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Caroline Genco to Serve as Provost at Tufts University in Massachusetts

Caroline Genco to Serve as Provost at Tufts University in Massachusetts

Dr. Genco, who holds the Arthur E. Spiller M.D. Endowed Professor in Genetics at Tufts University, has served as vice provost for research for the past two years. Before becoming vice provost for research in 2019, Professor Genco served as chair of the department of immunology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

The new deans are Julie Petherbridge at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, Helen Boucher at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Tamika Wordlow Williams at Belmont University in Nashville, Teri Browne at the University of South Carolina, Michelle Rinehart at Georgia Tech, and Karen Brown at the University of the Virgin Islands.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Delores Albarracín at the University of Pennsylvania, Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Suzanne O’Connell at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Amaney Jamal, at Princeton University, Dayna Cunningham at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Rosemary Blieszner at Virginia Tech, Cynthia Lietz at Arizona State University, Alexandra Murphy at Depaul Univerity in Chicago, Julianne Malveaux at California State University, Los Angeles, and Diane H. Petrella at Kent State University in Ohio.

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Janelle Neubauer at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Massachusetts, Yolanda Smith at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Andrea Bordeau at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Virginia McMath at Parkland College in Illinois, Alanna Shanahan at the University of Pennsylvania, and Carey Anne Zucca at Skidmore College in New York.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administration Positions at Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administration Positions at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Kelly Lucas at the University of Southern Mississippi, Azmera Hammouri-Davis at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Rachel James-Terry at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Keiko Price at Emory University in Atlanta, and Kimberly Reese at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Survey Finds Women and College-Educated People Are More Likely to Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines

Survey Finds Women and College-Educated People Are More Likely to Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines

Overall, 71  percent of adult Americans say they have tried to separate themselves from others to avoid COVID-19. Women are about nine percentage points more likely than men to self-isolate. People with a bachelor’s degree are almost 20 percentage points more likely to self-isolate than those with only a high school diploma.

A Check-Up on Gender Disparities in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery

A Check-Up on Gender Disparities in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery

Women are only 6.5 percent of the members of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The good news is 13 percent of the residents in the field are women. But a new study finds that very large gender gaps persist in the financial arrangments companies make with orthopedic surgeons.

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.