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Laila Lalami Wins Another Honor for Her Novel <em>The Moor's Account</em>

Laila Lalami Wins Another Honor for Her Novel The Moor’s Account

Laila Lalami, a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, has won the 2015 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award for Fiction presented by the Hurston/Wright Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Two Women Named to Positions as Dean

Two Women Named to Positions as Dean

Milagros Pena is the new dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, and on July 1, 2016, Deborah Berke will become the first woman dean of the Yale School of Architecture.

Laila Lalami of the University of California, Riverside Wins an American Book Award

Laila Lalami of the University of California, Riverside Wins an American Book Award

Laila Lalami, a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, won an American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation for her latest novel The Moor’s Account.

<em>Business Insider</em> Honors the "Groundbreaking Women Scientists" at U.S. Universities

Business Insider Honors the “Groundbreaking Women Scientists” at U.S. Universities

Business Insider recently published its list of “50 Groundbreaking Scientists Who are Changing the Way We See the World.” Of these 50 groundbreaking scientists, 15 are women and 11 of these women have current ties to academic institutions in the United States.

Five Women Scholars Selected for Honors From National Associations

Five Women Scholars Selected for Honors From National Associations

The honorees are Elizabeth Belding of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Yolanda T. Moses of the University of California, Riverside, Isis Carbajal de Garcia of Florida International University, Elena T. Carbone of the University of Massachusetts, and Lynda Bonewald from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Seven Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at American Universities

Seven Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at American Universities

The appointees to endowed chairs are Andrea Louise Campbell at MIT, Alison P. Galvani at Yale University, Fiona Harrison at CalTech, Seung-kyung Kim at Indiana University, Susan R. Wessler at the University of California, Riverside, Vicki Sealey at West Virginia University, and Lisa Cohen at Wesleyan University.

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 22 Women at U.S. Colleges and 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.

Jennifer Chen to Be the Youngest Graduate of the Florida International University College of Medicine

Jennifer Chen to Be the Youngest Graduate of the Florida International University College of Medicine

Jennifer Chen never graduated from high school. After finishing ninth grade, she enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles at the age of 14. This spring, Chen will be youngest person to graduate from the medical school at Florida International University.

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.

Five University Professors Receive National Honors

Five University Professors Receive National Honors

The award winners are Emily Auerbach of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mary Louise Hemmeter of Vanderbilt University, Susan R. Wessler of the University of California, Riverside, Tonda Hughes of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Melody Graulich of Utah State University.

Four Women in Academia Win National Awards

Four Women in Academia Win National Awards

The four women presented with prestigious awards are Karen Emmerich of the University of Oregon, Irene Leech of Virginia Tech, Rumanda K. Young of Southern Methodist University, and Julie Chobdee of the University of California, Riverside.

Women Faculty Placed in a "Catch-22” Situation When It Comes to Requests to Serve on Committees

Women Faculty Placed in a “Catch-22” Situation When It Comes to Requests to Serve on Committees

Women are often besieged with offers to join faculty committees as the chairs of these committees are eager to demonstrate their commitment to diversity. Women often feel obliged to accept these offers to show they are team players even though serving on these committees deprives them of ample time to write and conduct research.

Survey Finds That Sexual Harassment and Assault Are Common on Scientific Field Studies

Survey Finds That Sexual Harassment and Assault Are Common on Scientific Field Studies

Of the nearly 700 field workers surveyed, 64 percent said they had been exposed to inappropriate sexual remarks, comments about their physical appearance, or jokes about gender differences. Twenty percent said they had been victims of sexual assault.

Nalo Hopkinson Receives Book Award for Young Adult Science Fiction

Nalo Hopkinson Receives Book Award for Young Adult Science Fiction

Nalo Hopkinson, associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, is the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Six Women Scholars in New University Teaching Roles

Six Women Scholars in New University Teaching Roles

The women in new teaching roles are Jane Smiley at the University of California, Riverside, Susan Asselin at Virginia Tech, JeffriAnne Wilder at the University of North Florida, Sally Hodder at West Virginia University, Sarah Bergbreiter at the University of Maryland and Gillian R. Hayes at the University of California, Irvine.

Four Women Academics Receive Honors

Four Women Academics Receive Honors

The women receiving awards are Susan Straight of the University of California, Riverside, Elaine Maimon of Governors State University, Rosemary O’Leary of the University of Kansas and Merline Pitre of Texas Southern University.

Seven Women Taking On New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven Women Taking On New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women named to new administrative posts are Jean Davis, Crystal Crockett, Beverly Adams, Maria Anguiano, Ryann Randall, Noel Sloan, and Patricia A. Johnson.

Erica Edwards of the University of California Riverside Wins Prestigious Book Prize

Erica Edwards of the University of California Riverside Wins Prestigious Book Prize

Erica Edwards, an associate professor of English, has been awarded the prestigious Williams Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association for her book Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership.

University of California Study Finds Pregnant Women Eat Harmful Foods

University of California Study Finds Pregnant Women Eat Harmful Foods

A new study by researchers at the University of California at Riverside and the University of California at San Diego finds that pregnant women routinely consume food and beverages that contain toxins that may be harmful to developing fetuses.

University of California, Riverside Faculty Member Wins Book Award from the Western Writers of America

University of California, Riverside Faculty Member Wins Book Award from the Western Writers of America

Deanne Stillman, a member of the core faculty at the University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert Low Residency Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, was won the 2013 Spur Award in the nonfiction category for a book on the 2005 murder of a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff.

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women with new administrative roles are Liliana Rodriguez, Emily Engleschall, Treby Williams, Kari Alldredge, Julie Graves, Fran Hagstrom, Amy Chasteen Miller, Nicole Raimondi, Lesa Hatley Major, and Katherine Aiken.

Three Women in New Faculty Posts

Three Women in New Faculty Posts

Tiffany Ana Lopez now holds a named chair at the University of California Riverside. Atiya Kai Stokes Brown was promoted at Bucknell University and Birgitta Johnson was hired to the faculty at the University of South Carolina.

Honors Bestowed on Five University Women

Honors Bestowed on Five University Women

The honorees are Mallory Lucier-Greer, Erica Siegel, Mary Emery, Nina Kohn, and Janet Lanza.

Business School at the University of California Riverside Adds Three Women to Its Faculty

Business School at the University of California Riverside Adds Three Women to Its Faculty

Elaine Wong, Rosemary Kim, and Elodie Goodman will be teaching at the university this fall.

The Youngest Person to Earn a Ph.D. at the University of California Riverside

The Youngest Person to Earn a Ph.D. at the University of California Riverside

Dr. Juliet Beni took classes at a community college when she was eight years old, entered college at the age of 12, and earned a Ph.D. in psychology at age 19.

Eight Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eight Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Here is news of eight women who have received significant tributes for their scholarship or efforts to enhance education.

Marylynn Yates Named Dean at the University of California Riverside

Marylynn Yates Named Dean at the University of California Riverside

A member of the faculty since 1987, she is the new leader of the university’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

University of California Riverside Obtains Archives Relating to Eliza Tibbets

University of California Riverside Obtains Archives Relating to Eliza Tibbets

She was the mother of California’s citrus industry.