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In Memoriam: Barbara "Bobbi" Lee Harris, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Barbara “Bobbi” Lee Harris, 1939-2019

Barbara “Bobbi” Lee Harris was professor emerita of nursing at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Harris served on the faculty at Syracuse University for 33 years before retiring in 1998. She died on her 80th birthday.

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Seven Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

The seven scholars taking on new roles are: Misty G. Anderson at the University of Tennessee, Ann McKee at Boston University, Anne Applebaum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Meg Meloy at Pennsylvania State University, Ann Setzer at DePaul University in Chicago, Jacqueline Z. Bergman at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Julie Trivitt at the University of Arkansas.

Nancy Williams Elected President of the American Kinesiology Association

Nancy Williams Elected President of the American Kinesiology Association

Dr. Williams currently serves as a professor and head of the department of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University. She first joined the Penn State faculty as an assistant professor in 1997. She was promoted to associate professor in 2003, full professor in 2009, and department head in 2012.

Four Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Who Are Retiring From High-Level University Positions

The four women who are stepping down from their posts are Kathy Rose-Mockry at the University of Kansas, Nicole Prudent at the Boston University School of Medicine, Jeanne Horrigan at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Nancy Hargrave Meislahn at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

Boston University's Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

Boston University’s Sigrid Nunez Wins 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

Sigrid Nunez, a lecturer in the creative writing program at Boston University, has won the 2018 National Book Foundation’s National Book Award for fiction. Her novel The Friend tells the story of a woman who loses a lifelong friend and mentor to suicide and now has to look after her late friend’s dog.

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Universities

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts at Universities

Leaving their posts are Dorrie K. Fontaine, dean of nursing at the University of Virginia, Elizabeth Grabau a professor of plant pathology at Virginia Tech, Barbara Laverdiere, director of dining services at Boston University, and Ranjanaa Devi, director of the Asian Arts and Culture program at University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Nonprofit Partners With Six Universities to Address Gender Inequality in Artificial Intelligence

Nonprofit Partners With Six Universities to Address Gender Inequality in Artificial Intelligence

This summer, Boston University hosted AI-4-ALL, a program designed to promote greater gender diversity and inclusion in the overwhelmingly male artificial intelligence field. Also partnering with the organization are Stanford University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkley, Carnegie Mellon University, and Simon Fraser University in Canada.

Boston University's Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Boston University’s Ann McKee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Her Research on CTE

Dr. McKee received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference for establishing the criteria for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease experienced by many athletes who have had repeated hits to the head.

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Ann E. Cudd Selected to Be the Next Provost at the University of Pittsburgh

Since 2015, Dr. Cudd has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. Earlier, she was vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. Dr. Cudd came to the University of Kansas in 1988 and was named a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in 2012.

Four Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Four Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

The women stepping down from their university posts are Sherryl Byrd at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, Nancy Ammerman at Boston University, Ann Connor at Emory University in Atlanta, and Marion Ehrich at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

In Memoriam: Meredith Bragg Raymond, 1918-2018

In Memoriam: Meredith Bragg Raymond, 1918-2018

Dr. Raymond joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1964 as a lecturer in the English department, specializing in Victorian literature. She was named an assistant professor two years later and was promoted to associate professor in 1970 and to full professor in 1986.

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Columbia University Scholar Appointed President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, a professor at Columbia University who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, has been appointed president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

In Memoriam: Grace Victoria Edmondson Harris, 1933-2018

Dr. Harris was the first African American women to serve as a chief academic officer at a four-year public university in Virginia. She served on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond for 48 years.

In Memoriam: Lillian Rachel Goodman, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Lillian Rachel Goodman, 1923-2018

Lillian Goodman was a professor and dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also founded the Department of Nursing at what is now Worcester State University in Massachusetts. That nursing department is now named in Dr. Goodman’s honor.

Sexual Harassment Survey of Attendees of American Association of Political Science Conventions

Sexual Harassment Survey of Attendees of American Association of Political Science Conventions

The results showed that 51 percent of the women respondents reported that they had not been subjected to any form of harassment or condescending behavior at an annual meeting. But this means that nearly half of all respondents had a negative experience.

Jane Milley to Lead the Parkersburg Campus of West Virginia University

Jane Milley to Lead the Parkersburg Campus of West Virginia University

Dr. Milley has more than 40 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, she served as interim senior vice president for academic affairs at West Virginia University Parkersburg.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Eight 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.

Wheelock College to Merge With Boston University Next June

Wheelock College to Merge With Boston University Next June

Wheelock College in Boston, facing declining enrollments and a budget shortfall, has agreed to merge with Boston University. Women make up 82 percent of all undergraduate students at the college. As a result of the merger, the university will create the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

Dr. Susan Jackson began teaching at Boston University in 1982 as a lecturer in French. At the time of her death, she was an associate professor of French and assistant provost for general education at the university.

Lynne Rosansky Is Serving as Provost at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Lynne Rosansky Is Serving as Provost at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts

Dr. Rosansky has served as founding president of the Hult International Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, dean of the University of New Haven College of Business, provost at the State University of New York’s Levin Institute, and interim provost at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Sexual Abuse of Early Maturing Girls

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Sexual Abuse of Early Maturing Girls

A new study by scholars at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University find that early maturing girls are more likely to be abused if their friend group contains a large number of boys.

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri Wins Award for Her Body of Work in Short Story Writing

Jhumpa Lahiri, professor of creative writing at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been selected to receive the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story from the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Laura Freid Chosen as the Next President of the Maine College of Art

Laura Freid Chosen as the Next President of the Maine College of Art

Dr. Freid has been serving as the CEO and executive director of The Silk Road Project, a global cultural arts organization based at Harvard University. She has held high-level executive posts in communications and public affairs at both Harvard University and Brown University.

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards for Eight Women in Higher Education

The selected for prestigious honors are: Judy Genshaft, Fenice Boyd, Anna Deavere Smith, Vivien Schmidt, Donna Cox, Marilyn Horne, Marisa Marques, and Sandra Sanguino

Ultimate Frisbee Teams Mount<br>"I Need Feminism Because…" Campaign

Ultimate Frisbee Teams Mount
“I Need Feminism Because…” Campaign

The effort was initiated by the women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team at Boston University. The men’s team at the university joined in and now the effort has spread to other universities around the globe.

Catherine Gunther Kodat Will Be the New Provost at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin

Catherine Gunther Kodat Will Be the New Provost at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin

Dr. Kodat has been serving as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. There, she is also a professor of twentieth-century English literature and American studies. She will begin her duties as provost at Lawrence University on July 1.

In Memoriam: Katie L. Vale, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Katie L. Vale, 1965-2016

Dr. Vale was the vice president for information and library services at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She also held the title of College Librarian. Before coming to Bates, Dr. Vale held library posts at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Two Women Academics Are Leaving Their Posts at Major Universities

Two Women Academics Are Leaving Their Posts at Major Universities

Gail Steketee, dean of the School of Social Work at Boston University in Massachusetts, has announced that she will step down at the end of the academic year and Carol Burch-Brown was named professor of art emerita at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

Naylor, who taught creative writing at several univeraities, was best known for her her 1982 novel The Women of Brewster Place, for which she won the National Book Award for the best first novel.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments 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.

In Memoriam: Sally Ann Herman Lunt, 1929-2016

In Memoriam: Sally Ann Herman Lunt, 1929-2016

Sally Lunt was a psychotherapist, an activist for women’s rights, and a former social work professor at Boston University. She held a doctorate from Harvard University.

Eight Women Are Promoted and Granted Tenure at Boston University

Eight Women Are Promoted and Granted Tenure at Boston University

Boston University has announced promotions for 25 faculty members. Among this groups are eight women who have been promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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.

Seventeen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Seventeen Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

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.