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Karen Tei Yamashita to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Book Foundation

Karen Tei Yamashita to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From the National Book Foundation

Professor Yamashita is the author of eight books and numerous plays. She currently serves as professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she has taught literature and creative writing since 1997.

Yale's Debra Fischer to Lead the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation

Yale’s Debra Fischer to Lead the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation

Dr. Fischer is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Yale University. Dr. Fischer will relocate to Washington, D.C. for the new job, but will continue to oversee her Yale research. She is the first Yale faculty member to be selected for the role.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Rosanna Garcia at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Shu Yang the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Felicity Schaeffer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio at the University of Rochester in New York.

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

Five Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Positions

The women who are retiring or leaving higher education are Robin Morgan at the University of Delaware, Claire Max of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Anne Margulies at Harvard University, Madlyn Hanes at Pennsylvania State University, and Erin Hoffman Harding at the University of Notre Dame.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

Universities Announce the Appointment of Six Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Celine Parreñas Shimizu at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Amanda Thein at the University of Iowa, Danica Hays at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Debra J. Barksdale at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Molly Gribb at Bradley University in Illinois, and Deborah LaVine at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Ecological Society of America Honors Erika Zavaleta of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Zavaleta, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been selected to receive the 2021 Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award from the Ecological Society of America. The award recognizes long-standing contributions toward increasing the diversity of future ecologists through mentoring, teaching, or outreach.

In Memoriam: Jean Harmon Langenheim, 1925-2021

In Memoriam: Jean Harmon Langenheim, 1925-2021

Professor Langenheim was a plant ecologist and leading authority on amber and plant resins. Her investigations included fieldwork on five continents. A woman of many “firsts”, Dr. Lanenheim taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 1966 to 1994.

In Memoriam: Judy Yung, 1946-2020

In Memoriam: Judy Yung, 1946-2020

After working as a librarian. Dr. Yung was hired by the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1990 to establish an Asian studies program. She taught there until her retirement in 2004.

New Administrative Appointments for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Seven 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.

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Elaine Sullivan Brings to Life the History of the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Dr. Sullivan won the Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History, sponsored jointly by the American History Association and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The award is given annually to honor and support work on an innovative and freely available new media project.

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.

Four Women in Academia Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Positions

Four Women in Academia Who Are Stepping Down From Their University Positions

The women who are stepping down at Maura E. Hagan at Utah State University, Julie Barrett Heffington at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Lenore D. Miller at George Washington University, and Jennifer Sinclair Curtis at the University of California, Davis.

Melody Rose Selected to Lead the Nevada System of Higher Education

Melody Rose Selected to Lead the Nevada System of Higher Education

Dr. Rose most recently served as president of Marylhurst University in Oregon from 2014 to 2019. Earlier in her career, Dr. Rose served as chancellor of the Oregon University System and was vice provost for academic programs and instruction and dean of undergraduate studies at Portland State University in Oregon.

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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Scholars

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.

University of California, Santa Cruz's Tesla Jeltema Honored by the American Physical Society

University of California, Santa Cruz’s Tesla Jeltema Honored by the American Physical Society

Dr. Jeltema, whose research addresses cosmological questions such as the nature of dark matter and dark energy and the evolution of galaxies, founded the university’s Women in Physics and Astrophysics group in 2011 and serves as its faculty adviser. She is being honored for her mentorship activities.

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

Sandra Faber Has Received the Gold Medal From the Royal Astronomical Society

The award honors Dr. Faber, a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, “for her outstanding research on the formation, structure and evolution of galaxies, and for her contributions to the optical design of the Keck Telescopes and other novel astronomical instruments.”

Women From Underrepresented Groups Get Snubbed in Offers to Present at a Major Earth Science Conference

Women From Underrepresented Groups Get Snubbed in Offers to Present at a Major Earth Science Conference

The study found that at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union women from ethnic minorities were invited to give fewer talks, invited to give talks less often, and opted for poster presentations more than researchers who were not from underrepresented minorities.

Cynthia Lightfoot Is Now Serving as Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine

Cynthia Lightfoot Is Now Serving as Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine

Dr. Lightfoot first joined the Pennsylvania State University Brandywine community in 1998 as an associate professor of human development and family studies. She was named director of academic affairs at the branch campus of Penn State in July 2014.

University of California, Santa Cruz Awards Its First Doctorates in Feminist Studies

University of California, Santa Cruz Awards Its First Doctorates in Feminist Studies

The University of Califoria, Santa Cruz’s feminist studies program was established in 1974 and began its first graduate programs in 2013. Recently, Veronika Zablotsky and Erin McElroy became the the first two students to receive a Ph.D. in feminist studies at the university.

Cynthia Larive Named Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Cynthia Larive Named Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Larive currently serves as provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California, Riverside, a position she has held since 2017. She has been a member of the UC Riverside community since 2005. Dr. Larive will begin her tenure as chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz on July 1.

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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women From the Academic World

The honorees are Sandra Faber of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Abigail Latimer of the University of Kentucky, Denise Dowling of the University of Montana, Julie Barnes of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Amy Gaffney of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and the late Carolyn Lewis Attneave of Stanford University.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women at Major Universities in the United States

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

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Thu H. Le at the University of Rochester in New York, Laura McGuinn at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Olena Morozova Vaske at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Melyna J. Price at the University of Kentucky, and Hui Cao at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Two Women Scholars Among the Five Finalists for President of Boise State University in Idaho

Two Women Scholars Among the Five Finalists for President of Boise State University in Idaho

Susan E. Borrego is currently chancellor and a professor in the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint and Marlene Tromp is provost, executive vice chancellor, and a professor of literature and critical race and ethnicity studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In Memoriam: Irene Osterbrock, 1926-2019

In Memoriam: Irene Osterbrock, 1926-2019

While her husband Donald was director of the Lick Observatory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Irene played a constant role in his career by editing his work and organizing his records. She also spent more than 20 years as a volunteer in the university’s library where she managed astronomy archives.

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.

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major Awards

Eight Women Faculty Members or College Administrators Who Have Been Selected for Major 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.

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Taiyon J. Coleman of St. Catherine University in Minnesota, Judit Moschkovich at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Maureen Perry-Jenkins at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Cynthia A. Reinhart-King at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Lauren Sansing at Yale University, and Dana Cloud at Syracuse University in New York.

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.

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Two Women Appointed to Provost Positions at State Universities

Anupma Prakash was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Sue A. Carter was named provost of Rachel Carson College, the environmental studies unit of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From  the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Linda Tropp Earns the Scientific Impact Award From the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

The Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology “honors the author of a specific article offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.”

Harvard University Acquires the Papers of Professor Angela Davis

Harvard University Acquires the Papers of Professor Angela Davis

Professor Davis, who taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz until 2008, has been a political activist for most of her life, advocating for the rights of African Americans, women, and prison inmates.