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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.

University of Chicago's Young-Kee Kim Joins the Chain of Presidential Succession of the American Physical Society

University of Chicago’s Young-Kee Kim Joins the Chain of Presidential Succession of the American Physical Society

Dr. Kim is chair of the department of physics at the University of Chicago. She is the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in the department and the Enrico Fermi Institute and senior advisor to the provost for global scientific initiatives. In 2024, she will be the ninth scholar from the University of Chicago to become president of the American Physical Society.

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed University Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed University Positions

The six women appointed to endowed posts are Sharon Meyer at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Ruth O’Reagan at the University of Rochester in New York, Karen Winey at the University of Pennsylvania, Leela Gandhi at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Maya Steinitz at the University of Iowa College of Law, and Sherra St. Clair at the University of Wyoming School of Nursing.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to endowed professorships are Susana Marcos at the University of Rochester, Kristin Haglund, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jan Lacina at Texas Cristian University in Fort Worth, Leslie Lyons at Grinnell College in Iowa, and Morgaen L. Donaldson at the University of Connecticut.

Caroline Genco to Serve as Provost at Tufts University in Massachusetts

Caroline Genco to Serve as Provost at Tufts University in Massachusetts

Dr. Genco, who holds the Arthur E. Spiller M.D. Endowed Professor in Genetics at Tufts University, has served as vice provost for research for the past two years. Before becoming vice provost for research in 2019, Professor Genco served as chair of the department of immunology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

University of Kentucky Scholar Named President of the Association for Popular Music Education

University of Kentucky Scholar Named President of the Association for Popular Music Education

Martina Vasil is an associate professor of music education at the University of Kentucky. She teaches undergraduate courses in general music methods and graduate courses in music education research and popular music education. Her primary research interests are popular music education, children’s musical culture, and mentoring practices in music teacher education.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight 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: Barbara Barnard Smith, 1920-2021

In Memoriam: Barbara Barnard Smith, 1920-2021

After completing her master’s degree in music literature in 1945 at the University of Rochester, Smith took a position at the University of Hawaii to teach piano and music theory in the newly established music department. In 1957, she taught the university’s first course on non-Western music.

Colleges and Universities Announced the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announced the Appointments of 10 Women to Administrative Positions

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

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women 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.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Young, 1929-2021

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Young, 1929-2021

Dr. Young joined the faculty at Ohio State University as an instructor in 1955. At this time, she was one of few academic historians devoted to the serious study of American Indians.

Two American Women Share the Wolf Prize in Medicine for Their Research on RNA Biology

Two American Women Share the Wolf Prize in Medicine for Their Research on RNA Biology

Lynne E. Maquat, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Rochester, and Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, have been awarded the Wolf Prize in Medicine for their “fundamental discoveries in RNA biology that have the potential to better human lives.”

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

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

The three women appointed to endowed professors are Khim Kelly in the College of Business at the University of Central Florida, Susana Marcos, in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, and Angela Onwuachi-Willig in the School of Law at Boston University.

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

American Institute of Physics Gives the Science Communications Award to Professor Susan Hockfield

Susan Hockfield is a professor of neuroscience, a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and president emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was honored for her book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

The women appointed to diversity posts are Norma Holland at the University of Rochester, Fatiah Tourney at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University, Karen Armstrong at Pennsylvania State University, Stephany Rose Spaulding at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Kamille Dean at Fordham Law School in New York.

In Memoriam: Faye E. Dudden, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Faye E. Dudden, 1948-2020

An expert on American women’s history, Professor Dudden taught at Union College in Schenectady, New York. She then taught at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, for two decades, retiring in 2016 as the Charles A. Dana Professor of History.

University of Rochester's Brianna Theobald Wins Two Book Awards

University of Rochester’s Brianna Theobald Wins Two Book Awards

Brianna Theobald, an assistant professor of history at the University of Rochester has won two awards for her first book, Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Mason, 1943-2020

Mary Ann Mason was the first woman to serve as dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a profssor of social welfare at the university for two decades.

Three Universities Make Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Three Universities Make Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Michelle Baker was appointed interim dean of the College of Science at Utah State University. Valerie Weber was nameddean of the School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and Wendi Heinzelman will serve a second term as dean of engineering and applied sciences at the University of Rochester.

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

As we transition from one academic year to the next, there are always many new appointments to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Here is this week’s listing of women who will be serving in dean posts.

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.

Eleven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Eleven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

As we transition from one academic year to the next, there are always many new appointments to dean positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. Here is this week’s listing of women who will be serving in dean posts.

University of Rochester Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

University of Rochester Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

The suit, originally filed in 2017, claimed that the university retaliated against and defamed the plaintiffs after they alleged sexual harassment by a faculty member.

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Wendy Hadley at the University of Oregon, Teri W. Odom of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Adrienne Morgan at the University of Rochester, Lynne Parker of the University of Tennessee, Barna Saha of the University of California, Berkeley, and Altha Stewart at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Study Finds No Biological Gender Differences in Brain Function of Children Regarding Mathematics

Study Finds No Biological Gender Differences in Brain Function of Children Regarding Mathematics

The research team used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the brain activity in a group of young children ages 3 to 10 while the children were watching an educational video covering early math topics. After numerous statistical comparisons, the research team found no difference in the brain development of girls and boys.

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curio Honored for Her Research on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Christine Curcio, who holds the White-McKee Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will receive the 2019 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Two Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

B. Paige Lawrence has been named the Wright Family Research Professor at the University of Rochester in New York and Ruzica Piskac has been named the Donna L. Dubinsky Associate Professor of Computer Science at Yale University.

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Thirteen 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.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Faculty Posts

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Faculty Posts

The three scholars appointed to named faculty positions are Nina Stark at Virginia Tech, Julie Dorsey at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Elizabeth Marvin at the University of Rochester in New York.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Lesley Lokko at City College of New York, Angela Kashuba at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Susan Beth Estes at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Mariette DiChristina at Boston University, Robin L. Hughes at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Melissa Sturge-Apple at the University of Rochester, and Sue Day Perroots at West Virginia University.

Julie White Named President of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Washington State

Julie White Named President of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Washington State

Currently, Dr. White serves as senior vice president of student engagement and learning support at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. She has conducted extensive research on strategies to reduce sexual assault on college campuses.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Here is a large group of women who recently have been appointed to dean positions at educational institutions across the United States.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 14 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 14 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.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The three women who are leaving their posts are Gail Norris, vice president and general counsel for the University of Rochester, Kimberly Gold, president of Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina, and Eunice John, professor of pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.