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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.

University of California, Santa Barbara Historian Earns Two Book Awards

University of California, Santa Barbara Historian Earns Two Book Awards

Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won awards from the American Studies Association and the National Women’s Studies Association for her book A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography.

New York University's Ada Ferrer to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

New York University’s Ada Ferrer to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

She is a professor of history and professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies at New York University. Professor Ferrer will receive the $25,000 prize for the best book of the year on slavery or abolition at ceremonies in New York this coming February.

Emily Raboteau Wins the International Flash Fiction Competition

Emily Raboteau Wins the International Flash Fiction Competition

Emily Raboteau, a professor of English and creative writing at the City College of New York, won the $20,000 first prize for her 100-word short story entitled “Oysters.” It was selected from more than 35,000 entries worldwide.

In Memoriam: Sally Freeman-Hawks, 1942-2015

In Memoriam: Sally Freeman-Hawks, 1942-2015

Sally Freeman-Hawks was the former associate dean and executive director of counseling and academic advising in the Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also was an adjunct professor teaching courses in psychology, communication, and education.

Six Women Selected as Rising Stars in Academic Chemistry

Six Women Selected as Rising Stars in Academic Chemistry

Recipients of the American Chemical Society’s Rising Star Award have “demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields.” Of this year’s 10 winners, six have current affiliations with academic institutions.

Julie Wollman Appointed the Tenth President of Widener University

Julie Wollman Appointed the Tenth President of Widener University

Since June 2012, Dr. Wollman has been serving as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Previous to that appointment, Dr. Wollman served as vice president for academic affairs at Wheelock College in Boston.

Suzan-Lori Parks Wins the 2015 Gish Prize

Suzan-Lori Parks Wins the 2015 Gish Prize

The Gish Prize, considered among the top honors in the arts, comes with a cash award valued at $300,000. Parks is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and teaches creative writing at New York University.

Dawn Bratsch-Prince Is a Finalist for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University

Dawn Bratsch-Prince Is a Finalist for Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University

Dawn Bratsch-Prince is associate provost for faculty and a professor of Spanish at Iowa State University in Ames. She holds a Ph.D. in Romance philology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Five Women Academics Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Five Women Academics Awarded the National Humanities Medal

Nine individuals received the National Humanities Medal at a White House ceremony on September 10. Among the nine individual winners are five women with current ties to the academic world.

Evelyn Witkin, 94 Years Old, Wins the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Evelyn Witkin, 94 Years Old, Wins the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Evelyn M. Witkin, professor emerita at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is being honored for her work in creating the field of DNA mutagenesis and DNA repair which have played an important role in clinical radiation therapy for cancer.

Researchers Find a Culture of Sexual Violence Among Young Adult Opioid Drug Users

Researchers Find a Culture of Sexual Violence Among Young Adult Opioid Drug Users

The research found that 41 percent of young women and 11 percent of young men who used opioid drugs reported that they had been forced to have sex without their consent.

Four Young Women Assistant Professors Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

Four Young Women Assistant Professors Named Rita Allen Foundation Scholars

Each Rita Allen Foundation Scholar will receive up to $110,000 for a maximum of five years to support their research. The winners are Minoree Kohwi of Columbia University, Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy of Northwestern University, Julie Law of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Yi Ye of New York University.

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Kristie Ogilvie at Meredith College in North Carolina, Jill Dolan at Princeton University, Sara Thompson at the University of Colorado, Cheryl Wyrick at Cal Poly Pomona, Cheryl Healton at New York University, and Gina S. Brown at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative posts at the nation’s leading colleges and universities.

Nine Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Nine Women Academics Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Of the 27 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 10 are women. Nine of the 10 women selected have current ties to the academic world.

New Fellowship at New York University Will Benefit Women Choreographers

New Fellowship at New York University Will Benefit Women Choreographers

The Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Choreographers. The program was designed to expand opportunities for women in ballet, a field where men make up a large percentage of ballet leadership and choreographers.

NYU's Julia Wolfe Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

NYU’s Julia Wolfe Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

Julia Wolfe, an assistant professor of music composition at New York University, was honored for her composition “Anthracite Fields,” a 45-minute multimedia presentation about the plight of coal miners in Pennsylvania.

Company Ranks the Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States

Company Ranks the Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States

Mometrix Test Preparation recently published a list of “The 30 Most Influential Deans of Nursing in the United States.” Twenty-eight of the 30 influential deans are women. Leading the rankings is Patricia Davidson, dean of nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

The Next President of Spelman College in Atlanta

The Next President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Mary Schmidt Campbell is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and University Professor of art and public policy at New York University. She will become president of Spelman College on August 1.

Three Women Conducting Research in the U.S. Win International Rising Talents Awards

Three Women Conducting Research in the U.S. Win International Rising Talents Awards

Three women scientists currently conducting research in the United States were recently honored in Paris as International Rising Talents by the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science program.

Suzan-Lori Parks Wins the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

Suzan-Lori Parks Wins the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

Suzan-Lori Parks teaches creative writing at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She was honored for her play “Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3,” which was first staged at The Public Theater in New York last October.

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Responsibilities at Leading Colleges and Universities

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Responsibilities at Leading Colleges and Universities

Taking on new faculty roles are Laura Genik at Michigan State University, Marta Ptaszynska at the University of Chicago, Dianne H.B. Welsh at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Brinda Sarathy at Pitzer College, and Margaret Satterthwaite at New York University.

Deborah Levenson Wins Best Book Prize in Latin American Studies

Deborah Levenson Wins Best Book Prize in Latin American Studies

Professor Levenson is a professor of history at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She was honored by the New England Council of Latin American Studies for her book Adios Nino: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death.

In Memoriam: Ada Meloy, 1950-2014

In Memoriam: Ada Meloy, 1950-2014

She was general counsel for the American Council on Education. Previously, the Wellesley College graduate had a 28-year career in the Office of Legal Counsel at New York University.

Eight Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women With New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative roles are Rebecca Tsosie, Ann Hild, Carol T. Christ, Fabiola Ehlers-Zavala, Laura Perry Johnson, Sarah F. Cliffe, Jean Gallipeau, and Sandra Austin.

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.

This Week's Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

This Week’s Round-Up of the Appointments of Women to High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Ramona Romero, Zora Mulligan, Alta Mauro, Jenna Colvin, Indira Guzman, LaToya Battle-Brown, Judi Segall, Betty Boatright, Anusha Zechella, Elizabeth R. Dumont, Amy Eichhorst, Maricel Cigales, Jane Schuh, and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan,

Jennifer Homans to Lead the New Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University

Jennifer Homans to Lead the New Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University

New York University has announced the establishment of the Center for Ballet and the Arts, for both the study of and creation of ballets. The university states that the new organization is the first academic center for the study of ballet in the world.

In Memoriam: Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld, 1921-2014

In Memoriam: Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld, 1921-2014

Sylvia Hassenfeld was a longtime member of the board of trustees and financial supporter of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. A graduate of Cedar Crest College, she also served on the board of New York University’s Langone Medical Center.

 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 Scholar Honored by the American Dental Association

New York University Scholar Honored by the American Dental Association

Maureen McAndrew, clinical professor of cariology and comprehensive care and senior director of professional development at the College of Dentistry at New York University, is the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Inspiring Careers in Dental Education.

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Charlotte Johnson at Scripps College, Karol Dean at Mercy College, Robin Rinehart at Lafayette College, Karen Pugliesi at Northern Arizona University, Elizabeth Davis at the University of San Francisco, and Allyson Green at New York University.

Women Face Bias When Seeking Mentors Among University Faculty

Women Face Bias When Seeking Mentors Among University Faculty

University faculty members were less likely to respond to requests from prospective women students than male students seeking information on research opportunities before applying to doctoral programs.

Three Women to Join the Princeton University Faculty

Three Women to Join the Princeton University Faculty

The women who will be new assistant professors at Princeton are Erin Yu-Tien Huang in East Asian studies, Beatrice Kitzinger in art and archaeology, and Barbara Nagel in German.