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Jo Ann Rooney Will Be the First Woman President of Loyola University of Chicago

Jo Ann Rooney Will Be the First Woman President of Loyola University of Chicago

Dr. Rooney has served as senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense. Earlier in her career, Dr. Rooney was president of Spaulding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth L. Paul Named the 16th President of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio

Elizabeth L. Paul Named the 16th President of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Paul currently serves as executive vice president and provost at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She has served as provost since 2009. She is also a tenured full professor of psychology at the university.

Boston University Leads Archival Project of Florence Nightingale's Letters

Boston University Leads Archival Project of Florence Nightingale’s Letters

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University has led an international effort to make the correspondence of Florence Nightingale available online.

University of Pennsylvania Law School Names New Dean of Students

University of Pennsylvania Law School Names New Dean of Students

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has announced the appointment of Monica E. Monroe as its new dean of students. Monroe has been serving as a lecturer in law and as associate dean of students at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

In Memoriam: Sarah Nash Gates, 1949-2015

In Memoriam: Sarah Nash Gates, 1949-2015

Sarah Nash Gates was the interim divisional dean of the arts and the former executive director of the School of Drama at the University of Washington. She had been associated with the University of Washington for more than 30 years.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Claudia Arteaga at Scripps College, Christena Cleveland at Duke Divinity School, Olga Isengildina-Massa at Virginia Tech, Zella Palmer at Dillard University, Anna Hohler at Boston University, Lorraine Linn at Tuskegee University.

Explaining the Gender Gap in Some STEM Fields: Lower Mathematics Training in K-12 Years

Explaining the Gender Gap in Some STEM Fields: Lower Mathematics Training in K-12 Years

A new analysis of scores on the Graduate Record Examination shows that women are not as well-trained in mathematics as men and this alone explains the large gender gap in STEM fields where mastery of mathematics is essential.

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

Four Women Announce Their Retirements From High-Level University Positions

The four women who are retiring from their current posts are Joyce Carol Oates at Princeton University, Ann Howard Jones at Boston University, Charlotte Sanborn at Texas Woman’s University, and Elaine Engst at Cornell University.

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Posts

Five Universities Appoint Women to Dean Posts

The new deans are Farzaneh Razzaghi at Western Carolina University, Ann Cudd at Boston University, J. Paige Carney at West Virginia State University, Wendy M. Likes at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and Laurie Mullen at Towson University in Maryland.

New Teaching Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Teaching Posts for Seven Women in Higher Education

The seven women in new faculty posts are Carol Archbold at North Dakota State, Julia O’Malley at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Anna di Robilant at Boston University, Nomsa E. Geleta at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Michelle L. Bell at Yale, Kathryn Westcott at Juniata College and Diana H. Fishbein at Penn State.

University of Notre Dame Scholar Named to Important Editorial Post

University of Notre Dame Scholar Named to Important Editorial Post

Julianne C. Turner, an associate professor of psychology and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, was named lead editor of the American Educational Research Journal.

Seven Women in New University Faculty Posts

Seven Women in New University Faculty Posts

The women in new teaching roles are Suzanne C. Segerstrom at the University of Kentucky, Cynthia A. Toth at Duke, Khiaria M. Bridges at Boston University, Anita Berrizbeitia at Harvard, Veerle Keppens at the University of Tennessee, Maureen McHugh at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Gian Turrigiano at Brandeis.

In Memoriam: Judith Kellock, 1950-2015

In Memoriam: Judith Kellock, 1950-2015

Judith Kellock was an internationally known soprano and professor of performance in the department of music at Cornell University. She joined the Cornell University faculty in 1991.

Five Women Promoted to Full Professor at Boston University

Five Women Promoted to Full Professor at Boston University

The five women promoted to full professor at Boston University are Kalpana Gupta in medicine, Catherine Klapperich in biomedical engineering, Elise Morgan in mechanical engineering, Karen Quillen in pathology and laboratory medicine, and Irene Zaderenko in romance studies.

Eleven Women Appointed to New University Administrative Posts

Eleven Women Appointed to New University Administrative Posts

The new appointees are Lisa A. Holstrom, Karen Engelbourg, Theresa Johansson, Ellen Eardly, Dorothy Stripling, Jodi Goldstein, Lynn Holleran, Canan Bilen-Green, Christa Johnson, Jennifer A Scott, and Susan K. Cerovsky.

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

The women appointed to new posts are Mary W. Helmick, Marquita Chamblee, Barbara A. Chesler, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick, Amy Hook, Michelle Toews, Therese McDevitt, BayLee Long, Sharrika Adams, and Amanda Woodward.

Boston University Faculty Member Wins the Compassionate Caregiver Award

Boston University Faculty Member Wins the Compassionate Caregiver Award

Thea L. James is an associate professor of emergency medicine and assistant dean of diversity and multicultural affairs at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. James has cared on site for victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and earthquakes in Iran and Haiti.

The New President of the College of Idaho

The New President of the College of Idaho

When she takes office in July 2015, Charlotte Borst will be the first woman to serve as president in the 124-year history of the College of Idaho. Currently, she is vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Whittier College in California.

Study Recommends Early Interventions to Increase Girls' Interest in Mathematics

Study Recommends Early Interventions to Increase Girls’ Interest in Mathematics

A new study by scholars at Cornell University, Boston University, and the University of Kansas recommends that educators institute intervention programs for young girls as early as elementary school to increase their interest and abilities in mathematics and science.

In Memoriam: Anne Everest Wojtkowski, 1935-2014

In Memoriam: Anne Everest Wojtkowski, 1935-2014

The first woman engineering student at Boston University, she served for 35 years on the faculty at Berkshire Community College. She also was the first woman to serve as mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women With New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women taking on new administrative roles are Carrie Landa, Brianna Bunce-Douglas, Mary Corcoran, Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, Deborah Blum, Sandy Barbour, Tiffancy C. Graham, Yana Cornish, Annie Wright, Gabrielle Banick, Rhonda Kitch, and Ellen de Graffenreid.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Teaching Roles

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Teaching Roles

The five women taking on new teaching roles are Heather Williams at the University of Pennsylvania, Nazli Kibria at Boston University, Jennifer Finney Boylan at Barnard College, Monica Kraft at Duke University, and Hazel Wetzstein at Purdue University.

SUNY Potsdam Names Its First Woman President

SUNY Potsdam Names Its First Woman President

When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Kristin G. Esterberg will be the first woman president of SUNY Potsdam. Currently, she is provost and academic vice president at Salem State University in Massachusetts.

Boston University Offers New Certificate Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Boston University Offers New Certificate Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The new program provides an interdisciplinary platform for graduate students interested in this field. Graduate students in women’s literature will come together to study with graduate students in women’s history, women’s health, sexuality studies, and other fields.

A Trio of Women in New Teaching Roles

A Trio of Women in New Teaching Roles

Mary Murphy was appointed a Letters and Science Distinguished Professor at Montana State University. Alice White is new chair of the mechanical engineering department at Boston University and Christyne J. Vachon joins the law school faculty at the University of North Dakota.

Boston University Historian Honored for Her Scholarship on Seventeenth-Century France

Boston University Historian Honored for Her Scholarship on Seventeenth-Century France

Barbara Diefendorf, professor of history at Boston University, is the 2013 recipient of the Pierre Coste Prize from Vincentian Studies Institute at DePaul University in Chicago. She was honored “for her signal contributions to the religious histography of seventeenth-century France.”

A Half Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women With New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Erika Geetter at Boston University, Jessica Lacher-Feldman at LSU, Christy Wyskiel at Johns Hopkins, Theresa Barron-McKeagney at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Robin Appleby at the University of Chicago and April Hylton at Virginia Tech.

Five Women in New Faculty Posts

Five Women in New Faculty Posts

Taking on new faculty positions are Erin Reid at Boston University, Tatiana Berger at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Teresa Gali-Izard at the University of Virginia, Anne Foundas at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Geraldine Richmond at the University of Oregon.

Seven Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

Seven Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

The academic women honored with awards are Deb Boykin, Michelle M. Lusardi, Michelle Johnson, Cynthia Deale, Cheryl Burke Davis, Nancy Keselyak, and Corina Sandu.

Two Women Named to Posts as Dean

Two Women Named to Posts as Dean

Natalie McKnight will serve as interim dean of the College of General Studies at Boston University for at least the 2013-14 academic year. Jessica Chambers is the new dean of student affairs at Hagerstown Community College in Maryland.

A Trio of Women in New Teaching Positions

A Trio of Women in New Teaching Positions

The women taking on new teaching roles are Catherine Costello at Boston University, Susan Faludi at Bowdoin College, and Esther McGinnis at North Dakota State University.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Gloria Waters, Sonia Cardenas, Jennifer Jimenez Marana, Geralyn Heystek, Camisha Duffy, Lee J. Skinner, Wesley C. Hogan, Annie N. Kerrick, Kelly A. Rusch, Jennifer Elliott, Sonja Harris-Heywood, and Joellen Popma.

Boston University Grants Tenure and Promotes Seven Women Faculty Members

Boston University Grants Tenure and Promotes Seven Women Faculty Members

The seven women who were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor at Boston University are Elizabeth Blanton, Brooke Blower, Arianne Chernock, Ira Ruth Kleiman, Cheryl Knott, Sigrun Olafsdottir, and Merav Opher.

Dean of Boston University Medical School Honored for Work With Women in Cancer Research

Dean of Boston University Medical School Honored for Work With Women in Cancer Research

Karen H. Antman, provost of the medical campus and dean of the School of Medicine at Boston University, received the 2013 Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award for Promotion of Women in Cancer Medicine and Cancer Research from the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas.

In Memoriam: Lu Lingzi, 1989-2013

In Memoriam: Lu Lingzi, 1989-2013

Lu Lingzi, a graduate student at Boston University from China, was a victim of the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday April 15. She was 23 years old.