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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.

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.