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Fordham University Creates Oral History Project on Its First Women Undergraduate Students

Fordham University Creates Oral History Project on Its First Women Undergraduate Students

Last summer, Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, initiated the Thomas More College Oral History Project in honor of the 50-year anniversary of the first graduating class of Fordham’s liberal arts college for women. The oral histories are now available on the university’s website. The project was supported by Fordham faculty and run by […]

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint 10 Women to Dean Positions

The 10 new deans at colleges and universities across the United States are Jennifer Collins, Laura Auricchio, Gwyneth Price, Amy Lauren Fairchild, Raka Ray, Diana Martinelli, Karen Muncaster, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Lori Messinger, and Lisa Dutton.

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

During World War II, Dr. Hooker became the first Black woman to serve on active duty with the United States Coast Guard. She used her G.I. benefits to fund her graduate education at Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Professor Hooker served on the faculty at Fordham University in New York from 1963 to 1985.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for 10 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.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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 Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout the United States

New Administrative Jobs for 16 Women at College and Universities Throughout 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.

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Twenty-One Women Faculty Members Taking on New 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.

Marie Ponsot Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From the Center for American Catholic Studies

Marie Ponsot Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From the Center for American Catholic Studies

Marie Ponsot, the author of seven collections of poetry, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University in New York. Ponsot, now 96-years old, was on hand to accept the award and to read some of her poetry.

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

Four Women Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Colleges and Universities

The women appointed to endowed chairs are Regina Taylor at Fordham University in New York, Karen Brewer at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Erin Baker at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Ellen MacKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

In Memoriam: Janice Anne Joel Read, 1925-2017

In Memoriam: Janice Anne Joel Read, 1925-2017

Sister Joel Reed joined the history department faculty at Alverno College in Milwaukee in 1955. She served as president of the women’s college from 1968 to 2003.

Fordham University Scholar Wins Book Award

Fordham University Scholar Wins Book Award

Shonni Enelow, an assistant professor of English at Fordham University in New York, has been selected to receive the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her book on method acting.

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

In Memoriam: Ann Johnson, 1965-2016

Ann Johnson, an associate professor of science and technology studies at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at Cornell in 2015. Previously, she was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.

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.

The New President of the Ecological Society of America

The New President of the Ecological Society of America

Monica G. Turner, the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology and the Vilas Research Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin, was elected president of the Ecological Society of America.

Four Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four new holders of endowed chairs are JoAnne Norton at California State University, Fullerton, Catherine Staub at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Denise Demetriou at the University of California, San Diego, and JoAnne Akalaitis at Fordham University in New York.

In Memoriam: Joan Range, 1931-2015

In Memoriam: Joan Range, 1931-2015

Sister Joan Range taught theology for 30 years at Saint Louis University in Missouri. She was a co-founder of the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the university.

New Women Deans at Five Universities

New Women Deans at Five Universities

The five women in new dean posts are Kelly M. Smith at the University of Kentucky, Donna Rapaccioli at Fordham University, Joyce Alexander at Texas A&M University, Gwendolyn Mahon at Rutgers University, and Joanna Masingila at Syracuse University.

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

New Women Deans at Five Colleges and Universities

The five women appointed to dean posts are Virginia Roach at Fordham University, Tiffani Blake at the College of New Rochelle, Leslie Johnson at Georgia Highlands College, Pamela Jeffries at George Washington University, and Cristen Kromm at Columbia University.

The New Dean of the School of Management at the University of Alaska Southeast

The New Dean of the School of Management at the University of Alaska Southeast

Vickie Williams was named dean of the School of Management at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. The School of Management offers bachelor’s degrees in business and accounting and an online master of public administration degree program.

In Memoriam: Eva Maria Stadler

In Memoriam: Eva Maria Stadler

A native of Prague in what is now the Czech Republic, Stadler came to the United States and earned a Ph.D. in French at Columbia University. She joined the faculty at Fordham University in 1968 and taught there until her retirement in 2009.

In Memoriam: Helen Tartar, 1951-2014

In Memoriam: Helen Tartar, 1951-2014

Helen Tartar, the editorial director of Fordham University Press, died in an automobile accident in Colorado on March 3. Tarter joined Fordham University Press in 2003 after a 20-year career in scholarly publishing on the West Coast.

In Memoriam: Anne M. Mannion, 1936-2013

In Memoriam: Anne M. Mannion, 1936-2013

Dr. Mannion taught at Fordham University for 53 years until her retirement in 2012. She was the director of the honors program at the Lincoln Center campus and in 2008 was named director of the university’s Center for Teaching Excellence.

The Queen of Suspense Endows a Chair in Creative Writing at Fordham University

The Queen of Suspense Endows a Chair in Creative Writing at Fordham University

Best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark has made a $2 million contribution to create the Mary Higgins Clark Chair in Creative Writing at Fordham University in The Bronx, New York. She has written 42 books that have sold 100 million copies in the United States.

Debra McPhee Is the New Dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Debra McPhee Is the New Dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

From 2005 to 2010, Dr. McPhee was dean of the School of Social Work at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She joined the faculty there in 1997. For the past two years, Dr. McPhee was the chief operating officer for a Palo Alto, California-based firm specializing in online health and technology education.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Regina Cusson at the University of Connecticut, Arletha McSwain at Norfolk State University, Michele Rasmussen at the University of Chicago, Debra McPhee at Fordham, and Elise Fullmer at West Virginia University.

Biography of Margaret Fuller Wins Book Prize

Biography of Margaret Fuller Wins Book Prize

To conduct research, Margaret Fuller was the first women granted access to the library at Harvard College. She was also the first woman to serve as a foreign correspondent for a major American newspaper.

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s list of women appointed to key administrative posts at colleges and universities across the United States.

In Memoriam: Mary-Marguerite Kohn (1950-2012)

In Memoriam: Mary-Marguerite Kohn (1950-2012)

Shot in the church where she was co-rector, she had taught at both Fordham University in the Bronx and Loyola University of Maryland.

Some Notable University Faculty Appointments for Women

Some Notable University Faculty Appointments for Women

Wendy Reed, Janet Eldred, Ivana Petrovic, and Nancy Ross assume new faculty roles.

Two Women Professors Are Among the Four Finalists for Book Award in Art History

Two Women Professors Are Among the Four Finalists for Book Award in Art History

Rebecca Messbarger and Nina Rowe are honored by the College Art Association.

Phylicia Rashad Named to an Endowed Chair at Fordham University

Phylicia Rashad Named to an Endowed Chair at Fordham University

The chair was made possible by a $2,225,000 donation from Denzel Washington.