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Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

Women Underrepresented on the Editorial Boards of Major Journals in Statistics and Biostatistics

A new study by Andrea Foulkes a professor of mathematics and statistics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, finds that women comprise less than a quarter of editorial board members on prestigious journals in statistics and biostatistics.

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities 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.

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala of Mount Holyoke College Honored for Undergraduate Physics Teaching

Katherine Aidala, a professor of physics at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution Recipient from the American Physical Society.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments 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.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

The women appointed to new faculty posts are Stephania Cormier at Louisiana State University’s School of Vetinerary Medicine, Charity Gordon at Georgia State University, Claire Montialoux at the University of California, Berkeley, Lorena Ojeda Dávila at the University of New Mexico and Olivia Aguilar at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Eight Women Academics Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Academics Who Have Been Assigned New Duties 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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Susan Greenbaum was appointed dean of the School of Professional Studies at New York University. Leykia Nulan has been named dean of admission at Mount Holyoke College and Sandra Russ is the new interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Mount Holyoke College to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Data Science

Mount Holyoke College to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Data Science

The highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, will offer the new data science major to students this fall.

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Carol Becker Lynch, 1942-2019

In 1973, Dr. Lynch joined the faculty at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She taught biology there for almost 20 years. In 1992, Dr. Lynch accepted an appointment as dean of the Graduate School, vice chancellor for research, and professor of ecological and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 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.

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars 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.

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch Honored With a Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Peptide Society

Lila Gierasch is a Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on protein folding, which is how an amino acid sequence determines the three-dimensional structure of a protein.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Dr. Boesgaard was honored at the society’s semi-annual meeting in Seattle on January 8 for her work on light-element abundances to test Big Bang nucleosynthesis and for her research on stellar structure and stellar evolution.

Mount Holyoke College Proposes, Then Scraps, New Logo

Mount Holyoke College Proposes, Then Scraps, New Logo

The proposed logo when turned on its side shows the Venus symbol of a circle with a cross below it that is often used to represent women. But some members of the college community said that the logo was offensive to transgender students and graduates.

Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

Prestigious Awards Presented to Five Women Professors

The honorees are Daret St. Clair at the University of Kentucky, Elif Babul at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Rachel Beane at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Gina Athena Ulysse at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Laurie E. Cutting at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

New Administrative Positions for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 10 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.

Mount Holyoke College's Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

Mount Holyoke College’s Darby Dyer Received the Distinguished Scientist Medal

M. Darby Dyer, the Kennedy Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy and chair of the department of astronomy at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, was honored for lifetime achievement by the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute.

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Professor Joan Jonas Will Receive the Kyoto Prize in the Arts and Philosophy

Joan Jonas, professor emerita in the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been affiliated with the university since 1998. Originally a sculptor, Professor Jonas is a pioneer in video and performance art.

Sonya Stephens Appointed the Nineteenth President of Mount Holyoke College

Sonya Stephens Appointed the Nineteenth President of Mount Holyoke College

In 2016, the board of trustees of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, appointed Sonya Stephens to the post of acting president. She was scheduled to serve for three years in that role. But now, the board has appointed Dr. Stephens as the permanent president of the highly rated liberal arts college for women.

Mount Holyoke College Launches a New Dual Degree Program With Swiss Institute

Mount Holyoke College Launches a New Dual Degree Program With Swiss Institute

Mount Holyoke College, the selective liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has announced the establishment of joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program in conjunction with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Five Women Taking on New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Taking on New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Abby Davis at Oklahoma State University, Moryah Jackson at Clemson University in South Carolina, Amanda Herman at the University of Massachusetts, Diana Elrod at Texas Woman’s University, and Kijua Sanders-McMurty at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Leocadia Zak Will Be the Next President of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia

Leocadia Zak Will Be the Next President of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia

In 2010, Zak was appointed by President Obama as the director of the United States Trade and Development Agency. She served in that post for seven years. Prior to working for the government, Zak was a partner at the prestigious Boston law firm Mintz, Levin.

Mount Holyoke Scholar Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Mount Holyoke Scholar Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Lauret Savoy, the David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, won an award for excellence in environmental creative writing for her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape.

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

The Five College Consortium represents Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Pfatteicher is associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will begin her new job in April.

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

In Memoriam: Gloria Johnson-Powell, 1936-2017

Gloria Johnson-Powell, one of the first women to hold a tenured faculty post at Harvard Medical School. She also taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Wisconsin.

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Announces Book Award

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Announces Book Award

The book’s editors are Nieves Romero-Diaz, professor of Spanish and chair of the department of Romance languages and culture at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Lisa Vollendorf, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University in California.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Donna Ebenstein was named to an endowed chair in biomedical engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Michelle Wrights now holds a named professorship at Emory University in Atlanta and Mara Benjamin was appointed to an endowed chair in Jewish studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed positions on college and university faculties are Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, Valerie Barr at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Tali Mendelberg at Princeton University, Beverly Gage at Yale University, and Joan Shelley Rubin at the University of Rochester.

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Leslie Kendrick at the University of Virginia School of Law, Desiree Reed-Francois at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Diana Borgognoni at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Vivian Hsu at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Janet Lindner at Yale University.

Anne Prescott Earns Book Award from the Association for Asian Studies

Anne Prescott Earns Book Award from the Association for Asian Studies

Anne Prescott, director of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies in Amherst, Massachusetts, won the annual prize that recognizes an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level.

A Historic Collection of Athletic Wear Worn by Women College Students

A Historic Collection of Athletic Wear Worn by Women College Students

Mount Holyoke College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has announced that it is archiving and preserving a large collection of women’s athletic wear that dates back to the 1890s.

New Administrative Positions for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 14 Women 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.

Fourteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.