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Three Women Who Have Stepped Down From Top-Level Positions in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Stepped Down From Top-Level Positions in Higher Education

the three women who have left their posts are Elaine Heath, dean of the Duke Divinity School, Barbara S. McCrady, director of the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse & Addictions at the University of New Mexico, and Katharine Fretwell, dean of admissions and financial aid at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Duke University's Ingrid Daubechies to Receive the 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award

Duke University’s Ingrid Daubechies to Receive the 2018 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award

Professor Daubechies will be honored this December in Shanghai for her contributions to wavelet theory. Her research has led to the refinement of a process used to shrink digital photos and videos so they take up less digital space.

Duke University Acquires the Sarah Westphal Collection

Duke University Acquires the Sarah Westphal Collection

The collection includes hundreds of books that were written, printed, illustrated or published by women some dating back to the seventeenth century.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

In Memoriam: Cheryl Rodgers: 1967-2018

Cheryl Rodgers was an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing where she worked in the children’s oncology group. Dr. Rodgers was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology.

Sally Kornbluth's Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Sally Kornbluth’s Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Dr. Kornbluth became provost on July 1, 2014. Earlier, she had served as the James B. Duke Professor of pharmacology and cancer biology and the vice dean for basic science at the Duke School of Medicine. She will now serve as provost until at least 2024.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members 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.

New Administrative Appointments for 13 Women at Major Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 13 Women at Major 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.

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Current Posts in Higher Education

The seven women who are stepping down are Marcy R. Driscoll at Florida State, Diane B. Call at Queensborough Community College, Florence Schmieg at the University of Delaware, Gabriela Weaver at the University of Massachusetts, Nancy Brickhouse at Saint Louis University, Sarah Jane Flint at Princeton, and Anne D. Yoder at Duke.

Duke University Scholar Heading Home to Pakistan to Take a Milestone Appointment

Duke University Scholar Heading Home to Pakistan to Take a Milestone Appointment

Dr. Zainab Samad, who has been an associate professor of internal medicine at Duke University, will be the first woman, the first graduate of the medical school, and the youngest chair in the history of the department of medicine at Aga Khan University in Pakistan.

Joanne Passaro Named the Sixth President of Metropolitan College of New York

Joanne Passaro Named the Sixth President of Metropolitan College of New York

Since 2007, Dr. Passaro has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Earlier in her career, she served for seven years in a number of positions at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Reinhardt Mabry, 1921-2018

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Reinhardt Mabry, 1921-2018

Dr. Mabry joined the nursing faculty at Emory University in 1948. She remained on the faculty for a half century, retiring in 1998. She was the first person to donate funds to Emory University for 45 consecutive years.

The First Woman to Receive the $100,000 William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics

The First Woman to Receive the $100,000 William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics

Ingrid Daubechies, the James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been awarded the William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics from the Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong.

Nine Women Who Are Starting New Administrative Jobs in Higher Education

Nine Women Who Are Starting New Administrative Jobs 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.

Duke University Honors a Pioneering Woman Scholar in Romance Studies

Duke University Honors a Pioneering Woman Scholar in Romance Studies

An anonymous donor has contributed funds to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to establish an endowed chair in the Department of Romance Studies to honor Anne-Marie Bryan, one of the first women faculty members in the department.

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

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.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Dr. Herbst was appointed the 15th president of the University of Connecticut in December 2010. She is the only woman to serve as president of the university since its founding in 1881. Dr. Herbst will step down as president on June 30, 2019.

New Assignments for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Eight 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.

New Positions for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Positions for Six 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.

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty 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.

Princeton's Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Princeton’s Tera Hunter Wins Book Award From the Organization of American Historians

Tera W. Hunter, a professor of history and African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey, has been awarded the Mary Nickliss Prize in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History from the Organization of American Historians.

New Administrative Positions for Eight Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Eight 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.

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Roles for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

The five women in new posts are Kristin Stephens-Martinez at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Janet Tate at Oregon State University, Kathryn Coyne at the University of Delaware, Kathleen Foley at the North Atlanta campus of Brenau University in Georgia, and Ann Cary of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

Five Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

Five Women Scholars Named to Positions as Deans

The women appointed to dean posts are Lynn Mauer at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, Donna Nickitas at Rutgers University-Camden in New Jersey, Toddi Steelman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Elisabeth Young at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Carolyn Henry at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri.

Karen Abrams

Karen Abrams Named the Next Dean of Duke Law School

Professor Abrams, who will become dean of Duke Law School on July 1, is the vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law at the University of Virginia. She joined the faculty there in 2005. From 2002, to 2005, Professor Abrams taught at the New York University School of Law.

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

newly appointed to dean positions are Judith Kelley at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Carey Busch at Ohio University, Gesine Gerhard at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and Riché Barnes at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

In Memoriam: Jane Hawkins Raimi, 1950-2017

In Memoriam: Jane Hawkins Raimi, 1950-2017

Professor Hawkins Raimi served as chair of the department of music at Duke University from 2010 to 2014. She also served two terms as director of performance for the music department. She had served on the Duke faculty for nearly 40 years.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Academic Departments

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Academic Departments

Lesley Curtis was named chair of the department of health sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine. Mary Taylor is the new chair of the department of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Andria Costello Staniec was appointed chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering at Syracuse University in New York.

Three Women Have Joined the Faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

Three Women Have Joined the Faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University has added five scholars to its core faculty. Three of the new hires are women: Robyn Meeks, Linda Burton, and Elizabeth J. Gifford.

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Eight 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.

One Woman Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University in West Virginia

One Woman Among the Five Finalists for President of Fairmont State University in West Virginia

Mirta M. Martin is the former president of Fort Hays State University in Kansas. From 2009 to 2014, she was a professor of management and dean of the Reginald F. Lewis School of Business at Virginia State University.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eleven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Duties

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 Research Finds Women Do Not Have Prominent Roles in Many Films

Duke University Research Finds Women Do Not Have Prominent Roles in Many Films

To pass the Bechdel test, a movie must satisfy three basic requirements: it must have at least two named women in it, they must talk to each other, and their conversation must be about something other than a man. More than 40 percent of all Hollywood films don’t pass the test.

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

The Next Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

Ranjana Khanna, a noted feminist scholar, is a professor of English, literature, and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University. She joined the university’s faculty in 2000 after teaching at the University of Washington and the University of Utah.