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Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Lytle

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Lytle

Gwendolyn Lytle, a member of the music department faculty at Pomona College in Claremont, California, for 35 years. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Riverside.

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna Will Receive the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize

Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna Will Receive the 2019 Welfare Betterment Prize

Jennifer Doudna, professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, will be honored at a ceremony in Hong Kong this October. Professor Doudna will receive an award equivalent to about $2.56 million.

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the gender breakdown of their admitted students.

Anne Houtman Appointed President of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana

Anne Houtman Appointed President of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana

Currently, Dr. Houtman serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terra Haute, Indiana. Previously, she served as dean of the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at California State University, Bakersfield.

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Professor Jennifer Doudna to Share the $1 Million Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

Jennifer Doudna is a professor of chemistry and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is being honored for her research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes.

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Ten Women Named to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The new deans are Kathryn Ann Moler, Marsha Horton, Priscilla Mora, Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, Jeanne Widen, Lenetta R. Lee, Holllis Robbins, Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, Laura Burian, and Avis E. Hinkson.

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

In Memoriam: Martha Elizabeth Andresen Wilder, 1944-2018

After teaching for two years at the University of Pittsburgh, Professor Andresen joined the faculty at Pomona College in 1972. A scholar of Renaissance literature and Shakespeare, Dr. Andresen remained on the faculty at Pomona College for 34 years.

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Professor Doudna is being honored for her groundbreaking research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine.

Anna Maria Nápoles Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

Anna Maria Nápoles Named to a Key Post at the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Nápoles has been a professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since 2001. She is the first Latina to be named a scientific director at the National Institutes of Health.

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2021. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by gender.

Two Women Scientists to Share the Japan Prize for Their Work on Genetics

Two Women Scientists to Share the Japan Prize for Their Work on Genetics

Jennifer Doudna, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier, the director of Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, are being honored for their research in gene-editing technology that has led to new therapies for cancer patients and those suffering from heredity diseases.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen 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.

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.

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Selected to Receive Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Li-Huei Tsai of MIT, Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College in California, Michelle Brown of the University of Tennessee, Patricia Vittum of the University of Massachusetts, Kathleen Lane of the University of Kansas, and Rachel Halverson of the University of Idaho.

Two Women Scholars Win Prestigious Book Awards

Two Women Scholars Win Prestigious Book Awards

Amanda Hollis-Brusky, an assistant professor at Pomona College in Claremont, California, was honored by the American Political Science Association and Ann Marie Leshkowich, professor of anthropology at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, won a book award from the Association for Asian Studies.

In Memoriam: Toni Clark, 1942-2016

In Memoriam: Toni Clark, 1942-2016

Toni Clark, professor emerita of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California, died late last month. She joined the faculty at the college and until recently had continued to teach as a member of the college’s emeriti committee.

Four Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jane Liu of Pomona College in Claremont, California, Katherine Krzys of Arizona State University, Hanna Jenson of the University of Arkansas, and Diana Bilimoria of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by gender.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen 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.

Three Women Scholars Will Begin 2016 in New Dean Posts

Three Women Scholars Will Begin 2016 in New Dean Posts

Taking on new duties as deans are Angela Evans in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, Audrey Bilger at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and Jenna Crabb at the University of New Mexico.

Five Women Scientists to Receive the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award

Five Women Scientists to Receive the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award

Jennifer Doudna, the Li Ka Shing Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of five women scientists from around the world who will receive 100,000 euros and be honored at a ceremony in Paris in March 2016.

Women Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Women Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Many of the nation’s highest rated colleges and universities have recently released data on the makeup of those students accepted for admission into the Class of 2019. Some of these schools have released information on the gender breakdown of accepted students.

New Faculty Posts for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Faculty Posts for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

The women who have been appointed to new faculty positions are Catherine C. Eckel, Beth Bailey, Angie Maxwell, Hee Oh, Marilyn L. Flynn, Lesley Irvine, Collin Roesler, Robin Buell, and Kathleen A. Jamison.

In Memoriam: Betty Bernhard

In Memoriam: Betty Bernhard

During her more than 30-year career at Pomona College, Betty Bernhard, professor of theatre, directed more than 30 full-length plays and musicals. Her research was focused on the Indian theater.

Two Women Professors Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Two Women Professors Win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Marilynne Robinson is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop of the University of Iowa and Claudia Rankine is the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California.

Three Women Promoted to Associate Professor and Awarded Tenure at Pomona College

Three Women Promoted to Associate Professor and Awarded Tenure at Pomona College

At Pomona College in Claremont, California, Lisa Anne Auerbach was promoted to associate professor of art. Jessica L. Borelli was named an associate professor of psychology and Julie Tannenbaum was appointed associate professor of philosophy.

Pomona College's Claudia Rankine Makes Literary History

Pomona College’s Claudia Rankine Makes Literary History

Professor Claudia Rankine of Pomona College in Claremont, California, is the first author to have a work nominated as a finalist in two categories in the 39-year history the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

Five Women From Academia Receive Distinguished Honors

Five Women From Academia Receive Distinguished Honors

The honorees are Patricia Sullivan of New Mexico State University, Rhonda Borcherding of Pomona College, Linda Kean of East Carolina University, Anne Arseneau of the College of William and Mary, and the late Della Davidson of the University of California, Davis.

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna Wins a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize

Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna Wins a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize

Berkeley Professor Jennifer Doudna and Emanuelle Chapentier of Umea University in Sweden will each receive $3 million for their research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into technology for genome editing.

Pomona College Professor Wins Two Awards for Her Book on Academic Profiling

Pomona College Professor Wins Two Awards for Her Book on Academic Profiling

Gilda Ochoa’s book looks at inequalities between Asian American and Latino/a students at two public high schools in California. It was honored by the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Nine Women to High-Level Administrative Posts

The women taking on new administrative duties are Marilyn Lockhart, Frances Welch, Tina D. Rollins, Catherine Pope, Kalenda Eaton, Karen McComas, Yvonne M. Coston, Mary Paster, and Tami Benham Deal.

Two Women Announce Their Retirements From Key Educational Posts

Two Women Announce Their Retirements From Key Educational Posts

Suzanne Thompson, a professor of psychology at Pomona College in Claremont, California, has retired and been named professor emerita. Margaret Phillips, vice president for human resources at West Virginia University, will step down from her post on November 7.

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.

Two Women Professors Win the Griffin Poetry Prize

Two Women Professors Win the Griffin Poetry Prize

Two women were award the Griffin Poetry Prize from the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry. The trust awards two $65,000 prizes, one to a Canadian-born poet and one to a poet who is not Canadian. This year’s winners are Anne Carson and Brenda Hillman.