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In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Lowitt, 1956-2020

In Memoriam: Nancy Ryan Lowitt, 1956-2020

Nancy Lowitt was an assistant professor of medicine who had recently been promoted to senior associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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

Seven 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.

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at American 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 Study Finds That Activism and Intervention Can Drastically Decrease Domestic Violence

New Study Finds That Activism and Intervention Can Drastically Decrease Domestic Violence

Researchers at George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute have published a new study that found that women’s advocacy groups can change social norms and produce significant reductions in domestic violence against women.

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Have Been Assigned 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.

Three Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Kathryn Lofton has been appointed dean of humanities at Yale University. Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College in Chicago and Dayna Bowen Matthew will be the next dean of the School of Law at George Washington University.

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

The five women are Kim Booker in the College of Business at Oklahoma State University, Tonya Butler at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Victoria Sancho Lobis at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Reann LeBlanc at the University of Massachusetts, and Lisa Lesch Palmer at George Washington University.

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

Seven 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.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Dean

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Dean

The new deans are Shanna L. Howell at the Bristol Community College New Bedford Campus in Massachusetts, Wanda C. Gonsalves at Kentucky State University, Barbara Lee Bass at George Washington University, Janelle Chiasera at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, and Annette B. Wysocki at Stony Brook University in New York.

A Dozen Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Dozen Women Scholars Who Will Be 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 Positions in Higher Education for 11 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 11 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.

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Eight Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given 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.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 14 Women

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for 14 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.

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

George Washington University Establishes the Center for Women in Engineering

The new center aims to increase the number of women students and faculty in engineering and support women in the discipline by hosting events and providing professional development opportunities. Rachelle Heller, a professor of computer science, will serve as the center’s inaugural director.

A Half Dozen Women  Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at Universities

A Half Dozen Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking On New Assignments at 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 Scholars in Academia Who Are Taking on New Duties

Nine Women Scholars in Academia Who Are Taking on New Duties

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: Natalie Larmon, 1981-2018

In Memoriam: Natalie Larmon, 1981-2018

Since 2016, Natalie Larmon was a senior prospect analyst in the Development and Alumni Relations Research & Relationship Management office at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Honors or Awards Presented to Nine Women in the Academic World

Honors or Awards Presented to Nine Women in the Academic World

The women award recipients are Heidi Brady, Robin Aronson, Jacqueline O’Connor, Carol Ebdon, Gao Hong, Annamaria Lusardi, Kelley Wamsley, Arundhati Rao, and Andrea Scott.

In the Twitter Universe of Washington Journalists, Women Tend to Be Ignored

In the Twitter Universe of Washington Journalists, Women Tend to Be Ignored

A new study led by Nikki Usher, an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, finds that male journalists were three times as likely to retweet posts made by other men than to retweet posts by women journalists.

Shepherd University Extends Contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix

Shepherd University Extends Contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix

The board of governors of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has extended the contract of President Mary J.C. Hendrix for an additional five years. She became the 16th president of the university in 2013. At that time, Dr. Hendrix was the first graduate of the university to be named president in the institution’s 144-year history.

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee is the interim Campus CEO of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. She is a professor of English and has been serving as interim dean of academic affairs at the college. She will serve while a search is conducted for an individual to fill the position on a permanent basis.

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.

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

Seven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Duties

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

Women Making Progress in Enrollments in MBA Programs

Women Making Progress in Enrollments in MBA Programs

The report finds that women now make up 37.4 percent of the total enrollments at the 51-member business schools affiliated with the Forte Foundation. This is up from 33.4 percent in 2013. Now there are 14 business schools where women make up at least 40 percent of all enrollments. In 2013, there were only two.

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.

Temple University's Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Temple University’s Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

This year the $100,000 Grawemeyer Education Award was given to Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor in the College of Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. Professor Goldrick-Rab is being honored for her research on financing higher education.

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Thirteen Women Scholars Who Are 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.

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

Four Women Among the Five Macy Faculty Scholars for 2017

The Macy Faculty Scholars program seeks to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in the fields of medicine and nursing. Each scholar receives up to $100,000 in salary support annually for two years. They agree to spend half of their work time on educational reform projects.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Academia

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Ira Kincade Blake Selected as the Next President of the University of Houston-Clear Lake

Since 2009, Dr. Blake has been serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. When she takes office on August 1, she will become the first woman to serve as president of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Eight Women Assigned to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight Women Assigned to New 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.

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Chooses Its First Woman President

Linda A. Livingstone is a professor of management and dean of the School of Business at George Washington University. When she takes office as president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on June 1, Dr. Livingstone will be the first woman to lead the university in its 172-year history.

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Sydney Hall Blair, 1949-2016

On December 6, Sydney Blair, an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia, left her class on nonfiction creative writing early, saying she was not feeling well. She died six days later.

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

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.