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Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation's Directorate of Engineering

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering

Dr. Margulies, who teaches at Emory University and Georgia Tech, will be the first biomedical engineer to head the directorate, which supports fundamental research, enhances the nation’s innovation through a range of initiatives, and is a driving force behind the training and development of the United States’ engineering workforce.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Amaney Jamal, at Princeton University, Dayna Cunningham at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Rosemary Blieszner at Virginia Tech, Cynthia Lietz at Arizona State University, Alexandra Murphy at Depaul Univerity in Chicago, Julianne Malveaux at California State University, Los Angeles, and Diane H. Petrella at Kent State University in Ohio.

Berkeley's Jennifer Tour Chayes Honored by the Association for Computing Machinery

Berkeley’s Jennifer Tour Chayes Honored by the Association for Computing Machinery

Dr. Chayes, a professor, dean, and associate provost for the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, was honored for her effective leadership, mentorship, and dedication to diversity during her distinguished career of computer science research, teaching, and institution building.

Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

Sophie Dumont Wins the $250,000 Byers Award for Basic Science

Sophie Dumont is an associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California, San Franciso. Her lab focuses on the spindle, a “machine” operating in the middle of the cell to segregate chromosomes and ensures each new cell receives a full set of the genome to perform its function in our bodies whether it’s replication or repair.

Professor Anna Harvey to Lead the Social Science Research Council

Professor Anna Harvey to Lead the Social Science Research Council

Professor Harvey is a professor of politics at New York University. She also serves as the founding director of the Public Safety Lab a community-engaged research initiative that draws on the dual lenses of social science and data science to provide insight into mass incarceration and recommendations for improvement of the criminal justice system.

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood, professor of mathematics at Harvard University, is the recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation, the organization’s most prestigious prize for scientists under the age of 40 in the United States.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Princeton University

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Princeton University

The four women appointed to endowed professorships at Princeton are Ileana Cristea in molecular biology, Deana Lawson in visual arts, Eve Ostriker in astrophysics, and Sanyu Mojola in sociology and demographics.

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing, an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected to receive the 2021 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy from the American Astronomical Society for her research on the formation rate, composition, and evolution of planets around red dwarf stars.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

The four women who are leaving their current posts are Carolyn Walters at Indiana University, Valerie Hotchkiss at Vanderbilt University. Sarah-Jane Leslie at Princeton University, and Nancy McKenzie Dupont at the University of Mississippi.

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

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties 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.

Eight Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Eight Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty 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.

A Woman's Appearance Impacts Their Perceived Credibility on Sexual Harassment Claims

A Woman’s Appearance Impacts Their Perceived Credibility on Sexual Harassment Claims

A new study by researchers at Colby College in Maine, Princeton University in New Jersey, and the University of Washington finds that women who are young, “conventionally attractive” and appear and act feminine are more likely to be believed when making accusations of sexual harassment than other women.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members at Universities

The five women scholars who are taking on new roles at Natalia Castro Picón at Princeton University in New Jersey, Kathleen Feeley at the University of Redlands in California, Karsonya Whitehead at Loyola University of Maryland, Morgan Pfieffer at Oklahoma State Univerity, and Rhamin Ligon of the University of Maryland.

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 are taking on new duties are Meenakshi Arora at the University of Alabama, Kendra Sharp of the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, Florastina Payton-Stewart at Xavier Univerity of Louisiana, Emily Sundman at Texas Tech University, and Ruha Benjamin at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Newly appointed to endowed pots are Celeste M. Nelon at Princeton University in New Jersey, Suzanne Bliven Shu at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Karen Lin at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadephia, and Anne-Marie Deitering t Oregon State University.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Miriam Felton-Dansky at Bard College in New York, Kyna Shelley at the University of Southern Mississippi, Anita Hazelwood at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Matilde Bombardini at the University of California Berkeley, Filiz Garip at Princeton University, and Ke Dong at Duke University.

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Christina Paxson Elected Board Chair of the Association of American Universities

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities is composed of 65 of America’s leading research universities that receive about three-fifths of all federal research grant funds. Dr. Paxson has served as Brown University’s nineteenth president and a professor of economics and public policy since July 1, 2012.

Princeton University's Deana Lawson Is the First Photographer to Win the Hugo Boss Prize

Princeton University’s Deana Lawson Is the First Photographer to Win the Hugo Boss Prize

Sponsored by the German fashion house Hugo Boss and presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the prize has been awarded biannually since 1996 and was established to “embrace today’s most innovative and critically relevant cultural currents.” The prize is considered among the most prestigious awards within the contemporary art world.

Princeton University Announces the Hiring of Five Women to Its Faculty

Princeton University Announces the Hiring of Five Women to Its Faculty

Laura Edwards was appointed professor of history at Princeton University in New Jersey. In addition, four women were appointed to assistant professor positions: Michelle Chan in molecular biology, Adji Bousso Dieng in computer science, Yasaman Ghasempour in electrical engineering, and Yunqing Tang in mathematics.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new duties or positions are Tina Hernandez-Boussard at Stanford University. Kristina Douglass at Pennsylvania State University, Diana Tamir at Princeton University in New Jersey, Yuri “Lily” Funahashi at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, Sarah Runcie at Mihlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Hannah Hazard-Jenkins at West Virginia University.

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

The association recognized Professor Cooke for her work as a “foundational leader in accessible and inclusive geoscience teaching in both the classroom and field for over 20 years, all while maintaining a successful research career in geomechanics and structural geology.

Princeton's Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

Princeton’s Olga Russakovsky Honored by the Computing Research Association

the Anita Borg Early Career Award from the Computing Research Association is given to a woman in computer science or engineering for significant research contributions and service to their profession, especially outreach to women.

Princeton Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley Awarded the Tomossoni Chisesi Prize From the Sapienza University of Roma

Princeton Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley Awarded the Tomossoni Chisesi Prize From the Sapienza University of Roma

The Tomossoni Chisesi Prize encourages and recognizes scientists making outstanding advances in the physical sciences. Dr. Dudley is is being honored for her innovative work exploring the earliest moments of our universe. She is donating the 40,000 Euro prize to the National Society of Black Physicists.

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University's Danielle S. Allen

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University’s Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen, a University professor and professor of government who also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, has been awarded the John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. The prize includes a $500,000 award.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Major Universities

The four women appointed to named professorships are Wendy Cadge at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Penny Kris-Etherton at Pennsylvania State University, Anna Shields at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Susan Madsen at Utah State University.

Carleton College's Kim Smith Honored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

Carleton College’s Kim Smith Honored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

The William R. Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award honors members of the profession who have devoted their lives to strengthening the field by mentoring the next generation of environmental scientists and activists.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Ten Women to Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Study Finds Differences in Gender Roles in Group Labs in the Field of Physics

Study Finds Differences in Gender Roles in Group Labs in the Field of Physics

The study found that women in the less-structured inquiry labs tended to be high laptop users (primarily analyzing data), while men were high equipment users (collecting data or manipulating the equipment). The researchers also found that men behaved differently when in single- versus mixed-gender groups.

Colgate University's Beth Parks Named Editor of the <em>American Journal of Physics</em>

Colgate University’s Beth Parks Named Editor of the American Journal of Physics

Beth Parks, an associate professor of physics at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, was named the next editor of the American Journal of Physics, a publication of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Dr. Parks will begin her new duties on September 1.

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who will become dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University this fall, has been awarded the Marconi Prize from the San Francisco-based Marconi Society. She is the first woman to earn the award in its 45-year history.

Five Women Scholars Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Named to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Paula Groves Price at North Carolina A&T State University, Nancy Songer at the University of Utah, Baishakhi Taylor at Smith College in Northampton, Massachuetts, Andrea Goldsmith at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Susan T. Gordon at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Princeton University Announces the Appointment of Four Women to Its Faculty

Princeton University Announces the Appointment of Four Women to Its Faculty

Joining the faculty at Princeton for the fall semester will be Lara Buchak as a professor of philosophy. Also, three women will join the faculty as assistant professors: Patricia Blessing-Yaycioglu in art and archaeology, Zhao Li in political and public affairs, and Guadalupe Tuñón in politics and international affairs.

American Sociological Association Gives Career Award to Princeton's Patricia Fernández-Kelly

American Sociological Association Gives Career Award to Princeton’s Patricia Fernández-Kelly

The Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology from the American Sociological Association honors outstanding contributions to sociological practice and work that has facilitated, or served as a model for, the work of others in sociology or outside the discipline.

The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

The New Editorial Director of Duke University Press

Gisela de la Concepción Fosado has been with Duke University Press since 2010, acquiring books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences. Earlier, she served as the associate director for the Barnard Center for Research on Women in New York City.