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Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars at American Universities

Prestigious Honors and Awards for Seven Women Scholars at American Universities

The honorees are Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, Fay S. Adams of the University of Tennessee, Rebecca U. Thorpe of the University of Washington, Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain of Kutztown University, Rebecca Richards-Kortum of Rice University, Allison Beese of Penn State, and Rita Dove of the University of Virginia.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The women scholars in new roles are Susan Krauss Whitbourne of the University of Massachusetts, Kristen Johansen of Iowa State University, Andrea Bruder of Colorado College, Donna Sabella at the University of Massachusetts, Judith Schneider at the University of Alabama at Huntsville and Margaret Burnett at Oregon State University.

Six Women Faculty Members Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Six Women Faculty Members Have Been Appointed to New Positions

The six women in new roles are C. Jessie Jones at California State University, Fullerton, Laurie Sharp at West Texas A&M University, Patty Limerick of the University of Colorado, Brenda McComb at Oregon State University, Laura E. Niklason at Yale University, and Laurel Hartman at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Alisha Holland at Princeton University, Jan Krawitz at Stanford University, Rhonda Longworth at Eastern Michigan University, Jacquelyn Taylor at Yale University, Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts, and Selina Heppell at Oregon State University.

Oregon State Will Not Admit Transfer Students Who Violated Student Conduct Codes at Their Previous Institution

Oregon State Will Not Admit Transfer Students Who Violated Student Conduct Codes at Their Previous Institution

All undergraduate and graduate students seeking to transfer to Oregon State University are required to disclose if they are ineligible to enroll at a higher educational institution due to violations of that institution’s student conduct codes.

The First Woman Board Chair of the Union of Concerned Scientists

The First Woman Board Chair of the Union of Concerned Scientists

Anne Kapuscinski is the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science and a professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Before coming to Dartmouth in 2009, she taught at the University of Minnesota for 25 years.

Five Women Academics Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

Five Women Academics Announce They Are Stepping Down From Their Posts

They are Karen Abraham at the University of New Mexico, Sharon McCloskey at Virginia Tech, Shirley Malone-Fenner at Wheelock College in Boston, Ann Gill at Colorado State University, and Tammy Bray at Oregon State University.

In Memoriam: Orcilia Zuniga Forbes, 1938-2015

In Memoriam: Orcilia Zuniga Forbes, 1938-2015

Dr. Forbes served as vice president for university advancement at Oregon State University from 1998 to 2004. She joined the board of trustees at the university in 2013. Earlier in her career, Dr. Forbes held administrative posts at the University of New Mexico and Portland State University in Oregon.

Rita Dove to Receive the $20,000 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

Rita Dove to Receive the $20,000 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

The Stone Award was established in 2011 to highlight the work of the creative writing program at Oregon State University’s School of Writing. Literature, and Film. The award comes with a $20,000 prize. Professor Dove, the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will accept the award next spring in Oregon.

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Seven Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

In new faculty roles are Maria Torres at Smith College, Jamie Monson at Michigan State University, Kate Ryan Reiling at Macalester College, Kendra Sharp at Oregon State University, Maya Steinitz at the University of Iowa, Heather Leslie at the University of Maine, and Nicole Pepinster Greene at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Eight Women Academics Given Prestigious Honors

Eight Women Academics Given Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Dolores M. Shoback, Natalie Winklefoos, Lesley Farmer, Mary Louise Petersen, Dawn J. Wright, Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Colette Heald, and Roslin Growe.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts at College and Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts at College and Universities

The four new deans are Meigan C. Aronson at Texas A&M University, Rebecca Zukowski at Resurrection University in Chicago, Mitzi Montoya at Oregon State University, and Cheryl A. Parks at Simmons College in Boston.

New Project Aims to Make Mechanical Engineering Programs Better for Women

New Project Aims to Make Mechanical Engineering Programs Better for Women

The universities selected to participate in the program funded by the National Science Foundation are Purdue University, Michigan Technological University, Oregon State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Oklahoma.

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for 14 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of women who have been appointed to new administrative posts at the nation’s leading colleges and universities.

Oregon State University to Open a New Center to Support Victims of Sexual Violence

Oregon State University to Open a New Center to Support Victims of Sexual Violence

While the center is primarily for students, OSU faculty and staff survivors can also receive support, stabilization and referral from the center. Additionally, the center will provide resources such as books, movies, articles, and other media with information about sexual violence.

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado

Two Women Among the Three Finalists for Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado

Terri Fiez is director of strategic initiative and a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. Patricia Rankin is associate vice chancellor for research and a professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Susana Rivera-Mills was named dean for undergraduate studies at Oregon State. Jacqueline Mozrall was named dean of the College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Jennifer R. Scanlon was named interim dean for academic affairs at Bowdoin College.

Oregon State's Jane Lubchenco Wins the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Oregon State’s Jane Lubchenco Wins the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Jane Lubchenco is a Distinguished Professor in marine science at Oregon State University and the former director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She will receive a $100,000 cash prize and a gold medallion.

Seven Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Seven Women Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Lynda Coon at the University of Arkansas, Jennifer Bard at the University of Cincinnati, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina at the University of Massachusetts, Susan Tornquist at Oregon State, Susan Weeks at Texas Christian University, Caryn Beck-Dudley at Santa Clara University, and Beth Walker at Colorado State.

Three Women in High-Level University Posts Announce Their Retirements

Three Women in High-Level University Posts Announce Their Retirements

The three women stepping down at the end of the academic year are Elizabeth A. Flanagan at Virginia Tech, Judy Schwab at the University of Arkansas, and Ilene Kleinsorge at Oregon State University.

Two Women Named to Endowed Chairs at the University of Wyoming

Two Women Named to Endowed Chairs at the University of Wyoming

Holly Ernest was named as the holder of the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Disease Ecology and H. Jo Albers was named to the Knobloch Wyoming Excellence Chair for Conservation Economics and Finance.

Jane Lubchenco Presented With the World Academy of Sciences Medal

Jane Lubchenco Presented With the World Academy of Sciences Medal

Dr. Lubchenco is University Distinguished Professor in marine science at Oregon State University. She was honored for her work in marine ecology and for her service as president of the International Council of Science.

Five Women Scholars Honored With National Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With National Awards

The honorees are YaeBin Kim of the University of Nevada, Jane Lubchenco of Oregon State University, Phyllis Miller of Mississippi State University, Jane E. Schulman of LaGuardia Community College, and Bernardine Lacey, formerly of Delaware State University.

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.

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.

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Director of the Center for Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Director of the Center for Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts

Jody L. Jellison is associate director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment State on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Before coming to Virginia Tech in 2011, Dr. Jellison was director of the School of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine.

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 18 Women in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of appointments of women to high-level administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

University Study Finds That, for Women, Social Media Photos Can Be a No-Win Situation

University Study Finds That, for Women, Social Media Photos Can Be a No-Win Situation

A new study reveals that women who post sexy photographs on social media sites to appear more attractive to men are viewed as less physically and socially attractive by other women and are deemed less competent to perform tasks.

Four Women Named Directors at State University Schools

Four Women Named Directors at State University Schools

Heather Landis is director of the School of Music at Arizona State and Lee Ann Garrison is director of the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State. Kellean Foster is the director of the School of Architecture at Penn State and Gwen Pate is leading the School of Accountancy at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at American Universities

Six Women in New Teaching Roles at American Universities

The women in new faculty posts are Jesmyn Ward at Tulane, Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State, Mary Hale Toler at Kansas State, Molly Brewer at the University of Connecticut, Cameron Myler at NYU, and Tsveti Markova at Wayne State.

Five Women Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

Five Women Named to Endowed Faculty Positions

The five women named to distinguished professorships are Xu Cheng at the University of Pennsylvania, Dana Priest at the University of Maryland, Marie Harvey at Oregon State, Katherine Knowlton at Virginia Tech, and Adrienne Martin at Claremont McKenna College.

Nine Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The women named to administrative posts are Emily Hutchins, Shelby Walker, Katherine Phillips, Betsy Garrison, Carol R. Collier, Liz Lierman, Samantha Earp, M. Grace Calhoun, and Stephanie Helms Pickett.

Ten Women Assuming New Administrative Roles at American Universities

Ten Women Assuming New Administrative Roles at American Universities

The women with new administrative posts are Amy Wohlert, Jana Jasinski, Kimberly Lamparelli, Susie Brubaker-Cole, Jennifer Heisey, Carla Peterson, Diana Jergovic, Apryle M. Cotton, Sara Childs, and Ellen Amsel.

Major Academic Study Finds Planned At-Home Births Are Generally Safe

Major Academic Study Finds Planned At-Home Births Are Generally Safe

The results of the study of nearly 17,000 planned at-home births showed that for women who chose this option there were lower infant and maternal mortality rates and only 5.2 percent required a cesarean section.