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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.

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

In Memoriam: Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 1922-2017

Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey was the only alumna and the first woman to serve as president of Texas Woman’s University. She was named president of the university in 1976 and served in that role until her retirement in 1986.

University of Michigan Professor Carol Fierke Appointed Provost at Texas A&M University

University of Michigan Professor Carol Fierke Appointed Provost at Texas A&M University

Dr. Fierke has been serving as dean of the Rackham Graduate School and vice provost for graduate academic affairs at the University of Michigan. She also was the Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry.

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Ten Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on 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.

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian Pierce Honored for Her Research in Harmonic Analysis and Analytic Number Theory

Lillian B. Pierce, an assistant professor of mathematics at Duke University, was named as the recipient of the 2018 Sadosky Research Prize in Analysis from the Association for Women in Mathematics.

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.

A Room of One

A Room of One

As a woman of color with more than 30 years of information technology experience, I, like many of my colleagues, am a hidden figure.

Elizabeth Kiss Announces She Will Retire as President of Agnes Scott College

Elizabeth Kiss Announces She Will Retire as President of Agnes Scott College

Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Decatur, Georgia, has announced that she will step down at the end of the 20017-18 academic year. President Kiss has led the college for the past 11 years.

New Assignments for Ten Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Ten 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.

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Kristina Johnson Named the Thirteenth Chancellor of the State University of New York System

Currently, Dr. Johnson is the chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities. She served as under secretary of energy in the Obama administration and earlier was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

New York University's Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

New York University’s Bei Wu Honored by the International Association for Dental Research

The Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research from the International Association for Dental Research is reserved for individuals who have conducted original and important research in any of the basic, clinical or epidemiological sciences associated with geriatric oral research.

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Alice Casagrande, 1942-2017

Vivien Casagrande was a research professor of cell and development biology, a professor of ophthamology and visual sciences, and a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University. She had taught at Vanderbilt since 1975.

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

University of Kansas Acquires the Archives of Elizabeth Dole

The papers document Dole’s long career in public service, including her years as commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Labor, president of the American Red Cross and a U.S. senator representing the state of North Carolina.

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Ithaca College in New York Appoints Shirley M. Collado as Its Next President

Dr. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. Before joining the staff at Rutgers University-Newark, Dr. Collado was vice president for student affairs and dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Five Women Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Taking on new duties are Suzanne Shanahan at Duke University, Alyssa Hasty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Amy Morsman at Middlebury College in Vermont, Keisha R. Callins at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, and Kathy Yadrick at the University of Southern Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Vivien Casagrande, 1942-2017

Dr. Casagrande joined the faculty at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1975. She was promoted to full professor in 1986. She also served as an investigator in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

Three Women Scholars Stepping Down From Their Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Stepping Down From Their Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Martha WIlliams of the University of Montana School of Law was named to a government position in Montana. Professors Marina Angel of the law school at Temple University in Philadelphia and Karla FC Holloway at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina are retiring.

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Cheryl Ney was appointed dean of the Charter College Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Elena D. Hicks was named dean of undergraduate admissions at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Mary Klotman was named dean of the Duke University School of Medicine.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles 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.

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

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

Stepping down from their current posts are Nasrin Jewell at St. Catherine University, Mary Spilde at Lane Community College in Oregon, Carol M. Swain at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Deborah Jenson at Duke University in North Carolina, and Nancy Winship at Brandeis University in Massachusetts,

In Memoriam: Sharon Jeanette Hawks, 1956-2017

In Memoriam: Sharon Jeanette Hawks, 1956-2017

Sharon Hawks was an associate professor and the director of the nurse anesthesia program at the Duke University School of Nursing. She first joined the Duke University School of Nursing faculty in 2006.

A Pair of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

A Pair of Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Hai “Helen” Li has joined the faculty at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina as the Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sonja R. West is the inaugural holder of the Otis Brumby Distinguished Professorship in First Amendment Law at the University of Georgia School of Law.

The First Graduates of Duke University's Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program

The First Graduates of Duke University’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Students can earn a master’s degree in nursing or a post-master’s certificate for students interested in specializing in women’s health.

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

Five Women Academics Are Honored with Notable Awards

The honorees are Joy Spanabel Emery, professor emerita at the University of Rhode Island, Terrie E. Moffitt of Duke University in North Carolina, Stacie Raucci at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Linda P. Fried of Columbia University in New York City, and Yvonne Janssen-Heininger of the University of Vermont.

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

Five Rising Stars in Chemistry Win 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Awards

The awards, given out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, are meant “to kick start the research efforts of early-career professional women in the chemical sciences.” Award winners receive grant funding, leadership development training, and mentors.

Four Women Named to Positions as Deans

Four Women Named to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean positions are Anne Norris at the University of Miami in Florida, Alyson Hagy at the University of Wyoming, Sharon Matusik at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Paul McClain at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Sandra Lynn Morgen, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Sandra Lynn Morgen, 1950-2016

Dr. Morgen joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 1991 as an associate professor of sociology. She joined the anthropology department in 2002. From 1991 to 2006, Dr. Morgen was director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the university.

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Eight Women 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.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Sue Kerr, 1935-2016

In Memoriam: Marilyn Sue Kerr, 1935-2016

Marilyn Kerr taught biology at Syracuse University in New York for more than four decades. In 1976, she earned a Ph.D. in zoology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She was only the second woman to do so.

New Roles for Nine Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for Nine 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.

Duke University Scholar Honored for Her Book on Religious History

Duke University Scholar Honored for Her Book on Religious History

Caroline Bruzelius, the Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University, has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Pelikan Award from Yale University Press. The award recognizes the best book published by the press on the subject of religion over the past two years.

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Duties for Six Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

Taking one new assignments are Lourdes Estrada at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Cathryn R. Newton at Syracuse University in New York, Amanda Bailey at the University of Maryland, Catherine Larochelle at Virginia Tech, Keisha Bentley-Edwards at Duke University in North Carolina, and Kim Fridkin at Arizona State University.

Banu Subramaniam Wins the 2016 Ludwik Fleck Prize

Banu Subramaniam Wins the 2016 Ludwik Fleck Prize

Banu Subramaniam, a professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was honored by the Society for Social Studies of Science for her outstanding book in science and technology studies.

Two Women Administrators Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Two Women Administrators Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Elizabeth A. Flanagan was named vice president of development and university relations emerita at Virginia Tech and Lynne O’Brien, the inaugural associate vice provost for digital and online education initiatives at Duke University, announced she is stepping down.

D. Ann Pabst to Lead the Society for Marine Mammalogy

D. Ann Pabst to Lead the Society for Marine Mammalogy

D. Ann Pabst is a professor of marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her research focuses on musculoskeletal design and thermoregulatory function in whales, dolphins, and porpoises. She will serve two years as president-elect of the society and then two years as president.