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In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In 1969, Dr. Sudarkasa joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. She was the first tenured African American faculty member at the university. In 1986, she was appointed the eleventh president of historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 12 years.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Will Be 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.

Scholar Claims Wichita State University Retracted a Job Offer After She Revealed She Was Pregnant

Scholar Claims Wichita State University Retracted a Job Offer After She Revealed She Was Pregnant

The plaintiff, now a visiting scholar at Oberlin College in Ohio, claims that she was offered a job at Wichita State. After she had mentioned she was pregnant and inquired about childcare facilities on campus, the job offer was retracted, according to the lawsuit.

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

Sarah Mangelsdorf was appointed President of the University of Rochester in New York. When she takes office in the summer of 2019, she will be the first woman to serve as president of the university. She is currently the provost and a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Half Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Maud S. Mandel Will Be the Eighteenth President of Williams College in Massachusetts

Maud S. Mandel Will Be the Eighteenth President of Williams College in Massachusetts

Dr. Mandel currently serves as dean of the college and as a professor of Judaic studies and history at Brown University in Providence, Rhode island. She joined the faculty at Brown in 2001 and was promoted to full professor in 2014. She will become preident of Williams College on July 1.

Oberlin College Scholar Wins Book Award From the Biblical Archaeology Society

Oberlin College Scholar Wins Book Award From the Biblical Archaeology Society

Cynthia Chapman, the Adelia A.F. Johnston and Harry Thomas Frank Professor of Religion at Oberlin College in Ohio, received the Best Book Relating to the Hebrew Bible Award from the Biblical Archaeology Society.

Joanne Chory Awarded a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Joanne Chory Awarded a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Joanne Chory is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and an adjunct professor of biological science at the University of California, San Diego. She was honored for “discovering how plants optimize their growth, development, and cellular structure to transform sunlight into chemical energy.”

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on 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.

Former College President Johnnetta Cole Taking on a New Assignment

Former College President Johnnetta Cole Taking on a New Assignment

Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta and president emerita of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been named a senior consulting fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In Memoriam: Toni Beck Bosner, 1924-2017

In Memoriam: Toni Beck Bosner, 1924-2017

Toni Beck Bosner joined the faculty at Southern Methodist University in 1962, when the dance program was part of the physical education department. She served on the faculty until 1985 and was founding chair of the dance department.

Four Women Named to Executive Positions at College and University Art Museums

Four Women Named to Executive Positions at College and University Art Museums

Taking on new roles at major academic art museums are Elizabeth Chodos at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Christina Olsen at the University of Michigan, Amy Gilman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Jill Greenwood at Oberlin College in Ohio.

In Memoriam: Yeworkwha Belachew, 1952-2017

In Memoriam: Yeworkwha Belachew, 1952-2017

Yeworkwha Belachew served as assistant dean, ombudsperson, and founder of the Dialogue Center at Oberlin College. She retired in 2015 after more than 35 years of service to the college.

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Sexual Abuse of Early Maturing Girls

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Sexual Abuse of Early Maturing Girls

A new study by scholars at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University find that early maturing girls are more likely to be abused if their friend group contains a large number of boys.

The Next President of Oberlin College in Ohio

The Next President of Oberlin College in Ohio

Since 2008, Dr. Ambar has been serving as president of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is widely regarded as having done a remarkable job leading the woman’s college. Earlier in her career, she was the youngest dean in the history of Rutgers University.

Lecturer at Purchase College Wins a Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition

Lecturer at Purchase College Wins a Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition

Du Yun, a lecturer in the School of the Arts at Purchase College in Harrison, New York, was honored for operatic work about human trafficking entitled Angel’s Bone. Dr. Yun is a native of Shanghai, China. She began playing the piano at age four.

The New Dean of Students at Oberlin College in Ohio

The New Dean of Students at Oberlin College in Ohio

Meredith Raimondo was named vice president and dean of students at Oberlin College in Ohio. She has served in the post on an interim basis since July. Dr. Raimondo joined the faculty at Oberlin College in 2003.

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.

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 Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

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.

Two Women Holding Endowed Chairs Named Editor at Prestigious Journals in STEM Fields

Two Women Holding Endowed Chairs Named Editor at Prestigious Journals in STEM Fields

Eva Tardos of Cornell University has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery and Susan Colley of Oberlin College has been named editor-elect of the Mathematical Association of America Monthly.

Oberlin College History Professor Carol Lasser to Lead SHEAR

Oberlin College History Professor Carol Lasser to Lead SHEAR

Carol Lasser, a professor of history at Oberlin College in Ohio, recently was named president-elect of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. The society was established in 1977 and represents historians whose primary focus is on events between 1776 and 1781.

Eight Women Academics Given Prestigious Honors

Eight Women Academics Given Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Dolores M. Shoback, Natalie Winklefoos, Lesley Farmer, Mary Louise Petersen, Dawn J. Wright, Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Colette Heald, and Roslin Growe.

Alina Payne Named Director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

Alina Payne Named Director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

Dr. Payne is the Alexander P. Misheff Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard. She previously taught at Oberlin College and the University of Toronto.

Andrea Kalyn Selected to Lead the Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Andrea Kalyn Selected to Lead the Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Since 2005, Dr. Kalyn has been serving as associate dean and chief academic officer of the Oberlin Conservatory and served as interim dean since last July. She holds a a Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.

Four Women Win Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

Four Women Win Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

The winners of the awards, which come with $60,000 grants for research, are Danielle Dube of Bowdoin College, Amanda Grannas of Villanova University, Catherine Oertal of Oberlin College, and Kathleen Purvis-Roberts of the Claremont Colleges.

Oberlin Professor Honored for Her Work to Save Libyan Heritage Sites

Oberlin Professor Honored for Her Work to Save Libyan Heritage Sites

Susan Kane, professor of art history and classical archaeology at Oberlin College in Ohio, has been selected to receive the Presidential Award from the Society of American Archaeology.

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is news of 14 women who have been appointed to new positions at college and universities throughout the United States.

Thirteen Women With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here’s is a large group of women taking on new administrative posts at educational institutions across the United States.

Mary Ann Samym Wins the 2012 FIELD Poetry Prize

Mary Ann Samym Wins the 2012 FIELD Poetry Prize

She is an associate professor of English and the Bolton Professor for Teaching and Mentoring at West Virginia University.

Ten Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is news of 10 women who have been named to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities across the nation.

Ten New Administrative Appointments for Women in Higher Education

Ten New Administrative Appointments for Women in Higher Education

Here is news of some of the latest appointments of women to high-level administrative posts at colleges and universities across the nation.

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants provide money for breast and ovarian cancer research and for scholarships for women in STEM fields.

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

““We can’t expect to hold back the potential of one half of our world and believe we will have the same progress and balance as we would if all people have the option to realize their potential.”

Prestigious Awards for Six Women Scholars

Prestigious Awards for Six Women Scholars

Jeanne Zaino, associate professor of political science and director of the honors program at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, received the Dr. Carol S. Russett Award from the American Council on Education’s National Network of Women. Dr. Zaino holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees the University of Connecticut. She earned a second master’s degree […]