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Eight Women Academics Honored With the Berlin Prize

Eight Women Academics Honored With the Berlin Prize

The annual awards are presented to United States scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the highest standard of excellence in their field. The recipients will be provided with a semester-long fellowship in Berlin, Germany.

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

The 10 new deans at colleges and universities across the United States are Jennifer Collins, Laura Auricchio, Gwyneth Price, Amy Lauren Fairchild, Raka Ray, Diana Martinelli, Karen Muncaster, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lori Messinger, and Lisa Dutton.

University of California, Berkeley's Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

University of California, Berkeley’s Emi Nakamura Wins 2019 John Bates Clark Medal

Dr. Nakamura, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics and a faculty affiliate with the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored by the American Economic Association.

Six Women STEM Scholars Honored by Johnson & Johnson

Six Women STEM Scholars Honored by Johnson & Johnson

In 2015, Johnson & Johnson launched the WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) program to increase the representation of women in these fields. Two years later they established an awards program to honor outstanding women in these fields.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Oya Tukel at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lee Skinner at Tulane, Karen Richardson at Princeton, Janet Lohmann at Bowdoin College, Lisa Garcia Bedolla at the University of California, Berkeley, Leslie Grinage at Barnard College, Glenda M. Prime at Morgan State, and Debra Zeifman at Vassar College.

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Nine Women Scholars at Colleges and 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.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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.

Fourteen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

Fourteen Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Academia

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.

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was honored for “pioneering the development of directed protein evolution,” a monumental step forward in the science of protein engineering.

Bethel University's Claudia May Wins Award for Christian Children's Book

Bethel University’s Claudia May Wins Award for Christian Children’s Book

The award-winning book is the first in a series that follows the story of a young Black girl named Winnie, whose relationship with the God she calls Papa empowers her to live with remarkable love, curiosity, and bravery.

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.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Will Be Taking on New Roles 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.

In Memoriam: Susan West Marmagas, 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Susan West Marmagas, 1967-2018

Susan West Marmagas was director of the master of public health degree program and associate professor of practice in the department of population health sciences at Virginia Tech and instructor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.

New Duties for Eight Women Scholars in Academia

New Duties for Eight Women Scholars in Academia

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.

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Astronomical Society

Dr. Boesgaard was honored at the society’s semi-annual meeting in Seattle on January 8 for her work on light-element abundances to test Big Bang nucleosynthesis and for her research on stellar structure and stellar evolution.

Marcia Johnson Wins the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science

Marcia Johnson Wins the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science

Marcia Johnson, Sterling Professor Emerita of Psychology at Yale University, was honored for “developing innovative models of human memory with application in psychology, brain science, human development, and our understanding of the malleability of memory in real-world settings.”

Paula Groves Price to Lead the American Educational Studies Association

Paula Groves Price to Lead the American Educational Studies Association

Currently, Dr. Price is a professor of cultural studies and social thought in education at Washington State University. She also serves as associate dean for diversity and international programs in the university’s College of Education. She will serve a year as vice president and a year as president-elect, before becoming president.

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking on New Faculty 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.

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Ervin-Tripp, 1927-2018

Professor Ervin-Tripp, who served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley for four decades, was known for her research on language development in children, Native Americans, and immigrants. She was also a strong advocate for gender equality in higher education.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Posts

A Quartet of Women Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Taking on new duties are Sangeeta Bhatia at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Anna Prentiss in the Montana University System, Emi Nakamura at the University of California, Berkeley, and Heather Needham at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

Appointed to new faculty posts are Yan Long at the University of California, Berkeley, Jeanette Bauchat at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Deborah Kelly at Pennsylvania State University, Michelene Chi at Arizona State University and Cathy Whitlock in the Montana University System.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for 14 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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

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.

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In Memoriam: Deborah Welles Hardy, 1928-2018

In 1968, Dr. Hardy joined the faculty in the department of history at the University of Wyoming, where she later went on to serve as head of the department. She served as president of the Western Social Science Association.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members 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.

Seven Women in Academia Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Seven Women in Academia Presented With Prestigious Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen 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.

University of California, Berkeley Releases Results of Survey on Sexual Violence and Harassment on Campus

University of California, Berkeley Releases Results of Survey on Sexual Violence and Harassment on Campus

The survey found that survivors often don’t report harm due to a number of reasons including thinking the incident wasn’t serious enough, feeling that they did not need assistance, and worrying that they would be blamed.

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. According to the award citation, she is being honored for “the directed evolution of enzymes.”

Two Woman Deans at the University of California, Berkeley Are Stepping Down to Return to Teaching

Two Woman Deans at the University of California, Berkeley Are Stepping Down to Return to Teaching

Carla Hesse, executive dean of the College of Letters & Science and dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Jennifer Wolch, dean of the College of Environmental Design will be leaving their pots as dean and will return full-time to teaching faculty positions.

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Stepping down from their posts are Carolyn Ashe, a business professor at the University of Houston-Downtown, Pat Thompson, the vice president for athletics at Elmira College in New York, and Fiona Doyle dean of the graduate division at the University of California, Berkeley.

Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Ann E. Harrison to Be the Next Dean of Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Currently, Dr. Harrison is the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management and professor of business economics and public policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at Wharton in 2012, Dr. Harrison was director of development policy at the World Bank.

In Memoriam: Susan O'Hara, 1938 to 2018

In Memoriam: Susan O’Hara, 1938 to 2018

Susan O’Hara was a long-time leader of the disability rights movement and the former director of the Disabled Students Residence Program at the University of California, Berkeley.