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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.

Prestigious Honors for Three Women Professors

Prestigious Honors for Three Women Professors

The honorees are Mary Brucker of Baylor University, Casey Maugh at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Belinda Strum at the University of Kansas.

Academic Study Finds That Woman Are Often Overlooked as Potential Donors by Religious Groups

Academic Study Finds That Woman Are Often Overlooked as Potential Donors by Religious Groups

The study found that women now control more than 51 percent of personal wealth and that 40 percent of working wives now earn more than their husbands.

Massive Collection of the Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Now Available Online

Massive Collection of the Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Now Available Online

The archive was made possible by a collaborative effort between Wellesley College and Baylor University.

Four Women Academics Are Honored

Four Women Academics Are Honored

Sarah Farrell, Elva Kaye Lance, Dorothy Leidner and Valerie Krugh win awards.

Six Women Awarded Prestigious Honors

Six Women Awarded Prestigious Honors

Here is news of six academic women who have recently received, or will receive, distinguished awards.

New Dean of the School of Nursing at Baylor University

New Dean of the School of Nursing at Baylor University

Shelley Conroy has been serving as dean of the College of Health Professions at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.

Jean Bethke Elshain Is Teaching at Baylor University

Jean Bethke Elshain Is Teaching at Baylor University

The holder of an endowed chair at the University of Chicago accepts a visiting professorship at Baylor.

Baylor University Professor Receives Grant to Translate 14th-Century French Treatise

Baylor University Professor Receives Grant to Translate 14th-Century French Treatise

Sarah-Jane Murray receives funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Baylor College of Medicine Lands a Major Neuroscientist

Baylor College of Medicine Lands a Major Neuroscientist

Dora E. Angelaki will also teach at Rice University.

Baylor University Study Finds Flexible Work Schedules Are the Key to Retaining Working Mothers

Baylor University Study Finds Flexible Work Schedules Are the Key to Retaining Working Mothers

The authors of the study recommend that employers train new mothers in a multitude of tasks.

Significant Appointments of Women to Administrative and Faculty Positions

Significant Appointments of Women to Administrative and Faculty Positions

Kenya Taylor, dean of graduate studies and research at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, was appointed associate vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the university. She has served on the faculty at the university since 1996. Previously she taught in the department of communications disorders at Texas Christian University. Dr. Taylor holds […]

Heather MacDonald Is a Finalist for the $250,000 Cherry Award

Heather MacDonald Is a Finalist for the $250,000 Cherry Award

R. Heather MacDonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, has been named one of the three finalists for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.