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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.

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire Hires a Woman Football Coach

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire Hires a Woman Football Coach

Callie Brownson has been named the offensive quality control coach for the Dartmouth College football team. With this appointment, she becomes the first full-time, woman football coach at the Division I level.

Four Women Who Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Who Are Leaving Their High-Level Posts at Colleges and Universities

Stepping down are Mary Beahm at Pennsylvania State University, Joy Kenseth at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Liz Liddy at Syracuse University in New York, and AnnaLee Saxenian at the University of California, Berkeley.

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.

How Giving Women the Right to Vote Boosted Educational Attainment in the United States

How Giving Women the Right to Vote Boosted Educational Attainment in the United States

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research authored by a group of three women economists, has found that women’s suffrage contributed to an increased retention rate of children in schools. The results showed that education expenditures rose 9 percent in local schools after women got the right to vote.

Four Women Scholars Are Appointed to Dean Positions

Four Women Scholars Are Appointed to Dean Positions

Pamela Holland Obiomon was named dean of engineering at Prairie View A&M University in Texas and Rebecca C. McMullen was appointed dean of education at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Also, Laura Ray was named interim dean of the School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and Alicia J. Jackson was appointed dean of professional studies at Albany State University.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions in Higher Education

Eight college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Names its Next President

Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Names its Next President

Since 2015, Dr. Barbara K. Altmann has been serving as provost at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Earlier, Dr. Altmann was a professor of French and senior vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Oregon.

An Ambitious Fundraising Effort Launched by the Women of Dartmouth College

An Ambitious Fundraising Effort Launched by the Women of Dartmouth College

As part of the college’s $3 billion Call to Lead fundraising program, Dartmouth is seeking 100 women to contribute $1 million each. n addition, women will seek to raise $25 million to renovate Dartmouth Hall, which houses the college’s teacher-scholar education program.

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

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 Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Four Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The women stepping down from their posts are Rebecca Biron at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Barbara-Jan Wilson at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Nona Wood at North Dakota State University, and Diana C. Pullin at Boston College.

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

Three Women Who Are Stepping Down From High-Level Posts in Academia

The three women who are stepping down are Retha M. Warnicke, professor of history at Arizona State University, Jackie Hartman, chief of staff at Kansas State University, and Martha Beattie, vice president of alumni relations at Dartmouth College.

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.

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Carolyn Dever, provost at Dartmouth College, is stepping down to return to teaching. Gloriana Waters, vice chancellor at the City University of New York and Deborah Cook, professor of business information technologies at Virginia Tech, are retiring.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Nine Women

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Nine Women

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 Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Rashauna Johnson and Manisha Sinha are among the three finalists for the 19th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

Four Women From the Academic World Receive Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Giyeon Kim of the University of Alabama, Cheryl Hitchcock of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Mary Hudson of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and Xihong Lin of Harvard University.

Website Ranks the Top College and University Computer Science Programs for Women

Website Ranks the Top College and University Computer Science Programs for Women

The website StudySoup.com examined the top-ranked U.S. universities for computer science to see which are also offering an inclusive environment for female students looking to enter into the industry. Harvey Mudd College, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University were the top three.

Two Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Two Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Magdalena Bezanilla was appointed the Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor in the department of biological sciences at Dartmouth College and Alma Rachel Heckman was appointed to the Neufeld-Levin Holocaust Endowed Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Melinda Treadwell to Lead Keene State College in New Hampshire

Melinda Treadwell to Lead Keene State College in New Hampshire

Since 2014, Dr. Treadwell has been serving as provost and CEO at Antioch New England University also in Keene, New Hampshire. Previously, she was interim provost at Keene State College and vice president for academic affairs.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Academic Positions

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Academic Positions

The women appointed to endowed posts are Jameela Lares at the University of Southern Mississippi, Janice Naegele at Wesleyan University, Anne Jarvis at Princeton University, Amber Barnato at Dartmouth College, Annaleena Parhankangas at South Dakota State University, and Su Fang Ng at Virginia Tech.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts at Major Universities

Shabnam Koirala-Azad is the new dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. Elizabeth Smith, a professor of biological sciences, was named dean of the faculty at Dartmouth College, and Hallie Hunt was appointed dean of students at California State University, Fullerton.

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Princeton University Press Names Its Next Director

Since 2008, Christie Henry has been serving as editorial director for sciences, social sciences, and reference at the University of Chicago Press. She joined the University of Chicago Press in 1993 as an editorial assistant.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or Assignments

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or 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.

Dartmouth Women Are a Major Force in the College's Fundraising Efforts

Dartmouth Women Are a Major Force in the College’s Fundraising Efforts

The impact of the Centennial Circle of Dartmouth Alumnae on overall contributions to The Dartmouth College Fund has been dramatic. In 2016, 31 percent of all contributions to the fund were from women, up from 22 percent in 2012.

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

In Memoriam: Caren L. Diefenderfer

Professor Diefenderfer joined the faculty at Hollins University in 1977. In January of this year, she was presented with the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

A Half Dozen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Anna Barone at Pennsylvania State University, Michele Harper at Alcorn State University, Samantha K. Huge at the College of William and Mary, Alice A. Ruth at Dartmouth College, Tamala Tamu Sukari Choma at the University of California, Riverside, and Robin Dozier Otten at the University of New Mexico.

Dartmouth College Scholar to Receive the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Dartmouth College Scholar to Receive the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Vievee Francis, an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, will be honored in April at a ceremony at Claremont Graduate University in California. The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, honors a mid-career poet.

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Notable Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars

Notable Honors or Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Vievee Francis of Dartmouth College, Paola Bertucci or Yale University, Kathryn A. Whitehead of Carnegie Mellon University, Sandra Faber of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Alison Green of the University of West Florida, and Gilda Barabino of the City University of New York.

Martha E. Pollack to Be the 14th President of Cornell University

Martha E. Pollack to Be the 14th President of Cornell University

Dr. Pollack will also hold a tenured faculty position in the departments of computer science and information science at Cornell. She has served as provost at the University of Michigan since 2013. Professor Pollack has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan since 2000.

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Higher Education Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Liliya Yatsunyk of Swarthmore College, Rose McLarney of Auburn University, M. Darby Dyar of Mount Holyoke College, Erika Marin-Spiotta of the University of Wisconsin, Helen Grundman of Bryn Mawr College, Viviana Gradinaru of ClaTech, and Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College.

Fiona Harrison of CalTech Wins Award From the Committee on Space Research

Fiona Harrison of CalTech Wins Award From the Committee on Space Research

Dr. Harrison is the principal investgator on the NASA grant project for the NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission. The project began in 2012 and involves a telescope operating in a high frequency band of hard X-rays.

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.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four women named to endowed chairs are Betty Rambur at the University of Rhode Island, Cynthia Huntington at Dartmouth College, Susan Hermanson at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Angela Olinto at the University of Chicago.