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Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The nine women deans are: Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Rachel Kyte at Tufts, Susan Catron at the University of California, Davis, Laura Vandeburgh at the University of Oregon, Susan Lozier at Georgia Tech, Gennifer Weisenfeld at Duke, Stephanie Gray at Montana State University, Nicole Pennington at Ohio University, and Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland.

New Mexico Governor Appoints Kate O'Neill to Lead the State's Department of Education

New Mexico Governor Appoints Kate O’Neill to Lead the State’s Department of Education

Most recently, Dr. O’Neill served as CEO of the University of New Mexico at Taos. During her tenure, she developed a nationally accredited nursing program and increased the campus’ budget. She first joined the campus in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member.

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Nadine Aubry Named Provost of Tufts University in Massachusetts

Currently, Dr. Aubry serves as a University Distinguished Professor and dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to coming to Northeastern, she served as head of the department of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Heather Silber Mohamed Wins Award for Best Book on Latino Politics

Heather Silber Mohamed Wins Award for Best Book on Latino Politics

Heather Silber Mohamed, a political science professor at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, was awarded for the Best Book in Latino Politics for 2017 by the Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association. The honor is given annually to a book that analyzes the political thought and practice of Latinos in the United States.

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence Appointed President of the Huntington Library in California

Karen Lawrence, who served as president of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, for 10 years, has been named president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She is the former dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine.

A Trio of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Wenjing Lou, a professor of computer science at Virginia Tech, Nancy S. Koven, a professor of neuroscience at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and Ekaterine Heldwein, a professor of molecular biology at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Massachusetts.

MIT's Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

MIT’s Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

Her research has implications for the study of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, ADHD, and in neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette’s Syndrome. She will receive a gold medal and a $500,000 award at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego this coming November.

Tufts University's Diane Souvaine Elected Chair of the National Science Board

Tufts University’s Diane Souvaine Elected Chair of the National Science Board

The National Science Board is the governing authority of the National Science Foundation and acts an independent advisor to both the president and Congress on policies related to science and engineering, and also education in those disciplines.

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

The Next President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Dr. Nelson is currently the director of the Sustainability Institute and deputy chief Sustainability Officer at the University of New Hampshire. Before going to the University of New Hampshire, she served on the faculty at Tufts University in Massachusetts for 25 years.

In Memoriam: Elena Valentinovna Rybak-Akimova, 1961-2018

In Memoriam: Elena Valentinovna Rybak-Akimova, 1961-2018

A native of Ukraine, Rybak-Akimova, while in high school, was the first girl to win a gold medal in Ukraine’s National Chemistry Olympiad. Professor Rybak-Akimova joined the faculty at Tufts University in 1997 and was promoted to full professor of chemistry in 2009.

Tufts University Scholar Finds International Aid Workers Are Subjected to Sexual Harassment and Assault

Tufts University Scholar Finds International Aid Workers Are Subjected to Sexual Harassment and Assault

A new study led by Dyan Mazurana finds that many women who work for nonprofit humanitarian agencies are subjected to sexual harassment and assault. The report finds that the women are often victimized by colleagues or security personnel assigned to insure their safety.

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Graduate

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Graduate

Dr. Vivian Pinn was the only woman in the 1967 graduating class of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She later served for 20 years as director of the Office for Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Now, the medical research building at the University of Virginia has been renamed in her honor.

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Nine Women

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

New High-Level Administrative Posts in Higher Education for a Dozen Women

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 Stepping Down From Their University Positions

Four Women Stepping Down From Their University Positions

Retiring or moving on to new ventures are Liz Cariaga-Lo at Brown University, Jean Hampton at Texas Southern University, Karen Renick at California Lutheran University and Branwen Smith-King at Tufts University.

Three Women Assigned to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Assigned to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

The faculty members in new roles are Sabine Stanley at Johns Hopkins University, Lori Holyfield at the University of Arkansas, and Iris Jaffe at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Three Women Scholars Are Leaving Their University Posts

Three Women Scholars Are Leaving Their University Posts

Naomi Rosenberg, dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University in Massachusetts, and Farideh Dayanim Goldin, director of the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at Old Dominion University in Virginia, are retiring. Tina Mims of Texas Woman’s University is stepping down to take on a new nonacademic post.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 10 Women Faculty Members

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.

Four Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Posts

Four Women Faculty Members Appointed to New University Posts

Taking on new roles are Sherine O. Obare at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Christine Getz at the University of Iowa, Amel Ahmed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Athena Papas at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

New Faculty Assignments for Eight Women at Major Universities

New Faculty Assignments for Eight Women at Major 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.

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here Are 11 Women Faculty Members Who Have New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Suzanne Topalian to Share the $100,000 Taubman Prize

Suzanne Topalian to Share the $100,000 Taubman Prize

Suzanne L. Topalian is a professor of surgery and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. She is being honored for her work on immunotherapy in the treatment of advanced cancers.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Kari Knutson Miller at California State University, Fullerton, Karen Richardson at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Mary Lu Bilek at the law school of the City University of New York, and Jenny L. Jones at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.

Women Now Hold the Top Three Leadership Positions at the National Science Foundation

Women Now Hold the Top Three Leadership Positions at the National Science Foundation

Maria Zuber, the E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was elected chair of the National Science Board and Diane Souvaine, a professor of computer science and vice provost for research at Tufts University, was elected vice chair.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Soha Hassoun of Tufts University, Karen Hollis of Mount Holyoke College, Coco Fusco of the University of Florida, Annette Sobel of Texas Tech University, and Teri Finneman of South Dakota State University.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Deborah Deas at the University of California, Riverside, Montserrat Fuentes at Virginia Commonwealth University, Kate Howard at the University of Southern Mississippi, Onye Ozuzu at Columbia College in Chicago, and Nancy Bauer at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Women Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by gender.

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Seven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Margarita A. Mooney at Princeton Theological Seminary, Martha Mamo at the University of Nebraska, Suzanna Rose at Florida International University, Eve Straussman-Pflanzer at Detroit Institute of Arts, Suzanne Lenhart at the University of Tennessee, Megan J. Mueller at Tufts University, and Cheryl Lyn Walker at Texas A&M University.

Michelle Williams to Lead the Harvard School of Public Health

Michelle Williams to Lead the Harvard School of Public Health

Since 2011, Dr. Williams has served as the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and chair of the department of epidemiology at the school. Earlier she taught at the University of Washington.

Three Women to Lead Academic Institutes at Major Universities

Three Women to Lead Academic Institutes at Major Universities

Linda M. Abriola was named director of the Tufts Institute of the Environment. Bridget Burke was appointed director of the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming and Diana Gaston is the new director of the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico.

Wellesley College Offers the First MOOCs in Italian Language and Culture

Wellesley College Offers the First MOOCs in Italian Language and Culture

Wellesley College, the highly rated and selective liberal arts college for women in Massachusetts, has announced the establishment of three massive open online courses (MOOCs) in beginning, intermediate, and advanced Italian. The MOOCs are taught by Daniela Bartalesi-Graf, a lecturer in Italian studies.

Four Women Taking on New Roles on University Faculties

Four Women Taking on New Roles on University Faculties

The four women appointed to new faculty posts are Alison Wilson at West Virginia University, Kzenia Chizhova at Princeton University, Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal at Washington University in St. Louis, and natalie Shapero at Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Susan Holman Selected to Receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Susan Holman Selected to Receive the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Dr. Holman is a senior writer at the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University. The award is one of five Grawemeyers given out annually by the University of Louisville. Each Grawemeyer Award comes with a $100,000 honorarium.

Nine Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Nine Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.