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Columbia University's Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

Columbia University’s Cynthia Rosenzweig Wins the 2022 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Foundation’s award recognizes individuals who have increased the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The $250,000 award honors Dt. Rosenzweig’s achievements as the founder of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project.

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Ingrid Guerra-López at George Mason University in Virginia, Susan Shelangoskie at Siena Height University in Michigan, Marianne Baernholdt at the University of Virginia, Nandita Mani at the University of Massachusetts, Stephanie Shonekan at the University of Maryland, and Jolie Graybill at North Dakota State University.

Susan Hankinson of the University of Massachusetts Honored for Her Work in Breast Cancer Research

Susan Hankinson of the University of Massachusetts Honored for Her Work in Breast Cancer Research

Susan Hankinson, Distinguished Professor of epidemiology and associate dean for research in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was honored by the American Association for Cancer Research.

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative assignments are Karen Tumlinson at Central College in Pella, Iowa, Karen Tumlinson at the University of Washington, Angela B. Abraham at the University of Massachusetts, Gina Wyant at the University of Kansas, Amanda DuBose at Syracuse University in New York, and Xeturah Woodley at Dona Ana Community College in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Provosts

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Provosts

Tricia Serio has been appointed as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts. Mignon Jacobs is the new vice president of academic affairs and provost at Virginia Union University and Eva M. Fernández was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

In Memoriam: Patricia Crossen, 1945-2022

In Memoriam: Patricia Crossen, 1945-2022

Dr. Crossen began her career at the University of Massachusetts in 1985, eventually rising to the rank of full professor. From 1989 to 1991 she served as deputy provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and from 1994 to 1997, she was as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Women Are a Small Percentage of Finance Faculty But Some Slow Progress Is Being Made

Women Are a Small Percentage of Finance Faculty But Some Slow Progress Is Being Made

A new study conducted by Mila G. Sherman, professor of finance in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Heather Tookes, professor of finance at the Yale School of Management, finds that only 16 percent of the finance faculty at the nation’s top business schools are women.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions 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.

In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

In Memoriam: Margaret L. Crist

Margo Crist served as assistant director of libraries at the Univerity of Michigan from 1990 to 1997. Then she was appointed director of libraries at the University of Massachusetts.

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.

American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Award of Excellence in Research Won by Samantha Solano

American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Award of Excellence in Research Won by Samantha Solano

Samantha Solano, an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was honored for her work on the Visualizing Equity in Landscape Architecture (VELA) Project, the first visual database to compare gender representation over time and location in the field of landscape architecture.

New Administrative Roles for Ten Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Ten 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.

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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Assigned to New Roles

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Promoted or Assigned to New Roles

Taking on new roles are Laura J. Crossey at the University of New Mexico, Michelle Effros at Caltech, Erin H. Moore at Shaw University in North Carolina, Myriam Heiman at MIT, Tania Bruguera at Harvard University, Luzita Vela at the University of Arkansas, Francine Berman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and La Toya Hart at Jackson Stte University in Mississippi.

Elizabeth Chilton Named Chancellor of the Pullman Campus of Washington State University

Elizabeth Chilton Named Chancellor of the Pullman Campus of Washington State University

Dr. Chilton became provost and executive vice president at Washington State University on August 1, 2000. From 2017 to 2020, she served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, a campus of the State University of New York System. Earlier, Dr. Chilton spent 16 years at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

National Council on Problem Gambling's Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Rachel Volberg

National Council on Problem Gambling’s Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Rachel Volberg

Rachel Volberg is a research professor in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. In 1988, she was the first investigator to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health to examine the prevalence of problem gambling in the United States.

University of Massachusetts Study Analyzes Pregnancy Discrimination Cases in the United States

University of Massachusetts Study Analyzes Pregnancy Discrimination Cases in the United States

Only 8 percent of pregnancy discrimination charges lead to both a monetary benefit for the charging party and some negotiated change in workplace managerial practices. The most startling finding is that employers who were accused of discrimination often fire women employees the same day they learn they are pregnant.

Five Women Who Will Be Assuming New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Who Will Be Assuming New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Natalia Henao-Guerrero at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Kristin Lee at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Ranit Mishori at Georgetown University, Felicia Griffin-Fennell at the University of Massachusetts, and Kathleen Clark at Florida State University.

Study Finds That Women Faculty Perceive Unfairness in Workloads

Study Finds That Women Faculty Perceive Unfairness in Workloads

The researchers, led by Joya Mira, a professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, found that faculty members in departments with greater transparency in workloads – knowing not only what they do, but what their colleagues do – perceive their departments as having more equitable workloads.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

The three women taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Kerri Thompson Tillett at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Torsheika Maddox at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Shirley J. Everett at Stanford University in California.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

The three women taking on diversity roles at universities are Laura Jack at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, Brandi Elliott at the University of Cincinnati, and Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities for Nine Women

New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities for Nine Women

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

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties

Six Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties

The women faculty members taking on new assignments are Ajla Aksamija at the University of Massachusetts, Anna Huff Mercovich at Hamilton College in New York, Diane Ryan at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona, Cathy Creighton at Cornell University, Mary Sullivan at the University of Rhode Island, and Kristi Perryman at the University of Arkansas.

Banu Subramaniam Wins Book Award From the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts

Banu Subramaniam Wins Book Award From the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts

Banu Subramaniam, a professor in the department of women, gender, sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has won the 2020 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize. The Kendrick Prize is open to any book of original scholarship on literature, science, and the arts.

University of Massachusetts Study Finds Most Women Are Not Receiving Proper Postpartum Care

University of Massachusetts Study Finds Most Women Are Not Receiving Proper Postpartum Care

According to a study led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, most women are receiving fewer than half the services recommended during their comprehensive postpartum medical checkup. In one of the most startling findings, despite an increased awareness of perinatal depression, only one in 11 patients received a screening for depression.

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Dr. Wu joined the School of Public Policy at the Univerity of Massachusetts Amherst this fall. Her research interests include philanthropy and nonprofit management, inequality and place-based disadvantage, engagement, and advocacy on social media, computational methods, and text as data.

Four Women Have Announced Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Have Announced Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Stepping down from their university positions are Janet Lindner at Yale University, Valerie Gregory at the University of Virginia, Nancy Cohen at the University of Massachusetts AMherst, and Madelyn Wessel at Cornell University.

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

Michelle Cooke Wins Diversity and Inclusion Award From the International Association for Geoscience

The association recognized Professor Cooke for her work as a “foundational leader in accessible and inclusive geoscience teaching in both the classroom and field for over 20 years, all while maintaining a successful research career in geomechanics and structural geology.

Three Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions at Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions at Universities

Tresmaine R. Grimes was appointed dean of two schools at Pace Univerity in New York. Henrietta Williams Pichon is the new interim dean of the College of Education at New Mexico State Univeraity and Evelyn L. Ashley has been named dean of students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In Memoriam: Clara Isabel Adams, 1933-2020

In Memoriam: Clara Isabel Adams, 1933-2020

Clara Adams was a member of the faculty and an administrator at Morgan State University in Baltimore for nearly 60 years. She was also the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Massachusetts.

Vanderbilt's Erin Calipari Wins Award From the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Vanderbilt’s Erin Calipari Wins Award From the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Erin Calipari, an assistant professor of pharmacology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, was honored for research on “cutting-edge techniques to outline the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms that underlie both adaptive and maladaptive processes in reward, motivation, and associative learning.”

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

Research Finds a More Effective Mentoring Formula for Women Faculty in STEM Fields

A new study led by Sandra Petersen, a professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, finds that an online mutual-mentoring model can create “trusting and supportive environments” among underrepresented minority women in STEM across academic institutions.

Three Women Scholars Awarded Tenure at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Three Women Scholars Awarded Tenure at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The three women awarded tenure at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are Ivon M. Arroyo in teacher education and curriculum studies, Sarah Pallas in biology, and Anna Maria Siega-Riz in nutrition.

University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

University of Massachusetts Scientist Honored by the American Society of Plant Biologists

Alice Cheung, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2020 Lawrence Bogorad Award for Excellence in Plant Biology Research. Professor Cheung has taught at the university since 1997.