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New Assignment for the Dean of the Medical School at Case Western Reserve University

New Assignment for the Dean of the Medical School at Case Western Reserve University

Pamela B. Davis, whose research focuses on cystic fibrosis, was chosen as chair-elect of the medical sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative assignments at colleges and universities are Irma Ramos, Robyn S. Hadley, Wendi J.W. Williams, Sandi Altena, Judith Kornberg, Melanie Hart, Patricia Thomas, and Laura Strickler

Three Women Taking on New Roles as Deans

Three Women Taking on New Roles as Deans

The new deans are Sandra F. Naddaff at Harvard University, Jessica Berg at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Ana Hernandez Blackstad at Bellevue College in Washington State.

In Memoriam: Leona Cuttler, 1951-2013

In Memoriam: Leona Cuttler, 1951-2013

A native of Montreal, Dr. Cuttler was a professor and chair of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.

New Employment Website Aimed at Helping Dual-Career Couples in Academia

New Employment Website Aimed at Helping Dual-Career Couples in Academia

Ohio State University in Columbus and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have announced plans to establish a regional branch of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to address employment opportunity problems confronting dual-career couples.

A Dozen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

A Dozen Women in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

The appointees are: Mary Ellen Gillespie, Katherine Ates, Marilyn Smith, Naomi Sigg, Fiona Murray, Virginia Chapman, Pamela Jeffries, Kimberly Logan, Denise Wilbur, Shari Clarke, Trish Boyles, and Rychetta Watkins.

Caregiving Grandmothers Struggle With High Levels of Depression

Caregiving Grandmothers Struggle With High Levels of Depression

A study led by researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland finds that grandmothers who care for the grandchildren full time are more likely to struggle with depression compared to their peers who do not care for their grandchildren.

Case Western Reserve University Revises Its Sexual Misconduct Policies

Case Western Reserve University Revises Its Sexual Misconduct Policies

The new policy expands definitions of sexual misconduct and updates details on the hearing and appeals process. Also, members of the campus community are required to report any incident of sexual misconduct.

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.

Case Western Reserve University Economist Appointed to Key Government Post

Case Western Reserve University Economist Appointed to Key Government Post

Susan Helper, the Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has been appointed by President Obama as the chief economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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.

Shannon Lundeen to Direct the Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University

Shannon Lundeen to Direct the Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Lundeen has been serving as associate director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

New Program at Case Western Reserve University Seeks to Help Shy Adolescent Girls

New Program at Case Western Reserve University Seeks to Help Shy Adolescent Girls

The Girls Link program, developed by researchers Nicole Pucci and Amy Przeworski at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, is a free, five-session program that helps girls deal with anxiety, shyness, and feelings of depression.

New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

New 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.

Six Women in New Faculty Roles

Six Women in New Faculty Roles

The women in new teaching posts are Kathleen Bieschke at Penn State, Linda Pescatello at the University of Connecticut, Alexis Abramson at Case Western Reserve University, Michaele Whelan at Emerson College, Jennifer Bloxam at Yale University, and Tricia Stuth at the University of Tennessee.

In Memoriam: Margaret Ann Wheatley, 1945-2013

In Memoriam: Margaret Ann Wheatley, 1945-2013

She was an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and the former president of the Ohio Nurses Association.

In Memoriam: Susan K. Lewis, 1963-2013

In Memoriam: Susan K. Lewis, 1963-2013

She was the executive director of development and external relations at the College of Arts and Sciences of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Feminist Scholar Announces Her Retirement From Case Western Reserve University

Feminist Scholar Announces Her Retirement From Case Western Reserve University

Dorothy C. Miller, director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has announced that she will retire at the end of the academic year.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Virginia McLaughlin of the College of William and Mary, Natasha Brison of Georgia State University, journalist Yoani Sanchez, Cathy Constable of the University of California San Diego, Leigh McCue-Weil of Virginia Tech, and Lee Thompson of Case Western Reserve University.

In Memoriam: Elise Lester Lindsay, 1950-2012

In Memoriam: Elise Lester Lindsay, 1950-2012

Elise Lindsay, director of the Office of International Student Services at Case Western University in Cleveland, died in her home along with her husband from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.

Two Women Appointed Distinguished University Professors at Case Western Reserve

Two Women Appointed Distinguished University Professors at Case Western Reserve

Claudia Coulton and Eva Kahana are named to the university’s most honored teaching positions.

Professor Helper Goes to Washington

Professor Helper Goes to Washington

Susan Helper, an economics professor at Case Western Reserve University, is now a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Case Western Reserve Political Scientist Wins Prestigious Award

Case Western Reserve Political Scientist Wins Prestigious Award

Karen Beckwith was awarded the 2011 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and in Politics from Iowa State University.

Fixing the "Leaky Pipeline" for Women in STEM Fields

Fixing the “Leaky Pipeline” for Women in STEM Fields

A new book offers strategies for the retention of women academics in STEM disciplines.

Alumna of Case Western Reserve University Donates $2 Million to Fund Flight Nursing Center

Alumna of Case Western Reserve University Donates $2 Million to Fund Flight Nursing Center

Dorothy Ebersbach flew non-combat missions during World War II and then became a nurse.

Seven Women Scholars Named Fellows of the Association for Computer Machinery

Seven Women Scholars Named Fellows of the Association for Computer Machinery

These women are some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in computer science and engineering.

Aretha Franklin to Receive Honorary Degree

Aretha Franklin to Receive Honorary Degree

On November 5, she will receive a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Case Western Reserve University.

A Quartet of Award Winners

A Quartet of Award Winners

Notable honors bestowed on women in the academic world.

Lynn Landmesser Named Distinguished Professor at Case Western Reserve University

Lynn Landmesser Named Distinguished Professor at Case Western Reserve University

She is the only woman among the seven faculty members to receive the honor.

This Week's News of Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Positions

This Week’s News of Women Who Are Assuming New Administrative Positions

Marie A. Barber was named executive director of Extended Education and Outreach at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She has been on campus for 20 years, most recently as director of instructional design and development for the university’s distance education programs. Barber is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She […]

Seven Women in New Administrative Posts

Seven Women in New Administrative Posts

Kathy Cavins-Tull is the new vice chancellor for student affairs at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth. She was vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Dr. Cavins-Tull holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Illinois University in Macomb and a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois […]

A Quartet of New Deans

A Quartet of New Deans

Therea Tensuan, Sara Campbell, Laurie Leshin, and Mary Kerr have been named deans.

Two Women From American Universities Are Named DuPont Young Professors

Two Women From American Universities Are Named DuPont Young Professors

LaShanda Korley and Natalia de Leon are the only two women among the 12 winners from American universities.