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Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver served as the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Later in her career, she served on the faculty at the Emory University School of Law.

Universities Appoint Nine Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

Universities Appoint Nine Women Scholars to Positions as Deans

The nine women who have been appointed to university dean positions are Mary Koithan, Brooke Berry, Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Shanna Hagan-Burke, Rachel Dunifon, Lori Schumacher Anderson, Cassandra Hill, Natasha Vijay Munshi, and Karen Sedatole.

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

Gilda Barbarino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

Erika James Will Be the First Woman to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Erika James Will Be the First Woman to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

When she takes office on July 1, Erika James will be the first woman and the first African American to lead the prestigious business school since its founding in 1881. Since 2014, Dr. James has been serving as dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

In Memoriam: Sidney Carolyn Littlefield Kasfir, 1939-2019

After teaching at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dr. Kasfir joined the Emory University faculty in 1989. She was an internationally renowned scholar of contemporary African art.

University of Louisiana-Monroe Honors Long-Time Nursing Professor

University of Louisiana-Monroe Honors Long-Time Nursing Professor

Nancy Albright Lowery taught nursing at the Univesity of Louisiana-Monroe for 40 years including the first class of students at what is now the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing. She was president of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in the 1980s.

Deboleena Roy Appointed Senior Associate Dean of Faculty at Emory University's College of Arts and Sciences

Deboleena Roy Appointed Senior Associate Dean of Faculty at Emory University’s College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Roy is a professor and chair of the department of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Emory. She also serves as a professor in the department of neuroscience and behavioral biology.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five Women

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five 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.

Claire Sterk, President of Emory University, Announces She Will Step Down Next Summer

Claire Sterk, President of Emory University, Announces She Will Step Down Next Summer

When she took office on September 1, 2016, Dr. Sterk was the first woman to serve as president of the university in its 180-year history. After a sabbatical, she will return to the faculty at Emory as the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health.

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for Seven Women Faculty Members at Major 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.

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Responsibilities at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Responsibilities 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.

Nine Woman Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Nine Woman Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Ohio Wesleyan's Amy McClure to Be Honored by the International Literacy Association

Ohio Wesleyan’s Amy McClure to Be Honored by the International Literacy Association

Amy McClure, professor emerita at Ohio Wesleyan University, has been selected to receive the 2019 Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award. She will be honored on October 12 in New Orleans

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Louise McCullough of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Tina M. Harris of Louisiana State University, Alicia Prieto Langarica of Youngstown State University in Ohio, Marian Liu of Purdue University in Indiana, and Cassie S. Mitchell of Georgia Tech and Emory University.

Chaudron Gille Is the New Provost at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega

Chaudron Gille Is the New Provost at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega

Dr. Gille has served as interim provost since November 2018. Before joining the staff at the University of North Georgia, Dr. Gille was a professor of French at Gainesville State College, which merged with the University of North Georgia in 2012.

Five Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

Five Colleges and Universities Appoint Women to Dean Positions

The five women appointed to new positions as dean are Alison Cullen at the University of Washington, Katherine Traylor Schaftzin at the University of mMemphis, Yolanda Cooper at Emory University in Atlanta, Natalie Person at Rhodes College in Memphis, and Joan R.M. Bullock at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

The Southern Regional Council in conjunction with the University of Georgia, Piedmont College and the Georgia Center for the Book have announced three winners of the 2019 Lillian Smith Book Awards. The three winners are all women with current academic affiliations: Rachel Devlin, Virginia Eubanks, and Vanessa Siddle Walker.

Mississippi State University Scholar's Book to Be Honored by the American Sociological Association

Mississippi State University Scholar’s Book to Be Honored by the American Sociological Association

Margaret A. Hagerman, an assistant professor of sociology at Mississippi State University, has been selected to receive the 2019 William J. Goode Book Award, which is given each year to a research-based book on the sociological study of families.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, <em>An American Marriage</em>

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Thirteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at American Educational Institutions

Here is a large group of women who recently have been appointed to dean positions at educational institutions across the United States.

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

Seven Women Scholars Who Have Been Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Tayari Jones of Emory University in Atlanta, Jamilla Lyiscott at the University of Massachusetts, Susan Dresser at the University of Oklahoma, Bertha Hidalgo at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sherry Farra at Wright State University in Ohio, Eranda Nikolla at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Camelia Maier at Texas Woman’s University.

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Eight Women Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 11 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. New members are elected only upon the death of other members. Of the 11 new members, eight are women.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Bethany Rittle-Johnson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Debra Fischer at Yale University in Connecticut, Jane Aiken at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Pearl K. Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta, and Tami Bond at Colorado State University.

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

Four Women Appointed to Endowed Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

The four women appointed to endowed professorships are Marla F. Frederick at Emory University in Atlanta, Amy Hauft at Washington University in St. Louis, Chen-Yu Li at Indiana University, and Paula M. Vertino at the University of Rochester in New York.

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.

In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

In Memoriam: Shirley Jo DuBois Carey, 1936-2019

Dr. Carey taught and conducted research at Emory University School of Nursing for 27 years. In 1976 she assumed responsibility for training clinical nurse specialists in maternal-child health. Her efforts helped create the nurse midwifery, neonatal/perinatal, and child health programs at the nursing school.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Nine 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.

In Memoriam: Gail R. O'Day (1954-2018)

In Memoriam: Gail R. O’Day (1954-2018)

Dr. O’Day was dean of the School of Divinity and professor of the New Testament at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She served as dean from 2010 to June 30, 2018.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 14 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.

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women at Colleges and University Across the United States

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women at Colleges and University Across the United States

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

Can Video Games Be Used to Educate College Students About Sexual Violence?

Can Video Games Be Used to Educate College Students About Sexual Violence?

The study, led by a sociologist at the University of New Hampshire, found that trivia and adventure games may increase a player’s awareness of sexual violence as well as teach active bystander skills that he or she can use in real-life situations.

New Administrative Posts for Eight Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts 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.

Emory University’s Lisa Dillman Awarded the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Emory University’s Lisa Dillman Awarded the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Lisa Dillman, senior lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University in Atlanta, won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. The award recognizes an outstanding translation of a book into English from another modern European language.