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In Memoriam: Ann Oliva Boudreaux Metzinger, 1932-2022

In Memoriam: Ann Oliva Boudreaux Metzinger, 1932-2022

in 1967 Dr. Metzinger joined the faculty of the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine with a dual appointment at the Tulane University School of Medicine in maternal-fetal health. She taught at the university for 42 years.

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

A Trio of Women Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Positions

Thre three women scholars appointed to endowed positions are Elaine Ying Wang in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Kimberly Gramm at Tulane University in New Orleans, and Gwendolyn Scott-Jones of Delaware State University.

Explaining the High-Level of Educational Attainment of Jewish Girls

Explaining the High-Level of Educational Attainment of Jewish Girls

A new study led by Ilana Horwitz, an assistant professor in the department of Jewish studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, finds that girls raised by Jewish parents are 23 percentage points more likely to graduate from college than girls with a non-Jewish upbringing even after accounting for their parents’ socioeconomic status.

Archives of Best-Selling Author Anne Rice Now Available to Researchers at Tulane University

Archives of Best-Selling Author Anne Rice Now Available to Researchers at Tulane University

Anne Rice, who passed away in December 2021, wrote 38 novels across eight series, scripts, plays, and lyrics for multimedia projects. Her bestselling gothic and supernatural fiction includes The Vampire Chronicles and The Lives of the Mayfair Witches, which have sold millions of copies internationally.

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz of the University of Rochester Wins Poetry Translation Award

Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, is sharing the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, which recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English.

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Fordham University in New York Appoints Its First Woman President in Its 181-Year History

Tania Tetlow has served as president of Loyola New Orleans since August 2018. Prior to being named president of Loyola, she was senior vice president and chief of staff at Tulane University from 2015 to 2018. She is a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Andrea Talentino Will Be the Next President of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Andrea Talentino Will Be the Next President of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois

Dr. Talentino currently serves as provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Before arriving at Nazareth, Dr. Talentino served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University in Vermont. Prior to that, she was an associate dean at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She also has served on the faculty at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Geological Society of America Bestows Award on Tulane University's Cynthia Ebinger

Geological Society of America Bestows Award on Tulane University’s Cynthia Ebinger

Cynthia Ebinger, a professor in the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering, has won the 2021 George P. Woollard Award from the Geological Society of America. The award honors Professor Ebinger’s “outstanding contributions to geology through the application of the principles and techniques of geophysics.”

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of Eight Women to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of 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.

Nicole Gasparini of Tulane University in New Orleans Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Nicole Gasparini of Tulane University in New Orleans Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Dr. Gasparini will receive the Marguerite T. Williams Award. which is presented annually and recognizes significant contributions to research and community-building by a mid-career scientist in the field of earth and planetary surface processes.

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Pamela Whitten Will Be the First Woman President of Indiana University

Dr. Whitten has served as president of Kennesaw State University in Georgia since 2018. From 2014 to 2018, she was provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Dr. Whitten was dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

Tulane University Scholars Develop the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

Tulane University Scholars Develop the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

While the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online guide was made with online learning in mind, it can be applied to physical classrooms as well as virtual ones.

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eleven Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

The Women's Prison Project at Tulane University Wins Award From the American College of Trial Lawyers

The Women’s Prison Project at Tulane University Wins Award From the American College of Trial Lawyers

The Women’s Prison Project is a collaboration between the Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice clinics at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. It focuses on providing legal representation to domestic violence survivors charged or imprisoned after killing an abuser or for having committed crimes under an abuser’s coercion or duress.

New Assignments for Six Women Scholars In Higher Education

New Assignments for Six Women Scholars In Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Anneliese A. Singh at Tulane University in New Orleans, Stefani Gomez at Cedar Crest College in Allentown Pennsylvania, Debra Cohn at Indiana University, Norma Guerra at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Sara Connolly at the University of Illinois, and Cassandra Moseley at the University of Oregon.

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Eight Women at American 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: Marjorie Silbermann Cowen, 1941-2019

In Memoriam: Marjorie Silbermann Cowen, 1941-2019

Majorie Cowen had a 16-year career as an administrator and development officer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, before becoming senior advisor to the president for external affairs at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The eight women appointed to dean posts are Oya Tukel at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Lee Skinner at Tulane, Karen Richardson at Princeton, Janet Lohmann at Bowdoin College, Lisa Garcia Bedolla at the University of California, Berkeley, Leslie Grinage at Barnard College, Glenda M. Prime at Morgan State, and Debra Zeifman at Vassar College.

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Four Universities

Women Appointed to Dean Positions at Four Universities

The new deans are Kimberly Mutcherson at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, Hannah Carter at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Linda Kern at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, and Kimberly Foster at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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.

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.

Fourteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Fourteen Women Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Eleven Women Faculty or Administrators in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

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

Anneliese Singh Elected President of the Society of Counseling Psychology

Anneliese Singh Elected President of the Society of Counseling Psychology

Dr. Singh is the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. Additionally, she is a professor of counseling in the human services department. Dr. Singh will begin her term as president in January.

Notable Honors or Awards for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

Notable Honors or Awards for Nine Women at Colleges and Universities

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

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Pamela Whitten Chosen as the Next Leader of Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Since 2014, Dr. Whitten has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Tulane's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University in New Orleans, will receive the fiction award at the 83rd Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award ceremony in Cleveland this September. She is the only woman to win two National Book Awards.

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four Women With Academic Affiliations Nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Four of five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction this year are women with current affiliations at American universities: Samantha Hunt of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Achy Obejas of Mills College in Oakland, Joan Silber of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and Jesmyn Ward of Tulane University in New Orleans.

A Shocking Report on Sexual Assault at Tulane University in New Orleans

A Shocking Report on Sexual Assault at Tulane University in New Orleans

More than 40 percent of undergraduate women students at Tulane University who responded to the survey reported that they had been victims of sexual assault since coming to campus. Some 24 percent of undergraduate women respondents reported that they had been raped.

Two Women Academics Win National Book Awards

Two Women Academics Win National Book Awards

Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, won the National Book Award in fiction and Masha Gessen won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Gessen is the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy at Amherst College.

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard, who teaches in the Africana studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, is being honored for her debut novel The Talented Ribkins, the story of an African American family whose members have unique superpowers.

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

In Memoriam: Hope H. Glidden, 1945-2017

Hope Glidden was a professor of French and Francophone studies at Syracuse University in New York. She joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 2010 after teaching at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Negative Campaign Attacks May Hurt Women Candidates More Than Their Male Counterparts

Negative Campaign Attacks May Hurt Women Candidates More Than Their Male Counterparts

A new study by political scientists at West Virginia University and Tulane University in New Orleans, finds that negative campaign advertisements tended to do more damage to women candidates, particularly Democrats, than to male candidates.

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences

Professor Jennifer Grotz Is the First Woman Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Dr. Grotz is a professor in the department of English at the University of Rochester. Professor Grotz attended the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in 1995 and has returned every year since, except for one. She joined the staff of the organization in 1997 and was named assistant director in 2005.