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Universities Announced the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

Universities Announced the Appointment of Four Women to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Erika Lee at Harvard University, Aili Mari Tripp at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chloe E. Bird at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and Laura Guerrero at Arizona State University.

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs  at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The women appointed to endowed professorships are Nancy Landgraff at Youngtown State University in Ohio, Nancy G. McGehee in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Erin Silva at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Tracy Dennison at the California Institute of Technology.

For Health Reasons, Rebecca Blank Will Be Unable to Serve as the First Woman President of Northwestern University

For Health Reasons, Rebecca Blank Will Be Unable to Serve as the First Woman President of Northwestern University

Last October, Northwestern University announced that Rebecca Blank had been selected to serve as the seventeenth president of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Now Dr. Blank has announced that she will be unable to serve as the first woman president of the highly ranked university due to the fact that she has been diagnosed with cancer.

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.

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

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

The three women who have been appointed to endowed professorships are Maureen Ruby at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, Shannon Kenney at the University of Wisconsin, and Kathryn Sederberg at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Roles in Higher Education Relating to Diversity

Taking on new roles n higher education relating to diversity are Tabbye M. Chavous at the University of Michigan, Catherine Chan at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wendy Smooth at Ohio State University, and Cheryl Nuñez at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

In Memoriam: Georgia Benkart, 1947-2022

In Memoriam: Georgia Benkart, 1947-2022

Dr. Benkart joined the faculty in the mathematics department at the University of Wisconsin in 1974. She was only the second woman appointed to a faculty post in the department. She taught at the university for 32 years.

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University's Linda Fried

Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University’s Linda Fried

Linda Fried, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, was honored for her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science defining the clinical syndrome of frailty and for prevention of frailty, disability, and cardiovascular disease.

Harvard's Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Harvard’s Leah Somerville to Receive the Troland Research Award From the National Academies of Sciences

Professor Somerville, who leads the Affective Neuroscience & Development Laboratory at Harvard, was awarded the $75,000 annual prize to support her pioneering research on how brain and psychological development are intertwined during adolescence.

In Memoriam: Constance Ahrons, 1937-2021

In Memoriam: Constance Ahrons, 1937-2021

Constance Ahrons, emeritus professor of sociology in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California, passed away at the age of 84. Dr. Ahrons was perhaps best known for her book The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart.

Leila Chatti of the University of Wisconsin Awarded the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Leila Chatti of the University of Wisconsin Awarded the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Tunisian-American poet Leila Chatti, the Mendota Lecturer in Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named the winner of the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry from the African Poetry Book Fund at the University of Nebraska.

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Koch Schonberger, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Koch Schonberger, 1940-2022

Ann Schonberger was a former professor and retired director of the University of Maine Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies program. She came to the University of Maine in 1971 and retired in 2013.

New Administrative Positions for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Nine 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: Sara McLanahan, 1940-2021

In Memoriam: Sara McLanahan, 1940-2021

At Princeton Universsity, Professor McLanahan was the founding director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing and a principal investigator of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a landmark longitudinal study that has for two decades followed nearly 5,000 children born to unwed parents between 1998 and 2000 in 20 large U.S. cities.

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Fennema, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Ann Elizabeth Fennema, 1928-2021

Dr. Fennema served as a professor of education at the University of Wisconsin. Her scholarly interests focused on two main themes: gender issues related to mathematics, and teachers’ cognitions as they influence instruction and learning.

In Memoriam: bell hooks, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: bell hooks, 1952-2021

The leading feminist scholar bell hooks, the Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College in Kentucky, died at her home in Berea on December 15 at the age of 69.

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Who Have Been Hired to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties in higher education are Jesse Minton at Washington University in St Louis, Samira Malik at Northeastern University in Boston, Kimberly Reilly at Maine Maritime Academy, Youndy C. Cook at the University of Central Florida, Cindy Torstveit at the University of Wisconsin.

Betül Kaçar Honored by the International Society of the Study of the Origin of Life

Betül Kaçar Honored by the International Society of the Study of the Origin of Life

Dr. Kaçar’s research program explores the origins of life, the biology of early Earth, and how understanding life’s emergence and early mechanisms may assist finding life beyond Earth. In addition, she directs a new NASA-funded multimillion-dollar astrobiology research consortium focusing on the evolution of element use in biology across geologic time.

In Memoriam: Teresa Ann Miller, 1962-2021

In Memoriam: Teresa Ann Miller, 1962-2021

Teresa A. Miller was senior vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and chief diversity officer for the State University of New York. Earlier, Miller was a tenured professor of law at the University at Buffalo, specializing in immigration law, criminal procedure, and prisoner law.

The American Academy of Nursing Chooses the University of Wisconsin's Linda Scott as President-Elect

The American Academy of Nursing Chooses the University of Wisconsin’s Linda Scott as President-Elect

Dr. Scott became the eighth dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. Earlier she was associate dean for academic affairs, director of graduate studies, and urban health at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing.

Rebecca Blank Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Northwestern University

Rebecca Blank Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Northwestern University

Dr. Blank became chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. An internationally renowned economist, Dr. Blank is a well-known researcher on poverty and the low-income labor market and has served as an economics expert in three presidential administrations.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Positions in the Academic World

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Positions in the Academic World

Taking on new assignments are at the University of Wisconsin, Julie Wolter at the University of Montana, Janet Chen at Princeton University in New Jersey, Jennifer Karas Montez at Syracuse University in New York, and Kathy Yelick at the University of California, Berkeley.

The American Society for Cell Biology Honors Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas

The American Society for Cell Biology Honors Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas

Donna Ginther, the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, is being recognized for “leadership in alerting the scientific community to the serious problem of racial inequity in research funding at the NIH and continuing to call for change.” She will be honored at the society’s annual convention in December.

Ten Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Assigned 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.

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 11 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.

University of Wisconsin Scholar Wins the Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater

University of Wisconsin Scholar Wins the Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater

Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Callaway Prize. The prize, which carries a cash award of $9,000, is given by the department of English at New York University for the best book on drama or theatre published during the previous two years by an American author.

In Memoriam: Haunani-Kay Trask, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Haunani-Kay Trask, 1949-2021

Professor Trask is credited with co-founding the contemporary field of Hawaiian studies and went on to become the founding director of the Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai’i Manoa.

Sandra Kiddoo Selcted to Lead Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota

Sandra Kiddoo Selcted to Lead Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota

The board of trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has named Sandra Kiddoo to serve as the next president of Northland Community and Technical College. The appointment will become effective July 1, 2021. Northland Community and Technical College operates branches in Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. The college enrolls just […]

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Rebecca Johnson Is the First Woman to Lead Oregon State University

Dr. Johnson has served as vice president of OSU-Cascades since 2009 and has been on the university’s faculty since 1984. She will be the leader of the state’s largest university for approximately a year or until a permanent president is in office.

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

New Faculty Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Six Woman Scholars

Taking on new roles are Yara González-Justiniano at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Emily A. Gasser at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Anna Storti at Duke University, Grace Marie Bochenek at the University of Central Florida, Amy Wendt at the University of Wisconsin, and Jessica Kastler at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

Three Women Appointed to Diversity Posts at Large Universities

The three women taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Kerri Thompson Tillett at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Torsheika Maddox at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Shirley J. Everett at Stanford University in California.

Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, Names its Next President

Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, Names its Next President

In her 26 year career at the college, Dr. Jeannie Worden has served in a variety of roles including vice president of student services, vice president of human resources and college advancement, executive director of the NTC Foundation, and currently as executive vice president.

In Memoriam:  Barbara A. Newsome, 1946-2021

In Memoriam: Barbara A. Newsome, 1946-2021

Dr. Newsome joined the faculty at Mississippi Valley State University in 2001 as an assistant professor in the social work department. During her tenure, Dr. Newsome served as the interim chair of the department, internship field coordinator and the director of the master of social work degree program.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions at Major Universities

Taking on new roles in diversity equity and inclusion are Valeria J. Martinez at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Tovar at the University of Iowa, and Anju Reejhsinghani at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Berrin Tansel Wins the 2021 Science Award From the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

Berrin Tansel Wins the 2021 Science Award From the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists

Berrin Tansel is a professor of environmental engineering and undergraduate program director in the department of civil and environmental engineering at Florida International University in Miami. She is being honored as an individual who demonstrates leadership, originality, and has innovative solutions to current environmental challenges.