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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.

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Six Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Stepping down are Sally Mason at the University of Iowa, Nancy C. Andrews at Duke University, Marilyn Higgins at Syracuse University, Claudia Schmuckli at the University of Houston, Diane Morrison-Beedy at the University of South Florida, and Jodi Kelly at Seattle University.

Five Women Professors Honored With Notable Awards and Prizes

Five Women Professors Honored With Notable Awards and Prizes

The honorees are Peppi Kenny of Western Illinois University in Macomb, Karen Sowers at the University of Tennessee, Anna S. Lok of the University of Michigan, Claudia Gunsch of Duke University in North Carolina, and Marie Bakitas of the University of Alabama Birmingham.

A Milestone Appointment at the U.S. Military Academy

A Milestone Appointment at the U.S. Military Academy

Colonel Cindy Jebb, chair of the department of social sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, has been chosen by President Obama as the next dean of the academic board at West Point. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she will be the first woman to hold the post in the 216-year history of West Point.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions in Higher Education

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

New Administrative Posts for Five Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Five Women in Higher Education

The women with new administrative positions are Leslie Parkins at Duke University, Brenda van Gelder at Virginia Tech, Aramis Watson at the University of Kansas, Michaela Willis at South Dakota State University, and Judy Jackson at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

New Administrative Posts for Nine Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Nine 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 Administrative Posts for 12 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 12 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.

Six Women Appointed as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Six Women Appointed as Deans at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are LaTanya Buck at Princeton University, Sarah S. Rugh at Brigham Young University, Laurie Elish-Piper at Northern Illinois University, Adrienne C. Webber at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Gennifer Weisenfeld at Duke University, and Daveen Litwin at Dartmouth College.

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities for 11 Women

New Administrative Posts at Major Universities 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.

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members

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

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Scherr, 1921-2016

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Scherr, 1921-2016

Mary Ann Scherr was an accomplished artist, designer, and educator. She served on the faculty at Kent State University in Ohio for more than a quarter century and then taught at the Parson School of Design in New York, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and Meredith College.

Mills College Names Elizabeth Hillman as Its Next President

Mills College Names Elizabeth Hillman as Its Next President

Professor Hillman currently serves as provost, academic dean, and professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. Previously, she served as professor of law and director of faculty development at the Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.