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United States Aquaculture Society Presents Distinguished Service Award to Rebecca Lochmann

United States Aquaculture Society Presents Distinguished Service Award to Rebecca Lochmann

Dr. Lochmann has served as a professor of aquaculture and fisheries at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff for the past three decades. She was honored for her leadership and contributions to research, education, and extension efforts in the field of aquaculture.

American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Recognizes Katrina Mealey for Outstanding Research Achievements

American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Recognizes Katrina Mealey for Outstanding Research Achievements

Katrina Mealey has been awarded the Faculty Achievement in Research Award from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. She is known for discovering mutations in the MDR1 gene in dogs and cats.

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.

Texas A&M Professor Jennifer Griffith Recognized for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Texas A&M Professor Jennifer Griffith Recognized for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

“Witnessing undergraduate students realize their passion and love for the field of public health has been and continues to be the most rewarding aspect of my career,” said Dr. Griffith, a professor in the department of health policy and management in the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University.

New Faculty Positions for Seven Women Scholars

New Faculty Positions for Seven Women Scholars

Appointments include Anna Harris at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Natalie Manginsay at Mississippi State University, Carly Camplain at Lehigh University, Deanna Sellnow at Clemson University, Laura Smithers at the University of Nevada Reno, Jennifer Newsome Martin at the University of Notre Dame, and Frances Liger at Texas A&M University

Rice University Psychologist Michelle Hebl Wins Advancing Women in Leadership Award

Rice University Psychologist Michelle Hebl Wins Advancing Women in Leadership Award

Michelle “Mikki” Hebl, the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychological Sciences and professor in the Jones Graduate School of Business ar Rice University in Houston, Texas, is the 2023 recipient of the Advancing Women in Leadership Award from the Academy of Management.

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Higher Education

Six Women Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Higher Education

The six women scholars who are taking on new duties are Preeti Sivasankar at Purdue University in Indiana, Stefanie Johnson at the University of Colorado Boulder, Lynda Gardner at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Lorann Stallones of Colorado State University, Kim Dooley at Texas A&M University, and Laurie Cutting a Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Lina Bernaola to Become the First Latina President of the Entomology Society of America

Lina Bernaola to Become the First Latina President of the Entomology Society of America

A native of Lima, Peru, Dr. Bernaola’s research focuses on pests that prey on rice crops in Texas. Broadly, her research seeks to identify and develop sustainable and cost-effective management programs for insect pests of rice.

Cynthia E. Devers Will Be the Next Editor-in-Chief of the <em>Journal of Management</em>

Cynthia E. Devers Will Be the Next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management

Cynthia E. Devers is the R.B. Pamplin Professor of Management in the School of Business at Virginian Polytechnic Institute and State University. Before joining Virginia Tech in the fall of 2022, Dr. Devers served as Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor in Business and was associate head in the department of management at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M University Study Finds Exercise Can Help Fight Breast Cancer

Texas A&M University Study Finds Exercise Can Help Fight Breast Cancer

A new study led by researchers at Texas A&M University finds that a currently unspecified factor released during exercise suppresses signaling within breast cancer cells, which reduces tumor growth and can even kill the cancerous cells.

Texas A&M University College of Dentistry Has Selected Lily Garcia as Its New Dean

Texas A&M University College of Dentistry Has Selected Lily Garcia as Its New Dean

Dr. Garcia currently serves as dean and professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. Prior to UNLV, she served as associate dean for education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, as well as other leadership roles – division head and department chair at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and department chair at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Texas A&M University Examines Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence Targeting Women Politicians

Texas A&M University Examines Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence Targeting Women Politicians

The report asserts that technology-facilitated gender-based violence threatens democracy by normalizing gendered abuse and spreading disinformation to discourage women from participating in the political process and delegitimizing female politicians in the eyes of voters. While there is a space for women in politics, it is not a safe one,” the report states.

Four American Women Share Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

Four American Women Share Best Book Award From the American Political Science Association

The four women sharing the American Political Science Foundation book prize are Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon of Texas A&M University, Alice J. Kang of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Valerie J. Hoekstra and Miki Caul Kittilson, both at Arizona State University.

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Three Women Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Thelathia “Nikki” Young was appointed vice president for institutional equity and access at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. Emanuela Kucik was named faculty fellow for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Annie McGowan is the new vice president in the Office of Diversity at Texas A&M University.

Banishing the Stereotype That Women Do Not Perform Well in College-Level Physics

Banishing the Stereotype That Women Do Not Perform Well in College-Level Physics

Researchers at Texas A&M University gathered data from 10,000 students over the course of 10 years. All students had taken introductory physics courses, of which exam scores and final averages were analyzed. According to the data, there was no evidence that female students performed worse in these specific courses.

Texas A&M University Has Announced the Leader of Its New Campus in Fort Worth

Texas A&M University Has Announced the Leader of Its New Campus in Fort Worth

Kim McCuistion is currently dean of the Fort Worth campus of Tarleton State University. She joined Tarleton in 2018 as chief of staff after 11 years with Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

The First Woman President of Portland Community College in Oregon

The First Woman President of Portland Community College in Oregon

Adrien Bennings has been serving as president at Kellogg Community College, one of 28 community colleges in the state of Michigan. Earlier, she was the vice president of administration and finance and chief financial officer at Clovis Community College in New Mexico.

In Memoriam: Marilyn Faye Marek Schroer, 1956-2022

In Memoriam: Marilyn Faye Marek Schroer, 1956-2022

Dr. Schroer taught for four years at the University of Texas at Arlington. After marrying, she moved to South Carolina and worked as a skills enhancement coordinator at Piedmont Technical College while raising a family. In 1999, she joined the psychology faculty at Newbury College and taught there for 20 years.

Jennifer Evans-Crowley Named President of the University of Texas at Arlington

Jennifer Evans-Crowley Named President of the University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Evans-Crowley has been serving as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of North Texas. Earlier, she was a member of the faculty at Ohio State University. She served there as vice provost for capital planning and regional campuses, associate dean for academic affairs and administration in the College of Engineering, and department chair and professor in the department of city and regional planning.

Study Finds Women Patients Were More Likely to Die After Surgery If Their Surgeon Was a Man

Study Finds Women Patients Were More Likely to Die After Surgery If Their Surgeon Was a Man

Researchers analyzed data on 1,320,108 patients who had surgeries between 2007 and 2019. In more than half of these cases, the sex of the surgeon was different than the sex of the patient. The vast majority of these cases were male surgeons operating on women patients. The results showed that women who had male surgeons were more likely to die, experience readmission, or complication within 30-days following surgery than women who had a woman surgeon.

Karen Butler-Purry Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools for Leadership in Graduate Education

Karen Butler-Purry Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools for Leadership in Graduate Education

Karen Butler-Purry, associate provost and dean of the Graduate and Professional School at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Debra Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education by the Council of Graduate Schools. She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering.

Texas Southern University in Houston Names Lesia L. Crumpton as Its Next President

Texas Southern University in Houston Names Lesia L. Crumpton as Its Next President

Since 2019, Dr. Crumpton-Youung has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She also was a tenured full professor inf the department of industrial and systems engineering in the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering.

The School Science and Mathematics Association Names Its Next Leader

The School Science and Mathematics Association Names Its Next Leader

Margaret Mohr-Schroeder is a professor of STEM Education and associate dean for clinical preparation and partnerships in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. Her term as president of the School Science and Mathematics Association will begin in 2022.

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Rice University Scholar Honored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis

Marina Vannucci is the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Vannucci, who has taught at Rice Univerity since 2007, also holds an adjunct appointment in biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Texas A&M University Study Finds No Gender Gap in Success in Physics Courses

Texas A&M University Study Finds No Gender Gap in Success in Physics Courses

The researchers analyzed both the midterm exam scores and final grades of more than 10,000 Texas A&M students in physics courses over a 10-year period. They found no evidence that male students outperformed women students in these courses.

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

M. Katherine Banks Chosen to Lead the Flagship Campus of Texas A&M University

Dr. Banks currently is dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M. She also is vice chancellor of engineering and national laboratories for the A&M System — a title she will retain. Before coming to Texas A&M in 2012, she was chair of the department of civil engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Four Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Jackie Rees Ulmer will be the next dean of the College of Business at Ohio University and Amy Waer was appointed dean of the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Robin Carter was named dean of College of Health and Human Services at Sacramento State University and Lynda Coon was appointed interim library dean at the University of Arkansas.

Brandeis University in Massachusetts Appoints Carol Fierke as Provost

Brandeis University in Massachusetts Appoints Carol Fierke as Provost

Since 2017, Dr. Fierke has been provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University. She also holds professorships in chemistry and biochemistry and has been conducting research on COVID-19. Prior to arriving at Texas A&M, Dr. Fierke spent much of her career at the University of Michigan.

Texas Woman's University Announces New Book Series on Women Leaders

Texas Woman’s University Announces New Book Series on Women Leaders

The TWU Book Series — Pioneering Women: Women Who Blazed Trails and Women Who Lead — has been developed in coordination with Texas A&M Press. The university aims to publish two books a year in the series.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Eight Women to Administrative Positions

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

Kristin Sobolik Is the New Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Kristin Sobolik Is the New Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Sobolik has served as interim chancellor since last September. Before being named interim chancellor last fall, Dr. Sobolik served as provost and executive vice chancellor at the St. Louis campus since 2017. In 2013, she was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Nations That Allow Exploitation of Women in the Home Also Tend to Have Unstable Governments

Nations That Allow Exploitation of Women in the Home Also Tend to Have Unstable Governments

A new book by women scholars at Texas A&m University and Brigham Young University finds that countries that exploit women within the household have governments that are far more unstable. These countries end up with far worse governments, demographics, economic performance, environmental preservation, and health outcomes.

Factors That Impact Women's Careers After They Take Extended Leave

Factors That Impact Women’s Careers After They Take Extended Leave

A new review, coauthored by Jia Wang, a professor of educational administration and human resource development at Texas A&M University, has identified five factors that can affect a woman’s career after leaving the workforce for a period of time.

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities in Higher Education

Nine Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Responsibilities 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.

In Memoriam: Mary Ruth Patranella, 1920-2020

In Memoriam: Mary Ruth Patranella, 1920-2020

In 1939, Mary Ruth Patranella began her career at Texas A&M University at age 19 in the basement of the college’s poultry house, where she counted eggs for $2 a day. She retired from the university 61 years later at the age of 90.