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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Three Women Scholars Announce That They Are Stepping Down From Faculty Posts

Three Women Scholars Announce That They Are Stepping Down From Faculty Posts

Leaving their teaching positions are Susan MacManus at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Mary Miller at Yale University in Connecticut, and Jennifer W. Foster at Emory University in Atlanta.

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Assignments for Five Women Faculty Members in Academia

Assuming new roles or positions are Roberta Klatzky at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Rachel Patzer at Emory University in Atlanta, Rita Dove of the University of Virginia, Lorraine Ware at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz at the University of Rhode Island.

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Harshita Mruthinti Kamath at Emory University, Alena Kubatova at the University of North Dakota, Heather Woofter at Washington University in St. Louis, and Melinda J. Beeuwkes Buntin at Vanderbilt University.

Four Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

Four Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements

The women stepping down from their university posts are Sherryl Byrd at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, Nancy Ammerman at Boston University, Ann Connor at Emory University in Atlanta, and Marion Ehrich at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The women faculty members in new roles are Hui Cao at Yale University, Cynthia Feliciano at Washington University in St. Louis, Tayari Jones at Emory University in Atlanta, Jane Aiken at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Mary Beth Kirkham at Kansas State University.

Four Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Research Universities

Four Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Research Universities

The four women appointed to endowed chairs are Hyunsuk Shim at Emory University in Atlanta, Pamela L. Perrewé at Florida State University, Molly Wright Steenson at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Laura Barraclough at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Two Women Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Research Universities

Two Women Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Research Universities

Julie Browning has announced that she will step down from her position as dean of undergraduate enrollment at Rice University and Rosemary Magee has retired as director of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

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.

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.

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 11 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.

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

Nine Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Roles in Academia

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

Former College President Johnnetta Cole Taking on a New Assignment

Former College President Johnnetta Cole Taking on a New Assignment

Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta and president emerita of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been named a senior consulting fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Donna Ebenstein was named to an endowed chair in biomedical engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Michelle Wrights now holds a named professorship at Emory University in Atlanta and Mara Benjamin was appointed to an endowed chair in Jewish studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti, 1969-2017

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti, 1969-2017

Melissa Trifiletti was named director of admissions at Colorado State in 2014 and had achieved record enrollments over the past two years. She was promoted to vice president for enrollment and access in April.

In Memoriam: Lynna Merle Williams, 1951-2017

In Memoriam: Lynna Merle Williams, 1951-2017

Lynna Williams was an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta. An accomplished short story writer, she joined the faculty at Emory University in 1990 and was the second person to direct the university’s creative writing program.