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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.

Nine Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

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

Nineteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Appointed to 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.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Jobs in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Jobs in Higher Education

The appointees are Janice Tawney, Lori S. White, Lorraince Acker, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Janice Lewis, Kirsten Waarala, Laura Simmelink, Nicole Edwards Evans, Sue Roberts, Sarah Covert, Ruth Jacobs Jackson, and Shannon Jackson.

Three Woman Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Three Woman Scholars Appointed to Endowed Faculty Chairs

The three women named to endowed chairs are Maura McLaughlin at West Virginia University, Lan Yang at Washington University in St. Louis, and Kimberly Theidon at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Five Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Women taking on new teaching roles are Jing Kong at MIT, Annemarie Gockel at Smith College, Amber Chelette at Ouachita Baptist University, Andrea Deciu Ritivoi at Carnegie Mellon University, and Linda M. Abriola at Tufts University.

How Gender Biases Continue to Slip Into the Classroom

How Gender Biases Continue to Slip Into the Classroom

A new survey finds that middle school and high school teachers tend to reinforce gender stereotypes in the classroom, albeit in most cases they do so unconsciously.

Tufts University Scholar Is the New President of the American Society for Nutrition

Tufts University Scholar Is the New President of the American Society for Nutrition

Dr. Simin Nikbin Meydani is professor in the School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, professor in the School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

The women stepping down from administrative or faculty posts are Dorothy Robinson at Yale University, Linda Abriola at Tufts University, Carolyn Callahan at the University of Louisville, and Elizabeth Tyree at the University of North Dakota.

The Next Dean of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University

The Next Dean of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University

Carla E. Brodley is currently a professor of computer science at Tufts University and has a secondary appointment in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the Tufts University Medical Center.

Trinity College Names Its First Woman President

Trinity College Names Its First Woman President

Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut was founded in 1823. In July, Joanne Berger-Sweeney, currrently dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, will become the first woman to serve as the college’s president.

Women Academics Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Women Academics Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced its 2014 class of new fellows. According to WIAReport‘s analysis, only eight of the 67 new members are women. Six have current ties to the academic world.

Tufts University Expands Its Policies on Sexual Misconduct

Tufts University Expands Its Policies on Sexual Misconduct

Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, has expanded its policies on sexual misconduct to include sexual exploitation, voyeurism, inducing intoxification for purposes of having sex, or photographing, filming, or videotaping sexual activity without consent.

Women Scholars Appointed to Named Chairs

Women Scholars Appointed to Named Chairs

The women appointed to named chairs at Etel Solingen at the University of California Irvine, Nienke Dosa at Syracuse University, Daphna Oyserman at the University of Southern California, Marie Griffith at Washington University in St. Louis, and Ana Soto at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris.

Deborah Kochevar Honored for Her Efforts to Increase Diversity in Veterinary Medicine

Deborah Kochevar Honored for Her Efforts to Increase Diversity in Veterinary Medicine

Deborah T. Kochevar, dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, received the 2013 Leadership Award from the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Women taking on new roles are LaShondra Peebles, Michelle, Lepore, Linda Cataldo, Meredith Well-Lepley, Keeley M. Powell, Tamela McNulty Eitle, Nancy Wentworth, Rebecca Benfield, Jennifer M. Schopf, and Kathy Jones.

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.

Tufts Dean Named 2013 Engineering Leader of The Year

Tufts Dean Named 2013 Engineering Leader of The Year

Linda M. Abriola, dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University in Massachusetts, is the first woman to win the award. She is being honored for her work in environmental engineering and for her service to the National Academy of Engineering.

University Study Recommends Curtailing the Use of Antidepressants for Pregnant Women

University Study Recommends Curtailing the Use of Antidepressants for Pregnant Women

The results showed that pregnant women who take antidepressants were at greater risk for miscarriage, pregnancy-related high blood pressure, birth defects, and premature delivery.

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Tracy Hall, Noor Azizan-Gardner, Rhonda Gibler, LouAnn Westall, Patricia Watson, April Flint, and Linda Kurtos.

Peggy Newell Appointed Deputy Provost at Harvard

Peggy Newell Appointed Deputy Provost at Harvard

She has been an administrator at Tufts University for the past 30 years, serving since 2004 as vice provost.

Tufts University Professor Earns France's Legion of Honor

Tufts University Professor Earns France’s Legion of Honor

Leila Fawaz is the Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Fourteen Women Take On New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Take On New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of appointments of women to administrative positions in higher education.

New Dean Posts for Four Women Scholars

New Dean Posts for Four Women Scholars

The four new deans are Cesarina Thompson, Julie Candler Hayes, Paula D. McClain, and Nancy Bauer.

Constance Flanagan Receives the 2012 Tisch Research Prize from Tufts University

Constance Flanagan Receives the 2012 Tisch Research Prize from Tufts University

She a professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She was honored for her work to foster an understanding of civic engagement.

Esther Wilkins Honored for a Lifetime of Work as a Dental Educator

Esther Wilkins Honored for a Lifetime of Work as a Dental Educator

Now 95 years old, the 11th edition of her dental hygiene textbook was published in January.