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In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

In Memoriam: Ida Stephens Owens, 1939-2020

Ida Stephens Owens was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. at Duke University. Dr. Owens was the first scientist to determine genetic defects in children with Crigler-Najjar diseases, a rare disorder often causing brain damage in infants.

Jill Tiefenthaler Will Be the Next Chief Executive Officer of the National Geographic Society

Jill Tiefenthaler Will Be the Next Chief Executive Officer of the National Geographic Society

Jill Tiefenthaler, president of Colorado College since 2011, will leave her post this summer to become the chief executive officer of the National Geographic Society. Dr. Tiefenthaler will be the first woman to lead the society in its 132-year history.

Colleges and Universities That Have Appointed 10 Women to New Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities That Have Appointed 10 Women to New Administrative Positions

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

Lynn Perry Wooten Will Be the Ninth President of Simmons University in Boston

Lynn Perry Wooten Will Be the Ninth President of Simmons University in Boston

Most recently, Dr. Wooten has been serving as the David J. Nolan Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Prior to her position at Cornell, Dr. Wooten served on the faculty at the University of Michigan for nearly two decades.

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University School of Medicine Honors the Late Brenda Armstrong

Duke University commissioned a portrait of Dr. Brenda Armstrong, who was the second Black woman in the United States to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. She served as a professor of pediatrics, associate dean for admissions, and senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at the university’s medical school.

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Opens Exhibit on the Public Service of Elizabeth Dole

The exhibit is entitled “What Would a Woman Offer Her Country?: Elizabeth Dole’s Ground-Breaking, Trail-Blazing Life of Service.” The exhibition features over 100 items from her personal collections, documenting her career across six decades of public service.

University of Kentucky's Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

University of Kentucky’s Amy Murrell Taylor Wins the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 and recognizes the best book published in English on slavery, resistance or abolition. The award and a $25,000 prize are presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Gilder Lehrman Center for Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University.

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was a professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, professor emerita of law at Syracuse University in New York, and one of the first African American students to enroll at Duke University in North Carolina.

Lafayette College's Women Studies Program to Focus More on Issues of Sexuality

Lafayette College’s Women Studies Program to Focus More on Issues of Sexuality

Lafayette College, the highly rate liberal arts educational institution in Easton, Pennsylvania, has announced that its Women’s and Gender Studies program will now focus more on issues of sexuality. The program’s name will now be Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From University Posts

Three Women Announce Their Retirements From University Posts

The three women who hve announced their retirements are Jennifer Horn, managing director of export and security compliance at Texas Tech University, Carolyn McAllaster, Colin W. Brown Clinical Professor of Law at Duke University, and Elise Kriss, president of the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Naomi Quinn, 1939-2019

Dr. Quinn joined the Duke University faculty in 1972 as an assistant professor. She conducted research on psychological anthropology, exploring how culture is shared, endures, and shapes our lives.

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments 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.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 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.

Alice Ogden Bellis Wins "Book of the Year" From the Association of Catholic Publishers

Alice Ogden Bellis Wins “Book of the Year” From the Association of Catholic Publishers

Dr. Bellis currently serves as a professor of Hebrew Bible in the School of Divinity at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Howard faculty, she served first as an assistant, then associate, and twice acting head of staff at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

Susan Cates Named Chief Executive Officer of the Association of College and University Educators

Susan Cates Named Chief Executive Officer of the Association of College and University Educators

Most recently Cates served as a strategic advisor to both public and private universities and systems, in addition to educational companies. Earlier in her career she served as president of executive development at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The women who were appointed to dean posts are Martha J. Crawford at Scared Heart University in Connecticut, Marion Broome at Duke University, Robin Renee Davis at Virginia Union University, Sherrill Smith at the University of Wyoming, Linda Burton at the University of California, Berkeley, and Anne Curzan at the University of Michigan.

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Four Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Taking on new roles are Leslie Babinski at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Ashlee N. Ford Versypt of Oklahoma State University, Tracy Fessenden at Arizona State University, and Amy W. Apon of Clemson University in South Carolina.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given 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.

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

In Memoriam: Patricia Telles-Irvin, 1955-2019

Patricia Telles-Irvin was vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Before coming to Northwestern in 2011, Dr. Telles-Irvin served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Florida for seven years. Earlier in her career, she served in various roles at Florida International University.

Study Finds Gender Inequality Has Negative Health Effects on Both Men and Women

Study Finds Gender Inequality Has Negative Health Effects on Both Men and Women

In her study, Patricia Homan, an assistant professor of sociology at Florida State University, goes beyond sexist mistreatment by individuals to examine how the degree of systematic gender inequality in power and resources in a society can impact people’s health.

Debra Tucci Named Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Debra Tucci Named Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Currently, Dr. Tucci is a professor of surgery and director of the cochlear implant program in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. She has been a member of the Duke faculty since 1993, when she co-founded the Duke Hearing Center.

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.

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

Nine New Women Deans at Colleges and Universities Throughout the United States

The nine women deans are: Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Rachel Kyte at Tufts, Susan Catron at the University of California, Davis, Laura Vandeburgh at the University of Oregon, Susan Lozier at Georgia Tech, Gennifer Weisenfeld at Duke, Stephanie Gray at Montana State University, Nicole Pennington at Ohio University, and Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

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

A Half Dozen Women  Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at Universities

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at 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.

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Chief Information Office at Rice University Honored by the Nonprofit Internet2

Klara Jelinkova is vice president for international operations and information technology and chief information officer at Rice University. She was recognized for “exceptional leadership and service and enabling services and achievements beyond the scope of individual institutions.”

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

In Memoriam: Anne Firor Scott, 1921-2019

Dr. Scott, an authority on U.S. women’s hitory, was hired as a full-time Duke University faculty member in 1961. In 1980, she became the history department chair. Dr. Scott retired from her position in 1991.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Tameka Angela Harper has been named dean of students at Tuskegee University in Alabama and Rachel Schreiber has been named executive dean of the Parsons School of Design in New York. Enku Gelaye has been named dean of campus life at Emory University in Atlanta and Valerie Ashby has been reappointed dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University.

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

Women Nearly 40 Percent of New Members of National Academy of Medicine

A WIAReport analysis of the list of the 75 members of the latest cohort elected into the National Academy of Medicine finds that 29, or 39 percent, are women. Just two years ago, women were just 30 percent of the new members.

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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in the Academic World

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.

Duke University's Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Duke University’s Susan Lozier to Lead the American Geophysical Union

Dr. Lozier has been a Duke faculty member since 1992. She is widely cited for research on large-scale ocean circulation and its links to global climate change. She will begin her two-year term as president-elect of the American Geophysical Union on January 1, 2019, followed by a two-year term as president beginning in 2021.

Princeton University's Tera Hunter Wins Book Awards From the American Historical Association

Princeton University’s Tera Hunter Wins Book Awards From the American Historical Association

Tera W. Hunter, the Edwards Professor of History and professor of African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in women’s history and/or feminist theory as well as the Littleton-Griswold Prize in U.S. law and society from the American Historical Association.

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

In Memoriam: Brenda Armstrong, 1949-2018

Brenda Armstrong was a professor and the senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment, and retention at Duke University School of Medicine. She was the second Black woman in the United Stated to become a board-certified pediatric cardiologist.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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.