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Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

Three Women Scholars to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

The Southern Regional Council in conjunction with the University of Georgia, Piedmont College and the Georgia Center for the Book have announced three winners of the 2019 Lillian Smith Book Awards. The three winners are all women with current academic affiliations: Rachel Devlin, Virginia Eubanks, and Vanessa Siddle Walker.

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Columbia University Acquires the Papers of American Author Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis currently serves as a professor of creative writing at the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. She previously served as the Lillian Vernon Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University.

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson Appointed President of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson Appointed President of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Since 2012, Dr. Pehrsson has been serving as dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Central Michigan University. Earlier, she served on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Oregon State University and Sam Houston State University in Texas.

Christine Siegel Appointed Provost at Fairfield University in Connecticut

Christine Siegel Appointed Provost at Fairfield University in Connecticut

Since January 2017, Christine Siegel has served as interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. She joined the faculty at Fairfield University in 2005 as an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.

Three Women Appointed to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

Three Women Appointed to Distinguished Professorships at the State University of New York

The three women named to Distinguished Professorships at SUNY are Lina M. Obeid at Stony Brook University, Jean H. Quataert at Binghamton University, and JoEllen Welsh at the University at Albany.

Retiring SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces Her Future Plans

Retiring SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Announces Her Future Plans

Dr. Zimpher will become a senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and serve as a professor in the School of Education and as a chief adviser to the president of the University at Albany. Dr. Zimpher will also direct the new Center for Education Pipeline Systems Change.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Scholar Wins Best Book Award

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Scholar Wins Best Book Award

Nancy Rankie Shelton, a professor of education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, received the 2016 Best Book Award for the memoir of her 35-year relationship with her husband and their six-month battle against her husband’s lung cancer.

Yale's Alanna Schepartz Is the New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal <em>Biochemistry</em>

Yale’s Alanna Schepartz Is the New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Biochemistry

Professor Schepartz’s research focuses on understanding how macromolecular interactions control sophisticated biological processes such as information transfer, intracellular trafficking, and compartmentalization.

In Memoriam: Nancy Kinnersley, 1944-2016

In Memoriam: Nancy Kinnersley, 1944-2016

Nancy Kinnersley was associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Kansas. She taught at the university for 27 years and served as president of the Faculty Senate.

A Pair of Women Administrators Announce Their Retirements

A Pair of Women Administrators Announce Their Retirements

Susan D. Phillips, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University at Albany of the State University of New York system, and Norma Carr, the director of athletics at Salt Lake Community College in Utah, have announced they will retire later this year.

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight Women Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The women taking on new assignments are Jan Bond, Leanne Wirkkula, Margaret Wagner Dahl, Jacqueline A. Faulkner, Margaret Dimond, Lori Baker-Lloyd, Rachel Fleck, and Carla Lupi

College President Takes on a Less Demanding Role

College President Takes on a Less Demanding Role

Ann Marie Murray is retiring this month as president of Herkimer County Community College in New York but will stay in higher education with a post in academic program development in the provost’s office of the University at Albany.

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Two Women Among the Four Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sona Karentz Andrews of the Oregon University Systems and Susan D. Phillips of the University at Albany are among the contenders.