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In Memoriam: Paula Carin Blank, 1959-2016

In Memoriam: Paula Carin Blank, 1959-2016

Professor Blank taught at the College of William and Mary for 24 years. She specialized in Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry and poetics, linguistics and literature, Renaissance gender and sexuality.

In Memoriam: Molly Kenna Macauley, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Molly Kenna Macauley, 1957-2016

Dr. Macauley was vice president for research and a senior fellow at Resources for the Future, a Washington think tank. She taught at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from 1989 to 2008.

Krista Newkirk Appointed the Tenth President of Converse College in South Carolina

Krista Newkirk Appointed the Tenth President of Converse College in South Carolina

Krista Newkirk, chief of staff at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will become president of Converse College on July 1. The college enrolls about 825 women in its undergraduate programs and more than 500 students in graduate programs.

Prestigious Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars

Prestigious Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Tara Leigh Grove of the William & Mary Law School, Cathleen Curtiss of Daemen College, Renee Laegreid of the University of Wyoming, Elaine Martin of the University of Massachusetts, Herma Hill Kay of the University of California, Berkeley, and Suzanne Oparil of the University of Alabama Birmingham.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Barbara B. Hines, professor emerita at Howard University, Frances A. Karnes, a retired professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, C. Riley Auge of the University of Montana, and Ginger Ambler of the College of William and Mary.

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Appointed to Key Administrative Positions in Higher Education

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 Scholars Sharing Book Award

Two Women Scholars Sharing Book Award

Susannah Wood of the University of Iowa and Tamra Stamabugh of Vanderbilt University are sharing a book award presented by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

Two Women Sociologists Honored by the American Psychology Association

Two Women Sociologists Honored by the American Psychology Association

Kathleen Slevin of the College of William and Mary and Toni Calasanti of Virginia Tech are the first non-psychologists to win the Florence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging from the American Psychology Association.

Ten Women Taking on New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Taking on New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new faculty positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships

Four Women Appointed to Named Professorships

The four women appointed to endowed faculty posts are Michelle Miller at Boston College, Patricia L. Vahle at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Diann Williams at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Katie Plax at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Kathleen Powell to Lead the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Kathleen Powell to Lead the National Association of Colleges and Employers

Since 2014, Kathleen Powell has served as assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of career development at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virgina. She previously was on the staff at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of appointments of women to high-level administrative posts 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.

University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

University of Alabama Scholar Wins Book Award

Ellen Griffith Spears, an assistant professor in New College and the department of American studies at the University of Alabama is being honored by the medical care section of the American Public Health Association for her book on environmental racism.

Five Women From Academia Receive Distinguished Honors

Five Women From Academia Receive Distinguished Honors

The honorees are Patricia Sullivan of New Mexico State University, Rhonda Borcherding of Pomona College, Linda Kean of East Carolina University, Anne Arseneau of the College of William and Mary, and the late Della Davidson of the University of California, Davis.

Two High-Level Administrators Announce Their Retirements

Two High-Level Administrators Announce Their Retirements

Anna Martin, vice president for administration at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Betsy E. Brown, vice provost for faculty affairs at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, have announced they will retire in 2015.

Seven Women Named to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

Seven Women Named to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

The appointees are Huyla Eraslan at Rice, Wendy Freeman at the University of Chicago, Carolyn Cannon at Texas A&M, Susan Kern at the College of William and Mary, Naminata Diabate at Cornell, Geraldine Knatz at the University of Southern California, and Nancy McGehee at Virginia Tech.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women in new administrative roles are Brooke Horejsi, Endia Beal, Joyce A. Dixon, Jessica Mertz, Marjorie Thompson, Selina B. Kohn, Deborah Cheesebro, Denisha L. Hendricks, Cheryl Lovelady, Destinee Waiters, and Lisa Dippre Titus.

College of William and Mary Geologist Wins Two National Awards

College of William and Mary Geologist Wins Two National Awards

Heather Macdonald, Chancellor Professor of Geology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has received two national awards for her contributions to education in the earth sciences.

Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

Six Women Academics Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Lisa J. Mauer of Purdue University, Katherine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University, Laurie Maffly-Kipp of Washington University, Robin S. Reed of Colorado State University, Lee Anne Bell of Barnard College, and Emily Pease of the College of William and Mary.

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Thirteen Women in New High-Level Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Viji Murali, Tonia Moody, Pamela Ray, Megan Wilkinson, Mary Purvis, Angie Freeman Shephard, Kim Sims, Jeanette Kowalik, Naomi Powell, Megan Sanders, Lisa Cruces, Andrea Jenkins, and Judith E. Bergtraum.

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.

Four Women Academics Announce Their Retirements

Four Women Academics Announce Their Retirements

The women who are stepping down from their posts are Beverly Sparks at the University of Georgia Extension, Breda Bova at the University of New Mexico, Karen Cottrell at the College of William and Mary, and Lynn Landmesser at Case Western Reserve University.

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The women in new administrative posts are Lizbeth Ellis, Laverne Lewis Gaskins, Carol Tallarico, Amy Backus, Kathleen Powell, Pamela DiSalvo Lepley, Chacona W. Johnson, Lillian Hallstrand, and Barbara Meehan.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Nine Women

The women taking on new administrative roles are Enku Galaye, Gild Gely, Sally E. McRorie, Jessica W. Kennedy, Susan Grover, Kristine Paranica, Susan Wilson, Susan Boswell, and Alicia Betsinger.

Nine Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

Nine Women in New Higher Education Administrative Positions

The women in new administrative posts are Julie Summs, Kate Brown, Maggie Reitz, Elizabeth Armstrong, Ericka Krantz, Cynthia A, DeKuca, Jacqueline Gibson, Klara Papp, and Cornelia Grumman.

Four Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Francie Cate-Arries of the College of William and Mary, Andrea L. Jones of Louisiana State University, Jane O. Kleinert of the University of Kentucky, and Sharon Jones-Eversley of Towson University in Maryland.

College Program Aids Incarcerated, Pregnant Women

College Program Aids Incarcerated, Pregnant Women

The Healthy Beginnings Project run by the College of William and Mary offers incarcerated, pregnant women prenatal vitamins, nutritional advice, and counseling from a registered nurse. The support continues for the women once they complete their jail time.

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.

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s summary of women who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Nonprofit Aims to Help Teen Mothers Complete College

Nonprofit Aims to Help Teen Mothers Complete College

Less than 2 percent of women who have a baby before the age of 18 go on to earn a college degree before they reach the age of 30. A new nonprofit aims to help teen mothers earn their college degrees.

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The ten women in new posts are Cindy Glavas, Charmaine Hack, Linda A.D. Bub, Ingrid Stolzel, Laurie Koehler, Lori Hendricks, Karen Clarke, Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Pam Peter and Marcy Carsey.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Valencia Matthews at Florida A&M University, Janice Hudgings at Pomona College, and Majorie Thomas at the College of William and Mary.

Honors for Six Women Academics

Honors for Six Women Academics

Angela Sewall of the University of Arkansas, Marianne Boruch of Purdue University, Mary Stone of the University of Alabama, Spoma Jovanovic of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Carolyn Medine of the University of Georgia, and Carol Sheriff of the College of William and Mary are honored.