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New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

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.

Baylor University's Response to Allegations It Wasn't Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Assault on Campus

Baylor University’s Response to Allegations It Wasn’t Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Assault on Campus

In January, Baylor University in Waco, Texas, faced allegations that university officials failed to adequately investigate allegations of sexual violence leveled against members of its football team and that adequate support was not provided to victims of sexual assaults. Now the university has announced how it will address the issue.

Professor Huda Zoghbi to Receive the Inaugural Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Professor Huda Zoghbi to Receive the Inaugural Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

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.

Michelle Rae Hebl Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Michelle Rae Hebl Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Dr. Hebl is the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology at Rice University in Houston. She will receive a $250,000 prize and visiting professorship at Baylor University during the Spring 2017 semester.

Huda Zoghbi Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Huda Zoghbi Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

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.

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Major Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Myria Allen of the University of Arkansas, Roberta Fiske-Rusciano of Rider University in New Jersey, Maria Elena Bottazzi of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Rene Gifford of Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

In Memoriam: Diana S. Richmond Garland, 1950-2015

In Memoriam: Diana S. Richmond Garland, 1950-2015

She was the founding dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and had served on the faculty at the university since 1997. Earlier, she taught for 17 years at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Study Finds a Link Between Gender Equality in Employment and High Homicide Rates

Study Finds a Link Between Gender Equality in Employment and High Homicide Rates

A study led by West Virginia University’s Katie Corcoran while she was a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor University found that countries with a high degree of gender equality in employment also tend to have high rates of homicide. Theats to male masculinity may explain the phenomenon.

Fourteen Women in Higher Education Assigned to New Administrative Posts

Fourteen Women in Higher Education Assigned to New Administrative Posts

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: Lois Marie Sutton, 1925-2015

In Memoriam: Lois Marie Sutton, 1925-2015

Dr. Sutton joined the Baylor University faculty in 1945 and taught courses in French, Spanish, and Italian. She retired from teaching in 1994 after serving on the faculty for nearly a half-century.

Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Four Women Announce They Are Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Anne C. Steele, president of Muskingum University, announced her retire. Deans Diana Garland at Baylor University, Jannah Mather at the University of Utah, and Karen Wixson at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are all stepping down.

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.

Two Texas Christian University Scholars Named Co-Editors of <em>The Reading Teacher</em>

Two Texas Christian University Scholars Named Co-Editors of The Reading Teacher

Jan Lacina, a professor of literacy and associate dean for graduate studies and Robin Griffith, an associate professor of literacy education, will co-edit the journal published by the International Literacy Association.

The Three Finalists for This Year's $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching Are All Women

The Three Finalists for This Year’s $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching Are All Women

The three finalists for the $250,000 Cherry Award are Teresa C. Balser of the University of Florida, Michelle Rae Hebl of Rice University, and Lisa Russ Spaar of the University of Virginia.

Nancy Brickhouse Appointed Provost at Saint Louis University

Nancy Brickhouse Appointed Provost at Saint Louis University

Dr. Brickhouse has been on the faculty at the University of Delaware for 27 years. She was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and to full professor in 2002. Dr. Brickhouse has served as deputy provost, interim provost, deputy dean of the College of Education, and director of the School of Education.

The Next Provost at Southern Wesleyan University

The Next Provost at Southern Wesleyan University

Dr. Strickland is a tenured professor of English and the vice president for academic affairs at Bainbridge State College in Georgia. She will begin her duties as provost at Southern Wesleyan in July.

Six Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Six Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lindsay R. Wilkerson of Baylor University, Holly Goddard Jones and Chiaki Takagi of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Nancy J. Miller of Colorado State, Nancy de Grummond of Florida State, and Laura Laster of LeTourneau University.

Four Women Professors Honored With Distinguished Awards

Four Women Professors Honored With Distinguished Awards

The award winners at Barbara Romzek of American University in Washington, D.C., Bonnie Strickland of the University of Massachusetts, Hermina G.B. Anghelescu of Wayne State University in Detroit, and Andrea Dixon of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Baylor University Study Finds College Women Are Addicted to Their Cellphones

Baylor University Study Finds College Women Are Addicted to Their Cellphones

College women, on average, texted 105 minutes per day. More than half of all college women reported that they sent more than 40 text messages a day, on average. College women spent more time on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter than college men.

Baylor University's First Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

Baylor University’s First Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

A native of Arlington, Texas, Sarah Stair was awarded a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Baylor earlier this month. Her research has focused on using ultrasound to test carbon fiber composite materials that has practical applications in the aerospace industry.

How to Retain Women in High Tech Fields

How to Retain Women in High Tech Fields

A new study by researchers at Baylor University and Florida State University finds that employers have been focusing on the wrong challenges facing women in the informational technology field. Occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are what need to be addressed if women are to ever feel welcome in IT.

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Pamela Walker, Donna Stewart, Jennifer Seal, Cynthia Noyes, Myra Blanco, Kimberly Luce, Sherry J. Yennello, Mia Henry, Susan Salvador, Terry Bumgardner, Gina Crabtree, Tommye Lou Davis, Pauline Entin, Calandra Waters Lake, Saleha Suleman, and Elizabeth Caldwell.

Eight Women Are Appointed to Dean Positions

Eight Women Are Appointed to Dean Positions

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Marie Hardin, Chandice Covington, Erika Hayes James, Shelley F. Conroy, Wanda J. Blanchett, Cynthia Berg, Marion E. Broome, and Joann Bangs.

Huda Zoghbi Wins the $250,000 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology

Huda Zoghbi Wins the $250,000 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology

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.

Vast New Additions to the Digital Archive of Browning Letters

Vast New Additions to the Digital Archive of Browning Letters

Wellesley College in Massachusetts and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, have greatly expanded their online archive of letters written by English poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning.

Elizabeth Davis Named President of Furman University

Elizabeth Davis Named President of Furman University

Since July 2010, Dr. Davis has served as executive vice president and provost at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is also a professor of accounting at the university. Professor Davis has served on the Baylor faculty since 1992.

Meera Chandrasekhar Wins the 2014 Cherry Award

Meera Chandrasekhar Wins the 2014 Cherry Award

Dr. Chandrasekhar is the Curator’s Teaching Professor of physics and professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Missouri. She will receive a $250,000 prize and a visiting professorship at Baylor.

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.

Eight Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eight Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The eight women honored with awards are Mary Kay Hemenway, Jenna Price Carpenter, Huda Y. Zoghbi, Rosalie Carpenter, Linda Florence Callahan, Diana Lados, Rebecca Patton and Sheree Toth.

Two Women Are in the Running for the 2014 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Two Women Are in the Running for the 2014 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

As finalists for the Cherry Award, Meera Chandrasekhar of the University of Missouri and Joan Breton Connelly of New York University win $15,000. The eventual winner will receive $250,000.

Four Women in New University Administrative Positions

Four Women in New University Administrative Positions

Taking on new responsibilities are Audrey Anderson at Vanderbilt University, Joan Leavens at Kansas State University, Karla Leeper at Baylor University, and Sandra Danoff at Duke University.

Four Women Named to Endowed Faculty Chairs

Four Women Named to Endowed Faculty Chairs

The four new chair holders at Sophia Chung at Saint Louis University, Sharon Hammes-Schiffer at the University of Illinois, Micheal Taufer at the University of Delaware and Beverly Roberts Gaventa at Baylor University.

Baylor Univerity's Helen Benedict Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Psychological Association

Baylor Univerity’s Helen Benedict Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Psychological Association

Dr. Benedict is a professor and director of clinical training in the department of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University.

A Trio of Women Named to Positions as Deans

A Trio of Women Named to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Anjoo Sikka at SUNY Geneseo, Robyn Driskell at Baylor University and Muriel Poston at Pitzer College.

In Memoriam: Susan E. Colon 1973-2012

In Memoriam: Susan E. Colon 1973-2012

She was an associate professor of literature and associate dean of the Honors College at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.