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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.

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women's College in Nevada, Missouri

Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women’s College in Nevada, Missouri

Dr. Niles comes to Cottey College from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where she has served as vice president for enrollment and communications, a position she has held since 2018.

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Dr. Gayle is currently president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. Earlier, she was CEO of the international humanitarian organization CARE and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Two Women Historians to Be Awarded the Bancroft Prize

Mia Bay is the Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania and Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. They will be honored at a ceremony in New York in late April.

For Women, Mentioning Gender Identify in Correspondence Can Increase Chances of Obtaining Career Help

For Women, Mentioning Gender Identify in Correspondence Can Increase Chances of Obtaining Career Help

In a new study, researchers at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania found that people are significantly more likely to offer career help to women when help seekers mention their gender identity in requests. “We know, both from research and personal experience, how invaluable it can be to get a helping hand when […]

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Jill M. Baren Will Be the First Woman President of Lake Forest College in Illinois

Dr. Baren currently serves as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She will become the 14th president of Lake Forest College in July.

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.