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Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The four women honored with notable awards are Ann Brothers Smith of West Virginia State University, Julie Wheeler at Utah State University, Yoko Kano of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Beatriz Colomina of Prinecton University in New Jersey.

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

Appointed to new administrative posts are Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Northwestern University, Katherine A. Stanton at Princeton University, Sonya Audria Miller at Florida Memorial University, Linda Kopecky at the University of Nevada at Reno, Katie Callow-Wright at the University of Chicago, and Valora Richardson at Hampton University in Virginia.

Princeton University Scholar Earns the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Princeton University Scholar Earns the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

Yiyun Li, professor of creative writing at Princeton, is being honored. The award is given to the author of a book-length work of any genre for its originality, merit, and impact, and that has broken new ground by reshaping the boundaries of its form and signaling strong potential for lasting influence.

Laetitia La Follette Is the New President of the Archaeological Institute of America

Laetitia La Follette Is the New President of the Archaeological Institute of America

Laetitia La Follette is an associate professor and chair of the department of history of art and architecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has taught at the university since 1987. Dr. La Follette specializes in the physical culture of the ancient Mediterranean and the protection of cultural heritage.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Be Honored With the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for 2020

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Be Honored With the $500,000 Gruber Genetics Prize for 2020

Bonnie L. Bassler is the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the department of molecular biology at Princeton University in New Jersey. She will be honored on April 23 at the Allied Genetics Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Sandra Sharman at East Georgia State College, Jacqueline Jones LaMon at Adelphi University in New York, Sarah Laursen at Harvard University, Lisa Wood at the University of Arkansas, Kristina Olson at Princeton Univeersity in New Jersey and Lisa E. Farrington at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed University Chairs

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed University Chairs

The three women appointed to endowed professorships are Sandy McKeown at the University of South Dakota, Kathryn Edin at Princeton University in New Jersey and Brandy Faulkner at Virginia Tech.

Rutgers-Newark's Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Rutgers-Newark’s Chancellor Nancy Cantor Honored for Her Significant Contributions to American Higher Education

Nancy Cantor received the 10th Annual Ernest L. Boyer Award in a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Cantor was cited for being “globally recognized as an advocate for higher education, a catalyst for social mobility, and leader for universities serving as a public good in their communities.”

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The five women scholars who have been appointed to new posts are Celeste M. Nelson at Princeton University in New Jersey, Simone T.A. Phipps at Middle Georgia State University, Katy Strzepek at Illinois State Univerity, Amie Grills at Boston University, and Megan Goodwin at Central Michigan University.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

The academy was established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI with the goal of promoting “the progress of the mathematical, physical, and natural sciences.” It is the latest incarnation of papal scientific academies that date back to 1603. Professor Arnold won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

Eight Women Educators Who Have Been Been Selected to Receive Notable Honors and Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Five New Women Assistant Professors at Princeton University in New Jersey

Five New Women Assistant Professors at Princeton University in New Jersey

The five new women who were hired as assistant professors at Princeton University are Renèe Bolinger in politics, Isadora Moura Mota in history, Evrydiki Nestoridi in mathematics, Stefana Parascho in architecture, and Elissa M. Redmiles in computer science.

Princeton University's Jo Dunkley Will Be Honored With the New Horizons in Physics Prize

Princeton University’s Jo Dunkley Will Be Honored With the New Horizons in Physics Prize

Jo Dunkley, a professor of physics and astrophysical sciences at Princeton University in New Jersey, will receive a 2020 New Horizons in Physics Prize. The New Horizons Prize is worth $100,000. It is part of a family of awards from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Two Women Scholars Honored With Blavatnik Regional Awards

Supporting outstanding postdoctoral scientists from academic research institutions across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since 2007, the Blavatnik Regional Awards recognize outstanding researchers in three scientific disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Five Women Faculty Members Earn Emerita Status at Princeton University in New Jersey

Five Women Faculty Members Earn Emerita Status at Princeton University in New Jersey

The five women scholars who were named professor emerita at Princeton University in New Jersey are Emily Carter in engineering, Carol Greenhouse in anthropology, Andrea LaPaugh in computer science, Jacqueline Stone in religion, and Virginia Zakian in molecular biology.

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison was a giant of American literature and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University in New Jersey. In 1993, Professor Morrison was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Princeton University Announces the Promotion of Six Women Faculty Members

Princeton University Announces the Promotion of Six Women Faculty Members

The six women scholars who received promotions are Dara Strolovitch in gender and sexuality studies, Jessica Delgado in religion, Irene V. Small in art and archaeology, Bridgett vonHoldt in molecular biology, Mengdi Wange in operations research and financial engineering, and Claire White in civil and environmental engineering.

The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

Anne Holton served as Virginia Secretary of Education from 2014 to 2016. She has been a visiting professor in both the Schar School of Policy and Government and the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University since May 2017. Holton is the wife and the daughter of former governors of Virginia.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members at 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.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Maria del Guadalupe “Lupe” Davidson at West Virginia University, Yelena Baraz at Princeton University in New Jersey, Susanne Fusso at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut, Katharine Knowlton at Virginia Tech, and Tina M. Harris at Louisiana State University.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 Women

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for 15 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.

Three Women Scholars Promoted to Higher Faculty Ranks at Princeton University

Three Women Scholars Promoted to Higher Faculty Ranks at Princeton University

Katie Chenoweth has been promoted to associate professor of French and Italian. Andrea Graham has been promoted to professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and Mariangela Lisanti has been promoted to associate professor of physics.

Study Finds Gender Inequality Has Negative Health Effects on Both Men and Women

Study Finds Gender Inequality Has Negative Health Effects on Both Men and Women

In her study, Patricia Homan, an assistant professor of sociology at Florida State University, goes beyond sexist mistreatment by individuals to examine how the degree of systematic gender inequality in power and resources in a society can impact people’s health.

Keisha Blain Wins Book Award From the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Keisha Blain Wins Book Award From the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Dr. Blain is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has served on the faculty since 2017. Her book examines the activism of Black nationalist women who challenged White supremacy and advocated for full citizenship and human rights for people of African descent.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Nine Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Nine Women Faculty Members

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.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments

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 Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eleven Women Scholars

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.

University of California, Berkeley's Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

University of California, Berkeley’s Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

Dr. Nakamura, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics and a faculty affiliate with the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored by the American Economic Association.

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.

Beth Lew-Williams Receives Two Book Awards from the Organization of American Historians

Beth Lew-Williams Receives Two Book Awards from the Organization of American Historians

Dr. Lew-Williams has been an assistant professor of history at Princeton University since 2014. She is a historian of race and migration in the United States, specializing in Asian American history. She was awarded the 2019 Ray Allen Billington Prize the 2019 Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.

Princeton University Hosts Conference to Interest Young Women in STEM Fields

Princeton University Hosts Conference to Interest Young Women in STEM Fields

The 750 girl students in grades 7 t0 10 participated in hands-on activities, viewed various STEM exhibits, watched a chemistry show put on by Princeton faculty, and listened to panel discussions from early-career women scientists.

Four Women Scholars Receive 2019 Whiting Awards

Four Women Scholars Receive 2019 Whiting Awards

The four women with ties to the academic world who are winners of this year’s Whiting awards are: Terese Marie Mailhot of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Nafissa Thompson-Spires of the University of Illinois, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal of the University of Southern California, and Lauren Yee of Princeton University.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Oya Tukel at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lee Skinner at Tulane, Karen Richardson at Princeton, Janet Lohmann at Bowdoin College, Lisa Garcia Bedolla at the University of California, Berkeley, Leslie Grinage at Barnard College, Glenda M. Prime at Morgan State, and Debra Zeifman at Vassar College.