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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.

Karen Abrams

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.

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

New Roles for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Tomoko Sakomura at Swarthmore College, Aimee Bender at the University of Southern California, Anne C. Stone at Arizona State University, Ann-Catherine Sullivan at Norfolk State University in Virginia, Canan Dagdeviren at MIT, Lori Rolando at Vanderbilt University, and Raina Merchant at the University of Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

Dr. Slayman served on the faculty at Yale Medical School for nearly a half century. She was the first woman to chair a department at the medical school and the first woman to be named a deputy dean.

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Swarthmore College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in suburban Philadelphia, has announced the appointment of five faculty members to endowed professorships. Four of the five appointments went to women: Sara Hiebert Burch, Sibelan Forrester, Ann Renninger, and Amy Cheng Vollmer.

The New President of the International Primatological Society

The New President of the International Primatological Society

Karen Strier is the Irven DeVore Professor of Anthropology and the Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1982, Professor Strier has been conducting research on the northern muriqui monkey in Brazil. It is one of the world’s most critically endangered primates.

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liliya Yatsunyk of Swarthmore College, Rose McLarney of Auburn University, M. Darby Dyar of Mount Holyoke College, Erika Marin-Spiotta of the University of Wisconsin, Helen Grundman of Bryn Mawr College, Viviana Gradinaru of ClaTech, and Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven 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.

Swarthmore College Promotes and Grants Tenure to Three Women Faculty Members

Swarthmore College Promotes and Grants Tenure to Three Women Faculty Members

The three women promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania are Ayse Kaya in political science, Lara Langer Cohen in English literature, and K. Elizabeth Stevens in acting and directing.

The First Woman Board Chair of the Union of Concerned Scientists

The First Woman Board Chair of the Union of Concerned Scientists

Anne Kapuscinski is the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science and a professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Before coming to Dartmouth in 2009, she taught at the University of Minnesota for 25 years.

Women Historians Create Online Database of Early Women Political Candidates

Women Historians Create Online Database of Early Women Political Candidates

Two women scholars have established the Her Hat Was in the Ring online database of women who ran for public office before the enactment of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, which gave women the right to vote nationwide.