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The American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of the University of Pennsylvania's Marisa Kozlowski

The American Chemical Society Recognizes the Work of the University of Pennsylvania’s Marisa Kozlowski

Dr. Kozlowski joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. The major focus of Dr. Kozlowski’s research is the development of new catalytic methods for efficient organic synthesis using computation and high throughput screening. She has authored over 170 independent publications.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Universities

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Wiebke Strehl at Newberry College, Sonja Harris-Haywood at Meharry Medical College, Sarah Banet-Weiser at the University of Pennsylvania, Laurie Garrett-Cobbina at the University of Redlands, Mollye Demosthenidy at Newcomb-Tulane College, Jenna Hyatt at Washington State University, Deleise Wilson at Polk State College, and Mary Gallant at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

University of Pennsylvania's Beverly Crawford Honored by the National Dental Association Foundation

University of Pennsylvania’s Beverly Crawford Honored by the National Dental Association Foundation

Beverley Crawford, professor of clinical restorative dentistry and director of the student diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized for her service to students and academics.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The four women appointed to named chairs are Margarita Estévez-Abe at Syracuse University in New York, Tonya Pinkins at Fordham College at Lincoln Center in New York City, Limor Golan at Washington University in St. Louis, and Marcia Chatelain at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Florida State's Jessica Ribeiro Recognized for Her Work on Suicide Prevention

Florida State’s Jessica Ribeiro Recognized for Her Work on Suicide Prevention

Jessica Ribeiro, an associate professor of psychology at Florida State University, has earned the 2023 Edwin S. Shneidman Award from the American Association of Suicidology in recognition of her research into suicide causes and prevention.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Taking on new roles are Christine Kim Garcia in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Jamie Waters at Boston College, Dana R. Fisher at American University in Washington, D.C., Caterina Scoglio at Kansas State University, Ann Marie Stanley at Pennsylvania State University, and Sanya Carley at the University of Pennsylvania.

Shu Yang Honored for Her Work in the Field of Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Shu Yang Honored for Her Work in the Field of Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Dr. Yang, who has taught at the University of Pennsylvania since 2004, was selected to receive the award from the American Chemical Society for “contributions to the geometric design and controlled assembly of colloids and liquid crystals at surfaces and interfaces.”

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new positions or duties are Rossana Hu at the University of Pennsylvania, Mary Wiedenhoeft at Iowa State University, Lois Agnew, at Syracuse University in New York, and Joan Blakey at the University of Minnesota.

Kimberly Bowes Wins Award for Her Two-Volume Book on Roman Peasants

Kimberly Bowes Wins Award for Her Two-Volume Book on Roman Peasants

Kimberly Bowes, a professor of classical studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the 2023 Anna Marguerite McCann Award for Fieldwork Reports from the Archaeological Institute of America.

Diane Chase Appointed Provost at the University of Houston

Diane Chase Appointed Provost at the University of Houston

Dr. Chase joins the University of Houston from Claremont Graduate University in California, where she served since 2019 as vice president for academic innovation, student success, and strategic initiatives. Earlier, Dr. Chase served as vice provost for academic program quality at the University of Central Florida before moving to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2016 as executive vice president and provost.

Two Women Scholars Receive Grawemeyer Awards From the University of Louisville

Two Women Scholars Receive Grawemeyer Awards From the University of Louisville

Jennifer Morton, the Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education and Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of the Union Theological Seminary’s Episcopal Divinity School in New York City, has been awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Religion.

Two Women Historians Win Order of the Coif Book Awards

Two Women Historians Win Order of the Coif Book Awards

Susan J. Pearson, a professor of history at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Mia Bay, the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, have been honored to “outstanding publications that evidence creative talent of the highest order.”

In Memoriam: Theresa A. Powell

In Memoriam: Theresa A. Powell

Theresa A. Powell was vice president for student affairs at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Powell came to Temple in 2002 after serving as vice president of student affairs at Western Michigan University.

New Administrative Duties for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Seven Women 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Leela Prasad Selected to Lead the American Academy of Religion

Leela Prasad Selected to Lead the American Academy of Religion

Dr. Prasas will serve as vice president, president-elect, and then president of the academy. She will be the fourth Asian American woman and the third faculty member from Duke’s department of religious studies to lead the American Academy of Religion in its 113-year history.

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.

Yale's Vanessa Ogle Win the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Yale’s Vanessa Ogle Win the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal

Dr. Ogle, a historian of global Europe from the 18th century to the present, was honored for her historical research on capitalism and globalization. Before joining the faculty at Yale this fall, Dr. Ogle taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania.

A. Brooks Bowden Honored by the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

A. Brooks Bowden Honored by the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

A. Brooks Bowden, an assistant professor of education policy at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses her research on strategies to overcome obstacles like hunger, housing insecurity, and mental health problems that prevent children from getting the most out of school.

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.

Huda Zoghbi to Be Awarded the $100,000 Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine

Huda Zoghbi to Be Awarded the $100,000 Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine

Huda Zoghbi, the founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a Distinguished Service Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, is being honored for her work pinpointing the underlying, genetic causes of a pair of devastating neurological diseases.

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.

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Nine Women 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

University of Pennsylvania's Anthea Butler Is Honored by the American Academy of Religion

University of Pennsylvania’s Anthea Butler Is Honored by the American Academy of Religion

Anthea Butler, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought at the University of Pennsylvania, has received the 2022 Martin E. Marty Award from the American Academy of Religion. The Marty Award is given annually to an individual whose work helps advance the public understanding of religion.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions in Higher Education

Kishwar Rizvi has been appointed the Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, Islamic Art, and Architecture at Yale University. Amber Wiley will join the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design as the inaugural Matt and Erika Nord Director of the Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites and Silvia López was named the Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new duties relating to diversity are Neeta Kantamneni at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Renita Miller for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Michelle Santana at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, and Takiyah Nur Amin for the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Raquel Marie Albarran, 1983-2022

In Memoriam: Raquel Marie Albarran, 1983-2022

Dr. Albarran joined the faculty at Middlebury College in 2018. At the time of her death, she was a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies, on a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@WIAReport.com.

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Three Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected to Lead National Associations

Xiuli Liu, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Chinese American Pathologists Association. Octavia Peck Palmer, an associate professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, was named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Amanda Bettencourt, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is the new president of the American Association of Critical Nurses.

Katalin Karikó Wins a 2022 Women in Science International Award from the L’Oréal  Foundation

Katalin Karikó Wins a 2022 Women in Science International Award from the L’Oréal  Foundation

Dr. Karikó is a biochemist, researcher, and adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She and co-collaborator Drew Weissman, invented the modified mRNA technology used in Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection.

University of Delaware Scholar Seeks to Find Out Why Women Kill

University of Delaware Scholar Seeks to Find Out Why Women Kill

In 2015, women were only 11 percent of homicide perpetrators in the United States, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Kathleen Brewer-Smyth, an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware, finds that many women who commit murder were victims of abuse.

Diane Mutz Wins the Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Diane Mutz Wins the Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Dr. Mutz is the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and also serves as director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. She studies political communication, political psychology, and public opinion.

Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

Lynn Ortale is the New President of Maria College in Albany, New York

For the past 13 years, Dr. Ortale has served as vice president for student life at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and has also been an adjunct faculty member in the higher education administration graduate program at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lazzaro-Weis, 1949-2022

Carol Lazzaro-Weis was a professor emerita of French and Italian studies at the University of Missouri. She served as president of the American Association of Italian Studies from 2009 to 2016.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Wins the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

Kathleen Hall Jamieson Wins the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research

Dr. Jamieson, the Elizabeth Ware Packer Professor of Communication and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the honor by the Roper Center for Public Opinion at Cornell University.