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BBVA Foundation Honors Elke Weber for Contributions to Understanding Environmental Decision-Making

BBVA Foundation Honors Elke Weber for Contributions to Understanding Environmental Decision-Making

Dr. Weber currently serves as the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. Her research centers on environmental decision-making and motivational factors for combating climate change.

New Dean Appointments for Eight Women Scholars

New Dean Appointments for Eight Women Scholars

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed dean at universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Vallen, 1965-2024

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Vallen, 1965-2024

Dr. Vallen was the Howard A. Schneiderman ’48 Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College where she served for nearly three decades. She helped to establish the college’s Biology Scholars Program and the Swarthmore Summer Scholars Program.

Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Vanderbilt Professor Lorrie Moore Wins National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Lorrie Moore, professor of English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was recognized for her novel I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home. She has authored numerous other publications throughout her four-decades long career, including three other novels, many short-stories, and various works of nonfiction.

Endowed Faculty Appointments for Three Women Scholars

Endowed Faculty Appointments for Three Women Scholars

The endowed faculty appointments are Lana Alagha at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, J. Kēhaulani Kauanui at Princeton University, and Melissa Haendel at the University of North Carolina.

Wendy Cadge Appointed President of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania

Wendy Cadge Appointed President of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania

Currently dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University, Wendy Cadge has been named president of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She is a professor of sociology whose academic research has focused on issues in contemporary American religion.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The appointments are Hee-Young Park at Boston University, Florencia Torche at Princeton University, Hope Wabuke at the University of Nebraska, and Jutta Joorman at Yale University.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The endowed professor appointments are Rachel Fearns at Boston University, Ada Ferrer at Princeton University, Nora Peterson at the University of Nebraska, Helen Caines at Yale University, and Sarah Light at the University of Pennsylvania.

Princeton University's Effie Rentzou Honored by French Government for Contributions to French Literature and Art

Princeton University’s Effie Rentzou Honored by French Government for Contributions to French Literature and Art

The French government has bestowed Effie Rentzou with the title of Chevalier in l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for her contributions to French education, culture, and art.

Princeton University Appoints Three Women to Faculty Positions

Princeton University Appoints Three Women to Faculty Positions

Laura Arnold Leibman, Lydia Lynch, and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas have been appointed to new faculty positions at Princeton University.

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Nancy Cantor Named President of Hunter College in New York

Dr. Cantor says she is “eager to collaborate with communities across New York City to highlight how higher education can answer the call of what the public needs, now and going forward.”

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker Receives C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy

Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University has been honored by the American Association for Anatomy for her outstanding contributions to the field comparative neuroanatomy.

Princeton's Neta Bahcall Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Princeton’s Neta Bahcall Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Neta Bahcall, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University, has been awarded, the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, the highest honor bestowed by the American Astronomical Society. Professor Bahcall is the sixth woman to win the award. Her husband, who also taught at Princeton, won the honor in 1999.

The Linguistic Society of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton's Laura Kalin

The Linguistic Society of America Recognizes the Work of Princeton’s Laura Kalin

Dr. Kalin joined the faculty at Princeton in 2016. Her research focuses on the syntax and morphology of understudied (and often endangered) languages with a current focus on a group of Neo-Aramaic languages originally spoken in Kurdish areas of Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Türkiye.

Brown University Doctoral Student Wins the 2023 American Library in Paris Book Award

Brown University Doctoral Student Wins the 2023 American Library in Paris Book Award

Each year, the American Library in Paris Book Award recognizes a title, published originally in English, “that best realizes new and intellectually significant ideas about France, the French people or encounters with French culture.” Katherine Chen, a doctoral student in English at Brown University is the youngest person and first Asian American to receive the honor.

In Memoriam: Natalie Zemon Davis,1928-2023

In Memoriam: Natalie Zemon Davis,1928-2023

Dr. Davis, a 2003 recipient of the National Humanities Medal, joined Princeton’s faculty in 1978 and transferred to emeritus status in 1996. She directed the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies from 1990 to 1994 and was a founder of the Program in Women’s Studies

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Michelle Chang was named the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University in New Jersey. Hannah I. Lipman was named to the Linda Farber Post Chair in Bioethics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in New Jersey and Gretchen Batcheller was appointed the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Fine Arts at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

In Memoriam: Janet Martin, 1938-2023

In Memoriam: Janet Martin, 1938-2023

After four years as an instructor and assistant professor at Harvard University, including a year as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, Dr. Martin spent the rest of her academic career at Princeton. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1973, where she taught for 37 years.

Murray State University's Rebecca Rosen Honored by the Modern Language Association

Murray State University’s Rebecca Rosen Honored by the Modern Language Association

Rebecca M. Rosen, assistant professor of English at Murray State University in Kentucky, has been awarded the 2022 Richard Beale Davis Prize. This award is presented by the Modern Language Association Early American Literature Forum.

Princeton's Bonnie Bassler Shares the 2023 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research

Princeton’s Bonnie Bassler Shares the 2023 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research

Dr. Bassler first discovered that bacteria communicate during her postdoctoral work, and she has spent her career identifying and characterizing the molecules that bacteria use to coordinate collective behaviors and share other kinds of information.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new positions or duties are Zeynep Tufekci at Princeton University, Viviana Gradinaru at the California Institute of Technology, Carmen Lanos Williams at Arkansas State University, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs at Washington State University, Stephanie Harris at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and Angela M. Eikenberry at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Princeton's Ilana Witten Receives a Director's Pioneer Award From the National Institutes of Health

Princeton’s Ilana Witten Receives a Director’s Pioneer Award From the National Institutes of Health

Professor Witten, an expert in the brain activity that underlies reward-driven learning and decision making, will receive funding to study the fundamental question of what produces individual differences in behavior, a question often posed as nature versus nurture.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Seven Women Who Have Been Assigned to New Administrative Roles at Universities

Seven Women Who Have Been Assigned to New Administrative Roles at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Viviana Zelizer of Princeton University Wins Two Major Awards From the American Sociological Association

Viviana Zelizer of Princeton University Wins Two Major Awards From the American Sociological Association

Viviana Zelizer, the Lloyd Cotsen ’50 Professor of Sociology at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been selected to receive the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American Sociological Association. She will also receive the Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology.

The American Academy of Religion Honors Vanderbilt University's Yolanda Pierce

The American Academy of Religion Honors Vanderbilt University’s Yolanda Pierce

Yolanda Pierce, who is the new dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, has won the 2023 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion. From 2017 to 2023, she wad dean of the Howard University Divinity School.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Positions or Duties

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Positions or Duties

The five women scholars who are taking on new roles are Elaine A. Peña at Washington University in St. Louis, Fanta Waterman at the University of Illinois Chicago, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer at Princeton University in New Jersey, Ahkinyala Abdullah at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and HJope Ballentine at the University of Arkansas.

Princeton's Bonnie Bassler Is Sharing the 2023 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

Princeton’s Bonnie Bassler Is Sharing the 2023 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

Each Princess of Asturias Award laureate receives a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolizing the award, a diploma, an insignia, and a cash prize of 50,000 euros (about $53,500). The award will be presented in October by Princess Leonor and King Felipe VI of Spain. Professor Bassler is being honored for her research on quorum sensing, the process by which bacteria communicate.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Princeton's Bonnie Bassler Wins the Canada Gairdner International Award

Princeton’s Bonnie Bassler Wins the Canada Gairdner International Award

Professor Bassler and her colleagues were honored “for their discoveries of how bacteria communicate with each other and surrounding non-bacterial cells, providing a new paradigm for how microbes behave and yielding novel avenues for therapeutics against infectious diseases.”

Three Women Scholars Share the 2023 BBVA Ecology and Conservation Biology Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Three Women Scholars Share the 2023 BBVA Ecology and Conservation Biology Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Three women scientists are sharing the 2023 Ecology and Conservation Biology Frontiers of Knowledge Award from the BBVA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Three three award winners are Jeanne Altmann of Princeton University, Susan Alberts of Duke University, and Marlene Zuk of the University of Minnesota.

Six Woman Scholars Assigned to New Roles or Duties at Colleges and Universities

Six Woman Scholars Assigned to New Roles or Duties at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Julianne Grose at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Emily House at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Michelle Robinson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Georgia Mansell at Syracuse University in New York, Patricia Smith in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Theresa Law at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Universities

The women scholars in new roles are Naomi Halas at Rice University in Houston, Tennille Presley at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Lauren Surovi at Syracuse University in New York, Tatiana Engel at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Soyica Colbert at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Universities

Taking on new roles are Parastoo Abtahi at Princeton University in New Jersey, Karen Plaut at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Marni Shoemaker in the School of Health and Consumer Sciences at South Dakota State University, Katherine Friedman at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Daniela Salvemini at Saint Louis University.

Four Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles at Major Universities

Four Women Faculty Members Assigned to New Roles at Major Universities

Appointed to new positions or taking on new duties are Lorgia García Peña at Princeton University in New Jersey, Heather Smith at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mary Frances Luce at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Kyaien Conner at the University of Pittsburgh.