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Baylor University Poet Awarded  New Zealand's Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Baylor University Poet Awarded New Zealand’s Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Chloe Honum, an assistant professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has received the 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. Dr. Honum will have the opportunity to research and write full time through a residence, stipend and tenure at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland.

Rachelle Cruz Wins a 2018 American Book Award for Her Debut Poetry Collection

Rachelle Cruz Wins a 2018 American Book Award for Her Debut Poetry Collection

Rachelle Cruz, a lecturer in the department of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, has won a 2018 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her debut poetry collection, God’s Will for Monsters.

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence, who served as president of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, for 10 years, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She is the former dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four of five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction this year are women with current affiliations at American universities: Samantha Hunt of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Achy Obejas of Mills College in Oakland, Joan Silber of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and Jesmyn Ward of Tulane University in New Orleans.

A Pair of Women Academics Honored by the Academy of American Poets

A Pair of Women Academics Honored by the Academy of American Poets

Marilyn Chin is a professor emerita at San Diego State University in California and Marie Howe teaches poetry at New York University and Sarah Lawrence College. Both scholars have been named chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

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.

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In 1981, Professor Cobb was appointed president of California State University, Fullerton. She was the first African American women to lead a major university west of the Mississippi River.

Two Women Scholars to Receive Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Two Women Scholars to Receive Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize works that make important contributions to our understanding of racism and cultural diversity. Among this year’s winners are Mary Morris a professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Lillian Faderman, professor emerita at California State University, Fresno.

In Memoriam: Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, 1930-2015

In Memoriam: Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, 1930-2015

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph was the William Benton Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at the University of Chicago. She and her husband Lloyd Rudolph were academic colleagues, authoring several books on democracy in India.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The women appointed to dean posts are Kanwal Singh at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, Tammy Beckham at Kansas State University, Bridget M. Keegan at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and Laura Ann Rosenbury at the University of Florida.

Rhona Free Named President of the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut

Rhona Free Named President of the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut

The University of Saint Joseph enrolls about 1,000 women in undergraduate programs. There are approximately 1,600 students enrolled in the university’s co-educational graduate programs. Dr. Free will take office on July 1.

Six Women Named to Positions as Dean

Six Women Named to Positions as Dean

The new deans are Miriam Chaiken at New Mexico State, Karen Coats at the University of Southern Mississippi, Kim Chapman at Edmonds Community College, Kim LaScola Needy at the University of Arkansas, Judith Babbits at Sarah Lawrence College, and Marsha Howell Adams at the University of Alabama Huntsville.

Jennifer Crewe Is the New President and Director of Columbia University Press

Jennifer Crewe Is the New President and Director of Columbia University Press

Jennifer Crewe, who has served on the staff at Columbia University Press for 30 years, most recently as interim director, was named president and director. She is the first woman director of a university press at an Ivy League institution.

In Memoriam: Gerda Hedwig Kronstein Lerner, 1920-2013

In Memoriam: Gerda Hedwig Kronstein Lerner, 1920-2013

A professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin, she was a pioneering scholar in the field of women’s history and in 1972 established the first graduate program in the discipline in the United States.

Women With Higher Education Ties Named State Poet and State Author in New York

Women With Higher Education Ties Named State Poet and State Author in New York

Marie Howe teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and Alison Laurie taught at Cornell University for 30 years.

Esther Frances Masserman Broner (1927-2011)

Esther Frances Masserman Broner (1927-2011)

She was a respected writer on feminism and the Jewish tradition and she taught at leading colleges and universities around the world.