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All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has announced a field of four finalists to serve as dean. All four finalists will visit campus by the end of the month for a series of interviews and public presentations. All four finalists are women.

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members in Academia

New Positions for Eight Women Faculty Members 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.

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

For the past two years, Dr. Bendapudi has been executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business.

Research at Case Western Reserve University Sheds Light on the Behavior of Serial Rapists

Research at Case Western Reserve University Sheds Light on the Behavior of Serial Rapists

New research conducted at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, has found that serial rapists tend to not follow a distinctive pattern. Instead, the researchers say, serial rapists are “opportunistic” and strike at random.

Research Finds Good Grades in College Don't Help Women in the Job Market

Research Finds Good Grades in College Don’t Help Women in the Job Market

A new study by Natasha Quadlin, an assistant professor of sociology at Ohio State University, finds that a man’s grade point average in college has little impact on their job prospects. But for women college graduates, a high grade point average has a negative impact on their getting a job.

Wake Forest University's Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Wake Forest University’s Penny Rue is the New Board Chair at NASPA

Penny Rue, vice president for campus life at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was elected board chair of NASPA, the nation’s leading organization for student affairs professionals in higher education.

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for 11 Women Faculty Members 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.

New Administrative Duties for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for 10 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.

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Elizabeth Sayrs to Serve as Provost at Ohio University in Athens

Dr. Sayrs is dean of University College and vice provost for undergraduate education at Ohio University in Athens. She will serve as interim provost and executive vice president while a search for a permanent new provost is conducted. Dr Sayrs has taught at Ohio University since 2004.

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.

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Bonnie Rush Is Leading the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Dr. Rush, a professor of internal equine medicine and specializes in equine respiratory disease, is serving as interim dean. She joined the faculty at the veterinary school in 1993 and served as head of the clinical sciences department from 2006 to 2017.

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

In Memoriam: Susan Klem Jackson

Dr. Susan Jackson began teaching at Boston University in 1982 as a lecturer in French. At the time of her death, she was an associate professor of French and assistant provost for general education at the university.

Retiring SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces Her Future Plans

Retiring SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces Her Future Plans

Dr. Zimpher will become a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and serve as a professor in the School of Education and as a chief adviser to the president of the University at Albany. Dr. Zimpher will also direct the new Center for Education Pipeline Systems Change.

Auburn University Scientist to Lead the Crop Science Society of America

Auburn University Scientist to Lead the Crop Science Society of America

Beth Guertal is a professor of crop, soil, and environmental sciences at Auburn University in Alabama. Professor Guertal conducts research in the area of turfgrass soil fertility, specializing in grass management for sports fields, golf courses and private homes.

Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

Eight Universities Appoint Women to High-Level Administrative Positions

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

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

Sharon Davies Named the Next Provost at Spelman College in Atlanta

In 2015, Professor Davies was named vice provost and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University. She has been on the faculty at the university’s Moritz College of Law for the past 22 years and holds the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties.

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women in Academia Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

The seven honorees are Lauren Pond at Ohio State, Rebecca J. White of the University of Tampa, Lynne E. Maquat at the University of Rochester, Frances Arnold at CalTech, Jennifer McCann of the University of Rhode Island, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, and Kathleen Brown-Rice of the University of South Dakota.

Ohio State University Study Shows No Increase in Maternity Leave Over the Past 20 Years

Ohio State University Study Shows No Increase in Maternity Leave Over the Past 20 Years

Between 1994 and 2015, there were an average of 273,000 women on maternity leave. The number of women taking maternity leave was relatively constant during this period. This is true despite the fact that the U.S. economy grew by 65 percent during the period adding millions of jobs.

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad to Step Down From the Presidency of the American Council on Education

Molly Corbett Broad became the 12th president of the American Council on Education in 2008. She is the first woman to serve in the post since the organization’s founding in 1918. She will step down as president on October 31.

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Margaret W. Lewis, 1932-2016

Dr. Margaret Lewis began her career in 1958 as a staff nurse at the former Florida A&M University Hospital. She joined the faculty at the university in 1959. She later served as dean of the university’s School of Nursing.

Two Women Are Finalists for Provost at the University of Alabama

Two Women Are Finalists for Provost at the University of Alabama

The two women finalists are Jennifer Evans-Cowley, a professor of city and regional planning and vice provost for capital planning and regional campuses at Ohio State University, and Latha Ramchand, a professor of finance and the dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

In Memoriam: Kathryn D. Sowle, 1932-2016

In Memoriam: Kathryn D. Sowle, 1932-2016

Sowle graduated first in her class from the Northwestern University School of Law. She went on to serve as a professor at the law school of Ohio State University and then at the University of Miami School of Law. In 1969, she took time off from her successful academic career to serve as First Lady of Ohio University.

Three Women Are Finalists for Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Three Women Are Finalists for Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

They are: Cheryl Achterberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University, Elizabeth Spiller, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, and Sheryl Tucker, associate provost and dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University.

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander Selected to Receive a $250,000 Heinz Award

Michelle Alexander is a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary and a senior fellow at the Ford Foundation. Earlier, she taught at Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. Professor alexander is being honored for her research on racial disparities in incarceration rates.

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been Selected for 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.

Study Discovers an Unexpected Source to Increase Women in STEM Majors

Study Discovers an Unexpected Source to Increase Women in STEM Majors

A new study led by Joy Gaston Gayles, an associate professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, finds that women who come to college not knowing what course of study they will choose are good candidates to increase overall enrollments of women students in STEM fields.

Two Women With Academic Appointments Win Writers' Awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation

Two Women With Academic Appointments Win Writers’ Awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation

Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, a visiting assistant professor at Ohio State University, won an award in the nonfiction category and Airea D. Matthews, the assistant director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, was honored for her poetry.

Fourteen Women Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Fourteen 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.

Clarissa Myrick-Harris Is the New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Clarissa Myrick-Harris Is the New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

She was associate provost for pedagogical and curricular initiatives and professor of African American studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta. In 2012, Dr. Myrick-Harris became the first woman to be named an academic dean at Morehouse College, where all the students are men.

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

New Roles for a Dozen Women Faculty Members

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

Study Finds Longer Work Hours for Women Increases the Risk of Life-Threatening Diseases

Study Finds Longer Work Hours for Women Increases the Risk of Life-Threatening Diseases

The study found that health risks climb for women who work more than 40 hours a week. But women who work more than 50 hours a week tend to have a significant escalated risk of life-threatening illnesses.

Ohio State University Partners With the Women's Heart Alliance

Ohio State University Partners With the Women’s Heart Alliance

Under the partnership the university and the alliance will screen and educate college-age women about the risks of heart disease and steps for preventing it.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

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

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Appointed to endowed professorships are Cheryl Taylore Lee at Ohio State University, Ann Kurth at Yale University, Oeindrila Dube at the University of Chicago, and Angela K. Dills at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York System, announced that she will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. She has been chancellor of the 64-campus system for the past seven years.