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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.

Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Seven Women Among the 63 New Fellows of the American Mathematical Society

The seven women elected fellows of the American Mathematical Society are Irena Lasiecka, Kristin E. Lauter, Gordana Matic, Irina Mitrea, Andrea R. Nahmod, Brooke Shipley, and Christina Sormani.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Eight Women

The women taking on new roles are Gayle Colston Barge, Suzanne M. Rivera, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, Marcie Gardner, Michelle Masucci, Jordana Pomeroy, Genesee Adkins, and Lindsay LeRoy.

Nine Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Nine Women Appointed to New Faculty Positions

The nine women taking on new faculty roles are Beverly McIver, Stacy Reischman Fletcher, Codrina Popescu, Jung Eun Lee, Claire Max, Jennifer R. Grandis, Ellen Weber, Theresa A. Johnson, and Susan Schneider.

University of Mississippi Offers New Program in Sexuality Studies

University of Mississippi Offers New Program in Sexuality Studies

The University of Mississippi’s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is the first institution of higher education in the state to offer a sexuality emphasis in a gender studies minor program. The Isom Center is named after the university’s first woman faculty member.

New Posts in Higher Education Administration for 14 Women

New Posts in Higher Education Administration for 14 Women

The appointees are Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Patricia S. Smith, Belkis Torres-Capeles, Cecilia Rivera, Jennifer Seal, Nevada Winrow, Cindy Claycomb, Stacy Strauss, Jenny Tate, Jin Liu, Joyce Wilkerson, Carol Dillon Kissal, Kim Spang, and Angel Mason.

In Memoriam: Anna Bethel Young, 1918-2014

In Memoriam: Anna Bethel Young, 1918-2014

After graduating from Temple University in 1946, Dr. Young became one of the first African American teachers in the public school system in Philadelphia. She later taught at Temple University and several other institutions of higher learning.

Phoebe Haddon Named Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Phoebe Haddon Named Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Since 2009 Dr. Haddon has been dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. Before becoming dean in 2009, Haddon served on the faculty at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Temple University Facing Title IX Probe

Temple University Facing Title IX Probe

The Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education has informed Temple University in Philadelphia that it has launched a Title IX investigation of the university’s athletic programs. Recently, the university announced the elimination of five men’s and two women’s varsity sports.

In Cutting Athletic Programs, Temple University Addresses Title IX Issues

In Cutting Athletic Programs, Temple University Addresses Title IX Issues

Temple University has announced the elimination of seven varsity sports teams. Five men’s teams and two women’s teams will be eliminated. The women’s teams facing the axe are in softball and rowing.

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positons

Five Women Appointed to Dean Positons

The new deans at Heather Coltman at Florida Atlantic University, Nevada Winrow at Baltimore City Community College, Laura Siminoff at Temple University, Melisaa Harwood-Rom at the University of Arkansas and Joanna Masingila at Syracuse University.

President of the College of Saint Benedict Announces Her Retirement

President of the College of Saint Benedict Announces Her Retirement

MaryAnn Baenninger, the 14th president of the College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, will leave her post on June 30, 2014. When Dr. Baenninger leaves office, she will have served as president for 10 years. She holds a Ph.D. from Temple University.

Temple University Study Will Determine If Mothers' Dieting Behavior Impacts Their Children

Temple University Study Will Determine If Mothers’ Dieting Behavior Impacts Their Children

Researchers will be exploring whether working directly with mothers to help them eat better and take care of themselves will have a trickle-down effect on their preteen and teenage children, perhaps preventing future obesity among these children.

Concetta Stewart to Lead Mercy College

Concetta Stewart to Lead Mercy College

Since 2012, Dr. Stewart has been serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Previously, she was dean and professor in the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute and is the former dean of the School of Communication and Theater at Temple University.

Phoebe Haddon to Step Down as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

Phoebe Haddon to Step Down as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

Haddon was selected as dean of the nation’s third-oldest law school in 2009 after serving for 25 years on the faculty of the Temple University School of law in Philadelphia. After a one-year sabbatical, she will return to serve on the law school’s faculty.

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Ten Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The ten women in new posts are Cindy Glavas, Charmaine Hack, Linda A.D. Bub, Ingrid Stolzel, Laurie Koehler, Lori Hendricks, Karen Clarke, Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Pam Peter and Marcy Carsey.

In Memoriam: Happy Craven Fernandez, 1938-2013

In Memoriam: Happy Craven Fernandez, 1938-2013

She served for 18 years as a professor at Temple University. After an unsuccessful run for mayor of Philadelphia, she was appointed president of the Moore College of Art and Design.

New Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

New 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.

Temple Researcher Aims to Determine If Sleep Deprivation Impacts Post-Partum Weight Gain

Temple Researcher Aims to Determine If Sleep Deprivation Impacts Post-Partum Weight Gain

Sharon Herring, an assistant professor of medicine at Temple University, is conducting research funded by the Doris Duke Foundation.

Ann Weaver Hart to Be the Next President of the University of Arizona

Ann Weaver Hart to Be the Next President of the University of Arizona

She was announced as the only finalist with a final vote by the board scheduled for next week.

Renee Hobbs to Lead New School of Communication at the University of Rhode Island

Renee Hobbs to Lead New School of Communication at the University of Rhode Island

She is currently a professor of communications at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Temple University President to Step Down

Temple University President to Step Down

Ann Weaver Hart has served for six years as the first woman president of the university.

Temple University President Honored for Her Efforts to Promote International Education

Temple University President Honored for Her Efforts to Promote International Education

Ann Weaver Hart is honored by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

A New Dean at Sam Houston State University

A New Dean at Sam Houston State University

Roberta Sloan has been teaching at Temple University in Philadelphia.

A Wealth of New Administrative Appointments

A Wealth of New Administrative Appointments

Here is news of 11 women who have been named to important posts in higher education administration.