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A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women With New Faculty Roles 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.

Cameron Brunet-Koch to Step Down From Presidency of North Central Michigan College

Cameron Brunet-Koch to Step Down From Presidency of North Central Michigan College

Dr. Bruney-Koch has led the college at the north end of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula since 2001. Previously, she was dean of student services at the college. Earlier, she was dean of student personnel services at West Shore Community College in Scottville, Michigan.

Two Women Scholars Selected to Receive $250,000 Heinz Awards

Two Women Scholars Selected to Receive $250,000 Heinz Awards

Mona Hanna-Attisha, an associate professor at Michigan State University, will receive the Heinz Award in the Public Policy category and Natasha Trethewey, the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University will receive the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanties.

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award is given out every five years. The award committee stated that “we cannot conceive of a more deserving candidate. Hine’s career has been deeply active, productive, and consequential.”

Notre Dame's Jennifer Tank to Lead the Society for Freshwater Science

Notre Dame’s Jennifer Tank to Lead the Society for Freshwater Science

Jennifer Tank is the Galla Professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Environmental Change Initiative at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She will serve as president-elect of the Society for Freshwater Science until May 2018, when she will become president.

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

LaShawn Harris, an associate professor of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing, received the 2017 Philip Taft Prize from the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members 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.

Sian Leah Beilock Named the Eighth President of Barnard College in New York City

Sian Leah Beilock Named the Eighth President of Barnard College in New York City

Dr. Beilock has been serving as executive vice provost at the University of Chicago. She also was the Stella W. Rowley Professor in the department of psychology. Professor Beilock joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005. Earlier she taught at Miami University.

College Women With Disabilities Are at a Higher Risk of Sexual Violence and Abuse

College Women With Disabilities Are at a Higher Risk of Sexual Violence and Abuse

A tudy by researchers at Michigan State University finds that college women with disabilities, including those with physical, mental, or emotional conditions, are at particularly high risk of becoming victims of sexual violence or abuse. College women with a disability were also more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence.

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or Assignments

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Selected for New Roles or 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.

Seven Women Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

They are Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State University, Kristy L. Weber and Megan S. Ryerson of the University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Derryberry of the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Marina Angel of Temple University in Philadelphia, Yue Qi of Michigan State University, and Sangeeta Pratap of Hunter College in New York City.

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Five Women Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Olga Pierrakos at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Elena Litchman at Michigan State University, Laura Hill at the University of Arkansas, Kristee Willett at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jiexin Wang at the Worthington campus of Pennsylvania State University.

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Eight Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major 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 Administrative Appointments for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for 14 Women 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.

One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

One Woman Among Finalists for Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is a professor of political science at the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Michigan State University.

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Seven Women Win Mitchell Scholarships

Winners of the prestigious Mitchell Scholarships are selected to pursue a year of postgraduate study at universities on the island of Ireland.

New Roles for Nine Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Roles for Nine Women Faculty Members 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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars at Major Universities

Notable Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars at Major Universities

The honorees are Dana Priest of the University of Maryland, Rosemary Chapin at the University of Kansas, Meredith Bond at Cleveland State University, Kristen Parent at Michigan State University, Sue Crawford at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and Shelly Clevenger of Illinois State University.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight Women 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.

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.

In Memoriam: Ada Letitia Loveless, 1925-2016

In Memoriam: Ada Letitia Loveless, 1925-2016

Ada Letitia Loveless was the long-time director of women’s athletics at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. When Loveless arrived at Kalamazoo College in 1953 there were no women’s intercollegiate athletic teams. During her 33-year tenure, she established eight varsity sports for women.

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Seven Women Who Are Stepping Down From Their Higher Education Posts

Here is news of seven women who have or will soon be leaving their high-level posts in higher education.

University at Buffalo Scholar Wins Two of Science Fiction's Most Prestigious Awards

University at Buffalo Scholar Wins Two of Science Fiction’s Most Prestigious Awards

Nnedi Okorafor, an associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System, is only bthe fourth author in the past two decades who has won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for the same novella. The awards are among the highest honors given to science fiction authors.

Students Protest the Closing of the Women's Study Lounge at Michigan State University

Students Protest the Closing of the Women’s Study Lounge at Michigan State University

The Women’s Study Lounge was the subject of civil rights complaint filed by a male faculty member who claimed that the exclusion of men violated federal law.

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Five Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The five women named to endowed chairs are Haiyan Wang at Purdue University, Nancy Rabalis at Louisiana State University, Lesley Jill Gordon at the University of Alabama, Darlene Clark Hine at Michigan State University, and Hillary Anger Elfenbein at Washington University in St. Louis.

University Study Find a Huge Gender Gap in Stress Levels for Forensic Scientists

University Study Find a Huge Gender Gap in Stress Levels for Forensic Scientists

The study, led by researchers at Michigan State University, found that 78 percent of all forensic scientists reported mid to high levels of stress with women nearly twice as likely as men to report high stress levels.

California State University, Fullerton Scholar Wins Poetry Award

California State University, Fullerton Scholar Wins Poetry Award

Natalie Graham, assistant professor of African American studies at California State University, Fullerton, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize from the Brooklyn, New York-based Cave Canem Foundation.

Five Women Scholars to Be Honored With Major Awards

Five Women Scholars to Be Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Jean Folkerts, a dean emerita at the University of North Carolina, Joanne Yestramski of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Rashida Khakoo of West Virginia University, Roshni Kulkarni of Michigan State University, and novelist Angela Flournoy, who has taught at several universities.

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Dr. James is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She has also served as dean for undergraduate studies, professor of communication and executive assistant to the president of Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Nine Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The nine women faculty members in new positions are Amy Simon, Miranda S. Spivack, Jean Lee Cole, Martine Guyot-Bender, Lesley Cottrell, Mary McKernan McKay, Gena Flynn, Yvette Richarson, and Alethia Cook.

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Barbara H. Long of Bridgewater College in Virginia, Frances Pouch Downes of Michigan State University, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez of Colorado State University, Estella Atekwana of Oklahoma State University, and Holly Powell Kennedy of the Yale School of Nursing.

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans in Higher Education

Seven Women Appointed to Positions as Deans in Higher Education

The new deans are Judy Didion at Oakland University, Nasha Torrez at the University of New Mexico, Katherine Ankerson at the University of Nebraska, Rachel Croson at Michigan State, Irene Aiken at UNC-Pembroke, Sharon Basso at Claremont McKenna College, and Rebecca Doerge at Carnegie Mellon University.

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Martha Potvin Named Provost at Springfield College in Massachusetts

Dr. Potvin has been serving as executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at Montana State University. Earlier in her career, she served for 16 years on the biology faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles 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.

Seven Women Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

Seven Women Scholars in the Twelfth Class of Jefferson Science Fellows

The Jefferson Science Fellows Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology, and engineering expertise within the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. Seven of the 12 fellows this year are women.