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In Memoriam: Virginia V. Weldone, 1935-2024

In Memoriam: Virginia V. Weldone, 1935-2024

Dr. Weldon was a longtime faculty member with the Washington University School of Medicine. She held numerous leadership roles with the university including deputy vice chancellor for medical affairs and vice president of the Washington University Medical Center.

In Memoriam: Christine Ingraham, 1947-2024

In Memoriam: Christine Ingraham, 1947-2024

Dr. Ingraham taught a wide range of sociology courses at colleges and universities throughout New York and Massachusetts. She held tenured professorships and numerous leadership positions at Russell Sage College and SUNY Purchase.

Three Women Recently Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Recently Appointed to Provost Positions

The new provosts are Daphne Lamothe at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Paige Turner at Aurora University in Illinois, and Tia Minnis at Virginia State University.

In Memoriam: Helen Vendler, 1933-2024

In Memoriam: Helen Vendler, 1933-2024

Dr. Vendler was a poetry critic and professor of English at Harvard University for three decades. She was Harvard’s first woman faculty member to earn the designation of University Professor.

In Memoriam: Lorna Peterson, 1939-2024

In Memoriam: Lorna Peterson, 1939-2024

For 19 years, Dr. Peterson served as executive director of Five Colleges, Incorporated, a collaborative consortium comprised of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

New Faculty Appointments for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Appointments for Seven Women Scholars

The faculty appointments are Havva Zorluel Özer at Syracuse University, Crystal Fleming at Smith College, Haleh Ardebili at the University of Houston, Kirsten Greenidge at Boston University, Karen Mainess at Loma Linda University, Cynthia Cole at the University of Kentucky, and Donica Hadley at James Madison University.

In Memoriam: Barbara Reeves, 1944-2024

In Memoriam: Barbara Reeves, 1944-2024

Barbara Reeves spent over two decades serving the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, where she taught courses on the history of science. She also taught at Cornell University, Ohio State University, and Harvard University earlier in her career.

In Memoriam: Margaret Hammond Dornish, 1934-2023

In Memoriam: Margaret Hammond Dornish, 1934-2023

Dr. Dornish joined the faculty at Pomona College in 1969. When she began at Pomona, Dr. Dornish was among a handful of women faculty and the lone female instructor in a building that did not have a women’s bathroom.

In Memoriam: Diana Elizabeth Edelman Kleiner, 1947-2023

In Memoriam: Diana Elizabeth Edelman Kleiner, 1947-2023

Diana Kleiner was the Dunham Professor of the History of Art and Classics, Emerita at Yale University. She was an acclaimed art historian known for her expertise on the art and architecture of the ancient Romans.

The Ann S. Bowers Women's Brain Health Initiative Debuts at the University of California

The Ann S. Bowers Women’s Brain Health Initiative Debuts at the University of California

The new effort is a brain-imaging consortium whose mission is to close the gender data gap and make neuroscience inclusive — in terms of both who asks the questions and who is served by the answers.

In Memoriam: Ann Kramer Clark, 1943-2023

In Memoriam: Ann Kramer Clark, 1943-2023

Dr. Clark earned a bachelor’s degree at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy the University of Texas at Austin. There she was the only woman in her graduating class. She ten taught at St. Mary’s College in Indiana for 41 years.

Rice University Psychologist Michelle Hebl Wins Advancing Women in Leadership Award

Rice University Psychologist Michelle Hebl Wins Advancing Women in Leadership Award

Michelle “Mikki” Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychological Sciences and professor in the Jones Graduate School of Business ar Rice University in Houston, Texas, is the 2023 recipient of the Advancing Women in Leadership Award from the Academy of Management.

In Memoriam: Evelyn Boyd Granville, 1924-2023

In Memoriam: Evelyn Boyd Granville, 1924-2023

After serving on the faculty at Fisk University in Nashville, in 1956 Dr. Granville was hired by IBM Corporation and was assigned to work on a contract for NASA. Dr. Granville wrote programs to track orbital trajectories and calculations to ensure the safe re-entry of space vehicles into the atmosphere. She later taught at California State University and the University of Texas at Tyler.

Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, to Retire in 2024

Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, to Retire in 2024

Dr. Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 2017, after serving as provost. From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Christ was president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Barbara Ruben Migeon, 1931-2023

In Memoriam: Barbara Ruben Migeon, 1931-2023

In 1963, Dr. Migeon became an instructor in the pediatrics department at Johns Hopkins University. In 1978, she becase the sixth woman to hold the rank of full professor at the medical school. Dr. Migeon retired from the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2020, after serving on the faculty for 57 years.

In Memoriam: Christine M. Cano, 1962-2022

In Memoriam: Christine M. Cano, 1962-2022

Dr. Cano joined the department of modern languages and literatures at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, 1999. She taught courses on a wide range of language, literature, and culture courses at the university, including courses on French cinema and the contemporary novel.

Smith College's Ruth Ozeki Wins the 2022 Women's Prize for Fiction

Smith College’s Ruth Ozeki Wins the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction

Ruth Ozeki, the Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities in the department of English language and literature at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, received the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction, one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary awards.

Sarah Willie-LeBreton Will Be the Next President of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts

Sarah Willie-LeBreton Will Be the Next President of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts

Dr. Willie-LeBreton currently serves as provost and dean of the faculty at Swarthmore College, where she has taught since 1997. Earlier, she served on the faculty at Colby College in Maine and Bard College in New York. She will become president of Smith College on July 1, 2023.

Four Women Scholars Share the Presidential Recognition Award From the Association for Women in Mathematics

Four Women Scholars Share the Presidential Recognition Award From the Association for Women in Mathematics

The four women mathematicians sharing the award are Erica J. Graham, an associate professor of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Raegan Higgins, an associate professor of mathematics at Texas Tech University, Candice Price, an associate professor of mathematics and statistics at Smith College in North Hampton, Massachusetts, and Shelby Wilson, a senior professional at the Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

Caroline Tolbert of the University of Iowa and Karen Mossberger of Arizona State University are sharing the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Reynolds Duffy Touborg, 1944-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Reynolds Duffy Touborg, 1944-2022

Marilyn Touberg was the director of communications for the Office of Human Resources at Harvard from 1990 until her retirement in 2004.

Three Women Campus Leaders Announce Their Retirements

Three Women Campus Leaders Announce Their Retirements

The three women stepping down from campus leadership positions are Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Maryanne Stevens, president of the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, and Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, chancellor and dean of the Altoona campus of Pennsylvania State University.

In Memoriam: Sara McLanahan, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Sara McLanahan, 1940-2021

At Princeton Universsity, Professor McLanahan was the founding director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and a principal investigator of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a landmark longitudinal study that has for two decades followed nearly 5,000 children born to unwed parents between 1998 and 2000 in 20 large U.S. cities.

Leading Women's College Eliminates Loans From Its Undergraduate Financial Aid Packages

Leading Women’s College Eliminates Loans From Its Undergraduate Financial Aid Packages

Smith College’s financial aid program will make a new annual investment of $7 million, projected to bring the college’s total aid awarded next year to more than $90 million. All students receiving need-based institutional aid, which represents more than 60 percent of the student body, will receive an increase in their grant from the college.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Fine Knowles, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Marjorie Fine Knowles, 1939-2021

In 1972, Majorie Knowles became the first women faculty member at the University of Alabama School of Law. Professor Knowles became dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University in 1986, making her the 17th woman in U.S. history – and the first woman in Georgia – to serve as dean of a law school.

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in This Year's <em>U.S. News</em> Rankings?

Where Do Women’s Colleges Stand in This Year’s U.S. News Rankings?

The magazine U.S. News and World Report recently issued its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Six women’s colleges are included in the rankings of the top 30 best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Smith College Announces the Promotion of Four Women to Full Professor

Smith College Announces the Promotion of Four Women to Full Professor

Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, has announced the promotion of six faculty members to the rank of full professor. Four of the promotions went to women: Ibtissam Bouachrine, Darcy Buerkle, Lucy Mule, and Maria Helena Rueda.

In Memoriam: Katharine Hill Coleman, 1955-2021

In Memoriam: Katharine Hill Coleman, 1955-2021

Coleman joined the faculty at the University of Southern California in 1983. She was the first woman faculty member to be awarded tenure in the field of design and was promoted to full professor in 1986.

Deborah Archer Elected President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union

Deborah Archer Elected President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union

Deborah Archer is a tenured professor of clinical law and director of the Civil Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, and co-faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU Law. She will be the first African American woman to lead the ACLU in its 101-year history.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Takin on new administrative duties are Karen Craddock at Brown University in Rhode Island, Crate Herbert at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Sara Thorndike at Pennsylvania State University, Julia Yager at Smith College in Massachusetts,. Cathy Light at Caltech, and Emilly Borthwick-Wong at the University of Nevada, Reno.

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Frances Wagley, 1927-2020

After earning degrees in chemistry at MIT and Oxford Univerity, Dr. Wagley began her teaching career at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She later taught at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, both in Baltimore.

Six Women Join the Faculty at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts

Six Women Join the Faculty at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts

Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, has announced that there are seven new tenure track faculty members on campus this fall. Six of the new faculty members are women.

In Memoriam: Florence Rosenfeld Howe, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Florence Rosenfeld Howe, 1929-2020

Dr. Howe began her academic career at Hofstra University and then Queens College in New York, In 1957, she joined the faculty at Goucher College in Baltimore. After establishing the Feminist Press in 1970, she joined the faculty at SUNY-Old Westbury.

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.

University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

Alice Cheung, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research. Professor Cheung has taught at the university since 1997.