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Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Who Have Received Honors or Awards

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

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.

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

Dr. Johnston served as the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 1993 to 2002. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at DePaul University in Chicago.

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Susan Herbst Announces She Will Leave Presidency of the University of Connecticut

Dr. Herbst was appointed the 15th president of the University of Connecticut in December 2010. She is the only woman to serve as president of the university since its founding in 1881. Dr. Herbst will step down as president on June 30, 2019.

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.

In Memoriam: Sarah Delores Cousin Banks, 1940-2018

In Memoriam: Sarah Delores Cousin Banks, 1940-2018

After earning a master’s degree, Sarah Banks taught mathematics at Rutgers University-Camden. Completing a doctorate at Rutgers in 1984, she then joined the staff at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she served in a number of roles including associate dean of the Graduate School.

In Memoriam: Adele Pack Boyd, 1932-2018

In Memoriam: Adele Pack Boyd, 1932-2018

Adele Boyd joined the faculty at Ursinus College in 1967 as a professor of exercise and sports science. She remained employed at the college for 34 years as a professor, coach, and deputy athletic director.

Temple University's Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

Temple University’s Sara Goldrick-Rab Wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Education

This year the $100,000 Grawemeyer Education Award was given to Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor in the College of Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. Professor Goldrick-Rab is being honored for her research on financing higher education.

MIT's Julie Soriero Named President of Women Leaders in College Sports

MIT’s Julie Soriero Named President of Women Leaders in College Sports

Julie Soriero has been the athletics director at MIT for 11 years and oversees 33 intercollegiate teams. She also is an associate professor of physical education and recreation at MIT. Before coming to MIT, Soriero was athletics director at Colorado College.

The Next President of Bowie State University in Maryland

The Next President of Bowie State University in Maryland

For the past three years, Aminta Hawkins Breaux has served as vice president for advancement at Millersville University, a campus of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. She was vice president for student affairs at Millersville University from 2008 to 2014.

University of Michigan Scholar Wins the Pulitzer Prize in History

University of Michigan Scholar Wins the Pulitzer Prize in History

Heather Ann Thompon, professor of history at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history for her book on the Attica Prison riot of 1971 and its aftermath. She spent 13 years researching and writing the book.

Altha Stewart Named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart Named President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, will serve one year as president elect and then lead the association for a year, beginning in May 2018.

Three Women Scholars Stepping Down From Their Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Three Women Scholars Stepping Down From Their Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Martha WIlliams of the University of Montana School of Law was named to a government position in Montana. Professors Marina Angel of the law school at Temple University in Philadelphia and Karla FC Holloway at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina are retiring.

Seven Women Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

Seven Women Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Honors and Awards

They are Jane Lubchenco at Oregon State University, Kristy L. Weber and Megan S. Ryerson of the University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Derryberry of the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Marina Angel of Temple University in Philadelphia, Yue Qi of Michigan State University, and Sangeeta Pratap of Hunter College in New York City.

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

Honors and Awards for Six Women Scholars

The honorees are Tisha Lewis Ellison of the University of Georgia, Lori Pompa of Temple University, Patricia M. Dove at Virginia Tech, Kristina Killgrove of the Unversity of West Florida, Elizabeth McNally at Northwestern University and Naomi Ehrich Leonard of Princeton University.

In Memoriam: Virginia Lester, 1931-2016

In Memoriam: Virginia Lester, 1931-2016

Dr. Virginia Lester served as president of what is now Mary Baldwin University from 1976 to 1985. After stepping down as president in 1985, Dr. Lester earned a law degree at Stanford University.

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

In Memoriam: Velma L. Blackwell

Dr. Blackwell joined the staff at Tuskegee University in 1969 and remained employed by the university until her retirement in 2008. She held many positions at the university including associate provost, director of student relations, vice president for development, and director of the Center for Continuing Education.

Lisa Coico Resigns as President of City College of New York

Lisa Coico Resigns as President of City College of New York

The resignation came one day after a story in the New York Times questioned $150,000 in personal expenses that may have been paid by the research arm of the City University of New York System. A federal investigation is under way to determine if federal research funds were used improperly.

New Administrative Duties for Seven Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Seven 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 Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 14 Women Faculty Members

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.

JoAnne Epps Named Provost at Temple University in Philadelphia

JoAnne Epps Named Provost at Temple University in Philadelphia

Professor Epps joined the Temple faculty in 1985. She was named associate dean of academic affairs at the law school in 1989. She was promoted to full professor in 1994. Since 2008, she has served as dean of the university’s Beasley School of Law.

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.

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Ann Weaver Hart to Leave Presidency of the University of Arizona in 2018

Before becoming president of the University of Arizona in 2012, Dr. Hart was president of Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of New Hampshire. She also served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University in California.

Ten Women Scholars Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Ten Women Scholars Selected for Prestigious Honors and Awards

Here is this week’s listing of women scholars at college and universities throughout the United States who have been honored with notable awards

New Administrative Assignments for 10 Women in Higher Education

New Administrative Assignments 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.

New Assignments for Nine Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for Nine 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.

Seven Women Scholars Are Being Honored With Prestigious Awards

Seven Women Scholars Are Being Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Lori Pollock of the University of Delaware, Stacy Ziegler of Clarkson University, Pamela Heaton of the University of Cincinnati, JoAnne Epps of Temple University, Grace Schulman of Baruch College, Virginia Caples of Alabama A&M University, and Janice Moore of Colorado State University.

Gender-Specific Messaging Can Increase Minority Participation in HIV Clinical Trials

Gender-Specific Messaging Can Increase Minority Participation in HIV Clinical Trials

A new study by Sarah Bauerle Bass, an associate professor in the College of Public Health at Temple University in Philadelphia, found that minority women had different reasons for nonparticipation in HIV clinical trials than minority men. Tailoring recruitment messages to a specific gender can increase participation.

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.

In Memoriam: Mona Reidenberg Sutnick, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Mona Reidenberg Sutnick, 1936-2015

Dr. Sutnick wrote a newspaper column on nutrition and was frequently featured as a nutrition expert on television and radio. She taught at Drexel University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Roles for 22 Women at American 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.

In Memoriam: Delores M. Andy, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Delores M. Andy, 1936-2015

Professor Andy joined the staff at Temple University in 1974 as director of the Joint Recreation Resources Project. Three years later, she joined the faculty. She taught at Temple for 30 years.

Leslie Bellavance Is the New President of the Kendall College of Art and Design

Leslie Bellavance Is the New President of the Kendall College of Art and Design

President Bellavance, who also will hold the title of vice president of Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was a professor and dean of the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in Alfred, New York.

Two Women Scholars Share the Highest Honor of the Association for Psychological Science

Two Women Scholars Share the Highest Honor of the Association for Psychological Science

Roberta Golinkoff of the University of Delaware and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek of Temple University in Philadelphia are sharing the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, the highest honor given by the Association for Psychological Science.

Valerie Harrison Now Leading The Lincoln University

Valerie Harrison Now Leading The Lincoln University

The board of trustees of The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has named Valerie Harrison as acting president of the university. She has been serving as the university’s General Counsel since 2013 and previously had held a similar post at Arcadia University.