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Harvard's Michele Lamont Awarded the 2017 Erasmus Prize  in Amsterdam

Harvard’s Michele Lamont Awarded the 2017 Erasmus Prize in Amsterdam

Professor Lamont was honored for her “devoted contribution to social science research in the relationship between knowledge, power, and diversity.” She was honored at a ceremony in Amsterdam presided over by King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands.

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

Ann Johnson served as an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, where she held joint appointments in the departments of history and philosophy. After her death in 2016 at the age of 51, Dr. Johnson’s father made a gift to establish an institute in her name on the university’s campus.

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Princeton University

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Princeton University

Sarah-Jane Leslie is the Class of 1943 Professor of Philosophy, the vice dean for faculty development in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the director of the Program in Linguistics, and the founding director of the Program in Cognitive Science at Princeton University.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard, who teaches in the Africana studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, is being honored for her debut novel The Talented Ribkins, the story of an African American family whose members have unique superpowers.

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.

Baylor University Historian Wins the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Baylor University Historian Wins the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Andrea L. Turpin is an associate professor of history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, won the award that honors “an original and imaginative work that exemplified the principles of faith and learning in the Christian intellectual tradition.”

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles 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.

Two Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Prestigious Higher Education Institutions

Two Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Prestigious Higher Education Institutions

Harriet Flower was named to the Andrew Fleming West Chair in Classics at Princeton University in New Jersey and Lisa Meeden was appointed to the Neil R. Grabois ’57 Professorship in Natural Sciences and Engineering at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

Lesley McAllister was a professor of law at the University of California, Davis. She served on the faculty at the University of San Diego School of Law from 2005 to 2013.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Honored by the Society of Women Engineers

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Honored by the Society of Women Engineers

The Achievement Award from the Society of Women’s Engineer is presented annually to a “woman who has made an outstanding technical contribution for at least 20 years in a field of engineering.”

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Delia Graff Fara, 1969-2017

Professor Fara taught undergraduate and graduate courses on logic, semantics, and the philosophy of language at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Barbara J. Grosz of Harvard University, May-Lee Chai of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Kate Shoulders of the University of Arkansas, Patricia Ann Conrad of the University of California, Davis, Ilana B. Witten of Princeton, and Beverly Daniel Ttaum, professor emerita of Spelman College.

Fourteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Fourteen Women Faculty Members 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.

Evolutionary Biologist B. Rosemary Grant Shares the Royal Medal in Biology

Evolutionary Biologist B. Rosemary Grant Shares the Royal Medal in Biology

B. Rosemary Grant, senior research biologist emerita in ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University in New Jersey, will share that the Royal Medal in Biology with her husband Peter Grant. They are the first husband-wife team to win the medal since it was established by King George IV in 1826.

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.