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In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

E. Elizabeth Magill to Serve as the Ninth President of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor Magill has been serving since 2019 as executive vice president and provost at the University of Virginia. Earlier, she was the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and dean of Stanford Law School. Previously, she spent 15 years on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on administrative law and constitutional structure.

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

In Memoriam: Carol Lani Guinier, 1950-2022

Lani Guinier was the first woman of color to be a tenured professor at Harvard Law School. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the law school of the University of Pennsylvania.

Adriana Perez Receives the Research Recognition Award From the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Adriana Perez Receives the Research Recognition Award From the National Hispanic Council on Aging

Dr. Perez’s work focuses on programs to increase physical activity among older Latinos. Few physical activity interventions are designed for older Latinos and there is strong evidence that increasing physical activity reduces the risk of cognitive decline among previously sedentary individuals.

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.

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katrina Armstrong to Lead the Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Armstrong has been serving as the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and chair of the department of medicine and physician-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the staff at Harvard in 2013.

The University of Pennsylvania Names Three Women Scholars to Endowed Professorships

The University of Pennsylvania Names Three Women Scholars to Endowed Professorships

Emily Hannum, professor of sociology, has been appointed Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences. Nancy J. Hirschmann, professor of political science, and Anthea Butler, professor of religious studies, have been appointed Geraldine R. Segal Professors in American Social Thought.

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 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.

Vanderbilt University's Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Vanderbilt University’s Cynthia Reinhart-King Will Lead the Biomedical Engineering Society

Professor Reinhart-King, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, is a cellular bioengineer whose seminal work on extracellular matrices has contributed to a breakthrough in understanding tumor formation. The citations of her cellular bioengineering research number in the thousands.

The New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

The New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Dr. Fontenot has been with the university since 2019, serving first as interim chief of staff and more recently as interim provost. Before coming to Fort Valley State University, Dr. Fontenot served as the interim regional vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg.

University of Pennsylvania to Name Its New Data Science Building to Honor Amy Gutmann

University of Pennsylvania to Name Its New Data Science Building to Honor Amy Gutmann

Amy Gutmann is the longest-serving president in the university’s history. She became president in 2004 after serving as provost at Princeton University. She has been nominated by President Biden to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Germany.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The four women who have been appointed to endowed chairs are Rosanna Garcia at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Shu Yang the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Felicity Schaeffer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio at the University of Rochester in New York.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Melissa Sanchez at the University of Pennsylvania, Roslyn Satchel at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Roslyn Satchel at Barnard College in New York City, Ebony Copeland at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Melissa C. Johnson at Pennsylvania State University, and Chantel Smith at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Jennifer Prah Named Director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse at the University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Prah Named Director of the Ortner Center on Violence and Abuse at the University of Pennsylvania

The Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse is a collaborative effort of faculty and students at the University of Pennsylvania who research issues related to violence, primarily violence against women and girls. Dr. Prah is a professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Posts

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

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Manisha Juthani is an associate professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Yale School of Medicine and an associate professor of epidemiology and microbial diseases at the Yale School of Public Health. She will take a public service leave of absence from the faculty at Yale while serving in state government.

Katalin Karikó of the University of Pennsylvania Will Share the 2021 Albany Prize for Her Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Katalin Karikó of the University of Pennsylvania Will Share the 2021 Albany Prize for Her Work on a COVID-19 Vaccine

Katalin Karikó, an adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine t the University of Pennsylvania and a senior vice president at BioNTech, has been selected to receive the 2021 Albany Prize, She will share the award with Drew Weissman, the Roberts Family Professor of Vaccine Research at the medical school and Barney Graham, the deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center and the chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health.

Women Are More Than Half of the Incoming MBA Class at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Women Are More Than Half of the Incoming MBA Class at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School of the Univerity of Pennsylvania is one of the nation’s most prestigious business schools. Now for the first time in its 140-year history, women will comprise more than half of the incoming first-year class of MBA students. At nearly 52 percent, the percentage of women in the Wharton MBA Class of 2023 represents a 10 percent increase in female students over last year’s first-year students.

A Gender Salary Gap Persists for Faculty in Some Internal Medicine Disciplines

A Gender Salary Gap Persists for Faculty in Some Internal Medicine Disciplines

The study found that in academic medicine specialties with greater female representation were consistently those in which all physicians had lower salaries. The widest pay discrepancy of 21 percent was in the field of cardiology.

Katalin Karikó, a Hero of the Battle to Fight COVID-19, Honored by the Vilcek Foundation

Katalin Karikó, a Hero of the Battle to Fight COVID-19, Honored by the Vilcek Foundation

Katalin Karikó, an adjunct professor of neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the scientific team whose innovative research established the foundation for COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, will receive the 2022 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology.

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation's Directorate of Engineering

Susan Margulies to Head the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Engineering

Dr. Margulies, who teaches at Emory University and Georgia Tech, will be the first biomedical engineer to head the directorate, which supports fundamental research, enhances the nation’s innovation through a range of initiatives, and is a driving force behind the training and development of the United States’ engineering workforce.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Delores Albarracín at the University of Pennsylvania, Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Suzanne O’Connell at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston.

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann Named U.S. Ambassador to Germany

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann Named U.S. Ambassador to Germany

Dr. Gutmann has served as president of the University of Pennsylvania since 2004. Her contract as president of the University of Pennsylvania runs through June 2022. She said she will remain at her post until confirmed by the Senate.

Barbara Elias of Bowdoin College Wins Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Barbara Elias of Bowdoin College Wins Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Barbara Elias, who was promoted on July 1 to associate professor of government and granted tenure at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has received the American Political Science Association’s 2020 award for “Best International Security Book by a Non-tenured Faculty Member.”

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Janelle Neubauer at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Massachusetts, Yolanda Smith at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Andrea Bordeau at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Virginia McMath at Parkland College in Illinois, Alanna Shanahan at the University of Pennsylvania, and Carey Anne Zucca at Skidmore College in New York.

Dione Somerville is the New President of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio

Dione Somerville is the New President of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio

Dr. Somerville has held leadership positions at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Lorain County Community College, Iowa State University, Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, and most recently Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was executive vice president.

Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota Selects Alison Byerly as Its Next President

Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota Selects Alison Byerly as Its Next President

In 2013, Dr. Byerly became the first woman president of Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania. Earlier, she was was provost and executive vice president at Middlebury College in Vermont. Dr. Byerly will begin her new job on August 1.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Universities

Taking on new roles are Ammina Kothari at the University of Rhode Island, Margaret Jacobs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lesley Morris at the University of Nevada, Reno, Karen Detlefsen at the University of Pennsylvania, and Nadia Brown at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Kristin Clark Appointed Chancellor of the West Hills Community College District in California

Dr. Clark has served as president of West Hills College Lemoore since January 2016. Earlier, she was vice president of student services at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Michigan State's Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Michigan State’s Alison Bernstein Honored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Bernstein, an assistant professor of translational neuroscience in the College of Human Medicine, was honored for her research into the interaction of genetics and environmental exposure, such as how some pesticides alter neurons in the brain that may lead to Parkinson’s disease.

New Assignments for Eight Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Eight Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

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.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to 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.

Martha Curley Honored for Her Work in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Martha Curley Honored for Her Work in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Martha Curley holds the Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and is a professor of anesthesia at the university’s medical school. Her research focuses on nurse-implemented therapies for acute respiratory failure in critically ill pediatric patients.

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nabanou Nozari Honored for Research on How the Brain Translates Abstract Thoughts into Words and Sentences

Nazbanou Nozari, an associate professor of psychology in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was honored by the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of human cognition and learning.