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Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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 Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

Three Women Named 2019 Laureates of the Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists

The Blavatnick National Awards for Young Scientists recognize scholars in three disciplines; life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry. For the first time in the program’s 13-year history, all of the recipients are women. Each woman receives a $250,000 prize.

The State University of New York Names Six Women to Distinguished Professorships

The State University of New York Names Six Women to Distinguished Professorships

Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York are Beverly J. Evans at the Geneseo campus and Jessica Gurevitch, Mary F. Kritzer, Ute Martha Moll. Suparna Rajaram, and Nicole S. Sampson at Stony Brook University on Long Island.

Four Women Faculty Members in New Roles at Major Research Universities

Four Women Faculty Members in New Roles at Major Research 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.

Brown University's Meenakshi Narain to Take Leadership Post With the Large Hadron Collider

Brown University’s Meenakshi Narain to Take Leadership Post With the Large Hadron Collider

Meenakshi Narain, professor of physics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has been selected to lead the collaboration board for U.S. institutions participating in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. She is the first woman to hold the position.

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak of the University of Hawaii, Esther Sans Takeuchi of Stony Brook University in New York, Heather McPherson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Emily Tanner-Smith of the University of Oregon.

Lily McNair Will Be the First Woman President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Lily McNair Will Be the First Woman President of Tuskegee University in Alabama

Dr. McNair has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wagner College on Staten Island in New York City. Before becoming provost in 2011, Dr. McNair was associate provost for research and a professor of psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Three Women Appointed to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Three Women Appointed to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

The three women named to Distinguished Professorships at SUNY are Lina M. Obeid at Stony Brook University, Jean H. Quataert at Binghamton University, and JoEllen Welsh at the University at Albany.

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.

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

The New Leader of the Moab Campus of Utah State University

Dr. Lianna Etchberger joined the faculty at the Uintah Basin campus of Utah State University as a an adjunct lecturer in 1995. She was promoted to a full tenured professorship in biology in 2015. She will be the executive director of the Moab campus and lead all Utah State University operations in the Southwest region of the state.

Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions 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.

There Are 21 New Distinguished Professors at SUNY: Four Are Women

There Are 21 New Distinguished Professors at SUNY: Four Are Women

The State University of New York System has announced the appointment of 21 faculty members to the rank of Distinguished Professors. Four of these appointments went to women: Kathlyn A. Parker of Stony Brook, Ann S. Botash at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Julie Ann Woodworth of Niagara County Community College and Bonni C. Hodges of SUNY-Cortland.

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.

Green River College in Auburn, Washington, Names Suzanne Johnson as President

Green River College in Auburn, Washington, Names Suzanne Johnson as President

Suzanne Johnson has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Suffolk County Community College in New York. Earlier she was dean of Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. She will begin her new job as president of Green River College on July 1.

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain's Royal Society

Susan Wessler Chosen as a Member of Britain’s Royal Society

Dr. Susan Wessler holds the Neil A. and Rochelle A. Campbell Presidential Chair for Innovation in Science Education in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside.

Deborah Myers of Brown University Wins the Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Deborah Myers of Brown University Wins the Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Deborah L. Myers received the Distinguished Surgeon Award at the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.

The Next President of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey

The Next President of Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey

The board of trustees of Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey, has named Barbara Gaba as the educational institution’s next president. Dr. Gaba has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.

Three Women Appointed to the Rank of Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York

Three Women Appointed to the Rank of Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York

The three women named to the rank of Distinguished Professor are Yuanyan Yang and Latha Chandran, both at Stony Brook University, and Laura J. Person at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

United Nations Launches New Effort to Track Gender Equality at Universities

United Nations Launches New Effort to Track Gender Equality at Universities

The first University parity report establishes baseline figures for women in faculty and administrative posts as well as for undergraduate and graduate students at 10 major universities worldwide. These figures will be used to measure the progress toward gender equality made by these institutions in the years to come.

Florida State University Musicologist Wins Book Award

Florida State University Musicologist Wins Book Award

Denise Von Glahn, professor of musicology and director of the Center for Music of the Americas at Florida State University in Tallahassee, won the Pauline Alderman Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music.

New Administrative Roles for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 11 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.

Three Women Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Three Women Named to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Jean Wactawski-Wende is a professor of epidemiology at the University at Buffalo. Nancy Hollingsworth is a professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Stony Brook University and Elizabeth Tucker is a professor of English at Binghamton University.

New Administrative Positions for Seven Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Seven Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Judith B. Greiman at Stony Brook, Cindy Hess at Tulsa Community College, Lisa Watson at Scripps College, Naomi Norman at the University of Georgia, Celena Mondie-Milner at the University of Texas, Kelly Sartorius at the University of Arkansas, and Shana Lassiter at Columbia.

Alice Harris Elected to Lead the Linguistic Society of America

Alice Harris Elected to Lead the Linguistic Society of America

Alice C. Harris is a professor of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She will become president of the 5,000-member Linguistic Society of America in 2016 after serving for a year as vice president and president-elect.

Seven Women Taking on New Teaching Assignments

Seven Women Taking on New Teaching Assignments

The seven women in new faculty roles are Francine Huff at Florida A&M University, Heidi Hunter at Stony Brook University, Pamela Teaster at Virginia Tech, Phyllis Dennery at Brown University, Katherine Ott at Bates College, Rebecca Calisi-Rodriguez at Barnard College and Shalanda Baker at the University of Hawaii.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, Cathy Grimes, Ginny Painter, Marjolie Leonard, Pamela Dumas Serfes, Jill Oswaks, Jamina Scippio-McFadden, Shokrina Radpour Beering, Priscilla Salant, Lauren Ross, Renee Wells, and Julie Hopwood.

University of California, San Diego's "Physics Girl" Wins National Competition

University of California, San Diego’s “Physics Girl” Wins National Competition

Dianna Cowern, outreach coordinator for the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, has become something of a YouTube sensation as “Physics Girl.” She was awarded the top prize in the Flame Challenge by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

Seven Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The women taking on new roles are Karen Levitov, Rachel Fester, Rebecca L. Kohler, Maureen McCarthy, Kelley Hartley Hutton, Deanna McCormick, and Lee Benton.

Eleven Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of appointment of women to key administrative positions at colleges and universities across the University States.

New Graduate Degree Programs in Women's Studies at Stony Brook University

New Graduate Degree Programs in Women’s Studies at Stony Brook University

The women’s and gender studies program at Stony Brook University in New York has announced the establishment of a master’s degree program and a Ph.D. program in the discipline.

Nine Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women taking on new roles are Mary S. Sansalone, Julie Del Giorno, Cheryl Thomas, J. Violet Gannon, Nancy A.G. Vogele, Victoria Rowe Berry, Marianne Perie, and Ellen Ernst Kossek

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Dean

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Dean

Suzy M. Nelson at Colgate, Lina Obeid at Stony Brook, and Katherine Conley at the College of William and Mary, were named dean.

Eight Women Undertaking New Administrative Responsibilities in Higher Education

Eight Women Undertaking New Administrative Responsibilities in Higher Education

Here is a listing of new appointments of women to administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

New Women Faculty at Mount Holyoke and Stony Brook

New Women Faculty at Mount Holyoke and Stony Brook

Micaela Diaz-Sanchez and Melissa Henretta have been appointed to new teaching positions.

Three New Assistant Professors in the Medical Sciences

Three New Assistant Professors in the Medical Sciences

The three new assistant professors are Michelle Weisfeiner Bloom, Kathy Gaughan, and Tessa Balach.