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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.

Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Elementary Education

Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Elementary Education

Since 2004, the college has offered a five-year master’s degree in teaching degree. But new legislation will allow students who have four-year degrees in teacher education to become teachers in the state’s public schools.

Nine Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Nine Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Nine college and universities across the United States have recently announced the appointments of women to dean positions. The women deans are Kelley Bidle, Laura Vosejpka, Lynn Cooley, Susan Hubbard, Nicola Boothe Perry, Penny Hammrich, Kimberly Gaiters, Teresa Garrett, and Ann Goodman.

In Memoriam: Gilberte Greiner Van Treese, 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Gilberte Greiner Van Treese, 1927-2019

Gilberte Van Treese grew up in Paris and lived there during World War II. She was an expert in twentieth-century French literature and French history during the war years. She served on the faculty at Sweet Briar College in Virginia for 26 years.

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935-2019

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver, 1935-2019

Mary Oliver, who won the Pulitzer prize and a National Book Award, taught at Sweet Briar College in Virginia from 1991 to 1995. She was instrumental in expanding Sweet Briar’s creative writing program.

Sweet Briar College Partners With the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Sweet Briar College Partners With the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Under the agreement, women students from Sweet Briar College will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Fort Royal, Virginia. Participating students can choose concentrations in conservation, biodiversity and society, endangered species conservation, or wildlife ecology and conservation.

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In Memoriam: Josephine Louise Ott, 1926-2018

In 1957 Josephine Ott began teaching French at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She became a full professor in 1975 and remained on the college’s faculty until her retirement in 1992.

Sweet Briar College Partners With Google to Offer Computer and Data Science Courses to Women Undergraduates

Sweet Briar College Partners With Google to Offer Computer and Data Science Courses to Women Undergraduates

The program is designed to attract women students who might not consider themselves destined for a technology career. Participants will learn the foundations of computer and data science through hands-on, project-based coursework.

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Women in Academia Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Here is a listing of women faculty members or administrators in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

Ten Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten Women Who Have Been 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.

New Administrative Positions for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions 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.

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts in Higher Education

The new deans are Martha Spack at Arkansas State University, Marina Kaufman Holz at New York Medical College, Kathleen M. Hagerty at Northwestern University in Illinois, Kimberly Durham at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, Joan Phillips at Barry University in Miami, and Lynn Rainville at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

Sweet Briar College Reports Encouraging News on New Enrollments

Sweet Briar College Reports Encouraging News on New Enrollments

As of late June, a total of 129 new students have enrolled for the fall semester. This includes 114 new, first-year students and 15 transfer students. The number of new students on campus this fall will be at least 42 percent higher than was the case a year ago.

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members 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.

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Twelve Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments 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.

Encouraging News From Sweet Briar College

Encouraging News From Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, has announced that the number of students who have made deposits for the class that will enter this fall are up 40 percent from a year ago. This is good news for a women’s college that was on the verge of clsoing three years ago.

New Roles for Six Women Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Roles for Six 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.

Sweet Briar College Partners With Central Virginia Community College in Dual-Enrollment Plan

Sweet Briar College Partners With Central Virginia Community College in Dual-Enrollment Plan

Students in associate’s degree programs at Central Virginia Community College will be able to enroll in classes at Sweet Briar College at the same credit hour tuition rate they would be charged at the community college. If they complete their associate’s degree, they will be able to transfer to Sweet Briar to continue their education.

Sweet Briar College Provides Details on Its New Core Curriculum

Sweet Briar College Provides Details on Its New Core Curriculum

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has announced its new core curriculum which is focused on women’s leadership. The new core curriculum was designed to meet student demands for academic interests and career training.

Sweet Briar College Names Directors for Its New Centers of Excellence

Sweet Briar College Names Directors for Its New Centers of Excellence

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has appointed women to direct the college’s three new Centers of Excellence. Raina Robeva and Carrie Brown will lead two of the centers and Bethany Brinkman and Linda Fink will share the leadership of the third center.

Sweet Briar College Reconstructs Curriculum and Cost Structure

Sweet Briar College Reconstructs Curriculum and Cost Structure

Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, recently announced that it will adopt a new core curriculum that will focus on women’s leadership. The college will alter its academic calendar to incorporate short-term study opportunities and reduce its comprehensive sticker price to $34,000.

First-Year Enrollment Numbers at Sweet Briar College Are Down

First-Year Enrollment Numbers at Sweet Briar College Are Down

There are 81 first-year women on campus this year compared to 134 a year ago. Total enrollments have dropped from about 350 to 300 students. But incoming President Meredith Woo remains optimistic that the future of Sweet Briar College in bright.

New Administrative Positions for 15 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for 15 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.

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Meredith Woo Selected as the Thirteenth President of Sweet Briar College

Dr. Meredith Woo, a native of South Korea, is the director of the Higher Education Support Program for the Open Society Foundations in London. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Woo was the Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Major in Computer Science

Sweet Briar College to Offer a New Major in Computer Science

Sweet Briar College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, has announced that it is adding a new bachelor’s degree program in computer science.

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Five Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Thew new appointees are Elizabeth Lewin at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Sonya Satinsky at Princeton University, Amber Brugnoli at West Virginia University, Stephanie Smith at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Patricia Newton Carroll at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

Sweet Briar College Isn't Out of the Woods Just Yet

Sweet Briar College Isn’t Out of the Woods Just Yet

The 2017 fiscal year budget approved by the Sweet Briar College board of trustees indicates that $20 million in donations will be needed to fund the college’s $33 million operating budget.

Online Articles of Interest to WIA<em>Report</em> Readers

Online Articles of Interest to WIAReport Readers

Each week, Women in Academia Report will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Sweet Briar College Gets a Fundraising Boost From the Dave Matthews Band

Sweet Briar College Gets a Fundraising Boost From the Dave Matthews Band

The Dave Matthews Band performed at Sweet Briar College on April 14, 1996. It is now releasing a recording of that acoustical outdoor concert that was held at the Sweet Briar College Dell. All proceeds will be donated to the college.

Sweet Briar College Reports Progress in Fundraising and Enrollments

Sweet Briar College Reports Progress in Fundraising and Enrollments

Sweet Briar College in Virginia, that had planned to close last year until alumnae came through with financial support to keep the college in business, reports that there will be 175 new students on campus this fall.

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine Women in Higher Education

New High-Level Administrative Duties for Nine 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.

New Duties or Titles for Eight Women Faculty Members

New Duties or Titles for Eight 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.

Sweet Briar College to Begin a Search for a New President

Sweet Briar College to Begin a Search for a New President

Phil Stone, who has led the college for the past year after alumnae raised money to prevent its planned closure, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

Sweet Briar College Launches a Leadership Program for Chinese Women Students

Sweet Briar College Launches a Leadership Program for Chinese Women Students

Under the agreement Sweet Briar College’s Women’s Leadership Program will host Chinese women students who will come to Virginia to study liberal arts and STEM disciplines. The Women’s Leadership Program will feature two summer sessions for Chinese students at a partner university in Washington, D.C.

Sweet Briar College Adds Two Intercollegiate Sports

Sweet Briar College Adds Two Intercollegiate Sports

Just about a year ago, Sweet Briar College, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Virginia, announced that it would close in August 2015. Alumnae saved the day and now the college is expanding its intercollegiate sports offerings.