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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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

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.

New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities for Nine Women

New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities for Nine Women

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

American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania's Eleni Katifori

American Physical Society Bestows an Award on University of Pennsylvania’s Eleni Katifori

Eleni Katifori, associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2021 American Physical Society Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research. Dr. Katifori was honored for “the seminal use of physical principles in understanding living transport networks.”

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley Wins Book Award From the Duke University Human Rights Center

Theresa Keeley, an assistant professor of history at the University of Louisville, was honored for her book on the role of the faith community, in particular the Maryknoll order, on U.S. policy in Central America in the 1980s.

Elena Past of Wayne State University Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Elena Past of Wayne State University Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Elena Past, professor of Italian at Wayne State University in Detroit, was selected to receive the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Modern Language Association. The award honors an outstanding book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving Italian.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Colleges and Universities

Jianghong Liu has been named the Marjorie O. Rendell Endowed Professor in Healthy Transitions at the University of Pennsylvania. Syd Carpenter was appointed to the Peggy Chan Professorship in Black Studies at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Gannit Ankori was named the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Leslie Altman Recoria, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Leslie Altman Recoria, 1945-2020

Dr. Rescoria taught at the University of Pennsylvania and later was hired in 1985 as an assistant professor and advanced to an endowed full professorship at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. At Bryn Mawr, she served as chair of the psychology department.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new positions are Shelley Liu at the University of California, Berkeley, Jazmine Wells at the University of Kentucky, Melissa E. Sanchez at the University of Pennsylvania, Alessandra Morello Gearhart at Oklahoma State University, and Cindy Bethel at Mississippi State University.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

Emine Fetvaci was appointed to an endowed chair in Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College. Tanja Kral has been named to an endowed chair in nursing science at the University of Pennsylvania and Amanda Bayer was appointed to the Franklin and Betty Barr Chair in Economics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Four Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

Four Women Named to Endowed Professorships at Prestigious Colleges and Universities

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Susannah Ottaway at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Lynn Meskell at the University of Pennsylvania, and Whitney Pirtle at the University of California, Merced.

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.

In Memoriam: Marian William Hoben, 1923-2020

In Memoriam: Marian William Hoben, 1923-2020

Sister Hoben joined the faculty at Immaculata in 1960. She later chaired the English department. In 1982, she assumed the presidency of Immaculata University, serving two, five-year terms.

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Dr. Wu joined the School of Public Policy at the Univerity of Massachusetts Amherst this fall. Her research interests include philanthropy and nonprofit management, inequality and place-based disadvantage, engagement, and advocacy on social media, computational methods, and text as data.

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 Psychological Distress Endured by Women With Family Members in Prison

The Psychological Distress Endured by Women With Family Members in Prison

A new study led by Evelyn J. Patterson, an associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt Univerity in Nashville, finds that this high incarceration rate of family members causes higher levels of depressive symptoms and psychological distress among women than previously understood.

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Taking on new roles or positions are Jennifer Wilcox at the Univerity of Pennsylvania, La Fleur Small at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Swati Piparsania at Arizona State University, Kate Walsh at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Abigail S. Newsome at Mississippi Valley State University.

Jennifer Rawlinson Elected to Lead the American Veterinary Dental College

Jennifer Rawlinson Elected to Lead the American Veterinary Dental College

Over the last seven years, Dr. Rawlinson built and led the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. Her team provides comprehensive dental, oral and maxillofacial evaluations for dogs, cats, horses, pigs, livestock, llamas, and alpacas.

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas Honored for Her Work to End Gender Bias in Anthropology

Deborah Thomas, the R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Gender Equity Award from the American Anthropological Association.

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Jill M. Baren is the New Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Dr. Baren comes to the University of the Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania where she has been serving as a professor of emergency medicine, pediatrics, and medical ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine. She was chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Penn from 2011 to 2017, where she was the first woman to hold the position.

Eight Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Are Assuming 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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

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.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Named to endowed chairs are Sarah Abrevaya Stein at the University of California, Los Angeles, Pamela Hill at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Wendy Cadge at Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts, Brooke E. Blevins at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles 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.

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Dr. Taylor is the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. She spent six years as a lecturer in public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also worked at a nonprofit affordable housing agency and served multiple terms as a city councilmember prior to her term as mayor.

In Memoriam: Linda Pickthorne Fletcher

In Memoriam: Linda Pickthorne Fletcher

Linda Fletcher served as dean of the business schools at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the Univerity of Tennessee Chattanooga. In 1964, she was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in applied economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

New Assignments for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Four Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

The four women who are taking on new roles are Karen V. Guth at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Noel Schulz at Washington State University, Laura Perna at the University of Pennsylvania, and Naho Maruta at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Karen Tani was named the Seaman Family University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Linda Dusman has been named to the Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Cathy Eng was appointed to the David H. Johnson Chair in Surgical and Medical Oncology at Vanderbilt University.