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Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty 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.

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

The First Woman to Win the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry

Laura Kiessling, the Novartis Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the 2017 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston next summer.

Stanford's Carol Dweck Is the Inaugural Winner of the $4 Million Yidan Prize

Stanford’s Carol Dweck Is the Inaugural Winner of the $4 Million Yidan Prize

Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University in California is being honored for her research that focuses on helping at-risk children realize academic success through effort and effective learning strategies.

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

Eight 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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

They are: Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Kristy Kelly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ruth Kleinpell and Mariann Plano at Vanderbilt University, Deana A. Rohlinger at Florida State University, Carolyn Roberts at Yale University, and Karen Davies at the University of South Dakota.

Sixteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Faculty Members 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.

How the Practice of 'Brideprice' Contributes to International Terrorism

How the Practice of ‘Brideprice’ Contributes to International Terrorism

Widespread in several African nations as well as the Middle East and Asia, the custom of brideprice involves the groom paying the bride’s family for the expenses they incurred while raising her. Men’s inability to pay brideprice leads many of them to join rebel or terrorist groups, say the authors of a new study.

Yale's Liza Comita to Be Honored by the British Ecological Society

Yale’s Liza Comita to Be Honored by the British Ecological Society

Liza Comita, assistant professor of tropical forest ecology in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, will receive the Founders’ Award, which recognizes “an outstanding early career ecologist who is starting to make a significant contribution to the science of ecology.”

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women at Colleges and Universities Across the United States

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

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles 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.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on 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.

In Memoriam: Hannah Frank, 1984-2017

In Memoriam: Hannah Frank, 1984-2017

Hannah Frank, an assistant professor of film studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, died on August 28, from what authorities believe was a case of pneumococcal meningitis. She was 33 years old.

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Positions in Academia

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Positions in Academia

Appointed to endowed posts are Tara T. Green at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Susan Dackerman at Stanford University, Valerie J. Matsumoto at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Sharon Hammes-Schiffer at Yale University.

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Rashauna Johnson and Manisha Sinha are among the three finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize

New Duties or Posts for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Posts 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.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Marvella Ford at South Carolina State University, Marianne Janack at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Valerie Hansen at Yale University, Marcia Hoy at the University of Tennessee, and Lynne M. Thomas at the University of Illinois.

Fourteen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Fourteen 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.

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties 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.

Melanie Sanford Wins the $250,000 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

Melanie Sanford Wins the $250,000 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

Professor Sanford was honored for her work developing simpler, more environmentally friendly approaches to the creating molecules that can be used to store energy in batteries, serve as new medical imaging agents, convert carbon dioxide into fuels, or serve as pharmaceuticals to treat disease.

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

The Macy Faculty Scholars program seeks to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in the fields of medicine and nursing. Each scholar receives up to $100,000 in salary support annually for two years. They agree to spend half of their work time on educational reform projects.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New University Roles

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New University Roles

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.

Rice University Scholar Wins the 2017 Book Prize From the American Philosophical Association

Rice University Scholar Wins the 2017 Book Prize From the American Philosophical Association

Gwen Bradford, an associate professor of philosophy at Rice University in Houston, Texas, was awarded the prize that is given every other year to a young scholar who is the author of the best book on philosophy published over the past two years.

Four Women Scholars Announced Their Retirements From Top-Level University Posts

Four Women Scholars Announced Their Retirements From Top-Level University Posts

The four women scholars who have announced their retirements are Martha Hill of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Colleen Hegranes of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Amy Meyers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Margaret Howard of Washington and Lee University’s School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Ellis Staton, 1946-2017

In Memoriam: Carolyn Ellis Staton, 1946-2017

Carolyn Ellis Staton, the first woman to hold the position of provost at the University of Mississippi. At Yale law School she was a roommate of Hillary Rodham. The former First Lady and presidential candidate spoke at Dr. Staton’s funeral service.

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed positions on college and university faculties are Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, Valerie Barr at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Tali Mendelberg at Princeton University, Beverly Gage at Yale University, and Joan Shelley Rubin at the University of Rochester.

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members 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.

Men and Women Administrators Have Different Views on How Best to Retain Women in STEM Fields

Men and Women Administrators Have Different Views on How Best to Retain Women in STEM Fields

A new study that finds that that women department chairs, deans, and provosts have different attitudes and beliefs than their male counterparts about how to retain women professors in STEM fields.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Named Chairs at Yale University

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Named Chairs at Yale University

Karen C. Seto was named the Frederick C. Hixon Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science. Heather K. Gerken was named the Sol and Lillian Goldman Professor of Law and Francesca Trivellato was appointed the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History.

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.

New Positions or Duties for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Positions or Duties for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 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.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Leslie Kendrick at the University of Virginia School of Law, Desiree Reed-Francois at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Diana Borgognoni at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Vivian Hsu at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Janet Lindner at Yale University.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships

The three women appointed to endowed chairs are Alanna Schepartz at Yale University, Barbara L. Ludlow at West Virginia University, and Mary Kelly at the University of Southern California.

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Christine Poggi to Head the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University

Currently, Dr. Poggi is a professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She holds a secondary appointment in Italian studies. She has also served as director of the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Next President of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

The Next President of the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston

Paula Milone-Nuzzo currently serves as a professor and dean of the College of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University. She joined the faculty at Penn State in 2003. Earlier in her career, Dr. Milone-Nuzzo was a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Yale School of Nursing.