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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.

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.

A New Minor Program in Entrepreneurship at Mount Holyoke College

A New Minor Program in Entrepreneurship at Mount Holyoke College

Students in the new minor degree program in entrepreneurship, organizations and society will be required to take courses in five areas: entrepreneurship; organizations, law and power; the global economy; global and cultural intersections; and data and technical analysis.

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liliya Yatsunyk of Swarthmore College, Rose McLarney of Auburn University, M. Darby Dyar of Mount Holyoke College, Erika Marin-Spiotta of the University of Wisconsin, Helen Grundman of Bryn Mawr College, Viviana Gradinaru of ClaTech, and Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College.

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 18 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.

Where Do Women's Colleges Stand in the New <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in the New U.S. News Rankings?

Some women’s colleges made impressive gains in their rankings. In fact of the six women’s colleges ranked in the top 50 of all national liberal arts colleges, five have shown an improvement over their rankings in 2013. Wellesley College is now ranked third nationally among all liberal arts colleges.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Melissa Sturge-Apple at the University of Rochester, Ellen S. Goldey at Florida Atlantic University, Twyla Cummings at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Marcella Runell Hall at Mount Holyoke College, Kelsey C. Martin at the UCLA School of Medicine, and Rebecca Crocker McMullen at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

Mount Holyoke College Joins the New Media Arts Consortium

Mount Holyoke College Joins the New Media Arts Consortium

Mount Holyoke College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, is forming a new partnership with five other institutions to collect and share digital, interactive, and new media works.

Simmons College Extends the Contract of President Helen G. Drinan

Simmons College Extends the Contract of President Helen G. Drinan

In 2008, Helen Drinan was named the eighth president of Simmons College in Boston. With this new contract extension awarded by the board of trustees, Drinan will remain as president of the college through at least June 2019.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Soha Hassoun of Tufts University, Karen Hollis of Mount Holyoke College, Coco Fusco of the University of Florida, Annette Sobel of Texas Tech University, and Teri Finneman of South Dakota State University.