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Five Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new faculty assignments are Jodi Byrd at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Liza Comita at Yale University School of the Environment, Stacy Creel at the University of Southern Mississippi, Michelle Scherer at the University of Iowa, and Beth Wahler at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Kathleen Guzman at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Kymberly Pinder at the Yale School of Art, Mary Ellen Poole at the Collge of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Henrietta Williams Pichon at the new College of Health, Education and Social Transformation at New Mexico State University.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Hired to New Positions or Promoted to New Ranks

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Hired to New Positions or Promoted to New Ranks

Taking on new positions or ranks are Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen at Arizona State University, Abigail Killeen at Arizona State University, Gloria Meredith at Binghamton University of the State University of New York System, and Eliana Perrin at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Chairs

Universities Have Announced the Appointment of Three Women to Endowed Chairs

The three women scholars appointed to endowed chairs are Sarbani Basu, an astronomer at Yale University, April Kloxin, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Delaware, and Jennine Capó Crucet in the department of English at the University of Nebraska.

In Memoriam: Esther Arvilla Harrison Hopkins, 1926-2021

In Memoriam: Esther Arvilla Harrison Hopkins, 1926-2021

Esther A. H. Hopkins was a biophysicist, chemist, educator, and environmental attorney. She taught for several years at what is now Virginia State University before embarking on a career as a research scientist.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Eight 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, have been assigned new duties, or have been promoted.

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Laurie Santos was appointed to an endowed chair in psychology at Yale University. Jody Koenig Kellas is the holder of a named professorship in communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Rachel Mednick Thompson was named to an endowed chair in pediatric orthopaedics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Women Outnumber Men in the Entering Class of Physics Doctoral Students at Yale University

Women Outnumber Men in the Entering Class of Physics Doctoral Students at Yale University

Nationally, only about 20 percent of physics doctorate holders are women. But for the first time in the history of Yale University, the incoming class of physics doctoral students, who will likely graduate in 2027 or 2028, will include more women than men.

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

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

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Tara Sethia at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Claudia Johnson at Indiana University Bloomington, L.A. Paul at Yale University, and Daphne Pedersen at the University of North Dakoata.

Marcella Nunez-Smith Receives the Visionary Leadership Award From the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Marcella Nunez-Smith Receives the Visionary Leadership Award From the International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Dr. Nunez-Smith, an associate professor and associate dean for health equity research at Yale Medical School, was honored for her work to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities.

Universities Appoint Three Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Universities Appoint Three Women Scholars to Endowed Chairs

Christine Hayes has been appointed the Sterling Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University. Dionne Danns, a professor in the School of Education at Indiana University, and Anna Nagurney, a professor in the department of operations and information management at the University of Massachusetts were also named to endowed chairs.

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University Faculty Members

New Assignments or Roles for Eight Women Who Serve as University 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.

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The six women appointed to dean posts are Marie T. Nolan at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dana A. Williams at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Angie Kamath at New York University, Ann E. Auston at Michigan State University, Rachel Tolbert Kimbro at Rice University in Houston, and Deborah Berke at Yale Univeersity

Tracking the Progress of Women Ladder Faculty at Yale University

Tracking the Progress of Women Ladder Faculty at Yale University

The number of women ladder faculty in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Yale’s professional schools has almost doubled, from 612 in 2008 to 1,174 in 2020. But women still make up a small percentage of ladder faculty in STEM disciplines.

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.

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The scholars in new roles are Terrah Foster Akard at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Terrah Foster Akard at Trident University International, Rachel Bean at Cornell University, Kim Fagan at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ijeoma Opara at Yale University, and Kimberly Hall at Mississippi State University.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

The women appointed to dean posts are Pamela R. Jeffries at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Indy Burke at Yale University, Rhea Ballard-Thrower at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Diane Ring at Boston College Law School, Trisha Clement-Montgomery at the University of Kentucky, and Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh at Butler University in Indianapolis.

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

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

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Victoria O’Keefe at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Carol Gregorio at the University of Arizona, Katharine Hayhoe at Texas Tech University, and Ana Ramos-Zayas at Yale University.

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Diversity Posts

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Diversity Posts

The four women who have been named to diversity positions are Marietta Vázquez, at the Yale School of Medicine, Damita Davis at the College of Brockport of the State University of New York System, Lorna Hernandez Jarvis at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and Sarah Walker at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

Three Women Appointed to Endowed Positions at Major Universities

The three women appointed to endowed positions are Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Emily Greenwood at Yale University in Connecticut, and Lauren Haynes at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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.”

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned 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.

Deborah Archer Elected President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union

Deborah Archer Elected President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union

Deborah Archer is a tenured professor of clinical law and director of the Civil Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, and co-faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU Law. She will be the first African American woman to lead the ACLU in its 101-year history.

Nan Jenks-Jay Is Only the Third Person to Win AASHE's Lifetime Achievement Award

Nan Jenks-Jay Is Only the Third Person to Win AASHE’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Nan Jenks-Jay, former dean of environmental affairs at Middlebury College in Vermont, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. She retired from Middlebury College in 2019 after serving on the faculty for 21 years.

In Memoriam: Nancy E. Suchman, 1957-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy E. Suchman, 1957-2020

Nancy Suchman was an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School. She devoted her career to the study of parenting as a critical issue in the lives of mothers, and fathers, affected by drug addiction.

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

In Memoriam: Deborah Lynn Rhode, 1952-2021

Deborah Rhode was a professor at Stanford Law School for more than 40 years, a world-renowned scholar in the legal profession, and the nation’s most frequently cited legal ethics scholar. She produced 30 books and 200 scholarly articles, many focusing on access to justice.

Yale's Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Yale’s Marina Picciotto Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science

Marina R. Picciotto is the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry at Yale Medical School and professor in the Child Study Center at the university. She also serves as editor in chief of the Journal of Neuroscience.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Maysa Akbar of Yale University was named chief diversity officer for the American Psychological Association. Lorie Johnson-Osho is the new director of faculty diversity and development at the Univerity of Pittsburgh and Eboni Britt was named executive director of strategic communications in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Syracuse University.

In Memoriam: Marjorie Rosenthal, 1967-2020

In Memoriam: Marjorie Rosenthal, 1967-2020

Majorie Rosenthal was an associate professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. At the time of her death, she was completing work on her memoir relating her experiences as a mother, daughter, pediatrician, widow, and person living with metastatic cancer.

L. Song Richardson Will Be the Next President of Colorado College

L. Song Richardson Will Be the Next President of Colorado College

Richardson currently is the dean and chancellor’s professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. When she was appointed to that post in January 2018, she was the only woman of color to lead a top-30 law school. Earlier, she was senior associate dean for academic affairs at the law school.

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago Honors Its Former President, Hanna Holborn Gray

The University of Chicago will rename the Special Collections Research Center — the principal steward of the Library’s rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives — in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and President Emeritus of the University.

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Dr. Hill currently serves as dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at the university. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Hill was associate vice president and interim chief diversity officer at the University of Iowa, where she was an associate professor of English and African American studies.

Yale University's Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

Yale University’s Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

The British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize was established in 2013 to reward and celebrate the best works of nonfiction “that demonstrate rigor and originality, have contributed to global cultural understanding, and illuminate the interconnections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide.”

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.

How the Legal Status of Women Impacts Gender Economic Equality

How the Legal Status of Women Impacts Gender Economic Equality

The study of data from the World Bank provides the first global picture of how discriminatory laws continue to restrict women’s economic opportunities. It documents large and persistent legal gender inequalities, particularly with regards to equal pay and parenting.