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University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

University of Massachusetts Provost Katherine Newman Taking on a New Role

Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been promoted to senior vice president for academic affairs for the University of Massachusetts System. She has taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, and Princeton University.

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017

Maryam Mirzakhani was a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, attaining the rank of full professor at the age of 31. In 2014 Professor Mirzakhani was awarded the Fields Medal, considered by many as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.” She was the first woman to win the award, which was established in 1936.

Seven Women to Join the Faculty at Princeton University

Seven Women to Join the Faculty at Princeton University

The board of trustees at Princeton University in New Jersey, has announced the hiring of 18 new faculty members. Seven of the 18 new hires are women.

In Memoriam: Isabelle Clark-Decès, 1956-2017

In Memoriam: Isabelle Clark-Decès, 1956-2017

Isabelle Clark-Decès, a professor of anthropology at Princeton University, died as a result of a fall late last month in the village of Mussoorie, India. She was teaching a six-week course for undergraduate students.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Academic Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Academic Positions

The women appointed to endowed posts are Jameela Lares at the University of Southern Mississippi, Janice Naegele at Wesleyan University, Anne Jarvis at Princeton University, Amber Barnato at Dartmouth College, Annaleena Parhankangas at South Dakota State University, and Su Fang Ng at Virginia Tech.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Full Professorships at Princeton University

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Full Professorships at Princeton University

Princeton University, the highly rated Ivy League educational institution in New Jersey, has announced that 11 faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Three of these promotions went to women.

Three Women Scholars Granted Emerita Status at Princeton University

Three Women Scholars Granted Emerita Status at Princeton University

Princeton University has conferred emerita status on Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Esther da Costa Meyer, a professor of art and archaeology, and Joan Girgus, a professor of psychology.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Princeton's Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Princeton’s Tracy K. Smith Named the Next Poet Laureate of the United States

Tracy Smith is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, and director of the university’s Program in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She joined the faculty at Princeton in 2005.

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Since 2008, Christie Henry has been serving as editorial director for sciences, social sciences, and reference at the University of Chicago Press. She joined the University of Chicago Press in 1993 as an editorial assistant.

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian B. Pierce, an assistant professor of mathematics at Duke University, was named as the recipient of the 2018 Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed positions on college and university faculties are Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, Valerie Barr at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Tali Mendelberg at Princeton University, Beverly Gage at Yale University, and Joan Shelley Rubin at the University of Rochester.

Three Women Scholars Hired as Assistant Professors at Princeton University

Three Women Scholars Hired as Assistant Professors at Princeton University

Princeton University in New Jersey has announced that it has hired eight new assistant professors. Three of the eight new hires are women and all three will have appointments in the English department.

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.

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri, professor of creative writing at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been selected to receive the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story from the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Princeton University Hires Four Women to Full Professor Positions

Princeton University Hires Four Women to Full Professor Positions

The four new women full professors at Princeton University in New Jersey are Leah Platt Boustan and Leeat Yariv in economics, Yiyun Li in creative writing, and Nieng Yan in molecular biology.

University of Michigan Scholar Wins the Pulitzer Prize in History

University of Michigan Scholar Wins the Pulitzer Prize in History

Heather Ann Thompon, professor of history at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for her book on the Attica Prison riot of 1971 and its aftermath. She spent 13 years researching and writing the book.

Notable Honors or Awards for Four Women Scholars in Academia

Notable Honors or Awards for Four Women Scholars in Academia

The honorees are Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton University in New Jersey, Audrey Adamson of the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University, Rae Goodwin of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, and Mary C. MacDonald of the University of Rhode Island.

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.

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Heidi G. Elmendorf is an associate professor of biology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her research is focused on an intestinal pathogen that is a significant contributor to diarrheal disease around the world.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Eight 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.

Five Women in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women in new administrative roles are Angela Blanton at Carnegie Mellon University, Betsy Asserson at Montana State University, Katrina Briscoe at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Sara Judge at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Pilar Prather at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

The First Woman Dean of Yale Law School

The First Woman Dean of Yale Law School

Professor Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale and is the director of the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. When she takes office on July 1, she will become the 17th person and the first woman to hold the position as dean of Yale Law School.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

Stanford University's Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

Stanford University’s Anna Grzymala-Busse Wins the $10,000 Laura Shannon Prize

The award is given out by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana for the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women 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.

The Next Provost at Princeton University in New Jersey

The Next Provost at Princeton University in New Jersey

Dr. Deborah Prentice is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs and dean of the faculty at Princeton. Professor Prentice joined the Princeton faculty in 1988. She was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and to full professor in 2000.

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes of Intellectual Abilities Are Apparent at an Early Age

Study Finds That Gender Stereotypes of Intellectual Abilities Are Apparent at an Early Age

In an experiment, children ages 5 to 7 were asked about their perception of the intellectual abilities of men and women in a story that was read to them. For children at age 5, boys and girls were equally likely to rate their own gender positively. But by age 7, girls were significantly less likely than boys to associate brilliance with their gender.

Study Examines If Single Women Downplay Their Ambition Around Single Men

Study Examines If Single Women Downplay Their Ambition Around Single Men

The study finds that single professional women tend to downplay their accomplishments and not to reveal their ambitions, perhaps, according to the authors, because this may make them “undesirable in the marriage market.”

In Memoriam: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin, 1928-2016

In Memoriam: Vera Florence Cooper Rubin, 1928-2016

Vera Rubin was the only astronomy major in her 1948 graduating class at Vassar College. Seeking to obtain a Ph.D. in astronomy at Princeton University, Rubin was denied admission due to her gender. After obtaining a Ph.D. at Georgetown University, her research confirmed the existence of “dark matter” in the universe.

Toni Morrison Selected to Receive the 2016 Emerson-Thoreau Medal

Toni Morrison Selected to Receive the 2016 Emerson-Thoreau Medal

The award was established in 1958 by the American Academy of Arts ans Sciences to recognize lifetime achievement in literature. Professor Morrison will be honored at a ceremony in April in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Caroline Levine of Cornell University Wins a Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Professor Levine will receive the 47th annual James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award is given to the author of an outstanding book; either a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Tisha Lewis Ellison of the University of Georgia, Lori Pompa of Temple University, Patricia M. Dove at Virginia Tech, Kristina Killgrove of the Unversity of West Florida, Elizabeth McNally at Northwestern University and Naomi Ehrich Leonard of Princeton University.