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The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

The First Woman to Lead George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia

Anne Holton served as Virginia Secretary of Education from 2014 to 2016. She has been a visiting professor in both the Schar School of Policy and Government and the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University since May 2017. Holton is the wife and the daughter of former governors of Virginia.

Four Women With Ties to Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Four Women With Ties to Higher Education Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Diane DiTomasso of the University of Rhode Island, Martha D. Sanders, president of the University of West Florida, Maryann Foroozesh of Xaxier University of Louisiana, and Katherine G. Johnson who is being honored by by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginis.

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

Nine 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.

A Dozen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

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

Sixteen 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.

Sweet Briar College Partners With the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Sweet Briar College Partners With the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Under the agreement, women students from Sweet Briar College will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Fort Royal, Virginia. Participating students can choose concentrations in conservation, biodiversity and society, endangered species conservation, or wildlife ecology and conservation.

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

Fourteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

New Posts for Ten Women in Higher Education Administration

New Posts for Ten Women in Higher Education Administration

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

Four Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Four Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Faye Taxman of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice provost at Virginia Tech, Kimberly Quiogue Andrews of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and Pratbiha Dev of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Deans by the Dozen: Twelve Women Appointed to New Positions

Twelve college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions.

Two African American Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Pennsylvania Colleges

Two African American Women Appointed to Provost Positions at Pennsylvania Colleges

Monica Parrish Trent has been selected to be the next provost at Delaware County Community College in Media, Pennsylvania, and Sarah Willie-LeBreton, a professor of sociology at Swarthmore College in suburban Philadelphia, will be the next provost of the highly rated liberal arts institution.

Women More Likely Than Men to Suffer Sports-Related Concussions

Women More Likely Than Men to Suffer Sports-Related Concussions

A new study by faculty members at the University of Virginia finds that women athletes have an increased risk of suffering sports-related concussions. And for those athletes that suffer concussions, women report more severe symptoms than men.

Seven Women Academics Recognized with Prestigious Honors or Awards

Seven Women Academics Recognized with Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of Johns Hopkins University, Tresa M. Pollock of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Delia Cheung Horn of Northeastern University, Eugenie V. Mielczarek at George Mason University, Annelise Riles of Cornell University, Lila Gierasch of the University of Massachusetts, and Tina Mozelle Braziel of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Eden King to Lead the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Eden King to Lead the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Eden King is an associate professor of psychology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is a senior associate editor of the Journal of Management and associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology.

Women With Bulimia Have Different Neural Reactions When They Are Shown Pictures of Food

Women With Bulimia Have Different Neural Reactions When They Are Shown Pictures of Food

Brain scans of women bulimics showed decreased blood flow in the precuneus, the area of the brain responsible for self-reflection, when the women were shown pictures of high-sugar and high-fat foods. Women without bulimia had increased blood flow to the same neural region when shown the identical photographs.

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.

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

Six Women Scholars Named to Dean Positions at Major Universities

The women appointed deans are Katharyne Mitchell at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Germaine M. Louis at George Mason University, Cindy Munro at the University of Miami, Rebecca Chaisson at Southern University-New Orleans, Jean King at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Sarah Cole at Columbia University.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten 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.

Cynthia Warrick Named the Seventh President of Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick Named the Seventh President of Stillman College in Alabama

Dr. Warrick has been serving as interim president since the beginning of the year. In recent years, Dr. Warrick has twice filled the role of interim president at historically Black universities; South Carolina State University and Grambling State University in Louisiana.

The First Graduates of Duke University's Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program

The First Graduates of Duke University’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Students can earn a master’s degree in nursing or a post-master’s certificate for students interested in specializing in women’s health.

Cynthia Warrick to Lead Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick to Lead Stillman College in Alabama

Cynthia Warrick will serve as interim president beginning on January 3. She is not considered to be a candidate for the position on a permanent basis. In the past, Dr. Warrick has served as interim president at Grambling State University in Louisiana and South Carolina State University.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments 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.

College Does Very Little to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap

College Does Very Little to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap

A new study by Antoinette Flores of the Center for American Progress found that for students who participated in federal financial aid programs while in college, working women’s earnings 10 years after they first enrolled in college are lower than working men’s earnings only six years after enrolling in colleges.

Ten Women Faculty Members Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Assuming New Roles in Higher Education

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.

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Jane Goldsmith Tolchin, 1941-2016

Susan Tolchin was a political scientist, educator, and author who taught for 16 years at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She authored or co-authored 10 books on political topics.

Three Women Academics Chosen to Lead Scholarly Associations

Three Women Academics Chosen to Lead Scholarly Associations

The three women elected to lead national or international associations are Janine Wedel of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Marla Miller of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Marie Hardin of Pennsylvania State University.

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

Nine 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.

George Mason University Scholar Appointed Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission

George Mason University Scholar Appointed Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Hester Peirce, the director of the Financial Markets Working Group at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, was nominated by President Obama to serve as a commissioner overseeing the nation’s financial markets.

Two Women Scholars Named to National Science Foundation Leadership Posts

Two Women Scholars Named to National Science Foundation Leadership Posts

Katherine Gross is a Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State University and Deborah Goodings is the Dewberry Professor of Civil Engineering and department chair at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Nelsen Zamon, 1943-2014

In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Nelsen Zamon, 1943-2014

Mary Zamon retired in 2013 from the post of director of academic program review of the Office of Institutional Assessment at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She joined the staff at George Mason University in 2002.

Endowed Chair at George Mason University Named for the Late Donna Sterling

Endowed Chair at George Mason University Named for the Late Donna Sterling

Donna Sterling was a professor of science education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She died this past summer. Her husband and family has made a $2 million contribution to establish the Donna R. and David E. Sterling Endowed Chair in Science Education at the university.

Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Join the Faculty at George Washington University

Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Join the Faculty at George Washington University

Alison Macfarlane has served as the 15th chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since July 2012. She is the third woman to hold the post. In January, she will join the faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

In Memoriam: Donna Roudabush Sterling, 1949-2014

In Memoriam: Donna Roudabush Sterling, 1949-2014

Professor Sterling joined the faculty at George Mason University in 1993. She served as director of the Center for Restructuring Education in Science and Technology and was one of only eight Distinguished Service Professors at the university.