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Three Women Scholars Retire From the Faculty at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Three Women Scholars Retire From the Faculty at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College, the highly rated liberal arts institution in suburban Philadelphia, has announced the retirement of six faculty members, with a combined 213 years of service to the college. Three of the retirees are women: Deb Bergstrand, Sara Hiebert Burch, and Connie Hungerford.

A Quartet of Women Academics Who Have Announced Their Retirements

A Quartet of Women Academics Who Have Announced Their Retirements

The women scholars who are retiring are Karen Uehling at Boise State University in Idaho, Alfreda Brown at Kent State University in Ohio, Jeanine Basinger at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Deb Bergstrand at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

Although she was the first woman faculty member in the department of astronomy & astrophysics at the Univerity of Chicago, Dr. Roman left the university after determining she would not get tenure. She went on to join the Naval Research Laboratory and NASA.

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

Marion J. Faber was the Scheuer Family Professor Emerita of Humanities and Professor Emerita of German at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at the highly selective liberal arts college for 30 years.

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties 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.

Four Women Scholars Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Four Women Scholars Promoted to Associate Professor and Granted Tenure at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College has announced the promotion of seven faculty members from assistant professor to associate professor. They were also awarded tenure. Four of the promotions went to women: Elaine Allard in educational studies, Lei Ouyang Bryant in music, BuYun Chen in music, and Daifeng He in economics.

Three Women Scholars Appointed Full Professor at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Three Women Scholars Appointed Full Professor at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in suburban Philadelphia, has announced the promotion of Linda Chen to professor of mathematics. Also promoted to full professor are Bakirathi Mani in English and Tomoko Sakomura in art history.

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

The award honors Dr. Faber, a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, “for her outstanding research on the formation, structure and evolution of galaxies, and for her contributions to the optical design of the Keck Telescopes and other novel astronomical instruments.”

A Dozen Women Who Have Accepted Appointments to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Have Accepted Appointments 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.

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Swarthmore College Acquires Papers of Social Activist, Mira Sharpless Townsend

Mira Sharpless Townsend was a Philadelphia Quaker who was an advocate for social reform movements of the mid-19th century such as the abolition of slavery and capital punishment and the improvement of prison conditions.

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

Fifteen 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.

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Evan Foldes Travers, 1942-2019

Dr. Travers joined the Swarthmore College faculty in 1975 as a supervisor for secondary school practice teachers. She was the first tenure-track faculty appointment in what is now the department of educational studies. Dr. Travers retired in 2005.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.

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

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

The five women scholars in new roles are Virginia Weiss at Oregon State University, Melody Causby at the University of Southern Mississippi, Angela Linse of Pennsylvania State University, Catherine Crouch of Swarthmore College, and Kathleen Johnston at Indiana University.

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

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Maria Cancian Elected President of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management

Recently, Cancian was named dean of the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been serving as a professor at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith, who took office as the 15th president of highly rated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania on July 1, 2015, has had her contract extended through 2025. Before becoming president of Swarthmore College, Dr. Smith was dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University.

Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Here is a listing of women faculty members in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Four Women Named to Tenure-Track Positions at Highly Rated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Four Women Named to Tenure-Track Positions at Highly Rated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

The four new ternure-track faculty members at Swarthmore College are Vasanta Chaganti in computer science, Karen Chan in biology, Kathryn Riley in chemistry and biochemistry, and Hillary Smith in physics and astronomy.

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liane Young, associate professor of psychology at Boston College, Lynne Steuerle Schofield, an associate professor of statistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and Deborah Reed, a professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky.

Honors or Awards for a Trio of Women in Higher Education

Honors or Awards for a Trio of Women in Higher Education

The honorees are Winifred E. Brownell, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, Pat Martin, director of off-campus study at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and Jill Marshall an assistant professor of geosciences at the University of Arkansas.

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Since 2015, Dr. Cudd has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. Earlier, she was vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. Dr. Cudd came to the University of Kansas in 1988 and was named a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 2012.

A Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Faculty Members 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.

New High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight 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.

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

The Yale School of Medicine has announced the establishment of an endowed professorship to honor the late Carolyn Walsh Slayman. Dr. Slayman served on the faculty of the medical school for nearly a half century until her death in December 2016.

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.

Two African American Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Pennsylvania Colleges

Two African American Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Pennsylvania Colleges

Monica Parrish Trent has been selected to be the next provost at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania, and Sarah Willie-LeBreton, a professor of sociology at Swarthmore College in suburban Philadelphia, will be the next provost of the highly rated liberal arts institution.

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.

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Karen Abrams Named the Next Dean of Duke Law School

Professor Abrams, who will become dean of Duke Law School on July 1, is the vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at the University of Virginia. She joined the faculty there in 2005. From 2002, to 2005, Professor Abrams taught at the New York University School of Law.

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Mariana Federica Wolfner of Cornell University, Leslie Jill Patterson of Texas Tech University, Jessica R. Kramer of the University of Utah, Shideh Dashti of the University of Colorado, and Mary Ann Klassen of Swarthmore College.

Two Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Prestigious Higher Education Institutions

Two Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Prestigious Higher Education Institutions

Harriet Flower was named to the Andrew Fleming West Chair in Classics at Princeton University in New Jersey and Lisa Meeden was appointed to the Neil R. Grabois ’57 Professorship in Natural Sciences and Engineering at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Anne Pippin Burnett, 1925-2017

After teaching at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Professor Burnett joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1961 and was promoted to full professor in 1970. She served as chair of the department of classical languages and literatures from 1969 to 1972. She retired in 1992.

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

The Gruber Foundation is recognizing Professor Faber for a body of work that has helped establish many of the foundational principles underlying the modern understanding of the universe. Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

Three Women Faculty Members Earn Promotions at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Three Women Faculty Members Earn Promotions at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

The three women earning promotions at Swarthmore College are Catherine Crouch in physics, Jane Gillham in psychology, and Christy Schuetze in anthropology.