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In Memoriam: Pauline Bernice Lackow Bart, 1930-2021

In Memoriam: Pauline Bernice Lackow Bart, 1930-2021

Pauline Bart was a leading feminist scholar who taught sociology and women’s studies at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

University of Chicago's Young-Kee Kim Joins the Chain of Presidential Succession of the American Physical Society

University of Chicago’s Young-Kee Kim Joins the Chain of Presidential Succession of the American Physical Society

Dr. Kim is chair of the department of physics at the University of Chicago. She is the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in the department and the Enrico Fermi Institute and senior advisor to the provost for global scientific initiatives. In 2024, she will be the ninth scholar from the University of Chicago to become president of the American Physical Society.

The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago's Cathy Cohen

The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago’s Cathy Cohen

Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, received the 2021 Hanes Walton, Jr. Career Award from the American Political Science Association. The award honors a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship has made significant contributions to the understanding of racial and ethnic politics.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four women scholars who were named to endowed professorships are Yelena Yesha at the University of Miami in Florida, Elyshia Aseltine at Towson University in Maryland, Willemien Otten a the University of Chicago Divinity School, and Srividya Ramasubramanian at Newhouse School of Communication of Syracuse University in New York.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Stephanie Yuhl at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Josephine McDonagh at the University of Chicago, Maureen Long at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Catherine Juillard at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Elizabeth Krause at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In Memoriam: Judith Ann Dellinger Kasper, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Judith Ann Dellinger Kasper, 1949-2021

Dr. Kasper joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and was promoted to full professor in 1999. Professor Kasper was perhaps best known for a National Health and Aging Trends Study that conducts annual in-person interviews with 8,000 older Americans garnering data on late-life disability trends for use by researchers around the country.

Carol Quillen to Step Down as President of Davidson College in North Carolina

Carol Quillen to Step Down as President of Davidson College in North Carolina

Carol Quillen, president of highly rated Davidson College in North Carolina, announced recently that she will step down from her post at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. She will take a sabbatical year and then return to Davidson College as a professor of history. When she took office in August 2011, Dr. Quillen was the first woman to serve as president of Davidson College.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to endowed positions in higher education are Ellen Perry at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Martha Feldman at the University of Chicago, Suzanne Shanahan at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and Linda Comer at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Sianne Ngai at the University of Chicago, Charmaine Royal at Duke University in North Carolina, Dina Katabi at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Nancy Wagner at Youngstown State University in Ohio.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

The four women appointed to endowed positions are Arlene Fiore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ulka Anjaria at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Stacy Tessler Lindau at the University of Chicago, and Tracy Heather Strain at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

New Administrative Appointments for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 11 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.

In Memoriam: Lauren Berlant, 1957-2021

In Memoriam: Lauren Berlant, 1957-2021

Lauren Berlant, the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in the department of English language and literature at the University of Chicago. Professor Berlant served on the faculty at the University of Chicago since 1984.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments 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.

Study Examines the Gender Gap in Career Advice Given to College Students

Study Examines the Gender Gap in Career Advice Given to College Students

A working paper by women scholars at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that women college students regularly receive different messages from career counselors than their male counterparts.

Washington State University Scholar Honored for Her Work on Late Roman Art

Washington State University Scholar Honored for Her Work on Late Roman Art

Hallie Meredith, a teaching assistant professor of fine arts at Washington State University, received the William R. Levin Award for Research in the History of Art before 1750 from SECAC, formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been 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.

University of Chicago's Martha Nussbaum to Receive the 2021 Holberg Prize

University of Chicago’s Martha Nussbaum to Receive the 2021 Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize is one of the most prestigious international awards given to an outstanding researcher in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, law, or theology. She is scheduled to receive the award – worth approximately $705,000 – during a ceremony at the University of Bergen in Norway.

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

University of Virginia Scholar Wins the 2021 Rilke Prize Awarded to a Mid-Career Poet

Since 2012, the University of North Texas’s department of English has awarded the annual Rilke Prize to recognize exceptional artistry and vision by a mid-career poet. The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926).

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas

Montserrat Fuentes Will Be the Next President of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas

Dr. Fuentes has been serving as professor of statistics and executive vice president and provost at the University of Iowa. Earlier, she served on the faculty at North Carolina State University and was dean of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago will rename the Special Collections Research Center — the principal steward of the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives — in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and President Emeritus of the University.

Northwestern University's Carol D. Lee Selected to Lead the National Academy of Education

Northwestern University’s Carol D. Lee Selected to Lead the National Academy of Education

Dr. Lee served as Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy and as a professor of African American studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She became professor emerita in 2019. Professor Lee will serve a four-year term as president of the National Academy of Education beginning in November 2021.

In Memoriam: Ann Metcalf, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Ann Metcalf, 1940-2020

Ann Metcalf joined the teaching faculty at Mills College in Oakland, California, in 1984. Her research was focused on women’s studies, Native American studies, child development, and social inequality. She taught at Mills College for 22 years before her retirement in 2016.

University of Chicago's Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

University of Chicago’s Eve Ewing Honored at the Iowa City Book Festival

Eve Ewing is an assistant professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. The Paul Engle Prize honors writers who demonstrate a pioneering spirit in the world of literature and a commitment to engaging with the issues of the day.

University Researchers Find a Drug Dose Gender Gap That Is Harming Women

University Researchers Find a Drug Dose Gender Gap That Is Harming Women

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago finds that women are more likely than men to suffer adverse side effects of medications because drug dosages have historically been based on clinical trials conducted on men.

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Chicago

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has announced the appointments of 13 scholars to named professorships. Four of the appointments went to women: Mercedes Pascual in ecology and evolution, Frances Ferguson in English, Ka Yee C. Lee in chemistry, and Linda Waite in sociology.

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Anne Harris Named the Fourteenth President of Grinnell College in Iowa

Dr. Harris came to Grinnell College in 2019 as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Earlier she was a professor of art history at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Dr. Harris joined the faculty at DePauw University in 1999. She is the second woman to lead Grinnell College.

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University's Danielle S. Allen

The Library of Congress Awards the Kluge Prize to Harvard University’s Danielle S. Allen

Danielle S. Allen, a University professor and professor of government who also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, has been awarded the John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. The prize includes a $500,000 award.

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

NASA Names Its New Space Telescope After Nancy Grace Roman

Although she was the first woman faculty member in the department of astronomy & astrophysics at the Univerity of Chicago, Dr. Roman left the university after determining she would not get tenure. She went on to join the Naval Research Laboratory and NASA.

University of Chicago's Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

University of Chicago’s Alice Goff Wins the 2020 Berlin Prize

The Berlin Prize is awarded to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Dr. Goff will begin a semester-long fellowship this fall at the Academy, which fosters intellectual, cultural, and political ties between Germany and the United States.

Susan Henking Selected as the Leader of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Susan Henking Selected as the Leader of Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Dr. Henking has been serving as interim vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of the college. She is the former president of Shimer College in Chicago and earlier was a professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

The 2020 Paleontological Society Medal Is Awarded to a University of Chicago Scholar

Susan Kidwell, the William Rainey Harper Professor in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2020 Paleontological Society Medal for her contributions to interpreting the older fossil record and advancing conservation paleobiology.

Two Women Philosophers Share the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution

Two Women Philosophers Share the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution

Each year, the award is presented to a pair of philosophers who hold contrasting views of an important philosophical question “that is of current interest both to the field and to an educated public audience.”

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

Physics Professor Margaret Gardel Wins the Sacker International Prize in Biophysics

The Sackler International Prize in Biophysics, administered by Tel Aviv University in Israel, recognizes distinguished scientists under age 45 who have made outstanding and fundamental contributions in their fields.

Four Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Universities

Four Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Universities

Taking on new roles at major universities are Sherry Kollmann at New Mexico State University, Katie Callow-Wright at the University of Chicago, J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz at the University of Arkansas, and Rebecca Hannagan at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

College and Universities That Have Appointed Six Women to Administrative Positions

Appointed to new administrative posts are Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Northwestern University, Katherine A. Stanton at Princeton University, Sonya Audria Miller at Florida Memorial University, Linda Kopecky at the University of Nevada at Reno, Katie Callow-Wright at the University of Chicago, and Valora Richardson at Hampton University in Virginia.