold the Top Three Leadership Positions at the National Science Foundation

Maria Zuber, the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was elected chair of the National Science Board and Diane Souvaine, a professor of computer science and vice provost for research at Tufts University, was elected vice chair.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Monique Greenwood at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Susan Parrish at McDaniel College in Westminster Maryland, Regina Barzilay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tula Goenka at Syracuse University in New York.

MIT Establishes Excellence Through Adversity Award to Honor Robbin Chapman of Wellesley College

MIT Establishes Excellence Through Adversity Award to Honor Robbin Chapman of Wellesley College

Robbin Chapman is the former manager of diversity recruiting at the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT and also served as the inaugural assistant associate provost for faculty equity at the university. She joined the administration of Wellesley College in suburban Boston in 2011.

Women Scholars Elected to Membership of the American Philosophical Society

Women Scholars Elected to Membership of the American Philosophical Society

Of the 28 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 11 are women. Eight of the 11 women selected as new members of the society have ties to the academic world.

New Administrative Posts for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Five Women in Higher Education

The women with new administrative positions are Leslie Parkins at Duke University, Brenda van Gelder at Virginia Tech, Aramis Watson at the University of Kansas, Michaela Willis at South Dakota State University, and Judy Jackson at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Five Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Five Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Charlotte Baker at Florida A&M University, Ellen J. Langer of Harvard University, Karen S. Rheuban of the University of Virginia, Augusta Read Thomas of the University of Chicago, and J. Meejin Yoon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

New Administrative Posts for 12 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 12 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.

Three Women Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Three Women Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This year 12 new members were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Three of the new members are women. Members are chosen from the fields of literature, music, and the fine arts. They are elected for life and only upon the death of other members.

Cornelia Bargmann to Receive the $125,000 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann to Receive the $125,000 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann is the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and the director of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University in New York City. She will be honored at MIT on March 30.