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The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

The Eudora Welty Book Prize Is Awarded to Casey Kayser of the University of Arkansas

Each year, the Mississippi University for Women and the University Press of Mississippi collaborate to award the Welty Prize for an outstanding work of literary scholarship on women’s studies, Southern studies, or modern letters in honor of MUW’s most famous alumna, writer Eudora Welty.

Harvard's Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Harvard’s Susan Murphy Wins the Van Wijngaarden Award for Using Statistics to Improve Health Care Decision Making

Susan A. Murphy is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Statistics and of Computer Science and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. Her research focuses on developing data analysis methods and experimental designs to improve real-time multi-stage decision-making in mobile health.

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Lead Schools at State Universities

Three Women Scholars Appointed to Lead Schools at State Universities

Ece Erdogmus was named chair of the School of Building Construction in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Sarah J. Tracy is the new interim director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University and Tracey Rizzuto was appointed interim director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at American Universities

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at American Universities

Appointed to new positions or roles are Shereen Marisol Meraji at the University of California, Berkeley, Jennifer Macalady at Pennsylvania State University, Victoria Zigmont at the University of Mississippi, Deborah Hickman at Purdue University in Indiana, Jamie Simpson at Midland University in Nebraska, Cynthia Peterson at Louisiana State University and Lisa Broidy at the University of New Mexico.

The 2021 Linnean Medal Has Been Awarded to Evolutionary Biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard

The 2021 Linnean Medal Has Been Awarded to Evolutionary Biologist Mary Jane West-Eberhard

Dr. West-Eberhard, a research associate in the department of biological sciences at Louisiana State University, was bestowed with the medal from the Linnean Society of London for her “significant contribution to the science of natural history and to the wider natural sciences community.”

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Lead Diversity Efforts in Higher Education

Four Women Scholars Who Have Been Named to Lead Diversity Efforts in Higher Education

Taking on new diversity roles are Kortet Mensah at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, Luz Randolph at Louisiana State University, Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Nakeshia N. Williams at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

In Memoriam: Ruth Prouse Morgan, 1934-2021

In Memoriam: Ruth Prouse Morgan, 1934-2021

Ruth Prouse Morgan served as a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for 20 years. She was the first woman to chair the faculty senate and was the university’s first woman provost.

The American Society for Engineering Education Chooses a New Leader

The American Society for Engineering Education Chooses a New Leader

Jenna Carpenter is the founding dean of the School of Engineering at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Dr. Carpenter will serve a one-year term as president-elect of the 12,000-member society beginning in June, followed by a full year as ASEE president.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties at Colleges and Universities

Sara Cook, a professor of business, has been named vice president for academics at Viterbo University in La Crosse Wisconsin. Sadie D. Wilks, an instructor at Louisiana State University, has been given added duties as the school’s new internship coordinator and Natalie Lozinski-Veach is a new assistant professor of German at Arizona State University.

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Laurie Owen at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, Peggy Keiper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Lori Martin at Louisiana State University, Diane Marie Amann at the University of Georgia, and Stacy L. Leeds at Arizona State University.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

Five Women Scholars Appointed to University Dean Positions

The five women who have been named to dean positions are Rowena Ortiz-Walters at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Yvonne Gaudelius at Pennsylvania State University, Kristin Sosnowsky at Louisiana State University, Schnavia Smith Hatcher at the University of Alabama, and Mary Finn at Michigan State University.

Baylor University's Trena Wilkerson is the New Leader of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Baylor University’s Trena Wilkerson is the New Leader of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The council, which has more than 30,000 members, is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and publishes books for educators, as well as journals, including the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 and Mathematics Teacher Educator.

Two Women Legal Scholars Named Interim Deans at State University Law Schools

Two Women Legal Scholars Named Interim Deans at State University Law Schools

Melanie B. Jacobs was named interim dean of the College of Law at Michigan State University and Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge has been named interim dean of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.

Louisiana State's Susanne Brenner Named President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Louisiana State’s Susanne Brenner Named President of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Susanne C. Brenner is a Boyd Professor of the Louisiana State University System. She holds a joint appointment with the department of mathematics and Center for Computation and Technology (CCT). At CCT she is also the associate director for academic affairs.

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

Tina M. Harris holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty at LSU this past summer after teaching at the University of Georgia for more than two decades.

Ohio University's Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Ohio University’s Aimee Edmondson to Lead the American Journalism Historians Association

Aimee Edmondson, associate professor of journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is on the leadership track that will result in her being elected president of the American Journalism Historians Association at next fall’s annual conference in Memphis.

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions at Colleges and Universities

The women appointed to new faculty posts are Stephania Cormier at Louisiana State University’s School of Vetinerary Medicine, Charity Gordon at Georgia State University, Claire Montialoux at the University of California, Berkeley, Lorena Ojeda Dávila at the University of New Mexico and Olivia Aguilar at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

New Roles in Higher Education for Six Women Faculty Members

New Roles in Higher Education for Six 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.

Nancee Sorenson Is the New Chancellor of Louisiana State University Eunice

Nancee Sorenson Is the New Chancellor of Louisiana State University Eunice

Since 2015, Dr. Sorenson has served as president of Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus, in Florida. Earlier, she held several administrative posts and was acting president at Pima Community College in Tuscon, Arizona.

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Who Have Been Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Louise McCullough of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Tina M. Harris of Louisiana State University, Alicia Prieto Langarica of Youngstown State University in Ohio, Marian Liu of Purdue University in Indiana, and Cassie S. Mitchell of Georgia Tech and Emory University.

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Academia

Nine Women Faculty Members Who Are Assuming New Roles in Academia

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.

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.

Study Finds That Women Doctors Are Often Perceived as Nurses by Hospital Patients

Study Finds That Women Doctors Are Often Perceived as Nurses by Hospital Patients

After surveying a large group of patients in an emergency room setting, researchers found that 42 percent of patients thought women doctors were nurses. Both male and female patients had the same level of perception of the role of women physicians in an emergency room setting.

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In Memoriam: Joan Callahan, 1946-2019

In 1986, Dr. Callahan joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky, where she taught philosophy for the remainder of career. There she was director of what is now the Gender and Women’s Studies Program from 1998 to 2002 and again from 2003 to 2007. She retired in 2011.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The five women appointed to endowed chairs are Maria del Guadalupe “Lupe” Davidson at West Virginia University, Yelena Baraz at Princeton University in New Jersey, Susanne Fusso at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut, Katharine Knowlton at Virginia Tech, and Tina M. Harris at Louisiana State University.

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

A Trio of Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Major Universities

The three new holders of endowed chairs are Gabriela Gonzalez at Louisiana State University, Laura Nasrallah at Yale Divinity School, and Julia Liss at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

Gabriela González Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal <em>Classical and Quantum Gravity</em>

Gabriela González Named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Classical and Quantum Gravity

Dr. González is a professor in the department of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University. She is also an experimental physicist with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), where she contributed to the detection of gravitational waves in 2015.

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Alisa Plant Appointed Director of Louisiana State University Press

Most recently, Dr. Plant served as editor-in-chief of the University of Nebraska Press, a position she has held since 2015. Under her leadership, the press increased its annual output of titles by 35 percent.

Stacia Haynie Appointed Provost and Executive Vice President at Louisiana State University

Stacia Haynie Appointed Provost and Executive Vice President at Louisiana State University

Dr. Haynie has been serving as interim provost. Earlier, Dr. Haynie was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is the J.W. Annison Jr. Family Alumni Professor in the department of political science. She joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 1990.

New Faculty Roles at College and Universities for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Roles at College and Universities for Seven Women Scholars

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.

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Women Entrepreneurs Are More Successful Than Men in Raising Money on Crowdfunding Platforms

Researchers found that while women seeking funds for start-up ventures have been at a disadvantage to men with traditional funding sources. But crowdfunding investors take the opposite view. These investors tend to believe women are more trustworthy.

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

Four Women Faculty Members Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are M. Cynthia Logsdon of the University of Louisville, Ming Fang He of Georgia Southern University, Karen Skolfield of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Ursula Emery McClure of the University of Louisville.

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

A Quartet of Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Clare Cavanagh of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Kathleen M. Carley of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Ruth Weissman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Joni Shreve of Louisiana State University.

Kim Hunter Reed Named the Next Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana

Kim Hunter Reed Named the Next Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana

Dr. Reed currently serves as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Previously, she was under secretary of education for postsecondary diversity and inclusion in the Obama administration. Earlier in her career, Dr. Reed was chief of staff for the Louisiana Board of Regents and executive vice president of the University of Louisiana System.

Three Women Professors Have Been Appointed to Named Chairs

Three Women Professors Have Been Appointed to Named Chairs

The three women appointed to endowed professorships are Susanne Brenner at Louisiana State University, Julie Ann Sosa at the University of California, San Francisco, and Stephanie Hendrith at Murray State University in Kentucky.