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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.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key 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.

In Memoriam: Meg Ellen Spencer, 1959-2015

In Memoriam: Meg Ellen Spencer, 1959-2015

Meg Spencer served on the staff at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania for 34 years. Since 1999, she had been the science librarian at the high-ranking liberal arts college.

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for Nine Women in Higher Education

The nine women who have been appointed to administrative posts at colleges and universities are Carrie Okinaga, Celina Clarich Polanco, Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Elisabeth Medvedow, Beth Winkelstein, Elizabeth Smith, Alice Holland, Nicole Gibbs, and Heidi L. Tracey.

The Next President of Spelman College in Atlanta

The Next President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Mary Schmidt Campbell is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and University Professor of art and public policy at New York University. She will become president of Spelman College on August 1.

Swarthmore College Promotes Seven Women Faculty

Swarthmore College Promotes Seven Women Faculty

Promoted to full professor are Farha Ghannam in anthropology, Cheryl Grood in mathematics, and Ellen Ross in religion. New associate professors are Erin Todd Bronchettti, Alexandra Gueydan-Turek, Cheryl Jones-Walker, and Lynne Steuerle Schofield.

The Next President of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

The Next President of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Valerie Smith, dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University, was named president of Swarthmore College. She will take office on July 1.

In Memoriam: Rose Richardson Olver, 1937-2014

In Memoriam: Rose Richardson Olver, 1937-2014

Rose R. Olver was the L. Stanton Williams ’41 Professor of Psychology and Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies, Emerita at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She was the college’s first tenure-track woman faculty member and taught at Amherst for 50 years.

Founder of Swarthmore College Is the Subject of a New Documentary

Founder of Swarthmore College Is the Subject of a New Documentary

Lucretia Coffin Mott, a founder of Swarthmore College known for her anti-slavery and equal rights work, serves as the first subject of the documentary series The Women of Philadelphia.

The New Leader of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

The New Leader of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania

Constance Cain Hungerford will become interim president of Swarthmore College on July 14. She is the Mari S. Michener Professor of Art History at the college and served as provost at Swarthmore from 2001 to 2011.

Rebecca Chopp Appointed Chancellor of the University of Denver

Rebecca Chopp Appointed Chancellor of the University of Denver

Since 2009, Dr. Chopp has served as president of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, which enrolls about 1,550 undergraduate students. The University of Denver enrolls more than 5,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students.

Fifteen Women in New Administrative Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Fifteen Women in New Administrative Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of new on appointments of women to key administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

In Memoriam: Helen Tartar, 1951-2014

In Memoriam: Helen Tartar, 1951-2014

Helen Tartar, the editorial director of Fordham University Press, died in an automobile accident in Colorado on March 3. Tarter joined Fordham University Press in 2003 after a 20-year career in scholarly publishing on the West Coast.

Swarthmore College Promotes Three Women to Full Professor

Swarthmore College Promotes Three Women to Full Professor

Amanda Bayer was named a full professor of economics. Tia Newhall was promoted to professor of computer science and Sunka Simon was appointed professor of German studies and film and media studies.

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

Five Women in New Teaching Roles

The appointees are Rachel Sagner Buurma at Swarthmore College, Fran Mainella of Clemson University, Sandra James-Yi at Virginia Tech, Susan Anderson at the University of South Dakota, and Pamela Diggle at the University of Connecticut.

Swarthmore College Professor to Be Honored by the Linguistic Society of America

Swarthmore College Professor to Be Honored by the Linguistic Society of America

Donna Jo Napoli, professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, was selected as the winner of the 2014 Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America.

Swarthmore College Takes Steps to Address Sexual Misconduct on Campus

Swarthmore College Takes Steps to Address Sexual Misconduct on Campus

Swarthmore College is one of several institutions of higher education that currently is under investigation by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. The college is is not waiting for the results of the investigation before it takes action.

Lightning Strikes and Ignites a Fire at the Women's Resource Center at Swarthmore College

Lightning Strikes and Ignites a Fire at the Women’s Resource Center at Swarthmore College

The third floor of the building, which sustained the brunt of the damage, contained the Women’s Resource Center library and its collection of feminist literature. The first and second floors suffered water and smoke damage.

Sexual Misconduct Complaints Filed Against Four Colleges and Universities

Sexual Misconduct Complaints Filed Against Four Colleges and Universities

The complaints were filed against the University of Southern California, the University of California at Berkeley, Swarthmore College, and Dartmouth College.

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women with new administrative roles are Liliana Rodriguez, Emily Engleschall, Treby Williams, Kari Alldredge, Julie Graves, Fran Hagstrom, Amy Chasteen Miller, Nicole Raimondi, Lesa Hatley Major, and Katherine Aiken.

Swarthmore College to Conduct an Audit of Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures

Swarthmore College to Conduct an Audit of Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures

After two students filed a complaint saying the college wasn’t doing enough, President Rebecca Chopp has announced a major new review of all of the college’s policies and procedures regarding sexual assault and misconduct.

Five Women Faculty Earn Promotions at Swarthmore College

Five Women Faculty Earn Promotions at Swarthmore College

Aurora Camacho de Schmidt and Elizabeth Vallen were named full professors. Associate professors Jane Gillam, Linda Chen, and Tomoko Sakomura were granted tenure.

New Jobs for Five Women in Higher Education

New Jobs for Five Women in Higher Education

Here is news of five women who have recently been hired to administrative posts.