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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.”

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New University Faculty Positions

Appointed to new potions are Alejandra Rojas Silva at Ohio Wesleyan University, Kathleen Cagney at the University of Michigan, Nahid Bhadelia at the University of Michigan, Sharrelle Barber at Drexel University in Philadelphia, M. Diane Burton at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Elizabeth Lightfoot at Arizona State University

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions  at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions 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.

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the First Time, the University of Michigan Is Naming an Academic Building for a Woman

For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan has named an academic building to honor a woman. The building that houses the Life Sciences Institute, a hub for bioscience research, will be known as Mary Sue Coleman Hall. Dr. Coleman was president of the university from 2002 to 2014.

University of Michigan Study Finds High Suicide Risk Among Women Who Are Nurses

University of Michigan Study Finds High Suicide Risk Among Women Who Are Nurses

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan finds that nurses who are women are roughly twice as likely to die by suicide than women in the general population. Among male nurses, the risk of suicide is no higher than the general male population.

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize

Martha Jones of Johns Hopkins University Wins Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Martha Jones’ book examines the racism and sexism Black women endured in their pursuit of political participation and power. It also closely examines how Black women used that power to secure equality and representation for others.

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Women Named Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for Research & Teaching in Chemistry

Winners of these awards are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship in the chemical sciences, and are deeply committed to education.

In Memoriam: Ruth Grace Zibart, 1919-2020

In Memoriam: Ruth Grace Zibart, 1919-2020

Ruth Grace Zibart was a professor of French, emerita, and the first woman to serve as associate dean of the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University.

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Modern Language Association Presents Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award to Susan Gubar

Professor Gubar created groundbreaking works of feminist criticism that uncovered a female literary tradition previously obscured within a traditionally male literary universe.

The Gender Gap in Faculty Positions at the University of Michigan

The Gender Gap in Faculty Positions at the University of Michigan

Data from the University of Michigan shows that in 2019, women make up 35 percent of all tenured or tenure-track faculty at the university. As is the case nationally, the gender gap is the most pronounced at the full professor level.

Brandeis University in Massachusetts Appoints Carol Fierke as Provost

Brandeis University in Massachusetts Appoints Carol Fierke as Provost

Since 2017, Dr. Fierke has been provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University. She also holds professorships in chemistry and biochemistry and has been conducting research on COVID-19. Prior to arriving at Texas A&M, Dr. Fierke spent much of her career at the University of Michigan.

University of Colorado's Diane Conlin Honored by the Archaeological Institute of America

University of Colorado’s Diane Conlin Honored by the Archaeological Institute of America

Dr. Conlin, who joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 1998, has taught both in classics and art and art history and specializes in the art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Rome. She was honored with the 2021 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Cathryn Halverson Wins Book Award From the Western Literature Association

Cathryn Halverson Wins Book Award From the Western Literature Association

In conducting research for her first two books, Dr. Halverson of Minot State University in North Dakota found that many women writers in the American West had published in the Atlantic Monthly. So she decided to examine this connection in detail for her third book.

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

In Memoriam: Sonya Orleans Rose, 1935-2020

Dr. Rose joined the University of Michigan faculty as a professor of history and sociology in 1993. In 1995, she received an additional appointment as a professor of women’s studies. In 2002, Dr. Rose was appointed the Natalie Zemon Davis Collegiate Professor of History, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Reappoints Antonia M. Villarruel as Dean

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Reappoints Antonia M. Villarruel as Dean

Among Dean Villarruel’s accomplishments are a near-doubling of National Institutes of Health funding, to $15.3 million in fiscal year 2019 from $7.8 million in fiscal year 2015; the launch of a Doctor of Nursing Practice program; and the creation of strategic global initiatives in regions including Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

The College of Medicine at Ohio State University Selects Its New Dean

The College of Medicine at Ohio State University Selects Its New Dean

Carol Bradford has been serving as the executive vice dean of academic affairs at the University of Michigan medical school and chief academic officer at Michigan Medicine for four years. Prior to that, she was chair of the department of otolaryngology at the medical school.

Gender Gap in Authorship of Medical Research Widened During Early Stages of the Global Pandemic

Gender Gap in Authorship of Medical Research Widened During Early Stages of the Global Pandemic

The results show that women constitute a significanty lower share of first authors of articles on COVID-19 in the world’s eading medical journals, as compared to the proportion of women among first authors of all articles published in the same journals the previous year.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down  From Their High-Level Posts at Universities

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their High-Level Posts at Universities

Stepping down from the current toles are Terry Murphy, deputy provost for academic affairs at George Washington University, Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations at the University of Michigan, and Dana Canedy, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University.