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Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Two Women Scholars Honored by the American Astronomical Society

The honorees are Sarbani Basu, professor and chair of the department of astronomy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and Debra Elmegreen, the Maria Mitchell Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Jennifer Doudna to Be Awarded the Dickson Prize in Science

Professor Doudna is being honored for her groundbreaking research harnessing an ancient mechanism of bacterial immunity into a powerful and general technology for editing genomes, with wide-ranging implications across biology and medicine.

New Administrative Posts for Seven Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Seven 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.

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation's 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

The Only Woman of Color to Lead One of the Nation’s 30 Highest-Ranked Law Schools

L. Song Richardson was named dean of the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Richardson has served as interim dean since July and previously was senior associate dean for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at the law school in 2014.

Seven New Women Faculty Members in the Humanities at Yale University

Seven New Women Faculty Members in the Humanities at Yale University

Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut has announced that there are seven new women faculty members in humanities disciplines this fall. They are Rizvana Bradley, Deborah Coen, Aimee Meredith Cox, Naomi Levine, Elise Morrison, Eda Pepi, and Ana Ramos-Zayas.

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society Established at the University of South Carolina

Ann Johnson served as an associate professor at the University of South Carolina, where she held joint appointments in the departments of history and philosophy. After her death in 2016 at the age of 51, Dr. Johnson’s father made a gift to establish an institute in her name on the university’s campus.

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Manisha Sinha Named as the Winner of the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Dr. Sinha is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Professor in American History at the University of Connecticut. Professor Sinha was honored for her book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016).

Three Women Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Major Universities

Nita Ahuja was appointed chair of the department of surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Carolina Cruz-Neira was named interim chair of the department of the computer science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Laurin R. Severin was appointed chair of the department of English at North Carolina State University.

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Five PostDocs Awarded L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science

Winners, who received $60,000 to further their research, are selected on the basis of their academic records, research potential, intellectual merit, and their commitment to supporting women and girls in science.

Research Shows That Faculty Search Committees Consider Relationship Status of Women But Not Men

Research Shows That Faculty Search Committees Consider Relationship Status of Women But Not Men

A new study by Lauren A. Rivera, an associate professor at Northwestern University, found that faculty search committee members assumed that heterosexual women whose partners held academic or high-status jobs were not “movable” and therefore excluded them from job offers.

Investors Show Gender Bias Against the Advice of Women Professionals

Investors Show Gender Bias Against the Advice of Women Professionals

A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Management and Columbia Business School finds that the advice given by women in investment positions to clients is not valued as high as advice given by male investment professionals.

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Roles 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 or have been assigned new duties.

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.