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In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

In Memoriam: Adelaide Cromwell, 1919-2019

Dr. Cromwell first joined the Boston University faculty in 1951. Two years later, she co-founded the university’s African Studies Center. In 1969, she founded the university’s African American studies program, the country’s second such program and the first to offer a graduate degree in the subject.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen 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.

Amanda Williams Is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Smith College

Amanda Williams Is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Smith College

The new program aims to expand the presence and scope of contemporary artists and art at the college by inviting an emerging or mid-career artist to campus for a period of creative exploration and experimentation.

Smith College Launches $75 Million Fundraising Initiative to Support Student Financial Aid

Smith College Launches $75 Million Fundraising Initiative to Support Student Financial Aid

The fundraising effort, “Here For Every Voice,” seeks to secure immediate-use gifts through The Smith Fund, as well as planned gifts and endowed funds that will benefit students at Smith in perpetuity. So far, the campaign has raised close to $32 million.

Dorcas Davis Bowles to Serve as Provost at Clark Atlanta University

Dorcas Davis Bowles to Serve as Provost at Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Bowles served as provost at Clark Atlanta University from 2003 to 2008 and she served as dean of the university’s School of Social Work on three different occasions. Earlier in her career, Dr. Bowles was a professor and acting dean of the School of Social Work at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In 1957 Josephine Ott began teaching French at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She became a full professor in 1975 and remained on the college’s faculty until her retirement in 1992.

In Memoriam: Maria "Mia" E. Brazill, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Maria “Mia” E. Brazill, 1952-2018

Maria “Mia” E. Brazill was a librarian at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Smith College's Laura Kalba Honored for Her Book <em>Color in the Age of Impressionism</em>

Smith College’s Laura Kalba Honored for Her Book Color in the Age of Impressionism

Laura Kalba, the Priscilla Paine Van der Poel Associate Professor of Art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, was awarded the Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies from the Institute of French Studies at New York University.

Jane Fonda Donates Her Papers to Smith College

Jane Fonda Donates Her Papers to Smith College

The Jane Fonda collection spans the years 1932 to 2016 and includes 132 boxes of materials. Included in the collection are biographical items, correspondence, writings, photographs, audiovisual materials and memorabilia.

New Smith College Online Archive Documents the History of Social Work Education

New Smith College Online Archive Documents the History of Social Work Education

The special collections unit of Smith College Libraries in conjunction with the college’s School of Social Work has created a new website documenting the 100-year history of the nation’s first training school for social workers.

In Memoriam: Nancy W. Veeder, 1937-2018

In Memoriam: Nancy W. Veeder, 1937-2018

A native of Albany, New York, Dr. Veeder was a graduate of Smith College and served on the faculty at the Boston College School of Social Work for 40 years. Dr. Veeder retired from teaching in 2008.

In Memoriam: Jill Kathryn Ker Conway, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Jill Kathryn Ker Conway, 1934-2018

Dr. Conway was appointed the firt woman president of Smith College in 1974 at a time when most of the faculty were men. She served in that role until 1985 and nearly tripled the college’s endowment.

Four Women at Colleges and Universities Appointed to Positions as Deans

Four Women at Colleges and Universities Appointed to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean posts are Pamela E. Barnett at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Deanna Dixon at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Denise Spangler at the University of Georgia, and Kimberly Yuracko at Northwestern University in Illinois.

Two Women's Colleges Make the List of the "Most Amazing College Museums"

Two Women’s Colleges Make the List of the “Most Amazing College Museums”

The Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, California, ranks 45th and the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts, ranks in 11th place.

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

Taking on new positions are Tracy Boyer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Elizabeth Klarich at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Romie de Guise-Langlois at the University of Massachusetts, Kammie Takahashi at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Grace Ledbetter at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members at U.S. 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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Three Women’s Colleges Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Spelman College in Atlanta ranked in a tie for fourth place. Spelman College has 14 alumnae currently serving in the Peace Corps. Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, is tied for 10th place and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts is in a tie for 16th place.

For the 11th Consecutive Year, Smith College Has a Record Number of Applicants

For the 11th Consecutive Year, Smith College Has a Record Number of Applicants

This year, 5,780 students applied for admission to Smith, a 6 percent increase from a year ago. Over the past five years, the number of applicants to Smith is up 31 percent. Smith received applications from 49 states and the District of Columbia.

College of William and Mary Names Its First Woman Leader in its 325-Year History

College of William and Mary Names Its First Woman Leader in its 325-Year History

Currently, Dr. Katherine Rowe is provost and dean of the faculty at Smith College, a private, high-ranking liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts. Earlier, she served on the English department faculty at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania for 16 years.

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, a professor at Columbia University who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, has been appointed president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

Sarah Pfatteicher to Lead the Five College Consortium in Massachusetts

The Five College Consortium represents Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dr. Pfatteicher is associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will begin her new job in April.

Smith College's Calculus Training Groups Aim to Increase Retention in STEM Disciplines

Smith College’s Calculus Training Groups Aim to Increase Retention in STEM Disciplines

The calculus training groups were established in 2016. Four women training groups meet for an hour each week outside of class to review assignments and practice skills, Peer mentors, who are paid for their work, help guide first-year students through their mathematics assignments.

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.

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Ruth J. Simmons Appointed the Eighth President of Prairie View A&M University in Texas

Dr. Simmons has been serving as interim president of the university since July. She served as the 18th president of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012. Before becoming president of Brown University, Dr. Simmons was president of Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Hires Eight Women to Its Faculty

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Hires Eight Women to Its Faculty

Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, has announced the hiring of 13 new tenure-track faculty members. Eight of the new hires are women.

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons Appointed Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons, who served as the 18th president of Brown University, the Ivy League educational institution in Providence, Rhode Island, from 2001 to 2012, has been named the interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Four Women Retiring From Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Retiring From Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

The women who are retiring are Christine Jackson at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mary Blaine Campbell at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Joan Morrison at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Paula J. Giddings at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Four Women Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Stepping down from their positions are Terrie Fox Wetle at Brown University, Christine M. Shelton at Smith College, Ellison Banks Findly at Trinity College and Helayne Spivak at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Brenda Allen Named the Fourteenth President of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

Brenda Allen Named the Fourteenth President of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Allen has been serving as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She is the former associate provost for institutional diversity at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Earlier, she taught at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

The Next President of Cypress College in California

The Next President of Cypress College in California

Dr. JoAnna Schilling, a graduate of Smith College, has been serving as the interim vice president for academic affairs at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California. Earlier, she was vice president for academic affairs at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California.

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

Professor Diefenderfer joined the faculty at Hollins University in 1977. In January of this year, she was presented with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

New Positions for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Positions for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Megan Finno-Valasquez at New Mexico State University, Lisa Mohanty at Trident University International, Ruth Ozeki at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Maura Dykstra at the California Institute of Technology.

Three Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative positions at academic institutions are Susan Davies at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Shawna Cooper-Gibson at Loyola University Chicago, and Emma Imbrie Chubb at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Maples Dunn, 1931-2017

Mary Maples Dunn served as the eighth president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, from 1985 to 1995. Later, she was the inaugural dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.