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Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Heidi Anderson Appointed the 16th President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Since September 2017, Dr. Anderson has been special advisor to the president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She served as provost and vice president for academic affairs there from 2015 to 2017.

The Next President of the National Association of School Psychologists

The Next President of the National Association of School Psychologists

Lisa Kelly-Vance, professor of psychology and director of the school psychology graduate program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, has been elected president of the National Association of School Psychologists. She will begin her term as president in July.

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Two Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at State Universities

Karen Plaut was named the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Annette Ranft was named the eighth dean of the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University in Alabama.

Purdue University Researchers Developing Home Tool to Detect Risk of Preeclampsia

Purdue University Researchers Developing Home Tool to Detect Risk of Preeclampsia

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a device and an application that will enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to track their susceptibility to develop preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication related to hypertension that can cause organ damage and premature birth.

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Fired as Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

On March 1, 2017, Beverly Davenport became the eighth chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Now 14 months later, she has been placed on administrative leave and will no longer serve as chancellor as of July 1.

Janet Westpheling Elected President of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Janet Westpheling Elected President of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Dr. Westpheling is a professor of genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the genetic engineering of microorganisms to efficiently convert plants into biofuels.

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.

Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, Names Its Next Provost

Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, Names Its Next Provost

For the past 11 years, Dr. Margaret Kasimatis has served as vice provost for strategic planning and educational effectiveness at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She also held a tenured faculty post in the department of educational leadership at the university.

Two Women Earn Teaching Awards From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Two Women Earn Teaching Awards From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture has selected two scholars to received the 2017 National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award: Suzanne Nielsen of Purdue University and Ann Marie VanDerZanden of Iowa State University.

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

The New Provost at the University of California, Riverside

A scholar of bioanalytical chemistry, Dr. Cynthia K. Larive joined the faculty at the University of California, Riverside in 2005. Since coming to the university, she has served as vice provost for undergraduate education, interim dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and chair of the department of chemistry.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips, 1945-2017

Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips was a professor of psychology and served as provost at the University of Florida, the University at Buffalo, and Arizona 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.

Women Engineering Students Do Better When Paired With Other Women in Class Projects

Women Engineering Students Do Better When Paired With Other Women in Class Projects

Women who are first-year students in engineering tend to get higher grades when they are paired with other women in group projects. Women who are paired with other women in group projects are also more likely than other women to declare engineering as their major.

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Julia Ross Named Dean of Engineering at Virginia Tech

Dr. Ross has been serving as dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She joined the faculty there in 1995. Dr. Ross’ research focuses on the role of fluid dynamics in infection formation in the human cardiovascular system.

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

Rita Rossi Colwell Named the Recipient of the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board

The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.

Two Women Political Scientists at Purdue University to Edit a Major Journal

Two Women Political Scientists at Purdue University to Edit a Major Journal

Nadie E. Brown and Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, both associate professors of political science at Purdue will share duties as lead editor for the journal Politics, Groups and Identities, a publication of the Western Political Science Association.

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles 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.

Pareena Lawrence Named the 12th President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Pareena Lawrence Named the 12th President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Dr. Lawrence is the provost and chief academic officer at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Earlier in her career, she was a professor of economics and management and chair of the division of social sciences at the University of Minnesota at Morris.

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Beverly Davenport Named Chancellor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Since July, Dr. Davenport has been serving as the interim president of the University of Cincinnati. In July 2013, she was appointed senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Cincinnati. She will begin her new duties at the University of Tennessee on March 1.

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

In Memoriam: Joyce Carol Thomas, 1938-2016

Joyce Carol Thomas, the author of more than 30 children’s books and a former college professor, won the National Book Award and the American Book Award in 1983. She taught at several higher educational institutions including Purdue University and the University of Tennessee.

Beverly Davenport to Lead the University of Cincinnati

Beverly Davenport to Lead the University of Cincinnati

Since 2013, Dr. Beverly Davenport has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university. Earlier, she was vice provost for faculty affairs at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine Women Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

Five Women in Higher Education Who Have Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tanya Sudia at Baylor University in Texas, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer at the University of Oregon, Karina Maza at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Ann Swinker at Pennsylvania State University, and Elizabeth M. Holloway at Purdue University in Indiana.

New Administrative Appointments for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for 10 Women at Colleges and Universities

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

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at the University of Michigan and Oregon State University

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at the University of Michigan and Oregon State University

Lynn Videka was appointed dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan and Jennifer Dennis is the new dean of the Graduate School and vice provost at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

A Trio of Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of Women Academics Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Anne Marie Tharpe, a professor of hearing and speech sciences at Vanderbilt University, the late Dorothy Stratton, who served as dean of women at Purdue University, and Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University.

Saint Mary's College in Indiana Names a New President

Saint Mary’s College in Indiana Names a New President

Janice A. Cervelli will become the 12th president of Saint Mary’s College on June 1. Currently she serves as a professor and dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Earlier, she taught at Clemson University in South Carolina and the University of Kentucky.

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

One Woman Among Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

April C. Mason is provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University. She is the former dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University and taught at Purdue University from 1984 to 2004.

New Administrative Posts for 11 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 11 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.

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Science at Virginia Tech

Two Women Are Finalists for Dean of the College of Science at Virginia Tech

Rebecca W. Doerge is the Trent and Julia Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University and Sally C. Morton is a professor and chair of the department of biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.

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.

Nancy Ho Chosen to Receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Nancy Ho Chosen to Receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Nancy Ho, research professor emerita of chemical engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has been selected by President Obama as one of seven winners, and the only women, of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

New Duties for Five Women Faculty Members at State Universities

New Duties for Five Women Faculty Members at State Universities

Taking on new roles are Elizabeth Jakob at the University of Massachusetts, Kilkka Kenttamaa at Purdue University, Karen J.L. Burg at the University of Georgia, Amy Rupiper Taggart at North Dakota State University, and Sarah Bergbreiter at the University of Maryland.