Women Scholars Dominate the National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle Awards annually bestows honors in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. This year, women won in four of the six categories.

Five Women Scholars Awarded the Wolf Prize

First awarded in 1978, the Wolf Prize is awarded in the scientific fields of medicine, agriculture, mathematics, chemistry, and physics, as well as art categories. The prizes include a monetary award of $100,000.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

For the eleventh year in a row, the highest percentage of women in the entering class among this large group of leading research universities is found at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Six Women Scholars Granted Tenure at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

Macalester College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced that six faculty members have been granted tenure. All six are women.

First-Year Women Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

The admissions cycle for the Class of 2025 was far from normal. A year ago, enrollments were down at many schools due to the ongoing pandemic. This year, enrollments at many schools have increased substantially.

Nine Women Named Mitchell Scholars

The US-Ireland Alliance recently announced the 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2022. Nine of the Mitchell Scholars this year are women.

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  • Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Roles

    Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Designated for New Roles

    May. 13, 2022 - Taking on new roles are Zheng Jennifer Huang at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, Cristina Davis at the University of California, Davis, Marcia Ostrom at Washington State University, and Samantha Baskind at Cleveland State University.
  • Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

    Six Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

    May. 12, 2022 - The new deans are Ingrid Guerra-López at George Mason University in Virginia, Susan Shelangoskie at Siena Height University in Michigan, Marianne Baernholdt at the University of Virginia, Nandita Mani at the University of Massachusetts, Stephanie Shonekan at the University of Maryland, and Jolie Graybill at North Dakota State University.
  • Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

    Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Seven Women to Administrative Posts

    May. 12, 2022 - Taking on new duties are Yakut Gazi at Duke University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Jaclyn Rossi at Niagara University, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier at Indiana University, Mary Duvall at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and Romy Riddick at Prinecton University.
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  • Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars [5.16.2022]

    Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

  • Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

    Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers [5.16.2022]

    Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

  • A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

    A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions [5.12.2022]

    Thre three women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Elaine Ying Wang in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kimberly Gramm at Tulane University in New Orleans, and Gwendolyn Scott-Jones of Delaware State University.

  • Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Post in Higher Education

    Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Post in Higher Education [5.12.2022]

    Taking on new duties as diversity officers are Belinda Waller-Peterson at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tiffany G. Townsend at Purdue University Global, Kristin Dukes at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, and Narketta Sparkman-Key at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

  • Joy Bodin Selected as the New Leader of Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota

    Joy Bodin Selected as the New Leader of Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota [5.11.2022]

    Since 2017, Bodin has served as the vice president of academic and student affairs at Central Lakes College, with campuses in Brainerd and Staples, Minnesota. Previously, she served Hennepin Technical College from 1992 to 2017 in several capacities, most recently as academic dean.

  • Emily Barnes Appointed Provost at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan

    Emily Barnes Appointed Provost at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan [5.11.2022]

    Dr. Barnes has been serving as interim president of Cleary University in Howell, Michigan. She is the first woman to lead that educational institution. Before being named interim president, Dr. Barnes was provost  and executive vice president of academic affairs at Cleary University.

  • Jean Runyon Will Be the Next President of Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville

    Jean Runyon Will Be the Next President of Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville [5.11.2022]

    Dr. Runyon currently serves as campus vice president of Front Range Community College in Colorado, where she is the top executive on the Larimer campus. From 2007 to 2015, she worked at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland

  • In Memoriam: Hannah Rose Arterian, 1949-2022

    In Memoriam: Hannah Rose Arterian, 1949-2022 [5.11.2022]

    Professor Arterian taught in the College of Law at Arizona State University for 20 years and was the first women to serve as associate dean. In 2002, Professor Arterian was named dean of Syracuse University’s College of Law, a position she held for 13 years.

  • Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

    Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers [5.10.2022]

    Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

  • Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to Women Scholars [5.10.2022]

    Women in Academia Report regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

  • Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders

    Louisiana State University Debuts an Oral History Project on Women Political Leaders [5.9.2022]

    The “Louisiana Women in Politics Oral History Project” will provide not only a historical record from important female public figures on some of Louisiana’s most notable chapters in history, but also document their career reflections and how they navigated unexplored, and sometimes, unwelcoming territory.

  • In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022

    In Memoriam: Marice Moylan Wolfe, 1935-2022 [5.9.2022]

    In 1973, Wolfe was hired to be head the special collections unit of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt. Two years later she became the first woman to be appointed university archivist, a position she held for 27 years.

  • Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

    Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments [5.5.2022]

    Taking on new roles are Akiko Iwasaki at the Yale Medical School, Samantha Clinkinbeard at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Kristie Bluett at the University of Cincinnati School of Law, Emily Walton at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Bridget Diamond-Welch at the University of South Dakota.

  • Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize

    Two Women Professors Share the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize [5.5.2022]

    Caroline Tolbert of the University of Iowa and Karen Mossberger of Arizona State University are sharing the 2022 Goldsmith Book Prize in Academics from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

  • A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

    A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions [5.5.2022]

    The new deans are Colleen McGlone at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, René Hauser at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, Stephanie J. Rowley at the University of Virginia, and Tammi Dice at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University's Linda Fried

    Association of American Physicians Honors Columbia University’s Linda Fried [5.5.2022]

    Linda Fried, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, was honored for her groundbreaking contributions to the science of healthy aging, particularly the science defining the clinical syndrome of frailty and for prevention of frailty, disability, and cardiovascular disease.

  • Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions

    Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions [5.5.2022]

    The three women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Jhumpa Lahiri at Barnard College in New York City, Lauren Anderson at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Allison Curseen at Boston College.

  • Spelman College Awards Outgoing President by Naming a New Building in Her Honor

    Spelman College Awards Outgoing President by Naming a New Building in Her Honor [5.5.2022]

    Spelman College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Atlanta, announced that it will name the new 84,000-square-foot Center for Innovation & the Arts in honor of Mary Schmidt Campbell, the tenth president of the college, who is stepping down from her post.

  • Six Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts

    Six Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Administrative Posts [5.5.2022]

    Taking on new administrative roles are Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos at Seattle University, Irene at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Aisha Jackson at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Sydney Pursel at the University of Kansas, Kimberly Kvaal at the University of Puget Sound, and Kawanna Leggett at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

  • In Memoriam: Diane Michelle Nelson, 1963-2022

    In Memoriam: Diane Michelle Nelson, 1963-2022 [5.5.2022]

    Diane Nelson, a cultural anthropologist who did most of her field work in Guatemala, was a member of the faculty at Duke Univeristy for 21 years.

  • Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women's College in Nevada, Missouri

    Stefanie Niles Will Lead Cottey College, a Women’s College in Nevada, Missouri [5.4.2022]

    Dr. Niles comes to Cottey College from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where she has served as vice president for enrollment and communications, a position she has held since 2018.

  • Explaining the High-Level of Educational Attainment of Jewish Girls

    Explaining the High-Level of Educational Attainment of Jewish Girls [5.4.2022]

    A new study led by Ilana Horwitz, an assistant professor in the department of Jewish studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, finds that girls raised by Jewish parents are 23 percentage points more likely to graduate from college than girls with a non-Jewish upbringing even after accounting for their parents’ socioeconomic status.

  • Mercer County Community College Names Its Seventh President

    Mercer County Community College Names Its Seventh President [5.4.2022]

    Dr. Preston previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, New Jersey. Earlier in her career, Dr. Preston served in various roles at Montgomery College in Maryland and Georgia Perimeter College.

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