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In Memoriam: Constance Cain Hungerford, 1948-2021

In Memoriam: Constance Cain Hungerford, 1948-2021

Constance Cain Hungerford was the Mari S. Michener Professor Emerita of Art History and Provost Emerita at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at Swarthmore College from 1975 to 2020.

Brenda Thames Will Be the Next President of El Camino Community College in California

Brenda Thames Will Be the Next President of El Camino Community College in California

Dr. Thames has spent more than two decades working for community colleges throughout the state, in instruction, student services. and administration. Most recently she has been serving as president of the Coalinga campus of West Hills College.

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood Is the First Women in Mathematics to Win a Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Melanie Wood, professor of mathematics at Harvard University, is the recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation, the organization’s most prestigious prize for scientists under the age of 40 in the United States.

Two Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions in Higher Education

Two Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions in Higher Education

Rosa Rivera-Hainaj has been selected as provost at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and Catherine Koshland was named interim executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley. Both appointments are effective in July.

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Appointed to dean positions are Rama Yelkur at Texas Woman’s University, Laura Padilla-Walker at Brigham Young University in Utah, Lolita Buckner Inniss at the University of Colorado School of Law, Gretchen Hofmeister at Carlton College in Minnesota, Linda Kean at East Carolina University, and Sara Guyer at the University of California, Berkeley

Stanford University's Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Stanford University’s Sherri Rose Honored for Her Work on Using Statistics to Improve Healthcare

Sherri Rose, an associate professor of medicine and a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy in the Freeman Spogli Institute, has won this year’s Gertrude M. Cox Award from the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International for her significant contributions to applied statistics.

American Humor Studies Association Has Recognized the Work of Notre Dame's Perin Gürel

American Humor Studies Association Has Recognized the Work of Notre Dame’s Perin Gürel

Awarded by the American Humor Studies Association, the Jack Rosenbalm Prize for American Humor is given for the best article on American humor by a pre-tenure scholar, graduate student, adjunct professor, or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal or book in 2018 or 2019.

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing of the University of California, Berkeley Is a Rising Star in Astronomy

Courtney Dressing, an assistant professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected to receive the 2021 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy from the American Astronomical Society for her research on the formation rate, composition, and evolution of planets around red dwarf stars.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

A Quartet of Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

The four women taking on new faculty roles are Onja Razafindratsima at the University of California, Berkeley, Vyjayanthi Selinger at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, Anne Messman at Wayne State Univerity in Detroit, and Melanie McReynolds at Pennsylvania State University.

The National Academy of Engineering Honors MIT's Linda G. Griffith for Innovative Teaching

The National Academy of Engineering Honors MIT’s Linda G. Griffith for Innovative Teaching

Professor Griffith was honored for “the establishment of a new biology-based engineering education, producing a new generation of leaders capable of addressing world problems with innovative biological technologies.”

Women Who Were Abused in Childhood Are Found to Age Faster Genetically

Women Who Were Abused in Childhood Are Found to Age Faster Genetically

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, finds that Women who have experienced high levels of trauma in childhood, such as abuse by a parent, are biologically older at the epigenetic cellular level in adulthood than women of the same age who have not experienced such adversity.

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Lilya Yatsunyk was promoted to full professor of chemistry at Swarthmore College. Olga Sendra Ferrer was promoted to associate professor of Spanish at Wesleyan University. Chryl Laird has been named to an endowed assistant professorship at Bowdoin College and Jennifer Redfearn joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

Chien-Shiung Wu is the Third Woman Physicist to Be Honored With a U.S. Commemorative Stamp

Chien-Shiung Wu is the Third Woman Physicist to Be Honored With a U.S. Commemorative Stamp

Dr. Wu was the first female president of the American Physical Society, the first woman hired to a tenure-track position in the physics department at Columbia University, and the first living scientist to have an asteroid named in her honor.

MIT's Shafi Goldwasser Wins the 2021 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

MIT’s Shafi Goldwasser Wins the 2021 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Award

Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards annually honors five eminent women scientists representing every major region of the world. The award honors women for excellent research within the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Judy Yung, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Judy Yung, 1946-2020

After working as a librarian. Dr. Yung was hired by the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1990 to establish an Asian studies program. She taught there until her retirement in 2004.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new positions are Shelley Liu at the University of California, Berkeley, Jazmine Wells at the University of Kentucky, Melissa E. Sanchez at the University of Pennsylvania, Alessandra Morello Gearhart at Oklahoma State University, and Cindy Bethel at Mississippi State University.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Miriam Felton-Dansky at Bard College in New York, Kyna Shelley at the University of Southern Mississippi, Anita Hazelwood at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Matilde Bombardini at the University of California Berkeley, Filiz Garip at Princeton University, and Ke Dong at Duke University.

Two Women Announce That They Are Leaving Their High-Level Administrative Posts in Academia

Two Women Announce That They Are Leaving Their High-Level Administrative Posts in Academia

Karine Moe, provost at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced that she will step down from her post at the end of the academic year and return to the faculty. Marsha Jaeger, assistant vice chancellor for educational partnerships at the University of California, Berkeley, is retiring after a 30-year career on campus.

New Deans at the University of California, Berkeley and Helena College

New Deans at the University of California, Berkeley and Helena College

Veteran journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Geeta Anand is the first woman to serve as dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. Sandra Bauman has been selected to be dean of Helena College in Montana.

The First Woman to Be Honored With the World Agriculture Prize

The First Woman to Be Honored With the World Agriculture Prize

Pamela Ronald, distinguished professor in the department of plant pathology at the University of California, Davis, has been named a 2020 World Agriculture Prize laureate by the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences.

University Study Finds That Women Are Often Overmedicated and Suffer More Adverse Side Effects

University Study Finds That Women Are Often Overmedicated and Suffer More Adverse Side Effects

A new study by University of Chicago and University of California, Berkeley researchers suggests that women are being widely overmedicated because drug dosages are calculated based on studies done overwhelmingly on male subjects.

Two Women Scholars to Share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Two Women Scholars to Share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany will share the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the work on gene splicing.

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

University of Maine Scholar Honored by the Phycological Society of America

Susan Brawley is a professor of plant biology in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. She research, was honored for her research which integrates cell biology, algal ecology, and genomics to advance understanding of macroalgal reproduction and development.

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

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

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted due to the pandemic. But with the world’s new focus on racism and social justice, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

Mary Ann Mason was the first woman to serve as dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a profssor of social welfare at the university for two decades.

The Next Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

The Next Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Lindsey A. Criswell, professor of medicine and vice chancellor of research at the University of California, San Francisco, will become the leader of the institute in 2021. The agency is one of 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health.

University Researchers Find a Drug Dose Gender Gap That Is Harming Women

University Researchers Find a Drug Dose Gender Gap That Is Harming Women

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago finds that women are more likely than men to suffer adverse side effects of medications because drug dosages have historically been based on clinical trials conducted on men.

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Northwestern University Appoints Kathleen Hagerty as Its First Woman Provost

Dr. Hagerty has been serving as an interim provost since April. Earlier, she was interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and senior associate dean of faculty and research. Dr. Hagerty, who holds the First Chicago Professorship in Finance, has been on the faculty at the university for more than 30 years.

Eight Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties 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.

Lori Kletzer Appointed Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Lori Kletzer Appointed Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Kletzer initially joined the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1992. From 2010 to July 2017, Dr. Kletzer was provost and dean of faculty at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

Carleton College's Kim Smith Honored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

Carleton College’s Kim Smith Honored by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

The William R. Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award honors members of the profession who have devoted their lives to strengthening the field by mentoring the next generation of environmental scientists and activists.

University of Chicago's Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

University of Chicago’s Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

The Berlin Prize is awarded to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Dr. Goff will begin a semester-long fellowship this fall at the Academy, which fosters intellectual, cultural, and political ties between Germany and the United States.