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Lynne A. Isbell Chosen to Lead the American Society of Primatologists

Lynne A. Isbell Chosen to Lead the American Society of Primatologists

Professor Isbell, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Davis, studies the behavior, ecology, and evolutionary history of primates. She researches primate socio-ecology and any topic that relates to how ecological conditions influence social behavior and organization.

Princeton University's Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler to Receive the 2018 Dickson Prize in Medicine

Bonnie Bassler, the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the biology department at Princeton University in New Jersey, will be honored this October in Pittsburgh for her research on cell-to-cell communication among bacteria.

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed to dean positions are Laura Mosqueda, Rochelle L. Ford, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Jana Hawley, Emile M. Townes, Deborah Ward, Laura Kohn-Wood, Amy B. Henley, and Hilary Godwin.

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

In Memoriam: Susan Williams, 1951-2018

Susan Williams a distinguished professor in the department of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, died late last month in a six-vehicle automobile crash in Petaluma, California. She was one of the most respected marine biologists in the nation.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From their Posts in Academia

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From their Posts in Academia

Retiring or leaving their positions are Marylou Pausewang Gelfer, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Heather M. Young, founding dean of nursing at the University of California, Davis, and Lori Berquam, dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Thirteen Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles

Thirteen Women in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles

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: Susanne Rockwell, 1952-2018

In Memoriam: Susanne Rockwell, 1952-2018

Susan Rockwell, worked in communications for the University of California, Davis for nearly 30 years. During her tenure she transitioned from a print journalist to a website editor and social media professional.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women 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.

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Adela de la Torre Will Be the First Woman President of San Diego State University

Currently, Dr. De la Torre serves as vice chancellor for student affairs and campus diversity at the University of California, Davis. Earlier in her career, Dr. De la Torre was director of the Mexican American Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona. She will begin her new job this coming June.

New Administrative Appointments for Four Women at Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Four Women at Universities

Taking on new assignments are Aliza Lakhani at the new Toronto campus of Northeastern University, Betsey Smith at Mississippi State University, Pamela Jackson at Fayetteville State University, and Sara J. Nichols at the University of California, Davis.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members 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 Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Five Women in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Patricia A. Schoknecht at Bates College in Maine, Dana Hinojosa at the University of California, Davis, Tineke Battle at Pennsylvania State University, Helene O’Leary at Indiana University in Bloomington, and Shontay Delalue at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kalindi Vora Appointed Director of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California, Davis

Kalindi Vora Appointed Director of the Feminist Research Institute at the University of California, Davis

The Feminist Research Institute is a collaborative, trans-disciplinary hub for exploring how gender, sexuality, race, and other social structures inform the design, execution, and interpretation of research. Among the institute’s current research projects are working groups on soil health, radical mycology, feminism and precision medicine, and speculative ecofeminist futures.

Six Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jacqueline Levine of the University of Rochester, Kathryn Edwards of Vanderbilt University, Simine Vizire of the University of California, Davis, Donna Hoylman Peduto of West Virginia University, Mary Sue Coleman of the Association of American Universities, and Karen M. Sames of St. Catherine University.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia

Patsy Eubanks Owens is a professor of landscape architecture and environmental design at the University of California, Davis and Sonia Hirt is dean and professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members 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.

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

In Memoriam: Lesley Krista McAllister, 1970-2017

Lesley McAllister was a professor of law at the University of California, Davis. She served on the faculty at the University of San Diego School of Law from 2005 to 2013.

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.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Distinguished Awards

The honorees are Barbara J. Grosz of Harvard University, May-Lee Chai of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Kate Shoulders of the University of Arkansas, Patricia Ann Conrad of the University of California, Davis, Ilana B. Witten of Princeton, and Beverly Daniel Ttaum, professor emerita of Spelman College.

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

University of California, Davis Scholar to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

Isabel Montanez, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor at the University of California, Davis, is being honored for her scientific contributions to geology, her service to the society, and for mentoring young women geoscientists. She will be honored at the society’s annual meeting in October.

Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

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

Four Scholars at Major Universities Taking on New Assignments

Four Scholars at Major Universities Taking on New Assignments

The four women who will be assuming new roles are Paula Pietromonaco of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Erica Kohl-Arenas at the University of California, Davis, Melissa Ianetta at the University of Delaware, and Zina Jarrahi Cinker of Vanderbilt University.

Glendale Community College Scholar Honored by PEN America

Glendale Community College Scholar Honored by PEN America

Angela Morales, an instructor in composition and creative writing at Glendale Community College in California, received 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay from PEN America.

Two Women Appointed to Dean Posts at the University of California, Davis

Two Women Appointed to Dean Posts at the University of California, Davis

At the University of California, Davis, Lauren E. Lindstrom was named the next dean of the School of Education and Elizabeth Spiller was named dean of the College of Letters and Science.

In Memoriam: Lenora Timm, 1943-2016

In Memoriam: Lenora Timm, 1943-2016

Dr. Timm was a professor emerita of linguistics and former associate dean of graduate studies at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Timm was one of the world’s leading experts on Breton, a Celtic language from Brittany in France.

Wine Scholar Donates Her Personal Papers to the University of California, Davis

Wine Scholar Donates Her Personal Papers to the University of California, Davis

Jancis Robinson, the British author and wine expert, has announced that she has donated her personal papers to the University of California, Davis. The papers are currently being indexed and will be available to researchers by April 2017.

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature

Marilyn Nelson Wins the $25,000 Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Marilyn Nelson is a professor emerita at the University of Connecticut. Professor Nelson is a winner of the Pushcart Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Award three times. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Nelson was the poet laureate of the state of Connecticut.

Notable Awards for Three Women Professors

Notable Awards for Three Women Professors

The honorees are Sandra J. Carlson, professor of paleobiology at the University of California, Davis, Patricia Davidson, dean of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Mary Osirim, provost and professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

Three Women Are Leaving High-Level Posts at State Universities

Three Women Are Leaving High-Level Posts at State Universities

Laura J. Gillman was named professor emerita of women’s and gender studies at Virginia Tech. Brneda McComb has reited as senior vice provost at Oregon State and Linda P.B. Katehi has resigned as chancellor of the University of California, Davis.

Cornell Scholar Honored by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Cornell Scholar Honored by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Professor Sharon Center of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is a specialist in liver disease. She has made significant scientific contributions to the field of small animal hepatology over the past 30 years.

The Next President of Fresno City College in California

The Next President of Fresno City College in California

Carole S. Goldsmith has been serving as president of the Coalinga campus of West Hills College. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the joint doctoral program at University of California, Davis and California State University, Fresno.

Study Finds Women Just as Skillful as Men in Online Multiplayer Video Games

Study Finds Women Just as Skillful as Men in Online Multiplayer Video Games

A new study led by Cuihua Shen, an assistant professor of communication at the University of California, Davis, debunks the stereotype that women are inferior to men in performance on online multiplayer video games. Refuting the stereotype may encourage more women to pursue degrees and jobs in high-tech fields.

New Roles in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Ambika Mathur at Wayne State, Angela High Pippert at St. Thomas University, Patricia Henning at the University of New Mexico, Jane Sykes at the University of California, Davis, Amy Pruden at Virginia Tech, Jane Grande-Allen at Rice, and Laurie R. Santos at Yale.

Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for 10 Women Scholars

The honorees are Ruth Harper, Jean Bolognia, M. Lisa Manning, Jennifer Van Hook, Helen Sheehy, Carla Della Datta, Faye W. Gilbert, Jennifer Freyd, Barbara Voorhies and Alexandra Navrotsky

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities for 11 Women

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities for 11 Women

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