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Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Yale Faculty Member Appointed Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health

Manisha Juthani is an associate professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Yale School of Medicine and an associate professor of epidemiology and microbial diseases at the Yale School of Public Health. She will take a public service leave of absence from the faculty at Yale while serving in state government.

Pennsylvania State University's Kimberly Lau Is a Real "Rock" Star

Pennsylvania State University’s Kimberly Lau Is a Real “Rock” Star

Kimberly Lau, assistant professor of geosciences and an associate in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University, received the Pre-tenure Excellence Award from the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America. She will be honored at the society annual meeting in Portland, Oregon in October.

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.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Stephanie Yuhl at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Josephine McDonagh at the University of Chicago, Maureen Long at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Catherine Juillard at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Elizabeth Krause at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Yale's Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Recognized for Her Pioneering Work in Chemistry Research

Yale’s Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Recognized for Her Pioneering Work in Chemistry Research

The Willard Gibbs Award, established by the American Chemical Society in 1910, is named for pioneering Yale scientist Josiah Willard Gibbs. Past winners include Marie Curie and Linus Pauling. The award honors pioneering work that opens new fields of chemistry research.

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

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

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.

Melissa Nobles Appointed Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Melissa Nobles Appointed Chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The provost and chancellor are the Institute’s two most senior academic appointments; both report to the president of MIT. The chancellor oversees matters including admissions, teaching and learning, residential life, student support, and efforts to prevent sexual harassment and misconduct. Dr. Nobles has been serving as dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT.

New Online Digital Library Aims to Boost Resources for Women Leaders in Academic Medicine

New Online Digital Library Aims to Boost Resources for Women Leaders in Academic Medicine

The books and talks available on the new Women’s Leadership Resource Library address topics like building confidence, embracing vulnerability, knowing your worth, responding in crisis, and the soft skills needed to become an effective leader.

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.