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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.

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Lorrina Goff-Rush, Suzanne Harrington, Renee Zientek, Renee Reijo Pera, Cynthia Roth, Dawn Thompson, Cheri Soileau, Lorna Stern, Sara Barton, and Mary Phillips.

Awards Bestowed on Six Women Professors

Awards Bestowed on Six Women Professors

The honorees are Judy Grahn of Sofia University, Cynthia Kierner of George Mason University, Maret Traber of Oregon State University, Sybilla Beckmann of the University of Georgia, Judith Torney-Purta of the University of Maryland, and Jill Morawski of Wesleyan University.

Five Women Named to Dean Positions

Five Women Named to Dean Positions

The new deans are Millicent Lownes-Jackson at Tennessee State, Laura Oster-Aaland at North Dakota State, Patricia M. Biesiot at the University of Southern Mississippi, Lorraine Flemming at Howard University, and Susan Tornquist at Oregon State.

Ten Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts at American Colleges and Universities

Ten Women Appointed to New Administrative Posts at American Colleges and Universities

The women taking on new administrative roles are Amanda Kelso, Angela Lee Gieras, Joyce E. Coffee, Kristen Fischer, S. Laurel Weldon, Poonam Arora, Lynne O’Brien, Alonda Thomas, Allison Rains, and Kathy Bickel.

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Self Control Among U.S. Youths, But No Similar Gap for Asian Children

Study Finds a Gender Gap in Self Control Among U.S. Youths, But No Similar Gap for Asian Children

A new study led by Shannon Wanless, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, finds that there is a large gender gap in self control among children in the United States. However, no gender gap was found among children in three Asian countries.

Women's Giving Circle at Oregon State University Passes a Milestone

Women’s Giving Circle at Oregon State University Passes a Milestone

Members of the group pledge to give at least $500 each year to the Women’s Giving Circle and members get to pick and choose where their money is allocated. Since its founding in 2003, the Women’s Giving Circle has supported more than 60 groups on campus with funding of more than $500,000.

Eleven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Responsibilities

Eleven Women in Higher Education Taking on New Administrative Responsibilities

Here is this week’s news of women at colleges and universities across the United States who have been appointed to new administrative roles.

Sandra Wood to Lead the College of Engineering at Oregon State University

Sandra Wood to Lead the College of Engineering at Oregon State University

For the past six years, Dr. Woods has been dean of the College of Engineering at Colorado State University.

Four Women Appointed Deans

Four Women Appointed Deans

The new deans at Suzanne Keen at Washington and Lee, Pamela Carroll at Oklahoma State, Toni Doolen at Oregon State, and Renee Hampton at Columbus State Community College.

Joyce Carol Oates to Receive the Inaugural Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

Joyce Carol Oates to Receive the Inaugural Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

The award is given out by the creative writing program at Oregon State University.

Two Women Honored by the Association of American Geographers

Two Women Honored by the Association of American Geographers

Dawn Wright of Oregon State and Laura Pulido of USC, win the AAG Presidential Achievement Award.

A Host of New Administrative Appointments for Women in Higher Education

A Host of New Administrative Appointments for Women in Higher Education

Here is news of 11 academic women who have, or soon will have, new jobs.

Oregon State University Adds 28 Women to Its Faculty

Oregon State University Adds 28 Women to Its Faculty

Women make up 35 percent of the 80 new faculty members at the university this fall.

Change in Leadership at Oregon State University's Women's Center

Change in Leadership at Oregon State University’s Women’s Center

Beth Rietveld, director of the Women’s Center at Oregon State University, is retiring after 18 years on the job. Dr. Mirabell Fernandes-Paul will be the new director.

Seven Women in New Administrative Posts

Seven Women in New Administrative Posts

Kathy Cavins-Tull is the new vice chancellor for student affairs at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth. She was vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Dr. Cavins-Tull holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Illinois University in Macomb and a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois […]

Betty Cantrell Roberts (1923-2011)

Betty Cantrell Roberts (1923-2011)

Betty Roberts was an educator, politician, and the first woman on sit on the Oregon Supreme Court.

Some Notable Appointments of Women to University Posts

Some Notable Appointments of Women to University Posts

Six women are assuming new roles at leading research universities.