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Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Six Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new roles are Toccara Stark at St. Catherine University, Kelli Strickland at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Dana Patterson at Western Carolina University, Christine Wais at the University of Massachusetts, Kerry Peluso at Florida State University, and Brittanry Davis-Green at Mississippi Valley State University.

Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Barbara Krauthamer of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Titia de Lange of Rockefeller University in New York, Breanne Fahs of Arizona State University, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Florida State University.

Women Are Making Progress at Schools With Large Numbers of STEM Graduates

Women Are Making Progress at Schools With Large Numbers of STEM Graduates

A new study by the labor market analytics firm Emsi and published in The Wall Street Journal finds that at nine of the 10 universities with the largest number of degree earners in STEM fields, women made gains from 2012 to 2016. At six of these 10 schools women earned at least one third of all STEM degrees.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

They are: Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta, Kristy Kelly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ruth Kleinpell and Mariann Plano at Vanderbilt University, Deana A. Rohlinger at Florida State University, Carolyn Roberts at Yale University, and Karen Davies at the University of South Dakota.

Three Women Deans Are Leaving Their Posts

Three Women Deans Are Leaving Their Posts

Katy Smith Abbott, dean of the college at Middlebury College in Vermont, and Sally Blount, dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, announced they will step down and return to teaching full-time. Nancy Marcus, dean of the Graduate School at Florida State University has retired.

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Large Group of Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or Assignments

Eleven Women Faculty Members Given New Duties or Assignments

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 Positions or Duties for Eight Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Positions or Duties for Eight 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 Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eleven Women Appointed to Administrative Positions 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.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Amy Hecht at Florida State University, Rachel Burleson at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, Karen M. Carty at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Christie Vilsack at Colorado State University, and Angela E. Batista at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

Study Finds a Large Gender Perception Gap in Mathematics Abilities

Study Finds a Large Gender Perception Gap in Mathematics Abilities

A new study by researchers at Florida State University, finds that girls rate their abilities in mathematics lower than those of boys even when there is no difference between their expertise in the subject.

The Incoming President of the American Medical Women's Association

The Incoming President of the American Medical Women’s Association

Suzanne Harrison is a professor and director of education in the department of family medicine and rural health in the College of Medicine at Florida State University. She joined the faculty at Florida State in 2005. She will assume the presidency of the American Medical Women’s Association on April 1.

University of Iowa Scholar Honored for Her Contributions to Southern Journalism

University of Iowa Scholar Honored for Her Contributions to Southern Journalism

Patricia Foster, a professor of English at the University of Iowa, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama for her critical contributions to southern journalism or literature.

Susan M. Donovan Chosen to Lead Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

Susan M. Donovan Chosen to Lead Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Donovan has been on the staff at Loyola University Maryland for 32 years. In addition to her current role as executive vice president, she has served as dean of students, vice president for student development, dean of residence life, and acting president.

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

Dr. Margaret Lewis began her career in 1958 as a staff nurse at the former Florida A&M University Hospital. She joined the faculty at the university in 1959. She later served as dean of the university’s School of Nursing.

One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is a professor of political science at the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University.

University Research Finds That Weight Training Can Be Beneficial to Breast Cancer Survivors

University Research Finds That Weight Training Can Be Beneficial to Breast Cancer Survivors

Lymphedema is a swelling of the arms and chest area that occurs because, when a woman’s lymph nodes are removed during breast cancer surgery, the body is unable to drain fluids that can build up in certain areas. Strength training and weight lifting has been shown to help.

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

Dr. Blackwell joined the staff at Tuskegee University in 1969 and remained employed by the university until her retirement in 2008. She held many positions at the university including associate provost, director of student relations, vice president for development, and director of the Center for Continuing Education.

The Next President of the University of West Florida in Pensacola

The Next President of the University of West Florida in Pensacola

Since 2013, Dr. Martha Saunders has been serving as provost and executive vice president at the University of West Florida. She is the former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the former president of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Women Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight Women

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Eight 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.

Survey Finds College Students Support Mandatory Reporting Policies for Sexual Assault

Survey Finds College Students Support Mandatory Reporting Policies for Sexual Assault

Mandatory reporting policies require university employees to report to law enforcement authorities any information they have regarding a possible sexual assault involving a member of the campus community. Often the policies require a university employee to report the information even when the victim is reluctant to do so.

Six Women Named to Positions as Deans

Six Women Named to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Donna Breault at Ashland University in Ohio, DeMethra LaSha Bradley at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Kathleen J. Bieschke at Pennsylvania State University, Tammi Vacha-Haase at Boise State University in Idaho, Sonia A. Hirt at the University of Maryland, and Erin O’Hara O’Connor at Florida State University.

Women Scholars Elected to Membership of the American Philosophical Society

Women Scholars Elected to Membership of the American Philosophical Society

Of the 28 new American members of the American Philosophical Society, 11 are women. Eight of the 11 women selected as new members of the society have ties to the academic world.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members at Major Universities

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.

Florida State University Offering New MOOC for Social Workers on Domestic Violence

Florida State University Offering New MOOC for Social Workers on Domestic Violence

Florida State University has announced that it is offering its first massive open online course entitled “Understanding Domestic Violence as a Social Service Professional.”

Florida State University Musicologist Wins Book Award

Florida State University Musicologist Wins Book Award

Denise Von Glahn, professor of musicology and director of the Center for Music of the Americas at Florida State University in Tallahassee, won the Pauline Alderman Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music.

Law Professor at Florida State University Wins Book Award

Law Professor at Florida State University Wins Book Award

Mary Ziegler, the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor in the College of Law at Florida State University, has been awarded the Thomas J. Miller Memorial Prize from the Board of Syndics of Harvard University Press.

New Assignments in Higher Education for 11 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education 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.

Three Women Scholars Elected to Lead National Organizations

Three Women Scholars Elected to Lead National Organizations

Nancy Marcus of Florida State University will chair the board of the Council of Graduate Schools. Mary L. Dudziak of Emory University will lead the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and Allison A. Campbell was named president-elect of the American Chemical Society.

Academic Honors for a Trio of Women Scholars

Academic Honors for a Trio of Women Scholars

Selected for prestigious awards are Lisa S. Coico, president of City College of New York, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a professor of dance at Florida State University, and Patricia Bowyer, an associate professor of occupational therapy on the Houston campus of Texas Woman’s University.

Ashley Leeds to Head the International Studies Association

Ashley Leeds to Head the International Studies Association

Ashley Leeds, professor and chair of the department of political science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is the new president-elect of the International Studies Association. She will become president of the association in March 2017.

Sally McRorie Appointed Provost at Florida State University

Sally McRorie Appointed Provost at Florida State University

Since December 2014, Dr. McRorie has been interim provost at Florida State University. Previously, Dr. McRorie was vice president for faculty development and advancement at the university.

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: Margaret Naumann Keyes, 1918-2015

In Memoriam: Margaret Naumann Keyes, 1918-2015

In 1951, Margaret Keyes joined the faculty in the department of home economics at the University of Iowa. She remained on the faculty for 37 years until her retirement and appointment as professor emerita in 1988.