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Cornell's Melody Zeng to Be Honored by the American Association of Immunologists

Cornell’s Melody Zeng to Be Honored by the American Association of Immunologists

As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Melody Seng was among the first to discover that a class of antibodies called IgG recognizes gut bacteria for maintenance of host-microbe symbiosis in the intestine. Dr. Zeng established her lab at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2019.

Miriam Mobley Smith Wins Leadership Award From the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

Miriam Mobley Smith Wins Leadership Award From the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

Miriam Mobley Smith is the interim dean of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Prior to coming to the University of Hawai’i in 2021, the veteran pharmacy academic served as interim dean and visiting professor at the Northeastern University Bourvé College of Health Sciences in Boston and as dean and tenured professor at the Chicago State University College of Pharmacy.

Harriet B. Nembhard Will Be the Next President of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California

Harriet B. Nembhard Will Be the Next President of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California

A nationally respected leader in the field of industrial and operations engineering, Dr.Nembhard currently serves as dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Before coming to Iowa in 2020, Dr. Nembhard was the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University.

Professor Ila Fiete From MIT Wins the Swartz Prize From the Society for Neuroscience

Professor Ila Fiete From MIT Wins the Swartz Prize From the Society for Neuroscience

Professor Fiete is being honored for breakthrough research modeling hippocampal grid cells, a component of the navigational system of the mammalian brain. “Fiete’s body of work has already significantly shaped the field of neuroscience and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future,” according to a statement by the Society of Neuroscience.

Jennifer Rexford Named Provost at Princeton University

Jennifer Rexford Named Provost at Princeton University

Dr. Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor in Engineering and a professor and chair in the department of computer science at the university. She joined Princeton’s faculty as a full professor in 2005.

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Tenth Chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago

Marie Lynn Miranda Will Be the Tenth Chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago

Marie Lynn Miranda has been named the tenth chancellor of the University of Illinois Chicago and a vice president of the University of Illinois System, effective July 5, 2023. The University of Illinois Chicago enrolls more than 22,000 undergraduate students and nearly 12,000 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. […]

University of Michigan's Marie McCarthy Honored by the Society for Research in Music Education

University of Michigan’s Marie McCarthy Honored by the Society for Research in Music Education

Marie McCarthy, professor of music education at the University of Michigan, recently received the Senior Researcher Award from the Society for Research in Music Education of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The award recognizes significant, long-term scholarship in music education.

University of Pennsylvania's Anita Allen Honored by the Hastings Center for Her Work in Bioethics

University of Pennsylvania’s Anita Allen Honored by the Hastings Center for Her Work in Bioethics

Anita L. Allen is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Allen was recognized for outstanding contributions to law and philosophy and to their practical applications in medicine, science, and public affairs.

Two Women Scientists Named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows by the U.S. Department of Defense

Two Women Scientists Named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows by the U.S. Department of Defense

The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the selection of nine distinguished faculty scientists and engineers for the 2022 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows. Each Fellow will receive up to $3 million over the five-year fellowship term to pursue cutting-edge fundamental research projects. Of the nine new fellows, only two are women.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

The new deans are Kathryn Sloan at the University of Arkansas, Emily Frazier at North Dakota State University, Joi Spencer at the University of California, Riverside, Michelle Clare at the University of Cincinnati, Ethel Scurlock at the University of Mississippi, Whitney Nash at Georgia Southern University, Lisa Owens-Jackson at North Carolina A&T State University, and Elizabeth Yakel at the University of Michigan.

Six Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Six Women in Higher Education Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Amy Friedman Wilson at the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in Omaha, Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes at the University of Michigan, Christina Economos at Tufts University in Boston, T. Camille Martin-Thomsen at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vrushali Bokil at Oregon State University, and Mary M. White at South Carolina State University.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Lead Libraries at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Lead Libraries at State Universities

Linda Marie Golian-Lui will be the new dean of university libraries at Florida Atlantic University and Stephanie Walker has been appointed as the new dean of University Libraries at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Lori E. Harris will lead the University of Cincinnati Libraries and Donna L. Hayward has been appointed interim university librarian and dean of libraries at the University of Michigan.

Amy Dittmar Will Be the Next Provost at Rice University in Houston

Amy Dittmar Will Be the Next Provost at Rice University in Houston

Dr. Dittmar has been serving as senior vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs and professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan. Earlier, she was senior associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Deans by the Dozen: Large Group of Women Scholars in New Leadership Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Large Group of Women Scholars in New Leadership Positions

The 12 new deans are Guillermina Gina Núñez-Mchiri, Autumn Tooms Cyprès, Deborah M. Cady Melzer. Melinda R. Roberts, Kathy Giacomini, Mary Stromberger, Linda Haddad, Valerie Howard, Sonya Hardin, Cindy D. Kam, Andrea Hickerson, and Vicki Ellingrod.

Christy Harris Lemak Honored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Christy Harris Lemak Honored by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Christy Harris Lemak is a professor and chair of the department of health services administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was honored for her outstanding contributions to the field of healthcare management education.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Taking on new roles n higher education relating to diversity are Tabbye M. Chavous at the University of Michigan, Catherine Chan at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wendy Smooth at Ohio State University, and Cheryl Nuñez at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

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.

Beverly Daniel Tatum Selected to Lead Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts

Beverly Daniel Tatum Selected to Lead Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts

Dr. Tatum served as president of Spelman College in Atlanta from 2002 to 2015. Previously she was a professor of psychology and dean of the college at Mount Holyoke College. Earlier in her career, she taught at Westfield State College in Massachusetts and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Provost Positions

The three women who will be assuming the role of provost at their academic institutions are Abby Parill-Baker at the University of Memphis, Laurie K. McCauley at the University of Michigan, and Melanie Stein at Ithaca College in New York.

A Trio of Women Appointed to New Positions as Diversity Officers

A Trio of Women Appointed to New Positions as Diversity Officers

Jennifer Rosales is the chief diversity officer at Barnard College in New York City. Trachette Jackson is the assistant vice president for research for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the University of Michigan and Risë Nelson was appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale University Library.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Public Universities

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Public Universities

Sudha Setty has been named the next dean of the City University of New York Law School. Kathryn Elizabeth Angell will be the next dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work and Sarah Gordon will serve as interim dean of the Graduate College at Arkansas Tech University.

Caribbean Philosophical Association to Honor University of Illinois-Chicago Historian Barbara Ransby

Caribbean Philosophical Association to Honor University of Illinois-Chicago Historian Barbara Ransby

University of Illinois Chicago historian Barbara Ransby has been named a recipient of the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award. She was selected for the award “because of the historical and political importance of her writings, her tireless work as an institution-builder and activist.”

How the Pandemic Impacted the Frequency and Severity of Domestic Violence

How the Pandemic Impacted the Frequency and Severity of Domestic Violence

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan found that in the early months of the pandemic, the overall prevalence of domestic violence didn’t increase, but survivors of intimate partner violence experienced new, more frequent, or more severe violence in that period.

University of Michigan Provost Susan Collins to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

University of Michigan Provost Susan Collins to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Dr. Collins currently is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was a professor – and for a decade was the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean – at the university’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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.

Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association's Highest Honor for Service to Philosophy

Anita Allen Wins the American Philosophical Association’s Highest Honor for Service to Philosophy

Professor Allen is an internationally renowned expert on philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education. In 2018-19, she was the first Black woman to serve as president of the American Philosophical Association.

Mary Frances Berry Wins the Lewis Award for History and Social Justice From the American Historical Association

Mary Frances Berry Wins the Lewis Award for History and Social Justice From the American Historical Association

The Lewis Prize is offered annually to recognize a historian for leadership and sustained engagement at the intersection of historical work, public culture, and social justice. The prize is named in memory of John Lewis, the civil rights icon who represented Georgia in the United States House of Representatives for 34 years.

The American Academy of Nursing Chooses the University of Wisconsin's Linda Scott as President-Elect

The American Academy of Nursing Chooses the University of Wisconsin’s Linda Scott as President-Elect

Dr. Scott became the eighth dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. Earlier she was associate dean for academic affairs, director of graduate studies, and urban health at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing.

The American Academy of Nursing Honors Antonia Villarruel of the University of Pennsylvania

The American Academy of Nursing Honors Antonia Villarruel of the University of Pennsylvania

Antonia Villarruel, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2021 Health Care Leader Award, which recognizes an influential national leader dedicated to improving the health of the nation.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions 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.

In Memoriam: Miah Im, 1974-2021

In Memoriam: Miah Im, 1974-2021

Miam Im was director of opera studies at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Before coming to Rice University in 2020, Im was principal coach and conductor of the University of Toronto Opera School and music director of the University of Maryland Opera Studio.

Harvard's Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Harvard’s Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Susan A. Murphy is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on developing data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real-time multi-stage decision-making in mobile health.

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.

In Memoriam: Charlotte Sophia Davis Kasl, 1938-2021

In Memoriam: Charlotte Sophia Davis Kasl, 1938-2021

After teaching music at Ohio University, Dr. Kasl became a certified addiction specialist in the areas of chemical dependency and sexuality and had a private psychotherapy practice for more than 30 years in Minnesota and later Montana.

The 2021 Linnean Medal Has Been Awarded to Evolutionary Biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard

The 2021 Linnean Medal Has Been Awarded to Evolutionary Biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard

Dr. West-Eberhard, a research associate in the department of biological sciences at Louisiana State University, was bestowed with the medal from the Linnean Society of London for her “significant contribution to the science of natural history and to the wider natural sciences community.”