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Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé Crenshaw Presented With the Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is the Promise Institute Professor of Human Rights at the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. She was honored by the Association of American Law Schools for her work on critical race theory and intersectionality.”

Andrea Talentino Will Be the Next President of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Andrea Talentino Will Be the Next President of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Dr. Talentino currently serves as provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Before arriving at Nazareth, Dr. Talentino served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University in Vermont. Prior to that, she was an associate dean at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She also has served on the faculty at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Jennifer Klein at Yale University, Kjerstin Thorson at Michigan State University, Rosemary Nabaweesi at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and Anne Rimoin at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.

A Scholar of International Terrorism Will Be the First Woman President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

A Scholar of International Terrorism Will Be the First Woman President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Since 2016, Louise Richardson has been the vice chancellor of the University of Oxford in England. Earlier, she was the first woman to serve as principal and vice-chancellor of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Dr. Richardson served on the faculty at Harvard University for 20 years and was the executive dean of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She will begin her leadership of the Carnegie Corporation in January 2023.

Former Law School Professor Named President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense Fund

Former Law School Professor Named President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense Fund

Janai Nelson has served as associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for the past eight years. Earlier, she spent nearly 10 years in academia as a full professor and high-level administrator and dean at St. John’s University School of Law in New York.

In Memoriam: Pauline Bernice Lackow Bart, 1930-2021

In Memoriam: Pauline Bernice Lackow Bart, 1930-2021

Pauline Bart was a leading feminist scholar who taught sociology and women’s studies at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mary A. Papazian Is Stepping Down From Presidency of San José State University

Mary A. Papazian Is Stepping Down From Presidency of San José State University

The resignation comes on the heels of an investigation that university officials covered up allegations of sexual misconduct involving the former director of sports medicine at the university. Many members of the university’s swimming team alleged sexual misconduct during physical therapy sessions and university officials have been accused of attempting to cover up the incidents.

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Maria Yang at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sarah Evanega at the Boyce Thompson Institute at Cornell University, Allison Leggett at the University of California Los Angeles, Joanna York at the University of Delaware, Nandi A. Marshall at Georgia Southern University and Eleanor Sterling at the University of Hawai’i.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Stephanie Yuhl at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Josephine McDonagh at the University of Chicago, Maureen Long at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Catherine Juillard at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Elizabeth Krause at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Dean Positions

The nine women who have been appointed to university dean positions are Muge Akpinar-Elci, Kathryn Chval, Carroll Ann Trotman, Sharon E. Milligan, Susan Ettner, Diane Rowland, Shannon Collier-Tenison, Estella Atekwana, and Colleen L. Barry.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

The women faculty in new positions are Veronica Terriquez at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dana Yang at Cornell University, Julea Vlassakis at Rice University in Houston, Diane Thiel at the University of New Mexico, Alena Allen at the University of Arkansas, and Barbara MacKenzie-Wood at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Laurie Santos was appointed to an endowed chair in psychology at Yale University. Jody Koenig Kellas is the holder of a named professorship in communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Rachel Mednick Thompson was named to an endowed chair in pediatric orthopaedics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Study Examines the Gender Gap in Career Advice Given to College Students

Study Examines the Gender Gap in Career Advice Given to College Students

A working paper by women scholars at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that women college students regularly receive different messages from career counselors than their male counterparts.

Sonya Christian Appointed Chancellor of the Kern Community College District in California

Sonya Christian Appointed Chancellor of the Kern Community College District in California

Sonya Christian has been president of Bakersfield College in California since 2013. Earlier, she served in a variety of senior administrative roles at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, including executive vice president and chief academic officer and vice president for academic and student affairs.

Five Universities That Have Appointed Women to Dean Posts

Five Universities That Have Appointed Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Rhonda M. Gonzales at the Univerity of Denver, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Sara Sanders at the University of Iowa, Christina Christie at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Denise Stephens at the University of Oklahoma.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Deans

Lin Zhan will be the new dean of the School of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles. Susan S. Smyth was named executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Randi Arsenault has been named dean of admissions at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

In Memoriam:  Phoebe Stone Liebig, 1933-2021

In Memoriam: Phoebe Stone Liebig, 1933-2021

Phoebe Liebig was a professor emerita of gerontology at the University of Southern California. Her research largely focused on public policies and their effects on older adults in communities throughout the U.S. and across the world, including Fulbright-supported study in India.

In Memoriam: Yvette Marie Fallandy, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Yvette Marie Fallandy, 1926-2021

Dr. Fallandy served on the faculty at Sonoma State University in California for more than three decades. She also served as dean of students and was the first woman to be named vice president of academic affairs.

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

New UCLA Initiatives Aims to Increase Women in Computing Education and Technology Careers

New UCLA Initiatives Aims to Increase Women in Computing Education and Technology Careers

Momentum: Accelerating Equity in Computing and Technology will engage in critical research and actions to diversify participation in computing and technology fields. The effort is sorely needed. Women currently hold just 26 percent of computing jobs.

Study Led by UCLA Faculty Finds Prenatal Stress of Mothers May Negatively Impact a Child's Aging Process

Study Led by UCLA Faculty Finds Prenatal Stress of Mothers May Negatively Impact a Child’s Aging Process

The researchers found evidence that maternal stress during pregnancy adversely affects the length of a baby’s telomeres — the small pieces of DNA at the ends of chromosomes. Shortened telomeres have been linked to a higher risk of cancers, cardiovascular and other diseases, and earlier death.

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.

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Cathy Sandeen Will Be the Next President of California State University, East Bay

Since September 2018, Dr. Sandeen has been serving as chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Prior to that role, Dr. Sandeen was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension. She will become president of California State University, East Bay on January 4.

Andrea Ghez Is the Fourth Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics

Andrea Ghez Is the Fourth Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics

Andrea Ghez is the Lauren B. Leichtman & Arthur E. Levine Chair in Astrophysics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was honored for her pioneering work providing evidence of a super black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

In Memoriam: Virginia James Tufte, 1918-2020

Dr. Tufte joined the English departmeny faculty at the University of Southern California in 1964. She also was a founder of the univerity’s program for the Study of Women and Men in Society, a predecessor of gender and sexuality studies. She retired from teaching in 1989.

In Memoriam: Olga Radko, 1974-2020

In Memoriam: Olga Radko, 1974-2020

Dr. Radko joined the department of mathematics at UCLA in 2002 as a VIGRE Assistant Professor. She also was the director of the mathematics teaching assistant training program.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

In Memoriam: María Cristina Lugones, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: María Cristina Lugones, 1944-2020

María Lugones, the feminist scholar and activist, began her academic career at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In 1993, she joined the faculty at Binghamton University, a campus of the State University of New York System.

Six Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Six Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Adriana Galván UCLA, Amy Zeng at Suffolk University in Boston, Kathy Berchem at Lake Superior State Univerity in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Betty Telford at Salem College in North Carolina, Kimberly Killmer Hollister at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Genevieve Durham DeCesaro at Texas Tech University.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities

Newly appointed to dean positions are Melanie Hatch at Albany State University in Georgia, Nancy Coleman at Harvard University, Kristin Gilger at Arizona State University, Jessica Harpole at the Mississippi University for Women, Susan Ettner at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Kavita Bala at Cornell University in ithaca, New York.

New Administrative Positions for Women at Seven Universities

New Administrative Positions for Women at Seven 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.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

As we transition from one academic year to the next, there are always many new appointments to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Here is this week’s listing of women who will be serving in dean posts.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Named to endowed chairs are Sarah Abrevaya Stein at the University of California, Los Angeles, Pamela Hill at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Wendy Cadge at Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts, Brooke E. Blevins at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Martha Banta 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Martha Banta 1928-2020

Martha Banta was Distinguished Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Banta was the author of eight books and was working on two more at the time of her death at the age of 91.

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Robin Garrell Named President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

For the past nine years, Dr. Garrell has served as vice provost of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 1991 and serves as professor of chemistry and professor of bioengineering.