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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.

Mount Holyoke Scholar Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Mount Holyoke Scholar Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Lauret Savoy, the David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, won an award for excellence in environmental creative writing for her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape.

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.

Two Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Two Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Magdalena Bezanilla was appointed the Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor in the department of biological sciences at Dartmouth College and Alma Rachel Heckman was appointed to the Neufeld-Levin Holocaust Endowed Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed deans are Katharyne Mitchell at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Germaine M. Louis at George Mason University, Cindy Munro at the University of Miami, Rebecca Chaisson at Southern University-New Orleans, Jean King at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Sarah Cole at Columbia University.

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandra Faber to Be Awarded the $500,000 Gruber Cosmology Prize

The Gruber Foundation is recognizing Professor Faber for a body of work that has helped establish many of the foundational principles underlying the modern understanding of the universe. Her research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

New Duties or Roles for Eleven Women Faculty Members at U.S. Universities

New Duties or Roles for Eleven Women Faculty Members at U.S. 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.

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.

Shelley Stamp Named the Winner of the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize

Shelley Stamp Named the Winner of the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize

Shelley Stamp, a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is being honored by the International Association for Media and History for her book on Lois Weber, a screenwriter, actress, and director in the early days of the film industry in California.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

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.

The Next Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

The Next Provost at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Marlene Tromp currently serves as vice provost for the West Campus of Arizona State University in Glendale. She also serves as dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and as a professor of English and professor of women’s and gender studies at Arizona State.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen Women Appointed to 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.

The Next Chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris

The Next Chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris

Since 2014, Michelle Behr has been serving as provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and dean of the college at Birmingham Southern College in Alabama. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

New Faculty Assignments for Eight Women at Major Universities

New Faculty Assignments for Eight Women at Major 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.

University Names College After Environmentalist Rachel Carson

University Names College After Environmentalist Rachel Carson

The University of California, Santa Cruz is honoring Rachel Carson, the writer and conservationist who is widely considered as the founder of the modern environmental movement, by the renaming of College Eight to Rachel Carson College.

Professor Shelly Stamp's Book to Be Honored by the Theatre Library Association

Professor Shelly Stamp’s Book to Be Honored by the Theatre Library Association

Shelly Stamp, a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been selected to receive the 2015 Book Award from the Theatre Library Association. The award honors the best English-language book on theatre, film, or broadcasting.

University of California, Santa Cruz Historian Wins Book Award

University of California, Santa Cruz Historian Wins Book Award

Catherine A. Jones, an associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, was named the recipient of the Grace Abbott Book Prize presented by the Society for the History of Children and Youth.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Karen Molek of the University of West Florida, Patricia Zavella of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Naomi Oreskes of Harvard University, and Judy Genshaft, president of the University of South Florida System.

Michelle Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College in New York

Michelle Anderson Named President of Brooklyn College in New York

President Anderson has been serving as a professor and dean of the City University of New York School of Law. She has held that post since 2006. Earlier, she taught at the Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania.

Six Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Kathy Langan Pusecker at the University of Delaware, Sheree M. Marlowe at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Barbara R. Russo at the University of Mississippi, Nyree Gray at Claremont McKenna College, Adrianne Nagy DaPonte at Princeton University, and Ronné Patrick Turner at Washington University.

New York University Historian Martha Hodes Wins the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

New York University Historian Martha Hodes Wins the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize

Professor Martha Hodes is being honored for her book Mourning Lincoln which examines how ordinary Americans – Black and White, northerners and southerners – reacted to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

Six Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

The appointees are Andrea Tawney at New Mexico State University, Sarah Scalese at Syracuse University, Eva K. Pickens at Texas Southern University, Paula Arce-Trigatti at Rice University, Alison Bracewell McCullick at the University of Georgia, and Erin Robinson Swink at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Claire Max Named Director of the University of California Observatories

Claire Max Named Director of the University of California Observatories

The University of California Laboratories operates the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, east of San Jose. It also operates laboratories on the campuses of UCLA and the University of California, Santa Cruz and oversees the university’s partnership in the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii.

Ten Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Higher Education Institutions

Ten Women in New Teaching Roles at U.S. Higher Education Institutions

The 10 women with new faculty assignments are Rasha Ahmed, Paula P. Schnurr, Carleen Maitland, Jonda C. McNair, Beth Ann Clayton, Susan Strome, Nicole Hodges Persley, Carrie Kitko, Cerasela Zoica Dinu, and Shaunna Scott.

University of Arkansas-Little Rock Historian Wins Book Prize

University of Arkansas-Little Rock Historian Wins Book Prize

Susanah Shaw Romney, a professor of history at the University of Arkansas -Little Rock, has been awarded the First Book Prize from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.