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Princeton's Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Princeton’s Angela Creager Wins Book Award From the American Philosophical Society

Angela Creager, the Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Science at Princeton University in New Jersey, received the 2018 Patrick Suppes Prize in the History of Science from the American Philosophical Society for her book on the history of radioisotopes in science and medicine.

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Posts

The four women who are stepping down are Mary Cronin at Rice University in Houston, Linda Hayden at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Sally Graves Machlis at the University of Idaho, and Elizabeth Creamer at Virginia Tech.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Lena Hill at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, Sally Wallace at Georgia State University, Bridget Gorman at Rice University in Houston, Tarshia Stanley at St. Catherine University in Minnesota and Amanda Woodward at the University of Chicago.

Two Women Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Research Universities

Two Women Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Research Universities

Julie Browning has announced that she will step down from her position as dean of undergraduate enrollment at Rice University and Rosemary Magee has retired as director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

Rice University Establishes an Award to Honor the Late Marjorie Corcoran

Rice University Establishes an Award to Honor the Late Marjorie Corcoran

The Majorie Corcoran Award will honor a scholar who has made major contributions to the advancement of women or students from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines. Professor Corcoran died a year ago after being hit by a light-rail train while riding a bicycle.

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Roberta Thompson Manning, 1940-2018

Dr. Manning joined the faculty at Boston College in 1975 and remained their until her retirement in 2013. She was an expert on Soviet history and politics.

Eden King to Lead the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Eden King to Lead the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Eden King is an associate professor of psychology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is a senior associate editor of the Journal of Management and associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Study Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Speakers Invited to Give Talks at High-Ranking Universities

Study Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Speakers Invited to Give Talks at High-Ranking Universities

A new study led by researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that during the 2013-14 academic year male professors gave more than twice as many talks as women at events sponsored by academic departments at the nation’s 50 highest-ranked universities.

Rice University's Linda Capuano Appointed to High-Level Energy Department Post

Rice University’s Linda Capuano Appointed to High-Level Energy Department Post

Linda Capuano, a fellow in energy technology for the Center for Energy Studies in the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, has been appointed by President Trump as administrator of the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at American 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.

Rice University's Naomi Harris Honored by the American Physical Society

Rice University’s Naomi Harris Honored by the American Physical Society

Professor Halas is being honored for “pioneering research at the intersection of optics and nanoscience, and groundbreaking applications of those findings in the field of plasmonics.” The award comes with a $10,000 prize.

Andrea Jain Named Editor of the <em>Journal of the American Academy of Religion</em>

Andrea Jain Named Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Andrea Jain is an associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is an expert on South Asian religions as well as the study of yoga.

Rice University Receives the Archives of Musician Sara Hickman

Rice University Receives the Archives of Musician Sara Hickman

Sara Hickman began performing at the age of seven. She has released 18 albums and has performed as a guest artist on more than 25 other albums by other artists. Hickman was named Texas State Musician in 2010.

Rice University Scholar Wins the 2017 Book Prize From the American Philosophical Association

Rice University Scholar Wins the 2017 Book Prize From the American Philosophical Association

Gwen Bradford, an associate professor of philosophy at Rice University in Houston, Texas, was awarded the prize that is given every other year to a young scholar who is the author of the best book on philosophy published over the past two years.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

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

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Dr. Ross has been serving as dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She joined the faculty there in 1995. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the role of fluid dynamics in infection formation in the human cardiovascular system.

A Dozen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Appointed to 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.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Terry Martinez will be the new dean of students at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Verna L. Williams is the new interim dean of the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati and Kathleen Canning will be the new dean of humanities at Rice University in Houston.

Naomi Halas to Receive a Women and Science Award From the Weizmann Institute in Israel

Naomi Halas to Receive a Women and Science Award From the Weizmann Institute in Israel

Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is being honored “for pioneering and seminal contributions to the field of plasmonics.”

In Memoriam: Marjorie Blasius Corcoran, 1950-2017

In Memoriam: Marjorie Blasius Corcoran, 1950-2017

Dr. Majorie Corcoran joined the faculty at Rice University in 1980. Her research was focused on experimental particle physics.

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.

Cristle Collins Judd to Be the Next President of Sarah Lawrence College

Cristle Collins Judd to Be the Next President of Sarah Lawrence College

Dr. Judd currently serves as a senior program officer for higher education and scholarship in the humanities at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Earlier, Dr. Judd served for nine years as dean of academic affairs and professor of music at Bowdoin College in Maine.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

New Administrative Positions for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 14 Women 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.

Fourteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

Five University Women Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

Five University Women Who Have Announced They Are Stepping Down

At the end of the calendar year or the end of an academic semester, there are always a number of announcement regarding retirements. Here are five women who are leaving their high-level university posts.

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.

In Memoriam: Katherine Tsanoff Brown, 1919-2016

In Memoriam: Katherine Tsanoff Brown, 1919-2016

Katherine Tsanoff Brown grew up on the Rice University campus as her father was the first professor of philosophy there. She graduated from Rice at the age of 19 and later returned to the university as its first instructor in art history. She taught at Rice for 26 years.

In Memoriam: Elinor Evans, 1914-2016

In Memoriam: Elinor Evans, 1914-2016

Elinor Evans was the Albert K. and Harry K. Smith Professor Emerita of Architecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Professor Evans taught design to first-year students in the School of Architecture from 1964 to 1985. She continued to lecture at the school well into her 90s.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

In Memoriam: Hally Beth Walker Poindexter, 1927-2016

In Memoriam: Hally Beth Walker Poindexter, 1927-2016

Professor Poindexter served on the Rice University faculty from 1965 through 1998. For 20 years she was chair of the department of kinesiology. At Rice, she was a major force in advocating for equality of women in the university’s athletics programs.

New Roles in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Ambika Mathur at Wayne State, Angela High Pippert at St. Thomas University, Patricia Henning at the University of New Mexico, Jane Sykes at the University of California, Davis, Amy Pruden at Virginia Tech, Jane Grande-Allen at Rice, and Laurie R. Santos at Yale.

Huda Zoghbi to Share the $1.2 Million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Huda Zoghbi to Share the $1.2 Million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Huda Y. Zoghbi is the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston. She will share the $1.2 million Shaw Prize for her work on Rett Syndrome.

Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities Appointed to New Posts

Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities Appointed to New Posts

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

Vittoria Di Palma Wins a Book Award From the Society of Architectural Historians

Vittoria Di Palma Wins a Book Award From the Society of Architectural Historians

Vittoria Di Palma is an associate professor of the history and theory of architecture in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She was honored for her book Wasteland: A History.