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Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are: Frances Negrón-Muntaner of Columbia University, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham of Carnegie Mellon University, Linda Hirst of the University of California, Merced, Alsion Butler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Anne Kapuscinski, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Nancy Deloye Fitzroy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

The honorees are Marsha I Lester of the University of Pennsylvania, M. Christina Marchetti of the University of California, Katherine Freese of the University of Michigan, Shirley Ann Jackson of Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tanya Zelevinsky of Columbia, Sharon C. Glotzer of the University of Michigan, Heather J. Lewandowski of the University of Colorado, and Julia Mundy of Harvard.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

The six women named to endowed chairs are April Hill at Bates College in Maine, Tina Nabatchi at Syracuse University in New York, Jennifer Hurley at Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, Sabriya Rice at the University of Georgia, Shawon Kinew at Harvard University, and Kelly Chong at the University of Kansas.

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Nine 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.

The First Woman President of Pratt Institute in New York

The First Woman President of Pratt Institute in New York

Since 2015, Frances Bronet has been senior vice president and provost at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Previously, she served as a distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon.

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.

Sarah Mailhiot's Milestone Achievement at Montana State University

Sarah Mailhiot’s Milestone Achievement at Montana State University

Until now no woman had ever earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Montana State University. Sarah Mailhiot, whose doctoral research involved finding better ways to diagnose osteoarthritis using magnetic resonance imaging, is the first woman to do so. She is now conducting research in Sweden as a Whitaker Scholar.

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Sociological Association

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Sociological Association

Laura Stark, an associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Nancy D. Campbell, a professor of science and technology studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, shared an award for the best scholarly article published over the past two years in the field of sociology of science, knowledge, and technology.

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Posts for 14 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.

Three Women Scholars Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities

Three Women Scholars Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities

The three presidential appointees are computer science professor Francine Berman of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, history professor Patricia Limerick of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Shelly C. Lowe executive director of the Native American Program at Harvard University.

Three Women Academics Selected to Receive the National Medal of Science

Three Women Academics Selected to Receive the National Medal of Science

President Obama has chosen nine individuals to receive the National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony early in 2016. Among the nine individuals selected for the honor this year, three are women.

Marcella David Named Provost at Florida A&M University

Marcella David Named Provost at Florida A&M University

Marcella David has been serving as professor of law and international studies and associate dean in the College of Law at the University of Iowa. She is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Michigan School of Law.

Five Woman in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Woman in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

The women with new teaching assignments are Brenda Russell at Penn State-Berks, Yasmin Tyler-Hill at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Carol Brewer at the University at Buffalo, Cristina Ortiz at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Tomie Hahn at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Eight Women Appointed to Positions as Dean

Eight Women Appointed to Positions as Dean

The eight women who have been appointed to dean positions are Helen Easterling Williams at Pepperdine, Michelle L. Janssen at Wabash College, Linda Schadler at RPI, Sirena Cantrell at Mississippi University for Women, Tracey Matthews at Springfield College, Robin Groce at Appalachian State, Cyndi Banks at Northern Arizona, and Inge-Lise Ameer at Dartmouth College.

The Next President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Next President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Laurie Leshin, dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been chosen as the WPI’s 16th president. When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first woman president in the nearly 150-year history of the institute.

A Trio of Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

A Trio of Women Scholars in New Teaching Roles

The women taking on new teaching assignments are Beth B. Phillips at the University of Georgia, Karyn Rogers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and Sheri Wilner at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Seven Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Universities

Seven Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Universities

The women taking on new teaching roles are Claire Kathleen Robbins, Jessie Ann Owens, Yalun Zhou, Lori Rios, Janet A. Deatrick, Amy Rupiper Taggart, and Elena Machado Saez.

Three Women Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Three Women Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Michelle Gillespie is the first holder of a Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. Lydia Barnett is a new assistant professor of history at Bates College and Stacy Patterson has joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Five Women in New Faculty Posts

Five Women in New Faculty Posts

The new appointees at Jane Christopher-Hennings at South Dakota State, Donna Fick at the Institute of Aging Research, Catherine Royer at RPI, Kimberly Mathe-Soulek at Virginia Tech, and Holly Michael at the University of Pennsylvania.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Awards

The honorees are Sultana N. Nahar of Ohio State University, Susan Gilbert at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Elizabeth Harris of the University of North Dakota, and Vandana Khanna of the University of Southern California.

Five Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles at Tracy McCracken at Virginia Tech, Brigitte Arduni at RPI, Leah Chamberlain at the University of Arkansas, Renique Kersh at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and Jennifer Berklas at Scripps College.

Shirley Ann Jackson Named a Fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering

Shirley Ann Jackson Named a Fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering

The former chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Dr. Jackson is president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Six Women Named to New Faculty Posts

Six Women Named to New Faculty Posts

The new appointees are Susan Trout, Christine Evans, Edith Clowes, Dina Khapaeva, Barbara Ehren, and Laurie Anderson.

The Gender Gap in STEM Faculty May Persist for a Century

The Gender Gap in STEM Faculty May Persist for a Century

A new study suggests that women will not catch up to men in new hires in STEM fields until 2050 and the overall gender gap in faculty ranks in these disciplines will persist for many more years.

Yet Another Honor for Shirley Ann Jackson

Yet Another Honor for Shirley Ann Jackson

The president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be honored at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Four Women Named to Prestigious Professorships

Four Women Named to Prestigious Professorships

Susan T. Mayne, Nan Laird, Midori, and Linda Schadler are appointed high-ranking faculty posts.

Record Number of Women in Entering Class at Georgia Tech

Record Number of Women in Entering Class at Georgia Tech

There are more than 1,000 women in the entering class, a new record for the university.

A Quartet of New Deans

A Quartet of New Deans

Therea Tensuan, Sara Campbell, Laurie Leshin, and Mary Kerr have been named deans.

Five Women Named to Positions as Deans

Five Women Named to Positions as Deans

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the University of Delaware, Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have all appointed women deans.