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In Memoriam: Susan Alison Wagner, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Susan Alison Wagner, 1950-2016

Dr. Wagner joined the faculty at Texas A&M University as a lecturer in 1977. She remained on the faculty at the university until retiring as an associate professor of kinesiology in February 2016.

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

In Memoriam: Bettye Lois Grigsby, 1966-2016

Dr. Grigsby was an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She also served as chair of the department of leadership and policy analysis and was chair of the doctorate of education in educational leadership program at the university.

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

Grants or Gifts Relating to Women in Higher Education

This week’s news of grants and gifts that may be of particular interest to women in higher education.

Michelle Rae Hebl Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Michelle Rae Hebl Wins the $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Dr. Hebl is the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology at Rice University in Houston. She will receive a $250,000 prize and visiting professorship at Baylor University during the Spring 2017 semester.

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

The Inaugural Winner of the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award From the Morris Animal Foundation

Kathryn M. Meurs is a professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. The award will fund her research on canine mitral valve disease, the most common cause of heart disease in dogs.

Study Finds Significant Rise in Incidents of Rape on Days When a University's Football Team Plays

Study Finds Significant Rise in Incidents of Rape on Days When a University’s Football Team Plays

The data shows that the number of reported rapes increase by 28 percent on days when the university’s football team has a game. When the university football team plays at home, the number of rapes increase by 41 percent.

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

The six women faculty members are Mia Levy at Vanderbilt University, Cris Mayo at West Virginia University, Annalisa Piccorelli at the University of Wyoming, Wendy R. Boswell at Texas A&M University, Verity Harte at Yale University, and Linda Moneyham at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The women academics receiving honors are Katherine L. Knight of Loyola University, Robin Coste Lewis of the University of Southern California, Susan Forster of the Yale School of Medicine, Marcia Ory of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Marie Hvidsten of North Dakota State University and Jody Donovan of Colorado State University.

Study Finds Girls Do Better Academically When Their Teachers Are Women

Study Finds Girls Do Better Academically When Their Teachers Are Women

A new study led by researchers at Texas A&M University finds that girls in Korean middle schools with women teachers scored significantly higher on assessment measures than girls who had male teachers. Korean schools were chosen for the study because all students are assigned classes randomly and not tracked by past academic results.

In Memoriam: Heather Ann Hostetler, 1973-2015

In Memoriam: Heather Ann Hostetler, 1973-2015

Dr. Hostetler was an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She had recently been promoted and granted tenure.

Nine Women Faculty Members Take on New Roles

Nine Women Faculty Members Take on New Roles

The nine women scholars in new posts are Ishita Mukerji at Wesleyan, Lida E. Maxwell at Trinity College, Elizabeth Castelli at Barnard College, Margaret S. Clark at Yale, Caroline Elkins at Harvard, Deborah Vischak at Princeton, Constance W. Ziemian at Bucknell, Jane Parrish at Mississippi State, and Christina Kan at Texas A&M.

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts at College and Universities

Four Women Appointed to Dean Posts at College and Universities

The four new deans are Meigan C. Aronson at Texas A&M University, Rebecca Zukowski at Resurrection University in Chicago, Mitzi Montoya at Oregon State University, and Cheryl A. Parks at Simmons College in Boston.

New Deans Announced at Six Colleges and Universities

New Deans Announced at Six Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Pamela R. Matthews at Texas A&M University, Sydney Richardson at Salem College, Meera Komarraju at Southern Illinois University, Anne Helmreich at Texas Christian University, Judith Stoddart at Michigan State University and Claudine Gay at Harvard University.

New Faculty Posts for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

New Faculty Posts for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

The women who have been appointed to new faculty positions are Catherine C. Eckel, Beth Bailey, Angie Maxwell, Hee Oh, Marilyn L. Flynn, Lesley Irvine, Collin Roesler, Robin Buell, and Kathleen A. Jamison.

New Women Deans at Five Universities

New Women Deans at Five Universities

The five women in new dean posts are Kelly M. Smith at the University of Kentucky, Donna Rapaccioli at Fordham University, Joyce Alexander at Texas A&M University, Gwendolyn Mahon at Rutgers University, and Joanna Masingila at Syracuse University.

The First Woman to Lead the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

The First Woman to Lead the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

Alyssa Marie Michalke of Schulenburg, Texas, will take over as Commander of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University at the end of the spring semester. She will be the first woman to the lead the Corps of Cadets its 139-year history.

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

Ten Women in New Administrative Posts at American Universities

The women appointed to new posts are Mary W. Helmick, Marquita Chamblee, Barbara A. Chesler, Mary Ann Fitzpatrick, Amy Hook, Michelle Toews, Therese McDevitt, BayLee Long, Sharrika Adams, and Amanda Woodward.

Cynthia Teniente-Matson Appointed President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Cynthia Teniente-Matson Appointed President of Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Dr. Teniente-Matson will serve as interim president until the board of regents can finalize her appointment in February. She has been serving as vice president for administration and chief financial officer at California State University, Fresno.

Eileen Hoffman Named President-Elect of the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union

Eileen Hoffman Named President-Elect of the Ocean Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union

Eileen E. Hoffman is a professor of ocean, earth, and atmospheric sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been on the faculty at Old Dominion since 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 1995.

New Teaching Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Five Women

New Teaching Assignments at Colleges and Universities for Five Women

The women in new teaching roles are Heather Wilson-Robles at Texas A&M University, Sevin Yildiz at Barnard College, Tanjala S. Purnell at Johns Hopkins University, Meredith Steele at Virginia Tech, and Jennifer Borton at Hamilton College.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio President to Take on a New Assignment

Texas A&M University-San Antonio President to Take on a New Assignment

Maria Hernandez Ferrier, the inaugural president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, has announced that she will leave her post on December 31, 2014 in order to become director of development and Mexico relations for the Texas A&M System.

Three Women With Ties to U.S. Universities Named Fellows of AMS International

Three Women With Ties to U.S. Universities Named Fellows of AMS International

The American Society for Metals was founded in 1913. Now known as ASM International, the society is the world’s largest association of metals-focused materials scientists and engineers. Four of the its 26 new fellows are women, three of whom hold current affiliations with American universities.

Seven Women Named to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

Seven Women Named to New Faculty Posts at Major Universities

The appointees are Huyla Eraslan at Rice, Wendy Freeman at the University of Chicago, Carolyn Cannon at Texas A&M, Susan Kern at the College of William and Mary, Naminata Diabate at Cornell, Geraldine Knatz at the University of Southern California, and Nancy McGehee at Virginia Tech.

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Margaret Clark, a professor of psychology at Yale, Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, a civil engineer at Lafayette College, Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford, and Libo Shan, a plant molecular biologist at Texas A&M University.

Five Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

Five Women Who Are Taking on New Faculty Roles

The women in new teaching posts are Marilyn Morris of the University at Buffalo, Mahsa Kazempour at Penn State, Ruihong Huang at Texas A&M University, Margaret Greenwald at Wayne State University and Francesca Cavallo at the University of New Mexico.

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Sixteen Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The appointees are Pamela Walker, Donna Stewart, Jennifer Seal, Cynthia Noyes, Myra Blanco, Kimberly Luce, Sherry J. Yennello, Mia Henry, Susan Salvador, Terry Bumgardner, Gina Crabtree, Tommye Lou Davis, Pauline Entin, Calandra Waters Lake, Saleha Suleman, and Elizabeth Caldwell.

The Gender Gap in Engineering Bachelor's Degrees Is Widening

The Gender Gap in Engineering Bachelor’s Degrees Is Widening

A report from the American Society for Engineering Education shows that in 2004 women earned 20.3 percent of all bachelor’s degree awarded in engineering. By 2012, the percentage had dropped to 18.9 percent.

Princeton University Hires Three Women as Full Professors

Princeton University Hires Three Women as Full Professors

Judith Hamera was named professor of dance and Ilyana Kuziemko was appointed professor of economics, both effective on July 1. Jhumpa Lahiri was named professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. She will not join the Princeton faculty until July 2015.

Nine Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

Nine Women in Academia Honored With Notable Awards

The recipients of these major national awards are: Maria Rosario Araneta, Meena Kumari, Kelly Drew, Mary Rogus, Alva Ferdinand, Sarah Holterhoff, Paula Agudelo, Elizabeth H. Maples, and Melody Bianchetto.

Prestigious Honors for Four Women in Academia

Prestigious Honors for Four Women in Academia

The honorees are Rebecca Roesner of Illinois Wesleyan University, Karen L. Wooley of Texas A&M University, Krista Harrell of the University of South Alabama, and Beverly J. Warren who will soon become president of Kent State University in Ohio.

Three Women in New Teaching Roles

Three Women in New Teaching Roles

Robin Autenrieth was named chair of the department of civil engineering at Texas A&M University. Kathy Brown has joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee and Elise Boxer is a new assistant professor at the University of South Dakota.

Thirteen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Thirteen Women Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Michele T. Villinski, Karen Ely Sanders, Valerie Taylor, Deborah M. McCreery, Monica Terrell Leach, Kimberly Andrews Espy, Patricia H. Cronin, Yvonne Harris, Huapei Chen, Deborah L. Sheely, Bethany Pace, Mollie Marcoux, and Susan J. Wilson.

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Awards

Six Women Scholars Receive Notable Awards

The winners are Hannah Sanghee Park of USC, Kathy Lee Heuston of Austin Peay State, Alicia Dewey of Biola University, Sylvia Barack Fishman of Brandeis, Donna Shalala of the University of Miami, and Diana Lados of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Three Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Three Women Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

The three women who have been appointed to named professorships are Kristin Boudreau at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Helen Reed at the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, and Cheryl Kerfeld at Michigan State University.

Awards Bestowed on Seven Women Faculty Members

Awards Bestowed on Seven Women Faculty Members

The honorees are Lara Pudwell of Valparaiso University, Nancy Amato of Texas A&M, Elizabeth Gerber of Northwestern, Cecilia Graham of the University of Alabama Birmingham, Linda Gottfredson of the University of Delaware, Elizabeth Jones of the University of Nebraska, and Luisa Igloria of Old Dominion University.