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Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine Women Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarships

Nine women from the United States are among the 15 students who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships for master’s degree programs in STEM fields at the University of Cambridge in England.

Trudy Mackay of North Carolina State University to Receive the Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Trudy Mackay of North Carolina State University to Receive the Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Professor MacKay is being honored by the Wolf Foundation in Israel for “achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views.”

Six Women Academics Earn Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Academics Earn Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Sarah Howe of Harvard University, Patrician Precin of Touro College, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz of Hamilton College, Susan K. Nutter of North Carolina State University, Mary Gardner of Bloomsburg University, and Katie Dixon-Gordon of the University of Massachusetts.

Annette Ranft Named Dean of the Business School at North Carolina State University

Annette Ranft Named Dean of the Business School at North Carolina State University

Currently, Dr. Ranft is the Reagan Professor of Business and the senior associate dean of academic affairs at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. She will begin her new job at North Carolina State University on July 1.

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

Kathryn M. Meurs is a professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. The award will fund her research on canine mitral valve disease, the most common cause of heart disease in dogs.

Six Women Professors Presented With Notable Awards

Six Women Professors Presented With Notable Awards

The honorees are Chritine Grant of North Carolina State University, Shannor Vallor of Santa Clara University, Kimberly E. Applegate of Emory University, Julie Bullard of the University of Montana, Nance Wilson of SUNY-Cortland, and Mary Kay Washington of Vanderbilt University.

Study to Examine Gender Differences in Faculty Workloads

Study to Examine Gender Differences in Faculty Workloads

The Faculty Workload and Rewards Project, funded by a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, will examine faculty workloads in 42 academic departments at 13 public universities in Maryland, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.

Elizabeth Loboa Will Head the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri

Elizabeth Loboa Will Head the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri

Dr. Loboa has been serving as a professor of material science and engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she was the director of the Cell Mechanics Laboratory. She will become dean at the University of Missouri on October 15.

In Memoriam: Anna Jane Pence Keller, 1920-2015

In Memoriam: Anna Jane Pence Keller, 1920-2015

In 1974, Anna Jane Keller was named dean of undergraduate admissions at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She was the first women to hold a high-level administrative post at the university.

Nineteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nineteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

In Memoriam: Doris Elaine Sipe, 1942-2015

In Memoriam: Doris Elaine Sipe, 1942-2015

D. Elaine Sipe had a 38-year career teaching at several colleges and universities. After graduating from Concordia College in River Forest, Illinois, in 1964 she joined the Peace Corps and served in Malaysia before beginning her academic career.

Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Names Tashni Dubroy as Its 17th President

Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Names Tashni Dubroy as Its 17th President

Dr. Dubroy has been serving as as the special assistant to the president for process optimization at Shaw University. Dr. Dubroy is also the co-founder of Tea and Honey Blends, a hair care products company.

Study Finds a Hidden Bias by Students Against Women Faculty Members

Study Finds a Hidden Bias by Students Against Women Faculty Members

The lead author of the study reports that the instructor of the online course whom students thought was male received higher ratings on all 12 measures of competency, regardless of whether the instructor was actually male or female.

Eileen Hoffman Named President-Elect of the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union

Eileen Hoffman Named President-Elect of the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union

Eileen E. Hoffman is a professor of ocean, earth, and atmospheric sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been on the faculty at Old Dominion since 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 1995.

Two High-Level Administrators Announce Their Retirements

Two High-Level Administrators Announce Their Retirements

Anna Martin, vice president for administration at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Betsy E. Brown, vice provost for faculty affairs at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, have announced they will retire in 2015.

Linda Brady to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Linda Brady to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Linda P. Brady, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, has announced that she will step down on July 31, 2015 and return to teaching. She was named the university’s tenth chancellor in August 2008.

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen Women Taking on New Administrative Roles at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Sarah Cortell Vandersypen, Cathy Grimes, Ginny Painter, Marjolie Leonard, Pamela Dumas Serfes, Jill Oswaks, Jamina Scippio-McFadden, Shokrina Radpour Beering, Priscilla Salant, Lauren Ross, Renee Wells, and Julie Hopwood.

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Serve as Deans

Four Women Who Have Been Named to Serve as Deans

The new deans are Maureen Grasso at North Carolina State University, Claudia Santin at Concordia University in Chicago, Tara F. Hulsey at West Virginia University, and Wanda Fleming Lester at North Carolina Central University.

Four Academic Women Honored for Their Achievements

Four Academic Women Honored for Their Achievements

The four women selected for academic honors are Nancy Amato at Texas A&M University, Kathryn Meurs at North Carolina State University, Hortensia Amaro at the University of Southern California and Naomi Levin at Johns Hopkins University.

Five Women Named to Dean Posts

Five Women Named to Dean Posts

The new deans are Stephanie Coursey Bailey, Linda Maule, Mary Catherine Watzin, Phyllis Craig-Taylor, and Donna L. Hammond.

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants to women’s colleges or other grants that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of grants that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

North Carolina State University Scientist to Lead Major Research Project on Food-Borne Disease

North Carolina State University Scientist to Lead Major Research Project on Food-Borne Disease

Lee-Ann Jaykus will lead the largest research program on food safety funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Marye Anne Fox to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of California at San Diego

Marye Anne Fox to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of California at San Diego

In the summer of 2012 she will return to teaching and conducting research in chemistry at the university.

Marie Davidian Elected the 108th President of the American Statistical Association

Marie Davidian Elected the 108th President of the American Statistical Association

Dr. Davidian will serve one-year as president-elect. In January 2013 she will become the 108th president of the association.