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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.

New Administrative Positions for 11 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 11 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.

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

A Quartet of Women Who Have Been Selected to Serve as Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Hui Cai was named chair of the department of architecture at the University of Kansas and Reeta Rao has been appointed interim head of the department of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Machelle Pardue is the new chair of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and Constance Vale is leading undergraduate architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.

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.

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

Six Universities Have Announced the Appointments of Women to Dean Positions

The six women appointed to dean positions are Julie Rich t Weber State University in Utah, Versie Johnson-Mallard at Kent State University in Ohio, Dana N. Zimmel at the University of Florida, Diane Dallis-Comentale at Indian University, Leah Fullman at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, and Kimberly Jacob Arriola at Emory University in Atlanta.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

Malinda Maynor Lowery was named the Cahoon Family Professor in American History at Emory University in Atlanta. Maya Tolstoy has been named the Maggie Walker Dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington and Ayoka Chenzira was named a Diana King Endowed Professor in Film and Filmmaking, Television and Related Media at Spelman College in Atlanta.

American Heart Association Honors Emory University Scholar Nanette K. Wenger

American Heart Association Honors Emory University Scholar Nanette K. Wenger

The Nanette K. Wenger Award for Best Scientific Publication on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women was recently created by the American heart Association to recognize Dr. Wenger’s monumental work and inspire continued research innovation and discovery.

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for Six Women at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Debbie Snell at Hawai‘i Pacific University, Karissa Morehouse at Merced College in California, Enku Gelaye at Emory University in Atlanta, Elizabeth Boluch Wood at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Stephanie B. Frost at Bowdoin College in Maine, and Virginia C. Robbins at Syracuse University.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Nine Women to Administrative Positions

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

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

The Franklin H. Williams Award recognizes ethnically diverse Peace Corps volunteers who have returned from their assignments and have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, service, diversity, inclusion, and world peace.

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Anthropological Association

University of California, Santa Barbara Scholar Wins Book Award From the American Anthropological Association

Suma Ikeuchi, an assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded the Francis K. Hsu Prize for the best book in the anthropology of East Asia.

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.

Emory University Scholar Finds That Women Who Suffer Cardiogenic Shock Get Less Aggressive Treatment Than Men

Emory University Scholar Finds That Women Who Suffer Cardiogenic Shock Get Less Aggressive Treatment Than Men

Investigators found that women were significantly less likely than men to receive coronary angiography, a procedure that uses a special dye and X-rays to detect blockages in heart arteries, to be treated with stents or balloons to open blockages in the arteries, and to have their heart function temporarily supplemented using a mechanical pump.

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.