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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.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Thu H. Le at the University of Rochester in New York, Laura McGuinn at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Olena Morozova Vaske at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Melyna J. Price at the University of Kentucky, and Hui Cao at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Marla F. Frederick at Emory University in Atlanta, Amy Hauft at Washington University in St. Louis, Chen-Yu Li at Indiana University, and Paula M. Vertino at the University of Rochester in New York.

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Sixteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

The First Woman President of the University of Rochester

Sarah Mangelsdorf was appointed President of the University of Rochester in New York. When she takes office in the summer of 2019, she will be the first woman to serve as president of the university. She is currently the provost and a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

During World War II, Dr. Hooker became the first Black woman to serve on active duty with the United States Coast Guard. She used her G.I. benefits to fund her graduate education at Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Professor Hooker served on the faculty at Fordham University in New York from 1963 to 1985.

Seton Hall University's Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Seton Hall University’s Maxine Lurie Wins Award for Her Book on the History of New Jersey

Maxine Lurie, professor emerita in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for her latest book, which contains 650 historical photographs taken in New Jersey.

Donna Strickland Is the Third Woman to Earn the Nobel Prize in Physics

Donna Strickland Is the Third Woman to Earn the Nobel Prize in Physics

From 1964 to 2017, no woman was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. But this year, Donna Stickland, an associate professor of physics at the University of Waterloo in Canada is sharing the prize with two men. She is the third woman in the 117-year history of the Nobel Prize in physics to win the award.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles 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.

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members 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.

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

In Memoriam: Virginia Lee Maxwell George, 1924-2018

Professor George joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 1964 as an instructor of maternal and child nursing. In 1975 she founded the school’s nurse practitioner graduate program and served as director for 15 years.

New Assignments for 18 Women Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 18 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.

A Change in Leadership at Keuka College in New York State

A Change in Leadership at Keuka College in New York State

When the president of the college stepped down due to a death in his family, the board of trustees of Keuka College named Amy Storey as interim president. Story has been serving since 2013 as vice president for advancement and external affairs and chief advancement officer at the college.