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Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

Association of Women in Mathematics Honors Emily Witt of the University of Kansas

The Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize from the Association of Women in Mathematics grants a midcareer mathematician a residential fellowship in the Cornell University mathematics department without teaching obligations.

Lia Mermonga Is the First Woman to Lead the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Lia Mermonga Is the First Woman to Lead the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Fermilab is a 6,800-acre facility headquartered in Batavia, Illinois. It is the United States’ premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Dr. Merminga first came to Fermilab in 1987 as a student in the newly established graduate program in accelerator physics.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

The three women appointed to diversity posts are Michelle Fontes at the University of Rhode Island, Ranna Parekh at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and TiShaunda McPherson at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago.

Celeste Day Moore of Hamilton College Wins Book Prize From the Society for French Historical Studies

Celeste Day Moore of Hamilton College Wins Book Prize From the Society for French Historical Studies

The Gilbert Chinard Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies is awarded each year for the best book published for the first time by a North American press in one of the two following fields: the history of French-American relations; or the comparative history of France and North, Central, or South America.

For Academic Women Who Marry, Name Change Can Be Problematic

For Academic Women Who Marry, Name Change Can Be Problematic

Today in the United States, about 80 percent of all women who get married take their husband’s last name. But in the academic world, the practice is far less common. A 2019 survey found that 57 percent of women with a Ph.D. changed their name when they married.

In Memoriam: Elsie Gloria Jean Moore Smith, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Elsie Gloria Jean Moore Smith, 1949-2022

In 1981, Dr. Smith was hired as an assistant professor of counselor education at Arizona State University. She remain on the faculty there for more than 40 years.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Ruth Jebe at Boise State University in Idaho, Akiko Iwasaki at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Jane L. Risen at the University of Chicago.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Professorships

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Professorships

The three women named to endowed professorships are Daisy Delogu at the University of Chicago, Julie V. Battle at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, and Aerial Ellis at North Carolina Central University.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Universities

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Universities

The three women appointed to endowed professorships are Anitha Subburaj at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Monica Peel at the Univerity of Chicago School of Medicine, and Kami Chavis at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Bowdoin College Professor Emerita to Have Her Work Archived at the Library of Congress

Bowdoin College Professor Emerita to Have Her Work Archived at the Library of Congress

Jorunn Buckley, professor emerita of religion at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, is having her entire academic archive preserved at the Library of Congress. Dr. Buckley, who retired from the Bowdoin faculty in 2016 after 17 years, is arguably the world’s premier expert on a little-known religious sect called the Mandaeans.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Research Universities

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships at Research Universities

The three women scholars who have been appointed to named professorships are Chiara Daraio at the California Institute of Technology, Bana Jabri at the University of Chicago, and Rebecca Hale at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Marion Ehrich Wins the Mildred Christian Women's Leadership in Toxicology Award

Marion Ehrich Wins the Mildred Christian Women’s Leadership in Toxicology Award

Marion Ehrich is professor emerita of pharmacology and toxicology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. This honor is given by the American College of Toxicology to a woman who has impacted the advancement of science and practice of toxicology on a global level in a field dominated by men.

Great Progress Has Been Made But Males Are Still More Likely to Be the Lead Characters in Children's Books

Great Progress Has Been Made But Males Are Still More Likely to Be the Lead Characters in Children’s Books

In a study of children’s books over the past 60 years by scholars at Emory University in Atlanta and Princeton University in New Jersey, male protagonists outnumber female protagonists by a margin of 3 to 1. However, in the last decade, males outnumber females by just 1.2 to 1.

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.