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In Memoriam: Georgia Lesh-Laurie, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Georgia Lesh-Laurie, 1938-2019

During long tenure at Cleveland State University, Dr. Lesh-Laurie served in various roles including chair of the biology department, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and interim provost.

Eight Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Positions as Deans

Eight Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Positions as Deans

Thew new deans are Laura Belmonte at Virginia Tech, Anita Welch at Wayne State, Allison Danell at East Carolina University, Karinna M. Vernaza at Gannon University, Carol M. Musil at Case Western Reserve University, Leslie Wolf at Georgia State, Nicole Curvin at Middlebury College in Vermont, and Amy Radford-Popp at Olivet College in Michigan.

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Women in Tech

The report found that women in tech fields are “portrayed in ways that overemphasize their appearance and sexuality.” They also found that women in tech are often referred to as “exceptional” implying that a woman’s achievements are “abnormal.”

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Eight Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Jennifer L.W. Carter of Case Western Reserve, Johnetta Betcsh Cole, former president of Spelman College, Rebecca Wright of Barnard College, Amy Blackstone of the University of Maine, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonweath, Jane Huffman of East Stroudsburg University, Megan Pfitzinger Lippe of the University of Alabama, and Mary Atwater at the University of Georgia.

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Notable Honors or Awards for 10 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of women in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Barbara Mistick Appointed President of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Barbara Mistick Appointed President of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Dr. Mistick has served as the president of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania since 2011. During her tenure there, she transitioned the college to a full co-educational institution. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mistick served as president of the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A Distinguished Group of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

A Distinguished Group of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Named to fill endowed professorships are Linda Haddad at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Shelley E. Zuraw at the University of Georgia, Darcy Freedman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Nancy C. Jordan at the University of Delaware, and Jennifer Adam at Washington State University.

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Notable Awards

The women scholars who have been honored are Peggy A. Johnson of Pennsylvania State University, Mercy Mumba of the University of Alabama, Amy Roth McDuffie of Washington State University, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Paulette Brown Bracy of North Carolina Central University.

Case Western Reserve University's Program to Boost Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

Case Western Reserve University’s Program to Boost Women Entrepreneurs in STEM

Through the program, the participating women will learn about processes of entrepreneurship and innovation, create a service, process, system or product that solves a societal problem and introduce it into the marketplace.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 14 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.

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

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

Melinda O’Neal is retiring after 39 years on the faculty of Dartmouth College. Marilyn Sanders Mobley will be leaving her administrative post to return to the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, and Jane DiFolco Parker announced that she will retire as head of the Auburn Univerity Foundation next year.

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in the Academic World 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.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One 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 or have been assigned new duties.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 21 Women to 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.

Two Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Sara Bachman was appointed dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and Carol Musil was named interim dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

In Memoriam: June Pachuta Farris, 1947-2018

June Pachuta Farris was the bibliographer for Slavic and East European studies and general linguistics for the University of Chicago Libraries.

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.

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.

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 11 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.

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds, 1932-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Louise McKinney Edmonds, 1932-2017

Mary Edmonds was a faculty member at Cleveland State University, a dean at Bowling Green State University, and vice provost for student affairs at Stanford University.

Ursuline College Debuts New Core Curriculum and Adds Nursing Programs

Ursuline College Debuts New Core Curriculum and Adds Nursing Programs

The new curriculum demonstrates “a commitment to teaching in the Catholic intellectual tradition that is lifelong, interdisciplinary, inclusive, collaborative, socially responsible, and spiritual in nature.”

Two Women Deans Announce They are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Two Women Deans Announce They are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Mary Kerr, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Lizabeth A. Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, will step down in June, take one-year sabbaticals, and then return to their respective universities to teach.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at American Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Roles at American 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.

Three Women Presidents Receive the Academic Leadership Award From the Carnegie Corporation

Three Women Presidents Receive the Academic Leadership Award From the Carnegie Corporation

The three winners who will receive $500,000 to support their academic initiatives are Marie Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, DeRionne Pollard, president of Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, and Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Four Women Academics Who Are Retiring From Their Posts

Four Women Academics Who Are Retiring From Their Posts

The women who have announced their retirements are Roberta Bell at Vanderbilt University, Karen Turner at the College of the Holy Cross, Mary Roberts at Boston College, and Eleanor Davidson at Case Western Reserve University.

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

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.

Mural at Case Western Reserve University Aims to Inspire Women in STEM Fields

Mural at Case Western Reserve University Aims to Inspire Women in STEM Fields

A new mural highlighting women in STEM disciplines adorns a wall near the main entrance of the A.W. Smith Building, an engineering facility on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

Dr. Slayman served on the faculty at Yale Medical School for nearly a half century. She was the first woman to chair a department at the medical school and the first woman to be named a deputy dean.

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Seven Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The new holders of endowed chairs are Joann B. Sweasy at Yale, Michelle M. Dowd at the University of Alabama, Mary D. Barkley at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Sheri Wilmer at Boston College, Sandra Thomas at the University of Tennessee, Julie Battilana at Harvard and Annette Giesecke at the University of Delaware.

Four Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Jane Liu of Pomona College in Claremont, California, Katherine Krzys of Arizona State University, Hanna Jenson of the University of Arkansas, and Diana Bilimoria of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Susan Stocker Gets More on Her Plate at Kent State University

Susan Stocker Gets More on Her Plate at Kent State University

Since 2001, Dr. Stocker has been serving as dean and chief administrative officer for the Ashtabula campus of Kent State University. Now she will also direct another branch campus and a regional training center.

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

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: Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, 1956-2016

Professor Kordesch joined the faculty at Ohio University in 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 2010. She was the president of the International Association of Limnogeology.

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

University of Wisconsin Scholar to Lead the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, who holds an endowed chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was named director of the National Library of Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The institution is the largest biomedical library in the world.