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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.

Colgate University's Beth Parks Named Editor of the <em>American Journal of Physics</em>

Colgate University’s Beth Parks Named Editor of the American Journal of Physics

Beth Parks, an associate professor of physics at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, was named the next editor of the American Journal of Physics, a publication of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Dr. Parks will begin her new duties on September 1.

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

In Memoriam: Marion Joan Faber, 1944-2020

Marion J. Faber was the Scheuer Family Professor Emerita of Humanities and Professor Emerita of German at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She taught at the highly selective liberal arts college for 30 years.

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith Is the First Woman to Earn the Highest Honor in Telecommunications Research

Andrea Goldsmith, an expert and entrepreneur in wireless systems who will become dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University this fall, has been awarded the Marconi Prize from the San Francisco-based Marconi Society. She is the first woman to earn the award in its 45-year history.

In Memoriam: Carol Ann Neisess D’Onofrio, 1936-2020

In Memoriam: Carol Ann Neisess D’Onofrio, 1936-2020

Carol Ann Neisess D’Onofrio was professor emerita at the School of Public Health of the University of California, Berkeley. She focused her work on curtailing tobacco and alcohol use among rural youth, increasing the availability of breast and cervical cancer screening, and improving access to end-of-life care.

Berkeley's Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Berkeley’s Christina Maslach Selected to Receive an Award From the National Science Foundation

Dr. Christina Maslach, who joined Berkeley’s faculty in 1971 and is now a profeessor emerita of psychology, is the creator of a workplace exhaustion measure, known as the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which continues to be cited as a standard evaluator of job-related mental stress.

Na'ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Na’ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Since 2017, Dr. Nasir has been president of the Spencer Foundation, which has been a leading funder of education research since 1971. Earlier, she held the Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities and was vice-chancellor of equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Duties

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Academic Duties

Taking on new assignments are Jackie Krasas at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Doris Sung at the University of Southern California, Clancy Wilmott at the University of California Berkeley, Nisha Botchwey at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Cheryl Devuyst at Oklahoma State University.

Lori White Will Be the First Woman to Lead DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana

Lori White Will Be the First Woman to Lead DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana

Dr. White has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. Earlier, she worked as vice president for student affairs and clinical professor of education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Dr. White will become president of DePauw University on July 1.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities 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 Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles 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.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties 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.

Suzanne Rivera to Be the First Woman to Lead Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Suzanne Rivera to Be the First Woman to Lead Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Rivera currently serves as vice president for research and technology management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Earlier in her career, she held executive-level research posts at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of California, Irvine.

The Awards Keep Coming for the Groundbreaking Research of Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna

The Awards Keep Coming for the Groundbreaking Research of Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, has won the 2020 Wolf Prize in Medicine, a prestigious international prize awarded in Israel for unique contributions to humanity. She will share the prize with her research colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Germany.

Four Women Who Are New to the Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley

Four Women Who Are New to the Faculty at the University of California, Berkeley

Newly hired to the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley are Daniela Cammack in political science, Tesha Sengupta-Irving in the Graduate School of Education, Sophia Shao in electrical engineering and computer science, and Rebecca Wexler in the School of Law.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Is Named to Serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

The academy was established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI with the goal of promoting “the progress of the mathematical, physical, and natural sciences.” It is the latest incarnation of papal scientific academies that date back to 1603. Professor Arnold won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Wendy Hadley at the University of Oregon, Teri W. Odom of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Adrienne Morgan at the University of Rochester, Lynne Parker of the University of Tennessee, Barna Saha of the University of California, Berkeley, and Altha Stewart at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Dr. Barry has a B.A in communication from The University of Alabama, B.S. in psychology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Alabama.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members 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.

Michigan State University's Kay Holekamp Honored by the Animal Behavior Society

Michigan State University’s Kay Holekamp Honored by the Animal Behavior Society

Often referred to as the Jane Goodall of hyenas, Dr. Holekamp has focused her studies on spotted hyenas in Masai Mara, Kenya, for more than 30 years. The Animal Behavior Society recently selected her as the winner of the 2019 Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award.

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities 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.