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Denise Whisenhunt Appointed President of Grossmont College in California

Denise Whisenhunt Appointed President of Grossmont College in California

Whisenhunt has been serving as vice president of student services at San Diego City College. She served as interim president of the college in 2016 and 2017. Whisenhunt has been on the staff at the college since 2001.

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Anne Fox, 1947-2021

Dr. Fox taught at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 20 years before being named the first woman chancellor of North Carolina State University. She later served as Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Six Women to Dean Positions

Appointed to dean positions are Caroline Freund at the University of California, San Diego, Joanna Grabski at Arizona State University, Kristin Flora at Franklin College in Indiana, Katherine Gregory at Boston College, Debra J. Barsdale at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Jennifer Johnson-Hanks at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University's Karen Casciotti

The Geochemical Society Gives Award to Stanford University’s Karen Casciotti

Professor Casciotti is the recipient of third annual John Hayes Award from the Geochemical Society. The award is granted to a mid-career scientist who draws together multiple fields of investigation to advance biogeochemical science.

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

California State University, Northridge Names Erika Beck as Its Next President

In 2016, Dr. Beck was named the second president of California State University, Channel Islands in Camarillo. Previously, she was provost and executive vice president of Nevada State College in Henderson. Dr. Beck will become president of California State University Northridge on January 11.

A Check-Up on Women in the STEM Workforce: A Long Way to Equality

A Check-Up on Women in the STEM Workforce: A Long Way to Equality

A new report from the Center for Research + Evaluation at the University of California, San Diego shows that women are making progress in the STEM workforce but that there is still a long way to go to reach equality.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Colleges and Universities

Appointed to dean positions are Cheryl Anderson at the University of California, San Diego, Sharon Wise at Utica College in New York, Diana Hess at the University of Wisconsin, Judith A. Ponticell at the University of South Florida, Jasmine Alinder at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Carissa Schively Slotterback at the University of Pittsburgh.

Organization of American Historians Bestows Award on Cornell University's Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Organization of American Historians Bestows Award on Cornell University’s Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Dr. Martínez-Matsuda has received the 2020 Binkley-Stephenson Award from the Organization of American Historians. The award is presented for the best research paper to have appeared in the last 12 months in the Journal of American History.

Lilly Irani of the University of California, San Diego Wins Book Award

Lilly Irani of the University of California, San Diego Wins Book Award

Lilly Irani, an associate professor of communication and science studies at the University of California, San Diego has been honored with the Outstanding Book Award by International Communication Association. She was honored for her book Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India.

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Ellen Redelfs, 1957-2020

In 1995, Redelfs was appointed director of external communications at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego. In 2002 she was named ssociate director of public programs for the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

Helen Griffith to Lead the Highly Successful Charter School at the University of California, San Diego

Helen Griffith to Lead the Highly Successful Charter School at the University of California, San Diego

Since 2012, Dr. Griffith has been serving as the founding executive director and CEO of е3 Civic High, a public charter high school located in the San Diego Central Public Library. The Preuss School of the University of California, San Diego caters to low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college.

The New Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press

The New Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press

Linda Bathgate comes to Washington State University Press after working for the University Press of Florida in Gainesville where she was deputy director and editor‐in‐chief. Earlier in her career, she served on the editorial staff at several publishing companies, including Routledge/Taylor & Francis and John Wiley & Sons.

Eight Women Who Have Been Selected for Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Selected for Dean Positions in Higher Education

The new deans are Lisa D. Ordonez at UC-San Diego, Kristina Odejimi at Bowdoin College, Kathryn Lively at Dartmouth College, Sandra Brown at Southern University, Marianne Lewis at the University of Cincinnati, Laurie Grubbs at Florida State, Joy Williamson-Lott at the University of Washington, and Stephanie J. Rowley at Teachers College of Columbia University.

In Memoriam: Laurel L. Wilkening, 1944-2019

In Memoriam: Laurel L. Wilkening, 1944-2019

In 1993, Dr. Wilkening, a planetary scientist, came to the University of California, Irvine as the school’s third chancellor and the third woman chancellor in University of California System history. In 2013, an asteroid discovered by NASA-funded astronomers at the University of Arizona was officially named to honor Dr. Wilkening.

Nancy Cartwright is the First Woman to Receive the Carl Gustav Hempel Award

Nancy Cartwright is the First Woman to Receive the Carl Gustav Hempel Award

Nancy Cartwright, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, is the first woman recipient of the Carl Gustav Hempel Award from the Philosophy of Science Association. Dr. Cartwright’s current research specializes in philosophy and methodology of the social sciences with special attention to economics.

Five Women Scholars in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Women Scholars in Higher Education Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Takinig on new roles are Irasema Coronado at Arizona State University, Amanda Gosman at the University of California, San Diego, Paula Fass at the University of California, Berkleley, Saara DeWalt at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Karen Whitehill King of the Univerity of Georgia.

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Currently, Van der Vliet Oloomi is an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She is being honored for her novel that tells the story of a young woman who leaves New York and retraces the path she took with her father from Iran to the United States.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles at 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.

New Study Finds Half of New Mothers Leave STEM Careers After Having Their First Child

New Study Finds Half of New Mothers Leave STEM Careers After Having Their First Child

According to a new study by scholars at the University of Michigan and the University of California, San Diego, 43 percent of new mothers and 23 percent of new fathers leave their full-time STEM jobs within four to seven years of the birth or adoption of their first child.

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.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

In September of 2018, the ‪Birmingham Civil Rights Institute‬’s board of directors selected Angela Davis to receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award at its annual gala in February. That decision has now been changed and the event has been cancelled. Dr. Davis believes her support of Palestinian rights prompted the decision.

Felisa Smith to the Lead the International Biogeography Society

Felisa Smith to the Lead the International Biogeography Society

The society, founded in 2001, works to understand the role of historical factors in shaping biodiversity and develop predictive capacitates for gauging how biodiversity will respond to our rapidly changing world.

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable 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.

Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Honors and Awards for Ten Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

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

Aryn Gittis Named a Finalist for a Prestigious Prize in Neuromodulation

Aryn Gittis Named a Finalist for a Prestigious Prize in Neuromodulation

Aryn H. Gittis, an associate professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has been named a finalist for the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromoduation for her research on Parkinson’s disease.

Emory University’s Lisa Dillman Awarded the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Emory University’s Lisa Dillman Awarded the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Lisa Dillman, senior lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University in Atlanta, won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. The award recognizes an outstanding translation of a book into English from another modern European language.

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Large Universities

Five Women Appointed to Positions as Deans at Large Universities

The new deans are Maria Cancian at Georgetown University, Laura D. Tyson at the University of California, Berkeley, Stephanie Woods at the Texas Tech Health Science Center in El Paso, Kit Pogliano at the University of California, San Diego, and Lorraine Frazier at Columbia University in New York City.

New High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New High-Level Administrative Posts for Eight Women at 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.

Depression in Young Mothers Can Lead to the Lower Cognitive Development of Their Children

Depression in Young Mothers Can Lead to the Lower Cognitive Development of Their Children

The study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that mothers who were highly depressed didn’t invest emotionally or in providing learning materials to support their child, such as toys and books, as much as mothers who were not depressed. This, in turn, negatively impacted the child’s IQ.

University of Mississippi's Karen Raber to Lead the Shakespeare Association of America

University of Mississippi’s Karen Raber to Lead the Shakespeare Association of America

The association, founded in 1972, has been housed at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Now the organization will be headquartered at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Raber has taught at Ole Miss since 1995.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

Two Women Appointed to New Endowed Chairs at Western Universities

Two Women Appointed to New Endowed Chairs at Western Universities

Yishi Jin is the inaugural holder of the Junior Seau Foundation Endowed Chair in Traumatic Brain Injury at the University of California, San Diego, and Beth Plummer is the inaugural Susan C. Karant-Nunn Professor of Reformation and Early Modern European History at the University of Arizona.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome May Be Far More Prevalent Than Previous Studies Have Suggested

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome May Be Far More Prevalent Than Previous Studies Have Suggested

In a study of 6,000 first graders in four regions of the United States, less than one percent of the children diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome during the study had previously been diagnosed. The authors found that rate of fetal alcohol syndrome may be five times as high as previously thought.

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Taking on New Faculty 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.

Joanne Chory Awarded a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Joanne Chory Awarded a $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Joanne Chory is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and an adjunct professor of biological science at the University of California, San Diego. She was honored for “discovering how plants optimize their growth, development, and cellular structure to transform sunlight into chemical energy.”