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Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Kellie Flood Named Clinician of the Year by the American Geriatrics Society

Dr. Flood is an associate professor, director of gerontology, geriatrics, and palliative care, and a scientist at the Comprehensive Center for Health Aging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was honored for her efforts to expand the impact of geriatrics expertise and leadership for thousands of older adults across the nation.

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Nancy Brickhouse Selected as the Next Provost of Baylor University in Waco, Texas

Dr. Brickhouse has been serving as provost at Saint Louis University in Missouri. Earlier, she served for 27 years at the University of Delaware in several senior administrative roles including deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education and Human Development, and director of the School of Education.

Baylor University Poet Awarded  New Zealand's Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Baylor University Poet Awarded New Zealand’s Most Prestigious Writing Fellowship

Chloe Honum, an assistant professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has received the 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. Dr. Honum will have the opportunity to research and write full time through a residence, stipend and tenure at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected for Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Janelle Walter, a professor of family and consumer science at Baylor University in Texas, Mara Wade, a professor of German at the University of Illinois, and Susanne Slavick, who holds an endowed chair in art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

In Memoriam: Rita Sutherland Purdy, 1941-2018

In Memoriam: Rita Sutherland Purdy, 1941-2018

Professor Purdy joined the faculty at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1996 as chair of family and consumer sciences and served as a professor until she retired in 2009. Earlier, she was a professor and dean of undergraduate programs for College of Human Resources at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Alta Newman Lane, 1927-2018

Dr. Alta Lane joined the Baylor University faculty in 1981 when she became the coordinator for the interior design program in the department of family and consumer sciences. She retired in 1997 and was named professor emerita.

Baylor University Scholar Wins Awards for Her Book From the National Communications Association

Baylor University Scholar Wins Awards for Her Book From the National Communications Association

Leslie A. Hahner, associate professor of communication at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, will receive two awards for her book To Become an American. She will be honored at the National Communication Association’s 104th annual convention in Salt Lake City in November.

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Tindle, 1929-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Elizabeth Tindle, 1929-2018

Mary Elizabeth Tindle, associate professor of health, human performance and recreation emerita, taught at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for 42 years from 1955 to 1997.

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Alice Booras, 1930-2018

After earning a master’s degree at the University of Alabama, Booras joined the faculty at Baylor University in 1956. She taught in the communications studies department at Baylor for 39 years.

Five Women Scholars Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Alicia nails of Wayne State University in Detroit, Nancy Weiss Malkiel, professor emerita at Princeton University, Mia Moody-Ramirez of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Karen Kirkhart of Syracuse University in New York, and Carolyn B. Murrray of the University of California Riveraide.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

Cheryl Rodgers was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing where she worked in the children’s oncology group. Dr. Rodgers was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology.

New Administrative Posts for 15 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for 15 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.

Research at Case Western Reserve University Sheds Light on the Behavior of Serial Rapists

Research at Case Western Reserve University Sheds Light on the Behavior of Serial Rapists

New research conducted at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has found that serial rapists tend to not follow a distinctive pattern. Instead, the researchers say, serial rapists are “opportunistic” and strike at random.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lynn E. Maquat of the University of Rochester in New York, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, Linda Sealy of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, and Anita Tood of the University of Cincinnati.

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.

In Memoriam: Mary Cole Farrow Long, 1922-2018

In Memoriam: Mary Cole Farrow Long, 1922-2018

After completing her master’s degree in 1965 at the age of 43, Professor Long served on the faculty at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, for 18 years. There, she taught freshman and sophomore English and creative writing.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Mary Elizabeth Hatten of Rockefeller University in New York City, Laura Micheletti Puaca of Christopher Newport University in Virginia, Beth Wilson of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nicole Lautze of the University of Hawaii, and Kelli McMahan of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Baylor University Historian Wins the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Baylor University Historian Wins the Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Andrea L. Turpin is an associate professor of history at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, won the award that honors “an original and imaginative work that exemplified the principles of faith and learning in the Christian intellectual tradition.”

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites Is the First American Woman to Win the International Brothers Grimm Award

Roberta Trites, a distinguished professor of English at Illinois State University will be honored in October by the International Institute for Children’s Literature in Osaka, Japan, for her for outstanding research in children’s literature.

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women in Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Julia Cronin-Gilmore of Bellevue University in Nebraska, Claire Renzetti of the University of Kentucky, Sarah Jane Brubaker of Virginia Commonwealth University, Cora Downs at the University of Kansas, Huda Zoghbi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Mary Splide, the outgoing president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Linda A. Livingstone is a professor of management and dean of the School of Business at George Washington University. When she takes office as president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on June 1, Dr. Livingstone will be the first woman to lead the university in its 172-year history.

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

One Woman Among the Three Finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Heidi G. Elmendorf is an associate professor of biology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her research is focused on an intestinal pathogen that is a significant contributor to diarrheal disease around the world.

Leigh Neumayer to Lead the Medical Schools at the University of Arizona

Leigh Neumayer to Lead the Medical Schools at the University of Arizona

Dr. Neumayer was named interim senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Arizona. In this role she will lead the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.

Notable Awards for Three Women Scholars at U.S. Universities

Notable Awards for Three Women Scholars at U.S. Universities

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Susan Poyo of Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, and Kayla Rhidenour of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

New Administrative Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Posts for Five Women at Major Universities

The women in new administrative posts are Jennifer McMillin at Cleveland State University, Jeanne Durr at the University of Wyoming, Kit Walizer at West Virginia University, Joanna N. Ravello at the University of Rhode Island, and Kristan Tucker at Baylor University.

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Here is news of seven women who have or will soon be leaving their high-level posts in higher education.

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six Women Faculty Members 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.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Ten 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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

Eight Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles and Responsibilities

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

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

Eleven Women in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities Across America

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 in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tanya Sudia at Baylor University in Texas, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer at the University of Oregon, Karina Maza at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Ann Swinker at Pennsylvania State University, and Elizabeth M. Holloway at Purdue University in Indiana.

Linda Schott Appointed President of Southern Oregon University

Linda Schott Appointed President of Southern Oregon University

Dr. Schott has been serving as president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She is the former dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Colorado.

Huda Zoghbi to Share the $1.2 Million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Huda Zoghbi to Share the $1.2 Million Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Huda Y. Zoghbi is the director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and a professor of molecular and human genetics at the Baylor University College of Medicine in Houston. She will share the $1.2 million Shaw Prize for her work on Rett Syndrome.

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented as First Authors of Medical Journal Articles

Women Still Vastly Underrepresented as First Authors of Medical Journal Articles

After examining articles in six of the world’s leading medical journals over the past 20 years, researchers from three U.S. universities found that women were just 34 percent of the lead authors. While there was a slight upward trend over the past 20 years, the progress appears to have plateaued in the most recent years.

In Memoriam: Bettye Caldwell, 1924-2016

In Memoriam: Bettye Caldwell, 1924-2016

In 1967, Dr. Caldwell was a co-founder of the Children’ Center in Syracuse. It was one of the first infant daycare centers in the nation. Dr. Caldwell’s work became a model for the country’s Head Start program.