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Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson Will Be the Next President of the Social Science Research Council

Alondra Nelson, a professor of sociology and dean of social science at Columbia University in New York City, will serve as president of the Social Science Research Council for five years beginning in September.

Yale University Art Historian Wins Book Award

Yale University Art Historian Wins Book Award

Kishwar Rizvi, associate professor in the history of art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, received the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association. Dr. Rizvi joined the faculty at Yale in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 2012.

Two Women Stepping Down as Deans in the Ivy League

Two Women Stepping Down as Deans in the Ivy League

T. Kyle Vanderlick, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Yale University, will step down at the end of the calendar year to return to teaching and Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, announced that she will step down as dean at the end of the current academic year.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

Dr. Slayman served on the faculty at Yale Medical School for nearly a half century. She was the first woman to chair a department at the medical school and the first woman to be named a deputy dean.

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Elizabeth Howe Bradley Named the Eleventh President of Vassar College

Dr. Bradley currently serves as the Bradley-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, head of the residential Branford College, and faculty director of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale University. She will become president of Vassar College on July 1.

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The Next Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Tricia R. Serio currently serves as a professor and chair of the department of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Serio, who holds a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, will begin her new duties at the University of Massachusetts in August.

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

Cornell Professor Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Cornell Professor Wins Book Award From the Modern Language Association

Marilyn Migiel, professor of Romance studies and senior associate dean for arts and humanities at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, was selected to receive a prize for the the best book in the field of Italian literature or comparative literature involving the Italian language.

A Surge in Sexual Discrimination Complaints at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

A Surge in Sexual Discrimination Complaints at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

The data shows there were 7,747 complaints relating to sexual discrimination filed with the Office for Civil Rights during the 2016 fiscal year. This was 46 percent of all complaints filed that year. Of these, most were related to Title IX provisions concerning equal opportunity for girls and women in athletics at educational institutions.

The American Philosophical Society Elects its First Woman President

The American Philosophical Society Elects its First Woman President

Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She is the first woman to serve as president in the 273-year history of the American Philosophical Society.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah

Kathryn Bond Stockton has been named the inaugural dean of the new School for Cultural and Social Transformation. Dr. Stockton is a Distinguished Professor of English and associate vice president in the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah.

Woman Scholar Earns Award for Best Book on Southern History

Woman Scholar Earns Award for Best Book on Southern History

Alison Collis Greene, an assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University, has been chosen as the winner of the Charles S. Sydnor Award from the Southern Historical Association.

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.

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Chairs at American Universities

A Trio of Women Faculty Members Appointed to Endowed Chairs at American Universities

Newly appointed to endowed chairs are Norma Hafenstein at the University of Denver, Jennifer Richeson at Yale University, and Melissa M. WIlcox at the University of California, Riverside.

Duke University Scholar Honored for Her Book on Religious History

Duke University Scholar Honored for Her Book on Religious History

Caroline Bruzelius, the Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University, has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Pelikan Award from Yale University Press. The award recognizes the best book published by the press on the subject of religion over the past two years.

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

Naylor, who taught creative writing at several univeraities, was best known for her her 1982 novel The Women of Brewster Place, for which she won the National Book Award for the best first novel.

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.

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Eleven Women Academics Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 23 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Of this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows, 12 are women. All but one have current ties to the academic world.

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Anne Whisnant at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, Eileen Kae Kintner at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Susan Kaech at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Kosali Simon at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Eleven 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.

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The new holders of endowed chairs are Joann B. Sweasy at Yale, Michelle M. Dowd at the University of Alabama, Mary D. Barkley at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Sheri Wilmer at Boston College, Sandra Thomas at the University of Tennessee, Julie Battilana at Harvard and Annette Giesecke at the University of Delaware.

New Administrative Duties for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 18 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.

In Memoriam: Elinor Evans, 1914-2016

In Memoriam: Elinor Evans, 1914-2016

Elinor Evans was the Albert K. and Harry K. Smith Professor Emerita of Architecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Professor Evans taught design to first-year students in the School of Architecture from 1964 to 1985. She continued to lecture at the school well into her 90s.

Yale's Alanna Schepartz Is the New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Biochemistry

Yale’s Alanna Schepartz Is the New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Biochemistry

Professor Schepartz’s research focuses on understanding how macromolecular interactions control sophisticated biological processes such as information transfer, intracellular trafficking, and compartmentalization.

Four Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Laura Bartell of the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, H. Jane Brockmann, professor emerita of biology at the University of Florida, Bridgette Peteet, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Cincinnati, and Cynthia A. Smith, associate provost for health affairs and academic integrity at Yale University.

New Deans Are Named at Eight Colleges and Universities

New Deans Are Named at Eight Colleges and Universities

The women who have been appointed to dean posts are Jane E. Carreiro, Sara Rosen, Laura Bertonazzi, Patricia A. Okker, Sharon Walker, Paula O’Loughlin, Gloria Jones-Johnson, and Ingrid C. Burke.

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for 10 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

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

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

The appointees are Olufunke A. Fontenot at Albany State, Staci Brennan at Penn State-Mont Alto, Felita Y. Singleton at Portland State, Susan Gibbons at Yale University, Peggy Schmidt at Kansas State, Crystal Hunnicutt at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Rachel Pell at Penn State.

JoAnne Epps Named Provost at Temple University in Philadelphia

JoAnne Epps Named Provost at Temple University in Philadelphia

Professor Epps joined the Temple faculty in 1985. She was named associate dean of academic affairs at the law school in 1989. She was promoted to full professor in 1994. Since 2008, she has served as dean of the university’s Beasley School of Law.

New Roles in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Seven Women Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Ambika Mathur at Wayne State, Angela High Pippert at St. Thomas University, Patricia Henning at the University of New Mexico, Jane Sykes at the University of California, Davis, Amy Pruden at Virginia Tech, Jane Grande-Allen at Rice, and Laurie R. Santos at Yale.

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Barbara H. Long of Bridgewater College in Virginia, Frances Pouch Downes of Michigan State University, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez of Colorado State University, Estella Atekwana of Oklahoma State University, and Holly Powell Kennedy of the Yale School of Nursing.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Appointed to endowed professorships are Cheryl Taylore Lee at Ohio State University, Ann Kurth at Yale University, Oeindrila Dube at the University of Chicago, and Angela K. Dills at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Assignments at Major Universities

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

The New President of the Organization of American Historians

The New President of the Organization of American Historians

Nancy F. Cott, the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University, is the new president of the Organization of American Historians. The organization, founded in 1907, represents more than 7,800 historians worldwide.

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

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