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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.

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

The Macy Faculty Scholars program seeks to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in the fields of medicine and nursing. Each scholar receives up to $100,000 in salary support annually for two years. They agree to spend half of their work time on educational reform projects.

New Duties or Roles for Eleven Women Faculty Members at U.S. Universities

New Duties or Roles for Eleven Women Faculty Members at U.S. 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 High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen 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.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to 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.

New York University's Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

New York University’s Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

The Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research from the International Association for Dental Research is reserved for individuals who have conducted original and important research in any of the basic, clinical or epidemiological sciences associated with geriatric oral research.

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Currently, Dr. Poggi is a professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She holds a secondary appointment in Italian studies. She has also served as director of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Shelley Stamp Named the Winner of the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize

Shelley Stamp Named the Winner of the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize

Shelley Stamp, a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is being honored by the International Association for Media and History for her book on Lois Weber, a screenwriter, actress, and director in the early days of the film industry in California.

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

The selected for prestigious honors are: Judy Genshaft, Fenice Boyd, Anna Deavere Smith, Vivien Schmidt, Donna Cox, Marilyn Horne, Marisa Marques, and Sandra Sanguino

Fordham University Scholar Wins Book Award

Fordham University Scholar Wins Book Award

Shonni Enelow, an assistant professor of English at Fordham University in New York, has been selected to receive the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her book on method acting.

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson, a professor of sociology and dean of social science at Columbia University in New York City, will serve as president of the Social Science Research Council for five years beginning in September.

Hunter College Scholar Wins the 2016 University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize

Hunter College Scholar Wins the 2016 University of Maryland-Phillips Collection Book Prize

Lynda Klich, an assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Hunter College, won the award for her manuscript entitled The Noisemakers: Estridentismo, Vanguardism, and Social Action in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1921-1927). The book will be published by the University of California Press.

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes of Intellectual Abilities Are Apparent at an Early Age

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes of Intellectual Abilities Are Apparent at an Early Age

In an experiment, children ages 5 to 7 were asked about their perception of the intellectual abilities of men and women in a story that was read to them. For children at age 5, boys and girls were equally likely to rate their own gender positively. But by age 7, girls were significantly less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their gender.

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.

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In 1981, Professor Cobb was appointed president of California State University, Fullerton. She was the first African American women to lead a major university west of the Mississippi River.

Barnard College Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award From the International Studies Association

Barnard College Political Scientist Wins Best Book Award From the International Studies Association

Severine Autesserre is an associate professor of political science at Barnard College in New York City. Her award-winning book is based on the author’s extensive field work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and briefer comparative research in Burundi, Cyprus, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.

Gabrielle Starr Named the First Woman President of Pomona College in California

Gabrielle Starr Named the First Woman President of Pomona College in California

When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Starr will be first woman president of the highly ranked liberal arts college in Claremont, California. She currently serves as dean of the College of Arts and Science at New York University.

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

Four Women Scholars Win 2017 Grawemeyer Awards

The four women scholars are Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy who will share the prize in Education, Marsha Linehan who will receive the award in Psychology, and Dana Burde who will be honored in the Improving World Order category.

In Memoriam: Maria Minnette Massey, 1927-2016

In Memoriam: Maria Minnette Massey, 1927-2016

Professor Massey was the first woman to serve on the faculty at the University of Miami School of Law. She was also the first woman to hold a dean position at the school. Professor Massey served on the law school’s faculty for 57 years.

A New Scholarship for Women Students in a Graduate Program in Game Design

A New Scholarship for Women Students in a Graduate Program in Game Design

The Barlovento Foundation has established the Barlovento Scholarship for Women in Games in the design program at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. The full-tuition scholarship will support women in graduate degree programs in game design.

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

Naylor, who taught creative writing at several univeraities, was best known for her her 1982 novel The Women of Brewster Place, for which she won the National Book Award for the best first novel.

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.

Professor Shelly Stamp's Book to Be Honored by the Theatre Library Association

Professor Shelly Stamp’s Book to Be Honored by the Theatre Library Association

Shelly Stamp, a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been selected to receive the 2015 Book Award from the Theatre Library Association. The award honors the best English-language book on theatre, film, or broadcasting.

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Names Its Next Provost

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York Names Its Next Provost

Joy Connolly has been a professor of classics at New York University. She also has been serving as dean for the humanities. Professor Connolly is an expert on Roman culture and politics.

University of Chicago's Martha Nussbaum to Receive the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy

University of Chicago’s Martha Nussbaum to Receive the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy

Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, will receive a gold medal and a cash prize of 50 million yen, equal to about $472,000, at ceremonies in Japan this coming November.

Leila Kawar Wins Best Book Award From the Law and Society Association

Leila Kawar Wins Best Book Award From the Law and Society Association

Leila Kawar, an assistant professor of legal studies in the department of political science at the University of Massachusetts, received the Herbert Jacob Book Prize at the annual convention of the Law and Society Association in New Orleans.

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

Susan Tolchin was a political scientist, educator, and author who taught for 16 years at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She authored or co-authored 10 books on political topics.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

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.

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at the University of Michigan and Oregon State University

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at the University of Michigan and Oregon State University

Lynn Videka was appointed dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan and Jennifer Dennis is the new dean of the Graduate School and vice provost at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Law Professor Wins Book Award from the Law and Society Association

Law Professor Wins Book Award from the Law and Society Association

Felice Batlan is a professor of law and the associate dean for faculty at the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She was honored for her book Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863-1945.

Historian Katherine Fleming Named the Next Provost at New York University

Historian Katherine Fleming Named the Next Provost at New York University

Dr. Fleming currently serves as deputy provost and vice chancellor for Europe at the university. She also serves as the Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization and as director of the Remarque Institute at the university.

The Next Provost at Wheaton College in Illinois

The Next Provost at Wheaton College in Illinois

Margaret DuPlissis Diddams currently serves as assistant provost at Seattle Pacific University in Washington State. She has been on the faculty there since 1993. Dr. Diddams will begin her role as provost at Wheaton College on June 1

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.

New York University Historian Martha Hodes Wins the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

New York University Historian Martha Hodes Wins the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Professor Martha Hodes is being honored for her book Mourning Lincoln which examines how ordinary Americans – Black and White, northerners and southerners – reacted to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

Three Women Among the Nation's Top 10 Most Influential Educational Scholars

Three Women Among the Nation’s Top 10 Most Influential Educational Scholars

Linda Darling Hammond of Stanford University was rated as the most influential university-based education scholar in the United States. Also among the top 10 influential scholars are Diane Ravitch of New York University and Glorida Ladson-Billings of the University of WIsconsin-Madison.