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Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are: Frances Negrón-Muntaner of Columbia University, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham of Carnegie Mellon University, Linda Hirst of the University of California, Merced, Alsion Butler of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Anne Kapuscinski, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Nancy Deloye Fitzroy of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

Eight Women Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Physical Society

The honorees are Marsha I Lester of the University of Pennsylvania, M. Christina Marchetti of the University of California, Katherine Freese of the University of Michigan, Shirley Ann Jackson of Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tanya Zelevinsky of Columbia, Sharon C. Glotzer of the University of Michigan, Heather J. Lewandowski of the University of Colorado, and Julia Mundy of Harvard.

Colgate University's Jenna Reinbold Wins Book Award from the American Academy of Religion

Colgate University’s Jenna Reinbold Wins Book Award from the American Academy of Religion

Jenna Reinbold, an associate professor of religion at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, has received the 2018 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion. The award is given to significant works of scholarship that affect “how religion is examined, understood, and interpreted.”

Two Women Receive the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society

Two Women Receive the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society

Two women were among the 10 recipients of the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes and encourages excellence in organic chemistry.

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are 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.

Do Sexual Assault Prevention Programs on College Campuses Actually Work?

Do Sexual Assault Prevention Programs on College Campuses Actually Work?

A new study by researchers at the University of California finds that sexual assault prevention training programs aimed at men who are a high risk of committing sexual assault, may not be working and may in fact have a “boomerang effect” that increases the odds that they will be an offender.

Seven Women Academics Recognized with Prestigious Honors or Awards

Seven Women Academics Recognized with Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of Johns Hopkins University, Tresa M. Pollock of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Delia Cheung Horn of Northeastern University, Eugenie V. Mielczarek at George Mason University, Annelise Riles of Cornell University, Lila Gierasch of the University of Massachusetts, and Tina Mozelle Braziel of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

The Next President of the State University of New York-Oneonta

The Next President of the State University of New York-Oneonta

Since 2011, Dr. Barbara Jean Morris has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Lewis College in Durnago, Colorado. Earlier, she worked for 16 years at the College of the Redlands in California, where she served as professor of government and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Academic Study Finds Dearth of Women as Directors of Major Hollywood Films

Academic Study Finds Dearth of Women as Directors of Major Hollywood Films

A new study led by Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor of communication at the University of Southern California, found that of 100 top grossing films each year during the 2007-to-2017 period, women directed only 43 films, or 4 percent of the total.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Appointed to new faculty roles are LaShanda Korley at the University of Delaware, Julie A. Alison at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, Cherrie Moraga at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Alison Curseen at Boston College and Sonya Clark at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Norma Cantu Is the Winner of an Award Honoring Chicano/Latino Literature

Norma Cantu Is the Winner of an Award Honoring Chicano/Latino Literature

Norma Elia Cantu, the Norine R. an T. Frank Murchinson Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, is being honored with the 14th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Honored by the American Chemical Society

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Honored by the American Chemical Society

Alison Butler, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and associate vice chancellor for academic personnel at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been selected to receive the Alfred Bader Award in Bio-Inorganic or Bio-Organic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at High-Ranking Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Chairs at High-Ranking Universities

The three women now holding endowed chairs are Anne H. Charity Hudley at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Wendelin Wright at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Heather E. Cameron at Washington University in St. Louis.

Four Women Faculty Members at Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Faculty Members at Universities Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Roberta Rudnick at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Jennifer Zorotovich at Georgia Southern University, Jamie Wagner at the University of Mississippi, and Tressie McMillan Cottom at Virginia Commonwealth University.

University of California, Santa Barbara Acquires the Papers of a Leader of the Chicana Movement

University of California, Santa Barbara Acquires the Papers of a Leader of the Chicana Movement

Alicia Escalante founded the East Los Angeles Welfare Rights Organization in 1967 and participated in and led many of the important protests of the Chicana Movement of the 1960s. She was a single mother of five children and sought to help out others who were in a similar situation.

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

Professor Diefenderfer joined the faculty at Hollins University in 1977. In January of this year, she was presented with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

In Memoriam: Toni Clark, 1942-2016

In Memoriam: Toni Clark, 1942-2016

Toni Clark, professor emerita of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California, died late last month. She joined the faculty at the college and until recently had continued to teach as a member of the college’s emeriti committee.

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Award

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Award

April R. Haynes, an assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the 2015 James Broussard Best First Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR).

Three Women Among the 12 Winners of the 2016 Hertz Fellowships

Three Women Among the 12 Winners of the 2016 Hertz Fellowships

Winners of the prestigious fellowships are awarded full tuition in Ph.D. programs for five years. And they receive an annual stipend. Preference is given to scholars who have a stated preference to pursue science in the public interest.

A Milestone Award for a Syracuse University Physicist

A Milestone Award for a Syracuse University Physicist

Lisa Manning, an associate professor of physics at Syracuse University in New York, will be honored with the Young Scientist Prize in Lyon, France, this July by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. She is the first woman to win the award.

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 Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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

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

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

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

Gender Differences Among Workers Who Take Paid Parental Leave After the Birth of a Child

Gender Differences Among Workers Who Take Paid Parental Leave After the Birth of a Child

In California, new mothers and new fathers are eligible for six weeks of paid parental leave. But the study showed that men typically take a week or a week and a half while women were more likely to take the full six weeks of leave.

University of California, Santa Barbara Historian Earns Two Book Awards

University of California, Santa Barbara Historian Earns Two Book Awards

Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won awards from the American Studies Association and the National Women’s Studies Association for her book A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography.

Eight Women Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eight Women Professors Honored With Prestigious Awards

The eight women faculty members who received awards are Prerna Dua, Vicky Kalogera, Anna C. Balazs, Allison Doupe, Brenda Major, Lindsey Aloia, Janice Naegele, and Ann Wolbert Burgess.

Two Women Professors Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

Two Women Professors Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

Rachel A. Segalman was appointed chair of the department of chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Anna Zajicek was named chair of the department of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Arkansas.

Three Women Scholars Names to Dean Positions

Three Women Scholars Names to Dean Positions

The new deans are Mary Betsy Brenner at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Kathrin Engisch at Wright State University in Ohio, and Ellen Davis at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina.

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.

Two Scholars of Women's History Share the 2015 Lambda Literary Award

Two Scholars of Women’s History Share the 2015 Lambda Literary Award

Susan Freeman, chair of the department of gender and women’s studies at Western Michigan University, and Leila J. Rupp, professor of feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, were honored for the best book of the year relating to LGBT studies.

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.

Four Women Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

The honorees are Songi Han of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Marti Rice of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kim LaScola Needy of the University of Arkansas and Kellie Grasman of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Honors and Awards for Four Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Four Women Scholars

The honorees are Pamela Shoemaker of Syracuse University, Heather Knutson of the California Institute of Technology, Barbara Voorhies of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Janet Fink of the University of Massachusetts.

Honors and Awards for Seven Women From the Academic World

Honors and Awards for Seven Women From the Academic World

The honorees are Lisa Feigenson of Johns Hopkins, Hilary Close of the University of Hawaii, Bess Pierce of Virginia Tech, Aida Hurtado of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Jann Warren-FIndley of Arizona State, Rosie Phillips Bingham of the University of Memphis, and Amelia Jones of the University of Southern California.

Six Women Scholars Honored With Major Awards

Six Women Scholars Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Ruth Murray-Clay at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the late Anna Cienciala at the University of Kansas, Dorothy Roberts at the University of Pennsylvania, Toni Morrison of Princeton University, K. Paige Carmichael of the University of Georgia, and Susan Kidwell of the University of Chicago.