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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.

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 roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Six Women Academics Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Engineering

Six Women Academics Elected Fellows of the National Academy of Engineering

Recently, the National Academy of Engineering announced its 2016 class of new fellows. According to WIAReport‘s analysis, only 12 of the 80 new members are women. Thus, women are just 15 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.

Williams College Scholar Wins Best Book in Literacy Criticism Award

Williams College Scholar Wins Best Book in Literacy Criticism Award

Dorothy J. Wang is an associate professor of American studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is being honored by the Association for Asian American Studies for her book on contemporary Asian American poetry.

New Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women Scholars

New Positions in Higher Education for Nine Women Scholars

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.

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American Universities

Nine Women Taking on New Administrative Duties at American 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.

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.

In Memoriam: Diana Reid Nemergut, 1974-2015

In Memoriam: Diana Reid Nemergut, 1974-2015

Diana Nemergut was an associate professor of biology at Duke University. She came to Duke in 2014 after teaching in the department of environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Two American Women Scholars to Receive Lautenschlaeger Awards

Two American Women Scholars to Receive Lautenschlaeger Awards

The Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise is awarded to 10 scholars from around the world each year for outstanding scholarship on God or spirituality. Two of this year’s 10 winners are American women: Alison L. Joseph of Towson University and Brittany E. Wilson of Duke Divinity School.

Duke University Study Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Cardiology

Duke University Study Finds a Huge Gender Gap in Cardiology

The study found that women make up about 12 percent of all cardiologists, whereas women now make up almost half of all medical school graduates. Male cardiologists tended to make an average of $100,000 more per year. The data also showed that for men and women cardiologists in the same specialty, men made about $32,000 more.

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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 in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Six Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Claudia Arteaga at Scripps College, Christena Cleveland at Duke Divinity School, Olga Isengildina-Massa at Virginia Tech, Zella Palmer at Dillard University, Anna Hohler at Boston University, Lorraine Linn at Tuskegee University.

In Memoriam: Ernestine Friedl, 1920-2015

In Memoriam: Ernestine Friedl, 1920-2015

Ernestine Friedl was the James B. Duke Professor Emerita of anthropology at Duke University. In 1980 she was appointed dean of Trinity College at Duke, the first woman to hold that position.

Indiana University's Jacinda Townsend Wins Award for Her First Novel

Indiana University’s Jacinda Townsend Wins Award for Her First Novel

Jacinda Townsend, an associate professor of English at Indiana University, is being honored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester.

University Study Finds a Significant Gender Bias in the Assessment of Creativity

University Study Finds a Significant Gender Bias in the Assessment of Creativity

When presented with identical designs or proposals, survey participants tended to rate the presentations as more creative when they believed men were responsible for the work.

New Roles for 12 Women Faculty Members

New Roles for 12 Women Faculty Members

Here is news of a dozen women faculty members who are taking on new duties at colleges, universities, or professional associations.