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Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed Chairs of Their Academic Departments

Laurie Gutmann was appointed chair for the department of neurology at the Indiana School of Medicine. Kathy Nugent was named chair of the department of clinical and diagnostic sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Mari Chinn was named chair of the department of biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University.

In Memoriam: Suellen Diaconoff, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Suellen Diaconoff, 1940-2020

Suellen Diaconoff taught French at Tufts, North Carolina State, and Case Western Reserve universities before joining the faculty at Colby College in 1986. She retired in 2006.

Women Are More Prominent in "Open Science" Than the Traditional "Reproducibility" Movement

Women Are More Prominent in “Open Science” Than the Traditional “Reproducibility” Movement

The open science movement calls on scientists to share resources so that future research can build on what has been done, ask new questions and advance science. A new study finds that open science promotes greater equity, diversity, and inclusivity than the traditional scientific method.

Indiana University Study Examines Women's Worldwide Use of Dating Apps

Indiana University Study Examines Women’s Worldwide Use of Dating Apps

Researchers surveyed more than 130,000 women in 191 countries. They found that one fifth of all women used dating apps to find sexual partners. The practice was most common in Oceania and least common in Africa and Asia. Women in countries with higher gender inequality reported being more than four times more likely to report sexting than women in more egalitarian regions.

Indiana University Report Examines Gender Differences in Philanthropy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Indiana University Report Examines Gender Differences in Philanthropy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new report from researchers at the Women’s Philanthropy Insitute at Indiana University found that single women were more likely than single men and married/partnered couples to decrease their giving as a result of specific elements of the COVID-19 pandemic during the initial months of the crisis.

Indiana University Study Finds Unsolicited Sexting Has Increased During the Pandemic

Indiana University Study Finds Unsolicited Sexting Has Increased During the Pandemic

A survey of more than 2,000 women found that nearly half of all women had received a sexting message since the onset of the pandemic. Among those who had ever received nude photos, nearly all – 91 percent – had received an unsolicited image.

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New University Administrative Roles

Eight Women Who Have Been Appointed to New University Administrative Roles

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 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.

In Memoriam: Martha Banta 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Martha Banta 1928-2020

Martha Banta was Distinguished Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Banta was the author of eight books and was working on two more at the time of her death at the age of 91.

Beth Young to Lead Rock Valley College in Illinois

Beth Young to Lead Rock Valley College in Illinois

Young has served as Rock Valley’s chief operating officer since December 2019, and as the college’s chief financial officer since 2016. Before arriving at Rock Valley College, Young was the dean of business affairs at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois.

New Assignments for Six Women Scholars In Higher Education

New Assignments for Six Women Scholars In Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Anneliese A. Singh at Tulane University in New Orleans, Stefani Gomez at Cedar Crest College in Allentown Pennsylvania, Debra Cohn at Indiana University, Norma Guerra at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Sara Connolly at the University of Illinois, and Cassandra Moseley at the University of Oregon.

Marsha Kelliher Appointed President of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa

Marsha Kelliher Appointed President of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa

Since 2017, Kelliher was served as president of Walsh College in Troy Michigan. Earlier, she was dean of Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. When she takes office on June 1, Kelliher will become the first woman to serve as president of Simpson College since its founding in 1860.

Four Women Named Distinguished Professors at Indiana University

Four Women Named Distinguished Professors at Indiana University

Indiana University trustees have approved the appointment of 15 faculty members as Distinguished Professors. This is the highest academic title at the university. Of the 15 new Distinguished Professors, four are women: Lisa Blomgren Amsler, Lynda Bonewald, Lynda Bonewald, and Marietta Simpson.

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Dashiell joined the Ohio University faculty in 1992 and currently serves as an associate professor and associate director of undergraduate programs for the journalism school. Earlier, she taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Indiana University while pursuing her graduate degrees.

In Memoriam: Athena Milatovich Cherry, 1959-2020

In Memoriam: Athena Milatovich Cherry, 1959-2020

Dr. Cherry was a professor of pathology and of pediatrics at the Stanford School of Medicine. She also served as the director of Stanford’s Cytogenetics Laboratory, where she oversaw, evaluated, and diagnosed thousands of patient cases each year.

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Have Been Given New Assignments or Duties 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 Appointments for Eight Women at American Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American 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.

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes, a professor in the mathematical sciences department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has received the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Eight Women Who Will Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Will 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.

The University of Kansas Has Appointed Barbara Bichelmeyer as Its Next Provost

The University of Kansas Has Appointed Barbara Bichelmeyer as Its Next Provost

Dr. Bichelmeyer is currently a professor of management and the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also served as interim chancellor. Prior to that, she held numerous leadership roles at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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.

Indiana University Offering New Continuing Education Program on Sex, Sexuality, Gender, and Relationships

Indiana University Offering New Continuing Education Program on Sex, Sexuality, Gender, and Relationships

Led by the Kinsey Institute’s newly appointed assistant director for education, Jessica Hille, the continuing education initiative is part of the institute’s overall mission to promote greater understanding of human sexuality and relationships through rigorous research, education, and outreach.

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities Who Are Taking on New Duties

Eight Women Faculty at Major Universities 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.

The First Woman to Be Honored With a Statue on the Campus of Indiana University

The First Woman to Be Honored With a Statue on the Campus of Indiana University

In 2009, Elinor Ostrom, a professor of political science at Indiana University became the first – and still the only – woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Now the late Dr. Ostrom will be the first woman to have a statue on the university’s campus.

Mississippi State's Melanie Loehwing Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Mississippi State’s Melanie Loehwing Wins Book Award From the National Communication Association

Melanie E. Loehwing, an associate professor in the department of communication at Mississippi State University, is being honored for her book that examines homelessness and the relationship between public policy and ideas and practices of democracy.

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

New Responsibilities in Higher Education for Eleven Women Faculty Members

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.

Diane Goldstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

Diane Goldstein Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

Diane Goldstein is a professor of folklore in the department of folklore and ethnomusicology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. Previously she served on the faculty at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada for 24 years, culminating in her appointment as a University Research Professor.

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.

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Martha Haynes Wins the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal is presented annually by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to an astronomer in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement and contributions to astrophysics research.

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.

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

Eleven Universities Announce the Appointment of Women to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, Jennifer D. Greer, Sian Mooney, Bonnie Rush, Elizabeth Skomp, Kimberly Lawless, Andra Basu, Coleen Pugh, Adrea Lawrence, Deborah Rifenbary, and Zoe Woodell Locklear.

In Memoriam: Maraget Asalele Mbilizi-Sawerengera

In Memoriam: Maraget Asalele Mbilizi-Sawerengera

Dr. Mbilzi-Sawerengera, the wife of the Malawi ambassador to the United States, served as an associate professor of educational policy and research at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, an assistant professor of higher education at Northern Illinois University, and an assistant professor of foundations of education at the University of West Alabama.

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs

Sharlene Newman has been named a Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor at Indiana University. Alondra Nelson will hold the Harold F. Linder Chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio has been named the John J. Lee Professor of Engineering at Yale University.

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

The women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Suzannah Clark at Harvard University, Mary Murphy at Indiana University, Ute Poerschke at Pennsylvania State University, Nancy Netzer at Boston College, and Martine Haas at the University of Pennsylvania.

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

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

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